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Dan Deacon video keeps it weird

written by: Matt Flint on May 11, 2011

What do you really expect from Dan Deacon? I will almost be shocked if his Francis Cord Coppola score he’s creating isn’t absolutely bonkers. But here, he gives us a 17-minute weirdo short film titled Hilvarenbeek. It was made, much like his previous Ultimate Reality, in collaboration with artist  Jimmy Joe Roche. I would say it’s best […]

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Music video: Battles “Ice Cream”

written by: Matt Flint on May 9, 2011

Battles have a new record coming out. It’s called Gloss Dropand comes out June 7. This video for the album track “Ice Cream” is sort of a great introduction to the band, if you haven’t familiarized yourself with them yet. It is a combination of various things that are all weird, but weird for different […]

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Dam-Funk remixed Ariel Pink

written by: Matt Flint on May 4, 2011

I wish this is what Ariel Pink always sounded like. With Dam-Funk taking the reigns on Pink’s “Fright Night (Nevermore)”from last year’s Before Today, the song moves a little more and relies less on the bored lyrical delivery. What I’m hoping for is that Dam-Funk and Ariel Pink will take this as an opportunity to create […]

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New Washed Out “Eyes Be Closed”

written by: Matt Flint on May 2, 2011

Washed Out: Rarely has an artist’s chosen stage name been such a good descriptor of the sound they make. These tunes are drenched in synthy reverb and left in the sun to marinate and fade just slightly. Ernest Green has a new record coming out next month on Sub Pop called Within and Without, and […]

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Lollapalooza Lineup Announced

written by: Matt Flint on April 26, 2011

At midnight, Lollapalooza announced the full lineup for their summer festival. And, oh boy, the summer festival scene this summer is looking pretty great. First Pitchfork blew us away and now Lolla is in the running for most raddest. Not quite as out there and diverse as Pitchfork, but still a solid lineup. Lollapalooza 2011 […]

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New Fucked Up: “Ship of Fools”

written by: Matt Flint on April 25, 2011

Fucked Up’s epic David Comes to Life is quickly becoming one of the most hotly anticipated records of this year. And for good reason. Remember when you first heard The Chemistry of Common Life? These guys are proving that you can still make intelligent, emotional heavy music without being cheesy and have a huge appeal […]

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New Bon Iver Info and Tracklist

written by: Matt Flint on April 20, 2011

We have confirmation! This is the cover for the new self-titled Bon Iver record coming in June. According to Pitchfork: Vernon and brother Nate recorded and mixed the album over a three-year period at a former veterinarian’s clinic in Wisconsin. Regular Vernon collaborators Sean Carey, Mike Noyce, and Matt McCaughan play, sing, and contributed production […]

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Happy Halloween pumpkin butt

About Arcade Fire’s Light Up Balls

written by: Matt Flint on April 18, 2011

If you are like me and didn’t make the pilgrimage to California for Coachella, you lived pseudo-vicariously through your twitter feed this weekend. And after Arcade Fire’s set everyone was blowing up (get it?) about the light up balloons they dropped on the crowd. An avalanche of light-up beach balls, part of a continuing art […]

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Record Store Day 2011

List your purchases Record Store Day ’11

written by: Andy Keil on April 18, 2011

Now that the dust has settled from Record Store Day 2011 (the biggest one yet,) it’s time to take a look at everything you scored. Some choose to navigate the slew of limited edition singles, while others go for the bigger ticket album re-releases and almost everyone walks away happy (as long as you got […]

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Is this New Bon Iver Material?

written by: Matt Flint on April 15, 2011

Justin Vernon, while he has kept busy with Volcano Choir and GAYNGS, allegedly has a new Bon Iver record coming out in June. On the Bon Iver website yesterday, this video popped up of a minute of vocal-less music and woodsy imagery. Could this be a sampling of the new record? Sounds good to us! […]

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