Odd Future on MTV

written by: Matt Flint on February 25, 2011

Tyler The Creator says “I’m a fuckin’ unicorn” like six times in this video. After killing it on Jimmy Fallon and getting all kinds of internet famous, Odd Future appeared on MTV, as they get followed around Philly. I don’t quite know how to feel about the huge success of a group who is expressing so […]

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TV on the Radio band portrait

New TV On The Radio Song

written by: Matt Flint on February 24, 2011

Sure, TV On The Radio, you can just unassumingly put out this new song and pretend it is not super mind blowing. These guys are so consistently awesome, and it looks like they are showing no signs of discontinuing this trend. “Will Do” is the first we have heard from the band’s forthcoming Nine Types of […]

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Every Pop Song Together at Last

written by: Matt Flint on February 23, 2011

Have you ever wanted to listen to every Number One pop song from the beginning of time up until 1993? No? Too bad! This exists and there is no way to un-exist it. There’s only a couple seconds of every song, so the fact that this entire compilation is 72 minutes is pretty intense. Listen […]

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Stream Lykke Li’s Wounded Rhymes

written by: Matt Flint on February 22, 2011

Swedish songstress Lykke Li is gearing up to release her followup to her awesome 2008 debut Youth Novels. The new record is called Wounded Rhymes and comes out one week from today. But as Radiohead have already proven, a week is a really long time to wait for something.  So now we can stream Wounded […]

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Radiohead Drop Album Early!

written by: Matt Flint on February 18, 2011

It’s like, “We’re releasing an album and you can listen to it in a week.” And then it’s like, “PSYCHE! LISTEN TO IT A DAY EARLIER THAN YOU THOUGHT!” These guys. Always catering to my impatience. Since you pre-ordered the record (you better’ve pre-ordered the record), you can download it here. The full, glorious double […]

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Amazing Guest Stars on Portlandia

written by: Matt Flint on February 17, 2011

If you haven’t seen Portlandia yet, you are probably watching TV wrong. The Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein sketch show is amazing, and on point in satirizing hipster culture. You could easily replace Portland with Brooklyn or any hip neighborhood in any major city. On the upcoming episode titled Blunderbuss, some big name Portland-based musicians drop by. […]

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Ponytail Album Teaser

written by: Matt Flint on February 16, 2011

I used to think “No Parents No Rules” was the best mantra ever. But Ponytail may have me beat with “Do Whatever You Want All The Time.” An on top of coming up with the new phrase that I will be repeating every morning when I wake up, Ponytail seem to be brewing up some […]

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Theophilus London played Letterman

written by: Matt Flint on February 15, 2011

Theophilus London’s new Lovers Holiday EP is his most cohesive release to date. The first proper release following a string of stellar mixtapes, the EP captures a beautiful moment of 80s nostalgia packaged with on-point lyrics by the Brooklyn MC. The fact that Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara drops by on the track “Why […]

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New tUnE-yArDs Track: “Bizness”

written by: Matt Flint on February 14, 2011

We are all still really stoked about Arcade Fire being named America’s best record. We are all still eagerly anticipated the new Radiohead album coming out Saturday that we just paid $50 to pre-order. It has truly been a big day for indie music getting cred in the mainstream. But under the radar (just kidding, […]

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Weezer Doing…Insurance Commercials?

written by: Matt Flint on February 11, 2011

High school me is so pissed right now. The indignity of “selling out” and making music explicitly for use in an insurance ad. Weezer put out this new song/jingle “Like a Good Neighbor (State Farm is There).” And while high school me is shunning the band for giving in to the corporate machine, 2011 me […]

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James Blake covers Joni Mitchell

written by: Matt Flint on February 10, 2011

James Blake is the poster boy for sweet indie jams in 2011. His self-titled debut LP is out now and is amazing. It’s hard to say if he is giving indie music soul cred or giving soul music indie cred. Probably both. But definitely great either way. He recently dropped by the BBC, and part […]

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The Strokes band portrait for new single

New Strokes Single

written by: Matt Flint on February 9, 2011

Finally! The boys have still got it. Listen to the first single from the band’s upcoming Angles record, called “Under the Cover of Darkness.” And with this song, we are right back on board with thinking rock and roll is alive and well and embodied by The Strokes.

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