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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Smith Westerns Touring with Wilco

written by: Matt Flint on February 8, 2011

First, let’s talk about how good Dye it Blonde is. Pretty good, right? And good for Smith Westerns! With this awesome sophomore release, 2011 is already shaping up to be a great year for these dudes. But now, they are also going on tour opening for Wilco. Wilco! Smith Westerns will be opening for them […]

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Daneilson are Throwing a Partay

written by: Matt Flint on February 7, 2011

All-around good guy Daniel Smith (AKA a lot of other things, but most recently Danielson), is the best at making fun-sounding but still extremely sincere and heart-felt tunes. The most recent, from his forthcoming record The Best of Gloucester County, is called “People’s Partay.” To coincide with this track, and to promote a community of […]

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13 & God Working on a New Album

written by: Matt Flint on February 3, 2011

I guess six years isn’t that long to wait. It’s hard to believe that is when 13 & God released their self-titled debut. There hasn’t really been anything since then that has sounded quite like it. The combination of The Notwist, Themselves and Subtle somehow forms a musical style that is equal parts each, but […]

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The White Stripes Broke Up

written by: Matt Flint on February 2, 2011

I’m a little surprised that The White Stripes lasted this long. They are a good band, and have released some seriously great tunes, but, honestly, how long can a two-piece rock duo who rely so heavily on their coordinated wardrobe last? The band announced today that they are calling it quits. And it’s sad in […]

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