Everyone is Really Excited About The New Strokes Album

written by: Matt Flint on January 19, 2011

The new Strokes album is tentatively going to be titled Angles and is going to come out March 22. And have you guys been on the internet lately? It is all over this new record! Apparently the title refers to the input that every member is offering on this record. Or the different “angles” on […]

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Pavement on Ace of Cakes

written by: Matt Flint on January 18, 2011

On Thursday, Food Network will air the episode of Ace of Cakes where the alt crew presents their Pavement-inspired cake to Pavement themselves. Pretty sweet! (Get it. Cake. Sugar. Sweet…) The cake was to commemorate the band’s reunion last year, and I bet it was delicious! You can watch a preview of the episode over […]

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Cults and Magic Kids Touring Together

written by: Matt Flint on January 17, 2011

In 2010, both Cults and Magic Kids came out of nowhere and released amazing indie pop gems. The Magic Kids hit us in the form of the 1960s-inspired Memphis while Cults got noticed (and signed to Columbia records!) for a killer three-song 7”. And now! The two bands are teaming up for a tour this spring. Good vibes […]

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Five Underrated Albums of 2010

written by: Chris Favata on January 17, 2011

I focused on five albums that received substantial press, even positive reviews, but did not rank as high on year-end lists as I thought they deserved (if they made lists at all.)

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Listen to New Songs from Mister Heavenly

written by: Matt Flint on January 15, 2011

Mister Heavenly is a collaboration between Nick Diamonds of Islands/The Unicorns and Honus Honus of Man Man. I’m not really sure much more needs to be said to entice anyone into listening to their music. How about adding Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse to the equation? Billed as doom-wop (doo-wop + doomed love songs), the […]

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Tomboy has a Release Date

written by: Matt Flint on January 14, 2011

Tomboy, Panda Bear’s followup to 2007’s amazing Person Pitch at long last has a release date. So in case you were worried about a lack of amazing music coming out in 2011 (you weren’t.) you can now worry no longer. Open up your calendars right now and write down April 19. That’s the day that Noah […]

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Middle Brother – “Me Me Me” Video & Tour Dates

written by: Andy Keil on January 13, 2011

Only good things can happen when members of Dawes, Deer Tick and Delta Spirit come together to form an indie-folk ‘supergroup.’ Middle Brother is made up of John McCauley of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit. With each of their respective bands on a break from touring, Middle Brother […]

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Dan Deacon scoring Coppola film

written by: Matt Flint on January 13, 2011

I’m usually watching Willow on mute and listening to Bromst. But now I get the chance to watch Val Kilmer on screen with a real life score by Dan Deacon. Finally! Kilmer will be starring in the upcoming Francis Ford Coppola flick Twixt Now and Sunrise. Deacon recently said that he is trying to do more artisticly-minded work, […]

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The Measure [SA] Portrait from Notes

The Measure [SA] calls it quits

written by: David B. Anthony on January 12, 2011

I don’t know what it is about New Jersey’s pop-punk bands, but they have a way of breaking my fucking heart. First it was The Ergs!. They released some of the best new school pop-punk during their tenure – Drockrockcorkrod and Jersey’s Best Prancers are both essential records – and called it quits when they […]

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Five Records You May Have Missed in 2010

written by: David B. Anthony on January 12, 2011

I’m sure you’re as sick of year-end lists as I am. You’ve seen countless lists giving praise to The National, Arcade Fire and the like. Not to take away from what those bands achieved – those albums are pretty damn good – but what’s the point in me carrying-on when everything that could be said already has been? […]

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“Killin’ the Vibe”

written by: Matt Flint on January 12, 2011

As I’m writing this, I’m trapped under a mound of snow. (It’s probably really bad for me to have a computer down here with me.) But luckily I have a bunch of chill summer beach tunes to listen to until everything thaws and it is warm weather again. This version “Killin’ the Vibe” is a […]

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