New track from The Forms’ Derealization

written by: Matt Flint on January 11, 2011

I’m calling it now. The star-studded EP Derealization by The Forms, coming out in February, will be one of the standout releases of 2011. This is going to be the record where people – fans and music publications alike – will take notice of this band who has been releasing (slowly but surely) solid music […]

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New Deerhoof video for “Super Duper Rescue Heads!”

written by: Matt Flint on January 10, 2011

A friend of mine recently said that Deerhoof is the only live band left. Apparently they are a pretty great music video band too. This video for the song “Super Duper Rescue Heads!” proves at least one of those two statements is true. The band’s forthcoming album is titled Deerhoof vs. Evil. In this song, […]

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Come in we're open | Pop 'stache v1.1

Pop ‘stache is back with version 1.1

written by: Pop's 'stache on January 10, 2011

Gee whiz,  it feels good to be back. In our downtime, we completely overhauled the back end of the website. On top of all that coding, we spruced up the site’s interface to make it easier to navigate. If you have any feedback, please post it in the comments. Thanks for growing with us.

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Pop 'stache Launch Party

Pop ‘stache Launch Party

written by: Pop's 'stache on January 9, 2011

On November 8, 2010, Pop ‘stache was born. On November 20, 2010, we celebrated with a night of Goose Island kegs, a ton of great people, and the best in Chicago music: The Sometimes Family, Carbon Tigers, Netherfriends, and Dead Sheriff along with DJs Jacob Marley and DJ Speed. Thanks to Matt Avignone, Lenny Gilmore, Matt […]

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Notorious B.I.G. case reopened

written by: Matt Flint on January 7, 2011

There’s talk of re-editing classics like Huckleberry Finn. So it seems like digging up old issues is pretty chic right now.

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New Destroyer video for “Kaputt”

written by: Matt Flint on January 6, 2011

Whether you’re a sniffling nose kid, a hallucinating desert-roamer or a flying whale, you just can’t catch a break in the video for “Kaputt.” The title track from Destroyer’s new album is smooth with Kenny G-style sax and sexiness. I can’t help but feel bad for all the dreams that get shattered in this video, […]

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Decemberists album streaming on NPR

written by: Matt Flint on January 5, 2011

I am glad the Decemberists took a bit of a break. It’s been about three years since their last proper release studio effort The Hazards of Love. And now after getting some time away from them, letting their old records digest, we can go back to remembering why we liked these guys to begin with. […]

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Björk’s now making iPad music too

written by: Matt Flint on January 4, 2011

Remember when the iPad came out and the big news about it was how lame the name was? I think people have gotten beyond that now. With Gorillaz releasing an album that Damon Albarn recorded solely on an iPad, with Moog developing its own app, and with so many artists willing to embrace anything new […]

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Best Coast and Wavves releasing a split 7″

written by: Matt Flint on January 3, 2011

Bethany Cosentino and Nathan Williams and their cat (and album cover star), Snacks, provided some of the most darling indie pop moments of 2010. They’re like the indie stoner rock power couple who, even if you don’t really like their music, you kind of want to hang out with them. So it just kind of […]

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Das Racist Are Not Joking, Just Joking

written by: Matt Flint on December 22, 2010

The group have announced a contest asking people to remix “Hahahaha JK?” a standout jam from the second of their two releases this year, Sit Down, Man. The original track has a great Boi 1da-produced beat composed of the theme to “Days of Our Lives,” which in itself is maybe a joke, maybe not? Plus, you’ve got great and clever lyrics to work with – about Four Lokos, Rockfort tees, Dwight Schrute and a few bars where Heems and Victor are just listing snack foods.

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Total Ghost New Futures EP album cover

How Real Can A Fake Band Get?

written by: Matt Flint on December 14, 2010

Total ghost aren’t a fictional band the way, say, The Monkees were a fictional band. Or even the way that a modern fictional band like Gorillaz are. They have taken the fake band idea and totally ran with it, taking the internet and probably soon the world by storm. Bictor and Chon hit the ground […]

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Jean-Eric dance portrait