So… M83 were in this Victoria’s Secret ad

written by: Matt Flint on November 1, 2011

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the amazing new record by M83. It’s huge, cinematic, retro-but-not-in-a-kitschy-way, and expertly written and executed. So, of course Victoria’s Secret tapped into that synthy well to use “Midnight City” as the music for their newest commercial. Some hipster ad exec probably just slipped this in, and his boss had heard […]

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Beirut were on Fallon

written by: Matt Flint on October 25, 2011

It’s so great to see Zach Condon looking like he is having a blast. Too often when someone gets pinned as a “wunderkind” early on it makes them want to come off as overly serious or take a sharp turn from what they gained notice for in the first place. But with Beirut, Condon has […]

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R.I.P. Mikey Welsh

written by: Matt Flint on October 9, 2011

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh passed away yesterday in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune: Welsh, 40, was found unresponsive on the floor after failing to check out of his room at the Raffaello Hotel in the 200 block of East Delaware Place at 1 p.m. Saturday, according toChicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.  […]

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New fun. featuring Janelle Monáe: “We Are Young”

written by: Matt Flint on September 20, 2011

fun. are a good time band. Their first album Aim and Ignite proved that they are committed to and capable of writing to the point, catchy, and…well…fun songs. They have a new album coming out and today they premiered a new song called “We Are Young,” which features Janelle Monáe. I don’t know, because I […]

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Das Racist have a new record and video

written by: Matt Flint on September 9, 2011

Relax is going to be the end of summer/back to school/autumnal/forever jam record of this year. Earlier this week, Das Racist premiered it exclusively on Spotify, and today it is available on iTunes. It is an expertly crafted follow up to the previous mixtapes released by the group, and a great proper first album. Clever […]

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Music video: Justice “Audio, Video, Disco”

written by: Matt Flint on September 6, 2011

There’s just something nice about knowing that there is always some fun dance music to grasp onto. Justice will probably always be here to give us this. Over the holiday weekend (a holiday that I guess Justice don’t celebrate since they’re not from America), they gave us this new jam “Audio, Video, Disco.” Immediately following […]

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Willie Nelson + Coldplay + Chipotle

written by: Matt Flint on August 30, 2011

I know in my head that Willie Nelson, Coldplay and Chipotle are all things that exist in the world. Even things that a lot of people like in the world. But put them all in a sentence together and my brain sort of shuts down. But then you watch this Chipotle commercial and it all…sort […]

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Music video: Total Ghost “Space Station”

written by: Matt Flint on August 22, 2011

Forget Wicker Park. Forget Williamsburg. Forget…I don’t really know what the hip neighborhoods in other cities are. But space is the new hotness for up and coming bands. Total Ghost, the dudes who brought you “Happy Birthday For You Person” and who basically refuse to let the joke go, made a video for their song “Space […]

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Trailer for the new Wilco album

written by: Matt Flint on August 15, 2011

I recently re-watched I Am Trying to Break  Your Heart on Netflix, so my admiration for how much effort Wilco put into a record is fresh in my mind. The way they dissect every single aspect of every song. The way Jeff Tweedy takes control. The way they rock in the studio. The band’s upcoming […]

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