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7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three -- Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- 5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir --
7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three -- READ MORE
Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- READ MORE
Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- READ MORE
De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- READ MORE
The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- READ MORE
Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- READ MORE
An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- READ MORE
Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- READ MORE
Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- READ MORE
An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- READ MORE
5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- READ MORE
Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir -- READ MORE
7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

21 July 2014

Chicago – The final day of a weekend festival is always bittersweet. Even though you are exhausted, you dance and sing as if there’s...

The Sea Life  - Track Review And Interview

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

16 July 2014

Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers...

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

21 July 2014

Los Angeles - What a debut! Alvvays’ self-titled record is a 9-track, lo-fi haze that is perfect for a joyride down the coastline. The...

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Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

21 July 2014

Los Angeles - What a debut! Alvvays’ self-titled record is a 9-track, lo-fi haze that is perfect for a joyride down the coastline. The strong and sentimental indie-pop has fanciful guitar breakdowns and vocals from lead singer Molly Rankin that are so fluffy they’re almost too good...

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

21 July 2014

New York - The Black Angels are excited to announce that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the 7-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety...

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

20 July 2014

New York - Never Hungover Again is a punk rock gem and, as most great albums are, perhaps too short for how good it is.  Each song stays under the usual three minute mark, but despite its length, the record doesn’t skimp on narrative or depth. The...

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

18 July 2014

San Francisco - There is something to the age-old saying, “friends become our chosen family;” it has a certain flair that inspires all of us to appreciate and love the people we surround ourselves with.   Friends gained from work can turn out to be some of the...

Clean Bandit - "Rather Be" #32 on Hot100 Announces 1st US Headline Tour

Clean Bandit - "Rather Be" #32 on Hot100 Announces 1st US Headline Tour

17 July 2014

New York - British electronic breakout group Clean Bandit have jumped to #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their international smash single, “Rather Be” ft. Jess Glynne, and announced details of their first-ever North American headline tour. The dates (listed below) – which celebrate the group’s new debut album, New Eyes,...

Chelsea Grin’s New Studio Album Debuts At #27 On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

Chelsea Grin’s New Studio Album Debuts At #27 On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

17 July 2014

New York – Chelsea Grin’s new studio album Ashes To Ashes (released via Artery Recordings/Razor Tie) charges onto the charts this week debuting at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 10,100 albums sold in its first week of release.  This marks Chelsea Grin’s highest career charting debut and also their biggest U.S. sales week. The album...

Wooden Head by The Proper Ornaments

Wooden Head by The Proper Ornaments

16 July 2014

New York - Wooden Head is an easy album to like; with soft-spoken lyrics and melodic guitar riffs so mellow, the modern listener may go as far as to call it “chill.” However, it’s hard to speak of such an old-timey sounding record in current slang terms....

The Sea Life  - Track Review And Interview

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

16 July 2014

Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers of long-game bedroom rock, steeped in sonic dissonance and stewed in lyrical conjecturing. Armed with just enough of a catalog to appeal to...

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Album Review: The Dead Trees' WHATWAVE

Published in Album Reviews
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:29
Yes, The Dead Trees are another Los Angeles bred, skinny-jean wearing, moustache-rocking, grunge garage band hitting the local club scenes (I saw them open for The Whigs at The Troubadour back in 2009).  But, this band stays distinct thanks to their blend of East Coast influenced sound (think more gritty Strokes, less preppy Vampire Weekend)...
This Saturday, the 30th, Audiotisic is going down.  And rocking one of the four stages (The Boombox stage, to be exact) is hip-hop new kids The Cool Kids.  This Detroit/Chicago based duo will be representing that MidWest ruthlessness out in sunny SoCal.  Read after the jump to find out a little more about this group, and check out the event info:...

See The Features Rock The Satellite This Friday!

Published in Previews
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 13:47
Ok, so you've read the album review, read the interview, have seen the above picture numerous times, and by now are totally like, "THESE DUDES ARE AWESOME, I MUST IMMEDIATELY IMMERSE MY BODY IN THEIR OCEAN OF SOUND" (yes, all caps entirely necessary).  Well, as you've probably already read, they will be in Los Angeles this Friday night to play th...

A Chance Encounter With Doc Allison Leads To A Q&A

Published in Interviews
Thursday, 14 July 2011 12:43
Sometimes you uncover new music in the most obvious of places. While hunting for new material at Amoeba in Hollywood the other night, I stumbled into a conversation with Doc Allison, who just so happened to be going through CDs in order to be shipped back to the distributor. After an album recommendation by yours truly (The Power of Soul tribute ...

Thatwasthen and The Hush Rock The Troubadour

Published in Live Reviews
Sunday, 10 July 2011 22:26
This past Saturday night, I saw thatwasthen and The Hush take on the Troubadour again.  I arrived to venue under the impression that The Hush was taking the stage after thatwasthen, but as I walked in The Hush’s lead singer, Jazmine Giovanni, was winding down the set.  However, the two songs that I did catch were easily enough to remind me of the...
Okkervil River I found myself back at The Wiltern last night to check out yet another of the venue’s repeatedly rocking lineups.  On the bill for last night were NewVillager, Titus Andronicus, and Okkervil River.  So, I paid too much for parking ($15, seriously?) and headed in amongst hoards of flannelled, plaid-ed boys. ...