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Sharon Van Etten Peels Away The Layers For “New Stage” Series At The Chapel

Sharon Van Etten Peels Away The Layers For “New Stage”...

30 July 2014

San Francisco - Hearing a favorite artist or band perform a stripped-down or acoustic set is a rare thrill.  When it does happen, it...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly...

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And...

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone....

Features

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

30 July 2014

Los Angeles - Fresh off a European tour that included shows with Kings of Leon and Neil Young and performances at numerous festivals, including British Summer Time in Hyde Park, The Last Internationale will perform at U.S. festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 2), the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento,...

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

28 July 2014

New York - Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. “LESSER OCEANS” – which includes the new single, “Arrows” featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis – arrives everywhere on October 14th.  “LESSER OCEANS” is available for pre-sale beginning today (see below), with all...

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

27 July 2014

New York -  Bleachers' debut hit single "I Wanna Get Better" hits #1* at Alt radio after only 20 weeks on the chart and is the #3 Greatest Gainer. Since its launch in February "I Wanna Get Better" has sold over 200 thousand singles and streamed over 4 million times;...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band melds punk, funk, house, and hip-hop on the irresistible How Do You Feel? EP.  Back in 2011, the band sprung onto the scene...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone. Primarily instrumental, with only a line or two of vocals, it introduces the themes of change and interpersonal relationships. The album isn’t simply...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapman (drums) released their debut, When I Was Younger, off of Descendant Records. A lengthy fourteen tracks long, the album...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, "Blast", earlier this month, in conjunction...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions....

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Caitlin Rose just released an incredible cover of The National's single, "Pink Rabbits." In an exclusive interview with ELLE, Caitlin said "this song creeped up on me in the same way the band did. It was something I'd heard and enjoyed on several occasions. To sort of know something is great before it resonates with you, then all of a sudden it's...

10 Questions with Ideals

Published in Interviews
Friday, 10 February 2012 11:30
Ideals are a conundrum. On the one hand you have their debut EP that so many thought would launch them into the stratosphere are Britain's answer to the Killers. On the other you have this return to what made Britain the musical epicenter of the post punk revival in the early to mid eighties. Do bands that don't want to align themselves in the tr...

Ideals - Let Your Anger Leave You - Intruder Records

Published in Album Reviews
Monday, 06 February 2012 01:19
Ideals were originally called It’s a Trap, which is a great name for Star Wars or Family Guy fan boys, but for everyone else leaves them wondering what the band might be referring to. As Ideals they’ve released a brand new seven song EP entitledLet Your Anger Leave You that is guitar centric, much more melodic and has a heavier sound than their p...

Having a Good Time With North Highlands

Published in Interviews
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 21:23
North Highlands, named after the hometown of singer Brenda Malvini, is a Brooklyn-based band made up of transplants. Guitarist Mike Barron, drummer Jasper Berg, bassist Andy Kasperbauer, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Stewart are all from elsewhere, but their band bases them in Brooklyn. They’ve had a good year, with the recording of their firs...

Northside Festival Highlights

Published in Festivals
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:00
The dust has settled from the 4-day whirlwind of music that was Northside Festival, but what an amazing whirlwind it was. There was music just about everywhere, spilling into the street from bars, some people literally playing on a street corner (not part of Northside, but street bands always pop up during festivals), and some great bigger bands ...

Stetson Brings A New History Onto The Scene

Published in Album Reviews
Sunday, 09 January 2011 15:00
Montreal-based jazz musician Colin Stetson is one of the few artists in his genre that is able to play music elegantly, yet can retain a rock n roll edge to his sound. The horn player possesses exquisite skill and genre-defying creativity that make his second solo record, New History Warfare Vol. 2 so unique and a must listen for fans of all genr...