Yellow Ostrich Release “The Shakedown” Video

Barsuk Records is excited to release the video for Yellow Ostrich’s “The Shakedown,” off the band’s sophomore full-length, Strange Land. Directed by the band, the clip premiered via NYLON today. Singer/guitarist Alex Schaaf described the making of the video: “We made this video ourselves in Michael’s basement.  With no budget and minimal gear, we explored the

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Q&A with Raggi of Of Monsters and Men


As we’ve written about over the past few months, Of Monsters and Men are one of the breakout new bands of 2012. During their first proper U.S. tour, they’ve sold out almost every venue they’ve played and their song “Little Talks” has been on radio stations everywhere. Before they played their last show of their

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New Video From Deep Sea Arcade


Check out the video for “Girls” from Deep Sea Arcade. BPM loves the song and video and wrote that it’s an “amazing summer jam.” They’ve been seeing a ton of great responses for this song, John Richards at KEXP has been saying they’re his new favorite band, and Surviving the Golden Age wrote that the song “reminds me of something

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BEFORE THEIR EYES’ “Redemption” Makes Impressive Debut On Billboard’s Heatseeker’s Chart


HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 4, INCLUDES STOP AT BLED FEST Findlay, OH post hardcore act Before Their Eyes had an impressive debut week with Redemption, their first album since 2010’s Untouchable (Rise Records). The new LP which was released  March 27, landed at #29 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, as well as at #10 on the Alternative New Artists

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Greg Laswell Announces Tour Dates and Album Release


Greg Laswell Announces North American Spring Tour Dates   In Support of New Album “Landline” to be Released on April 24   Producer, singer, songwriter Greg Laswell announces his 2012 Spring tour. Laswell’s dates begin on May 15 on the East Coast before heading out across North America to the West Coast and circling back

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SXSW: Saturday Day


Today I decided to go against what I normal instincts and actually go the industry/member of the press route. Usually I prefer shows that are for the fans rather then industry folk, but I made an exception for Mr. Justin Townes Earle. He is nowhere close to being “new” on the music scene but he

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