Listen To Passion Pit’s Remix of The Joy Formidable’s “Silent Treatment” – Band Prepares for Tour With Passion Pit


Welsh-trio The Joy Formidable have just released the Passion Pit remix of their song “Silent Treatment,” from their recently released Silent Treatment EP. Many critics noted that “Silent Treatment,” a centerpiece on the band’s acclaimed sophomore album Wolf’s Law, was a different direction for the band. Pitchfork noted, “Most Joy Formidable songs start at heart-pumping and turn up

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SXSW – Early Highlights


SXSW is electric – everywhere and we do mean each street, bar, corner, park, coffee shop, parking lot and grocery store is bursting at the seams with people indulging in good music. With the worlds best new bands taking to stages just blocks away from one another, our time in Austin has become a delightful

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Happy Monday! Allow us to help you start your week with our Mixtape #3, featuring tracks from all our Best Song nominees in the Newbie Awards, plus tracks from last week’s live review of Saskatchewan and Vensaire at Glasslands in Brooklyn, and Katrina’s favorite track from The Babies’ new album, which she reviewed. Bonus track:

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Musicfest NW Recap


When September rolls around, it’s hard not to set high expectations for MFNW. Every year I attend successfully trumps the year previous. There always seems to be better bands, more venues and community involvement. It may not be the small festival it once was, with only a handful of bands, hidden in the wilds of

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Festival Preview: Musicfest NW


The major anatomy of the summer festival circuit is well know—Coachella, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Music Festival, Lollapalooza, et al. But over the past few years Portland’s own Musicfest NW has picked up steam as one of the season’s more recognized festivals. Now in its 17th year, with over a dozen different participating venues, MFNW is considered

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Lollapalooza Day One Recap


Hot. Humid. Not A cloud in the sky. Great music. If you guessed that the city and site described was Lollapalooza in Chicago then you’re the big winner. On an idyllic day in the Windy City, some of the best new bands in music descended to Grant Park (the site of the Buckingham Fountain made

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Festival Preview: Reading & Leeds 2012


Reading and Leeds are technically the same festival, held over the same three-day weekend, with all the same bands performing across seven different stages. What’s the difference, then? Just that one is held in Reading, England, and the other is in Leeds, England. Reading is the original leg of the two, and is in fact

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Artist of the Week: Passion Pit


With electro pop en vogue at the moment, it’s easy to see why a band like Passion Pit would be on the cusp. The Cambridge, Mass.-based outfit formed in 2007 while most of the members (except for lead singer/keyboardist Michael Angelakos) attended the Berklee College of Music and since then have established themselves as one

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