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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Javelin Announces Nationwide Tour With Sleigh Bells


Releases Limited Edition Javelin and Javelin 2 12”s Digitally Brooklyn-based beat makers Javelin will embark on a coast to coast tour with Sleigh Bells, including a headlining NYC date at Brooklyn Bowl. The group recently returned to SXSW this year for a week of mesmerizing sets, earning them Flavorpill‘s ’SXSW favorite discoveries.‘ The site praised their sweat-inducing sets and ability

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival


America’s oldest performing arts center, BAM, is gearing up to host what may be Brooklyn’s most refined, intellectually stimulating music festival: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival. Running from May 3-5, the festival is curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner, and features a lineup of many of their collaborators and friends. It’s a good

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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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Artist of the Week: FIDLAR


Punk rock has always been about two things: simplicity and keeping it real. When the first bands busted out of New York City in the late ‘70s and Southern California in the early ‘80s, they made sure regardless of their future stature, to never lose sight of what punk music is about. The latest of

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Releases “Hysterical” Video, Confirms Spring Tour


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is excited to release the video for “Hysterical,” the titular track off their latest album. Their first-ever official music video, the Kris Moyes directed “Hysterical” was premiered via MTV.com and was featured on MTV2′s “120 Minutes.” Hysterical from CYHSY on Vimeo. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah also confirmed a spring tour, which takes them

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An Interview with RACES


The Los Angeles-based sextet, RACES, had a great 2011, which found the band signing with French Kiss Records, playing numerous shows in its hometown, and geared up for a record release. But last year was just a push for what the indie-folk outfit has in store in 2012. Not only is the six-piece’s debut full-length,

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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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