New Music

“Coconut” by Archie Bronson Outfit – Album Review

A great album is one that you can play on repeat for a month on end with out getting the urge to toss it out the window. London trio, the Archie Bronson Outfit did just that with their forthcoming album “Coconut.” Set for release today, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, this will be their third album […]

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Hot Musician Alert: Meaghan Smith at The Hotel Cafe – Live Photos and Video

As I was updating our weekly recommended concert listings, I came across Meaghan Smith and her show at The Hotel Cafe. While listening to her tunes, I was totally enamored with her classic, 40s style sound. It was truly something endearing. The child of a piano-teacher mother and a bass-playing father, Smith devoured old musicals […]

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“Animals in Bloom” by Big Light – Album Review

Photo: Jay Blakesberg For a debut album, Big Light has an impressive shine, polish and cohesion on their rock infused, “Animals in Bloom.” The San Francisco foursome blends a mix of trendy rock with elements of psychedelic, folk and even pop. Taking inspiration from bands such as My Morning Jacket and Wilco, they capture elements […]

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Lykke Li Premieres New Video for “Possibility” in Celebration of her 24th Birthday Today!

Our favorite Swedish songbird, Lykke Li has released a new video today in celebration of her 24th birthday! The video is for the delicately gloomy piano ballad “Possibility,” her contribution to last year’s “Twilight: New Moon” soundtrack. Shot in classic black and white it’s a dark beauty. Check it out! Photo: Daniel Jackson

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“Big Echo” by The Morning Benders – Album Review

These kids seriously look like they’re barely of legal age but perform as though they’ve been doing it for decades. San Francisco’s latest indie sensation, The Morning Benders, are winning the musical hearts of indie snobs everywhere with their sophomore effort “Big Echo.” Their new album and Rough Trade debut is one of the most […]

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“The Courage of Others” by Midlake – Album Review

Denton, Texas-based Midlake’s brand of lo-fi music could definitely fall into the psych-folk category, with a sound touched by Laurel Canyon’s days of lore. The band’s newest record, “The Courage of Others,” picks up where 2006’s excellent “Trials of Van Occupanther” left off, but finds Midlake stripping away the synthesizers to create a sound that […]

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“One Life Stand” by Hot Chip – Album Review

Let’s stop for a moment and consider the art of keeping it real. Many claim to do it, few actually do. Hot Chip keeps it fucking real and you only need to look to their latest album, “One Life Stand” to see that. There’s something old school about keeping your album to ten tracks, and […]

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“American Ghetto” by Portugal. The Man – Album Review and Stream

Listening to “American Ghetto,” the brain categorizes sounds and rhythms heard by referencing them against other bands and sounds heard before, but it isn’t long before it’s apparent that nothing quite fits for Portugal. The Man. Because the band creates an intriguing blend of snyth-laden ambience, delicate vocals, beautiful harmonies, and inspiring lyrics that pull […]

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The Runaways Original Film Trailer Released

Check it out! “The Runaways ” trailer is now up! So fuckin badass, so fuckin sexy and so fuckin rock ‘n roll … I can not wait for this flick. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in “The Runaways,” the music-fueled, coming of age story of the groundbreaking, all […]

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Dan Auerbach Performs “Goin’ Home” at the SIRIUS Studios – Song Featured in “Up in the Air”

I remember while watching the Oscar nominated film “Up in the Air” in the theatres, I was totally stoked to hear one of my favorite musicians, Dan Auerbach playing through the soundtrack. Check out Auerbach below perform at the SIRIUS Studios “Goin’ Home” from his solo debut album “Keep It Hid.” He is accompanied by […]

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