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New Video: “Down By The Water” by The Drums

We’ve been listening to their self-titled debut album for quite some time now and totally dig on their fusion of 50s and 60s pop gems amongst other aural delights. With that sweet and classic boy band/girl group sound from yesteryear, The Drums have released a new video for their song “Down By The Water.” For […]

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New Video: Arcade Fire’s Interactive Video for “We Used to Wait”

Now this is something very different and totally cool. Arcade Fire is getting innovative and with the technological times with their new interactive video for “We Used to Wait.” The short film was created by Chris Milk using HTML5. That’s nerd talk for the latest and greatest way of presenting content on the Internet. This […]

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“Minotaur” by The Clientele – EP Review

Incepted in 1997, Britain’s The Clientele has always successfully combined its influences into a tasteful form of pop music that has over the years been equal parts melancholy, wistful and cerebral. Its latest EP, “Minotaur,” finds the band in top form from its Byrds-esque title track to spoken word “The Green Man,” the latter of […]

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“Pickin’ Up the Pieces” by Fitz and the Tantrums – Album Review

You know, the organ is an instrument just not heard very often on pop albums these days. And then what’s this? No guitar?!? While this may sound like a bad polka album in the making, Fitz and the Tantrums have a style that doesn’t require the typical pop instrumentation and styling. Their throwback 60s soulful […]

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New Video: “Barricade” by Interpol

We’re less than a couple weeks away from the release of Interpol’s highly anticipated self-titled new album. Coming your way September 7 via Matador, hype up the excitement with their cool new video for “Barricade,” directed by Moh Azima.  Also, presale for Interpol’s show at the Fox Theater in Pomona started today and ends at […]

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New Video: “Post Acid” by Wavves

We covered their totally intimate record release show for “King of the Beach” at the late Madame Wong’s a few weeks ago, and now the San Diego garage punks, Wavves, has delivered a pretty sweet video for “Post Acid.” It’s  a pretty wild scene with some aliens, skateboarding and even a cameo by MTV VJ […]

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“That’s How We Burn” by Jaill – Album Review

Sub Pop’s post-grunge resurgence seems to be rooted in finding good jangly pop bands from a particular geographical location and signing them to a deal – take a look at some of its roster beginning with The Shins (Albuquerque) until you get to, say, Avi Buffalo (Long Beach, Calif.). The label’s Milwaukee discovery, Jaill, fits […]

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“Rivers” by Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Album Review

With only the knowledge that Wildbirds & Peacedrums is a Swedish husband and wife duo, thoughts of a death metal White Stripes popped in my mind. Then learning that “Rivers” was originally two vinyl EP releases, now combined to one album, I became skeptical that this could be any good. Hodgepodge death metal duo might […]

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Skateboarding: Gravis Release Short Film About Dylan Rieder

Gravis Footwear has put together a cool short film about their pro rider, model, bad boy-extraordinaire: Dylan Rieder. The vid also has some sweet songs up int the soundtrack featuring: Cass McCombs, Graham Nash and Native Baron. Directed by Greg Hunt the DVD of Dylan’s part will be available late August. Click here for more […]

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Fitz & The Tantrums Release New Video for “MoneyGrabber”

Hot on the heels of the release of their highly anticipated debut LP, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” Fitz & The Tantrums have also released a funky new video for their hit single “MoneyGrabber!” Peep the sweet video below and get your groove on! Also, Fitz & The Tantrums are playing a FREE show tonight at […]

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