New Music

“Libraries” by The Love Language – Album Review

Last year, The Love Language’s self-titled release led us to believe they were after a piece of The Strokes market share. With “Libraries,” The Love Language ensures us that any Strokes connection was purely coincidental, and that The Love Language and The Strokes just, maybe, shared a few influences. That’s all. This time out, the […]

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Yeasayer Release Weird New Video for “Madder Red” Starring Kristen Bell

Yeasayer loves to keep it weird. The boys have teamed up with with renowned artist and video maker Andreas Nilsson (MGMT, Fever Ray, Moby, José González) for the release of their new video for “Madder Red.” Starring the cute and sexy actress Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Burlesque), the new video is totally fuckin’ […]

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“Alive As You Are” by Darker My Love – Album Review

Since 2004, one of the leading purveyors of revivalist psych rock, Darker My Love, have succeeded in a delivery that gives the ever-cited era an added and welcome spice. Cosmic reverb and thick gloomy haze were key features on their ’06 self-titled debut whereas sophomore effort “2” was supported by a chunky, guitar-led Brit rock […]

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New Screaming Females Video: “I Don’t Mind it” and FREE MP3 Download

Not too much thrashin’ and “screaming” going on in the new Screaming Females video “I Don’t Mind It.” Regardless, it’s a pretty sweet tune with a catchy melody and funky artwork through out. Check out the video for yourself below and download the FREE mp3 for “I Don’t Mind It” while you’re at it! Free […]

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“On the Ones and Threes” by Versus – Album Review

For all the talk of “greatness” and “perfection” that floats around when the topic turns to the music of Versus, the topic doesn’t turn that way all too often.  In the annals of jangly nineties indie rock; Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Sonic Youth are the medalists, and Versus also ran.  They were robbed.  Now […]

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“So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite” by Dreamend – Album Review

Looking at the title of Dreamend’s new album, and adding the knowledge that it was lyrically inspired by the writings of a serial killer, the last you’d expect is the accompanying tunes to be lush, light and almost happy. This unexpected juxtaposition of upbeat music against very dark-themed lyrics makes “So I Ate Myself, Bite […]

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“Fortress” by Miniature Tigers – Album Review

Photo: Wei Shi “Rock & Roll Mountain Troll,” “Egyptian Robe,” “Lolita,” “Coyote Enchantment” these are the names of my favorite things …  and also titles of songs on the new Miniature Tigers album “Fortress.” The album starts with the magical tingly sounds of the song “Mansion of Misery”… damn this is some happy go lucky […]

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“Release Me” by The Like – Album Review

With the digital music revolution and crate digging at an all-time high, it is safe to say that almost any new band is derivative. In fact, it is probably safe to argue that all music is derivative in nature, but there is a not-so-fine-line between derivative and a straight cop. The latter rarely being successful […]

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“The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire – Album Review

When critics throw around terms such as “perfect,” “unbelievable” and “classic,” call me a cynic, but my eyebrow instantly raises in a questioning manner. The standards for which to call an album any of those words are so subjective, it’s hard to reconcile in my brain calling any modern musical tunes these trumped up titles. […]

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Hot Band Alert: “Pink Graffiti” by Secret Cities – Album Review

When terms like “dream pop” get thrown around, usually it draws the mind to synth-y airy music that still has a catchiness about it. Layered and elaborate this pop can often get so swept up in experimentation and its own psychedelic haze that it becomes mundane without some hallucinogenic drug trance on the listener. Yet, […]

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