New Music

Statement From Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine: Call to Boycott Arizona

Soundstrike Press Conference. Los Angeles, CA July 21, 2010 Good morning, my name is Zack de la Rocha I’m the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. Welcome to everyone here. Friday July 23rd is a very important day for us, for a couple of reasons. One because it will be the first concert that […]

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Outside Lands Announces DJ Lineup and Offers Free iTunes Sampler

Photo: Alex King At last year’s Outside Lands we found ourselves sweating our asses off in the Heineken DJ tent to Miguel Migs entire set. It was the most fun I had dancing at a music festival in a long time. This year Outside Lands brings you the Inspire by Heineken tent featuring some of […]

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Hot New Music: “Dan Sartain Lives” by Dan Sartain – Album Review

Visions of swilling whisky on a simmering hot day sitting on a porch with cowboy boots tapping are conjured at moments of Dan Sartain’s latest. Other moments lend towards the beatnik beats of the ‘60s with an undeniable swinging swaggering and attitude. Sartain sets a mood, and while it’s not modern or innovative, it’s precise […]

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“Silver Tower” by Brenda – Album Review

There are just some things you are always a sucker for no matter what. Well done, guitar-driven pop is one of mine, therefore, Brenda’s debut album “Silver Tower” was right up my ally. Reaching out with the opening track “State Lines,” which features jangly, Stephen Malkmus-esque guitars with DJ Moore’s understated yet propulsive drumming, the […]

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“Disconnect From Desire” by School of Seven Bells – Album Review

New York outfit School of Seven Bells (SVIIB ) are still one of the firmest examples of the electro-tinged, shoegaze-soaked dreampop that’s (still) permeating the blogosphere. Started as a then side-project from Benjamin Curtis of The Secret Machines and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (of On! Air! Library! if you remember), SVIIB debut “Alpinisms” […]

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FREE MP3 Download: Fitz & The Tantrums “MoneyGrabber”

I hope you all have your dancing shoes ready for Fitz & The Tantrums FREE show tomorrow with The Heavy at the Hammer Museum. I can’t stress enough what a kick ass performace Fitz & The Tantrums put on. Just check out our photos and review of their closing Spaceland residency show. It was off […]

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Hot Band Alert: Infantree (Free Album Download)

There’s a cool indie gem stowed away in the valley just waiting to explode. Back in May we caught a really great band by the name of Infantree open up for the The Besnard Lakes at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Immediately they caught our attention with their eerie psyche folk, that at times can […]

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Video: Andy Cabic of Vetiver and Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats Performing “I Must Be In a Good Place Now”

Now this some serious good listening. Could you pick a more chill, yet super cool collabo? I think not. Check out the beautiful video of Andy Cabic of Vetiver and Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats performing the Bobby Charles tune “I Must Be In a Good Place Now.” The two recorded the song in a […]

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“Disco 2” by HEALTH – Album Review

Um … HEALTH. First of all can I just say you boys are sexy. And also, which one of you wants to meet up for coffee at Chango?  Okay now that I got that out of the way in a publicly humiliating way, on to the album “Disco 2.” Dark, somber, trippy, pretty and sexy […]

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Miniature Tigers Offer Free MP3 Download and Announce Headling Tour Dates

Photo: Brandon Lee With some cooing lazy vocals driven by a fun Tetris-like electro beat, New York indie rockers, Miniature Tigers are about to explode with their new album “Fortress.” With the album coming at you July 27 by way of Modern Art Records, the boys are offering up a free download of their teaser […]

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