Tag Archives: Musical ensemble

LCD Soundsystem Giving Farewell Concert in NYC

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It's the end of an era as LCD Soundsystem confirms an April 2 extravaganza at New York City's Madison Square Garden that will be both its first time headlining the storied arena and the final, definitive and ultimate LCD Soundsystem live show.

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Band of Horses: ‘Infinite Arms’ Album Review


Band of Horses has been, for me, one of those bands that I liked, but never really got into in depth.  They’ve always been kind of “The Shins Lite” for me, with Ben Bridwell‘s vocals settling somewhere in between James Mercer‘s whine and Built to Spill‘s Doug Martsch‘s lazy warble.  Sure, “The First Song” is on the tracklist of my ...

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Oberhofer Announces US Dates With Here We Go Magic, Bear In Heaven


When your songs are too big to be contained: form a band. Maybe call it after your family name because you like the way it sounds (sh*t, if it worked for Bon Jovi then who’s to argue). Record those songs in the basement of your parents house in Tacoma. When that burns down, shake it off and move to New ...

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Klaxons Premiere “Echoes” Video


Here is the official video for “Echoes” from the Klaxons.  “Echoes” is a single from their forthcoming, cat in space covered album Surfing The Void. Check out the video for “Echoes” below. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFUIYbDUHbM&feature=player_embedded

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Everything Everything Premieres “Schoolin’(Games Remix)” On Pitchfork

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Recently we chirped about an up and coming band called Everything Everything.  They recently released a video for their single, “Schoolin”. “Schoolin” is the first single to be taken from their recently completed, David Kosten co-produced debut album (title tbc) due for release in August. It seems set to be the breakthrough debut album of 2010. Everything Everything – “Schoolin” from ...

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An Alternative Music Workout?

Workout Music

I went to high school in Indiana–and ran track every spring. Given that it was too cold to run in the winter, the first day of practice usually meant being blissfully unaware of how out of shape I’d gotten. And a week of all around soreness would follow. Given that this is my first column here, I’ve not a clue ...

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Kings Go Forth Release New Single, Announce Tour Dates

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The American music underground is having what you might call a Kings Go Forth moment. Need proof? Over the past year, their seven inch singles set the soul blogs swooning and became instant collectors items. Legendary producer Tom Moulton called them to remix one of their songs. DJ Shadow’s playing them too. “Imaginary soul superstar” Mingering Mike is doing their album ...

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Cloudland Canyon Premiere Debut Single “Mothlight Part 2″ On Stereogum


A riddle for our times: When exactly did it become “bad” or “cause for dismissal” when a band releases a record that explores a style disparate from what preceded it? Coming out of the gate in the early part of this decade as an all-things-not-Panthers outlet for Kip Uhlhorn, that band’s guitarist (and former guitarist/vocalist for those legends of deregulated ...

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