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Gogol Bordello’s Raucous Brooklyn Homecoming And ‘Pure Vida Conspiracy’ Release ” Was Banging”

Gypsy-Punk sweat machines Gogol Bordello returned to their NYC stomping grounds for a wild show on the same day they released sixth album Pure Vida Conspiracy. Check out photos of … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Album Review: oOoOOWithout Your Love

So maybe there are those of you who’ve clicked on this article purely because you’ve spotted witchhouse-r Chris Dexter’s hipster recording alias, and right now you’re ready to hate-read the … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I woke Up In Another Body”: Azar Swan Share Gothy Rework Of Ace Hood’s ‘Bugatti’

Turn down. New York duo Azar Swan have come up with something a little different here, moving from their usual gothy excursions to offering a rather different take on Ace … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

E-40 Recruits Danny Brown and ScHoolboy Q For Ice-Cold Taster

Old school meets new school on this taster of E-40′s 18th (!) studio album. Following last year’s trilogy of albums under the banner of The Block Brochure, E-40 is embarking on … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lana Del Rey’s Haunting New Song ‘Black Beauty’

Summertime Sadness. This one might not last long, but it appears as if a track from Lana Del Rey‘s forthcoming sophomore album has somehow made its way into the world. … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Will Be Out In November

Has Lady Gaga been gone long enough to call this a comeback? Yes? Okay: Lady Gaga’s comeback album-slash-artsperience ARTPOP will finally be available to the public on November 11. The … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pearl Jam Announces New Album, Releases New Single

Earlier this week, Pearl Jam announced an upcoming fall tour, causing fans to speculate that the announcement of a new album was next. They were right. Lightning Bolt, the band’s … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ciara, ‘Ciara’: Track Review

Confidence is a fatal weapon; the fearlessness it conceives makes one invincible, even to one’s worst enemy. Ciara is one who exudes confidence beyond her strut. The singer stepped on … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Jumps To No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

The rapper’s sophomore album has officially sold more cumulative copies than Kanye West’s “Yeezus.”   While J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” was initially blocked from No. 1 on the Billboard 200, … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Watch Out For: Emily Mure

New York-based songstress Emily Mure delivers her self-released, self-produced and self-assured sophomore full-length Odyssey on July 30, an album of unpretentious, straight-and-true songwriting that draws from contemporary folk, acoustic country … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

London Grammar – “Metal And Dust” EP

The lightly chilled bedroom electro-pop of much-buzzed trio London Grammar is heavy on the spacious atmospherics and moody trip-hop beats, creating a relatively open stage for Hannah Reid’s rich, haunting … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Avenged Sevenfold Announces ‘Hail To The King’ Album

Rock group will play a special Hollywood show on the eve of the album release.   Avenged Sevenfold has announced that its sixth studio album, “Hail to the King,” will … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Music: Rachel Zeffira “Because” Catch The Beat!

A lovely cover of the Beatles’ Because performed by Glastonbury’s opening act, Rachel Zeffira If you’re heading down to Glastonbury then you probably should have already left by now, but … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Soundgarden Bassist Releasing Debut Solo Record in August

Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd has officially confirmed August 27 as the release date of his debut solo record “In Deep Owl.” Featuring Soundgarden stickman Matt Cameron and former Pearl Jam … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Release: Ebony Bones, Behold A Pale Horse ” I see I Say” Nice

Ebony Thomas is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Ebony began her career at the age of 12, when she was spotted by Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tich unveils ‘Obsession’ Video

Fresh from making waves with her debut hit ‘Dumb’, Tich returns this summer with her incredible new single ‘Obsession’, released 18th August on AATW / Universal. ‘Obsession’ is a punchy, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Omar Souleyman’s Dizzying Track Produced by Four Tet

U.K. producer teased Syrian singer’s song in a DJ set Four Tet keeps successfully building suspense for the upcoming album he produced for Syrian star Omar Souleyman. “Our music doesn’t … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stream Palms’ Debut LP, Dream-Metal From Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Most of Isis

Their long-awaited post-pop opus is out.   Palms is a cinematic alt-metal supergroup combining 60 percent of post-rock dream weavers Isis (drummer Aaron Harris, bassist Jeff Caxide, and keyboardist Clifford Meyer), and … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Songwriter Bonnie McKee’s Debut Is Full of Famous Friends “American Girl” Video

Bonnie McKee is calling in all the favors on this one, creating a lip-dub of her debut single, “American Girl,” featuring everyone from Jewel to Jewel’s horse (and Katy Perry, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daft Punk Debuts 10-Minute ‘Get Lucky’ Remix (Video)

Daft Punk’s summer hit has gotten the extended remix treatment.   The duo’s Random Access Memories single, “Get Lucky,” has premiered on Spotify in 10-minute form. While there are few dramatic changes … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Release: Placebo “Too Many Friends”

They say a fine wine matures with age, and if that’s the case, Placebo are the musical equivalent of a Cheval Blanc 1947. What started off as a raucous, dischordant … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Release: Transplants “In a Warzone”

Last time out, this punk act – featuring Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Blink-182‘s Travis Barker and an ex-roadie vocalist they call Skinhead Rob – fumbled through rap and techno. Here they’re … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Release Mavis Staples “One True Vine”

How excited were the folks in Low, the Minnesota indie band, when they heard the divine Ms. Staples covered their “Holy Ghost” to lead off this lovely, largely acoustic album … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Watch Frank Ocean Perform Some New Songs Live

Frank Ocean performed a few new songs in Munich on Tuesday, singing lusciously in front of images of cars. It’s hard to get much of a read on the new … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Washed Out Returns to Tropical Paradise on Lush ‘Don’t Give Up’ Video

Paracosm’ reaches shore August 13 via Sub Pop “Get a drink, have a good time now,” a voice advises on the title track from the Avalanches’ sample-stuffed 2000 beach-disco masterpiece … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Track Exclusive – Childhood, ‘Semester’

Semester’, the flipside to Childhood’s new single ‘Solemn Skies’ (it’s a double A technically), shows a different, more urgent side to the London fourpiece. Heavier than their previous output but … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

India Gets Down “Ehsaas with Suryaveer”

Suryaveer Hooja, a versatile singer from New Delhi, has already carved a place for himself in the hearts of many. His tunes transcend time and genres and his unique approach … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

One Direction Announce New Single

Great news for Directioners! One Direction have announced a brand new single. In their video announcement, Niall Horan begins by telling fans they’ve “got a little secret” they’ve been keeping from them. … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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