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Arcade Fire covers Blondie

April 14, 2014

At a recent show in Houston, Texas Arcade Fire covered Blondie’s classic “Heart of Glass.” Arcade Fire is currently on their U.S. tour in support of their Reflektor album. The band’s next stop is Coachella which begins this weekend.

Damon Albarn is a Busy Man

April 14, 2014

He has a new solo album, Everyday Robots, which is due out on April 29th, but that’s not all that he has in the works. Albarn revealed the existence of new Blur recording as well the band getting back on tour. He also said that he has enough material to release a new Gorillaz album. He said “I could put a Gorillaz record out next week; I’ve got enough stuff I haven’t finished".

Kevin Drew’s New Music Video “ Mexican After Show Party”

April 11, 2014

Kevin Drew has a new music video for the song “ Mexican After Show Party” from his latest LP, Darlings. Scott Cudmore and Michael Leblanc directed the video. In the video Drew is performing completely covered in glitter in front of a lonesome audience. He also engages in some passionate kissing. On April 24, Comedian Zach Galifianakis and Drew will be performing a show at Largo in Los Angeles to help benefit Growing Voices.

Nirvana, St. Vincent, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon Play Secret Show in Brooklyn

April 11, 2014

Nirvana’s surprise show in Brooklyn was a huge success. The secret show was held at Saint Vitus, the Green point tiny metal club. The featured performers of the night were Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, J. Mascis, Deer Tick’s John McCauley, and St. Vincent.

Check out the videos of St. Vincent and Joan Jett as they perform the songs, “ Heart-Shaped Box” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Lykke Li- “ No Rest For The Wicked” Video

April 10, 2014

On May 6th, Lykke Li will release her new album I Never Learn. She released her new video for the song “No Rest For The Wicked" directed by Tarik Saleh.

View below:

Chvrches Extend Tour

March 31, 2014

The trio has been on the road for a while now in support of their 2013 album The Bones of What You Believe. Chvrches will be playing a few shows on the East Coast, with stops in DC towards the end of April and a show in Philly on May 3rd.

The Antlers announce new Album

March 31, 2014

The group announced their 4th studio LP. Familiars is a follow up to their 2011 LP Burst Apart. The Antlers also shared a video for “Palace,” which is the first single off the new album. Familiars is out on June 17th.

Panda Bear announces Tour

March 31, 2014

Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear announced a North American tour. During this tour he will be performing music from his new album which will be out later this year. You can catch Panda Bear in DC on May 16th and also in Philly on May 17th at Union Transfer.

The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas working on side project

March 26, 2014

Casablancas and his band The Voidz shared a video where they talk about the origin of the band and they share some behind the scenes footage as well as preview new music. Casablancas says the name of the band refers to the “in between area in music that hasn’t been explored.”

Circulatory System Announce New Album

March 26, 2014

The group has announced the follow up to their 2009 effort Signal Morning. It will be a double LP called Mosaics Within Mosaics and it’s out on June 24th. Circulatory System will be in Philly on July 21st.

Full Lineup for Lollapalooza announced

March 26, 2014

It is another great lineup for the 3-day fest happening the first weekend of August in Chicago. Some of the most notable acts coming to Lolla this year include Artic Monkeys, Outkast, Broken Bells, Lykke Li, and many others. It is a great lineup all across the bill.

Damon Albarn shares new track from solo album

March 25, 2014

The new solo effort Everyday Robot is out on April 28th. Damon Albarn has shared another new track “Heavy Seas of Love” which features vocal contributions from Brian Eno.

Swans announce more Tour Dates

March 25, 2014

The tour is in support of their new album To Be Kind, which will be released on May 13th. The new album features contributions from St. Vincent’s Annie Clark as well as Cold Specks. Swans will be in Philly on May 15th at Union Transfer.

The Orwells are ready to release debut album

March 25, 2014

The Chicago based band is ready to follow up their previous EPs with a full length debut album. It is called Disgraceland and is set to be released on June 3rd.


01 Southern Comfort

02 The Righteous One

03 Dirty Sheets

04 Bathroom Tile Blues

05 Gotta Get Down

06 Let It Burn

07 Who Needs You

08 Norman

09 Always N’Forever

10 Blood Bubbles

11 North Ave

Camera Obscura announce new 12” EP and Tour

March 22, 2014

The new 12” EP, Sessions is for a special release for Record Store Day. Camera Obscura also announce dates for a North American Tour. The group will be in Philly on July 19th at World Café Live.

Sessions EP Track list:

01 Break It to You Gently

02 Desire Lines

03 Every Weekday

04 Fifth In Line To The Throne

Lykke Li unveils new Album cover art

March 22, 2014

The new album is called I Never Learn and Lykke Li has already shared 3 song from the new album. Now she has shared the album art for the forthcoming album which is due to arrive May 5th.


Franz Ferdinand released “Fresh Strawberries”

March 17, 2014

The black and white video is from their latest single from last year’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. The video was filmed in London and features the members of the band wandering around an empty house.

Friendly Fires & the Asphodells collaborate on new song

March 17, 2014

British dance-rock group Friendly Fires return with a new single called “Before Your Eyes.” The group worked with Andrew Weatherall and Timothy Fairplay (aka the Asphodells) on the single.

Dum Dum Girls cover Blondie at SXSW

March 17, 2014

During their performance at SXSW this week, Dum Dum Girls were joined by Debbie Harry herself as they covered Blondie’s “Dreaming.”

SXSW Hit-and-Run

March 13, 2014

Horrible news coming from Austin at the site of this year’s SXSW Festival. A drunk driver drove into a blocked off area near a club at 9th & Red River. Two were killed during the incident. 23 people are reported injured and 5 people are in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle is in police custody.

Arcade Fire covered Prince in Minneapolis

March 10, 2014

Arcade Fire recently played a show in Minneapolis and they wanted to pay homage to one of the hometown heroes of the area, Prince. The band covered Prince’s “Controversy” and Win Butler wore a box over his head which displayed a picture of Prince’s face.

Broken Bells perform on Tonight Show

March 10, 2014

James Mercer and Danger Mouse also known as Broken Bells stopped by the Tonight show last week to perform “Holding on for Life” from their second album After the Disco. Watch it here

The National were on SNL over the weekend

March 10, 2014

This was actually The National’s first time on SNL. They were the musical guest and Lena Dunham from Girls was the host. The National performed “Graceless” and “I Need My Girl” from their album Trouble Will Find Me.

Beck will perform on SNL this weekend

March 1, 2014

Jim Parson’s from Big Bang Theory will be the host and Beck is the musical guest. Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of Beck’s album Mellow Gold. His latest album Morning Phase was released earlier this week.