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New Snow Patrol Record Due in October

Two years ago, it seemed that “Chasing Cars” couldn’t, and wouldn’t go away. Not that we wanted it to, per se, but the band behind the monster hit ballad became painted into a corner they didn’t deserve…

28 Aug 2008 | More

Sonny J – ‘Disastro’

Move over Avalanches, Sonny J might be some competition in the realm of beat-bashing and slick sampling, while using foot-thumping funk as the foundation. Disastro matches 70′s stylistic references from The Brady Bunch against samples from Saturday morning cartoons…

22 Aug 2008 | More

Natalie Walker – ‘With You’

It doesn’t get more ethereal than Natalie Walker’s vocals on her latest, With You. The music is infused with electro atmospheric beats and transcends most typical female pop soundscapes.

22 Aug 2008 | More

Ben Weaver – ‘The Ax in the Oak’

Listening to Ben Weaver’s sixth album, The Ax in the Oak, is like seeing a train light in thick, black fog. Produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine), Weaver delivers a candid and organic album deep-rooted in folk with a wisdom bordering that of Lou Reed.

21 Aug 2008 | More

All Points West Music & Arts Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 8.08.08-8.09.08

Though All Points West was nearly one of the trickiest concerts to travel to, it was well worth the pricey ferry ride and the marathon trek to the grounds. Reaching the site was like finding an oasis in the desert; Just when you thought you were there, it was a bit farther.

20 Aug 2008 | More

Lou Reed’s Berlin: Original Film Soundtrack Coming in September

Back in 2006, at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse, Lou Reed’s classic, and classically controversial 1973 record Berlin, was brought to live over a four-day period, and filmed by famed painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel. Everything that made the record a chilling curiosity when originally released was in tact, as were other rousing augmentations…

19 Aug 2008 | More

Lollapalooza 2008: In 15-second Intervals

The original plan was to make like a gonzo and not take a single note. I mean, technology and my memory are pretty tight right now. But my journo instincts could not handle the clusterfuck of emotion and music careening from the amps of eight stages, splayed out across Chicago’s lakeside front yard.

13 Aug 2008 | More

The Silent Years’ Release The Globe on iTunes and Chart Their Tour

Detroit’s The Silent Years are proud to announce the iTunes release of their latest album, The Globe, which is also …Read the Rest

13 Aug 2008 | More

TV on the Radio Announce ‘Dear Science,’ and September Tour

TV on the Radio have just confirmed a September 23rd release date for Dear Science, their hotly anticipated follow-up to 2006′s Return to Cookie Mountain. Live dates have also been scheduled for the month of September to formally introduce the record to audiences. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and The Dirtbombs have been selected as openers for the trek.

12 Aug 2008 | More

Noah and the Whale Announce Fall US Headlining Tour

Noah and the Whale have just confirmed a headlining tour of the US starting September 17 in Brooklyn in support of its upcoming debut record, Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down, due this fall on Cherrytree/Interscope.

12 Aug 2008 | More