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How to Destroy Angels Confirm Release Date, Album Art

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How to Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor’s new project with wife Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross, now has a release date: July 6th, with vinyl release TBD, according to a post on the group’s Twitter today. Pre-orders are now available through

27 May 2010 | 1 comment | More

Arcade Fire to Hit the Suburbs in August

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Needing no introduction, the Arcade Fire will release their third album, entitled The Suburbs, on August 3rd via Merge Records, according to a letter posted on the band’s official website earlier today, and a formal press announcement.

27 May 2010 | 2 comments | More

The Phenomenal Handclap Band to Tour North America and Beyond

NYC’s sexy, groove-oriented octet, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, is set to bring their slinky, soul-disco-psyched out rock rhythms beyond the city with an upcoming North American tour, to be followed by a string of fabulous festival dates overseas (including Glastonbury and Wireless).

26 May 2010 | More

Ra Ra Riot to Release Sophomore Album in August

Syracuse, New York’s renowned chamber-popping quintet Ra Ra Riot are set to release their sophomore effort, The Orchard, on August 24th via Barsuk Records.

26 May 2010 | 1 comment | More

Karen Elson – ‘The Ghost Who Walks’

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Before Karen Elson became one of the most photographed women on the planet, wife to an influential rock star, and mother, she was a pale, gawky bird in Manchester, England, tormented by her classmates. Hence the name of the album, recalling one of the nicknames she was fitted with long ago.

26 May 2010 | 1 comment | More

La Roux and Major Lazer Announce ‘Lazerproof’ Mixtape out May 26

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Like a silver-bullet ear worm upside your head, dancehall superstars Major Lazer (Diplo and Switch), and U.K. synth-loving hitmakers La Roux have teamed up for Lazerproof, a “ska, dubstep, hip-hop and pop” juggernaut mixtape of super nasty beats, out May 26 via Look out for guest appearances by Gucci Mane, Drake, Gyptian, Rusko and Amanda Blank.

25 May 2010 | More

Land of Talk to Release ‘Cloak and Cipher’ in August

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It’s hard not to be enchanted by Land of Talk singer Elizabeth Powell’s bourbon-and-honey-esque pipes. And thankfully, come August 24, the Montreal trio will have another chance to shine on with the release of their sophomore effort, Cloak and Cipher, via Saddle Creek.

25 May 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Wake at the Bell House, 05.22.10

It took almost 30 years, but The Wake finally made it to America, playing to an awe-struck and jam-packed Bell House on Saturday night. Although members of the original lineup were not fully present, Gerard “Caesar” McInulty and Carolyn Allen repped on lead vocals and keyboard, respectively, teaming up with members of fellow Glaswegian outfit The Orchids…

25 May 2010 | More

Warpaint Announces Summer Tour

Los Angeles’ own psychedelic post-punk indie girls Warpaint have announced dates for a U.S. tour that will kick off on June 7. The band will be in New York for a couple of dates mid-month and have three performances scheduled at Lollapalooza in August.

25 May 2010 | More

Autolux Returns in August With ‘Transit Transit’

Noisy post-punk heroes Autolux are set to return with their sophomore album, Transit Transit, on August 3rd via TBD Records.

24 May 2010 | More