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Hopeful Monster: Now Hear This

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Hopeful Monster, begun in 2001, is the main musical project of Toronto-based Jason Ball, and not just a mere term used in “evolutionary biology to describe an event of instantaneous speciation, saltation, or systemic mutation…

31 Aug 2010 | More

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2010 Releases Initial Lineup

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The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2010, which will run from October 19th to the 23rd, has just revealed its initial list of artists playing showcases. Sentimentalist Mag favorites like Salem, DeVotchKa, Surfer Blood and Katzenjammer…

31 Aug 2010 | 3 comments | More

Boardwalk Empire Entices with Roaring 20′s Sneaky Gift

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Boardwalk Empire is the talk of the town, being that it’s the upcoming HBO series directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter (known for the Sopranos), starring everyone’s favorite, Steve Buscemi.

30 Aug 2010 | 2 comments | More

Lightning Bolt and Dan Deacon Tour This October

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Don the dancing shoes and don’t forget your earplugs! Synthtastic acts Lightning Bolt and Dan Deacon are sharing the stage this October for a slew of tour dates.

28 Aug 2010 | More

SCAMS: Now Hear This

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The UK’s hardworking, film-loving SCAMS are the most recent top pick amongst a plethora of bands who’ve sent us their music, just dying (ahem) for a chance to answer Sentimentalist Mag’s own version of the infamous Proust Questionnaire.

26 Aug 2010 | 1 comment | More

Lana Mir – ‘Lana Mir’

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She may now be based in NY, but since she was born in the Ukraine, Lana Mir must have overcome quite a few obstacles to get to the stage of being known as a standout singer/songwriter in our current downtown scene.

26 Aug 2010 | More

La Roux to Go ‘In For the Kill’ with New Single and Fall Tour

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And the victory lap for “Bulletproof” hitmakers and synth-pop heroes La Roux just keeps on rolling. On September 14th the celebrated duo will release a digital EP for new single “In For the Kill” with a special edition vinyl package to follow later that month…

26 Aug 2010 | More

Liars ‘Proud Evolution’ EP, with Remix by Thom Yorke, Out October 19th

The inimitable Liars are releasing their latest single, Proud Evolution, as a six track EP on October 19th, 2010, which features a remix from Thom Yorke, a live version recorded at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, plus three exclusive new b-sides…

26 Aug 2010 | More

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Album Soundtrack to be Released September 1st

You just can’t help but notice a tag line like, “It’s like huffing glue through your ears.” One of television’s edgiest, side-splitting sitcoms, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, will have its own album soundtrack of hits…

26 Aug 2010 | 2 comments | More

The Library is on Fire at Mercury Lounge, 08.24.10

The Library Is On Fire was in top form for Tuesday’s performance at Mercury Lounge. The Brooklyn indie rock trio is always intense onstage, and this time was no exception as they blazed through an impressive and impeccably tight set with a remarkable display of confidence and energy.

26 Aug 2010 | More