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CMJ Preview: a Listicle of Bands with Double Names

Bands playing CMJ 2010 with double (and triple!) names listed in order of actions that I will perform during each day of the festival.

14. Blip Blip Bleep

18 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

Seabear at Highline Ballroom, 10.16.10

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Seabear performed at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Saturday as part of the Royal Flush Festival 2010. Fresh from an appearance at the Iceland Airwaves Festival on Thursday where they were joined onstage by Danish kindred spirits, Efterklang, the Icelandic septet lead by singer Sindri Már Sigfússon…

18 Oct 2010 | More

Best Coast Premieres ‘Boyfriend’ Video, Extends Tour

Prepare to swoon all over again for Southern California duo Best Coast. They have just premiered the video for new single “Boyfriend” on MTV, and as with their penchant for cute (Snacks the cat!) and hazy (smoking!) fun, the Taylor Cohen-directed video captures the scene at a Quinceañera…

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Return with Single, Album and Tour

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Love is in the air. Since their jangling pop 2009 debut, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has kept fans satiated with their Higher Than the Stars EP and this summer’s shimmering track, “Say No To Love”. Their next full-length is being readied for a March 2011 release…

18 Oct 2010 | More

Kings of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’

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Leave it to the all-conquering Kings of Leon to title their follow-up effort to 2008’s blockbuster Only By the Night with a command. Come Around Sundown, the Tennessee natives’ fifth studio album, is, by most accounts, triumphant. Fascinatingly self-assured, with a palpable post-punk, reverb-drenched frosting…

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