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Blissful New Track From Jumpel – ‘Edinburgh’

httpvh:// This track is perfect for any weather, which if you’re in New York is still wet, warm and full …Read the Rest

27 Oct 2010 | More

Gorillaz to Team Up with Lou Reed at their October 27th Los Angeles Show

Gorillaz have asked Lou Reed to join them once again on their Escape To Plastic Beach tour, this time, on …Read the Rest

26 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

Warpaint – ‘The Fool’

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Just a year after making a splash at CMJ 2009 and touring extensively (both headlining and filling major support slots) on the strength of their outstanding debut EP, Exquisite Corpse, all-female Los Angeles quartet Warpaint’s long-awaited, much-anticipated full-length debut has finally arrived.

26 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

Warpaint Announces New Tour Dates to Mark Release of New Album

Warpaint, whose debut album, The Fool, has just been released, kicks off a European tour in the UK today that will zigzag across the continent until mid-November before heading back to the U.S. for a handful of East Coast appearances and a wrap date on home turf in Los Angeles.

26 Oct 2010 | More

Last Night To Shag: Theophilus London Fills in at CMJ 2010′s Final Night at the Fader Fort, 10.23.10

We’ve covered the bands, done the (usually) enthusiastic showcase reports, provided the pictures. But what does the CMJ Music Marathon really add up to? It’s all about finally seeing bands discovered in passing or heard about…

25 Oct 2010 | More

Backing the Tide with the Moondoggies

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Kevin Murphy isn’t afraid to go to the darker places, even if that entails going off the grid and taking refuge in a remote fishing village in Alaska. In fact, he prefers it. There, among the hard-working people of Ketchikan, the din of salmon and halibut boats in the distance…

25 Oct 2010 | 2 comments | More

Blood Red Shoes, The Invisible Kid and KAV, CMJ 2010 Night 5, 10.23.10

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Boy/girl garage duo Blood Red Shoes put on a rockin’ hard (and loud) afternoon set at the Bowery Electric on Saturday, the fifth and final day of CMJ 2010. Sharing vocals with back and forth lines made for a fun mix, though the vocals were slightly inaudible at times…

24 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Jezabels and Zambri at Fat Baby, CMJ 2010 Night 5, 10.23.10

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For the last night of CMJ 2010 fatigue had set in, making the prospect of throwing elbows at the FADER Fort and Santos Party House to attend the more popular bills of the night too cumbersome an effort. Ditto for trekking out to Brooklyn Bowl in the hopes of seeing Kanye West and his fly red kicks.

24 Oct 2010 | 3 comments | More

Bear Hands and BRAHMS at Bowery Electric, CMJ 2010 Night 4, 10.22.10

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My final jaunt for CMJ 2010 was the sardine tin-packed Cantora Records Showcase at Bowery Electric. A sign on one of the walls said something to the effect of occupancy by more than 108 is unlawful, but there were at least twice that many in the room…

23 Oct 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Black Atlantic at the Living Room, CMJ 2010 Night 4, 10.22.10

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Dutch quartet the Black Atlantic wrapped up their brief U.S. tour with an impressive performance at the Living Room’s CMJ showcase on Friday. With an attentive audience, the band breezed through a tranquil set of folksy indie pop songs featuring beguiling vocal harmonies and mesmeric piano and acoustic guitar melodies.

23 Oct 2010 | More