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Howler to Play NYC Shows and Release ‘America Give Up’ on Rough Trade in January

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Howler, Minneapolis’s harmony-laden, surf-punk quintet (with a touch of Libertines’ spunk), conjured up by rollicking 19-year-old Jordan Gatesmith, just got off a UK tour with the Vaccines and now they’re back, getting ready to release America Give Up, their debut album, on Rough Trade Records this January 17.

27 Dec 2011 | More

The Ting TIngs to Release ‘Sounds From Nowheresville’ in March

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Jules De Martino and Katie White, otherwise known as British duo The Ting Tings, who had their unforgettable “That’s Not My Name” taking over the airwaves in 2008, are back. Their second album, coming out four years after their debut, Sounds From Nowheresville, is due out on Columbia Records in the US in March, 2012.

15 Dec 2011 | More

The Weakerthans at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 12.07.11

On the first night of the three Weakerthans’ shows in NYC, the standout song “Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist”, from …Read the Rest

14 Dec 2011 | More

Royal Baths Sign to Kanine Records with New Album Out February 7th

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San Francisco duo Jeremy Cox and Jigmae Baer began Royal Baths without any set ideas, recording on whatever devices they could find, sourcing inspiration in Cox’s fascination with alternate and open tunings of delta blues…

12 Dec 2011 | More

The Good Natured Release New Video, Announce U.S. Tour Dates

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The Good Natured, the UK’s cheery dark-pop trio, have released a free download of their latest stylish noir video, “Video Voyeur”, via their Facebook page. The song’s sassy, electro pop, reminiscent of The Sounds, is a teaser of what’s to come…

6 Dec 2011 | More

Madonna Will Sing During Your Buffalo Wing Break at Super Bowl XLVI

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She’s bigger than a female Jackson or a Black Eyed Pea, so why not the ever-young, always toned Madge for the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show?

Yes, it’s big news for a Monday morning. Madonna will take on the halftime of Super Bowl XLVI this February…

5 Dec 2011 | More

Zomby – ‘Dedication’

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A masked man’s efforts should be shifty, menacing and comforting at once. Zomby’s latest, the exquisite producer’s first release for fab label 4AD, is like sitting at home and hearing the dark, interactive play Sleep No More come to life in your headphones…

2 Dec 2011 | More

TV On the Radio’s Video Nominated for a Grammy Award

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It couldn’t have happened to a better band. Brooklyn’s TV On The Radio has been nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Long Form Video” for Nine Types of Light at the Grammy’s 54th Annual Awards.

2 Dec 2011 | More

Let England Shake – 12 Short Films by Seamus Murphy, on PJ Harvey, to be Released

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Everything they touch turns to gold. Acclaimed Irish documentary photographer Seamus Murphy has captured some different sides of PJ Harvey, of course needing no special tricks, but using only natural light and his incisive live documentary style to create a short film for each of the tracks on her masterful, Mercury Prize winning album, Led England Shake, released last February.

1 Dec 2011 | More

French Synth Acts Housse de Racket and Yelle to Tour the U.S. in December

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France’s synth-rock duo Housse de Racket, which means “tennis racket cover” to we English speakers, are taking on a debut tour of the United States with their countrymen, pop trio Yelle. It all starts December 2nd at the Fillmore in Miami, FL…

24 Nov 2011 | More