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Bleeding Knees Club Sneers at Us for IAMSOUND’s CMJ 2011 Showcase

Bleeding Knees Club’s Alex Wall has perfected the art of the sneer but it’s all in the name of good punk fun. Let’s say the band is updating fave 60′s rock classics with a California dreamin’-by-way-of-the-Gold-Coast trip for the teenager still lurking within us.

21 Oct 2011 | More
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Weekend Play Cameo for MTV Hive: Weird Vibes and Popgun Presents

“If you think we were loud and obnoxious before, you’re gonna hate this,” says singer/bassist Shaun Durkan before Weekend blasted into a new song, (“Hazel” perhaps), with all the sonic command and immediacy of hits off their Sports album.

21 Oct 2011 | More
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The Duke Spirit Play a “School Night” at the Baronial Bowery Hotel, 10.18.11

London’s The Duke Spirit were more stunning than ever, playing the posh baronial party space upstairs at Bowery Hotel on Tuesday night for KCRW’s “School Night” event…

20 Oct 2011 | 1 comment | More
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A$AP Rocky, Clams Casino and the Crew at Creators Project

Creators Project, the fabulously well thought out partnership of art and commerce from Intel and Vice Magazine, went sprawling this …Read the Rest

17 Oct 2011 | More
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Listen to Balam Acab’s Video Games Remix

Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games” Balam Acab Remix

16 Oct 2011 | More
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Tulipomania – ‘The Whispering Campaign’

Tulipomania isn’t a band that will be here one day, gone the next. They seem to exist in their own shadowy, intriguing bubble. They’re already on their fourth release, The Whispering Campaign, and without any twitter buzz or chat being bandied about to bloggers in cities around them, they prove that the music they play is, most importantly, what they want to play, pandering to nobody.

14 Oct 2011 | More
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S.C.U.M – ‘Again Into Eyes’

Again Into Eyes doesn’t mean to be a nostalgic album, but it can’t help it, given the deadpan, sexy funereal baritone of Thomas Cohen and S.C.U.M’s celestial synths and titanic, psychedelic guitar leanings, all seemingly informed, (though not admittedly), by the best of the dark romantics…

14 Oct 2011 | More
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The Teeth Rotting Sweet Beats of Haajen-Dazs

Not just a talented beat maker and collaborator Nico Haajen-Dazs also intuitively understands modern life and the purpose of twitter, these things still somewhat escape me but this is what I think the twitter bird was made for:

7 Oct 2011 | More
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Anika Live at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 9.28.11

Anika appeared before her rapt audience, bathed in lights that seemed a touch too bright for the no wave chill she conjured along with her band, (which feature the rhythm section of BEAK>, and an added guitarist and keyboardist).

29 Sep 2011 | More
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Tom Vek: Never Mind the Grit Please

Tom Vek was intentionally “missing” from the music world throughout his late twenties, dabbling in other pursuits and reading lots of books since his infectious 2005 debut We Have Sound. Now he’s back with Leisure Seizure, his lucky album number two, being released in the U.S. this month.

23 Sep 2011 | More