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Italy’s A Classic Education Taking on the States and SXSW

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The handful of Italian indie bands who make it stateside is a pitiable few, but Bologna’s lush sextet A Classic Education have already worked their charms around the world, with shows played with the likes of Arcade Fire, Crystal Stilts and Wolf Parade.

20 Feb 2012 | More

Magic Wands to Release ‘Aloha Moon’ Debut; SXSW Dates Planned

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California duo Magic Wands, who’ve dubbed their sound “lovewave”, are set to release their first full-length, Aloha Moon, on April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. Dexy and Chris Valentine, who met on MySpace, will make some key appearances at SXSW 2012 starting March 15th before their own tour starts.

10 Feb 2012 | More

The Foreign Resort Release Video for “Take A Walk” from New EP

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It’s Dane week around here. Danish indie band The Foreign Resort has just released the official video for their epic song, “Take A Walk,” from their most recent EP (and first US release, on Monolathe Recordings), The Foreign Resort.

5 Feb 2012 | More

Choir of Young Believers to Release Rhine Gold on March 20; US Tour Planned

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Choir of Young Believers, led by intense singer Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, spin an intoxicating mix of choral harmonies and modern new wave on songs like “Patricia’s Thirst” from their upcoming second album, Rhine Gold, out March 20 on Ghostly International.

3 Feb 2012 | More

The Futuristic Psychedelia and Research Methods of Kasabian

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This week, I had a chance to chat with Kasabian’s always-guitarist, sometimes-vocalist, songwriter Sergio Pizzorno. The chatty, upbeat Brit made for one of the easiest interviews I ever got, connecting all of the dots between my less connected stream of questions (we had to make the best of just a couple of minutes)…

30 Jan 2012 | More

Oz’s Bleeding Knees Club is Back with Album, SXSW and U.S. Tour Dates

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They’re young, wild and full of sass. Australia’s sneering punk duo, Bleeding Knees Club, is back, with a vengeance. Well, actually, it’s a debut album, Nothing to Do, coming out April 17th on IAMSOUND.

26 Jan 2012 | 2 comments | More