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Radio Icon Casey Kasem Dies At Age 82

June 16th, 2014 By Gina Ferrara

The broadcasting community and radio listeners around the world lost a familiar voice this Sunday when Kasem passed away after his health had been deteriorating. Read more…

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Arch Enemy – War Eternal

July 9th, 2014 By Brian Adler

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Living Amicably with Eternity

Arch Enemy started when Michael Amott left Carcass in 1996. Since then, Arch Enemy has put out album after album to wide fan acclaim. Their newest album, War Eternal, marks their tenth studio release and their sixteenth year as a band. You would think that with all that time it would make sense to phone it in — release the same record they release every two years, and call it a day. Not Arch Enemy. Read more…

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Jack White – Lazaretto

July 8th, 2014 By Alyssa Fried


Left Alone to His Own Devices

Jack White’s second solo album, Lazaretto, is upon us. It is not Blunderbuss, Part Two (The Reblundering?), and anyone expecting more of the same from Jack White in any context may have missed the point. Whether it was the steady, continuing evolution of The White Stripes, the dark and moody crunch of The Dead Weather, or the jam-ready rock of The Raconteurs, White changes things up at every turn. When left to his own devices, his sound becomes simultaneously more concentrated and more expansive. Despite taking authorial lead, he invites more collaboration in the form of guest artists and his two backing bands, The Buzzards and The Peacocks. He experiments, he stretches and he surprises, giving little care to style or genre boundaries. In another artist’s hands the variety accomplished on Blunderbuss would have felt unfocused and jarring. Instead, White found thematic continuity and made it exciting. So what of Lazaretto? Read more…

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The Grasshopper Lies Heavy – Every Man For Himself and God Against All

July 7th, 2014 By David Sano

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Post-Modest

The post-metal subgenre operates under an unwritten but easily discernable mission statement – a sort of amplified Hippocratic oath that extends to every practitioner. This oath silently proclaims that post-metal bands must reach for the ineffable. The subgenre exists as a program for attempting to capture that feeling, to transduce into musical form skies as big as dreams, sunsets supersaturated with hues sublime, verdant forests, churning oceans, supernovas, cosmic gas clouds, crumbling cities watched from grassy windswept hillsides, soaring hopes and gliding birds. Read more…

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Cabaret Voltaire – #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978-1985)

July 6th, 2014 By Adam Blyweiss


Sensoria Overload

Last year saw the release and our review of Killing Joke’s singles compilation, an awesome volume distilling the band’s influence and skill across multiple genres. Now another foundation act with a hydra-like legacy—Sheffield electronic group Cabaret Voltaire—is out to put a nice little bow on things for their diehards and neophytes alike, collecting singles and favorites on #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978-1985). Read more…

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Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown

Riff Raff – NEON iCON

TORCHES – Endlessly Repeating EP

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell Live at The Hollywood Bowl 7/3

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: The Thermals, Gothic Tropic and Beach Party, Live at The Roxy

News

Death From Above 1979 Announces New Album The Physical World for September 2014 Release

July 8th, 2014 By Jackie Ruth

Dance-punk group Death From Above 1979 have announced the release of a new album this September, as well as a headlining tour in Europe and the U.S. this fall.
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Varg Vikernes Found Guilty of Hate Crime

July 8th, 2014 By Jackie Ruth

Varg Vikernes, of black metal bands Mayhem and Burzum, has been found guilty of the hate crimes he was on trial for in France.
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Charli XCX Announces Fall 2014 Tour Dates

July 8th, 2014 By Jackie Ruth

Rising star Charli XCX has announced a headlining tour in North America this fall after being a part of two essential songs for summer 2014.
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LISTEN: Jenny Lewis Releases New Song “The Voyager”

July 8th, 2014 By Jackie Ruth

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis has released the title track from her upcoming album The Voyager, which will be released July 29.
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LISTEN: Blonde Redhead Releases New Song “Dripping”

Faith No More Performs First New Music In 17 Years

LISTEN: Death From Above 1979 Releases New Song “Trainwreck 1979″

Third Man Records Vault Package Includes New Songs from The Dead Weather

Queens of the Stone Age Announces Special Halloween Show

WATCH: Faith No More’s Full Set at British Summer Time Festival

Pink Floyd Announces New Album The Endless River For 2014 Release

Mastodon Announces Fall 2014 Tour Dates

Judas Priest Announces Fall 2014 Tour Dates

LISTEN: Willis Earl Beal Releases New Single “Traveling Eyes”

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Daft Punk Unveiled

May 16th, 2014

the daftest punk of all --- friendship

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