Archive for December, 2008

Lil Wayne Snags Top Sales Mark for 2008

December 31st, 2008

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III is the top seller of 2008 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The record rang up 2.88 million sales, however, it’s the first time the best selling album of the year has sold less than 3 million since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

Coldplay’s 2008 release Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends came in second with 2.15 million, followed by Taylor Swift’s just-released Fearless with 2.11 million. Read more…

By Tim Kelly Posted in News

Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

December 29th, 2008

Finding Balance

Acid Tongue, the second solo album released by Jenny Lewis, explores many different musical flavors, including classic, twangy country on the Elvis Costello duet “Carpetbaggers,” and the soulful jazzy ballad “Trying My Best to Love You.” Read more…

By Camille Thien Posted in Reviews

Mike Patton Scores Another Film

December 24th, 2008

Mike Patton, the former front man for both Mr. Bungle and Faith No More, is expanding his never ending plethora of music to include a feature film score in the upcoming Jason Statham sequel entitled Crank 2: High Voltage. It has not been confirmed, but rumor has it that there may be a song track with Patton taking vocal duties as well. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

mxdwn Top 30 Albums 2008

December 21st, 2008

mxdwn Top 30 Albums 2008

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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Features

mxdwn Top 50 Songs 2008

December 21st, 2008

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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Features

MUSINK Tour Canceled

December 19th, 2008

The 2009 MUSINK tattoo and music tour has been canceled. Social Distortion, Motorhead and tattoo artist Kat Von D were slated to start their US tour in January but canceled the event because of the failing economy and lack of ticket sales.

“I’m sad that this year’s festival will not go on as planned, but I’d rather the fans not be disappointed, as there were key elements that did not come together as originally designed,” says Kat Von D.

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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

The Flaming Lips will Curate 2009 ATP New York Festival

December 19th, 2008

The Flaming Lips have announced that they will curate and perform at the second annual ATP New York Festival. The ATP festival is a three-day music concert that showcases numerous bands and comedy acts chosen by ATP and the curators of that year. This year’s festival is September 11-13, 2009 and the line up includes Atlas Sound, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Black Dice, Autolux, Dirty Three, Antipop Consortium and David Cross on the comedy stage.

Tickets are available now on

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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

Pearl Jam Re-Releases Ten

December 19th, 2008

Pearl Jam has just announced that they are re-releasing their multi-platinum debut album, Ten, on March 24, 2009. Ten, which was originally released on August 21, 1991, sold 12 million units and became one of the top selling alternative rock albums of all time.

The re-released packages come in 4 editions: Legacy, Deluxe, Vinyl and Super Deluxe. Each edition includes the original album, but the Deluxe and Super Deluxe also include a previously unreleased MTV Unplugged DVD with unseen performances.

The re-released versions have producer Brendan O’Brien digitally re-mastering and remixing some of Pearl Jam’s most acclaimed tracks, such as “Jeremy,” “Even Flow” and “Alive.” O’Brien, who has produced albums for Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, ACDC and Rage Against the Machine, has worked on six of Pearl Jam’s eight studio albums between 1991 and 2008.

Although all four editions won’t be available until March, the Super Deluxe edition, which also includes vinyls and a cassette, is now available for pre-order on

Original Ten Tracklisting:

Even Flow
Why Go
Master/Slave (hidden track)
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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News

Emigrate – Emigrate

December 19th, 2008

Solo Venture

People may assume that Emigrate’s Self-Titled Emigrate is just a vanity side project that will sound a lot like founding member Richard Zven Kruspe’s main band Rammstein. While Krupe’s status as a musician likely didn’t hurt Emigrate getting their music out there, his history also creates pre-conceived notions in the listener. Amazingly though this isn’t some watered down version of the original, it is an animal all its own. Read more…

By Colette Claire Posted in Reviews

The Presets Release New Tour Dates

December 18th, 2008

The Australian duo, The Presets, are headlining a new North American tour on the heels of their multi-award winning 2008 album, Apocalypso.

Tour dates as scheduled are:

3/27 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
3/28 – Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival
3/29 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
3/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Hell Stage
3/31 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
4/01 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
4/03 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
4/04 – Boston, MA – Paradise
4/05 – Montreal, QC – Studio Juste Pur Rire
4/06 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
4/07 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
4/08 – Chicago, IL – Metro
4/09 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
4/10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
4/11 – Murray, UT – Murray Theater
4/13 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
4/15 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
4/16 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
4/20 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
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By Shervina Takhsh Posted in News