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Dot Allison – Room 7 1/2

September 30th, 2010

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Spare Change

Change is exactly what the doctor ordered for Dot Allison and her new release, Room 7 1/2. This Scottish songstress has made a major departure from her usual electronic sound that can be heard with her previous band, One Dove, and her solo albums. This album has a stripped-down, sentimental sound and is more traditionally song-oriented with pop song structures (verse chorus verse), rather than repetitive dance beats with vocals on top. When an artist changes their sound, it’s not always a good move. Remember when Bob Dylan went electric? Read more…

By Ryan Hill Posted in Reviews

Ben Gibbard, Mark Lanegan, and John Cale Performing at UCLA

September 30th, 2010

John Cale, with the help of Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Mark Lanegan, will all come together tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall to perform Paris 1919, Cale’s 1973 classic. Read more…

By Emily Damon Posted in News

Curbed Creativity in MGMT’s Next Album

September 30th, 2010

MGMT’s record label decides to minimize their funk and lose some of the weirdness in the upcoming production of their third album due to a lack of sales in this year’s album, Congratuations.
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Kanye West and Jay-Z EP Available By Thanksgiving

September 30th, 2010

Watch The Throne, Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaboration album has been reported by Fake Shore Drive to be available by November 23rd.
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Free Download From The Twilight Singers

September 30th, 2010

New music from The Twilight Singers is now available for download.
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By Emily Damon Posted in News

New Noise 2010 To Take Place November 4-6

September 30th, 2010

Thursday, November 4 will kick off the 2nd annual New Noise Music Conference and Festival in Santa Barbara, California.  Confirmed performers include Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, and Fitz & The Tantrums.
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By Emily Damon Posted in News

Kanye West’s GOOD Music Signs Mos Def

September 30th, 2010

Mos Def recently signed up with Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, a piece of news that he emphasized by releasing a new track entitled “Lord, Lord, Lord” for free download.  Check out the track after the jump.
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The 88 – The 88

September 29th, 2010

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A Radio-Friendly Rollercoaster Ride

Hailing from Los Angeles, The 88, in their eponymous fourth album, deliver solid pop-rock music that is easy listening and a good fresh sound. Sounding like a classic rock band merged with The Strokes, the band definitely coveys a unique blend of the rock genre. However, their melodies and vocals in the softer, mellower tracks sound like radio-friendly pop. Read more…

By Thomas Aguilar Posted in Reviews

Magical Properties Official Dates and Line Up Announced

September 29th, 2010

The highly anticipated Magical Properties Tour is set to feature Daedelus, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet, Free The Robots, Samiyam, and Teebs. Official tour dates and mp3 downloads after the jump. Read more…

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Pitchfork Premieres Video For Zach Hill’s “The Primitives Talk”

September 29th, 2010

Pitchfork premieres the video for Zach Hill’s “The Primitives Talk” from his upcoming solo album which will include many impressive guests. Read more…

By Bill Ferrell Posted in News