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Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys

July 31st, 2011

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In Pursuit of Happiness

The latest release from Washington’s Death Cab for Cutie is markedly different from the band’s older material. It’s almost…happy. Codes and Keys is more varied in tempo and texture, exploring poppy, percussive soundscapes and delving into electronic effects. Death Cab began to experiment with these on 2008’s Narrow Stairs, trying out a little lighter material than the characteristic (but poignant) melancholia of Transatlanticism and Plans. Codes and Keys is the result of this progression, albeit with an extra dose of cheer. Read more…

By Charlee Redman Posted in High Fidelity, Reviews

Anika to Tour North America

July 31st, 2011

English-German singer Anika will follow up her European tour with a set of dates in North America. Among her key appearances will be stints at All Tomorrow’s Parties and Moogfest. Read more…

By Michelle Rick Posted in News

Matt & Kim Announce Fall Tour Dates

July 31st, 2011

Matt & Kim will embark on a fall tour with blink-182 and My Chemical Romance after making their way onto festival stages throughout the month of August. Read more…

By Michelle Rick Posted in News

Details on Nevermind Re-Issue

July 31st, 2011

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Nevermind will come packed with enough extras and remasters to satisfy the most hardcore fans of the grunge-rock band – B-sides, demos, lo-fi rehearsals, Super Deluxe Edition (in addition to the Deluxe Edition) and even a limited-edition Super Deluxe Edition. Read more…

By Michelle Rick Posted in News

Independent Record Stores Protest Terms of Jay-Z, Kanye West Release

July 31st, 2011

Independent record stores are protesting the terms of Jay-Z and Kanye Wests’s collaborative album release. Watch the Throne’s deluxe edition will only be available at Best Buy for the crucial first 10 days of its release, while the regular version will drop on iTunes four days before its ubiquitous physical release. Read more…

By Michelle Rick Posted in News ,

Kings of Leon Cancels Show After Onstage Antics

July 31st, 2011

Intoxication and all its side effects accompanied Kings of Leon to their Dallas show last week, ending with lead singer Caleb Followill making an early exit. Read more…

By Michelle Rick Posted in News

All Hell Can’t Stop Us Now – LA Rising Live at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Rage Against the Machine, Muse, Rise Against, Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique, Set List, Photos + More)

July 31st, 2011

Rewind the clock nineteen years. Did anyone realize when first hearing Rage Against the Machine that the band would become a cultural juggernaut popular enough to easily headline their own festival? The band had auspicious beginnings for sure, but going backwards to those early days where “Freedom” played only on late-night MTV, the band seemed more like a “good idea” than an eye-opening, forceful behemoth. Now, at the pinnacle of their success in 2011, the band presented a festival all their own at the massive Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum stadium, dubbed L.A. Rising. How has the band accomplished such a feat? Done in partnership with Goldenvoice (the company famous for the likes of Coachella and Stagecoach), Rage Against the Machine picked the bands and Goldenvoice handled the logistics. The results were expectedly top heavy, as the opening acts suffered from consistent sound and mix troubles while headliners RATM and Muse delivered excellent performances.
All photos by Marv Watson
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews , , , , ,

Watch: A Lego Version of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends”

July 30th, 2011

In news that’s a bit weird, someone has created a shot-for-shot animated Lego version of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” video. This just goes to show that if you can imagine it, it exists somewhere online. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Weezer and The Flaming Lips Play “She Don’t Use Jelly” and “Undone- The Sweater Song” Together

July 30th, 2011

The Flaming Lips and Weezer joined one another onstage this past Thursday at New Jersey’s PNC Banks Art Center to play some tracks including “She Don’t Use Jelly,” “Undone- The Sweater Song” and and cover of Black Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf.” Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News ,

Slayer Confirmed as Part of 2011 Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup

July 30th, 2011

Following the leaked lineup additions earlier this month of Odd Future, X and M83 to this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, it was recently revealed that legendary metal act Slayer will be included on the roster.  Check out a video regarding the announcement after the jump.

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By Nick Vadala Posted in News ,