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Interview with Bayside Guitarist Jack O’Shea at the Warped Tour

July 31st, 2012

For Bayside guitarist, Jack O’Shea, the world is not enough. He sees the opportunity in everything, from teaching kids guitar before their set, to playing at a Warped Tour after party. “It’s all about getting the Bayside name out there,” the soon-to-be-newlywed tells me at Pomona Warped Tour. As his new family life is quickly approaching, it’s clear he wants to be doing this for a long time. Read more…

By Ryan Stabile Posted in Features ,

Elephant 6 Collective Leader Bill Doss is Dead

July 31st, 2012

Singer-songwriter Bill Doss has died at the age of 43, according to representatives of his most well-known band The Olivia Tremor Control. In addition to being a central figure of that musical group he cofounded the band’s label, The Elephant 6 Recording Company. Doss helped OTC and E6 define psychedelic folk-pop as an important facet of modern American independent music. Read more…

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Interview with Davey Muise of Vanna at the Warped Tour

July 31st, 2012

The post-hardcore group Vanna has its roots steeped in attitude. Their music is beautifully brutal and their fans eat up every circle mosh, every wall of death, every bang of the head. They are also one of the most grateful bands I have ever interviewed, having much appreciation for all of their Boston-area brethren, singer/screamer Davey Muise explains in an interview at Pomona Warped Tour.

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By Ryan Stabile Posted in Features

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

July 31st, 2012

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All the Way Around

Swing Lo Magellan, the sixth studio album from experimental indie-rockers Dirty Projectors, comes highly-anticipated following 2009’s success from Bitte Orca, and while Angel Deradoorian’s vocals are greatly missed while she takes a hiatus from the band, the album proves the band can carry on just fine. Read more…

By Nicole Goddeyne Posted in Reviews

The Locust – Molecular Genetics from the Gold Standard Labs

July 31st, 2012

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Blinded By Science

Odds ‘n’ ends collections are always a curiosity for the listener, even if the listener is a fan. This proves especially true for The Locust’s Molecular Genetics from the Gold Standard Labs, a collection of early and rare tracks issued by The Locust’s original label, Gold Standard Laboratories. True, though this is not an all-too-uncommon practice for many bands and labels once different deals are made and competing hands are shook, in the case of The Locust, it’s hard to outline for the casual listener what exactly is being charted here. The Locust doesn’t seem like the kind of group whose fans would seek out hard-to-find tracks or a retrospective. However, with some of the group’s material being out of print or only available as an expensive import, there is some credence for this collection’s existence. Read more…

By Patrick W. DeLaney Posted in Reviews ,

Missy Higgins – The ‘Ol Razzle Dazzle

July 31st, 2012

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Bedazzled

If there is one thing that Missy Higgins can do, besides making music, it’s making music for a comeback album that was never meant to be. After severing ties with Warner Brothers five years ago, and declaring an end to her music career, the world was short one angsty Australian singer-songwriter. Read more…

By Emily Provansal Posted in Reviews

Interview with Elijah Jones and Wes Hoffman of The Constellations at the Warped Tour

July 30th, 2012

Elijah Jones and Wes Hoffman, two of the musicians in the five-piece band The Constellations, are touring machines. Not only are they playing the entire Warped Tour, but their hip-hop, rock n roll band spends a majority of the year traveling from city-to-city playing shows. In an interview at the Pomona Warped Tour, the reveal their secret to this fast paced lifestyle: a sense of humor and alcohol.

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Interview with Polar Bear Club Vocalist Jimmy Stadt at the Warped Tour

July 30th, 2012

In an interview with Jimmy Stadt, vocalist in the post-hardcore Polar Bear Club, I am shocked to find him such a mild mannered and charming individual; a sharp contrast to the image the band emanates. During our talk at Pomona Warped Tour, he reveals the origin of the New York five piece’s nomenclature, his affinity for warm climates, and the progress of their upcoming album.
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By Ryan Stabile Posted in Features ,

DJ Shadow Announces Hidden Transmissions From the MPC Era, 1992 – 1996 For Fall Release

July 30th, 2012
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Fans of DJ Shadow will be pleased to hear that they will soon have access to the artist’s tracks from the peak of his career. Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions from the MPC Era, 1992-1996 is set to release Fall 2012. Read on for more details as well as a track listing.

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By Antoinette Ochoa Posted in News

Watch: Two New OFF! Videos For “Borrow and Bomb” and “I Got News For You”

July 30th, 2012

The brevity of OFF!’s songs has never been a challenge or under appreciated. In fact, the songs are so short that two have been combined into one music video. Watch the video below.

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By Antoinette Ochoa Posted in News