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New Portishead Track for Amnesty International

December 10th, 2009

Portishead waited nearly a decade between their second and aptly-titled Third albums. Taking that into account, they’ve decided to turn things around quicker than The Flash by putting out a charity single, “Chase the Tear,” for Amnesty International. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News, Top Story ,

Editors Bring New Album Stateside with the New Year

December 2nd, 2009

After giving it a month in Europe, neo post-punk outfit The Editors have decided to bring In This Light & on This Evening stateside on January 19. They’re also going on a bit of a tour. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Good Surveillance = Melvins Video

December 2nd, 2009

Either the folks in hotel security were huge Melvins fans or King Buzzo and company wanted a video shot solely with surveillance cameras. Either way, The Melvins have a video for the opener of 2008’s Nude with Boots. It was shot whilst the band were at ATP. Check it out after the jump. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

A Place to Bury Strangers – Exploding Head

October 10th, 2009


Gloriously, Unequivocally and Beautifully Loud

A Place to Bury Strangers began their eponymous debut with the thunderous “To Fix the Gash in Your Head,” a pulsating pseudo-lovechild of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Joy Division that set the tone for one of the best albums of 2007. Now they’re back with an extremely good, expectation-laden sophomore effort Exploding Head. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in Reviews

Pearl Jam – Ten (2009 Deluxe Edition)

October 9th, 2009


Not Just Classic Rock, But Definitely a Rock Classic

Few bands have been hailed like Pearl Jam then almost defiantly turned their back on the praise. Their debut Ten brought them from the ashes of Mother Love Bone to rock saviors and, in tandem with Nirvana’s Nevermind put to rest the excesses of ’80s hair metal. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in Features, Reviews

Portishead Back in the Studio

September 28th, 2009

With 11 years between their self-titled sophomore album and Third, many are clamoring for another Portishead album, but probably wouldn’t want to hold their breath for anything new from the Bristol outfit. However, the BBC is reporting the trio will give a quick response to Third’s grand return. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Morrissey to Release Swords This November

September 28th, 2009

Morrissey has spent the last 5 years on fire in terms of his studio output. With Years of Refusal garnering him more critical acclaim and commercial success earlier this year, he’s putting out a B-sides album. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Asobi Seksu Tour, Drop 2nd Album of 2009

September 24th, 2009

Model shoegazers Asobi Seksu are in the midst of a short tour this fall and planning to release Rewolf, their second album of 2009. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Ben Lee Reforms Noise Addict with Lou Barlow

September 24th, 2009

Remember Noise Addict? While many may be hard pressed to recall the Australian pop-punk outfit that provided Ben Lee with a launch pad to a solo career, date Claire Danes and marry Ione Skye, they were a sextet that release a pair of LPs on The Beastie Boys‘ now defunct Grand Royal Records. They disbanded in 1995 Read more…

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Portishead’s Barrow Brings Forth Beak>

September 24th, 2009

Geoff Barrow, familiar to millions via Portishead, has Voltroned up with Matt Williams and Billy Fuller under the guise of Beak>. Read more…

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