Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Brilliant!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Harrison Roach


Roach just came out with his debut album "All These Things" and isn't signed yet, but I have a hunch he's going to be very soon. Here's his website: http://www.harrisonroachmusic.com/live/ You can also buy his album on itunes!






(Picture courtesy of harrisonroachmusic.com)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

...This is amazing.



Of Montreal were on Yo Gabba Gabba!

Broken Bells "The High Road"



Broken Bells is a collaboration between James Mercer (The Shins) and DJ Danger Mouse (Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley and also did the infamous Grey Album). Their self titled album has consistently been my jam lately.

New LCD Soundsystem Video for "Drunk Girls" and News that is unfortunate for James Murphy but might be good for you!


Directed by Spike Jonze!

This is Happening, LCD Soundsystem's third disc is supposed to be released May 18 however, now that the very much anticipated album leaked, it might be released a lot sooner than that.


I actually felt really bad when I found out this leaked since I read this before, quoting Murphy saying "after it comes out, give it to whoever you want for free. But until then, keep it to yourself." Wahhh wahhhh.

Picture from nymag.com

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Coachella!

The little music festival known as Coachella began yesterday in California with Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem and Them Crooked Vultures headlining. Pitchfork posted some awesome shots of Jay-Z, Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, She & Him and others who performed yesterday here: http://pitchfork.com/news/38523-coachella-fri-jay-z-vampire-weekend-lcd-soundsystem-fever-ray/

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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos (from Pitchfork.com)

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She & Him's Zooey Deschanel (from Pitchfork.com)

Today, MGMT, The Dead Weather, The Dirty Projectors, Steel Train and others hit the stage with Muse and Faith No More headlining.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Blender Online...and some others

So last year, I was really bummed to hear that one of my favorite music magazines, Blender, was going out of business. But I just remembered that they re-launched the website after the print version was no longer. So just a heads up if anyone didn't know, Blender's still a publication, just online.
EDIT 4/21/2010: So I've thought a lot about this after searching the site and realized, there's a reason why Blender went under. They just aren't as good as they used to be. What happened?! Their lists were the best!

Some other music magazine's out there? Besides the staples (Rolling Stone and Spin,) there are some really great publications out there to look for new music, both in print and online.

Paste - Even though they could be on their way out (they continue to ask for donations from avid readers and subscribers,) Paste is good for someone who is into either alt-country (Ryan Adams, Avett Brothers, Gillian Welch,) or mellow indie like Death Cab for Cutie or The Decemberists. They also are fans of Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel and etc.

Pitchfork Media - Probably my favorite online music website, Chicago's Pitchfork covers almost every genre of music, as long as it's indie. The website is designed really well and is easy to navigate. I especially like that they have a music player on their website so you could actually listen to the bands you're reading about. Also, I'm a sucker for lists and top 10's/20's/whatever...and they have a lot of those.

Prefix Mag - While their website could use a little work, (it's a little busy, don't you think?) Prefix Mag has a lot of freelance writers all over the world so they naturally have a lot of information about bands and they have it quick. Another great thing about this site is that there are no barriers when it comes to music genre's, they write about anyone from Taylor Swift to Dr. Dog. I can definitely respect that.