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Depeche Mode has announced a massive 2013 North American Tour in support of their upcoming album, Delta Machine.

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Music Video: Foals – Late Night

posted by on march 11, 2013 at 11:28 am in Music Videos
Foals - Late Night Music Video

Foals have just released a new, disturbing music video for their second single, “Late Night” from their recently released album, “Holy Fire“. Directed by Nabil.

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Youth Lagoon Performing at the Bowery Ballroom (3/6/13)

our rating

good

(good)

summary

Youth Lagoon played a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom in celebration of their new album, Wondrous Bughouse.

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Album Review: Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

posted by on march 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm in Album Reviews

Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse

our rating

7.4

(good)

key points

  • good experimental instrumentation
  • fun melodies
  • lack of focus

key tracks

  • pelican man
  • dropla
  • daisyphobia

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Performing at the Bowery Ballroom  (2/2

our rating

good

(good)

summary

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played a sold-out headlining show at the Bowery Ballroom with openers Foxygen and Wampire.

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Modern Vampires of the City

“Who gives a f*ck about an Oxford Comma?” Me. I love that song and cannot wait for their new album, Modern Vampires of the City, to come out May 7th.  These Columbia grads did not disappointed on their first two albums and I think we can expected them produce on this one as well. What I really liked about their first two albums is that each had their own unique sound while still being the indie-rock, African-influenced sound that we know as Vampire Weekend.

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Album Preview: Phoenix – Bankrupt!

posted by on february 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm in Album Previews
Bankrupt!

In 2009, Phoenix released Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix; to be honest, I had heard very little of Phoenix until this even though their first release was in 2000. Nevertheless, this gem rocketed Phoenix into the spotlight, getting up to the 37th spot on the US charts, where none of their previous albums had even charted. But enough of their history, what about their future?!

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Album Review: Atoms for Peace – Amok

posted by on february 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm in Album Reviews

Atoms for Peace - AMOK

our rating

7.1

(good)

key points

  • radiohead-esque sound
  • thom yorke's voice
  • doesn't seem like a collaborative effort

key tracks

  • default
  • unless
  • judge, jury and executioner
  • amok

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Album Review: Local Natives – Hummingbird

posted by on february 25, 2013 at 11:30 am in Album Reviews

Local Natives - Hummingbird

our rating

6.8

(eh)

key points

  • it has potential
  • easy listening
  • slightly boring
  • little variation

key tracks

  • you & i
  • heavy feet
  • breakers

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Album Preview: Atoms for Peace – Amok

posted by on february 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm in Album Previews
Atoms for Peace - AMOK

This supergroup, Atoms for Peace, brings together the likes of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, and REM to create an amazing sound that pulls from each of the artists’ respective genres, although it does tend to favor Yorke’s sound more than others. With this collection of musicians, it seems impossible that someone could not be excited about their debut album, Amok, coming out on the 25th; being a huge fan of Radiohead and the Chili Peppers (and a solid fan of Beck and REM), February 25th cannot come fast enough. I think one can expect (or at least I’m hoping) that this album will resemble their few released singles, “Default” and “Judge Jury and Executioner” – two fantastic tracks that if you haven’t heard, stop what you are doing and listen to them. Come on, February 25th.

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