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The Week In Pop: Kiesza’s The Full Package; Her Album, Not So Much

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

If the house-inflected Canadian pop singer Kiesza seems to have jumped on the post-Disclosure bandwagon a little late, consider that her “Hideaway” video — in which Kiesza and her posse pull off an epic one-shot dance routine on the streets of Brooklyn — premiered way back in February. So although “Hideaway” hasn’t been simmering toward [...]

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Jessie Ware - "You & I (Forever)". One of the common tricks to pop songwriting is to write verses with specific, sited details, and then, in the chorus, to go big and universal. With "You & I (Forever)", Ware...

Robert Plant – lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar [album review]

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

I had totally forgotten about Robert Plant’s new album until seeing him on the Colbert Report last week. The interview was fantastic as Colbert & Plant bantered back and forth – two masters at play; including Plant handing Colbert a joint. Then Plant hit the stage with a ripping his band, The Sensational Shape Shifters [...]

Going Underground #25

Today our musical globetrotting around the world's underground takes us to one of my favourite cities. Today we will be seeking out the hidden gems of the Toronto underground. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...Show More Summary

Toadcast #307 – The Joecast

 Yep, not gin anymore, these days I drink coffee with my podcasts. Nostalgia really isn’t what it used to be, is it. I remember when I was wild, rude, inebriated, etc. etc… Mind you, seeing as I am driving through to Glasgow once I finish this to engage in sensitive negotiations with a ‘hot new […]

Stream The Twilight Sad Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave (Stereogum Premiere)

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Scottish rockers the Twilight Sad are back with another set of sunken-hearted, sky-scraping guitar anthems. Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave, the follow-up to 2012?s No One Can Ever Know, finds the band weaving post-punk and new wave elements into their shoegaze-inflected epics, topped off as always by James Graham’s world-weary [...]

Watch Underworld’s 20th Anniversary Mini-Documentary On Dubnobasswithmyheadman

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

British electronic wizards Underworld released their seminal record Dubnobasswithmyheadman in 1994, and in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, Rick Smith and Karl Hyde participated in a documentary about its creation. The two-part...Show More Summary

Waiters – What For Art Thou

 Ahh, Waiters. I was writing about Sex Hands earlier today, and that put me in mind of our first Split 12?, recorded back in the Winter of 2011 I think, and if I recall Waiters were the first band we actually recorded. I’d had plenty of good results with the Toad Sessions by then of course, […]

CHVRCHES – “Under The Tide” Video

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

CHVRCHES’ debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, came out more than a year ago, but presumably due to their inclusion on the newly reimagined Drive soundtrack, as well as the new Hunger Games soundtrack, the Scottish electro-pop trio is once again promoting The Bones Of What You Believe via a new video. Unlike [...]

Jonnie Common – Trapped in Amber Album Launch Shows

Jonnie Common‘s glorious new album – yes, seriously, glorious – is being released into the world on Halloween of this year (pre-order your copy here) and to celebrate, we are arranging some launch shows. And they will be fantastic. Therefore you should come. Aberdeen is (tragically) going to be the last Citizen Mule gig, so please […]

Book Notes - Bill Roorbach "The Remedy for Love"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Music of The Outlaw Roadshow 2014

THURSDAY - 10/23 The Bowery Electric NYC Evening Program RSVP & Arrive Early. Doors at 7pm LILY & THE PARLOUR TRICKS HOLLIS BROWN CHRISTIAN MCNEILL & SEAMONSTERS MAT SUCICH BOOM FOREST TALLAHASSEE BAILIFF DAN BLAKESLEECHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLINGK PHILLIPSLE ROXY PRO FRIDAY - 10/24 The Bowery Electric NYC Evening Program RSVP & Arrive Early. Show More Summary

Shorties (A Short Story by Tom Hanks, Murakami Music, and more)

A short story by actor Tom Hanks is featured in the New Yorker. The Houston Chronicle profiled the composer of "Murakami Music." The Quietus reconsidered Roxy Music's Country Life album forty years after its release. The Nervous Breakdown shared an...

Daily Downloads (Minus the Bear, White Fence, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Broken Stems: We Are Home EP [mp3] Hamartia: The Joy of Rebellion pt. II & I + Singles album [mp3] Joshua Worth: The...

Book Notes - Anne Valente "By Light We Knew Our Names"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

U2 – “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” Video

As you might have heard, U2 released a new album not that long ago! No? Samsung user? Not to worry! The band is still doing some traditional promotion, including releasing a video for “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),” a song about the first time Bono heard Joey Ramone’s voice, and how that voice transformed the [...]

Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It’s kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice (in 1981 and 2006). But on November 1, Rock and Prince will do the show together. Of course, Rock is a longtime Prince fan: He’s got a good joke about [...]

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