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Beirut Releases Video For “The Rip Tide”

Beirut Releases Video For “The Rip Tide”

June 22, 2012, By

  Beirut has released a gorgeous music video for the title track of its latest album, The Rip Tide. The video portrays a boat at …

Paper Route @ Mercury Lounge: June 21, 2012

Paper Route @ Mercury Lounge: June 21, 20121

June 22, 2012, By

  Even though it was still a balmy 92 degrees at 11 p.m. last night, the Mercury Lounge was surprisingly cool and filled with hardcore fans …

New Look – New Look

New Look – New Look

June 22, 2012, By

Adam Pavao and Sarah Ruba may be the perfect couple. Sure, that’s an easy statement to make about any young, hip, attractive pair. But …

Pomegranates Announce Summer Tour

Pomegranates Announce Summer Tour

June 22, 2012, By

  Art-pop group Pomegranates announced a summer tour in support of their recent release, Heaven. The Cincinnati band will kick off the tour in their …

Atlas Genius Announces First Live Performances Ever

Atlas Genius Announces First Live Performances Ever

June 22, 2012, By

When Aussie melodic-pop rockers Atlas Genius released a stream of the track “Trojans” on SoundCloud last year, they hadn’t planned for the explosion of …

Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire Releasing New EP This Fall

Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire Releasing New EP This Fall

June 22, 2012, By

Brooklyn’s Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire has announced that his debut EP on Universal, Power And Passion, will drop this September. In celebration of the album, …

Jonathan Toubin’s Miraculous Recovery

CMJ TV: Jonathan Toubin’s Miraculous Recovery

June 22, 2012, By

The New York Night Train DJ takes us through a harrowing moment and it’s aftermath

Video Premiere: Sea Of Bees’ “Gone”

Video Premiere: Sea Of Bees’ “Gone”1

June 21, 2012, By

Julie Ann Bee goes Amtrak or bust

PJ Bond Releases Video For “Savannah”

PJ Bond Releases Video For “Savannah”

June 21, 2012, By

After just completing a slew of U.S. and Canadian tour dates, PJ Bond has now released a video for the song “Savannah.” The song …

Liars @ Webster Hall: June 20, 2012

Liars @ Webster Hall: June 20, 2012

June 21, 2012, By

The first time I saw Liars’ Angus Andrew perform he was wearing a blue kilt, and he was terrifying. Towering over the crowd at 6’6″, screaming …

Stars Announce New Album

Stars Announce New Album

June 21, 2012, By

Canadian synth-poppers Stars will drop their sixth album, The North, September 4 on ATO. The band continues in the airy, keyed-out direction of 2010 release The Five …

CMJ New Music Report 1253

CMJ New Music Report 1253

June 21, 2012

Japandroids’ Celebration Rock Of Ages

Q&A: Cold Specks

Q&A: Cold Specks

June 21, 2012, By

Al Spx is all good in the hood

Tallest Man On Earth, Strand Of Oaks @ Town Hall: June 20

Tallest Man On Earth, Strand Of Oaks @ Town Hall: June 20

June 21, 2012, By

When Strand Of Oaks came on stage at Town Hall on Wednesday night, I thought to myself, “Oh, more quiet woodsy folk music played by …

Bonde Do Rolê – Tropical/Bacanal

Bonde Do Rolê – Tropical/Bacanal2

June 21, 2012, By

When Brazil’s Bonde Do Rolê transitions between Portuguese and English lyrics, a lot gets lost in translation. After all, even the funk carioca trio’…

Strange Familiar On Akron, OH

Scene Report: Strange Familiar On Akron, OH

June 20, 2012

“America’s Best Cheeseburger” lurks in Akron