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Polyphonic Spree @ Webster Hall: May 23, 2012

Polyphonic Spree @ Webster Hall: May 23, 2012

May 24, 2012, By

I momentarily joined a cult lat night, I think. Or at least ventured where an idealistic mindset and better life awaited. These are, of course, …

Shlohmo’s ‘Melancholy’ New Video

Shlohmo’s ‘Melancholy’ New Video

May 24, 2012, By

http://vimeo.com/42723355[/vimeo] Shlohmo has combined forces with director Andrey Nikolaev to create a haunting Black Swan-esque video for “The Way U Do.” The …

Listen: Redd Kross Releases First Single In 15 Years

Listen: Redd Kross Releases First Single In 15 Years

May 24, 2012, By

For the first time since the release of Show World 15 years ago, the (mostly) longhaired California garage-punk sidewinders of Redd Kross have a new album …

Photos: Jinja Safari @ Pianos: May 23, 2012

Photos: Jinja Safari @ Pianos: May 23, 2012

May 24, 2012, By

This week was Sydney’s delightfully percussion-laden, jangly and shoeless band Jinja Safari’s first time in the U.S. We were in the packed …

Q&A: LOL Boys

Q&A: LOL Boys

May 24, 2012, By

When in doubt, turn up the Waka Flocka

CMJ New Music Report 1249

CMJ New Music Report 1249

May 24, 2012

No. 1 Jazz: A Walk Down Wisteria Lane With Steve Kuhn

El-P – Cancer For Cure

El-P – Cancer For Cure1

May 24, 2012, By

El-P’s Cancer For Cure is an intimidating fortress of an album, but it’s not impenetrable. In the five years since the Brooklyn rapper …

Listen: New SBTRKT Song

Listen: New SBTRKT Song

May 23, 2012, By

  SBTRKT, the masked marauder of melodic club music, has shared a new mp3 on his Soundcloud. Titled “Gamelena,” this track opens with some wind-chimes-in-the-jungle …

Listen: Metric’s “Speed The Collapse”

Listen: Metric’s “Speed The Collapse”

May 23, 2012, By

Last month Canadian art-pop quartet Metric released “Youth Without Youth,” the swirling, ’70s-rock-tinged first single off its upcoming album, Synthetica, and now the group is …

Photos: Jack White, Alabama Shakes @ Roseland Ballroom

Photos: Jack White, Alabama Shakes @ Roseland Ballroom

May 23, 2012

Ladies’ night with Jack White and the Peacocks

Exitmusic – Passage

Exitmusic – Passage

May 23, 2012, By

The only episode I’ve ever seen of Boardwalk Empire was the pilot back in 2010. Good episode, but I’m bad at committing to TV …

Maps And Atlases, Big Sleep @ Studio At Webster Hall: May 21

Maps And Atlases, Big Sleep @ Studio At Webster Hall: May 21

May 22, 2012, By

You can discern a lot about a band from its pre-concert stage setup. The huge, mounted bass drum awaiting Maps And Atlases on the cozy …

The xx Returns To America, Debuts New Songs On The Road

The xx Returns To America, Debuts New Songs On The Road

May 22, 2012, By

  For the first time in two years Brit hotbutton trio the xx will grace the States with its moody grooves live in concert. Between …

Track Premiere: Hear Anne’s Electrifying “Power Exchange”

Track Premiere: Hear Anne’s Electrifying “Power Exchange”

May 22, 2012, By

Stream a song from the shoegaze revivalists upcoming 7″

Dope Body – Natural History

Dope Body – Natural History

May 22, 2012, By

There’s not much of a difference between a menacing smile and a goofy grin. How much separates Jack Nicholson’s terrifying mug sticking through …

Yeasayer Gives New Album A Release Date, Title, Tracklist

Yeasayer Gives New Album A Release Date, Title, Tracklist

May 22, 2012, By

Yeasayer has announced the title, release date and tracklist for its next album: Fragrant World will come out August 21 via Secretly Canadian, and you’ll …