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Lower Dens @ Bowery Ballroom: July 19, 2012

Lower Dens @ Bowery Ballroom: July 19, 2012

July 20, 2012, By

  There’s a guy in the basement of Bowery Ballroom who’s wearing a black turtleneck. I get that the temperature on this July …

Wild Nothing Announces North American Tour

Wild Nothing Announces North American Tour1

July 20, 2012, By

  Wild Nothing has announced an expansive fall tour in support of its upcoming album, Nocturne, due out August 28 on Captured Tracks. The new dates, …

Music News, July 20, 2012

Industry Wrap: Music News, July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012, By

Bruce Springsteen cut short, Chris Brown cut shorter and more

John Maus – A Collection Of Rarities…

John Maus – A Collection Of Rarities…

July 20, 2012, By

John Maus is all about history. When the avant-garde electro-pop eccentric isn’t in the studio, he’s in a classroom, studying and teaching philosophy, …

Hot Chip @ Prospect Park Bandshell: July 18, 2012

Hot Chip @ Prospect Park Bandshell: July 18, 2012

July 19, 2012, By

I feel that it’s easy to identify the key element to a good electronic show. Not to discount the amount of insanely talented and …

Dunwells @ Mercury Lounge: July 18, 2012

Dunwells @ Mercury Lounge: July 18, 2012

July 19, 2012, By

  The Dunwells and their abundance of guitars took the stage at the Mercury Lounge last night to croon their tunes to a front row …

Track Premiere: Grassfight’s “Nassau”

Track Premiere: Grassfight’s “Nassau”

July 19, 2012, By

Grass is always gloomier on this New York via Texas band’s side

New Menomena Track And Tour Dates

New Menomena Track And Tour Dates

July 19, 2012, By

  Portland indie-rock group Menomena has released a new track titled “Heavy Is As Heavy Does.” The song, set to be featured on the band’…

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

July 19, 2012, By

Frank Ocean came out last week. But what he came out as is up for debate. In two long paragraphs on his Tumblr, the 24-year-old …

CMJ New Music Report 1257

CMJ New Music Report 1257

July 19, 2012

On A Fang Island In The Sun

Paula And Karol On Warsaw, Poland

Scene Report: Paula And Karol On Warsaw, Poland

July 18, 2012

The capital city recognizes its creative potential

Bikini Kill Forms Record Label To Reissue Albums

Bikini Kill Forms Record Label To Reissue Albums

July 18, 2012, By

In anticipation of its 25th anniversary, the quintessential punk band Bikini Kill, a pioneer of the riot grrrl movement in the ’90s, is forming its …

Photos: Best Coast, Those Darlins, DIIV @ Terminal 5

Photos: Best Coast, Those Darlins, DIIV @ Terminal 5

July 18, 2012

Last night Best Coast returned to New York and brought some of that California sunshine to the large, sweaty confines of Terminal 5. Bethany Cosentino and …

Stars Release New Track, Announce Tour Dates

Stars Release New Track, Announce Tour Dates

July 18, 2012, By

Canadian indie-pop band Stars have released a new song from their upcoming record, The North, due out on ATO on September 4. The track, titled “Hold …

Dan Deacon Debuts New Video And Adds Tour Dates

Dan Deacon Debuts New Video And Adds Tour Dates

July 18, 2012, By

  Dan Deacon has released his new video for “True Thrush,” a swirling dance track off his upcoming record, America. In the video things start …

Delta Rae @ Bowery Ballroom: July 17, 2012

Delta Rae @ Bowery Ballroom: July 17, 20127

July 18, 2012, By

Gospel stomp. Those two words introduced me to Delta Rae. I had to know what a band described like that sounded like. But after a …