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Music News, February 23, 2012

Industry Wrap: Music News, February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012, By

Kraftwerk breaks hearts, Adele breaks records and more

Mount Eerie To Release Two New Albums This Year

Mount Eerie To Release Two New Albums This Year

February 23, 2012, By

  Mount Eerie, the band moniker of Phil Elverum, will release two new albums this year. The first, Clear Moon, drops on May 22, with the …

Xray Eyeballs – Splendor Squalor

Xray Eyeballs – Splendor Squalor

February 23, 2012, By

When Brooklyn’s Xray Eyeballs debuted with Not Nothing a year ago, it was easy to mistake its three-chord garage-punk grind for the Black Lips—…

Crystal Castles Ready Bleak New LP, Release Bleak New Video

Crystal Castles Ready Bleak New LP, Release Bleak New Video

February 22, 2012, By

Electro-punk duo Crystal Castles has confirmed that its third album is currently in production and set for release this summer via Fiction/Universal.   This …

Woodie Nominations For Best College Radio Station Down To 25

Woodie Nominations For Best College Radio Station Down To 251

February 22, 2012, By

The frustrating thing about most awards shows is that you don’t get to vote. It can be maddening to watch nominations and awards decided …

Kwazar On Warsaw, Poland

Scene Report: Kwazar On Warsaw, Poland

February 22, 2012

Save your raving for the weekend in Poland’s capital

BBU Release ‘bell hooks’ Mixtape, Track With Das Racist

BBU Release ‘bell hooks’ Mixtape, Track With Das Racist

February 22, 2012, By

Chicago hip-hop crew BBU has released a brand new free mixtape via Mishka and Diplo’s Mad Decent. Titled bell hooks after the feminist cultural …

Women Guitarist Christopher Reimer Dead At 26

Women Guitarist Christopher Reimer Dead At 26

February 22, 2012, By

Christopher Reimer, the guitarist for Calgary art-rock band Women, died in his sleep on Tuesday, according to the Calgary Herald (via Pitchfork). The cause of …

Grimes – Visions

Grimes – Visions1

February 22, 2012, By

Visions is the fourth album in two years from the Toronto-born, Montreal-based Claire Boucher, or Grimes, and it presents her 2-D musical schemes in an …

Family Records Shares Free Mixtape

February 22, 2012, By

The music-heads at Family Records love when people discover new music, so much so that they’re giving away their first-ever Extended Family mixtape for …

M. Ward Makes Music For A “Primitive Girl” On New Track

M. Ward Makes Music For A “Primitive Girl” On New Track

February 21, 2012, By

It can be easy to forget that M. Ward is an accomplished solo artist. After all, the past few years have seen the Portland-based folk …

Ducky (New York, NY)

On The Verge: Ducky (New York, NY)2

February 21, 2012, By

Ain’t nothing to duck with.

Lower Dens Premieres Video For “Brains”

Lower Dens Premieres Video For “Brains”

February 21, 2012, By

  Last month, Baltimore rock group Lower Dens shared the first single “Brains” off of its upcoming LP, Nootropics, which Ribbon is set to release …

Cursive – I Am Gemini

Cursive – I Am Gemini

February 21, 2012, By

Concept album I Am Gemini is the seventh release from Cursive during the band’s 15-plus-year existence. Fans who have been there for the whole …

Dustin Wong Releases First Dream Song, Announces Tour

Dustin Wong Releases First Dream Song, Announces Tour

February 20, 2012, By

Last month we announced that Dustin Wong was taking your dreams and making them into music as a part of his “Say Your Dream, Create …

Zola Jesus and Liturgy @ Webster Hall: February 18, 2012

Zola Jesus and Liturgy @ Webster Hall: February 18, 2012

February 20, 2012, By

  The pressing question at Webster Hall on Saturday night was, “Who and why is this psychotic black metal band opening for little Zola Jesus?” &…