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Hurt So Good

Hurt So Good

January 17, 2012, By

Los Campesinos! on growing up (but staying young)

Esperanza Spalding To Tour North America And Europe

Esperanza Spalding To Tour North America And Europe

January 17, 2012, By

  Esperanza Spalding—the Portland, OR, jazz bassist with singing chops as robust as her hair—will support her new album, Radio Music Society (out …

New Lower Dens Album Coming This May

New Lower Dens Album Coming This May

January 17, 2012, By

Laid-back Baltimore rock band Lower Dens has announced that its second album for Ribbon, titled Nootropics (pronounced no-eh-tro-pics), will be released on May 1 in the …

Cate Le Bon – CYRK

Cate Le Bon – CYRK

January 17, 2012, By

Filled with high-energy strumming, drumming and recorder playing, the music on Cate Le Bon’s second album, CYRK, is a perfect fit for her deep, …

New Sleigh Bells Track “Comeback Kid”

New Sleigh Bells Track “Comeback Kid”

January 16, 2012, By

Sleigh Bells fans have something to hold them off until the February 21 release of the band’s Reign Of Terror LP: the new track “Comeback …

A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

January 16, 2012, By

When ’90s mixing wunderkind A-Trak assumed the turntables at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday morning, the floors of Webster Hall were already slick with PBR and …

A$AP Rocky Revamps “Celebration”

A$AP Rocky Revamps “Celebration”

January 16, 2012, By

After recently signing a deal with Sony/RCA, rapper A$AP Rocky has released a new rendition of a track called “Celebration.” The Harlem native, …

Lushlife, Stepkids @ Knitting Factory: January 14, 2012

Lushlife, Stepkids @ Knitting Factory: January 14, 2012

January 16, 2012, By

It’s not every day a rapper claims to be physically exhausted from a 30-day juice fast, but that’s just what Lushlife , aka Philadelphia …

The Summer Sounds Of Air Review

The Summer Sounds Of Air Review2

January 16, 2012, By

  “America’s Son,” one of the latest tracks from Dallas indie folk-pop quintet Air Review, begins with a tinkling, high-pitched beat that is gradually …

Big Pink – Future This

Big Pink – Future This

January 16, 2012, By

From watching the making of Future This on the Big Pink’s Youtube, you can tell that in the process of recording its second album, …

CMJ New Music Report 1230

CMJ New Music Report 1230

January 13, 2012

El Camino Rides To The Top

Blitzen Trapper Announces March Tour, Premieres Video

Blitzen Trapper Announces March Tour, Premieres Video

January 13, 2012, By

  After a brief holiday hiatus from touring, Blitzen Trapper is returning to the U.S. roads with a new run of tour dates and …

Guy Sands (Brooklyn, NY)

Sonicbids Spotlight: Guy Sands (Brooklyn, NY)

January 13, 2012, By

Making magic in Greenpoint

CMJ Exclusive: Mike Acerbo Premieres “Trilby”

CMJ Exclusive: Mike Acerbo Premieres “Trilby”

January 13, 2012, By

Acerbo dips back into his restaurant years for a song of waitresses and betrayal

Matthew Dear – Headcage

Matthew Dear – Headcage

January 13, 2012, By

In my notes on Headcage, I wrote “watery indie nostalgia for the Instagram generation—know what I mean?” I would have cleaned that thought …

Dustin Wong Will Make Music Out Of Your Dreams

Dustin Wong Will Make Music Out Of Your Dreams

January 12, 2012, By

Dustin Wong‘s stretch as the guitarist for the now-retired art rock band Ponytail may have ended, but he’s got some things in the …