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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 …

Photos: Charli XCX @ Red Bull Garage, Liverpool, UK: May 18

Photos: Charli XCX @ Red Bull Garage, Liverpool, UK: May 18

May 22, 2012, By

Like a goth Peg Bundy

Lushlife Debuts Video For “Still I Hear The Word Progress”

Lushlife Debuts Video For “Still I Hear The Word Progress”

May 21, 2012, By

Earlier this year, Philadelphia rapper Lushlife spoke with CMJ about his new album, Plateau Vision, out now on Western Vinyl. In keeping with his genre-bending …

Bands On The Late-Night Boob Tube: Week Of May 21

Bands On The Late-Night Boob Tube: Week Of May 21

May 21, 2012, By

Kimbra, Gossip, White Rabbits and more

Q&A: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Q&A: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

May 21, 2012, By

Electronic music’s new fine feathered friend

Sigur Rós Premieres Video For “Ég Anda”

Sigur Rós Premieres Video For “Ég Anda”

May 21, 2012, By

Sigur Rós has premiered a new video for the song “Ég Anda” off of its upcoming album, Valtari, out May 29 on XL.   The …