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Music News, March 1, 2012

Industry Wrap: Music News, March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012, By

Kid Cudi gets miffed, Spotify vents and more

CMJ Exclusive: Mercies Wants To “Take You Away”

CMJ Exclusive: Mercies Wants To “Take You Away”

March 1, 2012, By

The trio shares a new song from its upcoming EP, ‘The Ballet’

London Sister Act 2:54 Signs To Fat Possum, Releases EP

London Sister Act 2:54 Signs To Fat Possum, Releases EP

March 1, 2012, By

We scoped out 2:54 at Shea Stadium in November with Dive, Gray Pages and Total Slacker, but the gloomy London sister act is about to join …

CMJ New Music Report 1237

CMJ New Music Report 1237

March 1, 2012

Prime Grimes

CMJ Exclusive: CHLLNGR Remixes Alan Wilkis’s “Shadow”

CMJ Exclusive: CHLLNGR Remixes Alan Wilkis’s “Shadow”

March 1, 2012, By

Lyrics Born and Casey Dienel get etherealized

Scuba – Personality

Scuba – Personality

March 1, 2012, By

As promised, Scuba’s third album is a departure form the dark, moody and cerebral bass music of his past. Press and interviews leading up …

School Of Seven Bells @ Mercury Lounge: February 28, 2012

School Of Seven Bells @ Mercury Lounge: February 28, 2012

February 29, 2012, By

More rewarding even than hearing School of Seven Bells play through most of their new album, Ghostory, yesterday in Manhattan’s intimate Mercury Lounge was …

Nneka On Lagos, Nigeria

Scene Report: Nneka On Lagos, Nigeria

February 29, 2012

Fela Kuti’s old stomping ground remains vibrant

OFF! Announces First Full-Length LP, Tour Dates

OFF! Announces First Full-Length LP, Tour Dates

February 29, 2012, By

LA hardcore supergroup OFF! will release their first bonafide LP this spring via Vice. May 8th is the slated date for their self-titled full length, …

Hunx – Hairdresser Blues

Hunx – Hairdresser Blues

February 29, 2012, By

One listen to the titular track from Hunx And His Punx frontman Seth Bogart’s Hairdresser Blues is all it takes to dispel a decades-old …

Hear “Lazy Slave” Off Dope Body’s Upcoming Album

Hear “Lazy Slave” Off Dope Body’s Upcoming Album

February 29, 2012, By

Baltimore sludge-punk quartet Dope Body is back, and slimier than ever. The noise-spazz group will play a spate of tour dates, including a SXSW gig …

Caspian, Pianos Become The Teeth @ Studio At Webster Hall

Caspian, Pianos Become The Teeth @ Studio At Webster Hall

February 29, 2012, By

  Those who stopped by Webster Hall on Friday night to sway along with the harmonic folk rock of Heartless Bastards may have wondered why …

Another Wonderfully Weird Video From Alex Winston

Another Wonderfully Weird Video From Alex Winston1

February 28, 2012, By

  In anticipation of her debut King Con LP, due out April 10 on V2/Cooperative, Alex Winston has bestowed upon the world yet another quirky …

Ben Lee @ City Winery: February 25, 2012

Ben Lee @ City Winery: February 25, 2012

February 28, 2012, By

In the candlelit space at City Winery Saturday night, it was hard to tell who was there to see Ben Lee and who was there …

Maps And Atlases Announces Tour To Support Upcoming Album

Maps And Atlases Announces Tour To Support Upcoming Album

February 28, 2012, By

  Math-pop band Maps And Atlases will hit the road this spring in support of its upcoming sophomore LP, Beware And Be Grateful, due out …

Watch Gotye’s Whimsical “Easy Way Out” Video

Watch Gotye’s Whimsical “Easy Way Out” Video

February 28, 2012, By

  Gotye never seems to leave the spotlight, and rightfully so. His video for “Somebody That I Used To Know,” featuring Kimbra off of his …