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Big Scary (Melbourne, Australia)

Sonicbids Spotlight: Big Scary (Melbourne, Australia)

March 23, 2012, By

Expanding the house that Jack built

Bloc Party Announces First Release On Frenchkiss

Bloc Party Announces First Release On Frenchkiss

March 23, 2012, By

After announcing earlier this week that it had just been signed to Frenchkiss, Bloc Party has now announced the release of a new album at …

Luke Roberts – The Iron Gates At Throop And Newport

Luke Roberts – The Iron Gates At Throop And Newport1

March 23, 2012, By

An album composed in Brooklyn typically doesn’t sound like the sleepy countryside in the South. That is unless said album is written on a …

Q&A: Scuba

Q&A: Scuba

March 22, 2012, By

Diving into Paul Rose’s ‘Personality’

Man On Fire: Secret Music Debuts Scorching Hot Video

Man On Fire: Secret Music Debuts Scorching Hot Video

March 22, 2012, By

The first thirty seconds of Secret Music’s new video for “Ghost In the Graveyard” are innocent enough– a middle-aged suburban man sitting in bed …

Extra Life Announces Series Of Record Release Shows

Extra Life Announces Series Of Record Release Shows

March 22, 2012, By

Experimental pop trio Extra Life will be releasing its third full-length, Dream Seeds, on April 10 via Northern Spy. In support of the new album, Extra …

Oberhofer @ Bowery Ballroom: March 21, 2012

Oberhofer @ Bowery Ballroom: March 21, 2012

March 22, 2012, By

In the abstract, the Oberhofer style might seem obvious: energetic lead, open lyrics, catchy hooks. But Oberhofer, a blistery indie rock band from New York …

Miike Snow @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: March 20, 2012

Miike Snow @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: March 20, 2012

March 22, 2012, By

  Miike Snow had a few chips stacked against it during its attempt to turn Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg into an interstellar rave …

The Host – The Host

The Host – The Host

March 22, 2012, By

Although the press releases have been careful to remain mum on the subject, The Host is the latest project from Irish producer Barry Lynn, aka …

Top Five Hypothetical Chillwave Terrence Malick Films

Top Five Hypothetical Chillwave Terrence Malick Films

March 21, 2012, By

Go “Terminally Malick” with the legendary director’s filmography.

Radiation City On Portland, OR

Scene Report: Radiation City On Portland, OR1

March 21, 2012

Low cost of living, high quality of sounds

Grass Widow Enters The “Goldilocks Zone” On New Track

Grass Widow Enters The “Goldilocks Zone” On New Track

March 21, 2012, By

San Francisco psych-pop trio Grass Widow will release their third LP Internal Logic on May 22 through their own record label, HLR.   In anticipation of …

Free Compilation Album From Plug Research

Free Compilation Album From Plug Research

March 21, 2012, By

In celebration of its 200th release, L.A. electronic label Plug Research has released a free compilation titled SP-2012 featuring some tantalizing samples of new …

Mr. Gnome Goes ‘Softly Mad’ On New 7″

Mr. Gnome Goes ‘Softly Mad’ On New 7″

March 21, 2012, By

  Art-rock duo Mr. Gnome is on a roll. 2011 saw the band release its third full-length, Madness In Miniature, which garnered much praise including a “…

The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender

March 21, 2012, By

Role-playing with Alex Winston

Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery

Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery

March 21, 2012, By

At first glance Willis Earl Beal, the enigmatic songwriter from Chicago, appears to be an antidote to the rapid Tumblr and meme-ification of music, with …