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Video Premiere: Deer Tracks’ “Meant To Be”

Video Premiere: Deer Tracks’ “Meant To Be”

May 25, 2012, By

Earthy, harsh with a minimal beauty

The Raw Men Empire (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Sonicbids Spotlight: The Raw Men Empire (Tel Aviv, Israel)1

May 25, 2012, By

Rock rules in the White City

The National’s “The Rains Of Castamere” For Game Of Thrones

The National’s “The Rains Of Castamere” For Game Of Thrones

May 25, 2012, By

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn2l2_v6Ur8 If you haven’t been watching the HBO megahit Game Of Thrones you’ve been …

Mount Eerie – Clear Moon

Mount Eerie – Clear Moon

May 25, 2012, By

Microphones mastermind Phil Elverum doesn’t mind going big. Since the 2004 inception of his bleak-folk Mount Eerie alias, Elverum’s indie imprint put out no …

Wymond Miles To Tour With Psychic Ills

Wymond Miles To Tour With Psychic Ills

May 24, 2012, By

Right off the bus from a tour with Lotus Plaza, Fresh And Onlys lead guitarist Wymond Miles is set to hit the road this summer …

Polyphonic Spree @ Webster Hall: May 23, 2012

Polyphonic Spree @ Webster Hall: May 23, 2012

May 24, 2012, By

I momentarily joined a cult lat night, I think. Or at least ventured where an idealistic mindset and better life awaited. These are, of course, …

Shlohmo’s ‘Melancholy’ New Video

Shlohmo’s ‘Melancholy’ New Video

May 24, 2012, By

http://vimeo.com/42723355[/vimeo] Shlohmo has combined forces with director Andrey Nikolaev to create a haunting Black Swan-esque video for “The Way U Do.” The …

Listen: Redd Kross Releases First Single In 15 Years

Listen: Redd Kross Releases First Single In 15 Years

May 24, 2012, By

For the first time since the release of Show World 15 years ago, the (mostly) longhaired California garage-punk sidewinders of Redd Kross have a new album …

Photos: Jinja Safari @ Pianos: May 23, 2012

Photos: Jinja Safari @ Pianos: May 23, 2012

May 24, 2012, By

This week was Sydney’s delightfully percussion-laden, jangly and shoeless band Jinja Safari’s first time in the U.S. We were in the packed …

Q&A: LOL Boys

Q&A: LOL Boys

May 24, 2012, By

When in doubt, turn up the Waka Flocka

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 tinkling …

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 …