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Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

April 8, 2011, By

British quartet Wild Beasts has released a video for “Albatross,” the group’s recent dark, moody track. A simple half-electronic, half-acoustic drumbeat sits under lush …

Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion

Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion

April 8, 2011, By

After releasing a debut album in 2008 that was favorably compared to Joy Division, one might reasonably expect that Crystal Stilts wouldn’t bother breaking from …

Unsound Festival Opening @ Alice Tully Hall: April 6, 2011

Unsound Festival Opening @ Alice Tully Hall: April 6, 2011

April 7, 2011, By

The opening night of Unsound Festival New York was characterized by a hushed reverence for what was about to be performed and who would perform …

April 7, 2011

Industry Wrap: April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011, By

The Recording Academy announced yesterday that it plans to decrease the number of Grammy categories across all genres. The revised category count drops from this …

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

April 7, 2011, By

A decade after his 2001 release, The Essence Of J Rawls, Ohio-based hip-hop producer J Rawls has announced the release of his newest solo album, The …

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

April 7, 2011, By

Pianist Aaron Goldberg and composer-arranger Guillermo Klein will collaborate on Bienestan, a new collection of reinterpreted jazz standards among Klein’s original works. The album, …

Ponytail – Do Whatever You Want All The Time

Ponytail – Do Whatever You Want All The Time

April 7, 2011, By

After an alleged breakup, Baltimore’s most spastic punk band, Ponytail, returns with Do Whatever You Want All The Time. This follows 2008’s Ice Cream …

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

April 7, 2011, By

Fifteen years go, Stones Throw started as a vinyl-only label. Founded by DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw aimed to provide music “by …

Electric Wire Hustle On Wellington, NZ

Scene Report: Electric Wire Hustle On Wellington, NZ

April 7, 2011

In Scene Report, CMJ’s latest column, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. …

Photos: Charles Bradley, Lee Fields @ MHOW: April 1, 2011

Photos: Charles Bradley, Lee Fields @ MHOW: April 1, 2011

April 6, 2011

CMJ art director Jeremy Phillips waded through the sold-out crowd at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg to take some sweaty pics of soul men Charles …

Mynabirds Releases Tour Video For “LA Rain”

Mynabirds Releases Tour Video For “LA Rain”

April 6, 2011, By

While working as the openers for Bright Eyes‘ recent tour, the Mynabirds recorded some behind-the-scenes footage. The band has edited these clips into a video …

Listeners Set To Receive ‘Pleasure’ From Pure X

Listeners Set To Receive ‘Pleasure’ From Pure X

April 6, 2011, By

Wisp-pop trio Pure X is set to release its debut album, Pleasure, July 5 via Acephale. Hailing from Austin, Pure X, previously known as Pure Ecstasy, …

CMJ TV: Tame Impala

CMJ TV: CMJ TV: Tame Impala

April 6, 2011, By

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6BHIgus8Ck In anticipation of Tame Impala‘s upcoming North American tour, Kevin Parker and Jay Watson walk …

The ‘Life Fantastic’ With Man Man

The ‘Life Fantastic’ With Man Man

April 6, 2011, By

Philadelphia’s sometimes bizarre but extremely entertaining rock orchestra Man Man will be heading out on a massive North American tour in support of its …

The Kills: Blood Diamonds In The Rough

The Kills: Blood Diamonds In The Rough

April 6, 2011, By

The Kills doesn’t live in a world where sweatered coed duos sing twee love ballads like dainty hummingbirds on a dewy spring morn. Oh …

Beets Announces North American Tour

Beets Announces North American Tour

April 6, 2011, By

Following the January release of its Stay Home LP, Jackson Heights, Queens, garage-rock trio the Beets is leaving the outer boroughs for an upcoming North …