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Decemberists, Best Coast @ Prospect Park Bandshell: June 14

Decemberists, Best Coast @ Prospect Park Bandshell: June 14

June 15, 2011, By

There are few live sets more instantly gratifying than Best Coast‘s short bursts of summer music. Perhaps due to the band’s smallish catalogue, …

FM Belfast On Reykjavík, Iceland

Scene Report: FM Belfast On Reykjavík, Iceland

June 15, 2011

In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week FM Belfast …

Tim Kasher Announces Late Summer Headline Tour, EP

Tim Kasher Announces Late Summer Headline Tour, EP

June 15, 2011, By

With Cursive having been in somewhat of a lull since touring for 2009′s Mama, I’m Swollen, frontman Tim Kasher has taken time to put …

Icarus Line Gets Primal With ‘Wildlife’

Icarus Line Gets Primal With ‘Wildlife’

June 15, 2011, By

Los Angeles rock band the Icarus Line is releasing its newest album, Wildlife, on August 30 on Roar Scratch. The band, which formed in 1998, has had …

STRFKR Announces Summer Tour

STRFKR Announces Summer Tour

June 15, 2011, By

Despite fears that its name would hurt chances of commercial success, the psychedelic pop group STRFKR, nee Starfucker, has announced a number of shows in …

Bon Iver Releases Video For “Calgary”

Bon Iver Releases Video For “Calgary”

June 15, 2011, By

Chances are you’ve already heard “Calgary,” the lead single from Bon Iver‘s upcoming self-titled record. Now there’s a video to go along …

Exclusive Download: Deer Tracks “Dark Passenger”

Exclusive Download: Deer Tracks “Dark Passenger”

June 15, 2011, By

CMJ has the exclusive download of “Dark Passenger,” available here. Stream the track below. The Deer Tracks, the Northern Lights electronica duo from Gävle, …

Pelican Flaps Around The West Coast This Summer

Pelican Flaps Around The West Coast This Summer

June 14, 2011, By

Pelican, the post-metal instrumental quartet from Chicago, has announced a west coast tour this summer. The live dates bring the members of the band back …

Kid Cudi And Friends @ Terminal 5: June 13, 2011

Kid Cudi And Friends @ Terminal 5: June 13, 2011

June 14, 2011, By

How does one follow a Playboy bed being lowered from the ceiling? At Terminal 5, the Bacardi-sponsored Like It Live event became a show of oneupmanship, …

Q&A: FanBridge’s Noah Dinkin And Spencer Richardson

Q&A: FanBridge’s Noah Dinkin And Spencer Richardson

June 14, 2011, By

Noah Dinkin and Spencer Richardson didn’t need day jobs. The two friends already had full-time gigs lined up when they graduated from New York …

Friendly Fires Blazes Back To North America

Friendly Fires Blazes Back To North America

June 14, 2011, By

English dance punk band Friendly Fires is returning to North America after just finishing up a successful tour here. The tour will start in October, …

OMFG! Deluka Announces Remixes

OMFG! Deluka Announces Remixes

June 14, 2011, By

Birmingham, UK indie rock band Deluka is releasing the OMFG Remix EP (VEL) July 12, featuring remixes of its single “OMFG” by Kids Of 88, Innerpartysystem, CREEP’…

Photos: Z-Trip, LL Cool J @ House Of Blues: June 10, 2011

Photos: Z-Trip, LL Cool J @ House Of Blues: June 10, 2011

June 14, 2011

Braids Weaves Through Long Tour

Braids Weaves Through Long Tour

June 14, 2011, By

Canadian art-rock band Braids is weaving its way around the world in a pattern far more complicated than its name implies. After successfully touring the …

Dir En Grey Returns With Eighth Studio Album

Dir En Grey Returns With Eighth Studio Album

June 14, 2011, By

After two years and ten months, Japan’s Dir En Grey returns to the heavy rock metal scene with its eighth studio album, Dum Spiro …

Marissa Nadler – Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler – Marissa Nadler

June 14, 2011, By

The last track on Marissa Nadler’s self-titled album is written from the perspective of Violet Hilton in the hours between the death of her …