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Wild Beasts Stampedes Toward East Coast

Wild Beasts Stampedes Toward East Coast

April 13, 2011, By

The billowy, falsetto-laden Wild Beasts will take a quick East Coast tour in July in support of its soon-to-be-released Smother (Domino), the follow-up album to 2009′…

Atmosphere – The Family Sign

Atmosphere – The Family Sign1

April 13, 2011, By

Three years ago, Atmosphere released When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, a pseudo-concept album that got into the heads and told …

Obscura Tours North America And Europe

Obscura Tours North America And Europe

April 12, 2011, By

Munich’s metal powerhouse, Obscura, will be thrashing and grunting its way across both Europe and North America this spring. Both legs of the tour …

Toro Y Moi, Braids @ Bowery Ballroom: April 11, 2011

Toro Y Moi, Braids @ Bowery Ballroom: April 11, 2011

April 12, 2011, By

Chaz Bundick is a quiet dude on stage. As the main force behind Toro Y Moi, he embodies his music’s downbeat tendencies. At last …

Sebadoh @ Bowery Ballroom: April 9, 2011

Sebadoh @ Bowery Ballroom: April 9, 2011

April 12, 2011, By

“Most Sebadoh shows are disappointing. Some are more disappointing than others. Back in the day we played some terrible shows,” says Lou Barlow nearing the …

Red Bull Music Academy Opens Pimpin’ New Premises In Madrid

Red Bull Music Academy Opens Pimpin’ New Premises In Madrid

April 12, 2011, By

Red Bull Music Academy has announced that its annual workshop and seminar for 2011 is set to take in Madrid, Spain and plans to leave the …

Record Store Day Hits “Play” For Its Fourth Year

Record Store Day Hits “Play” For Its Fourth Year

April 12, 2011, By

Eric Levin is one of the most pleasant guys of all time—modest, funny, truly passionate about his work—but he’s ready to break …

Fania Classics Reworked By Joe Claussell

Fania Classics Reworked By Joe Claussell

April 12, 2011, By

Legendary New York based label, Fania, has announced that it will be releasing a two disc set of remixed back catalog classics, expertly remixed by …

Giveaway: Win Two Tickets To Hangout Music Festival

Giveaway: Win Two Tickets To Hangout Music Festival

April 12, 2011

As all of us in the CMJ office rejoice as spring resurrects us from winter depression, we look south to see if there are any …

Panda Bear – Tomboy

Panda Bear – Tomboy

April 12, 2011, By

You don’t listen to a Panda Bear album—you swim through it. Noah Lennox, the lone man behind the Panda, taught us this on …

CMJ TV: Trail Of Dead Interviews Itself

CMJ TV: CMJ TV: Trail Of Dead Interviews Itself

April 11, 2011, By

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfQjG_GBeKI The day that …And You Know Us By The Trail Of Dead had its album release party …

Fat Beats Adds CSC Funk Band, New Album Announced

Fat Beats Adds CSC Funk Band, New Album Announced

April 11, 2011, By

Fat Beats has just announced signing New York-based CSC Funk Band, adding another powerful sound to the label’s well-established and hip-hop-dominated roster. As the …

WHIL Sold To University Of Alabama

WHIL Sold To University Of Alabama

April 11, 2011, By

Spring Hill College recently announced that it will sell public radio’s WHIL-FM 91.3 to the University Of Alabama for $1.1 million. The college cites “limited resources” …

?uestlove, Keren Ann Pair Hip-Hop With Ravel And Debussy

?uestlove, Keren Ann Pair Hip-Hop With Ravel And Debussy

April 11, 2011, By

We are all familiar with ?uestlove’s ability to perform brilliantly in just about any possible musical context thrown his way. However, his upcoming Philly-Paris …

Young Jeezy Signs Freddie Gibbs To CTE

Young Jeezy Signs Freddie Gibbs To CTE

April 11, 2011, By

Young Jeezy has signed up-and-coming lyricist Freddie Gibbs to his Atlanta-based Corporate Thug Entertainment imprint on Def Jam. Hailing from Gary, IN, Gibbs endured many …

Sole Finds New Life In ‘Cruel World’

Sole Finds New Life In ‘Cruel World’

April 11, 2011, By

Former Anticon artist and the label’s founder, Tim Holland, aka quirky hip-hop artist Sole, is releasing his debut LP with label Fake Four on …