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Rilo Kiley Splits For Good

Rilo Kiley Splits For Good

July 14, 2011, By

Rilo Kiley has broken up—for real. In an interview with Spinner that was posted yesterday, guitarist Blake Sennett said that the Los Angeles-based band …

Black Lips Is For The Kids

Black Lips Is For The Kids

July 14, 2011, By

“This sandwich kinda sucks,” says one Black Lips member to another. All four of the guys from the self-described “flower-punk” group are in rare, subdued …

Say Anything Signs To Equal Vision

Say Anything Signs To Equal Vision

July 14, 2011, By

Max Bemis, the lead singer of Los Angeles’ Say Anything, recently posted a lengthy blog entry to announce that the emo-punk rockers have signed to …

Former QOTSA Bassist Arrested

Former QOTSA Bassist Arrested

July 14, 2011, By

February 3, 1959, is known as “The Day The Music Died,” so let’s call July 10, 2011, the start of “The Week The Bassists Went Crazy.” You’ve …

Amon Tobin’s New Show Might Deep-Fry Your Brain

Amon Tobin’s New Show Might Deep-Fry Your Brain

July 14, 2011, By

Your thizzy friend probably already knows about the whacked-out ridiculous show Amon Tobin has designed for his latest album, ISAM. It’s just the kind …

Finally! Spotify Launches In The U.S.

Finally! Spotify Launches In The U.S.

July 14, 2011, By

UPDATE: There sure is a demand for Spotify in the U.S.; all of our invites went in just minutes! Congrats to everyone who grabbed …

Photos: James Blake @ Webster Hall: July 13, 2011

Photos: James Blake @ Webster Hall: July 13, 2011

July 14, 2011

Darling of 2011, James Blake, played Webster Hall last night. Photos by Adela Loconte. Were you at this show? Win a CMJ badge by posting your …

Washed Out – Within And Without

Washed Out – Within And Without

July 13, 2011, By

It’s been two years since bedroom producer Ernest Greene (better known by his stage name, Washed Out) and his loosely associated chillwave comrades inaugurated …

Hot Water Music Releases First Recordings In Seven Years

Hot Water Music Releases First Recordings In Seven Years

July 13, 2011, By

Gainesville, FL, punk band Hot Water Music is releasing its first recordings in seven years this summer. The EP, The Fire, The Steel, The Tread/…

Grimes, Washed Out @ Bowery Ballroom: July 11, 2011

Grimes, Washed Out @ Bowery Ballroom: July 11, 2011

July 13, 2011, By

Washed Out‘s headlining performance on the Bowery stage was immediately preceded by Grimes, a one-woman synth-pop outfit. Claire Boucher, a winsome Canadian blonde with …

Foreign Exchange On North Carolina

Scene Report: Foreign Exchange On North Carolina

July 13, 2011

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

Busdriver And Nocando Form Flash Bang Grenada

Busdriver And Nocando Form Flash Bang Grenada

July 13, 2011, By

Kanye and ‘Hova waited forever to announce exactly when Watch The Throne would finally see the light of day, but a pair of Los Angeles …

Best Of Bouncing Souls @ Highline Ballroom: July 6-9, 2011

Best Of Bouncing Souls @ Highline Ballroom: July 6-9, 2011

July 13, 2011

Photos by Josh Casuccio, review by Liz Baillie Following the success of a musical experiment this past winter in which it played all eight of …

Photos: RX Bandits, Maps And Atlases @ Irving Plaza

Photos: RX Bandits, Maps And Atlases @ Irving Plaza

July 13, 2011

Californian punks RX Bandits played the first of two New York dates from its farewell tour last night at Irving Plaza. Support came from Maps …

Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

July 13, 2011, By

Midwestern rap duo Cool Kids has waited three years for the release of its debut album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, so some overenthusiastic tendencies would …

Real Estate Announces New Album, Offers Free Download

Real Estate Announces New Album, Offers Free Download

July 12, 2011, By

New Jersey psychedelic pop group Real Estate will release its latest full-length, Days, October 18. The album was recorded in upstate New York, and the first …