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dÉbruit – Şiş Sürpriz

dÉbruit – Şiş Sürpriz

April 1, 2011, By

Turkish-inspired, synthesized beats? That idea has to come out sounding gimmicky and contrived. Or at least like throwaway party mash-ups that required more perspiration over …

Film: A Tribe Called Quest In ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’

Film: A Tribe Called Quest In ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’

March 31, 2011, By

Twenty-one years after releasing its debut album, A Tribe Called Quest becomes the subject of a rock ’n’ roll-style documentary, featuring all of the triumphant …

CMJ New Music Monthly: April 2011, #171

CMJ New Music Monthly: April 2011, #171

March 31, 2011

Subscribers, click the button below and enter your download code to access this month’s CMJ New Music Monthly: DOWNLOAD Tracklist (artist // track // album // label): 01. …

Photos: Ella Riot @ Pianos: March 30, 2011

Photos: Ella Riot @ Pianos: March 30, 2011

March 31, 2011

Photographer Jamie Killen was at Pianos last night to capture the furious styles of Ann Arbor, MI’s Ella Riot (formerly known as My Dear …

Austra Prepares To Make North America Shake It

Austra Prepares To Make North America Shake It

March 31, 2011, By

Austra, Toronto’s hottest new dance band, has announced a micro North American tour following the May 17 release of its debut album, Feel It Break (…

A Love Letter To LCD Soundsystem

A Love Letter To LCD Soundsystem

March 31, 2011, By

Dear LCD Soundsystem, I remember when you sauntered into my life, all bluster and attitude, name-dropping Daft Punk amid a distinctly rock ‘n’ roll beat. …

Video Premiere: Deathface Hosts A “Bloodrave”

Video Premiere: Deathface Hosts A “Bloodrave”

March 31, 2011, By

There’s been a long road leading to this point for Johnny Love, the primary compositional force behind the music of Deathface. He entered into …

Sepalcure: Love-A-Dub-Dub

Sepalcure: Love-A-Dub-Dub

March 31, 2011, By

Brooklyn-based duo Sepalcure materialized after Travis Stewart became Praveen Sharma’s stand-in girlfriend. “That’s essentially what happened,” Stewart laughs. “Praveen’s girlfriend—Sougwen [Chung], …

Bibio – Mind Bokeh

Bibio – Mind Bokeh

March 31, 2011, By

The sounds created by Stephen Wilkinson, aka Bibio, have been rapidly evolving since his 2005 debut album, Fi. His latest project, Mind Bokeh, will be his …

Dears @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: March 29, 2011

Dears @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: March 29, 2011

March 30, 2011, By

Canadian indie-rock group the Dears has seen some dark days. Internal tensions nearly caused it to break up, but the band stuck it out and …

Dag För Dag: Coming To America, Handing Out Free EPs

Dag För Dag: Coming To America, Handing Out Free EPs

March 30, 2011, By

Swedish-based group Dag För Dag has announced it will be bringing its debut album, Boo, Stateside with release help from Brooklyn label Ceremony. The …

Heidi Spencer @ The Living Room: March 29, 2011

Heidi Spencer @ The Living Room: March 29, 2011

March 30, 2011, By

Last night, Wisconsin native Heidi Spencer treated fans to an acoustic set at the Living Room, featuring herself, her guitar and a couple of finger …

Son Lux Announces Album ‘We Are Rising,’ Recorded In 28 Days

Son Lux Announces Album ‘We Are Rising,’ Recorded In 28 Days

March 30, 2011, By

Son Lux likes a challenge. His upcoming April 26 album release on Anticon, titled We Are Rising, was recorded in only 28 days in response to an …

LCD Soundsystem @ Terminal 5: March 28, 2011

LCD Soundsystem @ Terminal 5: March 28, 2011

March 30, 2011, By

James Murphy seemed poised to get sentimental. The timing was right: Monday night marked the first of disco-dance and funk-punk band LCD Soundsystem’s five …

Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck

Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck

March 30, 2011, By

Leader John Darnielle returns as storyteller for the Mountain Goats’ third album with its current lineup. All Eternals Deck explores the unknown in 13 indie folk-rock …

Chino Maurice @ Public Assembly: March 25, 2011

Chino Maurice @ Public Assembly: March 25, 2011

March 30, 2011, By

No planes, trains or automobiles were required for the musical journey on which fans embarked at Public Assembly last Friday. The crowd packed it up …