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Lee “Scratch” Perry Rises Again

Lee “Scratch” Perry Rises Again

April 1, 2011, By

The undying dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry is releasing a new album, titled Rise Again, on May 10. The album features TV On The Radio songwriter …

Mountain Goats @ Bowery Ballroom: March 29, 2011

Mountain Goats @ Bowery Ballroom: March 29, 2011

April 1, 2011, By

John Darnielle is more than a singer-songwriter. He’s a movie buff who testifies to the genius of The Mechanic, a storyteller who rambles about …

Big Freedia Breaks Out New EP

Big Freedia Breaks Out New EP

April 1, 2011, By

The queen of New Orleans bounce, Big Freedia, has released a free EP of five songs titled Scion A/V Presents: Big Freedia (Scion A/…

Sonicbids Spotlight: Birds And Batteries

Sonicbids Spotlight: Birds And Batteries

April 1, 2011, By

Birds And Batteries exists in an alternate universe in which the classic-rock artists of the 1970s—Tom Petty, Neil Young—put down their guitars and …

Track Giveaway And Video Premiere: Shadowing Matthew Dear

Track Giveaway And Video Premiere: Shadowing Matthew Dear

April 1, 2011, By

Some artists have pre-show rituals involving meditation, eating a particular type of sandwich, kissing a rabbit’s foot or slamming a six-pack. But for Matthew …

NMR 1193/CMJ TV: Dum Dum Girls Are No. One One Girls

NMR 1193/CMJ TV: Dum Dum Girls Are No. One One Girls

April 1, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhw7RF0sPiU Sure you’re still on top at Triple A, but, sorry, Radiohead, you’re no longer …

Kills – Blood Pressures

Kills – Blood Pressures

April 1, 2011, By

In Blood Pressures, the Kills’ swaggering fourth album, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince deal in darkness. The band finds itself in a mechanized thumping middle …

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 …