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Naked On The Vague, Silk Flowers @ Coco 66: April, 22, 2011

Naked On The Vague, Silk Flowers @ Coco 66: April, 22, 2011

April 25, 2011

By Pier Harrison It was a night of smoke, synths and eerily deep voices at Naked On The Vague’s release show for Twelve Dark …

Against Me! Announces Huge! American Tour!

Against Me! Announces Huge! American Tour!

April 25, 2011, By

Popular Florida punk band Against Me! is embarking on a massive 50-date American summer tour. The band kicks off its busy season with appearances at …

Gilles Peterson Gets ‘Electr*c’ Again On New Compilation

Gilles Peterson Gets ‘Electr*c’ Again On New Compilation

April 25, 2011, By

Following up his Brownswood label’s 2010 compilation album, Brownswood Electr*c, Gilles Peterson continues to showcase the talent of the label’s electronic producers on …

Street Chant – Means

Street Chant – Means

April 25, 2011, By

Street Chant, the trio of Emily Littler (vocals/guitar), Billie Rogers (bass) and Alex Brown (drums), is a poppy New Zealand punk band with a …

Q&A: TuneCore’s Jeff Price

Q&A: TuneCore’s Jeff Price

April 25, 2011, By

A Christian hip-hop act, a moderately offensive comedian and a pair of androgynous goth kids singing about sexting—these are some of the artists who …

Fiery Furnaces Blazes Across United States This May

Fiery Furnaces Blazes Across United States This May

April 22, 2011, By

The Fiery Furnaces, aka the sibling duo of guitarist Matthew and singer Eleanor Friedberger, play jumpy garage pop on record, but the band is known …

Gayngs Ganging Up On West Coast For New Tour

Gayngs Ganging Up On West Coast For New Tour

April 22, 2011, By

“The mother of all indie supergroups,” Gayngs, will take to the West Coast this summer for a short tour. The band is composed of more …

Xiu Xiu Moves To Polyvinyl

Xiu Xiu Moves To Polyvinyl

April 22, 2011, By

Ten years into its career, Xiu Xiu undergoes another serious facelift. This time it comes in the form of a lineup switch and label trade. …

John Maus’ New Video Makes You A “Believer”

John Maus’ New Video Makes You A “Believer”

April 22, 2011, By

Experimental musician John Maus has released the official music video for his new song “Believer.” Directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, the video was edited entirely …

Elos Arma

Sonicbids Spotlight: Elos Arma

April 22, 2011, By

Sometimes, everything you would ever need to know about a band’s repertoire and personal life is perfectly summed up in a cliche, uninspiring press …

CMJ New Music Report 1196

CMJ New Music Report 1196

April 22, 2011

Strokes ‘Angles’ For Top, TVOTR Lights Up

O’Death – Outside

O’Death – Outside

April 22, 2011, By

Brooklyn’s O’Death managed to gain some attention a few years ago thanks to its chaotic, stomping live shows that mixed the energy of …

The Lonely Island Goes Soft Rock With Michael Bolton

The Lonely Island Goes Soft Rock With Michael Bolton

April 21, 2011, By

The trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, otherwise known as the Lonely Island, settles the age-old question of, “How can we be …

Black Rabbits Flips The ‘Hypno Switch’

Black Rabbits Flips The ‘Hypno Switch’

April 21, 2011, By

Four-piece indie rock outfit the Black Rabbits has signed with Rock Ridge to release its debut full-length album, Hypno Switch, on June 21. This album follows …

April 21, 2011

Industry Wrap: April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011, By

Google pulled the Grooveshark music app from the Android Market earlier this month at the request of the RIAA and accusations of copyright infringement. But …

SummerStage Releases 2011 Lineup

SummerStage Releases 2011 Lineup

April 21, 2011, By

The City Parks Foundation has announced the SummerStage lineup for the 2011 season covering all five of the city’s boroughs. More than 300 artists are set …