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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 …

Hauschka – Salon Des Amateurs

Hauschka – Salon Des Amateurs

April 11, 2011, By

The German pianist Hauschka, aka Volker Bertelmann, has been building a reputation over the last decade as a classically trained composer who is not afraid …

Dirtbombs Is Ready To ‘Party’

Dirtbombs Is Ready To ‘Party’

April 8, 2011, By

The Dirtbombs, the Detroit garage-rock band founded by Mick Collins of the Gories, will tour North America in support of its latest album, Party House. …

Reatard Gets A Reissue

Reatard Gets A Reissue

April 8, 2011, By

Last winter, just as he stood on the verge of making a full national break through, Jay Reatard, aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., died mysteriously …

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

April 8, 2011, By

Big Sur’s Woodsist Festival is coming back, taking place July 30 and 31 this summer. The folksy Woodsist label’s showcase has also announced its lineup, …

Rebirth Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl: April 7, 2011

Rebirth Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl: April 7, 2011

April 8, 2011, By

“If. You. Don’t. Funk With. Me. Then I won’t funk with you,” is what four out of seven Rebirth Brass Band gentlemen are …

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

April 8, 2011, By

Alex Barck, the DJ known most recently for his work with Jazzanova, and musician/producer Christian Prommer have teamed up under the name Prommer And …

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

April 8, 2011

It’s another week of unexpected chart shake-ups and shake-downs. Pretty, Pretty Swedish Princess Lykke Li saddles into the top spot with a sophomore album …

La Vida Boheme Comes To America

La Vida Boheme Comes To America

April 8, 2011, By

Along with help from Nacional, the Venezualan dance-punk four-piece La Vida Boheme’s debut LP, Nuestra, is being released in the U.S. on May 10. …

The Pass

Sonicbids Spotlight: The Pass

April 8, 2011, By

Kentucky might be the last place you would expect to host the next high-energy electro-pop breakout band, however, Louisville’s the Pass is exactly that. …

Supergroup Composes 8 Songs In 8 Hours At Rethink Music

Supergroup Composes 8 Songs In 8 Hours At Rethink Music

April 8, 2011, By

What happens when you put a cabaret singer, a dark fantasy author, a pianist and an indie guitar player in the same room and force …

Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

April 8, 2011, By

British quartet Wild Beasts has released a video for “Albatross,” the group’s recent dark, moody track. A simple half-electronic, half-acoustic drumbeat sits under lush …

Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion

Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion

April 8, 2011, By

After releasing a debut album in 2008 that was favorably compared to Joy Division, one might reasonably expect that Crystal Stilts wouldn’t bother breaking from …

Unsound Festival Opening @ Alice Tully Hall: April 6, 2011

Unsound Festival Opening @ Alice Tully Hall: April 6, 2011

April 7, 2011, By

The opening night of Unsound Festival New York was characterized by a hushed reverence for what was about to be performed and who would perform …

April 7, 2011

Industry Wrap: April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011, By

The Recording Academy announced yesterday that it plans to decrease the number of Grammy categories across all genres. The revised category count drops from this …

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

April 7, 2011, By

A decade after his 2001 release, The Essence Of J Rawls, Ohio-based hip-hop producer J Rawls has announced the release of his newest solo album, The …