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Thievery Corporation To Release ‘Culture Of Fear’

Thievery Corporation To Release ‘Culture Of Fear’

May 4, 2011, By

The DJ duo Thievery Corporation has just revealed the details of its sixth studio album, Culture Of Fear, dropping June 28 on ESL. In the 15-year …

Psych-Vet Roky Erickson Honored With Throbblehead

Psych-Vet Roky Erickson Honored With Throbblehead

May 4, 2011, By

Roky Erickson, the howling frontman for the 1960s psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators, has been honored with the mark of a distinguished career: a 7…

Movits! On Luleå, Sweden

Scene Report: Movits! On Luleå, Sweden

May 4, 2011

In Scene Report, CMJ’s latest column, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. …

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Announces North American Tour

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Announces North American Tour

May 4, 2011, By

New York-based indie-pop quintet the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart has quickly established its presence in the music world since the release of its …

Man Man – Life Fantastic

Man Man – Life Fantastic

May 4, 2011, By

Tom Waits is rumored to have once said that he liked Man Man’s music because of how similar it sounded to his own. Evidence …

Aloe Blacc To Tour North America

Aloe Blacc To Tour North America

May 3, 2011, By

Orange County, California’s Aloe Blacc, has announced he will be touring the United States late this spring/early this summer. The soul singer with …

Chinese Lesson 101 With Bing Ji Ling

Chinese Lesson 101 With Bing Ji Ling

May 3, 2011

by Bing Ji Ling I had the great fortune (and one hell of an adventure) of living in Shanghai in the late ’90s when a …

Joy Formidable @ Webster Hall: April 29, 2011

Joy Formidable @ Webster Hall: April 29, 2011

May 3, 2011, By

The Joy Formidable elicits the “only three members?!” reaction, providing another example for the argument that more members are not needed for a big sound (…

Surfer Blood @ Bowery Ballroom: April 29, 2011

Surfer Blood @ Bowery Ballroom: April 29, 2011

May 3, 2011, By

Bowery Ballroom is always a great place to catch a show. Small enough to feel intimate but large enough to attract a decent-sized crowd, it’…

Wooden Shjips Signs To Thrill Jockey

Wooden Shjips Signs To Thrill Jockey

May 3, 2011, By

Wooden Shjips (that’s pronounced “shyips,” folks) has signed to Thrill Jockey Records. The minimalist, psychedelic band will release a new album, called West, on …

Steve Reich’s 75th Birthday @ Carnegie Hall: April 30, 2011

Steve Reich’s 75th Birthday @ Carnegie Hall: April 30, 2011

May 3, 2011, By

On Saturday April 30, a surprisingly eclectic crowd filled Carnegie Hall in New York City to witness a monumental celebration of Steve Reich’s 75th birthday. …

James Pants – James Pants

James Pants – James Pants

May 3, 2011, By

Multi-instrumentalist James Pants of Spokane, WA, has—well—worked his pants off to get to this point in his career. After introducing himself to the …

Robert Pollard Announces New LP

Robert Pollard Announces New LP

May 2, 2011, By

Robert Pollard, the ridiculously prolific founder of Guided By Voices, has announced that he will release a new solo LP, titled Lord Of The Birdhouse. …

Q&A: Prefuse 73 Turns A Page In ‘Chapters’

Q&A: Prefuse 73 Turns A Page In ‘Chapters’

May 2, 2011, By

The sound of Prefuse 73 has come to be associated with heavy beats and electronic glitches. But on The Only She Chapters, Guillermo Scott Herren, the …

CMJ TV: Thousands Treks To CMJ’s Office, Europe And Back

CMJ TV: Thousands Treks To CMJ’s Office, Europe And Back

May 2, 2011, By

The Seattle acoustic duo Thousands passed through the CMJ office last week, and all were blown away by the immense sound and emotion that the …

Modern Outsider Expands Roster With Ume And Calm Blue Sea

Modern Outsider Expands Roster With Ume And Calm Blue Sea

May 2, 2011, By

Modern Outsider, an Austin, TX-based upstart label, is expanding its business. The label’s husband-and-wife founding team, Chip and Erin Adams, has announced it has …