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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, …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

April 7, 2011, By

Pianist Aaron Goldberg and composer-arranger Guillermo Klein will collaborate on Bienestan, a new collection of reinterpreted jazz standards among Klein’s original works. The album, …

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

April 7, 2011, By

Fifteen years go, Stones Throw started as a vinyl-only label. Founded by DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw aimed to provide music “by …

Mynabirds Releases Tour Video For “LA Rain”

Mynabirds Releases Tour Video For “LA Rain”

April 6, 2011, By

While working as the openers for Bright Eyes‘ recent tour, the Mynabirds recorded some behind-the-scenes footage. The band has edited these clips into a video …

Listeners Set To Receive ‘Pleasure’ From Pure X

Listeners Set To Receive ‘Pleasure’ From Pure X

April 6, 2011, By

Wisp-pop trio Pure X is set to release its debut album, Pleasure, July 5 via Acephale. Hailing from Austin, Pure X, previously known as Pure Ecstasy, …

The ‘Life Fantastic’ With Man Man

The ‘Life Fantastic’ With Man Man

April 6, 2011, By

Philadelphia’s sometimes bizarre but extremely entertaining rock orchestra Man Man will be heading out on a massive North American tour in support of its …

Beets Announces North American Tour

Beets Announces North American Tour

April 6, 2011, By

Following the January release of its Stay Home LP, Jackson Heights, Queens, garage-rock trio the Beets is leaving the outer boroughs for an upcoming North …

Owen Pallett’s New ‘Elsewhere’ Video

Owen Pallett’s New ‘Elsewhere’ Video

April 5, 2011, By

Canadian composer and multi-instrumentalist Owen Pallett has released a video for “The Great Elsewhere,” a track off his most recent album Heartland (Domino). Pallett and …

Galactic Serves Up Live Album

Galactic Serves Up Live Album

April 5, 2011, By

The acclaimed masters of the New Orleans sound, Galactic, will release a live album May 3 titled The Other Side Of Midnight: Live In New Orleans, …