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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 …

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. …

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 …

Titus Makes Jersey Proud With New Video

Titus Makes Jersey Proud With New Video

April 29, 2011, By

Titus Andronicus, you warm my heart. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’d need all of my fingers and all of my toes to …

Gold-Bears Enters Slumberland

Gold-Bears Enters Slumberland

April 29, 2011, By

Atlanta’s Gold-Bears has signed with Slumberland and is putting the finishing touches on its Are You Falling In Love? LP. Founded by Jeremy Underwood …

Top Five Songs For The Royal Wedding Night

Top Five Songs For The Royal Wedding Night

April 28, 2011

You’ve already ordered your Kate-and-William-themed commemorative plates and sadly discovered that your replica ring-pop is not edible and therefore lame. It seems like you’…

Big Names Play On Buddy Holly Tribute Album

Big Names Play On Buddy Holly Tribute Album

April 28, 2011, By

In honor of what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday, Fantasy/Concord is releasing Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-song compilation of Holly …

Video Premiere: Bottle Up And Go Heads “To The Grave”

Video Premiere: Bottle Up And Go Heads “To The Grave”

April 28, 2011, By

Brooklyn-based punk band Bottle Up And Go is ready to turn out another EP this summer, and from the looks of the video below, it …

Ganglians Joins Lefse, Enters The “Jungle”

Ganglians Joins Lefse, Enters The “Jungle”

April 28, 2011, By

Ganglians, the Sacramento psych-pop band, has a new record out August 23, Still Living, the band’s first with Lefse and third overall. Produced by Robby …

Bobby, Thao And Mirah On Thweedle-Laden Tour

Bobby, Thao And Mirah On Thweedle-Laden Tour

April 28, 2011, By

The confoundingly un-Googleable Bobby will play a headlining show at the Knitting Factory in May before opening for Thao And Mirah on a cross-country tour …

CMJ Gets A Visit From Thousands

CMJ Gets A Visit From Thousands

April 27, 2011, By

Seattle folk duo Thousands stopped by the CMJ offices today, bringing a dual guitar attack and a killer vocal harmony. Thousands plays in the Simon …

A Moment Of Silence As Stations Sign Off

A Moment Of Silence As Stations Sign Off

April 27, 2011, By

As college radio stations find themselves in increasing jeopardy nationwide, College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) has quietly organized a grassroots response. If all goes according to …

Tahiti 80 Makes New Music Video Look “Easy”

Tahiti 80 Makes New Music Video Look “Easy”

April 27, 2011, By

Following the February release of its last full-length album, The Past, The Present And The Possible, the French indie-pop band Tahiti 80 has just dropped a …

Mad Decent About To Chuck Moombahton Into Hopeful Popularity

Mad Decent About To Chuck Moombahton Into Hopeful Popularity

April 27, 2011, By

Mad Decent, the label run by producer Diplo, is releasing a compilation of songs in an emerging genre of hip-hop called Moombahton (pronounce it like “…