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Rock the Bells 2011 – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA) – 8/27

Rock the Bells 2011 – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA) – 8/27

Photos by Jason Leal (see Jason on facebook / tumblr) Words by Motecuzoma Sanchez Represent.Recognize. Respect. The artists of this yearʼs Rock the Bells definitely lived up to these core values of Hip Hop. Despite cancellations from a few artists, including headliner, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Hip Hop heads were not...

By rowe
Tin Ear Tuesday – Broke Bottle FREAKOUT!

Tin Ear Tuesday – Broke Bottle FREAKOUT!

This is the yelling one. Each and every song. I need you to know that before you click the bathroom wall above. There’s proto-synth punk whacking the fuck out. There’s grindcore. There’s fucking GG Allin. So, yeah. This should tell you all that I’m hot on the heels of a...

By Charles
FYF 2011 – Preview

FYF 2011 – Preview

Fool’s Gold 12:35-1:10 If you listen to Madeleine Brand on NPR station KPCC, you’ve already heard the introduction to one of Fool’s Gold’s songs, the gorgeous if saxophone heavy “Nadine”. Usually labeled as afro-pop, Fool’s Gold insists that they didn’t jump on the bandwagon of this now popular trend (see:...

By Betsy Lee
Blitzen Trapper: New Video, Album Stream, Tour & More!

Blitzen Trapper: New Video, Album Stream, Tour & More!

Blitzen Trapper – “Love The Way You Walk Away” In support of their upcoming album American Goldwing, out September 13th on Sub Pop Records, Blitzen Trapper is giving fans a sneak peak by streaming their new album on Paste Magazine. LISTEN HERE TOUR DATES (more to be announced shortly): With...

By PPM News
Radiohead – TKOL RMX 4

Radiohead – TKOL RMX 4

First of all, I want to thank Pinpoint for their patience. I can understand how tedious it is to fully investigate a series of 12 inches released over the course of a few months. I know it must seem odd to devote so much time to 12 inches remixes but...

By Kaptain Carbon
Four Tet – Pause

Four Tet – Pause

With over one hundred and sixty record labels affected by the PIAS fire, it could hardly be said that music listeners are limited in choice as to which artists/labels to buy from. Hundreds of artists; some established, some relatively new faces on the scene- all of them affected by one...

By Lemon
Freeball Friday! Force of Nature

Freeball Friday! Force of Nature

OK Go and The Muppets – “Muppet Show Theme Song” OK Go has this web-visual shit on lock, you absolutely cannot accuse them of not staying in their lane. They had some cool operating system, software visual last week, now the Muppets. Grownups are weird. Hollerado – “Got To Lose”...

By PPM News
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

As far as charmingly shaggy basement/bedroom projects go, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shouldn’t be missed. The brainchild of Ruban Nielson, guitarist in late Portland-by-way-of-Aukland, NZ noise poppers the Mint Chicks (they were on Flying Nun, so you know they were good), UMO matches hooks to beats – some organic, some programmed...

By Brandon Gentry
Mister Heavenly – Out Of Love

Mister Heavenly – Out Of Love

Before I write this I must give my longwinded speech regarding supergroups. For all its potentials and intents, supergroups usually fall into the mediocre pile of mediocrity. The reason for this occurrence lies in the general creative nature of supergroups leading to a neutralization of one, most or all of...

By Kaptain Carbon
Video: Pollyn – “Mysterons” (Portishead Cover)

Video: Pollyn – “Mysterons” (Portishead Cover)

Pollyn “Mysterons” (Portishead Cover) from Pollyn on Vimeo. The Los Angeles-based Pollyn has released the visual for the the b-side to the “How Small We Are” single. The song covers Portishead’s “Mysterons” off their Dummy album. Look out for Pollyn’s forthcoming album Living In Patterns, out October...

By PPM News
Tin Ear Tuesday – PIAS UK Edition

Tin Ear Tuesday – PIAS UK Edition

All right, this mix is a little different. This one has a theme. PIAS! It’s still chock full of love and j’adore but it’s meaning is much more. It’s about knowing just some of the people and places the London fires impacted both on foreign shores and right here at...

By Charles
New Florence + The Machine – “What the Water Gave Me”

New Florence + The Machine – “What the Water Gave Me”

The first taste of the new Florence + The Machine album due out in November; check out the first single “What the Water Gave Me”. Available for download tomorrow (8/24/11) on iTunes HERE. Or on the bands site http://www.florenceandthemachine.net/ More details on the album to come...

By PPM News