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New Tracks and Tour Dates From Titus Andronicus

New Tracks and Tour Dates From Titus Andronicus

From WFMU last night, Titus Andronicus premiered, or just played, a couple singles from their upcoming album. The songs are titled “Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus” and “My Eating Disorder” (with help from Ted Leo). Honestly, not the most charming introduction to the world. If this...

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Ohm Sweet Ohm [002]

Ohm Sweet Ohm [002]

Kaptain Carbon and Lemon dive into the world of electric music with Burial, John Talabot, SBTRKT and Lapalux....

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The Howls – Rocky Ground

The Howls – Rocky Ground

Being born out of San Diego makes it no wonder The Howls new album, Rocky Ground, tempts us to put up our feet and stare off into the warming sun. It’s perfect for the speedy spring popping up outside my third story window. I’m ready to gather up my makeshift...

By Alana Paige
SXSW 2012 Short List: A-J

SXSW 2012 Short List: A-J

SXSW is just two short weeks away and, once again, there will be thousands of bands (and hundreds of thousands of “fans”) descending upon the sleepy little town of Austin, Texas. In order to help those planning on attending this annual bacchanal I’ve taken it upon myself to spend my...

By Charles
Tape Wyrm XVIII – DEMOS, DEMOS, DEMOS

Tape Wyrm XVIII – DEMOS, DEMOS, DEMOS

Demos, Demos, Demos The idea of a demo has changed considerably in the current musical landscape. At one time the demo represented an audio resume which would be shopped around to record labels or various people in the industry. This demo would act as a showcase and potential to a...

By Kaptain Carbon
Our First Noise Pop! The Soft Pack @ Cafe Du Nord 2-23-2012

Our First Noise Pop! The Soft Pack @ Cafe Du Nord 2-23-2012

Noise Pop is San Francisco’s own city-wide music festival spanning across the various venues scattered about the 7×7. Noise Pop started as a 5-band, one day event and has grown into a week-long festival that has featured local artists as well as some little known acts you may have heard...

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Freeball Friday! Earballs Still Ringin’

Freeball Friday! Earballs Still Ringin’

Islands – “Hallways” Damn, thanks to Kaptain Carbon’s review of Islands on Pinpoint, I spent a great deal of time getting into this band this week. This is probably the swinginest song on the album, and you know what, the most endearing skeletons I’ve ever seen. So there. Hunx (of...

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Ticket Giveaway: Dirty Ghosts – Bare Wires – The Howls @ Bootleg Bar LA

Ticket Giveaway: Dirty Ghosts – Bare Wires – The Howls @ Bootleg Bar LA

Allyson Baker (Teen Crud Combo R.I.P.) is the pulse of Dirty Ghosts. Even though her roots are in hardcore and punk, and the debut album is called Metal Moon, Dirty Ghosts have more of a dance, psychedelic and soul sound than anything else. With Aesop Rock programming their beats Dirty...

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Gorillaz, James Murphy & André 3000 – “DoYaThing”

Gorillaz, James Murphy & André 3000 – “DoYaThing”

I don’t really know where this song came from, but I think it has something to do with some “something for Converse” thing. You know, like, the shoes. But come on, Gorillaz, James Murphy, André 3000? You’re in right? The track is hot fire and fans of any of the...

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Bombay Bicycle Club – Leave It (EP)

Bombay Bicycle Club – Leave It (EP)

Leave It is a collection of smooth, gentle tunes; full of dynamic instrumentals and whiny harmonies. The sound itself has a gentle reggae feel mixed with some alternative acoustics, a little reminiscent of a chilled out Blues Traveler, if they smoked too much weed and went through a peace and...

By Laura
Islands – A Sleep and A Forgetting

Islands – A Sleep and A Forgetting

To be fair, I was excited at the announcement of a new Islands record. I may have screamed like prepubescent girl. In 2006, Islands released Return to Sea which took over my life for at least 4 months. This was during a period in my life when I was discovering...

By Kaptain Carbon
Video: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Niggas in Poorest

Video: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Niggas in Poorest

So, since Stephen Colbert swooped up on the available name “Mos Def”, I guess we have to start calling the old Mos by his new name, Yasiin Bey. No problem. But wow, Yasiin made the song and video that Kanye and Jay should have made if they had put just...

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