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Watch Pissed Jeans “Romanticize Me” Video

Watch Pissed Jeans “Romanticize Me” Video

Pissed Jeans has teamed up once again with director Joe Stakun (“Bathroom Laughter”) for “Romanticize Me”, the awesome new video from their critically acclaimed 4th album, Honeys. Watch it now via Pitchfork TV (see June 27th premiere). Pissed Jeans have scheduled a few US and European tour dates for July...

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Tape Wyrm XLVII: Fallen Empire

Tape Wyrm XLVII: Fallen Empire

I have to do this. there is no way I can keep refreshing Fallen Empire’s page, stealing their material and recommending it to others without paying some due respect. Along with Dark Descent, Nuclear War Now, and Hells Headbanger, Fallen Empire has always a reliable distributor for soul scraping black...

By Kaptain Carbon
MGMT set to release MGMT as well as Summer/Fall Tour

MGMT set to release MGMT as well as Summer/Fall Tour

MGMT returns with their self-titled third studio album – MGMT – set to be released on September 17. The successor to 2008’s Oracular Spectacular and 2010’s Congratulations, MGMT finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser continuing to make music which fits in no real discernible category. To celebrate this momentous occasion...

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Wintergatan – Wintergatan

Wintergatan – Wintergatan

I was goddamn excited for Wintergatan. In fact, I have been waiting for this band for quite sometime despite not knowing they really existed. Wintergatan is what I need at this very moment. It is strange to be so ravenous for a band and their debut album. Wintergatan is the...

By Kaptain Carbon
Coma Cinema – Posthumous Release

Coma Cinema – Posthumous Release

I’ve only ever really listened to Conor Oberst in the context of self-condemnation, usually around the last months of the sick, slow denouement in a love affair I stupidly believe can be saved from total failure with bad poetry, whiskey and mix tapes. Pretty, petty whining makes sense then. Given...

By Charles
Baths – Obsidian

Baths – Obsidian

Obsidian came out a month ago. Shit. I could justify this by saying that this album has taken awhile to take hold but in all honesty I have not been checking into electronic music as much as I used to. I haven’t been around these parts in a while. Despite...

By Kaptain Carbon
Ticket Giveaway! Mavis Staples @ The Fonda – 6/26

Ticket Giveaway! Mavis Staples @ The Fonda – 6/26

Mavis Staples is a legend of Gospel and now after 40 years as a champion of the music scene one of the most recognizable and treasured voices in contemporary music is reinventing herself . Releasing her newest album on renowned Blues label Alligator Records staples deviates a bit from her...

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Ticket Giveaway! Twin Shadow @ The Fonda – 6/29

Ticket Giveaway! Twin Shadow @ The Fonda – 6/29

Yes, the 80s are back and there’s plenty that can be said for and against the populist’s romantic dance revivalism but among the seemingly endless throngs of pristine punks running up the cultural credit crunch, there are artists who emerge as solid actions. One such mofo is Twin Shadow. Now,...

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Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Time to review Sigur Ros. I wonder how much music I have collected from this Icelandic band over the years. It couldn’t be something ludicrous like somewhere near half a day, could it? Holy shit. Perhaps, I could do a marathon spent in concert with ethereal noise angels and album...

By Kaptain Carbon
Governors Ball 2013 pt. 2 (June 9th)

Governors Ball 2013 pt. 2 (June 9th)

Ed. Note: As with Governors Ball 2013 pt. 1 the following text is the sole opinion of Charles as are the Artist Galleries. Once more, Melissa Huffsmith-Roth (who you can see more of here and here) provided the “People and Puddles” pics and one glaring contention (addressed within). Enjoy. Sunday,...

By Charles
McHank #16 – White Murder is Amazing.

McHank #16 – White Murder is Amazing.

Ed. Note: This piece is actually called, “Jesus Fucking Christ, White Murder is Amazing” but we haven’t had profanity in our titles since Charles decided to review Fuckface because he is a jerk. Also, we’re not actually sure if this is the 16th edition of the McHank Column or not...

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Governors Ball 2013 pt. 1 (June 7th and 8th)

Governors Ball 2013 pt. 1 (June 7th and 8th)

Editor’s Note: All photographs of “The People and Puddles of Governors Ball” (which can be found throughout and in their own galleries at the end of each day’s segment) are the work of Melissa Huffsmith-Roth (who was kind enough to join Charles on this assignment…you can view more of her...

By Charles