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Future Islands – Echoplex 11-17-11

Future Islands – Echoplex 11-17-11

Words and Photos by Ben Irwin A little over 10 years ago, right around the time Ozma released Rock and Roll Part Three, and Jimmy Eat World released Bleed American the word Emo became a profanity; similar to the stigma that Hipster has taken on a decade later. My best...

By Big Ben
Freeball Friday!:  Back For More

Freeball Friday!: Back For More

Family of the Year – “St. Croix” Family of the Year played the Pinpoint Music SXSW 2010 showcase, rocked it and became favorites of the staff over here at PPM. I had a chance to check them out a couple weeks ago and was able to make a fan out...

By PPM News
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 – Day 2

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 – Day 2

Words and Photos by Charles Nickles Since my computer’s dead, I miss the joyous flame war that erupts on Facebook the next morning between disgruntled Danzig aficionados, festival staff and the rest of the internet. Our new (magically disappearing) friend Peggy texts me that his new nickname is “Glenn Stefani.”...

By Charles
Sigur Ros – Inni

Sigur Ros – Inni

It is now time to check in with our favorite Icelandic angels, Sigur Ros. For anyone unfamiliar, Sigur Ros is a post rock band who produces achingly beautiful songs capable of reducing grown men to tears. No, honestly, I wept like a little girl before writing this review. The band’s...

By Kaptain Carbon
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 – Day 1

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 – Day 1

Pictures and Words by Charles Nickles It’s noon on a Thursday. I’ve just landed in Austin with my girlfriend and the last miserable throes of a cold or a flu or whatever psychosomatic pain in the ass I’m secretly inclined towards this month…so I’m shaky with no sleep, prescription antihistamines...

By Charles
Video:  Common – “Sweet” From Upcoming Album

Video: Common – “Sweet” From Upcoming Album

Common releases his new video for his latest single, “Sweet” to help benefit the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This visual captures not only the devastation left by the 2010 earthquake, but more importantly the beauty and power of the Haitian people and the land. Donate $1 here to the J/P...

By rowe
Edsel – The Everlasting Belt Company and Detroit Folly (Reissued and Remastered)

Edsel – The Everlasting Belt Company and Detroit Folly (Reissued and Remastered)

Ed. Note: Since we’re considering two albums in this review and would prefer to avoid confusion, cover art can (as well as track listing) can be found at the bottom of the page. Edsel were a criminally undersung component of D.C.’s ‘90s post-punk / indie rock heyday. Granted, the ‘90s...

By Brandon Gentry
Video:  Los Campesinos! – “Hello Sadness”

Video: Los Campesinos! – “Hello Sadness”

Los Campesinos! – “Hello Sadness” The Los Campesinos! new album Hello Sadness is out today along with the first visual for their single “Hello Sadness”. This shit’s pretty disturbing in a “if your dreams became reality” kind of way. The song is pretty good, but I can’t help feeling like...

By PPM News
Tape Wyrm XIII: New Wave of Indian Heavy Metal

Tape Wyrm XIII: New Wave of Indian Heavy Metal

New Wave Of Indian Heavy Metal One of my favorite pastimes, besides creating album covers for fictitious bands, is exploring the development of heavy metal in countries not usually associated with heavy metal. Historically, Europe and the United States have been involved in heavy metal’s most memorable milestones including the...

By Kaptain Carbon
Keep Shelly in Athens – Roxy – 11-8-11

Keep Shelly in Athens – Roxy – 11-8-11

Special Thanks to Grimy Goods for presenting the show. Keep Shelly in Athens; It’s not just a clever name. This four-piece electro-pop band actually hails from Athens, Greece, and are at that fragile point of their career where it takes a little more than just a routine effort on Google...

By Bryce
New Duran Duran Video – “Girl Panic!”

New Duran Duran Video – “Girl Panic!”

I guess it’s fitting that with all this 80’s nostalgia taking its grip on music and culture, relics from the past will re-emerge from – the county fair circuit? taking little billy to soccer practice? who knows. Nevertheless, Duran Duran’s new album, All You Need Is Now, is getting surprisingly/not...

By rowe
Justice – Audio, Video, Disco

Justice – Audio, Video, Disco

I am mad at Justice right now. In fact I was thinking about not doing this review because the French electro house duo and I are not on speaking terms. Why am I mad? I don’t know why don’t you ask them? Justice and I used to be friends. In...

By Kaptain Carbon