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McHank’s Column #3 – Ziggy

McHank’s Column #3 – Ziggy

I don’t remember everything in my life very clearly but I do remember being in third grade and talking music with my best friends at the time, Ethan Green and Spencer Hayden. Since my older sister was into it, I knew some new wave, some punk, and whatever I had...

By McHank
The Great GoogaMooga Preview – Bands

The Great GoogaMooga Preview – Bands

The Great GoogaMooga is coming and NYC is buzzing like bats at the prospect of two full (and friggin’ FREE if you were some of the few who managed to snag a ticket in the fifteen minutes they were available [or, if you are a true Park Slope Grand Gourmand...

By Charles
Exclusive Video: Hi Ho Silver Oh – Perjury

Exclusive Video: Hi Ho Silver Oh – Perjury

By the end of day 3 of SXSW you’re mentally, physically and spiritually exhausted. You’ve literally seen hundreds of bands and everything starts to sound the same. The chemicals in your brain start to ache for music that is unique and memorable, while your body is pleading with you for...

By PPM News
Video: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Mother”

Video: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Mother”

A tribute to mother’s everywhere from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. All at once now: “awwwwwwww!”. The track is featured on the “Every Mother Counts 2012” compilation album. Released with Starbucks this month, the album also includes songs from Bono, Eddie Vedder, David Bowie, Coldplay, Lauryn Hill and many...

By PPM News
Tape Wyrm XXIII: Set To Destruct

Tape Wyrm XXIII: Set To Destruct

Out of the fires of speed metal and tempered with the icy waters of punk came thrash metal -- a genre which would spawn numerous classic and essential records. It is important to remember this article is not about...

By Kaptain Carbon
Jason Mraz – Love Is a Four Letter Word

Jason Mraz – Love Is a Four Letter Word

It is widely known that I have been madly in love with Jason Mraz’s word-playing easy-going witty charm since “Waiting for my Rocket to Come”. Since then, Mraz has grown from his youthful charming quirky self to a more mature playful singer-songwriter in “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things”....

By Alana Paige
Best Coast – The Only Place

Best Coast – The Only Place

If deciding what direction to take on her band’s second studio album was in any way problematic for Bethany Cosentino, you certainly wouldn’t know it. Hers is, after all, a genre with a pretty short shelf life. Catchy, hook-filled pop songs about boys and the beach and being slightly mental...

By Lemon
Video: Grimes – “Nightmusic”

Video: Grimes – “Nightmusic”

Grimes, you beautiful weirdo. Thank you for making a dope album and record. Visions is heat and videos like this one – featuring Majikal Cloudz and Directed by John Londono, are so good I don’t have to worry that I’m going all Bieber-fan and turning into someone who likes boring...

By PPM News
Merchandise – Children of Desire

Merchandise – Children of Desire

It’s all glum, chum. I don’t know what you’re on about. Had you kept your dreary new/now/next-wave druthers about you through all the tired years of being kicked around as a “faggot,” “freak,” etc. perhaps you might finally be landing that sweet shaved pussy with the Psychick Cross labial tattoo...

By Charles
The Magnetic Fields – Love at the Bottom of the Sea

The Magnetic Fields – Love at the Bottom of the Sea

The first quarter of 2012 feels odd and nostalgic. Already there are releases by bands which I have, at one point, idolized. These release, of course, then challenge my perceptions and beg me to reevaluate legacy and legend. The 2012 releases from Islands, Of Montreal, Leonard Cohen, and Crippled Black...

By Kaptain Carbon
The Walkmen Release First Single From Upcoming Album – “We Can’t Be Beat”

The Walkmen Release First Single From Upcoming Album – “We Can’t Be Beat”

Nothing like switching up your playlist from Big L to new The Walkmen track – but hey, that’s how Gregg Gillis makes all his money right? Anyway, I remember Charles saying that Lisbon was the reason people moved to New York, so I’m kinda stoked for this, right? Anyway, “We...

By rowe
Tin Ear Tuesday – All Hopes Reveille

Tin Ear Tuesday – All Hopes Reveille

Tin Ear Tuesday – All Hopes Reveille from pinpointmusic on 8tracks. This is a brief political mix pulled together in the week since May Day. It is biased. Most of the artists contained herein are left-leaning. I’d apologize more profusely for that but my concern at being ear-marked by the...

By Charles