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Half of Echo & the Bunnymen Reunites As Instrumental Poltergeist

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Half of Echo & the Bunnymen Reunites As Instrumental Poltergeist

Poltergeist, an instrumental trio that reunites Echo & the Bunnymen’s guitarist Will Sergeant and bassist Les Pattison, is streaming its new song “Cathedral” over at SoundCloud via Slicing Up Eyeballs. The collaboration is underway via Pledge Music. I can’t help but be turned off by all these Kickstarter-type fundraisers. It comes off as begging to me. Isn’t […]

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Atoms for Peace doing Reddit’s Ask Me Anything

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Atoms for Peace doing Reddit’s Ask Me Anything

Atoms for Peace is just the worst, worst, worst band name. It’s just so earnest. They may as well be called Champions for Clean Water in Third World Nations. The music itself is fine. It sounds like blippy, latter-day Radiohead with extra doses of paranoia, despite access to Flea’s bass talents. I’m just so turned […]

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Depeche Mode Perform New Single “Heaven” in Studio

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Depeche Mode Perform New Single “Heaven” in Studio

As a long-time Depeche Mode fan, I’ve been less than enchanted by the band’s last few records to put it lightly. A few glimpses of glory here and there but mostly, well, not. I was expecting more “meh” from the new single, “Heaven,” but I find myself reinvigorated a bit as a fan. Try as […]

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Tug Baker’s Top Albums of 2012

December 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

I don’t think Tug Baker has an enemy in this world. I can’t say the same about many people I know. In addition to his Top 15 albums listed here, Tug has compiled his 100 favorite tracks of 2012, which you can find over at his music blog, About Today, which you should check out anyway, […]

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Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2012

December 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Patrick Wall’s Top Albums of 2012

Patrick Wall’s skills are as varied as they are impractical. KNEE MEETS JERK: In Which a Beleaguered Music Journalist Attempts — and Fails — to Identify Ten Records Released Between December 2011 and December 2012. That Were Better Than All Other Releases in the Same Time Period. Listed in alphabetical order. Results subject to change. […]

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Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2012

December 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on Drew Harkins’ Top Albums of 2012

Drew Harkins is currently following some sort of bizarro, modernized version of Don Draper’s esteemed trajectory, replete with passels of women, ankle-bearing suits, and ad campaigns … without all that inconvenient identity theft nonsense. 1. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) They aren’t long; all the weeping and the laughter. Hold damn tight onto those days, because […]

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k’s Top Albums of 2012 (@kerryrm)

December 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on k’s Top Albums of 2012 (@kerryrm)

Wild Nothing – Nocturne Like M83’s Saturdays = Youth, Wild Nothing’s Nocturne tugs at the heartstrings of my ’80s childhood and my ’90s twee indie pop infatuation. Tennis – Young & Old This album makes me want to lay in the grass on a sunny Summer day with nothing to do. Marina & The Diamonds […]

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Kevin Foster Langston’s Top Albums of 2012

December 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Kevin Foster Langston is a recovering music critic who likes what he likes because he likes it, and anyone who has a problem with that can bugger off. 1. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) 2. Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory (ADA/Carpark Records) 3. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange (Def Jam) 4. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is […]

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Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2012

December 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2012

I’ve written for Drawer B for 14 years, and so it stands to reason that this is my 14th year-end list of albums (unless I slacked off one or two times). You’ll undoubtedly disagree with several of my choices, as these are not necessarily the “best” records of the year- just the ones I preferred […]

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Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2012

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Robert Howell’s Top Albums of 2012

Robert Howell is a philosophy professor at SMU, author and proud new father of a boy called Julian. He also digs good tunes. Streamable playlist via Rdio. 1. Grizzly Bear, Shields (Warp) 2. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp (Jagjaguwar) 3. Father John Misty, Fear Fun (Sub Pop) 4. Spiritualized, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light (Fat Possum) 5. […]

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VIDEO: Chromatics “Cherry”

December 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I love everything this band touches. “Cherry” is on the forthcoming After Dark 2 triple LP from Italians Do It Better. The retro production reminds me of the “Drive” OST, which makes sense since Chromatics had a song on it, but the feel of this song in particular evokes that opening piece by Kavinski. This […]

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STREAM: Sex Pistols “Belson Was A Gas”

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: Sex Pistols “Belson Was A Gas”

The long-lost demo of Sex Pistols’ “Belson Was A Gas” was recently discovered during a record label transition. The controversial song has been released in various live and alternate versions over the years, but the demo version with Johnny Rotten on vocals has been much sought after and long-since written off. With its sarcastic Holocaust […]

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Lily Allen Returns to Music in Duet with Pink

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Lily Allen Returns to Music in Duet with Pink

Having promised retirement after her successful sophomore solo album, It’s Not Me, It’s You, Lily Allen, now know by her married name, Lily Rose Cooper, has returned to music (surprise). Now, the way in which she has returned is slightly unexpected in that it’s by way of a duet with perennial chart mainstay Pink. “True […]

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MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

For his second solo LP, Interpol’s Paul Banks has abandoned his Julian Plenti alias in favor of his own name. The album, entitled Banks, will be out October 23, 2012 on Matador Records, home to all but one Interpol record. Having such a distinctive voice is a bit of a double edged sword for singers […]

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MP3: Murder By Death “Lost River”

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on MP3: Murder By Death “Lost River”

Murder By Death is releasing its sixth full-length, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon on September 25th via Bloodshot Records. I have to admit I haven’t kept as close an eye on this band as I once did. There was a time when I didn’t miss a Murder By Death show in my town (or any neighboring […]

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STREAM: Dinosaur Jr.’s ‘I Bet on Sky’

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: Dinosaur Jr.’s ‘I Bet on Sky’

When a reunited band just keeps … going, do you still call it a reunion? Dinosaur Jr. is set to release its third proper full-length since reforming the original line up in 2005. The new album, I Bet on Sky, is streaming now at NPR and comes out next Tuesday via Jagjaguwar. Similar to Mission of […]

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VIDEO: DIIV “Doused”

September 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: DIIV “Doused”

My favorite song from one of my favorite records of the year. I feel like I say that all the time, but it’s true. This single pretty much encapsulates what this band is capable of.

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VIDEO: Blur “Under the Westway”

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Blur “Under the Westway”

With a live streaming Twitter premier this past Monday, Blur unveiled two newly recorded songs, which will be featured on a limited 7″ single due out in August. Both tracks are available now on iTunes. The songs are set to promote the band’s appearance at the closing ceremony for the Olympic games on August 12. […]

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STREAM: Fiona Apple “Every Single Night”

April 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

With her first note of new music in seven years, Fiona Apple is readying both a tour and the release of her long awaited fourth long player ridiculously titled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. But you know […]

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STREAM: Rocket Juice And The Moon “Hey Shooter (feat. Erykah Badu)”

February 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: Rocket Juice And The Moon “Hey Shooter (feat. Erykah Badu)”

Not sure how I missed this yesterday over at Stereogum, but the very bizarre “supergroup” comprised of Damon Albarn, Flea, and Tony Allen released the first taste of what its forthcoming full-length might sound like. And, contrary to what that absurd moniker might lead you to believe, it is not terrible. Not terrible at all. […]

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