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Franz Ferdinand to Return in ’12

Franz Ferdinand will be returning to the world of music in 2012, according to guitarist Nick McCarthy. The Scottish band has been quiet since the release of their last album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, in 2009. McCarthy spoke to...
 
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Wilco Defend Most Recent Album, Lyrcs

Jeff Tweedy, lead singer and songwriter for Wilco, was recently interviewed by The Sun. What he revealed about the band’s lyrics was a bit surprising. “As a writer I don’t take my lyrics nearly as seriously as a lot...

 
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The Antlers to Release New EP

The Antlers are releasing a quick follow-up to their second album Burst Apart (review), released in May. The eight-track EP (together) is not a typical Antlers release. It features collaborations with Neon Indian, Bear in Heave...
 
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New Mazzy Star Album in 2012

Fans of dream-pop do not have to wait long for an old favorite. Mazzy Star will be releasing a new album, as well as touring in 2012. Hope Sandoval and David Roback will be back on the road early next year before releasing thei...

 
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Swells

Swells are a quartet residing in San Francisco. Their self-titled debut EP is a collection of laid-back indie-rock with relaxing West Coast vibes akin to The Morning Benders and Surfer Blood. The EP is packed with four varied a...
 
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Black Partridge

Black Partridge comprises two brothers from Illinois. The duo have a unique sound that fuses lo-fi rock and pop with caressing sentiments of shoegaze and dream-pop. The older brother, Vito, plays the bass guitar while Mick take...

 
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The Walkmen Live @ hMag Music Fest

If you weren’t in Hoboken this past Sunday, you missed a great live performance. The Walkmen played for free as part of the hMag Music Fest 2011. The backdrop was breathtaking; the Manhattan skyline at night was on full display...
 
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Balthazar B & The Beatitudes

Balthazar B & The Beatitudes are an eclectic collective of musicians. The former name is a moniker for the Parisian artist Balthazar B. His collaborators, the Beatitudes, rotate between doctors, philosophers, and religious ...

 
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Stolen Voices From White Labels

I’m all about recycling, upcycling, composting… anything that reuses materials already on this earth. If a friend wants to use jeans for insulation or to make a quilt out of old clothes, I’d be over in an instant. B...
 
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Santah

Hailing from Chicago, Santah put catchy, no-frills alternative rock back on the main stage. The five-piece fuse the ambition of all members into a cohesive and successful album, White Noise Bed – a group courtesy of GroopEase, ...