To a lot of people, The Unicorns have become this legendary band. The kind of band that releases perfect tunes for a minute, then disbands and no members’ new project is ever as good as as right-place-right-time as they were before. These are the In an Aeroplane Over The Seas or the Relationship of Commands. […]
This new Washed Out video is a like high school yearbook for someone who partied way harder and was way cooler than you in high school. It’s a montage of clips from live shows, touring throughout the country, chilling in lakes and living in hotel rooms.
Let’s all get dolled up and head to the sock hop! The Fader and True Panther are throwing a party to celebrate Magic Kids’ debut release Memphis. With the serious oldies-sounding vibes that the kids are making, you can only imagine the number of poodle skirts and varsity jackets that people are going to be […]
I can’t tell if this new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists video is a spoof of American Idiot or a feel-good look at the goofiness of the “punk rock ethos.” (Whatever that means.) What I can tell is that this Tom Scharpling-directed video is star-studded! It’s got Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, Julie Klausner and […]
Growing up, playing in rock bands, we never really wanted to admit that our dads were cool. Probably because of so many t-shirts tucked into jeans, so many too-revealing conversations with waitresses at restaurants, and so much pushing you to play sports on the weekends. Our dads, it is safe to say, were not like […]
Between remixing indie heavy-hitters Neon Indian and getting remixed by Laurel Halo and Steve Moore, it’s easy to forget that Brahms are a great live act as well. The cool electro-pop trio are taking on Mercury Lounge tonight. Be prepared to leave the venue dripping in sweat, synth and cool vibes — these guys have […]
Did anyone get the feeling early this summer that everyone else wearing headphones on the L train was listening to the Sleigh Bells record? From the cute girl with the Strand tote bag, to the strung-out dude in the too-short shorts, to the hip mom pushing the stroller. Treats was in everyone’s ears. So it’s […]
Another brick and mortar record store is closing its doors. Fat Beats will be shutting down the L.A. and New York stores in September. The announcement of the closings is a reflection of the woes that have been plaguing the industry for years. Global chain HMV closed their last US location in 2004. Tower Records […]