Grizzly Bear Announce 2007 Tour Dates
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New York act Grizzly Bear are set to embark on their first major US tour in support of Yellow House, their Warp Records debut. Recently, the band handled opening duties for the sold out TV On The Radio tour, in addition to three successful European jaunts. This tour kicks off in Philadelphia on February 1 and wraps up in New York on March 6 at the Bowery Ballroom. Fellow NY band Dirty Projectors and SF’s Papercuts will be support for...

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Monday, 11 December 2006
Thom Yorke Releases Two Remixes from ‘The Eraser’
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is posting a few remixes from this year’s solo effort The Eraser on the official website for the record, www.theeraser.net . The remixes will be available for the next seven days, so hurry up and don’t wait. The man has even posted a handy-dandy blog about it, to share his thoughts with all the fawning fanboys (ourselves most definitely included). Thom’s full blog reads: “For anyone who has heard The Eraser, there are some remixes coming. Yes....

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Monday, 11 December 2006
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L.A.'s Silversun Pickups have been touring pretty much non-stop for as long as I can remember. Smelly little clubs have given way to some of the arenas and coliseums listed below, and for good reason. Read about their live show here, and then go catch them live with Snow Patrol. Take our word for it, it's worth the time. On Tour with SNOW PATROL February 26, Memorial Coliseum / Portland, OR February 27, Key Arena / Seattle, WA March 01,...

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Reunion albums are one thing. A Stooges reunion album is something else entirely. On March 20, 2007, the band that predated punk and helped make rock and roll dangerous will release their first studio album since 1973’s seminal Raw Power. The Weirdness will feature three of the four original bandmembers – singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton and drummer Scott Asheton — along with ex-Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt and original Stooges sax player, Steve Mackay. The Stooges wrote...

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Monday, 11 December 2006
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LABEL COMPILATION "ED REC VOL. 1" AMONG NINE TITLES TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY ON JANUARY 16, 2007. Vice Records is proud to be the US home for Paris-based Ed Banger Records, through a licensing deal with Paris-based Because Records. VICE Records is already home to Ed Banger/Because artist Justice, recently named XLR8R's Best Artist of 2006. Founded in 2003, Ed Banger Records stands at the forefront of the dance music resurgence. Founded by Pedro Winter (aka Busy P), longtime manager...

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Monday, 11 December 2006
VOXTROT
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ARTIST: Voxtrot The current gods of the EP are back DATE: 10-28-06 WRITER: Casey Lombardo Now Playing: “Trouble” from Your Biggest Fan In 2005, prior to being sucked into the same online buzz machine that launched a thousand Arctic Monkeys, Voxtrot was just another idiosyncratic indie pop band amid a sea of such bands in Austin, Texas. Today, they’ve established a dedicated cult following thanks as much to their literate, Anglo-informed brand of music—somewhere between the melodrama of The Smiths...

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Sunday, 10 December 2006
LOS CAMPESINOS! – [EP]
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ARTIST: Los Campesinos! – DATE: 01-17-10 REVIEW BY: Bill Adams ALBUM: Sticking Fingers Into Sockets LABEL: Arts & Crafts/Wichita Now Playing: ‘Don’t Tell Me To Do The Math(s)’ from Sticking Fingers Into Sockets by Los Campesinos! If The Vaselines had been slightly more accomplished on their instruments, if Arctic Monkeys didn’t take themselves so seriously, if The Fratellis had a better sense of humor, well, none of them could have been Los Campesinos – a band smart enough to...

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Sunday, 10 December 2006
JOAN JETT – [ALBUM]
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ARTIST: Joan Jett – DATE: 08-08-08 REVIEW BY: Bill Adams ALBUM: Sinner LABEL: Blackheart Now Playing: ‘Riddles’ from Sinner For her first album of new material since 1994’s Pure and Simple, Joan Jett has elected to go back to basics with Sinner. ‘Back to basics,’ in this case, means playing to the singer’s strengths: heavy handed guitar riffs and Jett’s own signature mezzo soprano growling vocals take stage center over The Blackhearts’ hard-driving rhythms that, this time, have a...

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Sunday, 10 December 2006
Sonic Youth
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ARTIST: Sonic Youth DATE: 12-08-06 REVIEW BY: Jon Pruett ALBUM: Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities LABEL: Geffen Pretty strange that just as Sonic Youth’s time at Geffen comes to an end, they also are riding strong on the energy of two back to back great albums (Sonic Nurse and Rather Ripped). The Sonic Youth devotee might chime in right here and say that they’ve yet to release a bad album, and while that is technically true, they haven’t been this...

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Friday, 08 December 2006
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Pretty strange that just as Sonic Youth's time at Geffen comes to an end, they also are riding strong on the energy of two back to back great albums (Sonic Nurse and Rather Ripped). The Sonic Youth devotee might chime in right here and say that they've yet to release a bad album, and while that is technically true, they haven't been this consistently "interesting" (key word) in years. So, as part of their label departure, and probably tied into...

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