November 23rd, 2010

All Girl Talk, All Week

Girl Talk - All Day

It seems like the music media has been in a Kanye West trance this fall, but last week we were treated to a brief respite courtesy of mashup maestro numero uno Mr. Gregg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, and the surprise release of All Day, his fifth and most ambitious album to date. [...]

May 4th, 2010

Super Tuesday – Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

The New Pornographers isn’t the only Canadian indie rock supergroup with a new album out today. Broken Social Scene is also back with Forgiveness Rock Record, their fourth proper group album and first in 5 years. BSS is best known among indie fans for 2002’s You Forgot It In People, their seminal indie [...]

May 4th, 2010

Super Tuesday – New Pornographers

The New Pornographers - Together

This week is a pretty big one for new releases in the indie rock world with new albums from genre mainstays like The Hold Steady, Broken Social Scene, and, of course, The New Pornographers.  It’s the Canadian indie supergroup’s fifth album, and first since 2007’s Challengers, but they haven’t been inactive, as last year saw [...]

May 3rd, 2010

Wolf Parade Gives First Taste of “Expo 86″

Wolf Parade - Expo 86

The most famous indie rock outfit from Montreal not named Arcade Fire is back.  Wolf Parade revealed the name (EXPO 86) and cover art (above) of their forthcoming third album a few weeks ago, and earlier today Sub Pop, who released each of their previous LPs, announced the new album’s street date (June 29) and [...]

May 2nd, 2010

Video: The Black Keys “New Girl”

The Black Keys - Brothers

Thanks to the similarity in their names, musical influences, hometowns, and number of group members, The Black Keys have endlessly been compared to fellow blues rock revivalists The White Stripes.  But when it comes to career trajectory, the similarities stop.  Unlike the overnight success of their Detroit counterparts, The Black Keys (Akron, Ohio natives Dan Auerbach and [...]

May 2nd, 2010

Sleigh Bells Announce Debut, New Single

Sleigh_Bells

Sleigh Bells were one of the breakout acts from last year’s CMJ Music Marathon, and were named one of 2010’s Top Artists to Watch in many publications.  The duo recently signed with M.I.A.’s N.E.E.T. imprint and last week she announced the release of their debut LP via her Twitter, which has quickly become her preferred [...]

April 30th, 2010

Dead Weather Stream New Album (Sorta)

The Dead Weather

Weird? Jack White? Noooooo. So the new Dead Weather album (Sea of Cowards, due out May 11) is now officially streaming online as of 1pm EST. Except, get this, it’s a live video feed of listening parties in Los Angeles and Nashville, and the camera is pretty much just pointed at [...]

April 29th, 2010

Interpol Is Stirring

Interpol-Lights

In a cryptic email sent to the music press yesterday, Interpol made it known that they are “stirring,” presumably gearing up for the release of their fourth as-yet-untitled studio album. The message coincided with the posting of a new track (”Lights”) at the band’s website, which you can download below in exchange for your [...]

April 4th, 2010

Band of Horses “Compliments”

Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms

“Compliments,” whose nature-themed video you can check it out below, is the first single from Infinite Arms, the new album by Band of Horses due out May 18 on Brown Records/Fat Possum/Columbia.  Already well known among indie fans for 2006’s Everything All the Time and 2007’s Cease to Begin, the latter of which debuted at [...]

April 3rd, 2010

Delorean “Stay Close”

Delorean

Delorean is an alternative dance band from Barcelona and the most recent signee to True Panther Sounds, the NYC-based indie label that was purchased by Matador Records late last year.  True Panther is best known for putting out Album by Girls, one of last year’s most critically acclaimed indie records.  If you want a cheap [...]