Entries for April, 2011

Zola Jesus records “Night” for Soundcheck Session

Zola Jesus recently recorded a Soundcheck Session of “Night” at the Blast House Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. Here is proof:

Raphael Saadiq announces tour dates (2011)

Raphael Saadiq has announced some tour dates.  Here they are: 04-28 London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire 04-30 Bergen, Norway – Bergen Fest 05-01 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall 05-03 Stockholm, Sweden – Gota Kallare 05-04 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega 05-05 Linkoping, Sweden – Harrgar’n 05-10 New York, NY – Webster Hall 05-18 Atlanta, [...]

Tombs to tour with A Storm of Light (2011)

Brooklyn Vegan is offering a download from the new Tombs album: Tombs – “Vermillion” (MP3) Tombs head out on tour the A Storm of Light in June.  Here are the dates: Wed. June 8 Boston MA Great Scott* Thu. June 9 NYC Studio @ Webster Hall (DUAL Record Release show w/ special guest PANZERBASTARD) Fri. [...]

Former Party of Helicopters guitarist makes guitar pedals

Party of Helicopters’ Jamie Stillman makes guitar pedals now: http://the330.com/music/business-amps-up-for-guitar-fan/.

Foals do video for “Cassius”

Here is Foals’ video for “Cassius.” Rad:

Empires continue to compete in Rolling Stone contest, tour (2011)

With an overwhelming response from both fans and critics, Chicago four-piece EMPIRES have advanced to the next round of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Choose The Cover” contest. Check out new songs “Night Is Young,” “Hard Times” and “Hells Heroes” at http://www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover/artists/empires By rating Empires five stars on the link above, you can help the band become [...]

Motel Beds, Sunfried Dreams

  Motel Beds, Sunfried Dreams, Self-released Dayton’s Motel Beds have been churning out inspired pop ear candy for over eight years now, and I always get a different impression of the band on each listen.  Feelings gave me the impression that the band championed 90s slacker rock.  However, on Sunfried Dreams, which is clearly their [...]

Deafheaven, Roads To Judah

  Deafheaven, Roads To Judah, Deathwish Inc. The buzz surrounding Deafheaven has been, well, deafening in recent months.  Their first release for Deathwish Inc., Roads To Judah, meets the hype head on and proves that Deafheaven is an enigmatic force to be reckoned with.  RtJ is a genre bending effort that unites shoegazers and metalheads [...]

Rocquette, 13

  Rocquette, 13, Self-released Too often music fans allow “the buzz” to fashion their preconceived notions about what is heady or cool enough to enjoy without risking looking uncool or unhip.  So we end up convincing ourselves to agonize over dissecting and digesting the James Blakes and Best Coasts when we’d really rather be thrusting [...]

Snow & Voices cover The Cure

Los Angeles’ Snow & Voices have covered The Cure’s Disintegration and are offering it for stream or download at their SoundCloud player.  Check it out here: Disintegration by Snow & Voices