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Because GALPALS make us want to act silly and giggle our heads off

Because GALPALS make us want to act silly and giggle our heads off

Taking a just slightly softer and cuter cue from We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Going To Use It, Austin duo GALPALS serve up the sassiest little slice of fuzzed-out garage pop we’ve heard in recent memory with For Our Sake (video below). The forthcoming For Our Sake 7-inch marks Howling Owl Records‘ first international release...
Because we're suckers for choirs and covers

Because we’re suckers for choirs and covers

(…And we’re totally in denial that the holidays are over, so even though it’s a touch tardy, allow us to throw out just one last holiday-inspired goodie before we delve headlong into the new year, k?) All-female Belgian rock choir Scala & Kolacny Brothers present December, an LP that explores a selection of non-traditional holiday...
Because Christmas is coming: 'The Water You Walk' by WHY?

Because Christmas is coming: ‘The Water You Walk’ by WHY?

WHY’s “loosely Xmas-themed track” entitled, The Water You Walk, will appear as the B-side to the band’s forthcoming Waterlines 7-inch.” The wintery, woodland clip is directed and produced by Erika Ochoa. ___ WHY? on tour in 2013 02-08 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Ballroom #$ 02-09 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop #$...
Help kids in need by watching Hey Rosetta's 'Carry Me Home'

Help kids in need by watching Hey Rosetta’s ‘Carry Me Home’

Taken off Hey Rosetta’s debut holiday EP, A Cup of Kindness Yet, “Carry Me Home” and its companion video below weave a common sentiment of trying to get home for the holidays. In the true spirit of the holidays, XM Canada will donate $10,000 to Kids Help Phone — an anonymous phone and online counseling service...
Because Christmas is coming: 'Twinkling Lights' by Office Romance

Because Christmas is coming: ‘Twinkling Lights’ by Office Romance

Taken from festive three-song EP, https://itunes.apple.com/album/i-love-holidays-feat.-syd/id575623598I Love the Holidays, post-punks Office Romance bust out of their mold to debut the holiday-inspired, iTunes Single of the Week, Twinkling Lights.  
Because Christmas is coming: A ukelele version of 'O Holy Night'

Because Christmas is coming: A ukelele version of ‘O Holy Night’

This is what a guitarist, composer and singer/songwriter — named Jon DeRosa — who studied classical and flamenco guitar while idolized Glenn Danzig and memorizing the entire output of 4AD and Projekt Records sounds like when he covers a Christmas classic using only a ukelele. “‘O Holy Night’ is perhaps the single Christmas song I grew up...
Because Christmas is coming: Download Said The Whale's Christmas EP

Because Christmas is coming: Download Said The Whale’s Christmas EP

Vancouver’s Said The Whale are doing their part to make the season bright by offering up an excellent EP of Christmas-themed songs just in time for the holidays. Download and enjoy the band’s West Coast EP Christmas Collection below, but don’t be a Scrooge: Leave ’em a tidy tip for their festive efforts. Said The...
Because The Breeders will reform to play 'Last Splash'

Because The Breeders will reform to play ‘Last Splash’

In honor of their 20th Anniversary, original The Breeders lineup — Kim and Kelley Deal with Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson — will perform their 1993 album Last Splash in its entirety at 2013’s Deerhunter-curated edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties. Taking place June 21-23 at Camber Sands Holiday Centre in Sussex, England, Deerhunter will also...
Because Christmas is coming: 'Do They Know It's Christmas' by Band-Aid

Because Christmas is coming: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ by Band-Aid

If you’re anywhere near the neighborhood of 40, this Christmas video needs no introduction, but to the younger set, here’s some valuable back story on a rather historic release: Do They Know It’s Christmas is a song written by Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and Midge Ure (Ultravox) in 1984 and performed by star-studded ensemble, Band...

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