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While you were sleeping: Morrissey played Letterman

While you were sleeping: Morrissey played Letterman

While you might have already been dozing on your favorite spot on the couch after a long day at the office and an even longer evening wrangling a toddler into her bed, Morrissey performed his not-technically-new but not officially-released single Action Is My Middle Name on David Letterman’s late show stage last night (January 9th)....
Bowie releases first new song in a decade: 'Where Are We Now?'

Bowie releases first new song in a decade: ‘Where Are We Now?’

To mark his 66th birthday, rock legend David Bowie has released his first new song in nearly a full decade, entitled, Where Are We Now? Taken from his forthcoming LP, The Next Day, the reflective, narrative-based track is beautifully reminiscent of late 70s Bowie without a hint of parody — and what a very wonderful...
Youth Lagoon announces sophomore LP, 'Wondrous Bughouse'

Youth Lagoon announces sophomore LP, ‘Wondrous Bughouse’

“I’m not a gifted speaker, so explaining things is difficult for me. But music always makes sense.” Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, has described his writing process as “my mind communicating with me, not the other way around…it can take me to scary places but I’ve realized those bizarre thoughts I have don’t define me.”...
Holy spit take! The Knife announce new album for 2013

Holy spit take! The Knife announce new album for 2013

“Music can be so meaningless. We had to find lust. We asked our friends and lovers to help us.” —Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer Swedish sibling duo, The Knife, have announced that new LP, Shaking The Habitual, will be released on April 9th, 2013 via Mute. This is their first album in seven years,...
Montreal's Yamantaka // Sonic Titan announce Ontario dates

Montreal’s Yamantaka // Sonic Titan announce Ontario dates

As brand new members of the Paper Bag Records family, Polaris Music Prize-shortlisters, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, will usher in 2013 with exactly six sensory-attacking dates in Ontario. The multi-faceted in multi-mediums act will pit stop in Peterborough, Ottawa, Kingston, Guelph, Toronto and Hamilton. The complete itinerary is below. ___ Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Ontario...
Watch the official trailer for Dave Grohl's 'Sound City'

Watch the official trailer for Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’

Thanks to the Foo Fighters for putting this on our radar this morning: The official first look at the forthcoming Sound City documentary directed by Dave Grohl. A passion project to be sure, Grohl has carried a torch for the famous San Fernando Valley recording studios since recording Nirvana’s Nevermind there when he was just...
Dinosaur Jr announce London NME show, stream exclusive track

Dinosaur Jr announce London NME show, stream exclusive track

Comprising the classic lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph, Dinosaur Jr have announced a special NME Awards show on February 4th 2013 at London’s Electric Ballroom. Tickets are available from www.nme.com/tickets. In addition, the band are streaming an exclusive unreleased acoustic version of This Is All I Came To Do — taken off...
She & Him introduce festive 'Yule Log' app

She & Him introduce festive ‘Yule Log’ app

Zooey Deschanel (She) and M. Ward (Him) are arguably too cool for school but they’re  perfectly cool enough for Christmas. After releasing A Very She & Him Christmas last year — hip renditions of  seminal holiday hits by The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, etc — the duo now invite listeners to enjoy the glow of...
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds announce Aussie, North American tour

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds announce Aussie, North American tour

In support of their forthcoming Push The Sky Aaway LP scheduled for release February 18th, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced a short string of Australian dates for late February and early March. Following a short break, the band will then commence North American dates on March 14th in Dallas, TX, including two Canadian...

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