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ALBUM: Gossamer from Passion Pit

I’ve been anticipating Passion Pit’s sophomore album, Gossamer, for a long time, and by that I mean after eating up every track on Manners and then looking around for more.  Not to mention that frontman Michael Angelakos described the new stuff as a “fantastic, exciting, beautiful, gorgeous record,” further raising my expectations.  And since the

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NEW RELEASE: Kasabian Live! – Live at The O2, on DVD/CD!

On July 25th, Kasabian will be releasing Live!, their first ever stand alone DVD release.  The DVD contains high definition video recordings from Kasabian's show at the O2 Arena on December 15th, 2011.  The DVD will be paired with a CD of audio recordings from the performance, though some of the songs w

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News for Mumford & Sons Upcoming Album

Look at this:

Now at this.

What does it spell?

"We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, o

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ALBUM: Hot Chip’s In Our Heads

Based in London, Hot Chip is known for their danceable beats and interesting quirks, truths that shine through in a deep way on their latest album, In Our Heads.  While the lyrics explore some deeper themes often not seen in pop music, like religion, marriage, and children,

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ALBUM: The Smashing Pumpkins’ Oceania

The Smashing Pumpkins new album, Oceania, now available for live streaming and preorder on iTunes, is due to be released on June 19th opens strong with “Quasar.”  After a moment of ambient noise, the song begins with a crunching bass line typical of a Pumpkins song, summarily followed by a pulsating guitar riff and background drumming that for other artists is intricate enough to be a drum solo.  All t

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The XX- New Album, Tracks

The British indie pop band, The xx has officially announced a release date for their hinted-at new album, Coexist. The album will be out September 11 in the US (September 10 internationally) through Young Turks.

September is a long ways away, but at this rate, we shouldn't have

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ALBUM: Synthetica from Metric

In 2008, indie-rockers Metric crooned “Help, I’m Alive.”  It's 2012, and Metric is still very, very alive, their newest album being anything but disappointing.  The four-piece band from Toronto gave themselves a tough act to follow after the highly acclaimed Fantasies in 2009--it topped a couple charts and snagged Metric two Juno awards.

But Me

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Sigur Rós' New Album, Valtari
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ALBUM: Sigur Rós’ Valtari

Yesterday was a big day for music as not only did Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros release their second album, Here, but Icelandic ambient post-rock group, Sigur Rós released their sixth studio album, Valtari.  While one could go on and on about how incredi

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ALBUM: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ Here

Almost two years ago now a new band, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, exploded onto the scene, most notably due to the bouncy and folkish duet "Home," which really showcased the feel of the two main singers, Alexander Ebert and Jade Castrinos.  

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Album Review: Jack White’s Blunderbuss

Jack White has had quite the career. From wild success with The White Stripes, to multiple acclaimed smaller groups (namely The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather) to collaborations with the likes of Insane Clown Posse and Alicia Keys. Not to mention he runs a record label, Third Man Reco

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