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Ben Gibbard and Amiee Mann perform on Colbert

Check it out! Ben Gibbard, frontman of Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service, performed with Amiee Mann on the Colbert Report the new single "Bigger than Love"

 

The Colbert Report
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Wind-Up Records Signed Filter

Rock group Filter just announced their signing with Wind-Up Records, which'll help in the release of their new album this Spring. The band is working hard to release their sixth studio album Gurney and the Burning Books pretty soon, in May. They're

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WBRU’s Top 95.5 of 2012

95.5 Fear-Fairhaven

95. Heartbeat-JJAMZ

94. Wickenden kids-The Rare Occasions

93. Survival-Muse

92. Up All Night-Alex Clare

91. Shuffle-Bombay Bicycle Club

90. Sweet Sour-Band of Skulls

89. Baby Come Home-Bush

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ALBUM: The xx’s “Coexist”

After the release of their self-titled debut album, it became apparent that The xx was a very special band. Singers Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim pioneered the way for hushed, intimate pop vocals intertwining with sleek guitar riffs and synthetic beats. The band has little social media presence and rarely interacts extensively with th

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SINGLE: Muse’s “Madness”

 Greetings from Copenhagen!

So, I was pretty stoked to hop on my computer today and find that Muse's second single from their upcoming album, The 2nd Law entitled "Madness," had dropped today.  When I first listened to the track, I was somewhat unimpressed, at least with the first minute or so.  The simple drum beat, remini

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Music Video: Muse’s “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” (Bonus: Electric Guest’s “This Head I Hold”)

So, as you probably know, Muse is releasing their sixth studio album, The 2nd Law, on October 1st.  As you also probably know, it will feature what fans are calling, either with dread or with a more positive type of anticipation, "Musestep."  Appa

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My Morning Muse Pit (and James Iha)

This week in the world of alternative has been rather sparse pertaining to music news.  However, that is not to say that there are not some exciting things happening.

First off, Muse has unfortunately pushed back the release of thei

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What’s Great in Live Music?

Summer is a time for live music, as many bands have album releases scheduled for the post-September months. With tours and festivals everywhere you turn, you might be wondering what bands really put on a great show

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ALBUM: Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

If you’ve heard “45” on WBRU anytime recently, you would assume that The Gaslight Anthem is a band that’s going to take you places. The album’s lead single, which also happens to be the lead track off of their most recent album Handwritten, kicks things off at a blistering pace with driving determination. But the places that “45” takes

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What’s New in the World of Alternative?

There is a bunch of news, good and bad, kicking around in the world of alternative that has come up in the past couple of weeks.  Instead of making you drudge through the latest Gaga news and where Rihanna happened to dine three days ago in search of stuff we actually care about, I have decided to compile the latest info to make it easier on your likely anti-stupid-news-about-fashion-because-I-just-want-to-read-about-music sentiment

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