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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 Albums, Reissues, and Remixes

Indie pop duo Matt and Kim recently announced the release of their fourth album, titled Lightning. The album won’t be out until October 2 (a wonderful birthday present for me!), but the first single, “Let’s Go” should hold you over for a little while. It’s perfectfor summer (as is most of their music), and comes with an accompanying v

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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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Jack White News

Jack White loves making music.  He has produced music as the leading member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, and, most recently, has released Blunderbuss, the first album of his solo career.  Becau

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The Killers New Single, “Runaways”

Today was the radio debut of "Runaways," the song that is to be the first single off of The Killers' upcoming album, Battle Born.  If you didn't hear it on WBRU before our Retro Lunch, check it out here.

The single is slated to be released later this sum

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Album/Concert: Walk the Moon

Mark your calendars now, because in case you had forgotten, Walk the Moon is playing a free concert as part of WBRU's Summer Concert Series on July 13, and I promise you it'll be one show you do NOT want to miss. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform a few nights ago in Philadelphia supporting their self-titled debut album an

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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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Radiohead in Philadelphia, June 13th

A week ago I had the pleasure to see Radiohead perform at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Philadelphia, my place of origin, and probably one of the most beautiful cities in the country (no bias).  Now seeing Radiohead was probably at the top of my bucket list

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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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