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Forecastle Festival Day One in Photos Featuring Houndmouth, Sam Smith, Cage the Elephant, The Gaslight Anthem, ZZ Ward, Cold War Kids, and more

Forecastle Festival kicked off yesterday with an absolutely blistering set of tunes by Houndmouth, who quite frankly stole the show. Sam Smith was also excellent, although his set was cut short due to high winds approaching the area. All photos by Jason Gonulsen and Rachel Waters. HOUNDMOUTH SAM SMITH THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM KIESZA CAGE THE … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours

Photo by Michelle Mosqueda This feels like a driving tune, no? We’re speeding through Tennessee, from Nashville to Chattanooga. Ever made that drive? The ending is the best, but it wouldn’t be so great if the landscape didn’t change every half mile. The Cold War Kids, they change like that. Again, the beauty is not knowing … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Cold War Kids – Pine St.

But I could never show you The inside of my home The stairwell lights are broken The stairs are almost gone News from the Cold War Kids’ camp today revealed plans for a new EP, Tuxedos, due September 17th via Downtown Records.We’re still rocking to their 2013 full-length, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, including our favorite jam, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Grouplove – Colours

L.A. quintet Grouplove has been creating a buzz fueled by their rollicking live shows while opening for Florence and The Machine, Cold War Kids, and most recently SIC favorite, Foster The People. The group met somewhat coincidentally in Greece, then reunited in California to record the raucous tunes that would become their 2011 eponymous EP. … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2010 | 50 – 26

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Wanna see the entire list so far? Click thisaway. 50 The Fresh & Onlys – Waterfall Gloomy guitars jangle flawlessly as angelic voices call out of the tugging wind and darkness, pleading with singer Tim Cohen to deliver hazy, yet romantic vocals. [buy the album] [more from The Fresh and Onlys … Read more

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New Cold War Kids Video

Cold War Kids debut the video for the Behave Yourself EP’s groovy single, “Audience,” today. Check it out below or over at Spinner. On top of the new video, you might wanna take a look at Current Music Embedded’s feature on the band as they “perform at a Lake Tahoe casino, battle their own immune systems … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Cold War Kids – Audience

My introduction to Cold War Kids back in 2006 left me with visions of alcoholic fathers and creepy hospital rooms dancing in my head. I was instantly hooked on the Kids’ penchant for Gothic storytelling over soulful indie rock on Robbers & Cowards. Their follow up LP, Loyalty to Loyalty followed suit; the standout track … Read more