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Concert Photos | Phoenix + Bastille at The Pageant in St. Louis

Paris, France’s Phoenix made its first St. Louis performance in 3+ years at The Pageant on Friday night, and much like their last show at the same venue in 2010, they completely shattered expectations with their precise brilliance. As you’ll see below, lead singer Thomas Mars made his way into the crowd on three separate … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Leagues – Spotlight

Photo by Eric Brown How “Spotlight” isn’t a hit for Leagues is beyond me. It’s better than anything on Phoenix’s latest album, and it makes autumn want to back its ass up and give summer a few more weeks to sweat. Yes, you can dance to this. Thad Cockrell is the leader of Leagues, and … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 (Quarter 2)

It’s April, so that means it’s time to look forward to a new batch of albums. We highly recommend these, and we hope you play them loud on your turntable, or in your car with the windows rolled down. And maybe when you’re done, you can blast “Free Bird” and fly away. Happy Spring! 4/2 … Read more

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Listen | Dinosaur Jr. – Entertainment (Phoenix Remix)

Perhaps why this works is because the word “entertainment” is never sung by Dinosaur Jr. That’s precisely (ie, the chorus) where the unforgivable cheesiness kicks in on the original version by Phoenix. Looks like J Mascis wins again, simply by being chill and free of processed cheddar. Have a listen. Phoenix’s version, just for shits, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Tahiti 80 – Keys to the City

The boys of Tahiti 80 have been in the music game for a long time, at least compared to so many of the indie upstarts who work diligently to avoid “flash in the pan” status. Spearheading the French Invasion of the late ’90s and early 2000s, along with notable acts like Phoenix and Air, Tahiti … Read more

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Jam of the Day | California Wives – Blood Red Youth

Chicago band, California Wives, has already been compared to the likes of Joy Division and The Police. Say what? Yet, on the first single from the band’s new Affair EP, the band channels the dreamy pop landscapes of Phoenix, with juice-box fizziness. But, this isn’t copy cat stuff; California Wives also dips into shoegaze territory. And … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Savoir Adore – The Garden

Savoir Adore brings something entirely unique and exciting to the table with its addictive lush slant on pop – even in a scene as vibrant as the current one in Brooklyn. In the Wooded Forest, their exuberant debut album, showcases the strengths of this exciting, young band. Soaring melodies. Infectious beats. Today’s Jam of the … Read more

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Concert Review | Phoenix at The Pageant in St. Louis

The way I look at it, a concert can be a great experience because of so many things. Some of these things have nothing to do with the music you came to hear or the band/artist you came to watch. Sometimes, it can have everything to do with where you’re sitting/standing, who you’re with, or … Read more

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Toro Y Moi Announces New Single, Tour Dates with Phoenix

Columbia, South Carolina’s Toro Y Moi (a.k.a. Chaz Bundick) just announced a new single – and judging by my first listen, it sounds pretty damn good. Download it for yourself below. Toro Y Moi is currently on tour opening for Caribou and is playing with a full live band for the first time ever on … Read more

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Friday Finds

Hear the new Dr. Dog single, “Stranger” from the upcoming Shame, Shame LP (Rolling Stone) The Tallest Man on Earth talks about his new album (Paste) Watch the new She & Him video (Pitchfork) The National debuts the first track off the new album on Fallon (TwentyFourBit) Caribou announces world tour! (Merge Records) Check out … Read more