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Jam of the Day | BAIO – Sister of Pearl

Anyone with a looming beach vaca, or a day the pool planned in the next few weeks should really think long and hard about downloading this jam, and upping that shiz to their musical player device of choice.  Vampire Weekend’s Chri Baio just solidified his voice, and role in his main band — and if … Read more

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Festival Preview | Austin City Limits Weekend 2, October 11-13, 2013

Photo by Jason Gonulsen Words by Katie Moulton Overload. Today’s massive music festivals promise excess of experience—whether it’s headliners piled on top of each other, the stimulants (rock-climbing wall! fingernail art!) that have nothing to do with music, or the legions of fans they attract. In fact, Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas has … Read more

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Lollapalooza Recap | Our 17 Favorite Sets of the Weekend

Frightened Rabbit | All photos by Jason Gonulsen Another Lollapalooza is now in the books, but we wanted to take one last look back on what we experienced, which we’re happy to report was a weekend defined by freedom and expression. It didn’t matter if you were shaking it at Perry’s Stage, rocking to Queens … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Battles – Ice Cream

Springtime in the blogosphere can be quite busy. There are those Vampire Weekend records to dust off and Ray-Bans to shine. Hipsters everywhere must flock to H&M to get their rolled-up shorts in all shades and colors. So don’t judge us for just now finding the room to give Battles new track, “Ice Cream,” its … Read more

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Album Review | tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l

Speakers Rating: 88/100 New England musician Merrill Garbus is tUnE-yArDs. tUnE-yArDs is Merrill Garbus. Her second LP, w h o k i l l, was released on April 19th (4AD), and since then, Ms. Garbus has been taking the web by storm… for good reason. The songs on w h o k i l l … Read more

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It’s a Big Music Video Monday!

Icelandic dream-pop band, Seabear, released the video for the gorgeous “I’ll Build You a Fire.” Check out Vampire Weekend’s new video for “Giving Up the Gun” featuring RZA, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil Jon, and Joe Jonas.  Oh, wonderful randomness. Jack White directed the video for The Black Belles’ “What Can I Do?” out now on Third … Read more

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Jam of the Day | GIVERS – Up, Up, Up

GIVERS puts ants in my pants and makes me do the boogie dance. This Lafayette, Louisiana five-piece makes music that is pure, unadulterated fun, perfect for fans of Vampire Weekend. It’s clear that GIVERS is heavily influenced by the native music of their hometown and neighboring New Orleans. Add afro-pop, indie, and funk flavors on … Read more

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Katie Herzig (The Interview)

If it isn’t clear by now (and it must be), singer-songwriters rule my life. Female ones, especially, like the wonderful Katie Herzig. Really, I can’t get enough. And when I saw Herzig open for Brandi Carlile in Denver last month, I pretty much fell in love with every word that escaped her mouth. I’m probably … Read more

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Vampire Weekend Album Stream + New Tour Dates

Vampire Weekend’s much anticipated follow-up to 2008’s self-titled debut (at not even 35 minutes long, avid fans have long been chomping at the bit for some new material) will be released on January 12, 2010 on XL Recordings.  In the meantime, you can listen to the entire new album streaming here.  And, rumor has it … Read more