Ben Kweller, ‘Mean to Me’ – Free MP3 Download
It seems wildly inappropriate to use the word "comeback" with someone who just turned 30 last summer, but that will happen when you were an indie rock child prodigy. Those don't come around very often, you know?
Morning Parade, ‘Headlights’ – Song Review
If it's Tuesday, then there must be another U.K. act looking to conquer America. Say hello to Morning Parade, an Essex quintet whose self-titled debut album will be released in the U.S. later this year. The band has already received soundtrack love from 'The Vampire Diaries,' and are looking to hit it big with their new single, 'Headlights...
Best James Iha Smashing Pumpkins Song – Readers Poll
James Iha, guitarist for Chicago rock gods the Smashing Pumpkins until their initial breakup in 2000, turns 44 today. Our gift to him: a reader's poll.
Sigur Ros Announce New Album ‘Valtari,’ Unleash Track ‘Ekki Mukk’
Sigur Ros recently did an interview with Q Magazine, where they discussed the band's upcoming album 'Valtari,' set for release on May 28. 'Valtari' is 'Steamroller' in Icelandic, if you were curious -- which may or may not have something to do with the first track made available from the album, 'Ekki Mukk.'
M83 Planning New Remix EP, Post Mylo’s Take on ‘Reunion’ From the Disc
Hot on the heels of scoring their first U.S. Modern Rock Top 10 hit with 'Midnight City,' French electronic dream popsters M83 have chosen 'Reunion' as the second single from their double album 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.' The song will be released on a new EP due May 8.
Jack White Announces 2012 Tour Dates
Jack White, the hardest working man in show business (slight pause, as we pay respect to James Brown), has announced a string of U.S. and U.K. tour dates in conjunction with his forthcoming debut solo album, 'Blunderbuss.' That's the good news. The bad news is that he will only be in the States for two weeks.
The Shins’ ‘Port of Morrow': A Kraut Rock Record in Disguise?
Well, this should be interesting. According to a recent interview with NPR, James Mercer, the creative driving force behind the Shins, reveals that the band's new album 'Port of Morrow,' due in stores tomorrow (March 20), was inspired by Kraut rock.
Mumford & Sons Premiere Train Tour Doc ‘Big Easy Express’
Three bluegrass bands board a train in Oakland headed for New Orleans. It sounds like the beginning of a logic problem from a grade school math test, but it's really the beginning of 'Big Easy Express,' a documentary film starring Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and the Old Crow Medicine Show.
Citi Rock Climbing Commercial – What’s the Song?
Citi's new national commercial features a couple rock climbing to a song with an emotional female vocal that sounds like it's on the verge of exploding, not unlike a certain Florence + the Machine song. It's not Florence, though it turns out there is a connection between the two artists.