Panda Bear – Tomboy

At this point in his career, Noah Lennox could release an album of sampled panda mating sounds, and it’s a fair bet that we’d still be fawning over each leaked track and waiting in breathless anticipation for the completed work.  Ever since the title track from Tomboy made its vinyl and digital debuts last July, it seems that just about any indie … [Read more...]

Blind Man’s Colour – Wooden Blankets EP

For those of you who still refuse to endorse Kanye West as the voice of your generation, or just simply take offense to the excessive use of caps lock, you may be unaware of new indie experimental duo Blind Man’s Colour. Made up of 19 year-old Floridians Kyle Wyss and Orhan Chettri, this band was virtually unknown until early 2009 when Kanye … [Read more...]

Best Albums of 2009 (#10 -#1)

10. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have extracted the essence of 80s synth-pop and refined it by blending in their own arty garage-punk sound and seasoning it with shoegazing swirls and buffing it up with glossy production. The songs pulsate with jagged hooks and sharp, danceable rhythms while Karen O’s crystalline voice … [Read more...]

Efterklang – Performing Parades

The symphonic choral rock group Efterklang released Parades in October 2007. A year later, the band performed this highly praised album with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Performing Parades captures that live concert and makes for a fantastic listening experience. Efterklang consists of 3 to 4 core members with additional helpers for … [Read more...]

Black Dice on Tour

Sat 05/23/09 Palace Missoula, MT # Sun 05/24/09 Holy Mountain Seattle, WA # Mon 05/25/09 Biltmore Vancouver, BC # Tue 05/26/09 Backspace Portland, OR # Thu 05/28/09 Retrofit Studios Sacramento, CA # Fri 05/29/09 OCD Warehouse San Francisco, CA #% Sat 05/30/09 F Yeah Fest presents at Gilbert's Los Angeles, CA #~^ Sun 05/31/09 Rialto Theater … [Read more...]

Animal Collective Spring Tour

May 11, 09 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club May 12, 09 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory May 13, 09 New York, NY - Terminal 5 May 14, 09 Boston, MA - House of Blues May 15, 09 Montreal, PQ - Metropolis May 16, 09 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy May 18, 09 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall May 19, 09 Milwaukee, WI - Turner … [Read more...]