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Artist Update: Feist

posted March 27, 2012, 11:37 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Feist

Feist has announced more tour dates for the US and Europe throughout the rest of the year.
Currently on tour with M. Ward, she will also travel with Bon Iver, Timbre Timbre and The Low Anthem later in 2012.

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Artist Update: The Used

posted March 27, 2012, 7:39 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: The Used, Vulnerable

Today The Used have released their 5th studio album, Vulnerable,  off their own record label Anger Music Group partnered with Hopeless Records.  In conjunction with the new album release, the band has announced a headlining tour kicking off May 12th with Dead Sara and Stars In Stereo.  The band will also play Main Stage on this summer’s 2012 Vans Warped Tour and be doing a select amount of acoustic shows starting today.

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Artist Update: Best Coast

posted March 27, 2012, 6:25 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: The Only Place, Best Coast

We first learned some of the details about the new Best Coast project during the first week of March. The Only Place, their sophomore release,  is due to be released May 15th by Mexican Summer. “I’m trying really hard to grow up.  I’m trying to let go of my bad habits and the immature things I still drag around with me.” They have been working with Jon Brion on this project, who has also formerly with Fiona Apple, Rhett Miller, Sean Lennon, The Wallflowers, Kanye West, Dido, Spoon, and Of Montreal.

Today the first single, “The Only Place”,  is out. It’s about…wait for it…California. Truly living up to the band’s name this time around.  Tour dates and track listings can be found below. And yes, the song sounds better than the album cover looks.

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Episode 109: The Cover Songs Edition Vol. 3

posted March 27, 2012, 12:50 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under General Interest, Podcast | comment 7 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Music Emissions podcast of the week. This week, we bring you volume three of our favorite cover songs. If you need to catch up, here are the previous volumes… Read more

Artist Update: Jet

posted March 26, 2012, 9:08 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest | comment Leave a Comment


The Australian 4 piece Jet, famous for their song “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” have called it quits.

In a message posted to the group’s website, the rockers announced that its members — Nic Cester, Mark Wilson, Cameron Muncey and Chris Cester — are splitting up. “After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group,” reads the message. “From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.”

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Tour Review: Bjork

posted March 26, 2012, 8:56 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Biophilia, Bjork

Photo credits: via Brooklyn Vegan

Earlier this month Bjork held an extended residency of shows in NYC. Here’s our account:

Review by special guest correspondent Angeleeta Sosnowski

To say I’m a fan of Bjork is a bit of an understatement. A Tuesday night recently at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan was my 7th, or maybe 8th time, to see her live. I have travelled across the country all but one of those times, so obviously my expectations were high.

Several things set her current Biophilia concert series apart from previous shows. The crowd was Read more

Artist Update: Tenacious D

posted March 26, 2012, 5:20 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D

If you haven’t heard the latest news yet, the dynamic duo of Tenacious D are back! Yes, Jack Black and Kyle Gass are teaming up with the one and only Dave Grohl for the release of their new record. Rize of the Fenix is due out May 15th. You can hear a sample below, and watch the brand new video that just came out today. Keep reading for tour dates also.

Via Absolute Punk

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Artist Update: Liars

posted March 26, 2012, 9:50 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Liars

Liars – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross – announce the first details of a new album, out on Mute on June 5th 2012, their sixth studio album and follow up to 2010’s critically lauded Sisterworld, which garnered an 8.1 Pitchfork rating and Best New Music distinction.

“Bands that do what they want to do because they believe in it – and trust the intelligence of their listeners – are the future. That is the brave new world of Liars.” -LA TIMES

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Artist Update: Bassnectar

posted March 26, 2012, 9:17 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Bassnectar, Vava Voom

California based EDM DJ-producer Bassnectar is scheduled to drop his new record, Vava Voom, on April 10th, with a spring tour slated soon after. Bassnectar joined up with Lupe Fiasco for the track “Vava Voom,” blurring the lines between EDM and hip-hop. You can listen below.   It is released on iTunes and Beatport today.

According to Rolling Stone, Bassnectar started working on the party banger on his tour last year, and he knew he needed to call the combination of styles “Vava Voom” before the song had even been produced. After trading tracks with Lupe Fiasco, the two got together for a few days in an L.A. studio to start recording the song. “[Lupe] was doing this crazy double-meaning story over the track, talking about hypnosis while waving his arms in the air as if casting a spell,” Bassnectar explains. “‘Vava Voom’ is where life shifts into time-warp speed, but you find yourself in an almost slow-motion trance.”


Update: Brand new video just posted!

Sunday’s Best: Lil Wayne

posted March 25, 2012, 4:02 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Sunday's Best | comment 8 Comments

Tags: Lil Wayne

Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves to see which release by an artist not only set them atop of the industry but stapled them in as musical gods.

Weezy has become such a staple of hip-hop culture, it can sometimes be difficult to remember hip-hop without him. says that with well over ten millions in sales, unquestionable street credibility, critical acclaim, industry accolades, eight Grammy nominations, and four Grammy wins, Cash Money/Universal Motown recording artist Lil Wayne has firmly laid to rest all doubt that he is anything less than the best rapper alive today. That may still be up for debate.

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