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Artist Update: Trent Reznor

posted December 2, 2011, 10:54 am by Carina | Filed Under Music News | comment 3 Comments

Tags: Trent Reznor, Karen O, Music News

We have been waiting for the full version of this for MONTHS! Here is Trent Reznor’s (featuring Karen O) cover of Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song”. You can download 6 songs for free from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack now on NIN’s Official Site.

Artist Update: The Black Keys

posted December 2, 2011, 10:23 am by Carina | Filed Under Music News | comment 3 Comments

Tags: The Black Keys, Music News, Arctic Monkeys

The Black Keys are taking over the US in March with help from the Arctic Monkeys! Go to their official site to listen to some of the tracks off their new album, El Camino. Tickets are on sale 12/6 at 10am for their official mailing list subscribers. Check them out on Saturday Night Live this weekend! Below are the North American dates as well as their video for “Lonely Boy”.

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Video Of The Week: Field Mouse “You Guys are Gonna Wake Up My Mom”

posted December 2, 2011, 7:44 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Music News | comment 4 Comments

Field Mouse is a four-piece dream pop band from Brooklyn, NY. Seamlessly interweaving influences from shoegaze, indie, and power pop, Field Mouse offers lush sonic textures and expansive soundscapes to complement the airy, wistful vocals of singer/guitarist Rachel Browne. Through complex and delicate harmonies, the songwriting of Browne and guitarist Andrew Futral breathes new life into common themes of lost love and renewal.

The band has been honing its sound since the release of its 2010 debut, You Are Here, and has solidified its lineup with the recent addition of bassist Allison Weiss and drummer Geoff Lewit. Their latest single, “You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom,” finds the group realizing the their musical vision, incorporating rich synthesizers and feedback to give an edge to its soaring arrangements and pop sensibilities. The stunning, amazing visuals are both hypnotizing and mesmerizing! How are they still unsigned?!

Artist Update: Doomtree

posted December 1, 2011, 12:06 pm by Carina | Filed Under Music News | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Music News, Doomtree

Happy December! You know what that means? 2012 tour dates are being announced! First up – Doomtree!

The hip hop crew from Minneapolis will be traveling around the US this January and February in support of their new album, No Kings. The album already reached #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. They played during CMJ in Brooklyn in October, and will also be at next year’s SXSW. Catch them on the road next month! Read more

54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

posted December 1, 2011, 7:57 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Adele, Bon Iver, Kanye West, Foo Fighers, Cut Copy, Wilco, Foster The People, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, Fleet Foxes…while it might sound like an indie music lover’s dream line up for a festival, these are just a partial listing of last night’s 54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations. If you needed confirmation that the indie scene is alive and well and is here to stay, then read on. The biggest news is probably that Kanye and Adele leading the pack, both with 7 and 6 nods, respectively. West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, released in 2010, is still eligible for this Grammys. Kanye though did not get nominated for the Album of the Year category. I will be interesting to see him compete with himself and Jay-Z for best Rap Album with Watch the Throne. Here is a listing of the nominations: Read more

Artist Update: Little Dragon

posted November 30, 2011, 3:15 pm by Carina | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Music News, The Internet, OFWGKTA, Little Dragon

What a year is has been for Little Dragon

Little Dragon just released the remix to ‘Cocaine’, which is the lead single off The Internet’s upcoming album, Purple Naked Ladies. The Internet consists the hip hop duo Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martians from OFWGKTA.

Take a listen as well as download the remix thanks to Fact Mag –

Watch the original: The Internet – Cocaine

Artist Update: Owl City

posted November 30, 2011, 11:32 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Owl City, Owl City – Live from Los Angeles DVD, Ocean Eyes

Owl City is about to give the world an All Access pass into one of his headlining shows from the All Things Bright and Beautiful World Tour with the release of Owl City – Live from Los Angeles DVD. This DVD will feature over 90 minutes of live performance, behind the scenes footage, exclusive interviews and more. Filmed at LA’s Club Nokia this past July, the full 21 track concert will be released on iTunes only on December 6th in North America with the preorder launching on November 29th. The DVD and Blu-Ray versions, to be released worldwide on February 7th, 2012, will include bonus features (backstage footage and an exclusive interview) in addition to the concert.

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The Successful Seduction Of Spotify

posted November 30, 2011, 9:59 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Spotify

Spotify has forever changed the way we listen to music, but what exactly is it? Wikipedia probably sums it up best by describing it as a Swedish-founded, UK-headquartered DRM-based music streaming service. It originally started in 2008 and had staggering success in Europe before finally arriving in the United States. On 14 July 2011, Spotify launched its U.S. service, which was a major milestone after delays and years of negotiation with the four major record companies. Currently, the service in America has over 2.5 million paying subscribers — a 25% increase since September, when they began to let Facebook members share and stream music. More than 4 million Facebook users signed up for a Spotify account within six weeks of the service becoming available there, 500,000 of them paying $10 a month. It is currently available in 12 countries (not Canada yet), boasting a catalog of 15 million available songs. Read more

Artist Update: Real Estate

posted November 29, 2011, 5:37 pm by Carina | Filed Under Music News | comment 2 Comments

Tags: Real Estate

New Jersey’s Real Estate are ending 2011 with European dates. They begin 2012 with their show at Terminal 5 opening for Girls. After, they will hit the road with a handful of US dates to support their newest album, Days.  Check out the dates below as well as their dog friendly video for “It’s Real”.
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Episode 100: Unsigned and Wound Up 6

posted November 29, 2011, 2:02 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, MP3, Music Emissions presents Unsigned and Wound Up, Podcast | comment 35 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Music Emissions podcast of the week. We took last month off, so there was PLENTY of music to choose from. In fact, 1200 or so, including some past submissions that were added back to the queue for re-consideration.

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