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New Releases

Light Asylum Sign to Mexican Summer

04/30/2011 paige 0

We have been completely obsessed with Light Asylum for the past nine months. We couldn’t be happier to find out that this week they signed with Mexican Summer. This awesome Brooklyn darkwave duo’s self-released 2010 […]

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RIP Max Matthews, computer music pioneer

04/21/2011 paige 1

We’re very sad to report that computer music pioneer Max Matthews passed away this morning due to complications from pneumonia. Back in the 1950’s he was an engineer at Bell Labs. Matthews first made a […]

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RIP Gerard Smith

04/21/2011 paige 0

I think we were all shocked yesterday, April 20th, to hear of the passing of Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio keyboardist and bassist. Smith was 36. It was just a month ago that the […]

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Coachella 2011 via Palo Alto

04/18/2011 paige 0

I didn’t go within 500 miles of Southern California this weekend, but I did attend the Coachella Music Festival. This year’s fest was streamed live via three robust YouTube channels. Additionally, many of the individual […]



04/14/2011 Phil Pickens 0

Spirutalized, Ecstasy of St. Theresa, Cocteau Twins, Durutti Column, OMD, Auburn Lull, Richard X, Glass Candy, Guitar, Secret Shine, A Sunny Day In, Glasgow, Mahogany, Seeland, Tears For Fears, Serena Maneesh […]

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Cool Stuff

Celebrate Record Store Day 2011

04/13/2011 paige 0

This, Saturday April 16th is Record Store Day! When was the last time you visited your local independent record store? Was it last year’s Record Store Day? I hope it hasn’t been that long. Here’s your […]

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Outside Lands Announces 2011 Lineup

04/12/2011 paige 0

Muse Phish (2 Sets) Arcade Fire The Black Keys Deadmau5 MGMT Girl Talk The Decemberists John Fogerty Erykah Badu The Original Meters Beirut The Roots Arctic Monkeys Big Audio Dynamite STS9 Warren Haynes Band Big […]

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Woodsist Fest July 30-31 2011 in Big Sur

04/09/2011 paige 0

New York-based rustic lo-fi label Woodsist is heading west again to Big Sur for the 2011 Woodsist Festival. The two-day fest happens July 30-31 and includes sets from Real Estate, Fresh & Onlys, Woods, Ducktails, […]

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MP3s & Streams

Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?

04/06/2011 Phil Pickens 2

So you meet a girl at a party.  She’s super talented and shares your love of girl groups.  You give her a mix tape of your favorite girl group/psych/soundtracks – and she writes a song […]

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Review: OMD at The Fox

04/02/2011 paige 0

Camino and I got to The Fox super early last Saturday to hand out ice cream for the OMD soundcheck and meet and greet. The band and friendly folks from Bright Arena (OMD’s US label) […]