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New Releases

Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard pen Kerouac inspired album

Son Volt’s Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard are set to release a collaboration inspired by Kerouac’s prose. The release date isn’t specific, “sometime this fall.” Titled “One Fast Move or I’m […]

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News

Lloyd Cole to embark on World Tour

Just got a tweet from Mr. Cole, and I’m so excited he’ll be coming to town for the first time in two years. According to his website, “I set sail late mid to late October […]

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Musings

R.I.P. Tom Wilkes 1939 – 2009

This morning my friend Matt passed on the sad news that Grammy Award-winning album cover designer Tom Wilkes passed away this week. Like Matt, he was a Long Beach native. Tom Wilkes gained national prominence […]

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Hope you feel better soon, Jens!

Of all the rotten luck: Jens Lekman has been quarantined for 10 days after contracting swine flu in South America. Jens says he fell ill and experienced a hallucinogenic fever while on an Air France […]