Date Palms - "The Dusted Sessions"

This album comes as a breath of sand soaked air. It takes you away to a desolate desert world, while retaining elements that blend synth sounds with a rustic and western-feeling American slide guitar. The textures presented bring the album together like a tapestry of a dreamy sonic landscape. The album begins with the ‘Yuba Source part 1,’ which is a perfect way to tune the mind for what is to come, as the rec...

25 Jun 5:14 PM 0 Read More...

Arcade Fire to Release a New Album in September

That's right, everyone's favorite Canadian indie rockers are set to release a follow-up to their 2010 Grammy-winning album The Suburbs later this year. The band is said to have recorded the album in multiple locations throughout the country including the New York studio of James Murphy (yes, the James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem). Murphy is reported to have said in a recent interview that "There's a lot of them ...

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Required Listening - June 24 Playlist

Below is the list of songs played in this week's installment of Required Listening: "Occie Lady" || Acid Mothers Temple and the Cosmic Inferno "He's a Mighty Good Leader" || Beck "Ambivalence Avenue" || Bibio "When Leon Spinx Moved into Town" || Califone "One More Night" || Can "The Other Side of Town" || Curtis Mayfield "Dream House" || Deafheaven "1000 Miles" || Dirty Three "Follow The Leader" |...

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Rolling Stone: "The Replacements Reunite for Riot Fest Shows"

Denver is getting its very on Riot Fest this year with acts ranging from DeVotchKa to a newly reformed The Replacements. The following article, speaking about the band's reformation, was originally published in Rolling Stone:   "The Replacements will reunite this summer after a decades-long absence from the stage to headline Riot Fest 2013 in Toronto, Chicago and Denver. Although the influential Minneapolis...

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Queens of the Stone Age - "Like Clockwork"

Although the cover art of this album, created by Boneface, is a nice warm and inviting color, the contrast of the skull man eating the woman is a more accurate portrayal of the album as a whole. Lyrically, this album can be compared to a dark cloud over a murky city. Joshua Homme was extremely depressed while writing this album (their first release in seven years), and this is reflected in the album's "raw as hell" n...

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