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January 2010

The Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse Become One

James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse have joined forces to create a new group, Broken Bells. Their self-titled album is due out on


Julian Casablancas - “11th Dimension” (video)

Everytime I see Julian Casablancas perform this song, it gets hammier and more awesome. His CGI pagoda songwriting hideout, the quill pen, the inclusion of


Elliott Smith Releases Find Home at Kill Rock Stars

The female-run indie label Kill Rock Stars have recently added Elliott Smith to their extensive catalog. KRS plans to re-issue Smith’s first solo album,


Eluvium - Similes (new album / MP3)

Eluvium Similes (Temporary Residence) Releasing: 23 February In the two years since Eluvium’s last album, Matthew Cooper has learned how to add vocals to his


Harlem - Hippies (new album / MP3)

Harlem Hippies (Matador) Releasing: 6 April This is Harlem’s second album. They are from Austin, Texas, and they play garage rock. They are notable enough


Vampire Weekend - “Cousins” (Live on Letterman) (video)

This song would probably be really fun to play on Rock Band, if you can get a bunch of expert players together. The drums alone


Islands - “No You Don’t” (video)

Continuing a long tradition of women getting their big break in music videos (Alicia Silverstone, Tawny Kitaen, etc), Michael Cera, a hot up-and-coming actor making


Quasi - American Gong (new album / MP3)

Quasi American Gong (Kill Rock Stars) Releasing: February 23 People like Quasi, right? They’ve been around for a while, their music is cute enough, yeah?


The Flaming Lips Reinterpret ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

The Flaming Lips recently collaborated with relative Okies Stardeath and White Dwarfs to recreate Pink Floyd’s legendary The Dark Side of the Moon. Featured


The Mountain Goats’ Tiny Desk Concert on NPR (video)

That crazed devil-on-a-rollercoaster look that John Darnielle gets on his face when his songs get going is more than enough to calm (or amplify, I


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