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by Tom Fenwick

4 May 2010


Contrary to any images conjured up by the name, Adam Kesher is not a solo act. Rather, they are a French five piece, whose infectiously catchy debut Challenging Nature is set for release on the May 25th. Picking up stylistic cues from the likes of Phoenix, Adam Kesher have carved out a fine line in Gallic infused electro/pop and seem set to make 2010 their own. It’s little wonder when you consider they are supported by big names like Dave One (Chromeo) at the helm for production duties, while Philippe Zdar (Cassius) and A Trak were also both on hand to provide additional mixes.

As a taster for their forthcoming long player, the band have put out a free to download of high energy single “Hour of the Wolf”, (mixed by Philippe Zdar) which is waiting here, for your aural pleasure.

Adam Kesher - Hour of the Wolf [MP3]

by Maria Schurr

4 May 2010


For your enjoyment—a (surprise surprise) string-laden return to form from the Divine Comedy, who release Bang Goes the Knighthood, their first album in four years, on May 31. Spot all the references in this song and you may just win the heart of the indie tart of your dreams at the discotheque.

by PopMatters Staff

3 May 2010



Christopher R. Weingarten delivers a humorous, but on-target, critique of the Internet hive mentality as relates to new music. True criticism is imperiled under the rush to be first and the move of blogs and websites to become virtual music and lifestyle marketers, rather than places for journalism and critical writing.

by John Bergstrom

3 May 2010



Here’s Bay Area indie band Rogue Wave performing Depeche Mode’s classic “Shake the Disease” on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

by Lara Killian

3 May 2010


“Drive It Like You Stole It”, the single from the Glitch Mob aimed at driving up anticipation for their forthcoming debut album, Drink the Sea, has been in my head for a month solid.

I thought I’d be able to shake it, but it’s impossible. The synthesized driving beat and the ebb and flow of the industrial rollercoaster of sound have stuck it in my head, possibly permanently. The Music Ninja says, “The Glitch Mob is out to rob you of your senses,” while XLR8R called the track “an anthem… announcing the coming of the beat scene’s heroes”. The MP3 is widely available on the Internet, including right here, which is a good move when it comes to dropping one’s first album.

Suffice it to say, I’m looking forward to May 25th, and the rest of this album. You can check the group’s homepagefor almost-daily May tour dates, covering massive swaths of the US.

“Drive It Like You Stole It” [MP3]


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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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