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by J.C. Sciaccotta

19 Nov 2010


Canada’s Japandroids recently released the third entry in their 7” series, titled “Heavenward Grand Prix”. The song was recorded during the same sessions that produced their full-length debut, Post-Nothing, and features a cover of PJ Harvey’s “Shame” as the b-side.

The single will be pressed on clear vinyl and limited to 2000 copies, so get it while you can (the first two entries in the series sold out very quickly).

by Devin Mainville

19 Nov 2010


Free Energy released their first episode of Free Energy Power Hour, a show the band developed for Free Energy TV Internet, last month. Now fans better get prepared for more adventure, disaster and heartbreak as episode two has just been released.  Episode two comes fresh on the heels of Free Energy’s continued national tour with Foxy Shazam, titled the “Foxy and Free Tour”, and newly announced gigs opening for Weezer. The dates for these will be released soon, so stay tuned, until then check out episode two.

by Matt James

19 Nov 2010


As Mother Nature draws the curtain on another passing year and blows the icy chill of winter through our veins what better way to salute the rise of darkness than a cosy night spent dreaming in Glass Graves?

Yes Oakland’s Glass Graves – the nom du guerre of the fiendishly monikered Gaby Graves – are hoping to blacken the blue skies of our youth by offering their macabre n’ marvellous debut LP Architecture for free. Whilst the headstone may whisper ‘witch-house’, it sleeps more soundly near those plots filled by late ‘80s / early ‘90s crack’d n’ curs’d romantics like Curve, Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, Cranes and The Cure. Glorious midnight pop with a weeping, bleeding heart. Oh and rats, bloodbaths, shadows, prisons and cemeteries. Dellamore! Dellamorte! Something wicked this way comes! Now dig for victory comrades!

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SONG LIST
01 The Trap Rebaited
02 Sister Dream
03 Glass Lips
04 Parachutes
05 Mess of Live Vines
06 The Twin
07 Corrine
08 Quarantined
09 Lila Tov

by Devin Mainville

19 Nov 2010


Elf Power has announced a European tour this winter to support their new album of the same name. The album is a tribute to longtime friend and mentor Vic Chesnutt who took his own life in late 2009. Elf Power and Chesnutt collaborated on an album, Dark Developments in 2008 and toured extensively with him through the years. The friendship that was forged through these partnerships and their loss is firmly felt on Elf Power

Supporting Elf Power across Europe is Madeline Adams, a singer songwriter from Athens, Georgia. Adams, who has been writing her own music since she was 15, has made a name through her poignant lyrics, haunting voice, and unique song writing. She recently released her third full length album, White Flag.

  Elf Power - Stranger in the Window by Deus Ex Machina Publicity

  Madeline - White Flag by Deus Ex Machina Publicity

by Thomas Britt

19 Nov 2010


The Choir’s Burning Like the Midnight Sun was released to positive reviews in June, ending a five-year recording break that followed 2005’s O How the Mighty Have Fallen. Rather than have listeners wait another several years for more material, the band closes out 2010 with de-plumed, a collection of re-recorded, acoustic renditions of songs from past albums. Band members Derri Daugherty and Steve Hindalong are touring in support of the new albums, and their set list includes de-plumed‘s introspective variations as well as the stories behind the songs.

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