All Tomorrow’s Parties presents I’ll Be Your Mirror

Asbury Park, NJ, will be playing host to the return of All Tomorrow’s Parties next month. They just announced the addition of Public Enemy performing Fear of a Black Planet and Company Flow. Also, Jeff Mangum will be playing two shows. Below is the full lineup for the festival at the moment. SCHEDULE SO FAR: Friday September 30 curated by ATP: Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) (3 day Jeff Mangum Friday passholders only) Bonnie Prince Billy Thinking... Read More

KIMYA DAWSON REVEALS HER “THUNDER THIGHS” THIS OCTOBER 25TH

On October 25th, Kimya Dawson will be self-releasing her seventh studio album entitled Thunder Thighs—looking to take herself to the next level with the addition of pianos, backing choirs, string arrangements, and production assistance from rapper Aesop Rock. Kimya has done some serious recruiting for this album, and we can expect appearances from artists like Aesop Rock, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes,... Read More

Fucked Up New Videos

Fucked Up released their second video off of their new album David Comes to Life. The first video they did was for the song “Queen of Hearts” where a Huxley-esque classroom full of disgruntled boys and nonchalant girls perform the song. The second video for the song “The Other Shoe,” is a love story set in a gritty post-modern city with Mr. Scrooge menacing in the background. Both videos are posted below. “Queen of Hearts” “The... Read More

L.I.F.E. Long & Big Ape – Crossing the Globe [7.8]

New York-based emcee L.I.F.E. Long and Swedish artist Big Ape (who is now based in Amsterdam), first met online back in 2004. The two of them began discussions of a possible collaboration, which started off as an idea for a single track, but evolved into an entire album. While Big Ape was visiting New York, the two of them finally met in person and formed both a musical connection and a friendship. The fourteen-track album brings you back to the good... Read More

Jay-Z and Kanye West Drop “Otis” Video

Since Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped their newest album Watch the Throne, it’s demanded the attention of everyone in the hip-hop world. The track “Otis” off the new hit album was what started all the buzz. The visuals for the new video were directed by Spike Jonze, incorporating everything from fast cars and girls, to destroying and reinventing a Maybach. Watch it below.  Read More

Foster the People @ Prospect Park

Walking through Prospect Park in the late evening, you could feel September creeping in as the humidity was replaced by a chill in the air. Summer days are limited, and that hung heavy to all except the little kids kicking around in sandboxes behind the stage on the final night of the Prospect Park summer bandshell shows. All subdued feelings were forgotten when Foster the People took stage with “Warrant.” The hymnal introduction followed by the... Read More

Popped! Music Festival Announces Details For Their Food Bazaar

Philadelphia’s Popped! Music Festival 2011 is a two-day outdoor festival that will showcase live music, DJ’s, and comedians on three stages in the city’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. The festival will feature headliners such as The Shins, Girl Talk, and Pretty Lights (buy tickets here). Going along with the festival’s maxim that good music deserves good food, the Popped! Food Bazaar will... Read More

Ninjasonik Drops New Mixtape and Video

Ninjasonik’s got a brand new mixtape out called No Swords Or Masks, and it’s available for free right here. They’ve also got some upcoming Brooklyn shows, including this coming Saturday and at this year’s Afro-Punk Festival. Cover art below, and check out the video for “Mosh Pit” right here.  Read More

Surfer Blood Announces New EP and Fall Tour Dates

Surfer Blood will drop their new EP Tarot Classics on October 25th via Kanine Records, just in time for them to hit the road with the fucking Pixies! Dates below… 8/27 LOUfest Music Festival -  St Louis, MO 8/31 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA 9/3 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR 9/10 Firestone Fest – Orlando, FL 9/16 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA 9/21 Crowbar -  Tampa, FL 9/22 Double Down Live  – Gainesville, FL 10/27 The Wellmont... Read More

Upcoming Andrew Bird Documentary

Xan Aranda has produced and directed a documentary about Andrew Bird called Andrew Bird: Fever Year. The documentary follows Bird during a busy year of touring, and wraps up with a tour in his hometown of Chicago. Special guests and friends make appearances in the film as well, which will debut at the Vancouver International Film Festival, September 29th through October 14th.  Read More

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