Top Albums of 2011: 20-1

Better late than never, right? Well, at least that’s what we like to tell ourselves. Albeit quite a few weeks into 2012, here is the final countdown of BRM‘s list for the top albums of 2011… the top twenty. 20 – Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for My Halo (Matador)19 – I-Wayne, Life Teachings (VP) 18 – Bjork, Biophilia (Nonesuch) 17 – Das Racist, Relax (Greedhead) 16 – Destroyer, Kaputt (Merge) 15 – Hasan Salaam, Music is... Read More

Refused Will Reunite To Play Coachella, Full Line-up Announced

In the wake of all these iconic reunions, Refused—not to be outdone—have announced that they will also be reuniting to play Coachella 2012, the most mainstream “independent music” festival west of the Mississippi. They’ll be playing alongside The Black Keys, M83 and Amon Tobin among others. Other acts throughout the double-weekend fest in April include Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, At The Drive-In, Justice, Bon... Read More

DJ Shadow (feat. Little Dragon) – “Scale It Back” Video

One of the standout tracks on DJ Shadow’s latest album The Less You Know, The Better, “Scale It Back” now comes with a video. Shot by the same people, and seemingly in the same location, as yesterday’s offering from Los Campesinos!, this video is a strange look into one man’s method for memorizing a deck of cards in any order. He’s quite the weirdo… DJ Shadow “Scale It Back” from Ewan Jones Morris... Read More

DJ Shadow – The Less You Know The Better [8.0]

“I’m back… I forgot my drum”—the first sampled phrase one hears on DJ Shadow’s October 2011 release, The Less You Know The Better. A string of words, that in one quick sweep captures the essence of the California producer’s artistic message. His last album, The Outsider, was released in 2006, so it’d be an understatement to say that DJ Shadow (aka Josh Davis) has been out of the game for a while. But The Less You Know... Read More

Stream Wilco, Ryan Adams, Zola Jesus, and DJ Shadow

As a part of their first listen series, NPR  is presently streaming upcoming albums from Wilco, Ryan Adams, Zola Jesus, and DJ Shadow. The site also offers live show recordings of Wilco, PG 99 and Thao. Check it out here:  Read More

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