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Atlas Sound(Bradford Cox from Deerhunter) released four volumes of “Bedroom Databanks” series so far…

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Bradford Cox, the lead man of Deerhunter, has been releasing a series of home recordings under the name Atlas Sound. So far all the full length volumes have been pretty rad. He released the latest edition on Wednesday and recorded it the day before. You can grab all four below for FREE.
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound – Bedroom Databank Volume 1
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound – Bedroom Databank Volume 2
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound – Bedroom Databank Volume 3
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound – Bedroom Databank Volume 4

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 25, 2010 at 8:12 am

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The Antlers will play the First Unitarian Church next week + MP3s

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I thought I posted about this show a while ago, but I guess I didn’t…

One of my favorite bands from the past year, The Antlers, announced a while ago that they will headline a show at the First Unitarian Church in December. It’s not clear yet whether or not the show will be in the basement or the sanctuary, but I hope they play upstairs in the sanctuary. Seeing them in that kind of setting would honestly be a dream come true. Either way, they will put on a stunning performance as always. I apologize for gushing so much, but their music/live performance is THAT good.

The Antlers will play the Church on Friday, December 3rd. Tickets for the show can be found HERE. Get your tickets soon because this show will likely sell-out.

Sidenote: The band recently tweeted that they bought their own studio and there are many good things to come. I heard two new songs in August at their NYC show and they were very good. A little more upbeat than their work on Hospice. Keep an eye out for their new record in 2011. Hopefully, they’ll share a few more songs with us next week.

DOWNLOAD: The Antlers – Two (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Antlers – “Bear” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Antlers – Atrophy (Sybarite remix) (MP3)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Watch Kanye West go on a crazy rant

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Kanye West released his new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on Monday and it has been receiving near perfect reviews across the board. Last night he played a secret show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. There were very few tickets available to the public. He played his new album from start to finish along with a few other hits. At the very end of his set, he went on a crazy rant about his new album, Taylor Swift, George Bush and more. Check it out below. You won’t be surprised by it at all.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

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Philly band Reading Rainbow release new record “Prism Eyes” today, share a playlist + MP3s

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Philly’s own lo-fi pop duo Reading Rainbow released their new record today Prism Eyes via Hozac Records. The album is full of fuzzy guitars, dreamy keyboards, and catchy hooks. You can grab a copy of their album HERE or via iTunes. Grab two tracks off the album further down this post. Keep an eye on these two. I’m sure they’ll be heading out on tour soon.

The band also put together a mixtape for the website Artist Advocacy that you can listen to HERE. Below are details about their mixtape choices and their session with Weathervane’s Shaking Through Sessions.

“Here is a mix of songs we’ve been obsessed with recently. This past year we’ve been all about the 60’s/70’s and the 90’s and that’s pretty much what everything on this list is from. These songs are a sample of what we listened to everyday on our tiny tour through the mid-west last week. Touring is an excellent time to rediscover old favorites and really get into newer downloads on your iPod.” – Reading Rainbow

DOWNLOAD: Reading Rainbow – Wasting Time (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Reading Rainbow – Always On My Mind (MP3)

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Mogwai shares new song, new album + tourdates for 2011(Philly show on 4/20)

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Scottish post rockers Mogwai have made a few big announcements in recent weeks. First they will release their seventh studio album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will via Sub Pop Records on February 15th. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a pretty rad name for an album.The band shared a song off the record “Rano Pano” which you can listen to below or download for FREE via their website. It’s a classic Mogwai song with loud, fuzzy memorizing guitars and no vocals. I’m excited to hear the rest of the album, if it’s along those same lines.

In addition to announcing the new album, Mogwai mapped out an extensive US tour that will bring them to Philly on National Marijuana Day. The Glaskow outfit will play the Starlight Ballroom on Wednesday, April 20th. Last time they played the Starlight was in 2008, that show sold out pretty quickly so get your tickets ASAP. You can find them HERE.

Sidenote: Mogwai teamed up with filmmaker Vincent Moon to create a concert film that was shot over a three night span in Brooklyn. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. I saw a screening of it over the summer and it blew my mind. Check out a clip below.

Mogwai 2011 US Tour
04-19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04-20 Philadelphia, PA – Starlight Ballroom
04-21-22 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04-23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
04-25 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theater
04-26 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
04-27 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
04-28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04-29 Chicago, IL – Metro
04-30 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
05-02 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05-03 Salt Late City, UT – In the Venue
05-05 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
05-07 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
05-09 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
05-10 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater
05-11 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
05-13 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
05-15 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
05-16 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek
05-17 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05-19 Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theater
05-20 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Keepaway release their EP “Kompetitor” for FREE

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Keepaway is a Brooklyn band comprised of three young guys who are offering their EP Kompetitor for FREE via their bandcamp page. They kind of have an Animal Collective sound to them with a little mix of MGMT circa Congratulations. Kind of a weird mix, but it’s good. The EP represents the past few months and what’s to come from the band. Their crazy friends Das Racist make an appearance on the EP too. Check it out below.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 22, 2010 at 12:39 am

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Tame Impala play the First Unitarian Church tonight

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Four mates from Australia make up the indie-rock psychedelic band Tame Impala. When I first listened to their record InnerSpeaker, I couldn’t help comparing their sound to The Beatles circa The Magical Mystery Tour. That turned me off a bit, but after giving the record a few more spins, I was sold on their fuzzy guitars, crazy effects and dreamy vocals. Their music definitely sets them a part from so many new “buzz” bands that are coming out today. Check out their tunes below or via their recent Daytrotter Session.

Luckily for us Philadelphians, the band is playing tonight at the First Unitarian Church with Stardeath and White Dwarfs and Kuroma. Tickets are still available and can be found HERE or at the door(while supplies last). So if you’re not watching Michael Vick and the Eagles beat the New York Giants, you should go.

DOWNLOAD: Tame Impala – Lucidity (Pilooski Remix) (MP3)

Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Kuroma

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Video: Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”

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Check out this awesome new video for the titled track off Arcade Fire‘s The Suburbs. It was directed by Spike Jonze and filmed somewhere in a Texas suburb. The band and Jonze teamed over the summer to create a short film. Maybe this is just a short segment of a larger piece? Hopefully. Either way, the video holds it’s own.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm

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North Philly band BANDNAME to play FREE record release party tonight at El Bar

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If you’re looking to see some good live music for free tonight then Bandname‘s record release party is just the thing for you. The North Philly punk rock trio will be celebrating the release of their debut full length album Breakfast at the El Bar(click here for map) with their friends Conversations With Enemies, Cow Pals, Peter the Pianoeater, and Beach Combers. They spent the last several months writing/recording and they’re now ready to share it with the world. The band has the classic Philly lo-fi sound to them with driving drums and loud distorted guitars. Their songs give the audience plenty of opportunities to join in and sing along. Tonight’s show is a guaranteed good time and the best part about it is that its FREE!

Also, tonight’s show is considered to be BYOB(Bring Your Own Breakfast). Kinda strange, but if you bring a piece of breakfast food or dress up as breakfast food, you will get an original piece of art from the band. Pretty weird, but totally awesome.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm

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