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Yesterday, Gossip released an online teaser from their upcoming album MUSIC FOR MEN (produced by Rick Rubin). While you have to wait all the way until October 6th for the album to come out, you can stream the first single, 'Heavy Cross' off of their myspace page. Beth Ditto (Bust cover DEC/JAN 2008) rocks hard as hell and MUSIC FOR MEN will be worth watching out for. (photo by Rankin from cover story in Dazed and Confused ) ... Read More
If you haven't heard of If You Make It, your next favorite band is just a few clicks away.  For lovers of independent music and film, this catalog of do-it-yourself culture is a treasure trove of free yet priceless media. In just a few short years, If You Make It has become a full-fledged archive of live performances and short films.  Add to that a forum, free album downloads, and a show calendar and you have a state-of-the-art site with a DIY spirit.  ... Read More
It's not that often that I get THIS excited about a musician, but I am loco for this girl Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of the Swedish brother/sister duo The Knife. Her solo record, Fever Ray (Mute) is a beautiful, haunting collection of songs that I am digging in a major way. (Look for more of this amazing artist in ... Read More

Lessons Learned

BY Susan in Music Stuff |

My good friends Taylor Cohen and Otto Arsenault made this awesome new music video for Matt and Kim! Check it ... Read More
If you're in New York, looking for something to do after you check out the Peaches listening jam we're sponosring, check out Heeb Magazine's Music Issue Release party. Brooklyn babes, Suckers , (pictured) team up with Heeb to celebrate the release of their rad new EP, and are joined by dancetastic duo, Tanlines, and a DJ set by Chris Keating of Yeasayer. Colt 45 from 8-9. ... Read More
Annabel Alpers - New Zealand's one-woman-and-her-computer act Bachelorette - is about to release her third record, My Electric Family. The album nicely lives up to the description that Alpers gives for herself on Bachelorette's MySpace page - it is indeed like she ''took too many mushrooms and fell in love with a computer.'' The opening guitars of the first track, ''Instructions for Insomniacs'' have a repetitive, almost hypnotic sound to them. It would seem that ... Read More
So, last week we posted about Record Store Day , when indie music shops across the country hosted events and appearances by awesome artists. Well, that was last Saturday and while I wasn't able to go to any of the events, it looks like they were pretty fantastic.I was very upset that I couldn't go to Generation Records to see my favorite band, the Bouncing Souls, live and acoustic (*sigh*) so I thought I'd post a couple of YouTube videos of their performance. ... Read More
The band Saint Bernadette is proof that it's possible to be as sweet as an angel and edgy as hell at the same time. Despite the saintly name, lead singer Meredith DiMenna's silky smooth vocals, and the fact that the band collects money for charity wherever it performs, what Saint Bernadette does best is thrash around on stage and belt out bad-to-the-bone, throwback-drenched tunes that will rock you to the core: 'Face-melting rock,' as Saint Bernadette describes ... Read More
Hey, Midwesterners, here’s something for you. The Soundest Festival is at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN on May 24.This is an all-day music fest featuring a bunch of independent hip-hop artists. Some of the artists that will be there include Atmosphere, The Pharcyde, MF Doom, Brother Ali, Freeway Jake One and a few dozen others.The tickets are $30 and you can get them online at the Rhymesayers site. You can also see the full line-up and listen ... Read More
In the world of iTunes and BitTorrents, it's nice to give local records stores some recognition. Enter Record Store Day . On April 18, over 1000 indie record shops across the U.S. will participate with appearances by all sorts of awesome bands. Among the participating bands, The Breeders' Kim and Kelley Deal will be at Shake It in Cincinnati, Chris Cornell and The Bad Plus at Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids at Good Records in ... Read More