Jul 23, 2009

As we reported last month, Os Mutantes, Brazil's principal practicioners of all things Tropicália, have a new album coming out September 8th on Anti- Records. It's their first new release in over 35 years! Now the seminal São Paulo trio of brothers Arnaldo Baptista and Sérgio Dias, and lead singer Rita Lee have announced a tour of North America. More

Jul 23, 2009

Aside from Emmy nods, (go Jemaine!), the second season of Flight of the Conchords is slowly becoming a distant memory. The New Zealand joke-song duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have plans to fill that void in our ears...and funny bones. The comedic pairing have another LP coming out this fall. 

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Jul 23, 2009 Web Exclusive

Manchester, England's Elbow played a show at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA Wednesday night. We sent photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the Wiltern show here. Elbow were supported by Los Angeles' Mellowdrown and Jesca Hoop. More

Jul 23, 2009

True to the title of their first album (2001's Quiet Is the New Loud), things have quieted down considerably for the Norwegian indie pop duo known as Kings of Convenience. It's already been five years since 2004's Riot on an Empty Street but according to a Stereogum report, The Kings have plans for more wooing. More

Jul 22, 2009

Busy rockers Modest Mouse have announced an August 4th release of their newest EP No One’s First and You’re Next. Well, sorta newest EP. More

Jul 22, 2009

You could get Yo La Tengo’s fourteenth LP Popular Songs in stores September 8th. But honestly, why wait? As announced by the Matablog, beginning August 4th, the label’s “Buy Early Get Now” scheme will feature Yo La Tengo—offering fans early and additional content just for buying the CD or LP. Plus they've just announced a tour. More

Jul 22, 2009

In an apparent move to separate himself from his wunderkind past, Conor Oberst announced today that he’ll be retiring the Bright Eyes name after one last disk – due in the early part of 2010. More

Jul 22, 2009

First there was Jigga's new hair do and then "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" (which debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 at No. 24). And now this? According to this Reuters news piece, the psychedelic synth duo MGMT will be one of the many musicians appearing on Jay-Z's upcoming, long-awaited LP, The Blueprint 3. More

Jul 21, 2009

If you were to put your head up to a cement mixer for several hours you might get close to the sound of the industrial-tinged experimental rockers A Place to Bury Strangers. Keep at it and eventally you may burst a blood vessel in your forehead or worse. Strangers' type of glorious din requires such a warning label. So it comes with no surprise that the cacophonous New York trio's sophomore longplayer is entitled Exploding Headout October 6th on Mute. More