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Spiritualized to Reissue “Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space” In Britian

Sep 16, 2009

Brace yourself American Spiritualized fans…this could be tough news to swallow. According to NME, the English band is preparing a treat for their country mates. First, the band is reissuing their landmark album Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space. The reissue and tour where the band will play the album in full—will only happen in England.  More

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros to Tour

Sep 16, 2009

Los Angeles collective and Under the Radar Summer 2009 “Please to Meet You” band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros are heading out on tour. More

The Merge Records Companion Cotinues 20th Anniversary Celebration

Sep 15, 2009

Merge Records is celebrating their China (20th) anniversary with style. First there was their festival and we ran a feature on the label's history in our Spring issue. Now the Durham, North Carolina independent record company is releaseing a huge, 350-page CD-sized volume, called The Merge Records Companion: A Visual Discography of the First Twenty Years.

Vampire Weekend Releases Details On Sophomore LP

Sep 15, 2009

The Polo-shirt-wearing blonde above is the cover for Vampire Weekend's sophomore LP, Contra. The new full-length will likely bring you more white boy Afro-pop on January 121th. XL is releasing again.

Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard Take Kerouac Tribute Album On the Road

Sep 14, 2009

As previously reported, Death Cab for Cuite member Ben Gibbard and Son Volter Jay Farrar have collaborated on an album inspired by beat poet Jack Kerouac titled One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur—due out October 20th. Now the two are heading out on tour. We have the dates in full. Death Cab for Cutie's Twilight song is also now streaming online. More

Photos from All Tomorrow’s Parties

Sep 14, 2009

The Saturday, All Tomorrow's Parties, curated by The Flaming Lips continues with bands such as Akron/Family, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Deerhunter and Atlas Sound performing. We sent photographer Philip Dante Meick down to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from Saturday's All Tomorrow's Parties. More

Photos from the Vivian Girls show at The Echo

Sep 12, 2009

Vivian Girls played The Echo in Los Angeles on September 11, 2009. Photographer Darren Kim was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the Vivian Girls show here. More

Noah and the Whale Announces U.S. Tour This October

Sep 11, 2009

Noah and the Whale has announced a short U.S. tour for this October. The British quartet is releasing its second album, The First Days of Spring, on October 6th via Cherrytree/Interscope. The album comes with a film directed by the band's singer/songwriter Charlie Fink. You can watch the full trailer for the film here and a teaser clip from the film here. More

The Swell Season Announces U.S. Fall Tour

Sep 11, 2009

The Swell Season has announced a U.S. tour for this November and December. The Swell Season is Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the stars of 2007's Oscar-Winning surprise hit indie film Once. The duo's new album, Strict Joy, is due out on ANTI- Records on September 29th More