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I’ll drop some further notes on this in the morning, but for now I’ll invite you all to tune in to the live broadcast of the sixth annual Choice Music Prize (the Irish Mercury Prize/Polaris/Triple J awards) ceremony. The show has already been in progress for a little over an hour, with Halves and Fight […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of March 01 , 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights, Early Mornings (J-Records) Agnostic Front – My Life My Way {EU} (Nuclear Blast Records) Francesca Battistelli – Hundred More Years (Fervent […]


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I think it goes without saying that when it comes to the indie music universe, there was no more celebrated reunion in recent memory than that of seminal Canadian post-rock ennead Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The announcement that they were going to be curating the 2010 All Tomorrow’s Parties Christmas event in Minehead, England created […]


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There’s a hell of a lot going on in “Don’t Stop”, the latest teaser off The Dodos’ forthcoming No Color. It’s instilled with the groups typical energy, tightly wound around masterful finger-plucking and pitter-patter percussion, and I’d dare say it might just be one of their best songs to date. There’s still no sign of […]


It’s fair to state that most of my previous gig attending experiences have been relatively limited to the rock / pop-punk / post-hardcore spectrum. I’ve never really considered going to too many indie gigs (how UnSputnik of me), despite liking my fair share of bands that could loosely be categorized as such. Most indie music […]


I’ll let this video speak for itself, however, for reference I suggest you listen to the original track before listening to the orchestrated transposition of “Jane Doe.”  The maker of the video used a program called Symphobia to create this: needless to say, it sounds incredible. While I’m at it, an 8-bit version of “Jane […]


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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of February 22 , 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Adele – 21 (Columbia) — Joseph Viney The Aviator Set – Better Days [EP] (Self Released) Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place (Asthmatic Kitty) — […]


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Amid all the excitement generated by Odd Future pair Tyler, the Creator and Hodgy Beats’ show-stealing appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, nobody seems to have noticed that they sold out. Not that there’s anything expressly wrong with that – it’s just interesting to note when a group that have built their reputation on […]


‘Twas not Bieber Fever that did for the young lad, but an old-fashioned torrent of bullets courtesy of CSI Nick Stokes. A real music snob that guy.


I’ve listened to a lot of mashups in my day. Normally they are party tracks that take a popular club beat and superimpose the vocals of a top 40 track of the moment ala Girl Talk or sometimes they tend to dig a little bit deeper to give us something like last year’s Kids and […]


This has been everywhere on the Internet today, but for those who, for some reason, have missed out on what will almost certainly end up as a defining moment for hip-hop in 2011, then watch the video below. Unbelievably, OF manages to scare the fuck out of old white people in middle America, make Fallon […]


“Temptress” by In Every Breath from JNP Productions on Vimeo. —————————————————————————————————– After more than three years, In Every Breath are back with four new songs in the form of their latest EP, Awakening. At first it might seem like a long time to wait for another EP, but during those three years they had to […]


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There’s a lot of great sites out there offering interesting, artistic and often unique videos of the artists you love talking, creating and playing music. Here are some you should definitely know about: La Blogotheque: Take Away Shows I’ll say this straight away: The Take Away Shows series produces some of the most consistently incredible […]


   ————————————————————————————————————————– German melodic death metal/metalcore/metal (depending on the album you’re listening to) band, Deadlock, have released a video for the song “Virus Jones.” The song is taken from their upcoming album, Bizarro World, which is scheduled to be released on March 15th through Lifeforce Records. Bizarro World is a continuation of the band’s push towards […]


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— “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” It may already be six weeks into 2011, but we’re not going to let that stop us from giving the users of SputnikMusic a voice. Between now and the end of the month you can go here to vote for your favorite albums of 2010. […]


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