Wednesday, May 22nd
Indie pop band The Limousines have premiered their new "Love Is a Dog From Hell" for their sophomore album Hush being released on June 6th. The band made an overwhelming amount of money on their Kickstarter to make this project by only asking for $30,000; the band received about 2x as much as that on September 25th last year with nearly $76,000. This money has allowed the band to release their new album and song independently. Check out the song and teaser trailer for the new album below.
Tuesday, May 7th
"Modern Vampires of the City," Vampire Weekend's third release, is due out one week from today on May 14th. It is currently available to stream for free on iTunes!
Sunday, April 28th
Indie pop band Annuals have been quiet and mention of a new album was well on the way, but that was back in December 2011. Since then, nothing had come and their last release was an EP back in 2010 called Sweet Sister. But a couple days ago, on April 23rd, the band released a new album Time Stamp with an explanation of the delay, the future of the band and other issues. The statement below is from the Bandcamp page where you can purchase the 11 track album for $8.
This is Time Stamp. Whether it's a swan song, a comeback, or something else... Even we aren't sure. This is the first Annuals full length in nearly five years with just five songs in between, and even those songs from Sweet Sister (which were supposed to be a quick "hold-you-over") have gathered some dust. There have been good, bad, hard, and harder times since our departure from Canvasback and Columbia records in 2010. It seems we've all individually landed on our feet but for better or worse in d ...more
Friday, April 26th
Athens Indie Pop band have announced via their Facebook page that a new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, is complete and set to release at some point this Fall. Songwriter Kevin Barnes has stated that this album will feature a departure in sound from the last few albums, citing inspirations such as The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Flying Burrito Brothers, and Sylvia Plath. He wrote the songs during a two week "self-imposed isolation experiment."
Fans of the band who contributed to the Kickstarter last year can also look forward to Young Froth / Taypiss which is being shipped out this week. This release features the earliest known material recorded by the band. Also, come Summer, the band's documentary, Song Dynasties, should also be complete.
Here is a song from the rarities compilation:
Wednesday, April 24th
The XX have uploaded their contribution to the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, titled "Together", to YouTube. Listen to it below.
Sunday, April 21st
In celebration of record store day, MGMT released a copy of their newest single 'Alien Days' onto cassette tape, including a download card which has since been uploaded for public listening.
'Alien Days' is the first confirmed track from their upcoming self-titled third album.
Thursday, April 18th
Phoenix's new album, Bankrupt!, is available for streaming on iTunes, a week ahead of
its April 23rd release date.
Just a warning: this link will open a page on the iTunes Store to stream the album. Sorry.
Wednesday, March 27th
Passion Pit have released a new music video for their song "Cry Like a Ghost" off of their latest album Gossamer. The music video is a high concept directed by the collaboration team Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (or known as the Daniels). The plot features a woman (played by actress and choreographer Tallie Medel) dancing her way through all of her relationships. It was funded by Sony Unlimited Music service who gave full creative control to the duo's vision. The original music video and the extended version have both been released.
See the original music video, the extended version and a behind the scenes look at the making of the music video on the link below:
Check out the Daniels:
Tuesday, March 19th
Vampire Weekend has released a new song off their upcoming album, 'Modern Vampires Of The City', out on May 6th.
It is the fourth track of the album and it is titled "Diane Young".
A link is below:
Friday, March 8th
French band Phoenix have released a new music video for the lead single Entertainment, off their forthcoming album "Bankrupt!" which is due for release the 22nd of April of this year.
Monday, February 18th
Phoenix released the first song from their upcoming album Bankrupt! today via their
Facebook page. The album is due out April 22nd, but until then the song--titled
"Entertainment"--can be heard here, or purchased on iTunes:
Tuesday, February 12th
Phoenix unveils details for "Bankrupt!" the follow up to 2009's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Due out the week
of April 22nd. Album art, tracklist, and other details here:
After many years without releasing any new music, The Postal Service has released a new
single, "A Tattered Line of String," to promote the release of the Deluxe 10th Anniversary
Edition of "Give Up." The Deluxe re-release will also include one other new track, titled
Tuesday, January 29th
MGMT has certainly been quiet these past 3 years. The details about the supposed Self Titled album were little to none for a long time. Now it seems MGMT has officially confirmed on Rolling Stone that their follow up to Congratulations will be out tentatively in June. The duo, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, told RS that they had recorded the whole thing themselves just as they did on their previous album and that the new songs will supposedly be influenced by Aphex Twin and house music.
Ben Goldwasser stated that the band is "not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it... There's no illusion on [Columbia Records'] part that that we're going to turn into a Top 40 band."
Regarding the album title, nothing has been confirmed whether or not it will be Self Titled or if the title has changed.
Wednesday, January 23rd
Indie paragons 'Vampire Weekend' have officially announced the completion of their third LP
via their tumblr account. The album is slated for a release in early May.
Monday, January 21st
The Postal Service are officially getting back together. The band members- Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel)- have a website saying "The Postal Service: 2013." Billboard has confirmed that Sub Pop Records will release a 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the band's album, Give Up. The band will be reuniting at Coachella's music festival.
Ben Gibbard has repeated many times that there are still no plans for a new album yet.
Thursday, January 17th
Phoenix made an odd announcement on Facebook with a picture saying "Phoenix Bankrupt!" along with the text, "photosensitive epilepsy warning." The warning is necessary, because they also had a link to their website, which features a video of the words "PHOENIX BANKRUPT!" with snippets of possible new material. It has officially been confirmed that Bankrupt! is the title of the album.
Thursday, December 6th
Less than a week remains for of Montreal's fundraiser to bring a documentary over fifteen
years in the making to realization. of Montreal's feature-length Song Dynasties will
cover the entire chronology of the band, focusing primarily on their gaudy, lengthy tours.
Last month, the band initiated a Kickstarter campaign, that is nearing its goal of $75,000
to bring the project to fruition.
In addition to the documentary, of Montreal will also be releasing a fourteen-track album,
Young Froth/Taypiss, which will feature the band's earliest known recordings. Kevin
Barnes has often hinted at their existence, and should the project be a success, they will
finally be released. Here are three "new" songs from the album:
Saturday, November 24th
Brandon Welchez of Crocodiles has announced on music magazine Coup De Main that he and his wife Dee Dee (band member of Dum Dum Girls) will be collaborating on a project called Haunted Hearts and releasing the singles "Something That Feels Bad is Something That Feels Good"/"House of Lords" on February 5. They recorded the singles at San Diego's Electric Orange studio.
The news had been buzzing since this summer about the new project with Welchez stating that "It sounds like a 50/50 split between our bands to be honest. We're aiming to record an LP this winter, time permitting."
Check out the NSFW artwork for the single and more on the link below:
Wednesday, November 21st
Synthfolk goddess Ellie Goulding has released a music video for "Figure 8," off her sophomore album, Halcyon.
Check out user David Driver's review of Halcyon here: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/52469/Ellie-Goulding-Halcyon/
Indie artist and long winded album title fan Fiona Apple cancels her tour through South America due to the health of her pit bull, Janet. Apple explains all of this in a handwritten, heartbreaking letter to her fans, which can be found in the link below.
Friday, November 16th
Indie pop band Hellogoodbye has signed to Old Friends Records. Their first release from the label will be a re-
issue of Would It Kill You?, followed by a third album expected to be out by April 2013.
Check out more details on the link below:
Thursday, November 15th
Baltimore-based dream-pop duo Beach House have posted the official video for their song 'Wild'.
The track is taken from their 4th LP 'Bloom'; which was released this past May.
Monday, November 5th
Passion Pit will be headlining a tour supporting their critically acclaimed album, Gossamer. They will be accompanied by Matt & Kim on select dates commencing in February. To see the tour schedule, click on the link below.
Thursday, October 25th
New York based indie-pop trio fun. have posted the official video for their song 'Carry On'.
The track is the 3rd single to be taken from the band's 2nd LP 'Some Nights'.
Tuesday, October 16th
Alternative Indie group The xx have posted a new music video for their single 'Chained', taken from their recent album 'Coexist'.
Wednesday, October 10th
Benjamin Gibbard (frontman of the popular indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie) has made his debut solo album "Former Lives" available for stream on YouTube ahead of its October 16th release.
Saturday, October 6th
Cincinnati indie-rockers Walk the Moon have posted an official video for their new song 'Tightrope'.
The track is taken from the quartet's already released self-titled 2nd LP.
Tuesday, October 2nd
Indie pop duo Matt And Kim are streaming their fourth album, Lightning, on the AOL site. Lightning is due out October 2nd.
Listen to it here:
Saturday, September 22nd
Fiona Apple has been arrested at a West Texas Border Control point for possession of tiny
amounts of marijuana and hashish on her tour bus. Possession of hashish (regardless of
quantity) is a felony according to the Texas Controlled Substance Act. She spent Wednesday
night in the country jail of Sierra Blanca.
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