In our day, you had to walk 15 goddamn miles in the snow to name your band. We'd say kids these don't know how to name their bands properly, but kids (and, really, we mean grown men, sometimes zillionaires) have been coming up with crappy band names for quite some time now. And it's only going t ... More >>
Back in the early 2000s, cool kids everywhere became obsessed with all kinds of lupine creatures. Maybe it was irony. Maybe it was rabies. Or maybe the moon had slipped off axis. Whatever the cause, almost everyone between the ages of 16 and 28 was wearing a howling wolf's head t-shirt and naming ... More >>
The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.
By ANDY VIHSTADT Back to the Futureheads The UK postpunk act has since started its own label and wrapped up LP3, which the band claims will be “punkier” than the last one. Here’s the first song from the yet-to-be-titled album, due sometime early next year, thanks to Indie Blog Heaven. The ... More >>
BY ANDY VIHSTADT Jukebox Hero Cat Power turns on the Jukebox January 22. The mostly covers album (and bonus disc) will include a bit of everything from Hank Williams to the Hot Boys. Here’s the tracklisting. For those of you hoping for her rendition of “Hanging on the Telephone” from the C ... More >>
BY ANDY VIHSTADT CrossFade mixes it up Photo by Bill Sitzmann Last year, Omaha’s Cursive challenged its fans to remix the single, “Bad Sects,” from the Happy Hollow LP. The winning entry earned the flipside on the 12” single, which is finally available this week. Have a listen to the “ ... More >>
BY ANDY VIHSTADT E=CD^2 The Eels are kicking off 2008 time-capsule style. Along with the Essential Eels Vol. 1 2CD/DVD greatest hits collection, the band will releasing Useless Trinkets (also 2CD/DVD), an all-inclusive anthology of B-sides and rarities that makes the cache of import singles I’ ... More >>
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