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A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009’s picks, it’s easy to notice that this year’… More »

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

For the #1 slot, at least, the New Music Express’s album list was easy to call; you don’t think they’d let the world start to think it was the Mercury Prize that got Klaxons in headlines, do you? No sir, this is the band that came complete with ecstatic slang and day-glo and a nifty… More »

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In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I’ve put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year’s band breakups. It’s a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side. Sometimes it takes a decade or more of inactivity for a band to really maximize its fanbase. Ask American Football, Slint, Neutral Milk Hotel, OutKast, the Replacements, or any of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Klaxons Announce Final Tour

Klaxons have been kicking around the music world since 2005, at the height of something called New Rave, when every young band in Britain seemed to be playing spunky, angular, dance-infused indie rock. Along with Bloc Party and the Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons were one of the best of them. They’ve accumulated a strong discography over… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Stream Klaxons Love Frequency, Watch Their “3D Printed Tour” Promo

UK psych-ravers Klaxons’ third album (and their first since 2010’s Surfing The Void) is out next week. We’ve already heard a few singles, and now you can stream the whole thing online courtesy of The Guardian. Listen below. More »

By: Peter Helman / June 9, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Klaxons – “Show Me A Miracle” Video

This week, Klaxons returned with their new album Love Frequency, and their just-unveiled video for the single “Show Me A Miracle” is like the sort of dream you’d have after you spent the evening smoking sherm and watching scrambled X-Files reruns. It’s an almost undifferentiated glob of alien imagery, all made to look as crappy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 11:29 am

Klaxons – “Show Me A Miracle”

The British postpunk rave-revivers Klaxons have been away for a few years, but they return next month with the new album Love Frequency. “Show Me A Miracle,” the fourth song from the album that the band has shared, has some of the same starry-eyed grandeur as previous tracks “There Is No Other Time,” “Children OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Klaxons – “Atom To Atom”

The British postpunk rave revivalists haven’t given us a new album since 2010’s Surfing The Void, but now they’ve awakened from their slumber and announced plans to release LP number three, Love Frequency, this summer. We’ve posted the streamlined early singles “There Is No Other Time” and “Children Of The Sun,” and new track “Atom… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2014 - 9:29 am

Klaxons – “There Is No Other Time” Video

Klaxons kicked off their upcoming third album, Love Frequency, with the glossy dance pop of “There Is No Other Time,” and now they’ve dropped a video for the song that matches its sound completely. With bright lights, shiny surfaces, and a kaleidoscopic use of mirrors, the clip has that same lavishness that we were already… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 7, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Klaxons – “Children Of The Sun”

Last week, we heard the first single from the long-gestating third album from British rave rockers Klaxons. “Children Of The Sun” is less unabashedly poppy than that track, but it’s still a far cry from the rowdy experimental psych from their first two albums. The track was produced by Tom Rowlands, one half of the… More »

By: James Rettig / February 10, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Klaxons – “There Is No Other Time”

It’s been four years since British indie-psych band Klaxons released their excellent sophomore LP, Surfing The Void, and since then, they’ve more or less gone into hiding. They started recording LP3 two years ago — with assistance from the Chemical Brothers and James Murphy, among others — and today, they offer the first glimpse into… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 3, 2014 - 2:36 pm

While We Were Out

… and then it was 2011. Hopefully your New Year’s celebration involved doing something more celebratory than being berated by a solo Ariel Pink from a makeshift stage in a Bushwick warehouse, and hopefully you are back on the internet with a lot of hard drive space and some well rested ears: There was a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2011 - 9:53 am

Klaxons – “Same Space” & “Twin Flames”

So we’ve heard “Echoes” and “Flashover.” Here are two more songs from Klaxons’s upcoming album Surfing The Void:… More »

By: jessica / August 13, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Klaxons – “Echoes” Video

In which the Brit new ravers rock out in the desert. (Or on a different planet?)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 19, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Klaxons – “Echoes”

We’ve seen Surfing The Void’s ridiculous cat-in-space cover (re-posted above for your convenience) and listened to the album’s aggressive first single “Flashover.” This newbie, “Echoes,” isn’t a Pink Floyd or Rapture cover, but keep those in mind while you listen at Modular.

Surfing The Void is out 8/23 via Polydor. More »

By: brandon / June 30, 2010 - 11:11 am

One Word Review Of Klaxons Surfing The Void Album Cover

“LOL.” Yours?

Surfing The Void is out 8/23 via Polydor. Here’s its first single, “Flashover,” for which Klaxons’ sense of humor seems to have been lost to “the overmind”:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Klaxons – “Flashover”

Klaxons’ second album, following 2007’s much-ballyhooed Myths Of The Near Future, is tentatively titled Surfing The Void. It was produced by Korn/Slipknot/Limp Bizkit/Sepultura/Machine Head/At the Drive-In/Blood Brothers tweaker Ross Robinson who, via Twitter, said to expect some “very violent” and “melodic.” The first bit of feedback to emerge from the heavier sessions is “Flashover.” Bang… More »

By: brandon / May 26, 2010 - 9:59 am

Jane’s Addiction Reunite At NME Awards

All four original members of Jane’s Addiction performed together for the first time in too long at the El Rey last night. The occasion was the NME Awards USA, where the legendary LA band accepted a Godlike Genius Award (joining godlike alumni Clash, New Order, and Primal Scream). Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 24, 2008 - 12:38 pm

At 2008 NME Awards A’Monks Win Big, Vampire Weekend Injured

Last night the New Music Express held their annual Shockwaves Awards and gave repeated thumbs up to the usual suspects like Arctic Monkeys (three times over: Best Band, Track, Video), the Killers (Best International Band), Klaxons (Best Album), and Kate Nash (Best Solo Artist), while naming George Bush the Villain Of The Year. Which of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 29, 2008 - 11:36 am

Rihanna And Klaxons’ “Umbrella” Collaboration Is MDMAzing

No, we didn’t expect to engage in so much midnight Brit blogging, either. But after teasing the award show’s most headscratchingest song-meld (“Umbrella” + “Golden Skans“), we knew this, at least, would be something worth a post. The reigning Mercury Prize winners sported outfits by pill-poppers, for pill-poppers and merged their tune’s backbeat and “oooh”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 21, 2008 - 1:00 am
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