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Last night our STEREO★GUN collaboration with PopGun Booking went down on both floors of Santos Party House. Sometime from when we organized it, to the actual happening, people got especially…   Read Story »
That's correct: The STEREO★GUN: All Night Long CMJ event is a little more than 24 hours away, but it feels like we're announcing it for the first time now that we can finally reveal romantic…   Read Story »
Every autumn NYC's week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend on official CMJ bizness even…   Read Story »
Riding the wave of success from their debut album Astro Coast, Surfer Blood stopped by Los Angeles with co-headliner the Drums who have reconvened to a four member band. The Young Friends rounded out…   Read Story »
Yesterday the Drums were referencing '50s and '60s girl groups in their "Down By The Water" video. Today they continue the nostalgia in a different vein via a live, '80s-ready cover of Arcade Fire's…   Read Story »
When I posted “Down By The Water,” I wondered aloud how Jonathan Pierce would robot dance to the track, the Drums' most balladic, down-tempo moment. The answer arrives via the track's stylishly…   Read Story »
"Down By The Water" is the most balladic, down tempo moment on the Drums' self-titled debut. (Because as "It Will All End In Tears," the track that follows it, suggests, water's not always about sun…   Read Story »
Summertime and Amazon-approved '80s revivalists the Drums created a Smiths-y atmosphere in their "Forever And Ever Amen" video. For this remix, New Order-enthused Swedish/American/Berlin/Milan/Paris…   Read Story »
A lot of people have a lot of complaints about the Drums (and their past projects), but Jonathan Pierce's weirdly expressive robotic dancing/carefully rolled high waters, the pack of wee hipsters,…   Read Story »
MGMT hit the Coachella stage playing their generally freakier Congratulations material in relatively human clothing, which prompted me to posit an aesthetic axiom: The weirdness of MGMT's music is…   Read Story »