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I don’t think I’ve done this before, but there’s a lyric video on this list. Its presence will probably annoy you. But if you think you can make a better lyric video, go ahead. Please. This week’s picks are below. More »

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

You’ve streamed the Drums’ new record, Portamento, and now lead singer Jonny Pierce offers us a virtual mixtape’s worth of tunes that influenced the Portamento’s sounds and songs. Here’s Pierce! More »

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National, Walkmen, Santigold, St. Vincent Dress Up For GQ

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…
Amrit Singh | April 27, 2010 - 4:03 pm

Libertines Reunite For Reading/Leeds 2010

The 2010 bill-sharing Reading & Leeds Festivals, scheduled for 8/27-29 in those respective cities, will feature Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 as headliners,…
brandon | March 29, 2010 - 5:56 pm

The Drums – “Best Friend” Video

The Drums' bio says this was the first song founders and best friends (so topical) Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham wrote together, though it sounds…
jessica | March 4, 2010 - 9:42 am

Surfer Blood/The Drums/The Depreciation Guild @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 1/13/10

Surfer Blood. As far as indie rock debut LPs go, this is about as good as it’s going to get in 2K10. These are dudes…
Amrit Singh | January 14, 2010 - 12:14 pm

New Drums Video – “I Felt Stupid”

The Drum' "I Felt Stupid" is a really catchy song ... wait for that chorus. As I mentioned last time: On their MySpace they…
brandon | December 18, 2009 - 4:27 pm

New Drums – “I Felt Stupid”

Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham relocated from Florida to Brooklyn, adding two additional players to the fold, but they haven't left the beach behind. What…
brandon | September 22, 2009 - 12:36 pm
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