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Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here’s ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I’ve also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the… More »

Music biz microblogging can be sure silly, with its potential for overblown beefs and identity theft. But it’s hard to get mad at @LilyRoseAllen’s cryptic concert ticket hunts or @METALFACEDOOM reviewing the new Eminem video. Yesterday we were retweeted by half of Tears For Fears … #swoon. There’s vital discourse happening in the Twitterverse, if… More »

Mike Skinner took us for a loop with the moving, mature video for “Everything Is Borrowed,” the eponymous and introspective (“I came to this world with nothing / And I’ll leave with nothing but love”) opener from his fourth album. After all, his last record was all about being loaded. Conversely, Everything Is Borrowed follows… More »

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The xx – “Chained (John Talabot & Pional Blinded Remix)”

Barcelona's dank Balearic beat maker John Talabot and countryman/house producer Pional have already collaborated to great effect twice this year -- see "Destiny," from Talabot's…
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2012 - 12:50 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it's also important to…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2011 - 11:05 am

Streets’ Mike Skinner Launches The Dot

From the ashes of two bands — Mike Skinner’s the Streets and Robert Harvey’s the Music — comes the Dot, a collaborative effort from Skinner…
Corban Goble | October 24, 2011 - 10:29 am

The Streets – “Going Through Hell (Diplo Remix)”

Last week we brought you "Going Through Hell," the first released track from Mike Skinner's last album as The Streets. Diplo's remix completely removes the…
jessica | December 7, 2010 - 5:44 pm

The Streets – “Going Through Hell” & “Too Numb”

We knew Computers And Blues, the final Streets album, was going to show up early next year. But Skinner recently announced a second album, called…
jessica | December 2, 2010 - 5:38 pm

The Streets – “The Day After The Day Off On One” Video

Yesterday Jim McMahon posted a piece at The Guardian that focused on Mike Skinner's recent use of the Internet as a site for collaboration and…
brandon | November 23, 2010 - 1:16 pm

The Streets – “Trust Me” Video

Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, just Tweeted this "old song, new video" for a track he released via Twitter back in April 2009 (he also…
jessica | October 28, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2009 - 9:31 am

Streets Tweet Three More Songs

@SkinnerMike’s already shared an EP’s worth of tracks via his Twitter. He just did three more: “A Blip On A Screen,” “See If They Salute,”…
Amrit Singh | April 24, 2009 - 12:21 pm

Streets Tweet Song 2

The funky licked “Trust Me” is an appropriately technophobic followup to yesterday’s phone ode. It’s the second of three new tunes debuting via @SkinnerMike this…
Scott Lapatine | April 15, 2009 - 1:53 pm

New Streets – “I Love My Phone”

As promised yesterday, @SkinnerMike has debuted the first of three new tunes via Twitter. It’s an anxious love letter to the little vibrating thing in…
Scott Lapatine | April 14, 2009 - 5:41 pm

New Streets Video – “On The Edge Of A Cliff”

Mike Skinner's given us one video that made us cry and one that didn't since he got all mature and stuff on Everything Is Borrowed.
Amrit Singh | April 7, 2009 - 1:16 pm

New Streets Video – “Heaven For The Weather”

The latest clip in support of Everything Is Borrowed won't make you cry like last time. Mike is in character as Dr. Skinner (not that
Scott Lapatine | November 3, 2008 - 5:20 pm

Seven Streets Songs Streaming At MySpace

Try to say that seven times, or just take a listen because it’s more than half of the forthcoming Everything Is Borrowed, and that’s really…
brandon | September 9, 2008 - 6:00 pm

New Streets Video – “Everything Is Borrowed”

In this clip for the opening/title track of the new Streets album, Mike Skinner is at home, not roaching a spliff and watching telly, but…
Scott Lapatine | August 29, 2008 - 2:35 pm

New Streets – “Everything Is Borrowed”

Mike Skinner’s feeling philosophical these days. Along the lines of “The Escapist,” which had Mike getting help from a choir while walking the streets, taking…
Amrit Singh | August 21, 2008 - 11:46 am

New Streets – “The Escapist”

Mike Skinner dropped his new album preview on MySpace earlier this month, and it contained some promising bits including some of this, "The Escapist." Like…
Amrit Singh | July 30, 2008 - 10:06 am