Archive for December 9th, 2013

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Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Tribute Band

If you’ve ever wanted to hear a former child star sing about the joys of pizza then your dream has come true, and it’s all thanks to Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band appropriately named The Pizza Underground. Last week The Pizza Underground debuted a demo tape featuring what we’re sure are […]

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Brian Lion’s ‘Best Of 2013’ In Music

“I fled the country. I thought I’d leave this behind, but I built the same damn house on every acre I could find. And I tried to fake my own death, just to shake the devils from my mind.” For myself, 2013, more than any other year that’s come to pass, was painstakingly challenging when […]

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Cut Copy Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Cut Copy are playing all over the world in 2014, from their homeland in Australia to the UK with some US dates thrown in the mix. If you weren’t already paying attention to Cut Copy before this year, they made you when their video for “Free Your Mind” dropped in October. It starred True Blood’s […]

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The Flaming Lips, New Fumes, And An Uncredited Ke$ha Cover The Stone Roses

Though one Flaming Lips-led collaborative album may have been tragically torpedoed, another still lives. The Flaming Lips’ LP-length cover of The Stone Roses’ debut album still lives and was released on Black Friday. Record Store Day is so much more than just a single day of shopping now. The album, titled The Time Has Come To […]

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James Shotwell’s ‘Best Of 2013’ In Music

When 2012 was coming to a close I distinctly remember the majority of alternative music critics commenting that the year had been ‘something special.’ As 2013 begins to wind down I have found the same thing being said from the same people, and I think I too have to agree. For reasons entirely my own, […]

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FREE MP3: Peter Thomas Featuring Betty Who – “All Of You”

Betty Who has been the darling of our pop-loving hearts for the majority of 2013, and that is thanks in part to her original take on modern pop music. On “All Of You,” her latest collaboration with producer Peter Thomas, Who sheds her 80s-influenced sound to embrace the world of EDM, and the results are […]

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Pixies Hire New Bassist, Expand World Tour

Pixies have announced the addition of their newest bassist with Paz Lenchantin entering the fold. Lenchantin has played with A Perfect Circle and Zwan in the past and becomes Pixies’ third bassist, but first not named Kim. Lenchantin replaces the recently departed Kim Shattuck, who replaced original bassist Kim Deal. Deal left the band earlier […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Out Of The Furnace’

Film: Out Of The Furnace Directed By: Scott Cooper Starring: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana If Scott Cooper’s short but notable career has taught us anything, it’s this: half of directing is casting. Okay, that might not be a quantifiable statistic, but you get the idea. For his first feature, […]

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The Venetia Fair To Release ‘…Basically Just Does Karaoke’ Covers EP

The Venetia Fair are one of the most unique rock outfits actively performing and recording throughout the modern world. Their latest album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain, was one of our favorites from this year, and now it seems they’re gracing us with an additional helping of new (old) material before […]

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Röyksopp and Robyn to Tour Together

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect excuse to dance all night, you now have one. Norway’s electronic pop duo Röyksopp and radio-hit lady Robyn will be teaming up to tour together next summer in 2014. No specific tour dates have been posted yet, but both group’s have posted on their Facebook and Twitter sharing a […]

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: We’re All Just Passing Through – “This Christmas”

Last week, we announced the release of We’re All Just Passing Through‘s new holiday song, “This Christmas.” The song is simple and succinct, charming and deep for a winter themed tune. The duo are based out of Long Island, NY, and you may accredit their chemistry together to the fact that they are brother and […]

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Stream Nicolas Jaar’s Hour-Long John Lennon Memorial Mix

December 8 marked the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon’s murder, and to honor the icon, electronic musician and DJ Nicolas Jaar shared an hour-long mix. Titled “OUR WORLD,” the mix can be heard in full below off his Other People label. Jaar’s mix pulls together the typical array of sounds found in his music: drone, […]