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The Year in Review: The 50 Best Albums of 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, it's time to take stock in the year. There are several trends that come to light when looking at the best albums of the year. A new form of synth-pop that began bubbling under in 2012 and 2013 has now fully taken over while rock and R&B seem to be disappointingly fading
Music Reviews: The Latest From Train, Mike Doughty, Lia Ices and More
This week offered up an interesting variety of releases. Train release their latest record, while former Soul Coughing leader Mike Doughty releases his second album in a month’s time. Indie singer/songwriter Lia Ices releases her third album, Generationals go back to the eighties, rock producer and
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Jason Mraz, Morrissey, Puss N Boots and More
This week, “Weird Al” Yankovic released the best album of the week ( get the full review here ), but we also got new albums from singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, legendary curmudgeon Morrissey, Norah Jones’ new trio Puss N Boots, the soundtrack to Zach Braff’s new movie “Wish I Was Here,” Jack
Outkast and Eminem Will Headline Lollapalooza
The lineup for this year's Lollapalooza has been announced . Eminem and Outkast have been tapped as two of the headliners for the event, which will take place Aug. 1 to 3 at Chicago's Grant Park. They will be joined by Nas, Jhene Aiko, Childish Gambino, Rich Homie Quan, Iggy Azalea, Chance The
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Broken Bells, Toni Braxton & Babyface, Marissa Nadler and Mary Lambert
This week, it's a rather low key release week but a strong one, nonetheless with James Mercer and Danger Mouse re-pairing and returning as Broken Bells. Two nineties R&B heavyweight reunite as Babyface and Toni Braxton take us through the course of a doomed relationship. In addition we'll examine
The Year in Review: The 50 Best Albums of 2012
Well, the year is almost over and it is time once again to take musical stock. As usual, it was a difficult year to narrow down. There were albums I wish I hadn’t had to cut from the list but, frankly, that’s the sign of...
Review: Broken Bells’ “Broken Bells”
Broken Bells is the name of the new duo consisting of Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton and James Mercer of the Shins. Danger Mouse seems to be everywhere these days. Not only is he also one half of Gnarls Barkley, but...
Fruit Bats' Eric Johnson on girlfriends and apocalypse rock
Eric Johnson is the main guy behind Fruit Bats. He's also a member of the Shins. The Fruit Bats new album is called "The Ruminant Band." Eric sat down with Dan in Dan's office for a frank talk about bats, deformities, girlfriends and the end of the world. Good times.
Catching Up With The Shins
The Indie Group's Rise to Stardom: From Garden State to Madison Square Garden
The Shins : New Video Filmed By Fans
The Shins' James Mercer on his band's new music video, filmed on cell phones.