Category Archives: Today in Music

Watch: TV On the Radio’s Nine Types of Light

TV On the Radio‘s previously reported film accompaniment to their new album Nine Types of Light was released today in conjunction with the album. The hour-long feature is now available on Youtube. The entire thing is sparsely interconnected music videos for each song on the album, directed by various filmmakers under the direction of leadRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Veteran Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are showing their greener side: to mitigate the carbon footprint for their 2011 tour, the band bought $8,000 worth of native trees to plant on 4.6 acres of land along the Stillaguamish River. This isn’t the first time, either; In 2010, the band, celebrating its 20th year, donated $210,000 toRead more…

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Today: Death Cab’s Live Video Shoot

We’ve already heard the new Death Cab For Cutie single “You Are A Tourist,” but what’s been really making headlines is the format the song’s music video is taking: a live, scripted, single-take clip that will be broadcast on the internet at the same time as it’s being filmed. But that’s not all – apparentlyRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you may not have known that LCD Soundsystem played their final gig Saturday night at a sold-out Madison Square Garden. The three and a half-hour extravaganza included guest spots by Arcade Fire, Reggie Watts, Shit Robot, and The Juan MacLean, and covers ofRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 3/31

It’s been four years, but French bangers Justice have finally dropped a new single, following their lauded debut Cross. Seattle’s 107.7 The End posted a stream of the track, called “Civilization,” which you can listen to here: Holy Ghost! has another sneak peek at their upcoming with “Wait & See,” a new-wavin’ synth pop jamRead more…

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Amazon Unveils Cloud-Based Music Service

In an unexpected move, internet retail giant Amazon has announced the first cloud-based music storage service. With the Amazon Cloud Player, anyone with an Amazon account can upload legal and/or illegal MP3s to their Amazon Cloud Drive and stream them from any web browser or device running Google Android. Additionally, you can download uploaded files,Read more…

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LCD Soundsystem Selling Even More Tickets for Farewell Show

This Saturday, April 2nd, dance-rockers LCD Soundsystem play their final show anywhere forever at New York’s Madison Square Garden. After a ticketing fiasco that ended with a large number of tickets being sold to scalpers and a lengthy James Murphy-penned tirade on LCD’s site, it seemed like the event was a done deal – butRead more…

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Radiohead Releases Newspaper: “The Universal Sigh”

Radiohead‘s surprise new album The King of Limbs is available now digitally, with physical copies not due till March 29 in North America (and the art-heavy newspaper edition not released until May 9). There’s still only vague hints about what the newspaper edition will include, but on March 28 and 29, we may get aRead more…

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Video: Ted Leo Sings Pro-Union Folk Song

Deja vu? Fret not: like John Darnielle before him, Ted Leo (minus the Pharmacists) has expressed his support of Wisconsin labor union workers following further developments in the dispute. Yesterday on his site, he posted an acoustic version of himself singing the Depression-era folk-hero Woody Guthrie-penned and Billy Bragg/Wilco-finished song “I Guess I Planted” (releasedRead more…

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Screeching Weasel To Screech No More

Ben Weasel, frontman and lead vocalist for the adored and influential underground punkers Screeching Weasel, is all alone now after an altercation with a female fan at the band’s SXSW performance. After being the target of such lethal projectiles as beer and ice cubes, Weasel snapped and lunged into the crowd, fists flailing, before beingRead more…

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