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Wednesday Music News

Although there were some other things going on last night, NME released an excerpt of a new interview with My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields where he revealed not only that the band’s long-gestating third LP is due by the end of 2012, but also that he’s prepping a subsequent EP of new material, andRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Despite being one of his busiest ever years in terms of musical output, Beck has yet to release an album in 2012. That will (sort of) change in December when he and McSweeny’s release Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, a collection of sheet music of unreleased and unrecorded Beck songs. The 108-page book will contain musicalRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Today’s featured artist on our Song of the Day podcast, Best Coast, stopped by Letterman last night to play the title track off new record The Only Place! The performance is delightful. If you were thinking about going to see them next Tuesday at the Neptune, perhaps this will convince you to buy your ticketsRead more...

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Monday Music News

“It’s like Paper Boy but you deliver drugs and you feed a monster meth at the end.” - Nathan of Wavves. Check out the demented 8-bit homage, developed by Wavves and Mishka, featuring a cover of “So Bored” by chiptune artists Anamanaguchi, here. So, who’s opening for who?  Band of Horses and My Morning JacketRead more...

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Friday Music News

If you are attending the Isle of Wright Festival in England this June and immensely adore Eddie Vedder, disregard the rest of this story:  the Pearl Jam frontman has pulled out of his U.S. solo tour due to injuries.  Read about injury details and when the cancelled gigs will be rescheduled here. With his newRead more...

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Oh, Messy Life: Three days of Coachella

Coachella Day One: Crystal Castles, Girl Talk, Morrissey, Paul McCartney, Genghis Tron I had flown back home from a school language trip to Sevilla, Espana two days before I left for Coachella. I spent the night in Indio before the show was supposed to begin and planned my route for the inevitably sweaty and funRead more...

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Live Review: My Bloody Valentine at WaMu Theater 4/27

review by Philip LaRose photos by Jim Bennett Monday night I had the great fortune to be at the WaMu Theater to see My Bloody Valentine in one of their few North American appearances this year since reuniting in 2007. Opening for MBV were Brightblack Morning Light and Kurt Heasley. Brightblack Morning Light began their setRead more...

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Know Your Subgenres: Shoegazing

Last month when Asobi Seksu visited KEXP, I mentioned on Facebook that I was watching their in-studio performance. One of my friends responded by asking not, “Who is Asobi Seksu?”, but rather, “What is shoegazing?” -- a question that I thought perhaps many people would have. Hence the first in this series of articles, KnowRead more...

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Interview with Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine

interview by Janice Headley photos by David Bartholow (for Gorilla vs Bear) One of the most highly anticipated releases of the 90′s was the follow-up to My Bloody Valentine‘s Loveless, an album most people regard as the pinnacle of the shoegaze movement. (And which inspired the name of a certain local record label!) But almostRead more...

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My Bloody Valentine reunites, announces new release and tour dates

The improbable has happened: Kevin Shields, the erstwhile frontman for My Bloody Valentine, has announced the band has regrouped and is readying a release for before the end of the year. In a multi-part interview at Soft Focus, Shields confirms the reunion speculation that diehard fans have been talking about for months. Says he: WeRead more...

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