Tag Archives: The Vaccines

New Music: The Vaccines – Melody Calling EP

UK post-punk band The Vaccines took a more somber turn last year with their excellent album Come of Age. After their pitch perfect indie rock masterpiece of a debut, Come of Age was a surprise to most – a melodic turn towards introspection and harsh reality rather than reckless lust for youth. With this year’sRead more…

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Thursday Music News

In probably the most unexpected news of the month (year?), The Replacements are back. Singer/guitarist Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson recently reunited to record a 10″ EP of covers under the seminal Minneapolis band’s name that will be auctioned off to benefit former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year. FoundingRead more…

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Album Review: The Vaccines – Come of Age

As long art exists in this world, you can count on the fact that art criticism will come along with it. And as long as there is something concrete to be assessed, it is pretty much guaranteed that someone will stand up a podium and say, with full pompous confidence, “This sucks”, regardless of howRead more…

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Friday Music News

Two years removed from 2010’s only best concept album relating the Civil War to pained life in the suburbs, New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus have announced details of their third album, the relatively less amibitious Local Business. Due on October 23rd through XL Recordings, the ten-track LP will likely be 2012’s only album to featureRead more…

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New Music Preview: The Vaccines – No Hope

The Vaccines are back at it with a new EP out this week called No Hope. In typical form for these witty post-punk slackers, the single is delightfully catchy and full of great tongue-in-cheek lines about growing up and feeling disenchanted. “I could bore with the truth about an uneventful youth or you could getRead more…

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Live Review: Arctic Monkeys with The Vaccines @ Showbox SoDo 8/10

I can’t tell you how big the Arctic Monkeys were in England in 2005. They were everyone’s new favorite band. They grabbed the attention of the country almost overnight through this thing called MySpace and were legitimately hyped to be the “next big thing.” And it really felt like they were. They were young, too.Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

  Another great week for music in the Northwest. The week starts off strong with great shows from Wye Oak, Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines, and then much harder bands later in the week at Neumo’s as part of the Seattle Tattoo Expo. On Friday, come down to the Seattle Center for Concerts at theRead more…

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Out This Week 5/31

Have a great Memorial Day weekend? Enjoy a family barbecue or an exciting music festival? Whether you were relaxing or being entertaining, it’s now time to get back to your responsibilities, which include keeping up with all the new music that’s coming out each week. The new releases you’ll find here and on Largehearted Boy’sRead more…

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Monday Morning News Fix

Brit band The Vaccines impresses during U.S. debut: New York City’s Bowery Ballroom hosted the U.S. debut U.S. performance (one of only two stateside) of London band the Vaccines. Spin has their full review from the show here.

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