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The Rockometer: The Future’s Void by EMA

    EMA The Future’s Void Matador Records Beginning with her previous band, Gowns, the songs of EMA’s Erika Anderson have always been deeply personal, often painful. Anderson, as they say, is an open book and within those pages Anderson freely shared tales of drugs and betrayal, anxiety and depression, and yes, the occasional triumph, […]

New Music by Craft Spells, SIREN and Chrome Sparks

Yes its Sunday and many of us have to work tomorrow, but lets look on the bright side. It’s a beautiful day in SF, Game of Thrones returns tonight and we have some great new music to listen to! First up is Craft Spells new track “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide.” The Seattle-based indie Read More

Cage the Elephant premiered their video for their 2nd single…

Cage the Elephant premiered their video for their 2nd single “Take It Or Leave It” featuring Juliette Lewis + some sparkling roller skating dancers at a roller-rink in Topeka, KS in the 70s.

Matt Shultz said:

“’I want the video to have a roller-skating disco concept,’ I said to my long-time friend and music video director, Isaac Rentz. He replied, ‘You’re not going to believe this but I have a sick hook-up who can get us some figure roller-skating world champions!’ We gazed into each other’s souls through the windows of our eyes—eyes that danced on unspoken, secret plans for roller-skating music video euphoria in conception. We spit into our hands and shook on it. Then, wordlessly, we made small cuts on the tips of our index fingers, rubbed them together and became blood brothers. We never actually filmed the video, it just leapt from our shared imaginings into the world, vital and fully-formed.”

Cage The Elephant’s acclaimed 3rd album Melophobia, is available now on iTunes.

The Rockometer: Here and Nowhere Else by Cloud Nothings

    Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else Carpark/Mom + Pop Is the Cloud Nothings’ Here and Nowhere Else catch? Lead vocalist/guitarist Dylan Baldi writes hooks like that’s what he was born to do. Is Here and Nowhere Else accomplished? Other reviewers are beginning to catch on to what I’ve been saying for years, namely, […]

The War on Drugs Shreds as Sold-Out Independent Looks On

The War on Drugs took the stage Tuesday night in the first of two sold-out shows at the Independent. Formed in Philadelphia in 2005 by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile (who departed for his solo act), the band is known for smooth, haunting vocals mixed with heavily distorted guitar riffs laid on top of a mosaic Read More

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