Rough Trade Shops Bella Union 15: 15 Years of Bella Union Records

Bella Union

To honor its impressive roster of musicians and loyal customers, Bella Union has teamed up with Rough Trade Shops to celebrate Bella Union’s fifteenth year as an esteemed independent by compiling a 34-artist, 144-minute collection culled from the label’s quietly rich history. The artists here have never been million-sellers (Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut in 2008 [...]

Jack White, Alabama Shakes and Beach House Top NPR Readers’ Best of 2012 (So Far)

Jack White

Jack White holds the crown of current fan favorite in 2012 In case you missed it, NPR polled their readers over the past few weeks to see who would rise to the top of public opinion with the best album of the first half of 2012. The music-loving NPR fans contributed quite the extensive, distinguished [...]

Watch: Andrew Bird – Eyeoneye

Andrew Bird

Although still in the middle of an exhaustive tour, Andrew Bird has taken the time to release a video for Break it Yourself’s single, “Eyeoneye.” Premiering on Etsy, the video has an equally crafty appeal in what appears to be a makeshift felt world. Check out the video and tour dates below, and let us [...]

Death Cab for Cutie Announce More Tour Dates

Death Cab

Although Death Cab’s tour supporting last year’s Codes and Keys was expected to come to a halt at the end of June, the group just announced a string of shows in July and a few in August. These tour dates will replace Magik*Magik orchestra with a handful of different openers, ranging from City and Colour [...]

Bassnectar and Wilco to Headline the 10th Anniversary Forecastle Festival


The Forecastle Festival has announced the initial lineup for the 10thanniversary of Forecastle. Bassnectar and Wilco will join My Morning Jacket as headliners of the three-day event which will also feature: Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, Atmosphere, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, A-Trak, Clutch, Flying Lotus, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500, and [...]

New Album Releases for March 2012


Here’s the new album releases for March 2012.

Listen: Andrew Bird – “Eyeoneye”

andrew bird

Andrew Bird will release his forthcoming album Break It Yourself , the follow- up 2009′s Noble Beast, on March 6 via  Mom + Pop, but in the meantime take a listen to the album’s first single, “Eyeoneye”. Starting tomorrow a 1,000 limited edition deluxe box set version of the album will  be available via Bird’s [...]

Staff Picks: 1/8 – 1/14

David Gray

Carlos Reyes Contributor Artist: Gotye Album: Making Mirrors Comments: Last week I was browsing for new music specifically for this column. I wasn’t paying much attention to what I was listening to, but then I heard this amazing song titled “Somebody I Used to Know”. You know how people always say “this song was written [...]