Review: Mates of State @ Drunken Unicorn


Because Mates of State’s music is so happy and hip and quirky, I forget that they’ve been at this for a little while. Having existing since 1997, releasing their first full-length in 2000, they’ve got some extensive recording and touring experience under their belts. That becomes instantly obvious live. Their set is as pristine and [...]

Bear Hands: New Record + New Tour


Brooklyn’s Bear Hands are hitting the road. Their debut album Burning Bush Supper Club just came out this week on Cantora Records, and last night – in Raleigh – they officially kicked off a headlining tour in support of the record. Tonight Bear Hands, with touring support from Tallahassee’s Holiday Shores and local opener Siberia [...]

Yeasayer’s Everywhere!


Last week, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder was appearing on a Norwegian television show (Lydverket) alongside fellow indie-popsters Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian, praising Phil Collins for his ingenious talent in writing hooks. This week news breaks of a slated New Year’s Eve bash at Metro in Chicago, featuring Health and Yeasayer. Undoubtedly, the hype for Yeasayer [...]

MGMT Announces New Tour Dates and Releases New Video


MGMT is taking the sounds of their newest efforts, Congratulations, on the road this spring and summer with a bunch of new tour dates just announced.  They’ll be stopping by Coachella and Lollapalooza, as well as performing on Saturday Night Live on April 24th and The Late Show with David Letterman on May 11th. Watch [...]

‘Congratulations’; MGMT Resurrects What’s Been Long Forgotten


MGMT’s Congratulations is a 21st century nod to the quirky influences of music history.  It incorporates surf rock drums mixed with hippy melodies, disco beats blended with techno blips, and cheery keyboard tones accompanied high sung vocals. The album begins with, “I feel alright, my heart is racing.”  And indeed, “It’s Working” has a feel [...]

'Congratulations'; MGMT Resurrects What's Been Long Forgotten


MGMT Offers Free Download After Album Leak


MGMT have offered their new album Congratulations as a free stream after it leaked online.  The Brooklyn band had planned to give away a free download the album, due to be released on April 12. Instead they have made the stream available at their official website, Whoismgmt.com. They explain the album’s early availability on their [...]

Video: MGMT Debut New Album at Show in New York

MGMT debuted their new “Congratulation” album at New York City’s Mercury Lounge this past Sunday. Check out the video below. Read more about their secret show on Spin.