Major Lazer Announces Details of New Album

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Three years after the release of Major Lazer’s debut Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do, the Diplo-fronted collective is back for round two. The forthcoming record, titled Free the Universe, is expected to drop November 6th via Mad Decent / Downtown. Free the Universe will adhere to the collaborative style of Major Lazer’s previous releases [...]

Vampire Weekend Debut New, Untitled Song

It seems like just yesterday Vampire Weekend were adorable unknowns on tour for their debut album. Now, four years, two records and a highly publicized legal predicament later, the band is an indie pop staple and their return to the scene is big news. Last night, Vampire Weekend played their first North American show in [...]

2012 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced


Pitchfork has announced the initial lineup for their annual music festival. The Pitchfork Music Festival will take place at Chicago’s Union Park July 13-15 and will include performances by Vampire Weekend, Feist and A$AP Rocky. Others schedule to perform include Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, the Fied, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal. Tickets go on sale Friday, March [...]

Obama Campaign Wish List: Arcade Fire, The Roots, Jay-Z


President Barack Obama appoached his first campaign with the support of 50 cent, Michael Moore, Jamie Foxx and, let’s be honest, way too many other celebrities to count. This time around, according to a “wish list” of potential supporters the administration sent to a number of campaign donors, the President of the United States is [...]

Best Indie Records of 2010


While getting such a rounded number as 25 wasn’t exactly the goal here, that’s how many ‘best’ indie records of 2010 I’d like to mention. As a disclaimer, this is not a reflection of The Silver Tongue indie team’s collective opinion, but a mere listing of the records that I, personally, have enjoyed the most [...]

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 [...]

Eclipse: Indie Bands Go Mainstream


I have to admit that I’m not usually a huge fan of soundtracks. Furthermore, highlighting or ‘reviewing’ a soundtrack is a cop-out. But there are some notable bits surfacing since last week’s release of the Twilight Saga’s third installment, Eclipse, and its accompanying soundscape. Is the hype helping to push true indie bands mainstream? Metric [...]

Watch Vampire Weekend’s New Video for “Giving Up The Gun”


Watch Vampire Weekend‘s new video for their latest single, “Giving Up The Gun” off their latest album “Contra“. The video directed by The Malloys  features cameos from Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil’ Jon and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. www.VampireWeekend.com