7inch Sunday: The Best of 2012

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7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that [...]

Grizzly Bear Wish You Happy Holidays with Festive Shields Arrangements

Grizzly Bear

As if Grizzly Bear hadn’t already given us enough to be thankful for this holiday season with the release of their magnificent fourth album, Shields, back in September, the beloved Brooklynites are now sending “Season’s Greetings” to all with a YouTube video of festive new arrangements of Shields songs to ring in the good cheer. [...]

Watch: Major Lazer – Jah No Partial

Major Lazer

In support of the previously-delayed Free the Universe, Major Lazer has now released the official video for “Jah No Partial,” featuring Flux Pavillion. Summarizing the group’s notorious live show, the video features footage from the Philadelphia Mad Decent Block Party, London’s Notting Hill Carnival and Pukklepop in Belgium. Free the Universe is expected to drop [...]

Watch: Paul McCartney Perform with Remaining Nirvana Members at Sandy Relief Concert 12-12-12

Paul and Dave

Photo: AP Last night, a prestigious gathering of living legends of rock and roll (plus Kanye sporting a leather kilt) hit Madison Square Garden for one of the most impressive concert lineups in history. The event, which was projected to be broadcast to 2 billion viewers worldwide, was an action-packed relief effort with proceeds going [...]

Willy Mason announces new EP

Willy Mason

In support of Willy Mason’s forthcoming full-length later in 2013, today he announced an EP set for a January 14th release via Communion Records. Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons) and Kevin Jones (Bears Den), Don’t Stop Now will be a limited run of five hundred 10” vinyl. Three of the four tracks on [...]

Shout Out Louds announce 7” made of ice

Shout Out Louds

For the first time in three years, Swedish indie rockers Shout Out Louds have announced a new track. While this news alone grabs our attention, it’s the medium on which the single resides which sent us over the edge. The new single, “Blue Ice,” is being released via ice record. Each of the ten made [...]

Watch: The Gaslight Anthem – “National Anthem” in Honor of Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Gaslight Anthem

New Brunswick, NJ rockers The Gaslight Anthem have debuted a video for the somber beauty “National Anthem,” which closes out the band’s most recent, excellent album Handwritten in poignant fashion. The clip is a tribute to the suffering and resiliency of the people of New Jersey and New York have faced during and in the [...]

Watch: Blur – Under the Westway (DVD Edition)

Blur Parklife

In support of their forthcoming concert film, Parklife, Blur have released a promotional video of the “Under the Westway” performance Hyde Park this past August. Parklife, now available for preorder, is available via the band’s official shop in about twelve different mediums. So whether you’re wanting the experience via DVD, CD, a combination of the [...]