Listen to Animal Collective’s Record Store Day Release, ‘Transverse Temporal Gyrus’

Saturday was Record Store Day, and I’m sure many of you went home with tons of cool swag from your local shop (right?). One of the more notable RSD releases was Animal Collective’s Transverse Temporal Gyrus, a vinyl pressing of some experimental music used in the band’s exhibits at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. If you didn’t get lucky enough to snag one of these limited edition vinyl pressing, never fear!...

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A Chat with Those Mockingbirds Lead Singer, Adam Bird

Words by Dan Debes Previously, I had only thought of Montclair, N.J. as a temporary home base between trips into NYC or to the shore while visiting college friends.  Well, that and the location of a burger war between Elevation Burger and Smashburger.  After speaking with Those Mockingbirds lead singer, Adam Bird, about their new single, the worth of vinyl and the the state of the music scene, I learned that there may just be...

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Dirty Projectors Announce Tour

The Dirty Projectors, hot on the heels of announcing their forthcoming album, have announced a string of dates that will take place over the summer. Check out the band’s full touring schedule below, and be sure to catch them at a show near you: 07-05 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Fest 07-06 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall * 07-07 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda * 07-08 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club...

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Carrie Brownstein to Publish Memoir

Carrie Bownstein, one of the masterminds behind Sleater-Kinny, Wild Flag, and Portlandia (respectively), has announced via her twitter that she will be publishing a memoir in the near future. Not many details have been revealed as of yet, but this is still some juicy news for any 90′s rock enthusiasts out there. Wonder if Women and Women First will be selling this one? Watch Brownstein play with Wild Flag...

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Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ Gets Deluxe Treatment

It was recently revealed that Paul Simon’s classic 1986 album would be getting a deluxe treatment. On June 5th fans will be able to purchase several different editions of Graceland. These editions will range from $250-$16, and are pretty spectacular. Here is a description for the deluxe version according to the artist’s website: The $250 package is “exclusively available through PaulSimon.com, this bundle features...

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Sigur Rós detail New Album titled Valtari

On May 28th, Icelandic post-rock heroes Sigur Rós will release Valtari. Their first studio album since 2008 will feature more ambience, electronic and minimal elements than ever before. In an interview with Q Magazine, the band said that the album title translates to “Steamroller” in english and that the music “kind of just rolls over you, in a good way.” The album was produced by frontman Jónsi and...

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