NOWADAYS INTERVIEW: Maps & Atlases

The Musikfest Cafe stage for me Saturday night felt like a blast from my past. I remember hearing and seeing bands like We Are Scientist almost 10 years ago, and Maps and Atlases back in 2005. And sad to say, I don’t think I have seen either of these bands live since then. But seeing them at Nowadays reminded me why I fell in love with both of them in the first place. Maps and Atlases have a new album coming out and you could actually...

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Rock N Roll Resort v2 – A Psybient Soiree

Words by Sarah Waltman, Photos by Steven Philips March 30 – April 1, 2012, Kutcher’s Country Club, Monticello, NY The weekend of March 30 – April 1 at the Rock n Roll Resort would be one I would never forget. I didn’t realize this on the two and a half hour trip from Philadelphia to Monticello, New York, but I do remember rolling the name around in my head, A Psybient Soiree, and thinking this was going to be...

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Walkmen Announce New Album

  Critically acclaimed rockers Walkmen recently announced a new album, Heaven, which is due out June 5 on Fat Possum/Bella Union.  The album, produced by Phil Ek (who’s worked with Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, and the Shins) will feature Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes) on the track titled “No One Ever Sleeps.”  Other track names are “Song for Lehigh, “Heartbreaker,” and “Love is...

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El-P Announces New Album

Brooklyn indie-rapper El-P announces a new album Cancer for Cure that’s do out May 22.  This is his first release from label Fat Possum, and will feature appearances from Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Paul Banks (of Interpol), and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire.  Along with the announcement comes the first single, “The Full Retard,” which is a reference to the movie Tropic Thunder. Hear it...

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City and Colour Fill the Troc, Twice!

Photographs by Keanan Barbour – March of Brown Photoworks Words by Dan Debes There were beards a plenty both on and off stage and the air hung with an acrid stench that for a change did not come from illegal substances but rather from a string of toasty vintage christmas lights strewn about the second floor of the venue.  The sold out second night show Thursday, December 8, at the Trocadero featured a line-up of Daniel Romano,...

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