Album Review: The Dead Milkmen, “The King In Yellow”

Everyone’s favorite obnoxious punk band is back, after only 16 years!  That’s right, I’m talking about The Dead Milkmen, who have an all-new album recorded and ready to go.  The Milkmen broke up in 1995, but got back together in 2008 after playing a few shows that went well for them.  After composing new songs and touring for a few years, they began recording The King In Yellow in 2010, and released the hard copy…

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Album Review: The Black Belles’ Self-Titled Debut

On first listen, The Black Belles’ debut is quite comfortable; it feels like an old standby.  That might be because I’m a big fan of The White Stripes and The Dead Weather, two bands that have Jack White’s weird influence. After having been signed and produced by White,  this band has his presence going for them as well.   Everything Jack White touches is tinted with his unique style, although I’m definitely not complaining.  In addition…

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Band of Skulls to Embark on European Tour

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Left to right: Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals), and Matt Hayward (drums.).

         Angsty English garage rock trio Band of Skulls has just announced their up-and-coming European tour, to be held in October of this year.       With their tricky, hang-on-the-wire rhythms and delicate harmonies, Band of Skulls made their name in the tough world of indie rock; on the other hand, they are not afraid to pull out the muddy guitar of eras long ago. …

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Pujol to Hit the Road AND Record a New Album

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           Daniel Pujol, frontman and rhythm guitarist for the Ramones-esque garage rock/punk band Pujol, has just announced the full line of dates for their 2011 tour!        Pujol, who just recently released their latest singles “Black Rabbit/Too Safe” with Third Man Records and “Bonedaddy” with Jeffrey Drag Records, is set to not only tour the following dates but release a new full-length album sometime this year. Here are the dates that Pujol has announced: 5/11…

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Watch the Strokes play live @ Conan 20/04/2011

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Yesterday night, the NYC garage revivalists dropped by Conan, a mutual regular acquittance as the show’s host confessed himself, where they played “Games” off their recently released new album. The performance itself was flawless as far it faithfully followed the studio version, however I found it to be a tad plain and murky. Well, it was boring. How do you guys feel about it? Also, what’s with Julian’s outfit? Like a boss! The Strokes latest…

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[VIDEO] The Strokes back at SNL live!

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This Saturday the NYC garage re-revivalists returned to SNL as part of their third live appearance on the show, where they played two tracks promoting the new upcoming album, “Angles”. The band first kicked off their two song performance with the record’s lead single “Under Cover of Darkness”, a mediocre performance for an otherwise equally mediocre song, before continuing with a The Police cover of “Life is Simple in the Moonlight”, where they actually took…

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New The Black Keys video: ‘Next Girl’

Frank, the Funkasaurus Rex, is back once with his latest feature in The Black Keys video for “Next Girl”, a very low and sexy song off the band’s upcoming new album. While Frank is always a joy to watch dance and lipsync, the whole take goes to the gorgeous ladies in the video this time. Watch out for the cat fights! The Black Keys new album, titled “Brothers”, is due May 18 on Nonesuch Records.

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Julian Casablancas maps US spring tour

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It’s going to be a very densely packed year for Julian Casablancas. Between recording sessions and the afferent touring following the release of The Strokes’ upcoming new album, Casablancas is set to embark on a relatively short stint in the US where he’ll tour in support for his recently released debut solo album, “Phrazes for the Young”. The tour will kick off at the end of March in Atlanta, and after a few stops through…

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The Strokes are Recording

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We’ve expressed skepticism in the past concerning the extremely overdo new Strokes album, but it seems we’ve finally gotten solid word from the band itself that things are indeed stirring towards a bright future. If you happen to access the Strokes website at the moment, you’ll be greeted with a neat sign advising visitors that “recording” is indeed in progress. Finally glad to hear the NYC garage rockers aren’t slacking …too much. The new album…

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Sweethead – “Sweethead”

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Album name: Sweethead Artist name: Sweethead Genre: Rock Released: November 2 2009 Label: Strange Addiction/Play It Again, Sam ZME Rating: 5/10 Website: sweethead.net I sure hope the record company suit who decided it’d be a good idea to release Sweethead’s debut album in early November is picking bullet fragments out of his own navicular bone right now. Sweethead, if you didn’t know, are the side project of Queens of the Stone Age’s multi-purpose axeman, Troy…

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