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SMD Plot Spring Tour, Gnarls Barkley Get Odd(er), and more!

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO @ Studio B, Brooklyn  Simian Mobile Disco has announced a new tour and EP. Gnarls Barkley has revealed the name of their second record. Lightspeed Champion has covered the Strokes. N*E*R*D‘s back and working with Timbaland! U2‘s manager has pulled a Lars Ulrich. Rapidshare may be yanked off-line soon. John Paul Jones […]

Noise Pop Fest Snags Exclusive Ward/Deschanel Set

ZOOEY DESCHANEL: Almost indie San Francisco’s long-running Noise Pop Festival has announced its final lineup. Among today’s new additions are Quasi, Entrance, White Denim, The Rosebuds, Great Northern, Film School, Working For a Nuclear Free City, and the world premiere performance of She & Him (a.k.a. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) on Sunday, March 2, […]

Juno’s No. 1, DJ Premier Remixes Mark Ronson, and more!

THE MOLDY PEACHES: Realer than ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’ Juno‘s soundtrack has topped the Billboard charts, becoming Rhino’s first No. 1 record in the process. DJ Premier, the Go! Team, and the Loving Hand (better known as Tim Goldsworthy of the DFA) have all remixed Mark Ronson‘s Radiohead cover, “Just.” The European Union gets it; why […]

For Pete’s Sake

OVERANALYZE THIS: Babyshambles Babyshambles Shotter’s Nation (Astralwerks) Where, oh, where have all the rock stars gone? Those blithering drug-addled fuckups–tall and charismatic with a Chelsea-boot swagger one minute; pressing a crack pipe into a pet cat’s mouth the next. If our mainstream rock stars are arriving in the form of, say…Pete Wentz, whose biggest blunder […]

Obama Goes Disco Dancing With Daedelus

DAEDELUS: Let him show you the light [Photo by Jessica Miller] So Daedelus is working on yet another project, as if he wasn’t busy enough balancing Adventure Time, The Long Lost, and whatever solo productions he’s cooking up at the moment. It’s called FMB, a.k.a. Fire Magic Blood, and it features Shafiq and Taz of […]

DAFT OXFORD PUNKS: A Q&A Session With Vampire Weekend

By Arye Dworken Ask Vampire Weekend vocalist Ezra Koenig what he wants to do with his newfound life as New York’s Next Big Thing and he’ll simply say, “Write catchy songs.” Nothing more, nothing less. So, what’s all the fuss about Koenig’s band among blogs, message boards and, soon, magazine covers? Why is this seemingly […]

THE S/T INTERVIEW: Dax Riggs

Photo/Text by J. Bennett Before we met Dax Riggs, we’re pretty sure we’d never heard anybody mention Obituary and the Fairport Convention in the same sentence–much less as reference points for their own music. For shorthand purposes, we’d been referring to Riggs’ solo debut, We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love (Fat Possum) as the […]

Shaken, Not Stirred With … Sunset Rubdown

SUNSET RUBDOWN: Raise your hands if you’re sure [Photo by Yannick Grandmont] Before blessing us with her wonderful pecan pie recipe, Camilla Wynn Ing, multi-instrumentalist for Montreal’s Sunset Rubdown, offers this simple advice: “Don’t wear black jeans when you make pie dough.” Sure thing, Camilla! She adds, “It’s good with whipped cream or vanilla ice […]

Radiohead Confirms First Leg of North American Tour

RADIOHEAD: Straight outta Oxford Radiohead has finally announced some actual venues for its North American tour behind In Rainbows. They are as follows:   5/5 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre 5/6 Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre 5/8 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre 5/9 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 5/11 Bristow, VA – […]