tUnE-yArDs Made The Best Album Of 2011
According to the most revered Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll. Not only that but Beggars Group titles make up 20% of the top 20. Huzzah! Read about it HERE and dig the list HERE.
Howler Killed NYC
We were absolutely psyched when Howler came around Big Apple way for last week’s NYC residency. In five days the played five shows to absolutely ravenous crowds all over Manhattan and Brooklyn (including a street date instore). These vibes are sure to bubble out your way – not to mention the reverberations you’re surely feeling from their hometown of Minneapolis. The album America Give Up is out now and it’s firing on all cylinders. People everywhere are taking note of how rad this band is, and I ain’t just talking music rags.
The 4AD Files
It’s a big winter for 4AD. It seems like each week sees the release of a totally kick-ass new album from the label. Last week we saw The Big Pink hit you with their album Future This. It’s killer and they’ve got a lot of stuff planned for the horizon so keep your eyes peeled. Plus, EW.com loves it so who are we to argue. So we swing with the right then we hit ya with the left as the Mark Lanegan Band album Blues Funeral is comin’ at you in two weeks on February 7. This week we’ve got a handful of killer listening parties going on around the country and Mark and Co. have some bi-costal shows going on release week (2/7 at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and 2/9 at LA’s Echoplex). But it sounds like people out there are very, very psyched for this one as it approached. Speaking of people very, very psyched Grimes is blowing up. Like, the shit’s going off. We’re getting emails and calls and postcards left and right reminding us just how psyched people are. You’re psyched. I know you’re psyched. Visions comes at you two weeks after Blues Funeral on February 21.
Perfume Genius Makes One Of The Best Videos I’ve Seen In A While
“I’m torn. This song is fantastic”
“Wow. Those two minutes passed like they were 10 seconds. Damn.”
“Amazing. Can’t stop watching.”
Those are some of the myriad comments people have made about the Perfume Genius video for “Hood.” Get involved.
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