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Looking Ahead to 2014

Here’s some upcoming titles that I am excited about for the new year!

broken_bells_after_the_discoBroken Bells – After The Disco (January 14, 2014)

bombay-bicycle-club-so-long-see-you-tomorrow-678x678Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow (February 4, 2014)

images (1)Gardens & Villa – Dunes (February 4, 2014)

PhantogramPhantogram – Voices (February 18, 2014)

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Elbow – (Currently untitled with working title All At Once) (March 10, 2014)

MetronomyMetronomy – Love Letters (March 10, 2014)

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Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education & War (April 1, 2014)



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New Videos: Zedd & Skrillex and Nero

Zedd just dropped his new video for “Stache”, a song off his debut album Clarity via Interscope Records. He’s currently touring with Porter Robinson and working with Lady Gaga. You can buy the album now on iTunes (in stores 10/9).

Upcoming tour dates:

  • 10/3  Ann Arbor, MI              Necto *
  • 10/4  Miami, FL                    LIV *
  • 10/5  New York, NY              Pacha *
  • 10/6  Baltimore, MD              Virgin Mobile FreeFest *
  • 10/7  Vancouver, BC             Vancouver Convention Centre *
  • 10/8  Santa Cruz, CA            Motiv *
  • 10/9  Hollywood, CA             Greystone Manor *
  • 10/10  Santa Ana, CA           Yost Theater *
  • 10/11  San Diego, CA           Petco Park *
  • 10/11  San Diego, CA           Voyeur *
  • 10/12  Los Angeles, CA        Avalon *
  • 10/13  Portland, OR              Oregon Convention Center *
  • 10/15   Las Vegas, NV          Marquee
  • 10/19   Detroit, MI                 Elektricity
  • 10/20   Chicago, IL               The Mid
  • 10/22   London, ON               London Music Hall
  • 10/23   Ottawa, ON               Mansion
  • 10/24   Kingston, ON             Stages
  • 10/25   Dallas, TX                 Lizard Lounge
  • 10/26   Austin, TX                 Emo’s East
  • 10/27   Houston, T                 Space City Music Festival
  • 11/03   Minneapolis, MN         Target Center **

* w/ Porter Robinson

** Bassnectar support date

Skrillex and Nero just remixed Monsta’s “Holdin On.” The track will be part of the trio’s upcoming EP, out via Skrillex’s OWSLA on 10/23.

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2011: Looking Forward


These are just a couple albums that are due to come out at some point this year…

Coldplay: TBA [Capitol]
Dr. Dre: Detox [Interscope]
The Duke Spirit: Bruiser [Shangri-La Music]
Fleet Foxes: TBA [Sub Pop]
Foo Fighters: TBA [RCA]
Lady Gaga: Born This Way [Interscope]
Okkervil River: TBA [Jagjaguwar]

See more at Pitchfork

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Skeletal Lamping

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about the new Of Montreal album that’s coming out this upcoming Tuesday (the 21st)!!!

And great news! You can pre-order it on Amie Street for just FIVE bucks!!!

And did you read the interview in Rolling Stone about Of Montreal’s frontman Kevin Barnes?! (It’s a must-read!)

Also check out their Skeletal Lamping review!

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Shiny Controversy

Upon hearing “Le Disko” and falling for a new synth band, I was excited about Shiny Toy Guns. Their album We Are Pilots got great exposure here in the States, after their third and final version was released.

So, just a week or two ago when I heard they had a new single “Ricochet” and a new album coming out in November, my excitement returned. Then, I also heard they had a new female lead singer. What?!

Previously, Carah Faye Charnow was the woman singing about riding racecars. Now, they’ve got another lady, Sisley Treasure. Now, I have to admit, I am just not as excited. After the prominence of her voice and the overall “sound” in their previous hits (esp. “Le Disko”), it’s going to take some gettin’ used to. “Ricochet” didn’t get me energized or feeling any of those good vibes. Maybe it’ll grow on me, maybe I’ll end up liking it, but right now…not so much. I think Treasure might have a tough road ahead, though. Tons of fans are just not happy**. Not to mention the fact that Treasure appeared on “The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll,” which is in a bit of a different direction than whatever Shiny Toy Guns is doing/going for. 

Especially when I read this on ReadJunk.com:

“…we moved forward with our initial choice for co-lead singer of the band in 2002, longtime friend SISELY TREASURE. At that time she was still locked into her Dreamworks Records deal with her former project COOLER KIDS and we were not able to bring her in. So we have returned to the exact original idea and lineup that SHINY TOY GUNS was meant to be.”

Um, what? So, I’m sure none of the money you made and the exposure you’ve gotten has anything to do with Carah, right? Everything is going to be fine and dandy now that you have your Number 1 choice back. Or you could lose over half your fan base. But, at least you’re now what “was meant to be.”

There was much speculation on whether Charnow was fired, or if she was leaving to get married, or pursue a solo career. As it turns out, we still don’t really know the truth. She says it wasn’t her decision to leave the band. STG says that it was her choice or else she’d still be with the group. Regardless, she’s moved on to another band in Sweden. So, best of luck to her!

But, that’s not the first surprise! Nope…WHAT THE —-? Charnow wasn’t the first one to get chucked (or…not?). First was Ursula Vari! And who even knows why she got the boot! Do the men in Shiny Toy Guns get tired of looking at the same girl, or what?

Who knows?

But, if I were Sisley Treasure, I might be a little worried in another 2 years.

Shiny Toy Guns’ new album Season of Poison will be out November 4th.



**example of unhappiness concerning new singer from a blog commenter:

“Well I hope no one minds me saying this but the more I think about it, she has probably had a lucky escape because this group have shown themselves in their true colours and I think she is better than any of that. At first I didn’t know what to think but now I feel inclined in believing her side of what has happened here. I hope this new project she says she is working on turns out well for her. She’ll always have my support! :)”


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