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REVIEW: RIHWA & MICHELLE BRANCH: GOOD LOVE

Japanese singer/songwriter Rihwa teamed up with American singer/songwriter Michelle Branch for this lovely duet, which Branch wrote after asking Rihwa if she’d be interested in collaborating, something Rihwa became extremely excited about, having become a fan of Michelle’s music when she was attending school in Canada.  The mid-tempo, guitar-centric track is entirely in...
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VIDEO: THE KNIFE: “A TOOTH FOR AN EYE”

The Knife are back.  Next month they’ll release their new album Shaking the Habitual, but in the meantime we have the video for its first single, “A Tooth for an Eye,” to indulge in.  Behold as Farhat and Kakan Hermansson direct some truly awful male dancers, as their young female coach sings along...
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NEWS: VANESSA PARADIS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Vanessa Paradis will be releasing her highly anticipated sixth studio album, a 20 song double album entitled Love Songs, on May 13th.  Benjamin Biolay wrote the gorgeous first single, which can be heard on Daily Motion via the link below.  Released yesterday, it’s entitled “Love Song” and it’s a delightful mix of Biolay’s...
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NEWS: RANDY BLYTHE FOUND NOT GUILTY

Ladies and gentlemen, Randy Blythe is a free man.  Today, March 5th, 2013, he was acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, a three-judge panel delivering a not guilty verdict.   The trial took six days in total, 4 days in February and an additional 2 days this week.  Blythe had been held...
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VIDEO: MARINA & THE DIAMONDS: STATE OF DREAMING

Here’s Marina’s upcoming tour dates along with her new video for “State of Dreaming”: Tour Dates All dates w/special guest CHARLI XCX except * 5/2 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market 5/3 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom 5/4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom 5/6 – San Francisco, CA...
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REVIEW: KATE NASH: GIRL TALK

Kate Nash’s new album, Girl Talk, couldn’t be any further removed from her 2007 debut, Made of Bricks. But those who liked the new direction she took with her 2010 album My Best Friend Is You, which featured raw songs like “Kiss That Grrrl” and “Do-Wah-Doo,” will likely appreciate it. If not, well,...
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REVIEW: FRIGHTENED RABBIT – PEDESTRIAN VERSE

  Four years ago, I found myself in a strange accident. Somewhere in a concert venue in downtown Dublin, my leg snapped at a sharp angle and my entire cartilage was completely destroyed. It was in march 2009, and when I left the emergency room that night with my headphones in my ears,...
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NME AWARDS WINNERS LIST

NME AWARDS WINNERS The winners of the 2013 NME Awards have been revealed. The coveted Album Of The Year went to The Maccabees’ Given To The Wild. One Direction took home the not so coveted Worst Band award. Check out the winners’ list below: Best British Band: Biffy Clyro Best International Band: The...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/28/13

Styx are suing their record label for what will surely be thousands of dollars for unpaid royalties. The band has stated that “for every one dollar the band has received from A&M they should have been paid anywhere from two to five dollars.” In related news, the band is extending its midwest tour...
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REVIEW: DELPHIC: COLLECTIONS

Delphic’s name refers to the oracle of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi. And you would have thought they were descended from such a god based on the stellar reviews their debut album Acolyte received. It was as though they were writing the reviews themselves, they were so unanimously positive. I wasn’t writing...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/27/13

Spinner has premiered a new version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Izabella,” which will appear on the new album People, Hell and Angels out March 5. http://www.spinner.com/2013/02/26/jimi-hendrix-izabella-song-premiere/ From Tegan and Sara: “Just announced Las Vegas, Flagstaff, San Diego and Santa Cruz in April! Most shows on sale Friday, but Vegas is on sale NOW! Ticket...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/26/13: VOLUME 2

A Facebook update from Cradle of Filth: “Unfortunately at this time the The Cultural Section of the Chinese Government have decided that Cradle of Filth are unsuitable to play in Mainland China and so we are currently banned from playing there. Therefore the show on Tue 30 April in Shang Hai, China –...
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