Monthly Archives: October 2008

INDIE FRANCE: MONSTER K7

by supa fly It’s always educational to check out labels overseas and expose yourself to new music. Today we take a look at Monster K7 in France who released Orouni‘s new album in March. Their artist’s genre twist through electronicka, folk, and indie rock but that’s how everyone seems to roll these days. As music [...]

WHITE DENIM IN YOUR FACE

by ro I didn’t want to take B’vegan’s sloppy sex but their post was lame and White Denim needs love. You probably know by now, but White Denim’s new album is out on digital release in the U.S., via themselves starting yesterday. These fools are a cool success story because they’re chill unassuming instrument aggressors. [...]

PHOTONS FROM SAN FRANCISCO

by eliza czander Photons are an eight-piece band from San Fran that just released their first 6 song EP. Complete with clarinets and bassoons, these guys have a low-fi indie sound similar to The Strokes or The Walkmen. Or at least that’s what I thought until I got to their fourth song, “Cease and Desist,” [...]

QUICK COVER

by e$ (photo by andrew fornasier) So, I feel the same way most people do about covers. That a lot of the time, they suck major pole. At times, they can be downright insulting to the original artist.  Annnyyway, I recently came across a cover of Sublime‘s “What I Got” by Michael Franti and The [...]

NEW MOS DEF

by phil miller The Ecstatic, the fourth solo album from Mos Def is set to drop February 9 via his new label, Downtown Records. The album follows his last release, True Magic which was seen as a commercial disappointment in 2006. The album’s first single, “Life in Marvelous Times” is set for an Election Day [...]

WE’RE FOR BARTON

by cheryl santa maria There are a gazillion different “types” of artists out there but for the sake of saving space, I’m going to group them into two categories.  First, you’ve got the artists that use big words you won’t understand.  They’ll tell you that most things come from pain and that the masses are [...]

LISTEN TO MURS

by greg dybec After first witnessing Murs invade the stage at Rock the Bells 2007 with a full body racing suit and tied up dreadlocks that looked as if they were poking holes in the ozone layer, I made a solemn promise to attend any near-by event that he would be appearing at. This L.A. [...]

“REINVENT HISTORY. WEAR VINTAGE.”

by alyssa coluccio (pic by gregory gore) When I was little, my mother bought me a dress up trunk, filled to the brim with costume jewelry and thrift store finds.  My sister and I would spend hours sifting through the assorted sequins, velvets, sheers, and lace, parading our creations around the living room- spanning a [...]

CMJ DAY 5: THE MADNESS ENDS

by kevin diamond I think I’ve got the flu. I trekked across this city last night in the pouring rain, catching three bands, hitting an open bar, and spending all of 10 seconds inside the crowded Cutting Room before heading home. When I awoke, still soaked from the torrential rains of the previous night, I [...]

QC MIXTAPE VOL. 18 (OCT 19 – 25)

by bmac christopher: we need to do something new alx: oh man do we evah christopher: i dunno what im talking about, but enough with music and film, lets explore new art alx: whats it gonna be- november is the month christopher: i think a good acid trip might reveal the answer… ha, thats kinda [...]