Tag Archives: m.i.a.

MIA GOES HARD

by jon ledoux All eyes are on Governor’s Island this weekend as HARD NYC comes to town, featuring a slew of DJs and bands that will take the stage with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. Sleigh Bells, Die Antwood, and Rye Rye, among others, will keep the all day-festival blazing with beats – [...]

SLEIGH BELLS – “TELL ‘EM”

by kevin diamond Just a quick post to let you know that Sleigh Bells have released the first single from upcoming debut album TREATS. The album comes out May 11th on M.I.A.’s Neet label. May 11th is also the night of Sleigh Bells’ show at Ridgewood Temple. That show include up-and-comers CULTS and The Sundelles. [...]

M.I.A. – BORN FREE

by pena If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the most disturbingly creative and brilliant music video you’ll see in a long while. M.I.A.’s third album Born Free is out June 29th on N.E.E.T / XL / Interscope.  Here’s a first glimpse of some of the political mayhem M.I.A. will seemingly present with her new [...]

SLEIGH BELLS & UUVVWWZ ROCK QC’S ANTI-CMJ

by staff (pics by amy davis and brittany bartley) The whirlwind of CMJ week has finally drawn to a close and we’re happy to report that QC’s Anti-CMJ Showcase presented by Fruitsential was a huge success. Housed at Brooklyn’s Market Hotel, the loaded bill featured five bands and was highlighted by high energy and innovative [...]

Q&A WITH RQM

by cheryl santa maria From his slick production and catchy lyrics to his pounding bass and supersonic beats, RQM is proving to be an intuitive emcee with an ability to create music that is nothing short of bliss. The up-and-coming artist seems to be everywhere nowadays – he’s performed alongside heavyweights like Missy Elliot and [...]

SLEIGH BELLS RING, ARE YOU LISTENING?

by vin diamo Derek Miller was once a member of hardcore/emo band Poison The Well. I know nothing about that scene so I’ll stop there before I embarrass myself. Except to say this: PTW is really well known in those circles, and Derrik was a pretty integral part of that groups success in the early [...]

XX TEENS

by jessenia (pic by darran armstrong photgraphy) The XX Teens offer a young and energized sound. Their new album was released in the UK on July 28th and is out in the U.S. at the end of September. It was mixed by MIA producer Ross Orton. The Teens are from Britain and the disc is [...]

I’M FROM BARCELONA: PAPER PLANES

by hines I’m From Barcelona’s second album comes out October 4th. In the meantime they released the video for the single “Paper Planes.” It seems like it’s going to be an M.I.A. cover but it’s so much more. You can download a free track from their website here.

INDIE POP CON-FUSION

by hernan harmonium Consider this my introduction or my four paragraph thesis. Either way, the circle of societal trends is like a hamster wheel in my brain right now. I flip out flicking through channels, hearing “indie” bands suddenly selling products to a myriad of demographics that hipsters have run from, yet call when they’re [...]

GIRL TALK FEEDS US

by eliana Had my first listen to Girl Talk aka Gregg Gillis’ new album Feed the Animals today, and I feel happy. I’ve been a big fan ever since I first heard the Pixie’s Where Is My Mind and Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So in the same song (Night Ripper’s Too Deep.) Unescapable ass-shaking abounded. [...]