Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm


Yes! We’ve been waiting for something to pop up from this noisy Charm City quartet for a minute now. “Yummy Pigtails” delivers on all ends, with speed-metal noise bursts, rocking sections similar to Deerhoof and Les Savy Fav, howling wolf sounds, lots of squealing, and dreamy bliss-outs that are pure magic. Listen to this while shaking your head back and forth really fast, and you will most likely die. But you’ll die happy

Listen + Download: Ponytail, “Yummy Pigtails”

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm


Weezer, “The Good Life” (DGC, 1996)

The release of Weezer (or Red Album, or Weezer At The Rodeo) is right around the corner, and with iTunes singles being released by the day, it feels like 1996 all over again (minus that Read more

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm


The Drift, Memory Drawings (Temporary Residence, 2008)

Listen: “If Wishes Were Like Horses”
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“If Wishes Were Like Horses” is representative of what the Drift is working with on Memory Drawings. Over nine minutes in length, it begins as a mournful, trumpet-led tribute to a high desert sunset before shifting effortlessly into a dub-inflected section Read more

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 4:00 pm


Live Pics: The Long Blondes, Drug Rug, and Millions of Brazilians @ the Magic Stick, Detroit, MI – 5/23/08 Read more

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 3:00 pm

>>> The Mae Shi were, hands down, one of the best bands we saw at SXSW this year. So when we heard they’ll be taking their spazz-azzes out on the road this summer, our heads pretty much exploded into a Read more

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm


Mega Picture Post: Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival @ Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI – May 24-26 Read more

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm


Joan of Arc, Boo Human (Polyvinyl, 2008)

Listen: “Just Pack or Unpack”
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“The future is gone and the past won’t stop happening,” Tim Kinsella wails on “9/11 2.” “Best friend I’ve ever had,” he sings at the outset of “Laughter Reflected Back.” “Worst fucking thing that ever happened to me.” Kinsella is nothing if not a prickly frontman, and for Joan of Arc‘s eighth proper studio album (there have Read more

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 11:00 am


The New Year, “The End’s Not Near” (Touch & Go, 2008)

Bedhead were one of the, um, sleeper hits of the 1990s indie era, always finding new ways to work melodic, softly-toned songs into frothing post-rock anthems that somehow still featured whispered vocals. The New Year grew out of Bedhead, but hasn’t been that prolific. Nevertheless, the Kadane brothers are back, and as Read more

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Posted by: on May 29, 2008 at 9:00 am


The Wedding Present, El Rey (Manifesto, 2008)

Listen: “Santa Ana Winds”
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The cover to the Wedding Present’s 1987 album George Best sure was striking, featuring the scraggly, red-shirted soccer (sorry, football) player of the same name. It was an album that would always cross our eager fingers when scouring record store vintage bins, snatching up anything that we thought “looked cool.” To be Read more

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Posted by: on May 28, 2008 at 7:00 pm

It’s one thing to say you’re influenced by Os Mutantes, Shuggie Otis, Free Design, and Stereolab, but it’s another thing to actually pull it off. And though we have no idea what they’re saying — we got kicked out of Read more

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