Prussia Sign to Common Cloud Records, Become “Supreme” Beings

We’ve already ranted and raved to you about how good our boys in Prussia are; how they’re, like, Detroit’s next big thing, and how they sound like the perfect soundtrack for a punk rock prom. The band just announced that


We’ve already ranted and raved to you about how good our boys in Prussia are; how they’re, like, Detroit’s next big thing, and how they sound like the perfect soundtrack for a punk rock prom. The band just announced that Continue reading “Prussia Sign to Common Cloud Records, Become “Supreme” Beings”

Harlan Squeezes Out a Gem, Possibly From His Ass

Harlan — or John Harlan Norris to his boys — dropped this little pop gem on us this morning, and we can’t get over how much “Black Globe” reminds us of classic jams by Squeeze and the Clash. Shit, it even apes the


Harlan — or John Harlan Norris to his boys — dropped this little pop gem on us this morning, and we can’t get over how much “Black Globe” reminds us of classic jams by Squeeze and the Clash. Shit, it even apes the Continue reading “Harlan Squeezes Out a Gem, Possibly From His Ass”

Steal This MP3: The Word Play, “The Critic Darling”

The Word Play’s “The Critic Darling” — from their upcoming full-length, out on Suburban Sprawl later in the year — reminds us of the golden era of indie rock. When it was Okay to draw out the vowels on the vocals;


The Word Play, “The Critic Darling” (Suburban Sprawl Music/Quack! Media, 2008)

The Word Play’s “The Critic Darling” — from their upcoming full-length, out on Suburban Sprawl later in the year — reminds us of the golden era of indie rock. When it was Okay to draw out the vowels on the vocals; Continue reading “Steal This MP3: The Word Play, “The Critic Darling””

Steal This MP3: Deastro, “Light Powered”

Enough has been said about boy-wonder Deastro and his never ending bag of songs, tricks, shows, masks, broken laptops, and charm. So we’re going to step out of the way, and let “Light Powered” — his Kraut-y


Enough has been said about boy-wonder Deastro and his never ending bag of songs, tricks, shows, masks, broken laptops, and charm. So we’re going to step out of the way, and let “Light Powered” — his Kraut-y Continue reading “Steal This MP3: Deastro, “Light Powered””

Steal This MP3: Copper Thieves, “Uptight”

Newish Detroit band Copper Thieves — featuring John Nelson from New Grenada and Christian Doble of Child Bite/Kiddo — may have indie rock on the brain, but are more about the big, dumb, and fun


Newish Detroit band Copper Thieves — featuring John Nelson from New Grenada and Christian Doble of Child Bite/Kiddo — may have indie rock on the brain, but are more about the big, dumb, and fun Continue reading “Steal This MP3: Copper Thieves, “Uptight””

Steal This MP3: The Mahonies, “House of the Mustard Sun”

One minute and eighteen seconds. That’s all the time punk animals the Mahonies need to show you who they are: A brash, skuzzy, flailing mess of awesomeness. And the song title basically wins for one of the best ever.


One minute and eighteen seconds. That’s all the time punk animals the Mahonies need to show you who they are: A brash, skuzzy, flailing mess of awesomeness. And the song title basically wins for one of the best ever. Continue reading “Steal This MP3: The Mahonies, “House of the Mustard Sun””

Steal This MP3: The Silent Years, “Ropes”

“Ropes” — the first single from the Silent Years’ upcoming album The Globe — has its fun toying with pop conventions. Starting out with abstract percussion that alternates between Fela Kuti afro-beat and Michael


“Ropes” — the first single from the Silent Years’ upcoming album The Globe — has its fun toying with pop conventions. Starting out with abstract percussion that alternates between Fela Kuti afro-beat and Michael Continue reading “Steal This MP3: The Silent Years, “Ropes””

Steal This MP3: Princeton, “Ms. Bentwich”

Following in the grand tradition of Belle and Sebastian and, more recently, Jens Lekman, come L.A.’s Princeton. Literate, a tad fey, and really, really into strings, Princeton shows an eloquent sophistication on


Following in the grand tradition of Belle and Sebastian and, more recently, Jens Lekman, come L.A.’s Princeton. Literate, a tad fey, and really, really into strings, Princeton shows an eloquent sophistication on Continue reading “Steal This MP3: Princeton, “Ms. Bentwich””

Steal This MP3: The Chap, “They Have A Name (Atlas Sound Remix)”

We know everybody downloads music, but do you listen to music while you download? Atlas Sound’s glitchy, itchy remix of the Chap’s “They Have A Name” might be a good place to start, mostly because it


We know everybody downloads music, but do you listen to music while you download? Atlas Sound’s glitchy, itchy remix of the Chap’s “They Have A Name” might be a good place to start, mostly because it Continue reading “Steal This MP3: The Chap, “They Have A Name (Atlas Sound Remix)””

Steal This MP3: The Republic Tigers, “Weatherbeaten”

Mix some delicate acoustic guitars with warm analog keyboard tones and just-above-mellow tempos, and you’re on to something. Hey, it worked for Beck. It worked for Radiohead. It worked for Grandaddy. It worked


Mix some delicate acoustic guitars with warm analog keyboard tones and just-above-mellow tempos, and you’re on to something. Hey, it worked for Beck. It worked for Radiohead. It worked for Grandaddy. It worked Continue reading “Steal This MP3: The Republic Tigers, “Weatherbeaten””