Friday, March 26, 2010


With last week's release of their debut album Habits, Mercury Records band Neon Trees are firmly planted in the charts, scoring an impressive #1 on Soundscan's Alternative New Artist chart. Check out Habits on iTunes, including 2 bonus tracks for just $6.99:

After the Utah-based band took SXSW by storm, they made their national television debut last night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch them wow the Kimmel crowd with their massive pop-rock single "Animal" here:

The band premiered a new video for the dance floor-filling track "1983" on Buzznet today, complete with distortion, static, tracking errors, wonky angles and all those analog video quirks you know you miss. Take a look:


The Music Scope is a group that wants to know your opinion on music. They are asking music fans to sign up to be a part of a panel where they will e-mail you once or twice a month over a year to ask your opinion on various music topics. Your voice will help shape potential new music products and influence important decisions regarding existing artists and music products.


She & Him did a little live gig at Morning Becomes Eclectic. Unfortch, they don't have it up to watch, but you can listen. They also playes a SOLD OUT show last night in LA, promoting their new record, SHE AND HIM VOLUME 2.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Official video for Arctic Monkeys 'My Propeller' from 'Humbug' out now on Domino.


The New Pornographers will return May 4th with Together, their new LP via Matador. "Crash Years," the album's first single, is available today via iTunes, and if you pre-order Together from the Matador store, you get a free 7" featuring the New Pornographers covering three songs by Detroit band Outrageous Cherry.

The band will head out on an expansive tour, hitting North America in May. The Mountain Goats, the Dodos, the Dutchess and the Duke, and Imaad Wasif will all provide support at various dates.

The New Pornographers Tour Dates

31 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

11 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^#
12 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater ^#
13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^#
15 Toronto, Ontario – The Sound Academy ^#
17 Montreal, Quebec – Le National ^#
18 Boston, MA – House of Blues ^#
19 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^#
21 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre ^#
22 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^#
23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^#
25 Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall at UNC ^#
26 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ^#
27 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom ^#
28 St Louis, MO – The Pageant ^

15 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Vogue Theatre ^%
16 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^%
18 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^%
19 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater ^%
20 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater ^%
21 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre ^%
23 Austin, TX – Stubb's BBQ ^%
24 Dallas, TX – The Showroom at Palladium ^%
25 Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom ^%
26 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall ^%
28 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre ^%
30 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre ^%

04 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre ^

! with Here We Go Magic
* with the Mountain Goats
^ with the Dodos
# with the Dutchess & The Duke
% with Imaad Wasif


Directed by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, "Saturday Come Slow (Feat. Damon Albarn)", is a case study on the negative affects of sound featuring former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ruhal Ahmed. Filmed inside Cambridge University's anechoic chamber (which was designed to create atmospheres of complete silence), the clip remains the latest and most intense offering from trip hop heroes, Massive Attack.

Tour Dates:
7 Toronto, ONT - Sound Academy
9 Toronto, ONT - Sound Academy
11 New York, NY - Terminal 5
12 New York, NY - Terminal 5
18 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
19 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
25 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
27 San Franciscos, CA - Warfield Theater
30 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


“Ali in the Jungle” by The Hours has become one of the most recognizable songs of the young year, featuring a message of resilience and triumph against adversity. The debut American single from this U.K. band (which features former members of Pulp and Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros) has been featured in Nike’s popular “Human Chain” commercial, which premiered last month during the Winter Olympics.

Now, fans of the song and the NIKE commercial will get a chance to win a NIKE gift card just by naming five of the athletes that appear in the ad! Just go to and fill out the information. Contestants that correctly guess the athletes’ names will be put in the running for a sweet prize!!

“Ali in the Jungle” music video:
Nike’s “Human Chain” short film/ad:
Enter to Win a NIKE gift card here:

“Ali in the Jungle” is currently available on The Hours’ digital EP Ali in the Jungle.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Frightened Rabbit - "Swim Until You Can't See Land" - WOXY Lounge SXSW from WOXY on Vimeo.

We are all in a bit of a SXSW hangover here at WOXY this week. After knocking out a whole slew of live sessions last week and juggling day parties and official showcases, we are tired but really happy to have had the opportunity to put it all together. We hope you enjoyed listening last week and we promise to have the audio of our Lounge Acts for you soon.

In the meantime, enjoy another video from one last weeks sets, this time from Frightened Rabbit. It’s their excellent song, “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” from The Winter Of Mixed Drinks.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - "She Ain't A Child No More" - WOXY Lounge SXSW 2010 from WOXY on Vimeo.

We had the pleasure of hosting Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings in our lounge during SXSW 2010. They have a brand new album coming out soon called I Learned The Hard Way and we have a video of one of the new songs to share with you below.

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Check out the new music video for “Possibility” from songwriter and performer Lykke Li taken at Decibel Studios in Stockholm, Sweden on March 9th, 2010.

The track is featured within Twilight’s latest film ‘New Moon’ and soundtrack –– written, produced and recorded by Lykke Li. This is the first new song following her debut album “Youth Novels” released in 2008. Lykke Li is currently working on her sophomore album and “Possibility” can be heard as a taste of what’s next.

Monday, March 22, 2010


February 19th marked the evening that the Broken Bells performed their first live show, ever. This took place at the new hidden gem in Echo Park, the Fold at the Bootleg Theater. I was first attracted to the Bells, just on their album cover, then I did my research. I almost fell of my seat when I dug deeper to find out who this collaboration was comprised of; frontman James Mercer of the Shins and Dangermouse (a DJ widely known for taking the Beatles 'White Album' and Jay Z's 'Black Album' and mixing the two into the masterpiece DJ Dangermouse's 'Grey Album'). What a perfect combination of talent and artistry. Too bad for me my research was done the very day after they performed in LA, but I have a strong feeling that they will return.

Check them out in this video from their first single off of their self-titled debut album that dropped March 5th. GO AND GET IT, IT'S AMAZING!

Story By: Cory Radke


Lightyear Entertainment and Sneak Attack Media released 'The Heart is a Drum Machine', a documentary about music, physical reaction and obsession. This DVD came out March 9th and I highly recommend watching it. I just finished this documentary and am so inspired and it really got me thinking about sound, music and why I live for it.

"What is music?" That is the question that documentary filmmaker Christopher Pomerenke went on a quest to find out. Talking with musicians like Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, Becky Stark from Lavender Diamond and recent Decemberists' album 'Hazards of Love', MGMT, Spoon, actors like Elijah Wood, Juliette Lewis, Jason Schwartzman, producers, music supervisors and even doctors. Each person interviewed explains how their body and emotions react to music and rhythms; scientifically, psychologically, physically. They all discuss how it all starts from the heartbeat you hear in the womb, how your body reacted to the rhythm and then they illustrate, both figuratively and literally, how each person processes sound, vibration and music. I found this to be extremely interesting and engaging. Any one who is a lover of music, and if you are reading this blog, then you know you are...I would definitely check this out.
Story by Cory Radke