Friday, July 2, 2010


Brooklyn duo The Hundred in the Hands are on a roll. As they gear up for the release of their debut self-titled LP on September 21, the band has just completed its first big US tour to much acclaim, and now they have relocated to London for a summer of festivals and shows.

Their AOL Spinner Interface session has been appearing on the front pages of AOL and AOL Music this week:

Stream the new song “Pigeons” from THITH’s forthcoming self-titled LP here:


From the most anticipated movie of the summer comes probably one of the most anticipated soundtracks....Twilight's Eclipse Soundtrack.

The videos are starting to premiere, including this one by Metric. Here is the video for their song "Eclipse (All Yours)" from the Eclipse Soundtrack.

I'll be seeing the movie today with some pals to kick off the long holiday weekend. Ill let you know what I think.

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


LOS ANGELES, CA - FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide Festival is bringing bands from all over the world to one of the planet's most vibrant music scenes, Los Angeles, for a multicultural weekend-long melting pot of musical excellence. Showcases will take place on October 7, 8 and 9 at Spaceland, the Echo, Echoplex and The Standard, Downtown LA with a block party on October 10 presented by Toyota Antics to celebrate the weekend's festivities.

Each participating country (including Norway, Spain, Israel, Poland, Germany, Sweden and more) will bring two of its artists to Los Angeles to partner up with an established American band for the showcase. These U.S. bands, along with FILTER Magazine, will act as ambassadors throughout the festival and take the international artists under their wings to share information about playing the States and compare notes about creating music.

"We felt it was about time L.A. had its own international festival," said Alan Miller, co-owner and co-founder of FILTER Magazine. "We have seen so many amazing bands and customs in our travels around the world. Our goal is to bring it all back to L.A. and create something really special." Throughout the week, the streets of Los Angeles will become a multicultural cacophony of international music, food, drink and fun.

FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide Festival is sponsored by VTech, Dickies, Spy, BMI, Guitar Center, mike's HARD PUNCH™, Red Bull, Converse and The Standard, Downtown LA.

Participating countries include The Netherlands, Iceland, Finland, U.K., Norway, Spain, Israel, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Canada and many more to be announced.

Promotional and charity partners include LA Weekly, 826, and the City of Echo Park, in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles.

The official kick-off party presented by mike's HARD PUNCH™ will be hosted by The Standard, Downtown LA on Wednesday, October 6. Tickets will go on sale via Ticket Web on July 5 and are priced at $20 for the entire festival. Pre-sale tickets are limited. For those who miss out on pre-sale, tickets will also be sold at each venue on the night of the show depending on capacity.

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Here is the brand new video for "Come Back Home" from Two Door Cinema Club. The band is currently in the UK touring pretty heavily with stops at some of the major festivals. They will be back to the states in October.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Sophomore releases. They used to be a daunting obstacle for a band to overcome. Living up to the first impressions you left on your listeners ears and catching up with all the music that came out during the time that you "took off." That is unless you are Philadelphia's Jukebox the Ghost.

Armed with their new record Everything Under the Sun produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Fanfarlo) and set for release on September 7th via Yep Roc the band combines their adept skills as individual musicians, tirelessly energetic live sets and pulsating catchy lyrics. The record's debut track, "Empire" is best described by vocalist/keyboardist Ben Thornwell as: " extended metaphor of the heart as a castle, A keep is defined as 'The Stronghold of a Castle' thus, 'My heart, is my keep and you are threatening me.' And the truth is that an empire, as is love, is hard to keep peaceful."

Since their 2008 debut, Let Live and Let Ghosts, which SPIN called, "a refreshing reminder that the lighthearted electricity of a fantastic pop song is still filled with live wires," the band has kept themselves busy. After playing over 300 shows with the likes of Ben Folds, Adam Green and Ra Ra Riot the band, which is made up of vocalist/pianist Ben Thornewill, vocalist/guitarist Tommy Siegel and drummer Jesse Kristin spent countless hours constructing and arranging songs until they reached their full potential.

Whether they were touring, rehearsing in basements, houses, hotel rooms or hanging out in the studio the creative process never stopped, making Everything Under the Sun a record that not only showcases this band's songwriting prowess but also their infectious energy.


Hailing from Manhattan's Upper West Side, The Postelles, a quartet just in their early 20's, have been busy winning over fans and critics alike the past two years at club shows and festival appearances around the globe, including this month's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. With a sound that comes equally influenced by 50's doo-wop and swaggering garage rock, the band is now readying the release of their highly-anticipated self-titled debut album, co-produced with the Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., on Astralwerks/Capitol Records this October 12th.

Step into The Postelles' world by watching the NEW video for the album's lead track, "White Night," from director Max Lanman.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Sara Barilles has a new song and a video to go along with it. It's called "King of Anything" and I believe it can be found on iTunes TODAY!

You can find some other behind the scene goodies at


Angus & Julia Stone recently played the U.S. with a stop at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, where I had the chance to see them perform songs from their latest album. Now A&J are back in Australia playing to their hometown fans.

Here they are performing "And The Boys" for Rolling Stone's Rolling Session.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Marina and the Diamonds are back with a brand new video for the single, "Oh No." You can also catch Marina on a few upcoming dates.

U.S. Tour Dates:
7/6 - The Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
7/8 - Popscene - San Francisco, CA
7/10 - Lilith Fair - Irvine, CA


The xx featuring Florence from Florence and the Machine

The National

Mumford & Sons

Glastonbury has to be the mother of all festivals, bringing the biggest names together and creating some of the most memorable moments. Weekend highlights include The xx with Florence from Florence and the Machine, Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood, Stevie Wonder with his MJ tribute and a ton of others.

We are so there next year!