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Just can’t stop listening to The Naked And Famous, a sexier sounding Silversun Pickups hailing from New Zealand.  TNAF will be in NYC on May 4th, Terminal 5.  Count me in.





I am a man, man, man, man
Up, up in the air
And I run around, round, round, round this down town and act like I don’t care.
So when you see me flying by the planet’s moon,
You don’t need to explain if everything’s changed
Just know I’m just like you.

The Pretty Reckless (yep, the band fronted by Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen) is headed to the states to roll out their first US tour after covering every big city across the pond.  Their album is currently still an import, but I assume this tour is a sign that Universal Music will finally/soon start marketing the band and eventually release the album in the states.

No qualms admitting that their songs are pretty damn good and Momsen carries one sick voice (and she is credited as a writer on every album track).

Check out some of their acoustic performances.  Tour schedule here – includes a stop in NYC: March 2nd, Santo’s Party House.  Yep, I’ll be at the show.


Long Beach, CA band The Cold Ward Kids have just released a new video for their the single “Louder Than Ever”  – off the album Mine is Yours – out January 25th.  SO GOOD.

This.  Is.  Just.  WOW.

Here’s a little girl that takes her father’s side to belt out an acoustic cover of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero‘s “Home”, and let’s just say I actually felt what some people call…emotion?

It’s great to see a little girl that’s not looking up to the half-naked pop artists like Lady GAG, Katy Perry, Rihanna, etc., but looking up to her father’s tastes and appreciating some serious indie music (“Someday, I’m gonna whistle.”).



“Let me come home – home is wherever I’m with you”

Mugshot by Exposed Magazine UK

Strange, yet, strangely awesome and catchy.  NYC band Darwin Deez share a story of friendship or love or something…”Radar Detector” appeared on the UK charts in 2010, while the states haven’t officially jumped on board yet.  A band to watch in 2011.

You and I buy star maps and drive my car around Los Angeles
You and I buy star maps and ding dong ditch a televangelist

It’s only been a week
But I know that you are mine to keep

You are a radar detector
I drive 1,000 miles an hour
I won’t go on and on
But you are always looking out for me

You and I go shopping and find exactly what we’re looking for
You and I go shopping and fall asleep inside the mattress store.

We cruise the neighborhood
But it’s not supposed to feel this good

You are a radar detector

When I’m driving around, you are a radar detector

The wacky sounds of LCMDF feel a bit like CSS, Brazilian Girls, and MEN.  It’s experimental pop hailing from Finland, and it’s good.  Check out their official video for Gandhi:

Indie-pop band Elizabeth and the Catapult played a special performance today (Friday, October 22nd) at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC’s Lower East Side.  An encore performance at Rockwood will take place Saturday night, 9p, as part of CMJ’s Music week.  Photos from today’s show:

Check out a live performance from the PASTE offices – “Mama’s Boy”:


Irish band Two Door Cinema Club took part in the CMJ Music Marathon on Thursday night (October 21st) to a sold-out crowd at Webster Hall.  The band literally felt the “stage shake” as soon as they ended their first song (the fans danced up a storm throughout their hour set).  According to the band, the show was so far their “favorite in America.”  Indie dance pop at its finest – take note!

The fanbase for one of the standout bands of 2009, The Drums, seems to have grown substantially in the past ten months.  The Brooklyn-based band, who formerly had residencies at Pianos and Don Hill’s in NYC (sometimes free admission shows), officially sold out Webster Hall last night as part of the CMJ Marathon.  Playing through a 70-minute set that included tracks from their first official self-titled album released in the UK and US this summer (and their EP, Summertime), original members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham kept the energy at a solid level on stage – even when closing the show with their one ballad, “Down By The Water.”  Pierce seems to have become a more comfortable frontman on stage in comparison to a year ago.  If there were a Mick Jagger of the music indie-verse, Jonny would be it.