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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.






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. 


Photos of Surfer Blood at last night’s CMJ Marathon from at Webster Hall; NYC. 

Who: Mary Louise Parker from Weeds

What: Shopping for travel goods; except the store wasn’t opened for business @ 11a.

When: Wednesday, October 6th

Where: Flight 001 on Greenwich Avenue, West Village.

Why: Just because.


WHO: The Drums are Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham; New York based and formerly of the now defunct band Elkland.

COMPARISONS:The Smiths meets Joy Division meets a little bit of Echo & the Bunnymen.

WORTHY: Any band that can make the 1950s sound (“Down by the Water”) and surf culture (“Let’s Go Surfing”) seem hip again deserves to be heard. Listen to the Smiths-infused “I Felt Stupid” – it’ll be on constant repeat in no time.

MORE: Visit them here and check out their myspace.  Catch them at Don Hill’s this Friday, 8.7., for their EP release party.  The “Summertime” EP is officially released through Twenty Seven Records on 9.15.