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[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] The Coathangers

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] The Coathangers

(photos by Jayne Min) I’ve already written extensively in praise of The Coathangers (like HERE and HERE and HERE and also HERE), and have let my single white female tendencies shine bright like creepy, adoring diamond, so I won’t blather on anymore here except to say this: The Coathangers, with their well-crafted punk songs and...
[BEST SONG EVER] Charli XCX "Break The Rules"

[BEST SONG EVER] Charli XCX “Break The Rules”

  Before I dish on how much I love Charli XCX’s new track “Break The Rules,” let’s just agree to agree on how pathetic it is that I, a painfully (err gainfully) employed 28-year-old woman, feel a deep and meaningful connection to this rebellious anthem for back to school blues. Okay, now that we’ve established...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] The Mystery Lights "Flowers In My Hair, Demons In My Head"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] The Mystery Lights “Flowers In My Hair, Demons In My Head”

  I watched this Mystery Lights video a few times this past weekend and really enjoyed it (whilst concurrently storing some of the images for future nightmares) but last night I went to see Counting Crows (yes really) and it was glorious (yes really) and psychedelics (maybe) so now I’m not really in the correct...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] Burger-A-Go-Go Polaroids

[FOMO-GRAPHS] Burger-A-Go-Go Polaroids

“When it comes to music, the all-girl concept is great in theory, but can also easily go the way of Lilith Fair real fast if not executed properly. But in the case of this past weekend’s Burger-A-Go-Go, the female-centric festival put on by cult Southern California label Burger Records, awesomeness definitely prevailed.” You can read...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] White Lung "In Your Home" Plus Interview With Director Justin Gradin

[BEST VIDEO EVER] White Lung “In Your Home” Plus Interview With Director Justin Gradin

Is there anything better in this world than a two-person horse costume? I know you didn’t even open your mouth to answer because you know that this is in fact a completely rhetorical question, as there is absolutely not anything better. No, not even nachos. Not even nachos with real cheese AND nacho cheese. Not...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Tim Cohen of The Fresh & Onlys

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Tim Cohen of The Fresh & Onlys

It’s my belief that sad songs truly make the world go around, or at the very least they help shepherd some of us out of bed and through our days and maybe back into bed but still, with their melancholy melodies and wistful words, they shepherd us nonetheless. By this logic The Fresh & Onlys...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops "The Second Summer Of Love"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops “The Second Summer Of Love”

The new Pink Mountaintops video for “The Second Summer Of Love” is full of cool things like fire and skateboarding and destruction of property, interspliced with grainy shots of a shirtless Steve McBean showing us cue cards of various song lyrics, which I can only hope is some sort of artistic homage to a similar...
[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Bleached with Zig Zags, Audacity, And LA Witch At The Echoplex On 6/27

[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Bleached with Zig Zags, Audacity, And LA Witch At The Echoplex On 6/27

Usually for these contests we just ask you guys to tweet us something moderately amusing in a fill-in-the-blank scenario and while that’s been fun and all (some of you are kind of funny, we guess), we’re going to change it up for this particular give-away. If you want to see Bleached this Friday, June 27th...
[BEST SONG EVER] Riff Raff "Jody 3 Moon"

[BEST SONG EVER] Riff Raff “Jody 3 Moon”

  I guess this is technically more of a skit than a song but who cares because really we should be referring to it as a goddamn masterpiece. “Jody 3 Moon” by Riff Raff, from the forthcoming album Neon Icon (out tomorrow on Mad Decent), is so good that I have stopped my three day...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Calvin Love Has A Lust For (A Nomadic) Life

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Calvin Love Has A Lust For (A Nomadic) Life

You know what I love? Yes, french fries, and yes, also baby goats, and yes, okay the television drama Nashville, but aside from all that? I love driving music. I love the kind of album you can put on in its entirety to soundtrack aimless driving, preferably at night, most preferably through winding roads and...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Premiere - Ice Cream "Plastic"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Premiere – Ice Cream “Plastic”

You know how when you watch an old movie, like say something with Lauren Bacall in it, and afterwards you find yourself speaking a bit more deeply and saying things like “What’s the big idea here?” and gravitating towards high-waist trousers and impractical hats (okay so maybe I watched The Big Sleep the other night...
[GUESS WHAT] Criminal Hygiene Is Going On Tour

[GUESS WHAT] Criminal Hygiene Is Going On Tour

The band responsible for our favorite 7 inch we have ever put out is going on tour! Criminal Hygiene will be rolling through your town (assuming you live in select cities in the Southwest, the Midwest, or Toronto, Canada), so be sure to check the dates below and show up to see them get too...