Author Archives: Angela Raiford

The Fast Road to Prominence: Will Hollywood & Vines Be the Next Arcade Fire?

It is hard to believe that a band that headlined both the Bonnaroo and the Outside Lands festivals this year was only formed in 2003. Their first album, Funeral, released in 2005, was named as one of NME’s best albums … Continue reading

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Illegal Substances Ruled Out of Winehouse Death

The unexpected and sudden death of Amy Winehouse has remained a mystery since she was found in her London apartment on July 23rd. Many outsiders suspected a drug overdose, while her family maintained that it was the opposite, stopping all … Continue reading

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Pukkelpop Marks Third Festival Stage Collapse

It has been a summer full of tragedy in terms of festival goers. The collapse of the Pukkelpop stage in Belgium on August 18 marked the third stage collapse of the summer. Five have been named dead and nearly 100 … Continue reading

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Chris Taylor Releases Believe From CANT

It was back in June when we first spoke about Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear and his new solo project. CANT, the moniker for Taylor’s project, was already rolling with a tracklisting and release date.

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Foster the People, Demi Lovato, B.o.B and OneRepublic Perform for ‘Do Something’

Scheduled to air this Thursday, August 18th on VH1, the 2011 Do Something! Awards are set to present enormous talent on their stage along with their outstanding nominees. Since they are VH1′s ‘You Oughta Know‘ artist of the moment and … Continue reading

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Coldplay Announces New Album: Mylo Xyloto

In a e-mail newsletter to fans on August 12th, Coldplay introduced their next album, to be titled Mylo Xyloto. True to Colplay’s new sense of musical direction and style, the meaning behind the title remains unknown.

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Listen to Beirut’s The Rip Tide in Its Entirety

Ahead of it’s August 30th release date, NPR is allowing listeners to hear Beirut’s new album, The Rip Tide in entirety. The Rip Tide seems to take a small cue from each of his previous albums.  For example, a hint … Continue reading

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Peter Kernel Breaks Things Up in Pop Music

It’s not very common to see a combination of Swiss and Canadian musicians, ever.  Now we have a band who has set out to reinterpret pop music. Peter Kernel is a Swiss-Canadian trio bringing the genre of noise pop into … Continue reading

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Best Coast Gives Out a Taste From Next LP

It was just a few days ago that MTV revealed the Drew Barrymore-directed video for “Our Deal” from Best Coast. They are hitting the headlines again with a sample from their next LP. Although front-liner Bethany Cosentino described the band’s … Continue reading

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Best Coast’s “Our Deal” Video Packed With Young Stars

Best Coast has been flooding the internet lately with their garage rock tunes from their 2010 debut Crazy For You. Fronted by Bethany Cosentino and backed by Bobby Bruno and Ali Koehler, Best Coast’s beachy sound and L.A. look are … Continue reading

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