Tag Archives: MGMT

Festival News: Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here!

8 Jan

Just dropped this evening, the 2014 Coachella lineup. Take a look and maybe I’ll see you out in Indio this April.  Pretty strong from top to bottom and boy oh boy are there some gems in the tiny font.

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New Music Tuesday! @Grouplove, @JackJohnson, @whoisMGMT, @TNAF and more!

17 Sep

Gotta love new music Tuesday’s in September as a heap of anticipated albums are all dropping and this week is pretty solid.

Grouplove – Spreading Rumours

Jack Johnson – From Here To Now To You

MGMT – MGMT

The Naked and Famous – In Rolling Waves

The Roots and Elvis Costello – Wise Up Ghost

Royal Bangs – Brass

The Presets – Pacifica

Island – Ski Masks

Heck, even Toad The Wet Sprocket are back with New Constellation

2013 Firefly Festival Lineup has arrived

19 Feb

That Festival in Delaware, yeah Firefly has done it again with another solid lineup. From top to bottom fans should be jacked up about this one. Lots and lots of great up and coming bands. This is the week after Bonnaroo (which drops its lineup today too) so expect to see many similar artists.

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If you want to watch the video, check it out below but just a warning, it is looooong.

New Music: NewVillager

29 Aug

I’m enamored with NewVillager’s self titled album that dropped earlier this month.  And to be completely honest, I have no idea why but I seriously cannot stop listening to it.  Perhaps it is the vocals in general that are pushed so gracefully or maybe it is the playful harmonies that will easily bring a smile to your face.  Courtesy of multi-instrumentalists Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini, NewVillager’s debut album has it all, from quirky guitars and power synths to flat out rhythm that will get that beat going inside of you.

As for my favorite track so far, “Upholder.”

If you are a fan of Empire of the Sun, MGMT and CULTS, you will definitely dig NewVillager.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 19 Days – Artist of the Day: Chiddy Bang

21 May

What’s not to love about Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin, the duo who make up the hip-hop group Chiddy Bang.  I like many first heard of these guys from their song “Opposite of Adults” which sampled MGMT song “Kids” and pushed them to stardom.  Having also sampled Radiohead, Tinie Tempah, Sufjan Stevens and Passion Pit into their repertoire, be on the look-out for a full length album very soon.  Bonnaroo be ready, these boys are coming to give a spark to Saturday afternoon.

Saturday 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM – This Tent

Just Released: Outside Lands 2011 Line-up

11 Apr

Just released, check out the line-up for Outside Lands Festival August 12-14 in San Francisco.  Should be an incredible three days with Phish, Muse and Arcade Fire headlining.  Throw in The Black Keys, Deadmau5, The Roots, Foster The People, The Decemberists, Girl Talk, MGMT, Beirut, Arctict Monkeys, STS9, Warren Haynes, Big Boi, The Original Meters, Major Lazer, !!!, Joy Formidable, Toro Y Moi, The Original Meters and a whole lot more, you have yourselves a pretty sick group of musicians.

Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

20 Jan

Earlier this week Chicago indie rockers Smith Westerns released their second LP Dye It Blonde.  With an upbeat retro rock and pop sound (think 60s and glam rock eras), they kill it with whinny guitar riffs and not complex lyrics to put together a disc full of catchy tunes.  Having been on tour in the past with Girls and MGMT, check this trio out as headliners rather than being known as the supporting act.  Listen to the title track “Weekend” as well as “End of the Night” and “Dance Away.”