[MP3] ARMS: “Tiger Tamer”

ARMS is pretty neat, I think, because it’s a bedroom project that sounds much greater in scope while still retaining a cool lo-fi mood. The mastermind behind it all is Todd Goldstein, the guitarist for the now-defunct Harlem Shakes, who will be digitally releasing ARMS’ debut album, Kids Aflame, in the U.S. this […]

It’s Halloween, so let’s party like only Will Smith can!

It’s Halloween everybody! BOO! Haha, so scary!! So as you’re putting the final touches on your refrigerator costume or Balloon Boy outfit (or if you’re just sitting around eating candy), make sure to get down with Will Smith like it’s 1988. Also like you live on “Elm Street” and you’re in the middle […]

Death Cab, Sea Wolf, more playing Hot Topic for New Moon

Remember when I called the Twilight: New Moon Hot Topic tour “the worst plan of all things ever planned?” Well back then, the thought was these good bands (Death Cab, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, etc.) would tour Hot Topic stores in support of the new teen vampire movie they […]

[MP3] Athlete: “Don’t Hold Your Breath”…(and other relevant news)

I won’t lie – I’ve been an Athlete fan for quite some time now. While inconsistencies have no doubt been a major problem for the British quartet, they still manage to capture my attention with several songs. “Tourist” and “Airport Disco”, in particular, always renew my faith in Athlete’s ability when they come […]

Frightened Rabbit set to release third album in March 2010

Frightened Rabbit, the awesome Scottish band that seems to be perpetually going through a bad break up, is coming out with a new album! It’s going to be called The Winter of Mixed Drinks (natch), and it’s due out in March 2010.

The band will also set out on a “full North American […]

Hey look it’s the trailer for the new Clint Eastwood movie or whatever

So Clint Eastwood has a movie coming out called Invictus, and it’s so Oscar Baitey that it makes Crash look like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. It stars Morgan Freeman and a blond Matt Damon, and the first official trailer was released today.

I like Oscar-type movies, the snob I am, but after watching this…seriously? […]

[MP3] New Collider: “Time Concerns”

Our friends from a former KR “Keep an Eye On…” feature, San Fransisco’s Collider, recently contacted us about a new, free, digital single they’ve released to the public in anticipation of their new album, set to drop December 31, 2009. The single is called “Time Concerns” (there’s also a bonus track called “Modern […]

Go See: Liam Finn & Eliza Jane with Miracle Fortress

D.C., we got a grand one coming our way, and it is NOT sold out yet, so get your inner motors going and purchase a ticket to see Liam Finn & Eliza Jane perform November 3 at the Rock N Roll Hotel along with one of my favorites, Miracle Fortress (the project of […]

[MP3] Me’shell Ndegeocello: “Bright Shiny Morning”

This track is for all you haters who think we aren’t diverse enough ’round these KR parts. Well, lemme tell ya, we listen to a plethora of different genres within our little indie music world, so don’t think we limit ourselves to a certain type. While, obviously, we have preferences (including differences among […]

Los Campesinos! announce new album details!

I’ll be honest: I’ve never been too big a fan of Los Campesinos! It was just one of those bands I never really went out of my way to listen to, and as much as people seemed to like them, I simply never had much of a desire to check them out.

But […]