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[new music roundup] 5.7.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week, including new stuff from Mikal Cronin, She & Him, Tom O’dell, and the highly anticipated soundtrack for the Baz Luhrmann Film: The Great Gatsby.  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for more new music.

Deerhunter//Monomania

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Mikal Cronin//MCII

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Noah and the Whale//Heart of Nowhere

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Savages//Silence Yourself

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She & Him//Volume 3

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Still Corners//Strange Pleasures

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Tom Odell//Long Way Down

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Various Artists//Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film: The Great Gatsby (soundtrack)

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A few more worth a listen:
Aziz Ansari//Dangerously Delicious
Fitz and the Tantrums//More Than Just a Dream
Little Boots//Nocturnes
The Uncluded//Hokey Fright
Talib Kweli//Prisoner of Conscious

[new music roundup] 9.25.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including a new EP from the Dum Dum Girls and the latest Mumford & Sons.  As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for the rest of the week’s new releases.

 

Colossal Yes//Loosen the Lead and Spoil the Dogs

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Dum Dum Girls//End of Daze

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Efterklang//Piramida

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Jason Collett//Reckon

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Mumford & Sons//Babel

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Murder By Death//Bitter Drink Bitter Moon

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Sera Cahoone//Deer Creek Canyon

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A few more worth checking out:
deadmau5//Album Title Goes Here
Dragonette//Bodyparts
Lupe Fiasco//Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap
The Soft Pack//Strapped
Talib Kweli//Prisoner Of Conscious
Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore//YOKOKIMTHURSTON

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

CMJ 2012

CMJ Music Marathon is set to take over New York City this year, from Oct. 16 – 20.  This is one of my bucket list festivals and though i’ve never been, I highly recommend it.  CMJ may lack the “big names” you find at Coachella and Lollapalooza, but totally makes up for it with shear volume.  There are soooo many bands and artists playing, it’s actually a bit nerve wrecking, trying to decide which acts to see.  But what really makes CMJ rad, is the music discovery aspect.  This is where you’ll see the next “big name” and it will be in a random Manhattan basement with 10 other lucky people.

With that said, the initial music lineup was recently announced and it includes some of my favorites, including Exitmusic, GenerationalsGeographerGZAThe LuyasMNDRThe Mountain GoatsTalib Kweli, and The Walkmen.  Check out the complete list below and be sure to check in often with CMJ for more updates.

2012 CMJ Music Marathon Lineup (so far)
7 Estrelo
Aan
Amy Bezunartea
Anberlin
Andy Suzuki & The Method
Apollo Run
Arthur Beatrice
At Sea
Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew
Beacon
Bear Hands
Beast Patrol
Bend Sinister
Bertrand Burgalat
Black Milk
The Blakes
Blaudzun
Bonde De Role
Brainstorm
Busy Living
The Catch Fire
Cemeteries
Communist Daughter
Country Mice
Cruiser
Daniel Dexter
Deap Vally
Debo Band
Dent May
Die!Die!Die!
Dinowalrus
Dirty Fences
Disorder
Dog Bite
Dog Is Dead
Dope D.O.D.
Duologue
Dusted
The English Beat
Exitmusic
Fenster
Filligar
Find Vienna
The Flying Eyes
The Foot.
Foreign Fields
Fort Frances
Foxygen
The Front Bottoms
Generationals
Geographer
Get People
Ghost Wave
Gold Fields
The Good Natured
Gospels
GummiHz
Half Moon Run
Happy People
Hey Marseilles
High Highs
Hilotrons
The Hounds Below
Housse de Racket
The Intelligence
Into It. Over It.
Io Echo
Isaac Delusion
J*Davey
Jacob Jeffries Band
Jennifer O’Connor
Jensen Sportag
Jim White
JJAMZ
Karl Hendricks Trio
Kyla La Grange
Labyrinth Ear
The Laurels
Le Blorr
Leaf Bird
Leagues
Leopold and his Fiction
Lescop
Levek
Lily and the Parlour Tricks
The Love Language
The Luyas
Ma’am
Magmana
Main Attrakionz
Mansions
ME
Mean Creek
Men and Whales
Mercies
Metalleg
METZ
Michna
The Midnight Beast
Mike Simonetti
Millionyoung
MNDR
Moon Hooch
Moon King
Mount Moriah
My Dear Mycroft
My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult
Nneka
NO
Oddisee
Opossom
Paul Collins
Physical Therapy
Pissed Jeans
Poor Moon
The Postelles
Psychic Twin
Pujol
RackNRuin
Rebecca Gates
Reigning Sound
Reptile Youth
Res
Robert Glasper
Roomrunner
Rudimental
Rumors
Rush Midnight
Salt to Bitters
Schoepp & The Shades
Sea Wolf
Sean Nicholas Savage
Sean Price
Selebrities
Septicflesh
Shark?
Sinkane
Skaters
Skinny Lister
Skipping Girl Vinegar
Slam Donahue
Slowdance
Solid Gold
The Spits
The Stepkids
Strange Talk
Such Hounds
T.H. White
Talib Kweli
Tauk
Tempers
Tim Foljahn
Tiny Victories
Tom Lark
Tomorrow’s World
TOPS
Trapper
Turf War
Twin Tigers
Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
U.S. Royalty
The Ugly Club
Unicorn Kid
The Virginmarys
Vockah Redu
Von Haze
Way Yes
We Can’t Enjoy Ourselves
Wild Child
William Tyler
Woodsman
World’s End Press
Woz
Yan Wagner
You Won’t
Young Buffalo
Young Evils
Zulu Pearls

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[hot off the press] SXSW 2012

SXSW is right around the corner (March 9 – 18) and the music schedule is is now live.

Other than CMJ, this is by far the best music festival in the US.  I don’t have the time and/or patience to list the hundreds of bands announced to play, but some of my favorites include: Alabama Shakes, Built to Spill, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, The Drums, Bear In Heaven, Deerhoof, The War on Drugs, Miniature Tigers, SBTRKT, Best Coast, M. Ward, Youth Lagoon, Tennis, Dan Deacon, Lana Del Rey, The Ting Tings, YACHT, Band of Skulls, White Rabbits, Freelance Whales, and Sharon Van Etten.

You can view the music schedule here and more general festival info here.

[CMJ 2011] First Round of Artists Announced

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival just recently announced the first round of artists scheduled to play this year.  The initial lineup is fantastic and full of personal favorites—Portugal. The Man, Givers, Zola Jesus, Talib Kweli, Dum Dum Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Braids… just to name a few.

If you’re not familiar with CMJ, take my word for it, DON’T MISS THIS FESTIVAL.  I personally can’t think of a finer music festival in the US.  Not only is it your chance to catch an insane amount of live music, full of up-and-coming buzz bands that you get to enjoy before they lay claim to a swath of Grammys, but it just happens to also take place in one the world’s greatest cities.

I told myself last year I wasn’t going to miss 2011…let’s just say I’m already saving up for next year.  But don’t miss out on my account.  You can purchase badges here, peep the plethora of previously-announced industry-stacked panels here, and keep checking back here for more CMJ 2011 news.  CMJ is set for Oct. 18 – 22 in NYC, but in the meantime, familiarize yourself with the initial lineup below and enjoy some tunes along the way.

Artists playing CMJ 2011:
Portugal. The Man
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Neon Indian
Wombats
Wild Flag
Metronomy
Talib Kweli
Givers ♫ Up Up Up ♫
Zola Jesus  ♫ Night ♫
Class Actress
Dum Dum Girls
Art Vs. Science
Viva Brother
Davila 666
Eleanor Friedberger
EMA
Jean Grae
Pharoahe Monch
Unknown Mortal Orchestra  ♫ How Can You Luv Me ♫
US Royalty
Datarock
Kermit Ruffins
Parlotones
Kvelertak
Sea of Bees
Handsome Furs
Memoryhouse
Kevin Devine
Braids  ♫ Lemonade ♫