TV On The Radio Use Rhapsody To Stream Album

Early reviews of TV On The Radio’s eagerly anticipated fourth LP, Nine Types of Light, has started to trickle in, with Spin calling it “Important Music for Important Times.” Now, with the album’s release less than a week away, TV On Radio have decided to stream the album via Rhapsody. You can also pre-order the album from iTunes HERE.

In just a few days, the band will hit the road for a massive spring tour that will take them across the country and to numerous European festivals too. Full tour dates below.


April 8 || Philadelphia, PA || Electric Factory
April 9 || Charlottesville, VA || Jefferson Theatre
April 10 || Baltimore, MD || Ram’s Head Live
April 12 || Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg **
April 13 || New York, NY || Radio City Music Hall
April 15 || Providence, RI || Brown University
April 16 || Boston, MA || House of Blues
April 16 || Boston, MA|| Newbury Comics (Record Store Day)
April 17 || Montreal, Quebec || Metropolis
April 18 || Toronto, Ontario || Sound Academy
April 20 || Detroit, MI || St. Andrew’s Hall
April 22 || Chicago, IL || Metro
April 23 || Minneapolis, MN || First Avenue
April 24 || Minneapolis, MN || First Avenue
April 26 || Denver, CO || Ogden Theatre
April 29 || San Francisco, CA || The Independent **
April 30 || San Francisco, CA || The Independent **
May 2 || San Diego, CA || 4th and B
May 3 || Los Angeles, CA || Music Box**
June 22 || Zagreb, Croatia || T-Mobile Inmusic Festival
June 23 || Munich, Germany || Muffathalle
June 24 || Berlin, Germany || Astra
June 27 || Manchester, England || Academy 2
June 28 || Glasgow, GBR || 02ABC
June 30 || Werchter, Belgium || Rock Werchter
July 1 || St. Gallen, Switzerland || St. Gallen Festival
July 3 || London, England || Wireless Festival
July 4 || Amsterdam, Holland || Paradiso
July 5 || Cologne, Germany || Live Music Hall
July 8 || Bilbao, Spain || BBK Live Festival
July 9 || Lisbon, Portugal || Alive Festival
July 13 || Paris, France || Olympia
July 17 || Chicago, IL || Pitchfork Music Festival
August 28 || St. Louis, MO || LouFest Music Festival
**New Dates Just Announced


The Beatles Are Finally Available On iTunes!

The Beatles are finally moving to the digital era with the release of their 13 studio albums. These albums, including “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Revolver,” “The Beatles [The White Album],” and “Abbey Road”, will be available as iTunes LPs and they also include a mini-documentary for each record.”We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” said Sir Paul McCartney. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.” Not only that, but you can stream the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964” concert for free!

Check it out in the iTunes store or here!

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Release Exclusive iTunes Session


On November 30th, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros released a new iTunes Session- available exclusively through the iTunes store.  A six-song collection recorded at EastWest Studio in Los Angeles, the session features reworked, unique versions of some of the band’s most memorable songs found on their debut album, “Up From Below.”  The release also includes a previously unrecorded live show favorite, “Fire & Water.”

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will wrap up 2010 by playing a handful of US shows, including KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on December 12th.  The band will kick off 2011 with a trip to Australia and New Zealand for Big Day Out.

iTunes Session tracklist and future tour dates for the band below:

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – iTunes Session

1.  Up From Below

2.  Janglin’

3.  40 Day Dream

4.  Fire & Water

5.  Brother

6.  Desert Song

Upcoming Tour Dates

Dec 12    Gibson Amphitheater                                     Universal City, CA

Jan 21     Big Day Out: Auckland                                   Auckland, NZ

Jan 23     Big Day Out at Gold Coast Parklands       Gold Coast, AUS

Jan 26     Big Day Out: Sydney                                       Sydney, AUS

Jan 27     Big Day Out: Sydney                                       Sydney, AUS

Jan 28     The Forum Sydney                                          Moore Park, AUS

Jan 30     Big Day Out: Melbourne                                Melbourne, AUS

Feb 1       The Forum Melbourne                                   Melbourne, AUS

Feb 4       Big Day Out: Adelaide                                     Adelaide, AUS

Feb 6       Big Day Out: Perth                                            Perth, AUS

Rival Schools Release First Single In A Decade

Rejoice. With their first studio album since 2001’s United by Fate, New York rock outfit Rival Schools, release their first single for Pedals, due out March 8, 2011. In an effort to satiate those in wait for the past ten years, the song, “Shot After Shot,” is out now on Itunes as a deluxe single, featuring both the original and acoustic versions, along with the video and a b-side, “Arranged Marriages.”

Check out the official video for “Shot After Shot.”



Quiet Company “Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon”

 Meet another one of our talented new writers, Krista De La Rosa!

Never before have I ever listened to a 15-album track and felt a rush of emotion within each track.  From the classic chills running through the body to the unconscious clapping of the hands to the beat, Quiet Company has accomplished one of the most beautiful, harmonic sounds that have ever graced Texas.  Quiet Company lives to their title and has various “company” singing throughout their entire album.  From friends to the leader singer’s wife, their melodic voices make this album a refreshing indie sensation.  Their sound is much like The New Frontiers meeting Ben Gibbard at the local cafe, but what is so special about QC is how they have their own unique sound that will swoon all listeners within their first track.  You can hear the passion QC has to offer within each track and that is the most beautiful part about listening and writing about their music.  Instruments ranging from the organ to the glockenspiel to the harmonica, QC embedded every instrument every so smoothly into this album.  The one thing I loved most about this album was the title of each track.  Track #2, “It’s Better to Spend Money Like There’s No Tomorrow Than Spend Tonight Like There’s No Money,” is the one-track title I love the most.  Such a long title with a catchy meaning gets even better:  The actual song, itself, is as great as the combination of the two.  This Austin, Texas band is one to remember, for they only have a great career ahead of themselves with such a talented and passionate sound. 

I am not one to graciously give an album review 100%, but this album really got the best of me the second I pushed play on my iTunes.  This album is going down as one of my most favorable albums.  Do your ears a favor and buy ‘Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon’ album on their personal web page . You will not regret it, I promise.  I rarely ever make promises, so trust me on this. 

Also, if you are in the neighborhoods of Texas, be sure to catch Quiet Company live at the following places:

 07/31- Austin, TX @ Antones
08/14- San Antonio, TX
09/04- Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
09/11- San Marcos, TX @ Bar 141


Regina Spektor to Release New Album

It has been quite sometime since we’ve heard from songstress Regina Spektor. About to release her new album titled ‘Far’ out June 23rd on Sire Records, Spektor has already reached the number 20 spot on itunes within the first day of preorder. I remember the first time I saw or even heard her play. She opened for The Strokes on their tour for ‘Room on Fire’ at the theater at Madison Square Garden. Then she was just a girl with a keyboard, a snare drum and a voice. Most memorably, she performed a song called ‘Reading Time with Pickle’. It is completely amazing how much she has grown since then.  ‘Far’  like all Regina Spektor albums, is worth picking up.

You can catch Regina Spektor on tour starting in NYC on June 17th. From there she is off to Europe.

‘Far’  Tracklisting

01. The Calculation
02. Eet
03. Blue Lips
04. Folding Chair
05. Machine
06. Laughing With
07. Human Of The Year
08. Two Birds
09. Dance Anthem Of The 80’s
10. Genius Next Door
11. Wallet
12. One More Time With Feeling
13. Man Of A Thousand Faces

Tour Dates for Regina Spektor:

06/17 – New York City – Beacon Theatre
06/26 – UK – Glastonbury Festival
06/29 – London – Serpentine Sessions
07/01 – Paris, France – Le Batacian
07/02 – Cologne, France – Gloria
07/04 – Belgium – Werchter Festival
07/06 – Hamburg – Grunspan
07/07 – Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
07/09 – Sweden – Hultsfred Festival
07/11 – Ireland – Oxegen Festival
07/12 – Scotland – T in the Park Festival
07/14 – Amsterdam – Paradiso
07/15 – Milan, Italy – Villa Arconati
07/17 – UK – Latitude Festival

Watch Regina’s Video for ‘Dance Anthem of the 80’s’

Check out Regina Spektor on Myspace