Siren Music Festival Celebrates 10 Years, Announces Lineup

Coney Island’s best, biggest, and only festival is celebrating 10 years at the iconic location. The Siren Music Festival is set to take place on July 17th in everyone’s favorite summer hot stop. The festival, which is in it’s 10th year, is starting to announce a few bands that are slated to play this year. Amongst the performers announced so far are Surfer Blood, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Matt and Kim, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem. More bands are to be released soon, but the lineup so far looks pretty amazing to us.

The festival is FREE as it is every year, and it’s always packed, so you better make sure you plan to get there early. Siren Music Festival has been booking the coolest acts since the beginning. Past performers include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peaches, Modest Mouse, !!!, TV on the Radio, Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon, Brendan Benson, VHS or Beta, Tapes ‘N Tapes, We Are Scientists, Dr. Dog, White Rabbits, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Ra Ra Riot, Islands, Beach House, and Bear Hands just to name a few.

Who knows what additions will be made to the lineup this year.


Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to Drop “Bricks” Early Next Year

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have always been on the watch list of notable indie releases. Leo and the boys are set to release their newest album titled The Brutalist Bricks on March 9, 2010, which will be released on their new home, Matador Records. While no tracklisting has been leaked yet and details are still a bit sparse, the label is offering fans a chance to download the first single “Even Heroes Have To Die,” for free via Matador’s website. The track shows a more mature side of the Pharmacists though does not lose the spirit and sound of the band that we have come to known and love. With acoustic guitars blending with a bit of indie punk, Leo’s voice is catchier than ever. This is certainly an album to be excited about for ’10!