May Albums

Nicky Hug
May 31, 2013
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As summer approaches, new music is abundant. Here are a few of the albums I've been enjoying during the past month or so: cigar shop   "Modern Vampires in the City" - Vampire Weekend With their third... Read more »

The National Releases Details About Their Sixth Studio Album

Nicky Hug
March 21, 2013
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Indie rock band out of Cincinnati, Ohio, The National, have detailed their upcoming album. The LP, Trouble Will Find Me, is to be released on May 21st via 4AD Records.   The album, which has been in the works since the band finished their 2010-2011... Read more »

New Music Tuesdays: Frightened Rabbit – “Pedestrian Verse”

Nicky Hug
February 5, 2013
Filed under Music Blog, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Frightened Rabbit have raised the bar for Scottish music, at least in America. Proving to be more popular in the US than in their native country, the band has become known for their indie-rock sound and, more notably, for their depressing and starkly honest lyrics. On... Read more »

Vampire Weekend Releases Details About Upcoming Third Album

Nicky Hug
February 4, 2013
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Anyone happening to scan the New York Times this morning was in for a surprise if they wandered into the "Lost and Found" section. A small entry in the column advertised something called "Modern Vampires in the City" on May 7, 2013. This turned out to be indie-rockers Vampire Weekend's innovative method... Read more »

February Releases

Nicky Hug
February 4, 2013
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As we head out of January and into February, I have compiled a list of the albums that will be released this month that I have heard snippets of and am excited for. This is by no means a complete list but hopefully it will give you something to look forward to each week.   Some highlights... Read more »

Missed January Releases

Nicky Hug
January 31, 2013
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Tons of great albums come out every month and with such little time to dedicate to full reviews of each and, with January coming to an end, I thought  I would take today to give a few thoughts on some of my favorite albums from the past month.   Criminal Hygiene – CRMNL HYGNE... Read more »

New Music Tuesdays: Local Natives – “Hummingbird”

Nicky Hug
January 29, 2013
Filed under Music Blog, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Often, new bands are immediately defined by a few characteristics; which of their contemporaries they sound like, who they tour with, and the time they emerge in. This can pigeon-hole bands, forcing a label on them that might not aptly describe the band ascetic or intentions.  When Local Native's... Read more »

Daft Punk Signs to Columbia, Releasing New Album in May

Nicky Hug
January 28, 2013
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Ground-breaking French half-human, half-robot electronic music duo Daft Punk will reportedly release the follow-up to 2005's Human After All this May.   According to an... Read more »

“The Terror” Hits Stores April 1

Nicky Hug
January 24, 2013
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In what might be an elaborate (and early) April Fools Prank – I wouldn't put it past a band that sold gummy skulls and fetuses – The Flaming Lips have announced the release of their 13th proper studio album, The Terror. The album, set for release on... Read more »

New Music Tuesdays: Toro Y Moi – “Anything in Return”

Nicky Hug
January 22, 2013
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Chazwick Bundick is a hard act to pin down, musically. The multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer and songwriter rose to fame during the "summer of chillwave" in 2009 and released his debut album under the name Toro Y Moi, Causers of This, shortly thereafter... Read more »

Anyone Want to Buy a Church?

Nicky Hug
January 18, 2013
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Arcade Fire announced earlier today that they would be selling the church that they recorded their last two albums, Neon Bible and The Suburbs. The church, located in Farnham, Quebec, was purchased in 2005 by Arcade Fire to record the follow-up to their fantastic debut Funeral.... Read more »

New Radiohead / Atoms for Peace Mix Released for Dazed and Confused

Nicky Hug
January 17, 2013
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In what should come as good news to any fans of Radiohead or Thom Yorke's  solo / side - group Atoms for Peace, new material has surfaced in the form of almost half-hour long mix created by Yorke for Dazed... Read more »