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The Broken West vist KUT Today!

Tune in at 2pm Central time today, 10/1, to hear The Broken West live on Austin's KUT! The band is heading home for a few short weeks, but will hit the road again before you know it (aka November)! November 11/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland 11/08 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 11/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 11/11 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern Now or Heaven is in stores now.   More >

See Pictures of Oakley Hall Live at Webster Hall

Oakley Hall played at Webster Hall with Calexico and Brooklyn Vegan has some great pictures (including the one above). See Oakley Hall live, and order a copy of I'll Follow You. 10/23 New York, NY @ 92nd St Y - w/Charlie Louvin 10/25 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge - Merge CMJ showcase!   More >

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour Surprise Date!

Did you really expect the much-anticipated Holiday Surprise Tour not to have an Athens date? Georgians and non-Georgians alike can head down to Ciné on October 7th to catch the world premiere of the "Major Organ and the Adding Machine" short film by Joey Foreman and Eric Harris, followed by the Elephant 6 Orchestra's first presentation of the tour event of the Fall! Places in time and space: 10/07 Athens, GA @ Ciné 10/09 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 10/11 NYC, NY @ Knitting Factory 10/12 Boston, MA @ The Church 10/14 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery 10/15 New Haven, CT @ The Space 10/16 Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase 10/17 Rochester, NY @ the Bug Jar 10/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox 10/19 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center 10/20 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room - Crofoot 10/21 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 10/22 Bloomington, IN @ Cinemat 10/23 Lexington, KY @ University of Kentucky 10/15 NYC, NY @ Mercury Lounge (The Music Tapes only)   More >

Brian Wilson + Zooey Deschanel

From Myspace's Artist on Artist series: Brian Wilson & Zooey Deschanel chat with each other for a spell: I'm resisting the urge to go super-fanboy on this one, but it's pretty well-known that The Beach Boys are my favorite band of all-time (and That Lucky Old Sun is a damn good record, if we need more contemporary commentary).  I also, as it happens, enjoy the record Volume One by She & Him quite a bit!  Ergo, this interview is something that I, and those who feel similarly, would enjoy watching. wilson   More >

Conor Oberst on World Cafe

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band will be on NPR's World Cafe today! Check your local listings for airtime or listen live beginning at 2pm EST at wxpn.org. Update: Listen to the session!   More >

Kelly Rosebuds Does Comedy!

photo courtesy of Tim Lutvinenko Kelly Crisp will perform tomorrow evening (Tuesday, September 16) at Sound Fix Records in Williamsburg for the weekly show Roar Shack. Sound Fix Records 110 Bedford Avenue and N.   More >

The Broken West & Portastatic in Stores Today!

Happy Release day, y'all! Portastatic - Some Small History on Pitchfork The Broken West - Now or Heaven on AV Club You can pick up these new releases at your local record shop or the Merge Store   More >

Release week fun with The Music Tapes!

"So, I like to read with a candle on my chest during the wintertime." Largehearted Boy has a list of Julian Koster's reading recommendations. "Unless you’re already a Music Tapes fan, chances are you haven’t experienced anything quite as exquisitely raw, effortlessly transportive, and charmingly distinct in a long time." Tiny Mix Tapes gave Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes a score of Eureka! You Ain't No Picasso featured videos of "Television Tell Us" and "Majesty" from the band's Athens PopFest appearance last weekend! Visit your local record store or order Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes from Merge Mail Order!   More >

The Rosebuds vs. Hood Internet

Hood Internet did a mashup/remix of The Rosebuds' "Get Up Get Out." The Rosebuds will perform at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC on August 29th with Superchunk to raise money for the Cy Rawls Benevolence Fund.   More >

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band hit Amoeba!

CONOR OBERST is in stores this week, and the band is celebrating with a few special in-store performances! Below is a clip from the Amoeba San Francisco performance, thanks to Bamboo Nation. The band is appearing tonight on The Tonight Show, so set your DV-R! Future in-stores include: 08/08 Nashville, TN Grimey's at 6 PM CST 08/12 New York, NY Other Music at 1 PM EST (look for an Other Music in-store episode soon after this performance)   More >

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Andorra makes the Short List!

Caribou - Andorra was included on the 2008 Polaris Short List! We're very proud of Dan for making it this far and hope the album wins! Check out the other nominees HERE. Order Andorra HERE!   More >

The Making of Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band from Conor Oberst+Mystic Valley Band on Vimeo. Preorder Conor Oberst HERE!   More >