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Ladybug Transistor @ The Knitting Factory!

The Ladybug Transistor Spectrum (featuring Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3) The Instruments Saturday, January 26th 2008 at The Knitting Factory 74 Leonard Street New York NY Advance tickets available now here   More >

New Arcade Fire video!

Arcade Fire have released a new video for "Black Mirror" from Neon Bible! Featuring interactive audio "toggles", and a giant head! Click here to enjoy!   More >

"Melody Day" on Ugly Betty!

Caribou's "Melody Day" will be part of the soundtrack to tonight's episode of Ugly Betty! Tune in while TV is still fresh!   More >

The Rosebuds "Push It"

The Rosebuds released a cover of Salt N' Pepa's "Push It!" Some of you may think of the skating rink, while others might remember your college dorm room, and I suppose it's possible that some of you have never heard this song, but we can all agree it kicks ass! Video above, and you can download the mp3 here! See The Rosebuds on tour this weekend! 01.16.2008 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 01.17.2008 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel 01.18.2008 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 01.19.2008 Hoboken NJ Maxwell's And grab your copy of Night of the Furies here!   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists (staff): WIlson Fuller

Wilson Fuller (mailorder/digital assets manager) The Ladybug Transistor/Lucksmiths/Still Flyin'- LIVE @ Duke Coffeehouse (10/1/07) Au Revoir Simone BMFD Bowerbirds Feist The National New Magnetic Wonder Panda Bear SLGTM Springsteen St.   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists (staff): Charlotte Walton

Charlotte Walton (Chief Financial Officer) 1 Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge 2 Club 8 - The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Dreaming 3 Iron and Wine - Shepherd's Dog 4 Bishop Allen - The Broken String 5 Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara 6 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky 7 Little Name - How To Live and Swim 8 Loney, Dear - Loney, Noir 9 The Clientele - God Save The Clientele 10 Elliott Smith - New Moon   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists (staff): Jack Ball

Jack Ball (Production Manager/Soccer Hooligan) My top 10 music (I do have a top 10 of best soccer games of the year, but that might bore everyone.): 1.   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists (staff): Mac McCaughan

Mac McCaughan (Merge co-owner/Portastatic/Superchunk) Been fretting over Top 10s of late...a lot of great stuff came out this year and I don't think I can get it down to 10! And as usual I'm including no Merge releases, which I naturally listened to more than anything else...so without too much analyzing, these kept making their way back into the player over and over this year: Dirty Projectors - Rise Above Feist - The Reminder Panda Bear - Person Pitch New Pornographers - Challengers Bill Callahan - Woke On a Whaleheart Shins - Wincing the Night Away The National - Boxer Bruce Springsteen - Magic Robert Wyatt - Comicopera Okkervil River - The Stage Names and all tied for #11...: Tracey Thorn - Out of the Woods Bishop Allen - The Broken String Caetano Veloso - Ce LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Kevin Drew - Spirit If... Robert Plant / Allison Krauss - Raising Sand Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War Loney Dear - Loney Noir Majik Markers - Boss Wilco - Sky Blue Sky Man o' man like I said too much great stuff to narrow it down! And surpsingly "indie" when I look at it now -- a great year for indie rock whatever that means, and i think you do.   More >

Charity Auction ending soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who donated items, helped spread the word and bid on our charity auction this year! We've raised over $2000 for Oxfam America and The Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina. We put up the last three items to close out this year's auction.   More >

Wye Oak Live!

In addition to our big announcement regarding Wye Oak, we thought you might like a sneak peak at their live prowess! Catch them on the road beginning this weekend! Tour dates here!   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Ross Flournoy

Ross Flournoy from The Broken West shares his favorite releases of 2007 ("in no particular order"): LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga The Clientele - God Save the Clientele Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If... Okkervil River - The Stage Names Oakley Hall - I'll Follow You Iron & Wine - The Shepard's Dog Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall The National - Boxer Trans Am - Sex Change The Broken West plan to head into the studio early in 2008 and hope to have a new album ready by the fall.   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Ivan Howard

Ivan Howard of The Rosebuds chimes in with his personal Top 10 List Of Musical Events of 2007: Here is my Top 10 List Of Musical Events for me in 2007.   More >

Oakley Hall Daytrotter Session!

Oakley Hall recently stopped in to the Daytrotter studios to record four songs previously found on I'll Follow You and Gypsum Strings! Take a listen HERE! And did we mention the Charity Auction is still happening? Arcade Fire and Essex Green swag is up now!   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Daniel Bejar

Dan Bejar has a new Destroyer album on the way in 2008 - Trouble In Dreams will be released on March 18th - but here a a few of his favorite things from 2007: Frog Eyes - Tears Of The Valedictorian Cass McCombs - Dropping The Writ Bill Callahan - Woke On A Waleheart Robert Wyatt - Comicopera Robert Pollard - Coast to Coast Carpet of Love The Clientele - God Save The Clientele Babyshambles - Shotter's Nation Plush - Take A Chance (video); I Sing Silence (rough mix) Devon Williams - A Truce/Elevator (7") Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Gary, Steve and Jeffrey from Big Dipper!

We'll be releasing a 3-disc Big Dipper retrospective in March and the band will be re-forming for some shows in April! Check out an mp3 of She's Fetching! Gary Waleik's Top 10(s): Top Ten LP's I've rediscovered now that I've reconnected my turntable: 1) Here Come the Warm Jets - Brian Eno 2) A Different Kind of Tension - Buzzcocks 3) Ringo - Ringo Starr 4) Volume, Contrast, Brilliance - The Monochrome Set 5) Aphrodesia - Jackie Gleason 6) Chairs Missing - Wire 7) June 1, 1974 - Kevin Ayers 8) A Nice Pair - Pink Floyd 9) Lolita Nation - Game Theory 10) You Broke My Heart in Seventeen Places - Tracy Ullman Top Ten Wax Cylinders I've Rediscovered Now That I've Repaired the Victrola: 1) Man Will Never Walk on the Moon - Grumpy Gus and His Nattering Naysayers 2) Prohibition is Next to Godliness - The Idle Rich Christian Women's Abstinence League Choir 3) The Depression is Good for People Like You and Me - Bootstrap Bob and the Blue Collar Self-Haters 4) I Foresee a Time Fifty Years Hence When a Band Called Guided By Voices Emerges from Dayton, Ohio - Honolulu Slim 5) Lye Soap Blues - The Yonkers Boys Choir 6) Gee, Ain't Mississippi Swell? - The Hudson Bay Chorus 7) Young, Loud and Snotty - Dead Boys 8) A Tribute to Lightnin' Hopkins - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 9) The Hanukkah Variations - Richard Wagner 10) You're A Grand Old Flag - Theodore Roosevelt and the Fifty Ninth United States Congress Glee Club Steve Michener's Top 10 Music Business deaths in 2007: 1)Lee Hazlewood....What can you say? He discovered Duane Eddy and gave Nancy Sinatra a career.   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Caribou

Caribou (aka Dan Snaith) made his Merge debut in 2007 with his stunning new album Andorra, which means he gets his first shot at a Merge Year End Top 10 list.   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Britt Daniel

Britt Daniel of Spoon shares his 10 favorite albums of 2007: Handsome Furs - Plague Park Bright Eyes - Cassadaga Feist - The Reminder John Vanderslice - Emerald City LCD SoundSystem - Sound of Silver The Clientele - God Save the Clientele Arcade Fire - Neon Bible Wilco - Sky Blue Sky Low - Drums and Guns Interpol - Our Love To Admire   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Tracyanne & Carey of Camera Obscura

We kick off our 2007 Year-end lists with Tracyanne Campbell and Carey Lander of Camera Obscura! **** Tracyanne's Top 10: As usual the majority of the music I've bought hasn't been contemporary. Here's a list of the best of contemporary I have managed to buy and enjoy in no particular order: 1.John Rauhouse - Steal Guitar Heart Attack My boyfriend got me into this.   More >

Karaoke at the Holiday Party!

Spott & Paul singing "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" at the Merge Holiday Party!While the spirit of the holidays is in the air, don't forget to keep checking our EBAY PAGE for new charity auctions! We just put up a great Destroyer poster signed by the man himself, Dan Bejar.   More >

Caribou does the Take Away Show!

#76.1 - Caribou - She's the OneUploaded by lablogothequeDan Snaith & crew were filmed on the streets of Paris performing a few songs from their incredible album, Andorra.Caribou on the Take Away Show - She's the One and Sundialing directed by Vincent Moon!   More >

Brian Turner's take on The Clean in New York!

(Photo via Andrew Gardner)WFMU's wonderful music and program director, Brian Turner, attended the four recent shows by The Clean in New York.+++Bottom line: only a band as great as the Clean could get me in an airless, hot, basement room for three nights straight (and over to Hoboken for another).   More >

Robert Pollard - Do the Collage

Michael Imperioli's Studio Dante hosted a showing of original Robert Pollard collages last weekend. Spin.com was there, and Time Out NY asked Bob a few questions about the event.   More >