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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. was there, and Time Out NY asked Bob a few questions about the event.   More >


Voting for Caribou's "Melody Day" video happens this week!! You have until Friday at 11:59AM to get your vote in for "Melody Day" to be added to MTVU's "Freshmen" rotation! VOTE HERE! If you haven't seen the video yet, click here to catch it!- Lindsey K.   More >

Kelly Rosebud does Standup!

(Photo credit: Valerie {at} courtesy of Sonic Itch Music *Sorry not to have given full props immediately!) Kelly Crisp aka Kelly Rosebuds will be doing a mini stand-up tour beginning at Comix in NYC on Thursday, December 6th! Find more information and other opportunities to see Kelly make you laugh here! Also, The Rosebuds announced two shows in January! Time is running out on the Rosebuds prize pack auction! Get your bids in on our seller's page for a good cause! The Shout Out Louds prize pack is still available, and we just added a signed Spoon poster and signed Dinosaur Jr.   More >

Charity Auction in full swing!

We just put up two new posters for the Charity Auction: The Rosebuds and Shout Out Louds! We've had an overwhelming response so far, so we hope you'll bookmark our EBAY SELLER'S PAGE and check back often!   More >

Spoon on World Cafe!

While we were groaning under the weight of Thanksgiving turkey & dressing, our friends at World Cafe aired the Spoon session recorded in October.   More >

MTV plays the hits!

Vote now for Shout Out Louds, Spoon, Camera Obscura, and Caribou on Subterranean's best of 2007 countdown! See the results on 12/17 on MTV2 at 1AM EST.Shout Out Louds - Our Ill Wills video has also been added to MTVU's rotation, so check it out on your college's campus!You can also catch Caribou - Melody Day on MTVU's "Freshman" program! Vote to keep it on the air HERE on December 10!And did we mention the Plug Award Nominations are up? Arcade Fire, Spoon, Caribou, Oakley Hall, and Merge are all nominated!Happy Thanksgiving!-Lindsey K.   More >

Scott Pilgrim <3's Merge!

Bryan Lee O'Malley wrote a little surprise into Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together! Hopefully this won't ruin it for any of you..   More >

Big Dipper Return!

From Nearly 16 years after the band’s breakup, Merge is announcing a reissue of what they are calling Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology due March 18.   More >

Merge bands reuniting all over the place!

Polvo will be reuniting for the Explosions in the Sky day of All Tomorrow's Parties May 16-18th, 2008 at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England. Original members, Ash Bowie (singer/guitarist), Dave Brylawski (guitar), Steve Popson (bass) will all be there minus drummer Eddie Watkins.   More >

Spoon wins a Woodie!

(thanks, Six Eyes!)Idolator treated us to a live-blogging account of the The MTVU Woodies last night.   More >

SHOUT OUT LOUDS joined by Pogues in LA

Shout Out Louds played the last show of their North American tour last night in front of a packed and raucous house at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.   More >

Imperial Teen hit the west coast!

Listen to Imperial Teen on KEXP!The 'Teen have a few more tour dates lined up, don't miss them!12.13.2007 * San Francisco CA @ The Independent12.14.2007 * Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour12.15.2007 * San Diego CA @ The Casbah   More >