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XMU's Live from the Knitting Factory

XM Radio recorded our CMJ showcase at the Knitting Factory last October, and are re-airing some of the sessions! If you have XM, listen in to XMU on channel 43 every Friday night at 10pm EST, with encores Saturday at 2pm EST and Sunday at 6am EST. Merge sessions: 08.31.07 – Portastatic 09.21.07 – White Whale 10.12.07 – The Broken West CMJ looms again - we'll have announcements very soon about our plans!   More >

"I dare someone to come up and call me twee!"

Highlights from Camera Obscura in NYC! Hilarity ensued on WNYC's Soundcheck when the interviewer brought up a certain dirty word! Lee Waters on drums @ South Street Seaport (Photo from Jalopeno by way of Brooklyn Vegan) Video of Teenager from South Street Seaport!   More >

Free Camera Obscura!

Camera Obscura are in the US! They will be in New York City for the next two days spreading free love .   More >

Hump Day Radio Goodies!

The Ladybug Transistor are on the West Coast and will be stopping by to visit our friends at KEXP in Seattle at 11 am PST / 2pm EST today! Listen live here.   More >

Spoon plays the DL!

Spoon visited AOL's The DL and performed 3 songs that you can watch HERE, just in case you weren't able to catch them at one of their many festival gigs."I Summon You""Rhthm and Soul""Black Like Me"Spoon Tour Dates HERE   More >

"Night of the Furies" on Glenn Close TV show!

The Rosebuds tune "Night of the Furies" will be featured on tomorrow night's episode of Damages on the FX Network! The show airs at 10pm Eastern.From the Damages website:DAMAGES is a legal thriller set in the world of New York City high-stakes litigation.   More >

Acoustic Shout Out Louds

2 acoustic versions of hits from the forthcoming Shout Out Louds record, Our Ill Wills! Courtesy of our friends at Los Angeles' Indie 103! Impossible Tonight I Have to Leave It   More >

Imperial Teen "Do It Better"

NPR has chosen "Do It Better" from Imperial Teen's forthcoming new release The Hair the TV the Baby & the Band as their song of the day today! Check it out here.   More >

San Francisco Adventure!

Lindsey and I making the best of our delayed flight.Lindsey & I headed to San Francisco for a whirlwind 3 day trip! We managed to pack in visits to some of the best radio stations in the country in between amazing meals AND most importantly, we got to meet the guys and gal of Shout Out Louds! The Shout Out Louds played the famous Popscene at Rickshaw Stop.   More >


Hey Kids, Check out a LIVE in studio performance and interview from Shout Out Louds on MusicPlus TV - TODAY!! - Friday, July 20th, 2007 at 12pm PST/3pm EST. The band will be performing an acoustic set for your viewing and listening pleasure. You can also take part in the interview process through AOL Instant Messenger by sending questions to musicplustv. Tune in and take part. 12pm(PST)/3pm(EST) - 1pm (EST)/4pm(EST). Click HERE to go direct to MusicPlus TV homepage where the session will be boradcast. -martin   More >

Spoon event guest-blogging!

From Graham at The Syndicate Blog: A crowd of around 200 people who purchased SPOON’s new album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga were treated to an incredible in-store performance from the band at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square last evening.   More >

The Broken West hit KUOM!

Our friends at Radio K in Minneapolis have offered up four free tracks from The Broken West when they visited back in March.   More >

Spoon NYC Instore report & Helpful Reminder

Over 250 people came out to the Virgin Megastore in Union Square yesterday to help Spoon celebrate the momentous release of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga! If you catch Spoon at any of their release week activities, report back! Also, don't forget to set the TIVO! Spoon will perform tonight on The Late Show with David Letterman! They will be rocking their hit single, The Underdog, complete with a horn section!   More >

The Ladybug Transistor in Russia!

The Ladybug Transistor just returned from Russia and sent along some beautiful photos! After Gary goes to see Hall & Oates, the Ladybug Transistor band will reconvene and head out to charm a city near you - even if you live in Florida! Listen to their new record, Can't Wait Another Day, here! (CONTINUED: Click permalink below for more LBT in Russia photos!   More >

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Day!

Finally! Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is available everywhere music is sold! Britt, Jim, Rob & Eric are hot on the promo trail with "surprise" shows and instores happening in select cities over the next week and an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow night! Full info here! Independent Retailers are giving away free copies of limited edition Spoon 7"s with your purchase of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga! Hurry Up! Snoozers are losers!   More >

Destroyer Videos!

Pitchfork alerted us live videos of Destroyer performing new songs at Calgary's Sled Island festival! "Foam Hands"   More >

McCarren Pool Pictures

Pictures from yesterday's Superchunk / Oakley Hall show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn are popping up here.   More >

Shout Out Louds play on the street!

Our friends at Stereogum provided a link to this cool video footage of Shout Out Louds playing their new single, Tonight I Have to Leave It, acoustic-style on the street! A little something to tide us over until their US tour dates! You can get your own copy of the new Shout Out Louds ep here!   More >

Superchunk + Oakley Hall @ McCarren Park Pool

Sunday, June 24th beginning at 2pm. DJ Todd O-Phonic Todd, +/-, Oakley Hall, & Superchunk! Free Show at a seriously cool venue, but you have to RSVP here! First come, first serve. Have fun! Report back!!   More >

Stream Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga!

Bonnaroo was last weekend and Spoon played right after the Hold Steady, dubbed by one reader of Stereogum as "OMG BEST PAIRING EVER?!" Also, "britt + coyne = awesome." You can now stream the entire Spoon album! Listen HERE. Preorder here! Tour dates here!   More >