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Redd Kross play CBGB festival tonight and add new tour dates

Redd Kross have announced new tour dates including an album release party on August 7 in Los Angeles at the Roxy! Their first new album in 15 years, Researching the Blues will be released on CD, LP and digital download August 7. Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes.   More >

The Music Tapes return with Mary's Voice

On September 4, The Music Tapes will release Mary’s Voice. Mary’s Voice, The Music Tapes’ third full-length album, is the warmest and most accessible invitation yet into Julian Koster’s world—the culmination of a vision he has been realizing for over a decade. That vision began taking shape in the ’90s, during which time Koster also became a key member of Neutral Milk Hotel and a contributor to The Olivia Tremor Control and other legendary members of the enormously influential Elephant 6 Collective.   More >

Archers of Loaf announce new tour dates

Archers of Loaf have announced new tour dates! In addition to reissuing the newly remastered versions of All the Nations Airports and White Trash Heroes in August, the band will play shows in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Minneapolis. Also, What Did You Expect? the new concert documentary about Archers of Loaf will be screening at various festivals in the US and Canada.   More >

Destroyer on tour & "Destroyer's Rubies" now available on white vinyl

Destroyer is now on tour in the US with the Kaputt band, and Destroyer's Rubies is available on double white vinyl. Previously only available on “ruby red” vinyl for Record Store Day, the dbl-LP is now available on “hot white vinyl” and features “Loscil’s Rubies,” a 24-minute bonus track remixed by Scott Morgan (Loscil), who also collaborated with Dan Bejar on the Kaputt LP’s bonus material.   More >

First Divine Fits music revealed!

Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) have revealed a first taste of the music they have been recording together as Divine Fits. A trailer featuring a brief portion of a song from the band's as yet untitled debut album can be seen and heard at divinefits.com.   More >

Destroyer's summer tour begins next week

Next week, Destroyer will begin touring North America once again in support of last year's critically-acclaimed and Juno-nominated Kaputt. Dan Bejar and the Kaputt band will kick off their tour in Seattle on June 3rd.   More >

Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner & Sam Brown are Divine Fits

Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) have confirmed the existence of their new band, Divine Fits. Divine Fits' as yet untitled debut album will be released later this year by Merge Records in the U.S.   More >

Hospitality cover Steely Dan for The A.V. Club Undercover series

Hospitality visited the A.V. Club offices in Chicago to offer their take on Steely Dan's "Riki Don't Lose That Number." Amber told the A.V. Club that this was the first cover song they had ever learned! We agree with the A.V. Club who said, "I think they nailed it, adding a bit of Can/Neu/Stereolab-style chug and rubbing a bit of rock dirt on such a pristine original. Enjoy!"   More >

Merge to re-issue Sugar catalogue on July 24

Through both his solo work and as a frontman for the legendary Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould pioneered a signature wall of guitar sound and unmistakable vocal style that has imprinted a defining influence on more than one generation—impacting artists including Dave Grohl, Ryan Adams and Britt Daniel of Spoon, all of whom paid homage to Mould by performing songs from all stages of his career at a tribute show last year at L.A.’s Disney Hall.   More >