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Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes, Tom Tom Club, Chromeo, Cold Ward Kids Confirmed For MTK: Music To Know Festival

The first annual MTK: Music To Know Festival will take place in East Hampton, NY on August 13 and 14. Vampire Weekend will headline the event on Saturday, August 13 while Bright Eyes will top the bill on Sunday, August 14. Other confirmed acts include: Matt & Kim, Cold... The first annual MTK: Music To Know Festival will take place in East Hampton, NY on August 13 and 14. Vampire Weekend will headline t ...

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Belong

Slumberland When The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s self-titled debut came out in early 2009, the band was hailed as saviors of indie rock, urging comparisons to Joy Division, The Smiths and My Bloody Valentine. So it’s fair to assume that this album, the group’s second full-length, wou... Slumberland When The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s self-titled debut came out in early 2009, the band was hail ...

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Spotlight: Over the Rhine

Photo by Michael Wilson It took more than two decades of near constant recordings for Over the Rhine to finally make a record with Americana luminary Joe Henry. But when the acclaimed indie-folk musicians finally reached out to Henry about producing The Long Surrender a year ago, it turns out... Photo by Michael Wilson It took more than two decades of near constant recordings for Over the Rhine to finally m ...

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Arcade Fire Looks Back to 1983 with Cindy Lauper

Arcade Fire made its first appearance at New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival this past Friday. During its encore, Arcade Fire invited out fellow JazzFest performer Cyndi Lauper for her own hit song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Lauper remained onstage as the gro... Arcade Fire made its first appearance at New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival this past Friday. During its encore, Arcade Fi ...

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Tame Impala in Toronto

Tame Impala Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON May 1 Tame Impala is a self-described “psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock” band. This wordy declaration held true as their Toronto show opened with the swirling lo-fi buzz of ‘Why Don’t You Make Up Your Mind’. Frontman Kevin Parker... Tame Impala Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON May 1 Tame Impala is a self-described “p ...

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Elephant Revival: Break In the Clouds

Ruff Shod Records Elephant Revival may hail from Nederland, Colo. and play a blend of stringed instruments, but that’s where the band’s comparisons to Yonder Mountain String Band end. The mellow songs on Break In the Clouds —the group’s sophomore effort—fall far more in the freak-... Ruff Shod Records Elephant Revival may hail from Nederland, Colo. and play a blend of stringed instruments, but tha ...

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When In Rome: Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi, Jack White and Norah Jones

The current issue of Relix features a cover story on Rome, the collaboration between Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi, Jack White and Norah Jones. Here’s an excerpt from Alan Light’s piece which chronicles how it all came about…... The current issue of Relix features a cover story on Rome, the collaboration between Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi, Jack White and Norah Jones. Here’s an excerpt from Alan Light ...

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My Bonnaroo Day: Grace Potter (2009)

_Bonnaroo turns 10 in 2011 and for the past several weeks over on Jambands.com we’ve been running various accounts, interviews and photos of the fest going back to 2002. Today, right here on Relix, we present this installment of our My Bonnaroo Day feature with Grace Potter, which originally ran... _Bonnaroo turns 10 in 2011 and for the past several weeks over on Jambands.com we’ve been running ...

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Edward Sharpe Plays Solo

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros frontman Alexander Ebert recently released his solo debut Alexander. Ebert previewed the songs live at SXSW and will now bring them on the road for a brief East Coast tour. Alexander and Fam will perform at Brooklyn, NY’s... Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros frontman Alexander Ebert recently released his solo debut Alexander. Ebert previewed the songs live at SXSW a ...

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Xylos : Xylos

1000x Records While it may cite disparate influences ranging from the effervescent pop confections of ABBA to the witchy art-prog of Kate Bush, the members of Brooklyn quintet Xylos have perfected a signature quiet-cool brand of electronic dream-pop. Xylos’ self-titled debut pleasantly mea... 1000x Records While it may cite disparate influences ranging from the effervescent pop confections of ABBA to the ...

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