Dark Was The Night Turns 10

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Dark-Was-The-NightIndie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases from the genre’s dominant, or very-soon-to-be-dominant, names. The year kicked off with Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, still regarded as their masterpiece and a pivotal indie release overall. More »

Stream DJDS’ New Album Big Wave More Fire Featuring Khalid, Amber Mark, Vic Mensa, Kevin Drew, & More

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DJDS-Big-Wave-More-FireDJDS, the Los Angeles dance-production duo who used to record as DJ Dodger Stadium, were still an underground phenomenon when they released their great 2014 debut album Friend Of Mine. Since then, they’ve worked with Kanye West on The Life Of Pablo, inked a major-label deal, and changed their name to something that won’t … More »

Stream Gord Downie Introduce Yerself

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The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died this month after a battle with brain cancer. After his diagnosis, he continued to be wildly productive, with the Hip releasing one final album and completing an emotional farewell tour. That final spell of creativity also included a solo album called Introduce Yerself produced by Broken Social … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Announces Solo Album, Recorded With Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew

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Last year, Gord Downie, longtime frontman for beloved Canadian rock institution the Tragically Hip, announced that he is suffering from terminal brain cancer. He and his band headed out on a final tour, playing shows that were reportedly emotionally cathartic experiences for everyone involved. And while Downie isn’t performing anymore, he’s still using … More »

Broken Social Scene – “Skyline” Video

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Broken Social Scene returned from a seven year hiatus with a new album called Hug Of Thunder earlier this year. “Skyline” was one of the singles, and today the band debuted a video for the song directed by Kevin Drew. The visual follows Brendan and Dimitri Karakostas as they act out a story … More »

Premature Evaluation: Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder

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After seven years away, Broken Social Scene have returned with Hug Of Thunder, an album that’s a galvanizing reminder of the strength of the Toronto indie-rock scene. In fact, there’s been a lot of music this year that has served as a reminder of the longevity and potency of the ragtag crew that ushered in … More »