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DIIV Dazzles With New Music at Hometown Brooklyn Show

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sometimes you write and it’s just very obviously you’re kinda giddy about what you just saw. who knows what the DIIV LP will wind up sounding like, but the new songs they played last night (I counted 6) showed a rly interesting new direction for the new band, that I was hoping they’d go in all along… 

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we premiered the deets on Yelle’s new album today

Julie and Jean-Francois stopped by the Billboard office and I interviewed them about the new album they have in the works:

Yelle Announces New Dr. Luke-Produced LP ‘Completement Fou,’ Shares New Song & Tour Dates

2 weeks ago
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hey loook it’s a picture of when the dolphins were actually good. sometimes this is all i have to keep me going rly

hey loook it’s a picture of when the dolphins were actually good. sometimes this is all i have to keep me going rly

3 weeks ago
on the internet this week: majical cloudz & fka twigs appeared beneath a giant hollister ad. #thisismagic

on the internet this week: majical cloudz & fka twigs appeared beneath a giant hollister ad. #thisismagic

Thursday & Lostprophets Ex-Members Form No Devotion, Premiere Debut Single ‘Stay’

I interviewed the honorable Geoff Rickly about his brand new band. The stuff his followers know him for — Thursday & recently, United Nations — is very rough and visceral, so I’m interested in how they’ll take to a more hook, beat-oriented band like this. They say it’s very New Order, “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Cure influenced and that’s dead on, maybe with some Psychedelic Furs in there. Also it’s with the remaining Lostprophets dudes who were forced to scrap their entire music careers when the terrible shit with their singer came out.

3 weeks ago
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One of my favorite interviews in a while:

majicalcloudz:

While pulled over on the side of the road near Coppins Corners, ON I talked to Billboard about our tour with Lorde in the fall and a remix of “Savage” by Tim Hecker

3 weeks ago

I also wrote about the Arctic Monkeys at Bonnaroo

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what a strange excursion this was if you take out the Bonnaroo stop

what a strange excursion this was if you take out the Bonnaroo stop

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