The Vinyl Expert: Q&A with Vince Slusarz – Owner of Gotta Groove Records, the newest vinyl record plant in the US, adds his perspective to the trendspotting series – “The Resurgence of Vinyl”. To read the entire series, click here. theOCMD: You’re the newest vinyl record plant in the country. Congratulations! What made you get into the […]
Portugal, The Man – “The Dead Dog” Portugal, The Man has a new album coming out this week (digitally), March 2, called American Ghetto. It’s a tall order to follow on the success of The Satanic Satanist, but one listen to this track leads me to believe this one will be just as good as […]
The Dodos – “Fables” The Dodos, one of San Francisco’s finest, has a follow up release to their acclaimed debut “Visiter”in the works, entitled “Time To Die.” Reports from @TheBayBridged and @DodgeMOKB indicate the album has already been leaked. Poor guys. In response to the debacle, the band has set up a website to stream […]
Get your leather on! After being leaked on the Internet, Interscope moved up the digital release of It’s Blitz to 3/10. The CD release is 3/31. I think we all need a ‘KO’ studded leather jacket.
If you want evidence that the digital music era is here to stay, look no further than this story. An interesting post on Gizmodo reported that Paul Mawhinney, owner of the worlds largest vinyl record collection, is trying to sell his inventory of 3 million records. Unfortunately, he says “no one gives a damn.” Paul […]
Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer believes we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content is freely shareable — and suggests that artists can and should be directly supported by fans.
Artist: POND Track: “Tears of a Clown (Smokey Robinson Cover)” My new favorite Aussie band, POND, just blew through their US tour and is kicking off their European leg tonight. In celebration, they released a cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown”. Their album “Beard, Wives and Denim” is out now and encourage you […]
You may not know Dutch artist and designer Parra by name, but likely you’ve seen some of his iconic illustrations around. Brands everywhere have been slapping his distinctive drawings on everything from sneakers, to t-shirts to skateboards and even iPhone cases. Now he’s taking to the walls of SF MOMA in his first US museum exhibition, […]
Artist: Jeremy Jay Album: Dream Diary Hails From: Los Angeles Featured Track: “Out on the Highway” There’s always the one album that gets away every year. And this year, for me, it was Jeremy Jay. Surprising too since I’ve been such a diligent follower of his work. Own every album he’s released, in fact. But […]
Artist: Nick Waterhouse Album: Is That Clear EP Homeland: San Francisco, CA Release Date: Aug 16, 2011 Featured Track: “Is That Clear”; “I Can Only Give You Everything” My latest San Francisco music obsession Nick Waterhouse has a new EP out, “Is That Clear”, on digital now with the 45″ single of the aforementioned tunes […]