Modern Rivals share two live session videos for "Pins and Stitches" and "Defenestrate You."

Modern Rivals share two live session videos

Brooklyn quartet Modern Rivals are featured in the second season of The Wild Honey Pie’s original video series On The Mountain just released yesterday. The 80’s themed series features studio-quality recording sessions with Modern Rivals, The Orwells, Ra Ra Riot and more captured on location at Stratton Resort in Vermont. Modern Rivals’ songs share the […]

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Phantoms remix Slow Magic Track "Waited 4 U."

Phantoms remix Slow Magic Track “Waited 4 U”

LA dark pop / dance duo Phantoms have released a thumping house remix of Slow Magic’s “Waited 4 U”, in celebration of their upcoming tour with Viceroy. The band is debuting their new stage performance with live drums and synths at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on February 5th and making stops in New York, […]

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Pearls Premiere Video for "Big Shot." Pearl's debut LP 'Pretend You're Mine'

Pearls Premiere Video for “Big Shot”

Back in late 2014, Pearls signed to the Dot Dash / Remote Control Records for the worldwide release of their debut album Pretend You’re Mind on February 20. Pearls joined Remote Control Records ever increasing Australian roster which already includes the likes of Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Client Liaison, Saskwatch, Klo, […]

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Cotillon shares video for "Before" the single from his self-titled album.

Cotillon shares video for “Before”

Cotillon is the moniker of Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Jordan Corso. Originally a bedroom recording project intended to illustrate the difficulty of maintaining relationships in LA in the spirit of the french new wave, Cotillon took band form in 2013 playing 50 plus shows supporting a steady stream of songs and EPs that were self-released […]

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Review of 'I Sell The Circus' by 'Ricked Wicky. The new Robert Pollard project

Review: ‘I Sell The Circus’ by ‘Ricked Wicky’

Artist: Ricked Wicky Album: I Sell the Circus Label: Fire Rating: 6.7 In an in an unsurprising move, Robert Pollard has a new album dropping mere months after Guided By Voices’ second (and likely final) breakup. The line that differentiates the material on a GBV album and a Pollard solo record is blurry for sure, and […]

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Leisure Cruise Announces Winter Tour dates, Premieres Lights "Running With The Boys"

Leisure Cruise Announces Winter Tour Dates

Leisure Cruise has announced their upcoming winter tour dates. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, February 18th in Boston, MA at the Middle East Upstairs. Special guests Stars will join Leisure Cruise on four of the tour dates. They recently released their remix of Lights’ “Running With The Boys.” Leisure Cruise’s Dave Hodge said, “I […]

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Courtney Barnett announces LP 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Courtney Barnett announces debut LP

March 23rd will see the release of the debut LP proper from Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne. Following up from The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013 […]

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Northern Transmissions is a music website started by music lover Charles Brownstein. The main goal of Northern Transmissions is to share and introduce new indie music artists to music lovers of indie music around the world. Northern Transmissions is a website for music lovers, created by music lovers.


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