Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Debuts new lyric video for "James Dean,"

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Debuts “James Dean”

Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have debuted a new lyric video for their track ‘James Dean.’ The video stars Instagram dance video master Adam Carpenter, who “excels at a style of dance that manages to be goofy and graceful at the same time, perfect for a mellow song that wrestles with the notion of […]

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Alex Calder Announces East Coast Tour, new album 'Strange Dreams' Out January 20th

Alex Calder Announces East Coast Tour

Next month, January 20th, Alex Calder will release his debut album Strange Dreams. In anticipation of its release, he will be playing a string of dates on the East Coast (see dates below). To kick off his visit, Calder will be performing at his record release party at Cameo Gallery. He will be joined by […]

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The Sidekicks Premiere "Summer Brings You Closer to Satan" off their lp Runners in the Nerved World

The Sidekicks Reveal New Single And Tour

The Sidekicks have announced that they will tour next year in support of their new album, Runners in the Nerved World, out January 20 on Epitaph. The band will kick off their tour with a record release show presented by Brooklyn Vegan on January 23 in Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right. Formed in Cleveland, […]

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RÖYKSOPP and Robyn streams new tracks by WANKELMUT, WATERMÄT and FEHRPLAY

RÖYKSOPP and Robyn streams new remixes

Röyksopp & Robyn round off 2014 with new remixes by WANKELMUT, WATERMÄT, and FEHRPLAY off their mini album ‘Do It Again’, released through Dog Triumph via Wall Of Sound and Cooking Vinyl. In May of this year Röyksopp and Robyn released the ‘Do It Again’ mini album and played a tour throughout the world including […]

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DIAGRAMS PREMIERE NEW SINGLE "GENTLE MORNING SONG" NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT LP 'CHROMATICS'

Diagrams share single “Gentle Morning Song”

Diagrams, aka songwriter/producer Sam Genders, premiered the second single, “Gentle Morning Song”, off of his upcoming North American debut full-length, Chromatics, recently. Chromatics will arrive March 10, 2015 on Full Time Hobby (January 19 in UK/Europe). Of Chromatics, Genders said,  “Relationships are a constant thread, in all their frustrating, exciting, mundane, beautiful, wonderful, sexy, scary glory. And […]

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Springtime Carnivore shares her favourite five albums with Northern Transmissions

Springtime Carnivore Share Favourite Five LPs

Springtime Carnivore AKA Greta Morgan shares her favourite five albums with Northern Transmissions. Some of her picks include titles by Air, Tim Hardin, and Harry Nilsson. Springtime Carnivore’s latest album Name On A Matchbook is now out on Autumn Tone Records.  

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French duo Telepopmusik releases free remix of Manfredas remix of 'Sound'

French duo Telepopmusik releases free remix

After the release of their recent ‘Sound’ Remix EP, which features remixes from Tristesse Contemporaine, Manfredas, and others, French electronic duo Telepopmusik have decided to release an additional take on the song – Manfredas’ alternate remix. Where Manfredas’ original take on the track is subtle and brooding, this alternate version takes the same dark affect […]

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