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Chad VanGaalen releases free B-Sides EP

September 16, 2009

I can’t mention Chad VanGaalen without repeating the how he described Canadians at a concert a few years back: All Canadians are furry little mutants made of baby diarrhea. Chad VanGaalen is a Canadian. At least he’s a generous furry mutant because he just offered a free EP of B-Sides from his latest album, Soft […]

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Sunset Rubdown Vs. Handsome Furs: Who’s your favorite float on the Wolf Parade?

August 17, 2009

Sunset Rubdown vs. Handsome Furs? Sounds like an indie music porno if I’ve ever heard one. After releasing the great At Mount Zoomer last year, Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner both went headlong into their side projects this year. Instead of reviewing each separately, let’s just toss them in the ring for a […]

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Fruit Bats announce new album, release two new tracks [new mp3’s]

July 17, 2009

Fruit bats are releasing a new album on August 4th called The Ruminant Band. These guys have a special spot in several of my playlists since their song “When‚ U Love Somebody” was featured in the mix CD I played during cocktail hour at my wedding.‚  Here’s the label’s description of the new album: Using bright […]

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Blitzen Trapper releases video for Black River Killer [New Video]

July 7, 2009

“Black River Killer” is by far my favorite track on Blitzen Trapper’s latest album, Furr (our favorite album of 2008). Here’s the video and some mp3’s. Blitzen Trapper – Furr Blitzen Trapper – Gold for Bread Video: Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer Tweet

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Iron and Wine release Trapeze Swinger [new mp3]

April 16, 2009

Iron and Wine are readying a compilation album called Around The Well for release on May 19th via Sub Pop Records. They’ve offered up a 9 minute plus doozy called “Trapeze Swinger” for free download. More about the album: Collecting songs ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released, Around the Well spans Iron and Wine’s earliest sessions […]

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Obits – I Blame You [Album Review]

April 8, 2009

Obits is a new band consisting of indie-rock veterans. Lead singer and guitarist, Rick Froberg, is a Southern California musician who has played in Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and a few other bands. He and his fellow Obits bandmates, including Sohrab Habibion, Greg Simpson and Scott Gursky revel in doing nothing groundbreaking. They […]

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Vetiver – Tight Knit [Album Review]

February 12, 2009

Tight Knit is Vetiver’s fourth album, but it’s their first appearance in my music collection. San Francisco singer-songwriter Andy Cabic is the soul of the band that plays gently strummed, breezy acoustic songs perfect for a beach day along the Bay. While the slower tracks like “Rolling Sea” and “Through The Front Door”‚  are the […]

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Obits release Pine On from upcoming Sub Pop debut [new mp3]

February 10, 2009

Sub Pop’s newest band, Obits, is all set to release their debut album I Blame You on March 29th. The members are all veteran indie rockers and the sound is in your face rock and roll. I haven’t heard the entire body of work, but what I’ve heard is coming off like The Rolling Stones […]

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Sub Pop [unofficially] reveals their SXSW 2009 lineup

January 20, 2009

It’s high time we start our SXSW 2009 coverage. We’ve quietly been updating our SXSW 2009 band list page and, in case you weren’t reading last year, most of our coverage focuses on day parties that don’t require a badge and serve free beer (because that’s where we’ll be). Sub Pop tipped us off about […]

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Daniel Martin Moore – Stray Age

November 26, 2008

Daniel Martin Moore got a big break by taking a stab in the dark. He sent his unsolicited demo to Sub Pop Records hoping that someone would give it a chance. At HearYa, we get assloads of submissions from bands each week and, while we listen to every single one, we only have time to […]

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