If there’s anything that Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” was missing way back in 1984 it was a heavy influence of trumpet and sombreros. Good to see the fellas finally elevated the song to what it was truly capable of.
This Week: Matthew Wars leaves She & Him and Monsters of Folk for his own sound; Alabama Shakes drop a great debut and pick up a spot on Jack White’s new tour; A collection of early 7-inches and LPs on The Dawn of Eternal Summers; Bassnectar’s speaker-splitting dubstep; Sisters Cristi Jo and Jezzica Zambri’s second effort.
This Week: Swedish trio Miike Snow suffer an identity crisis; Wonder boy Brad Oberhofer’s debut; El Paso favorites The Mars Volta drop album number six; THEESatisfaction’s hip-hop / soul duo debut; Kickball Katy from Vivian Girl’s sophomore album as La Sera.
The Material Girl explores her favorite subject — herself — in this shameless (and terrifically entertaining) vanity project disguised as a “documentary.”
Sheena is a punk rocker and this Roger Corman-produced musical comedy featuring the Ramones is a piece of punk cinema that you shouldn’t miss.
The new clip for a standout track from last year’s El Camino. The tour video follows the Keys from their rocking album release show in NYC to the rest of the world on their tour.
Ursula 1000 mixes an very swirly hour-long set full of shoegaze jams from bands you’ve never heard of. Instant indie cred for free, right here.
The Kills celebrate ten years of musical partnership with this video directed by Oscar nominated actress Samantha Morton and set in an old time photobooth.
Real Estate just put out this comedic clip for “Easy” from their fantastic album Days, which came in as our top pick for 2011’s releases. Looks like their street team may be a touch on the aggressive side.
San Francisco’s Moon Duo started out as a side project for Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips. Joined by Sanae Yamada, the two have three solid releases and are due for another this year. Hypnotic, droning, their sound is unique.
Lech Kowalski’s documentary about the life and times of Ramones bassist and all-star burn out, Dee Dee Ramone (1952-2002). Dee Dee’s life is a fascinating character study of a punk rock legend who never grew up. Watch the whole documentary.
For No One captures a lovely rendition of Girls’ “Love Like A River” from this year’s Father, Son, Holy Ghost, one of this year’s great albums.
Foo Fighters, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Band Of Horses, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Foster The People are tapped to play the second year of Lollapalooza in Chile and the inaugural year of Lollapalooza Brazil.
Black Lips’ new single from this year’s Arabia Mountain features the Lips as a group of corrupt cops.