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CD Review: The Lonely Forest, We Sing The Body Electric!

6/5/2009 2:31pm EDT
The Lonely Forest
The sources of new music for me are many. Recommendations from friends, reading music reviews, and once in a while, a chance radio experience. While listening to the local college station here in Atlanta recently, I heard a song that I had to find. I called Album 88 (Georgia State University's WRAS) and the DJ told me it was "We Sing In Time" by the Anacortes, WA band The Lonely Forest. My mission was clear: get that album. Following a brief search, I broke down and bought the download.

After several listens into "We Sing The Body Electric!," I had discovered the music that would ...

Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

3/8/2009 7:00am EDT
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...

Phantom Planet Unleash New Album, 'Raise The Dead,' April 15; Touring Through June

3/25/2008 4:54pm EDT
Phantom Planet
"Raise The Dead," the eagerly awaited new album from Fueled By Ramen recording group Phantom Planet, has been made available for pre-order at the Fueled By Ramen webstore. Due in stores and at all online retailers on April 15th, the acclaimed rock combo's label debut can be pre-ordered in either CD or 12" Vinyl form now via All fans will be able to download the band's new digital single, "Do The Panic," immediately upon purchase, and the first 500 to order will receive a limited edition souvenir "Pocket Duct Tape".

"Do The Panic," the first digital s...

The Best Songs About Girls From A To Z, Part 1

1/31/2008 2:46pm EST
Simon and Garfunkel
I recently started thinking about the best songs about girls with every letter of the alphabet, regardless of whether or not the subject of the song is the same as the title. This project became a bit of a labor of love since there were two important, sometimes conflicting, considerations: How good the song is versus how cool the chick sounds. Ultimately, I had to pick songs that struck the best balance between these two considerations.

A: Amie by Pure Prairie League. A nod to Angie by The Rolling Stones, but if he's dumping her she couldn't have been that great.

B: Bernadette b...

2008 Honda Civic Tour, Featuring Panic At The Disco, Announces Tour Dates

1/25/2008 4:00pm EST
Panic At The Disco
For the past seven years, the Honda Civic Tour (HCT) has been acclaimed as a "must see" music tour, and this year is no exception. Following the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Pretty. Odd., on March 25, Panic At The Disco will be ready to take the wheel as 2008 HCT headliners. They begin their nationwide tour April 10 in San Francisco at the Warfield (see all dates below). Panic will be joined on the annual spring outing by Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound and Phantom Planet.

Honda Civic Tour general on-sale begins Feb. 2 in select cities. Beginning Jan. 30,...

Kevin Devine's "Put Your Ghost To Rest" Out Now; Listen

1/21/2007 9:00am EST
Kevin Devine
Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Guided By Voices, The Vines), Kevin Devine's Put Your Ghost To Rest is a collection of 12 compelling songs showcasing Devine's keen, idiosyncratic observations on a wide range of topics including love, friendship, suicide, drinking and the sorry state of Western civilization.

The Brooklyn, NY-based artist's three previous albums - Split The Country, Split The Street (2005, Triple Crown Records), Make the Clocks Move (2003, Triple Crown Records) and Circle Gets the Square (2001, Immigrant Sun Records) established him as a "perceptive folk po...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 8)

11/8/2005 4:42pm EST
Beastie Boys
A number of notable new releases this week including new albums from Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Cyndi Lauper, Floetry, Kate Bush and Young Buck; greatest hits collections from the Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics and Limp Bizkit; live albums from Jeremy Camp, The Mars Volta, Tanya Tucker and Sepultura; and a whole bunch of other stuff. There's lots out this week, so check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 8th (many with reviews)...

AZ - A.W.O.L.

Beastie Boys - Solid Gold Hits

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection