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Up & Coming: Old Best Friend

I first heard Old Best Friend a couple of days ago when I saw Mike Comite open up for Company of Thieves and Von Grey at Highline Ballroom. Comite is originally from Boston, and is now living in Brooklyn just writing and performing music. Old Best Friend performed an amazing and memorable set, to the…

The Strokes — One Way Trigger

The Strokes dropped a new single today entitled “One Way Trigger.” The pop synths along Julian Casablancas’s opening vocals make this track slightly unrecognizable from past Strokes’ releases. It is good to hear the band trying out a new sound. The Strokes will be releasing an album this year, so look out for more new music…

The Airborne Toxic Event – “Timeless”

The Airborne Toxic Event revealed on their website yesterday that they would be releasing their third studio album, entitled Such Hot Blood, later this spring. They also debuted their first single, “Timeless,” on Sirius AltNation, and now it is up for streaming on the Billboard website. As with all of their songs, “Timeless” contains intensely personal lyrics about love, life, and death written from lead singer Mikel Jollett’s life experiences. This song in particular deals with him finding his grandmother’s body in her room, and how sometimes life surprises him. However, he managed to turn his sadness into an anthemic charged single about love conquering all of the twists and turns life can throw at him.

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RHCP — “Pink As Floyd” & “Your Eyes Girl”

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The Chili Peppers released two new singles today.  “Pink As Floyd” serves as the A side while “Your Eyes Girl” serves as the B side from the fifth I’m With You Sessions release.  You can purchase both singles on iTunes.  Stream “Pink As Floyd” above and hit the jump to check out “Your Eyes Girl.”

Stream EP: Blink-182 “Dogs Eating Dogs”

Blink-182 released a new 5 track EP a few days ago and you can stream it in its entirety below.  The alternative rock band has recently left Interscope after the release of their last album, Neighborhoods. Yelawolf delivers a verse on the fifth track “Pretty Little Girl.” Some of the tracks off of Blink’s latest project…

Indie Bands You Should Know: Kevin Devine

Technically, Kevin Devine is not an indie band so much as a singer-songwriter. You’re all gonna have to forgive me though, seeing as the segment is called “Indie Bands You Should Know.” I first heard of Kevin Devine as a member of Bad Books, an indie supergroup that he is a member of along with…

Blink-182 – “Boxing Day”

Blink 182 released this new track in anticipation of their upcoming holiday EP, Dogs Eating Dogs. “Boxing Day” is a catchy upbeat acoustic track; a very solid release by the band. The self-produced EP Dogs Eating Dogs will be released on December 18th.