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Andrew Bird's frog chorus

Andrew Bird's frog chorus | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

How did mercurial musician Andrew Bird recover from a case of post-tour burn-out? " . . . I didn't really want to go home to Illinois," he says. "So I stopped on the west coast, on my way back from Asia, and rented a house in Venice Beach, rode my bike around and wrote a bunch of songs for the Muppet movie."

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White Rabbits - Milk Famous

White Rabbits - Milk Famous | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

A smart, retronic record for anyone who wanted The King of Limbs to be more sing-along. --In our current rock rotation right now--

The city that never sleeps has finally been caught napping. Brooklyn, once the driving force of 21st century alt-pop, appears to have caught up with the 80s revival four years too late. Hence recent albums from Chairlift and School of Seven Bells that couldn’t be more in debt to Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night if they were full of samples of skirts being flapped around a farmstead, and this third album from leftfield rockers White Rabbit, formerly berated for their adherence to stolid indie formulae on their Britt Daniel-from-Spoon-produced second album It’s Frightening. Ironically, it’s the Rabbits that achieve here what dozens of wannabe Weidlins have failed to pull off: making the neon decade sound like the future.

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Punch Brothers Photos - Seattle, Wash.

Punch Brothers Photos - Seattle, Wash. | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Check out Kirk Stauffer’s photos of the Punch Brothers playing at the Neptune Theater on March 6 in Seattle, Wash.
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The 25 Best Sufjan Stevens Tracks

The 25 Best Sufjan Stevens Tracks | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Between his lo-fi folk, baroque pop, symphonic instrumentation, electronica and now hip hop; his beloved label Asthmatic Kitty; his songs for the Christmas season, and his love for American geography, Sufjan Stevens is a virtuoso of innovation.
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Ask the indie professor: What do we mean by 'folk'?

Ask the indie professor: What do we mean by 'folk'? | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Wendy Fonarow: Devendra Banhart? James Yorkston? Mumford and Sons?!
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Download New EP from Poor Moon, Featuring Members of Fleet Foxes

Download New EP from Poor Moon, Featuring Members of Fleet Foxes | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

On March 27 in the U.S., Sub Pop will release the Illusion EP by Poor Moon, the Seattle band that shares members with Fleet Foxes. (It's out March 26 in the UK via Bella Union.) That EP is now available to download via the widget below, but hurry up-- it's only available for two days. The band is also about to head out on a lengthy North American tour. Check out the dates after the widget.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bears - Greater Lakes

ALBUM REVIEW: Bears - Greater Lakes | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

The third full-length by Cleveland indie-pop duo Bears opens up their sound a bit and results in their finest release to date.

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Yellow Ostrich: Strange Land :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste

Yellow Ostrich: Strange Land :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Yellow Ostrich mainstay Alex Schaaf likely has some rather itchy feet. After spending about two decades in his home state of Wisconsin, he reworked his roots to cover Brooklyn's coordinates.
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Pixies - Live At SWU Festival 2010 | Concerts Videos

Pixies - Live At SWU Festival 2010 | Concerts Videos | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Pixies live at SWU Festival in Brazil on October 11th 2010. Setlist: 01 - Bone Machine 02 - Isla de Encanta (RT @PIXIES: Live in Brazil 2010....full concert !
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Album Stream: The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11) Disc Two

Album Stream: The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11) Disc Two | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Listen to the exclusive stream of disc two here.
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Jim White: Beware the Bluebirds

Jim White: Beware the Bluebirds | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
For Southern-fried folk singer Jim White, it all revolves around the bluebirds. Five of the brightly plumed harbingers of happiness that he noticed on a telephone wire outside his new home, on the first warm day of a recent spring.
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Liars to Release New Album in June

Liars to Release New Album in June | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Liars have a new album in the works, which they have been hinting at on Tumblr. While details on the release remain scarce, the band has posted a trailer indicating that the record will be out this June.
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Earbuddy: Deer Tick - Tim Review

Earbuddy: Deer Tick - Tim Review | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

The Rhode Island alt. country rockers are back with a new EP offering. If these songs had replaced the second half of their last LP, it would have made for a damn fine record.

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Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - Ekstasis | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

An artist vividly committed to exploring new frontiers in a rewarding way. On Julia Holter's previous record, Tragedy, she had a song called Try to Make Yourself a Work of Art. Even written down that's an interesting enough mantra, and one that Holter takes to the next level on Ekstasis – a piece of art so alive it feels like it could very well be sentient.

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Frontline: My Music Under Attack - my.hsj.org

Frontline: My Music Under Attack - my.hsj.org | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Frontline: My Music Under Attackmy.hsj.orgI have been told my music genre is “dead.” What genre, you ask? I listen to “older” music, classic rock, pop, and rock alternative from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and small amounts of modern music.
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NEWS: Download AP’s “100 Bands You Need To Know” mixtape for free

In conjunction with our annual 100 Bands You Need To Know issue (Buy your copy here!
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Douglas Adams's 60th birthday marked with liff, the universe and Pink Floyd

Douglas Adams's 60th birthday marked with liff, the universe and Pink Floyd | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Don't forget your towel for birthday party at Hammersmith Apollo celebrating the author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe late and much missed Douglas Adams threw some spectacular parties, triggering complaints about noise from sentient beings...
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Delta Spirit: Marking a Time

Delta Spirit: Marking a Time | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

Delta Spirit’s third LP, a self-titled effort out March 13 via Rounder Records, marks a clear of a departure for the band sonically, one brought on perhaps by line-up changes and new locales. Delta Spirit frontman Matt Vasquez has never been shy about the influence Zinn has had on his band; 2010’s History from Below drew heavily from the progressive historian’s People’s History of the United States

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Alternative-The Region and the times | tntmagazine.in

Alternative-The Region and the times | tntmagazine.in | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
For those not in the know, Alternative music, in the true sense of the word came into being in the 1980s with the independent musician's attempt at trying to achieve commercial success and mainstream critical recognition.
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The Late, Great Ralph McQuarrie at the Amoeblog

The Late, Great Ralph McQuarrie at the Amoeblog | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

Ralph McQuarrie, the designer of Darth Vader, the light saber, and many other Star Wars entities, has
died. Here is a bunch of good resolution reproductions of his art for the original trilogy

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New music: Burial and Four Tet – Nova

Michael Cragg: Nova is the third time these two electronic maestros have collaborated and it's getting a lot of people excited …...
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Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington Pens Children's Book

Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington Pens Children's Book | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Photo by Natalie Kardos
From the people who brought us If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: 25th Anniversary Edition comes the forthcoming children's book from Tim Harrington, frontman of Les Savy Fav and Pitchfork.tv "Beardo" extraordinaire.
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Mumbai's chaotic sights and sounds - video

Indian music collective B.L.O.T.explore the streets of Mumbai, recording footage and audio at the Market of Thieves, tabla workshops, vast outdoor laundries and on breakneck taxi journeysMichael Tait...
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Exclusive Download: Dandy Warhols' Latest Single, 'Well They're Gone'

Exclusive Download: Dandy Warhols' Latest Single, 'Well They're Gone' | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Click to listen to The Dandy Warhols' 'Well They're Gone' The Dandy Warhols have announced the release of their ninth studio LP This Machine on April 24th  Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor describes the idea behind the spare and haunting lead track...
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