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Cornershop - Urban Turban – The Singhles Club

Cornershop - Urban Turban – The Singhles Club | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

A collection full of life from a band that evidently loves what they do. Those who predicted that Cornershop would be a one-hit wonder once Brimful of Asha bid a tearful farewell to the charts had a technical point – after all, they've never had so much as a British top 20 single since that 1998 number one. But they missed a more pressing point too: Cornershop were always in it for the long haul. This is their eighth album.
Anyway, they were never really suited to having hits. As they understood better than anyone, perhaps, Brimful of Asha's success was more a result of its Norman Cook remix than a sudden yen for the idiosyncratic sound of Indian-indie, and since then Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres have ploughed a jaunty, but musically questing furrow. If Cornershop and the Double 'O' Groove Of, their collaboration with Preston laundry worker Bubbley Kaur, was surely the happiest album of 2011, there's no shortage of substance here.

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Adam Yauch's Best Musical Moments

Adam Yauch's Best Musical Moments | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
For more than 25 years – from the adolescent brilliance of 1986’s Licensed to Ill to last year’s defiantly old-school Hot Sauce Committee Part Two – Adam "MCA" Yauch was the gruff barker in the middle of Beastie Boys' signature give-and-go attack...
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre stream new album 'Aufheben' in full – listen

The Brian Jonestown Massacre stream new album 'Aufheben' in full – listen | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
The album isn't released until May 7th...
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Maps & Atlases: Plotting Progression

Maps & Atlases: Plotting Progression | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Although Maps & Atlases’ latest album kicks off with blasts of electronic noises, layered studio production and effects-heavy instruments, the band’s big-bearded guitar-hero frontman Dave Davison promises its inspiration comes from a rambling,...
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Bonnie "Prince" Billy Announces New EP, Reissues

Bonnie "Prince" Billy Announces New EP, Reissues | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Drag City and Domino will release Bonnie "Prince" Billy's Now Here's My Plan EP on July 23,  while a week later on June 30, Domino will reissue six Will Oldham records from between 1996 and 2004: Palace Brothers' 1996 Arise Therefore and 1997 Joya,...
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Vampire Weekend Hatching 'A Ton' of Material for New LP

Vampire Weekend Hatching 'A Ton' of Material for New LP | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
'We haven't been rushing it,' says bassist Chris Baio, who's releasing a solo EP next month...
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Beck, Rufus Wainwright Contribute Tracks to Every Mother Counts Compilation :: Music :: News :: Paste

Beck, Rufus Wainwright Contribute Tracks to Every Mother Counts Compilation :: Music :: News :: Paste | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Beck, Rufus Wainwright and David Bowie are among a handful of prolific musicians have contributed unreleased tracks to a new compilation titled Every Mother Counts.
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Listen: Beck Covers "Corrina, Corrina"

Listen: Beck Covers "Corrina, Corrina" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Photo by Autumn de Wilde Beck: Corrina, Corrina
Christy Turlington Burns is a big Beck fan.
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Cat Power announces release of brand new album 'Sun'

Cat Power announces release of brand new album 'Sun' | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Cat Power is set to release her ninth album, 'Sun', this autumn.

The LP will follow the singer songwriter's 2008 covers album 'Jukebox' and 2006's 'The Greatest' and will be out in the UK on September 10.

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Spoon Photos - Houston, Texas

Spoon Photos - Houston, Texas | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Check out Mark C. Austin's photos of Spoon's performance at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas.
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Catching Up With Guster’s Ryan Miller

Catching Up With Guster’s Ryan Miller | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

Alternative rock band Guster is nearing the end of a short cross-country tour. It’s an acoustic-only adventure with comedian Jeff Garlin opening each evening.

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Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst To Open a Bar in Omaha

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst To Open a Bar in Omaha | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst has made plans with fellow musician Phil Schaffart to open a cocktail lounge in their hometown of Omaha, Neb.

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Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Readies Solo EP For May 21

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Readies Solo EP For May 21 | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is trading Ivy League pop rock for a clubbier sound.
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A Tribute To MCA & The Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys "Jimmy James" (1992) from Check Your Head In the two days since the shocking news of the sudden death on May 4th of Adam Yauch - aka MCA of the Beastie Boys - everyone has been sharing how much the artist and his group influenced their...
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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Beastie Boys Song of All Time?

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Beastie Boys Song of All Time? | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Adam Yauch's death at the age of 47 puts an end to the career of the Beastie Boys one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop and alt-rock The Beasties' discography encompassed rap punk instrumental grooves and everything in between...
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John Peel's record collection goes online

John Peel's record collection goes online | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
From Tuesday, music fans will be able to sift through the late DJ's vast archive as part of an expanding virtual museumJohn Peel's record collection is about to go online.
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Listen To Sigur Rós's New Track "Varúð"

Listen To Sigur Rós's New Track "Varúð" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
With an extensive touring schedule before them, a return to North America after a four year hiatus and the recent streaming of tracks ""Ekki Múkk" and ""Kvistur," the ethereal Icelandic quartet are now streaming the radio edit version of track...
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The Mountain Goats Reissue Old Cassettes | News | Pitchfork

The Mountain Goats Reissue Old Cassettes | News | Pitchfork | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

John Darnielle is reissuing Mountain Goats cassettes from 1992 and 1993, as Exclaim! points out. Hound Chronicles and Hot Garden Stomp will be available as a compilation digitally or via CD through Shrimper on June 26.

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Aussie Granny Covers The Black Keys on Spoons :: Blogs :: Awesome of the Day :: Paste

Aussie Granny Covers The Black Keys on Spoons :: Blogs :: Awesome of the Day :: Paste | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
In support of her Rockin' Spoons Numbers Series, Deb 'Spoons' Perry has taken a liking to that little American band some are calling The Black Keys and from their 2011 album El Camino_ she has covered track "Lonely Boy"...
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Watch Beirut on "The Tonight Show"

Last night, Beirut played "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno". They performed "Santa Fe" off The Rip Tide, the same song they played on "Fallon" in October.
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Experience Animal Collective's Transverse Temporal Gyrus Installation in All Its Mind-Bending Glory

Experience Animal Collective's Transverse Temporal Gyrus Installation in All Its Mind-Bending Glory | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Animal Collective has created a very elaborate website to give fans the full experience of "Transverse Temporal Gyrus", the 2010 installation at New York City's Guggenheim Museum they created alongside video artist Danny Perez. ...
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Iggy Pop Announces Album of Mostly French Covers

Iggy Pop Announces Album of Mostly French Covers | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Iggy Pop has announced a new album of mostly French covers set for May 9th Après will feature the singer's versions of songs by Serge Gainsbourg Edith Piaf the Beatles Frank Sinatra Yoko Ono and more "I wanted to sing some of these songs myself...
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Preview Radiohead on "Austin City Limits"

Preview Radiohead on "Austin City Limits" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

Last month, Radiohead taped an appearance on the performance-based TV show "Austin City Limits".

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Watch Bon Iver Cover the Band's "Ophelia"

Watch Bon Iver Cover the Band's "Ophelia" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it

Photo of Bon Iver at Coachella by Natalie Kardos Bon Iver performed at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco last night, and played a cover of the Band's Northern Lights -- Southern Cross song "Ophelia".

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Jack White: Blunderbuss – review

Jack White: Blunderbuss – review | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
(Third Man/XL)As former upholsterer Jack White might tell it, there's no constancy to things any more. Furniture isn't built to last. Records aren't made in high fidelity.
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