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Alex Eriksen

America In Black And White: The Gaslight Anthem's New Video

This video for The Gaslight Anthem’s American Slang title track certainly plays at their strengths both musically and visually. It’s dreary, dystopian, and downright despondent, but not without a hint of working mans’ pride and … read more »

POSTED July 8, 2010 5:26PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Wilco's Summer To Do List: Start Own Label?

Since parting ways with Nonesuch Records, Wilco have been enjoying a very active summer. They’re hinting at starting their own label, gearing up for a European tour, and kicking around album ideas all while doing … read more »

POSTED July 8, 2010 4:30PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Contest: Win a Limited 7" Test Pressing Of The Swell Season's Candi Staton Cover

Recently, The Swell Season did a great cover of Candi Staton’s “Young Hearts Run Free” for Levi’s Pioneer Sessions—download it for zero dollars over here. But we wanted to up the ante on “free” part … read more »

POSTED July 6, 2010 11:43AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Tokyo Police Club Played Letterman

If only they’d taken up Paul Shaffer’s offer to guest on keytar. (Via twentyfourbit)

POSTED June 30, 2010 9:40AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Do You Know The Ice Cream Man?

You’re going to see a lot of strange things at music festivals, most of them relating to wardrobe and controlled substances, and though it may feel as if you’re at a Halloween parade in Amsterdam, … read more »

POSTED June 29, 2010 10:48AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Video: Villagers, "Ship Of Promises"

MORE DRUIDS. Kathryn Ferguson directs Conor O’Brien bka Villagers and a trio of fleet-footed forest people in what rolls like a snippet of a really weird psychedelic nature documentary. We’ve no shortage of nice things … read more »

POSTED June 28, 2010 8:54AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Conor Oberst Joins Song Strike Against Arizona Immigration Law

Those who know Conor Oberst’s style won’t be surprised to hear he’s joined Song Strike. The guy is more grass roots than a backyard, he openly supports PETA, subscribes to no mainstream religion, and he’s … read more »

POSTED June 25, 2010 10:14AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

The Dirty Björk Collaboration is Traipsing Toward Your Hi-Fi, Man

Björk and The Dirty Projectors plan to release an EP comprised of the tracks they played out together last year at New York’s Housing Works, a live collaboration lined up by Stereogum‘s Brandon Stosuy. The … read more »

POSTED June 23, 2010 10:46AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Wavves Declare New Beginning With King Of The Beach

The interview portion of this Yours Truly video consists largely of the dudes contemplating being 35 and still bumming around the beach with their guitars for pizza money. Quality stuff. Then the crew is treated … read more »

POSTED June 22, 2010 4:29PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Voodoo Festival Lineup Makes For A Very Happy Halloween This Year

The roster for New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival came out today, and it’s looking like the recipe for a pretty insane holiday weekend. The weekend boasts performances from present-tense psychedelic stars MGMT, future-tense psychedelic newbie Janelle … read more »

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