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Chase Hoffberger

Listen: Small Black, "Photojournalist"

Small Black fans, it is officially your Christmas season. With debut LP New Chain set to drop October 26th on Jagjaguwar, the Brooklyn troupe is launching an all-out attack on the Internets, boldly announcing a … read more »

POSTED August 18, 2010 4:29PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Listen: Wild Nothing, "Golden Haze"

photo by Tom Jenkinson After Wild Nothing’s Gemini came out, it became damn obvious that Jack Tatum knew a thing or two about spinning together some killer pop music. Fortunately for us, the mastermind behind … read more »

POSTED August 18, 2010 3:37PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Listen to the Wrens' New Song, "Crescent"

That makes two released songs in seven years by wily Jersey veterans The Wrens. This one’s a gem, though, a charging ode to New Orleans that’ll be featured on the upcoming Dear New Orleans benefit … read more »

POSTED August 18, 2010 2:50PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Listen: (The) Tony Castles, "Black Girls in Dresses"

Well, isn’t this just the most serene piece of dream pop you’ve heard all day? “Black Girls in Dresses” is the latest from Brooklyn’s (The) Tony Castles, a slippery tumble through ‘80s synths and subtly-funked … read more »

POSTED August 12, 2010 3:13PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Listen: Sleepy Sun, "Marina" + "Horses"

Thanks to two stellar albums in 2009’s Embrace and this May’s Fever, fans have grown accustomed to Sleepy Sun dropping tracks like “Marina”: behemoths of rock that, over the course of more than six minutes, … read more »

POSTED August 11, 2010 4:07PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Watch Spoon play "Nobody Gets Me But You" on Jimmy Fallon Again

We get you, Britt. We get it allllllllllll the time. And we love the all-white painter getup. More than that, we love this song, one of the tightest packages off this January’s Transference, and a … read more »

POSTED August 5, 2010 9:52AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Listen: The Magic Kids, "Superball"

How in the hell these Tennessee Kids manage to sound as much exuberant as they do is beyond us. We tend to be grumps! With “Superball,” they’ve uncorked 2-and-a-half minutes of lively, Elvis Costello-infused pop, … read more »

POSTED August 4, 2010 3:10PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Listen: The Happen-Ins, "Work My Way Up Steady"

Southern indie rock enthusiasts breathed a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday when police found Phosphorescent’s once-stolen van and all of the band’s equipment – $40,000 worth of guitars, mics and picks – completely unharmed. … read more »

POSTED July 15, 2010 1:56PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS:

Video: Chief, "Night & Day"

Soooo two of the Chief dudes have grown into full-blown cavemen. Not a bad thing! As you’ve probably already gleaned, we’re enamored all the same. With “Night & Day”, the Los Angelenos have themselves a rock-solid … read more »

POSTED July 15, 2010 10:22AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Have Some New Sword!

Yessuhhhh! Austin powerhouses The Sword spent last summer as well as they possibly could, releasing March’s scorching Gods of the Earth before packing their bags and hitting the road in support of Metallica – the … read more »

POSTED July 13, 2010 4:02PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: