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Flashback Friday Video – Pulp "This Is Hardcore"

For devoted followers of The Tripwire, you are most likely aware that our own Erin Chandler is obsessed with Pulp. Simply saying that Pulp is her favorite group doesn’t even come close to accurately describing her infatuation with frontman Jarvis Cocker. In fact, those of us who attended one of the Jarvis read more »

POSTED August 8, 2008 11:33AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Exclusive Download – This Is Ivy League "You And Me And The Moon"

Although far too many times we’re subjected to bands covering songs that simply fall flat, we were pleasantly surprised when this one landed in our inbox. The Brooklyn duo This Is Ivy League has been making waves around the interwebs lately, with glowing reviews for their album popping up read more »

POSTED August 8, 2008 10:56AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1)

Video – Ladytron "Runaway"

The latest video from Ladytron’s Velocifero album is for one of our favorite tracks, “Runaway.” The clip was directed by Mike Sharpe and Barney Steele @ Found Collective, and the set designed by Music For Patterns read more »

POSTED August 8, 2008 8:01AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Wolfmother Down To One Member

Now this is some seriously sucktastic news. Today the Aussie rockers Wolfmother announced that bass/keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett were leaving the band. Singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale is the sole member of the band read more »

POSTED August 7, 2008 12:17PM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Port O'Brien's Summer Tour Is In Full Swing

Things have been going mighty swell for Port O’Brien. Their album All We Could Do Was Sing, which was self-released here in the US, recently landed in UK record shops through City Slang read more »

POSTED August 7, 2008 10:43AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Her Space Holiday Releases EP + Full Album On The Way

Back in April we learned that Marc Bianchi had completed a new album under his Her Space Holiday moniker. While we must still wait until September for the release of XOXO, Panda And The New Kid Revival, the first single from the album is now available read more »

POSTED August 7, 2008 10:41AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Download – Thomas White "The Runaround"

Last year we were floored by the third album from the UK’s Electric Soft Parade, No Need To Be Downhearted. Band member Thomas White has now returned with his latest solo album, which is titled I Dream Of Black. This one totally snuck up on us read more »

POSTED August 7, 2008 9:01AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

The Dears Set To Release Fourth Album

Although they have been off our radar for just a bit, that doesn’t mean that the Canadian band The Dears have simply been chilling out. In fact, Murray Lightburn and the rest of the crew have been hard at work creating an album that is going to blow your socks off read more »

POSTED August 6, 2008 10:32AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

Download – Bat For Lashes "A Forest" + Cure Tribute Info

Although it has been many years since they have released an album worthy of flipping out over, there is no denying the massive impact that The Cure has had on countless bands and musicians over the past several decades. That being said, it is about time that a truly great tribute album read more »

POSTED August 6, 2008 10:24AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1)

Ex-Blood Brothers Members Form Past Lives

When the vocal shredding madness of the Blood Brothers announced that their band was no more, it was only a matter of time before they all went on to new projects. Jordan Blilie, Morgan Henderson and Mark Gajadhar have officially teamed up with former Shoplifting guitar player Devin Welch read more »

POSTED August 6, 2008 10:20AM IN THE TRIPWIRE