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TJ Kosinski

"We Are The World 2010" to Raise Money for Haiti and Somehow Feature MJ

Since the release of “We Are the World” way back in 1985, the charity single has sold over 20 million copies and raised more than $63 million in humanitarian aid for Africa and the United … read more »

POSTED January 21, 2010 12:26PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

New Pornographers' New Porn to Include Beirut, St. Vincent and Okkervil River's Will Sheff

Aaaaaaaah. August 2007 was the last time The New Pornographers all got together and released an album. Well now that the year of the tiger is upon us, the gang’s reunited to release their Challengers … read more »

POSTED January 21, 2010 11:40AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

High Places Want to Tackle You and Yr Friends

This Easter, it’s High Places versus humanity in a no-holds-barred cage match. Two will enter, only one shall leave. Well, not exactly. But early April is the target date for the forthcoming release of High … read more »

POSTED January 15, 2010 8:51AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

MGMT Have Presented The Creepiest Stimulus Package Our Era Has Seen Yet

MGMT has heard your slander. You’ve said they look ridiculous and certainly could not come to your mother’s dinner table dressed in those silly excuses for pants. You’ve said rhyming feel with electric eel is … read more »

POSTED January 15, 2010 8:13AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Arcade Fire Ask You To Help Haiti

The Arcade Fire are the most recent addition to the Haitian relief effort, joining Wyclef Jean and the rest of the re-tweeting Twitterverse in calling for your help. In wake of the earthquake tragedy, the … read more »

POSTED January 14, 2010 12:50PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

El Perro Del Mar Totally Cheated on Us, But That's Okay

Some rooftop in L.A. recently played host to an “impromptu” performance by El Perro Del Mar. The songstress performed “Change of Heart” from last year’s Love Is Not Pop. Although this time around the adorable … read more »

POSTED January 14, 2010 12:44PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Your Mom Might Ask You About Vampire Weekend Next Week

Finally your parents can join in on the Vampire Weekend backlash/anti-backlash debate as the band’s new album, Contra, is poised to take the number one spot on the Billboard Top 200 next week. According to … read more »

POSTED January 14, 2010 11:04AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2)

The Forthcoming Jimi Hendrix Flood of 2010 Makes Us Wish We Printed Money Instead of Crappy Indie Rock Quips

Since his death on September 18th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix has released an astounding eight studio albums. Eight. That number kicks up to nine in March when Sony’s Legacy Recordings releases Valleys of Neptune, twelve unreleased/magically … read more »

POSTED January 11, 2010 3:47PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

NERD BONUS: Dirty Projectors' Free Music Is Also Good

Most nerds and nerd moms thought Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca was one of the best records of 2009. They were on the money. Today, the Dirties have released their surprise new Ascending Melody 7” for free … read more »

POSTED January 11, 2010 12:48PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS:

New Pavement Recordings "Inevitable"

Pavement fans had their prayers answered earlier this year when Malkmus and Co. announced a few reunion shows slated for 2010. Then even more prayers were answered when the indie rock titans announced a European … read more »

POSTED December 3, 2009 4:34PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: