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William McCulloch

Stream Dream Boat Jonsi's New Album

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to wake up as a woodland nymph with purple butterfly wings in a forest made of imaginary diamonds and a bed of luscious unicorn fur, … read more »


Jay Reatard's Autopsy Results Revealed

According to a report by Memphis’ Commercial Appeal, Shelby County Medical Examiner Karen E. Chancellor is quoted as saying that garage-rocker Jay Reatard died January 13th due to “cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing … read more »

POSTED February 3, 2010 3:40PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Coldplay On The Simpsons > The Grammys

Yeah, we know: Beyoncé covered Alanis and Slash added the “November Rain” solo to that Jamie Foxx summer jam and Ke$ha slurred an announcement alongside the kid that plays Harry Potter and Taylor Swift even … read more »

POSTED February 1, 2010 1:02PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Shout Out Louds' New Video Is So Euro

Which means we, as Americans, are having trouble picking up on its many scabrous emotional themes and undercurrents. Which is to say, we have no idea what’s going on. But the song is good! Directed … read more »

POSTED January 13, 2010 1:57PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Tripwire Video Premiere: XTC's "Mayor Of Simpleton"

Just in case you’ve ever wondered, this is the egg that hatched Crash Test Dummies. Make no mistake. 

POSTED January 12, 2010 11:38AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS:

LA: Win Tickets to See The Pee Wee Herman Show at Club Nokia

Kids have it rough these days. Yeah, they’ve got cell phones and iPods and personal shoppers, but have you seen the crap they’re handed in the TV department? It’s uncool. Which is exactly why we’re … read more »

POSTED January 11, 2010 1:09PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (41) TAGS:

Cover Art for Freelance Whales' Debut LP Is Pretty

In a homemade kind of way. Let this be a hand-stitched reminder that the banjo-friendly indie-pop outfit is releasing their debut full-length, Weathervanes, via Frenchkiss and Mom+Pop on March 16th. We’re growing more fond/excited every … read more »


Japandroids To Wet Jimmy Fallon's Hair Tonight

To whomever’s in charge of booking over at Camp Fallon: we’d very much like to hug you and buy you one large beer. Over the past several months, the list of musical guests stopping by … read more »

POSTED January 4, 2010 11:05AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Radiohead to Head Back Into Studio in January, Reflect on Copenhagen

Great news, right? Guitarist Ed O’Brien took to the band’s website to talk about the past year, plans for next and to let us know that after some great touring in Latin America, the vibe … read more »

POSTED December 21, 2009 1:04PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS:

Mos Def Talks Gorillaz

Mos Def chats with DJ Semtex about becoming the fifth or sixth Gorilla and one of the more exciting collaborations on the menu for next year. (via Nah Right)

POSTED December 21, 2009 12:49PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: ,