Broken Social Scene Performs Modest Mouse's "The World at Large"

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Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene recently performed their rendition of Modest Mouse’s hit 2004 song “The World at Large.” They did it in conjunction with The Voice Project, which is a non-profit that raises money for women in war-ravaged Northern Uganda. The Voice Project works by getting artists to cover other artists songs and continuing one long chain of covers. The artists thus spread the word about the non-profit and advertisers, sponsors, and individuals donate on their site.

The video gives a glimpse into what it’s like to be Broken Social Scene when they’re working in the studio. They definitely put their trademark sound into the Modest Mouse classic. I love the way they can seemingly just mess around on their instruments and create they perfect melody.

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Battles Ice Cream Music Video (featuring Matias Aguayo)

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Check out the latest music video from NYC-based math-rock band Battles. The video is for their single “Ice Cream” which is a cut off of their upcoming summer album Gloss Drop. “Ice Cream” is a super catchy track that just might turn Battles into a household name. If Gloss Drop is anything like Battles’ 2007 album Mirrored, I’m going to be one of the first to scoop it up — Mirrored definitely has a special place in my heart as one of the top 5 albums to emerge from 2007.

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Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care


Post-rock instrumental band Explosions in the Sky have released the follow-up to their hit 2007 album All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is Explosions in the Sky at their absolute best. I’ve been listening to the album for the past day or so, and its one of my new favorites. Definitely give this a listen. You can stream it live from their site.

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dredg to Tour the U.S. in May

Beginning May 3rd, the lofty alternative four-piece is hitting the road in style with The Dear Hunter, The Trophy Fire, and Balance and Composure.

Tue 5/3 Los Angeles, CA Roxy

Wed 5/4 Los Angeles, CA Roxy

Thu 5/5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Fri 5/6 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Sat 5/7 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades

Tue 5/10 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre

Wed 5/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

Fri 5/13 St. Louis, MO The Firebird

Sat 5/14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge

Sun 5/15 Pontiac, MI The Eagle Theatre

Mon 5/16 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop

Wed 5/18 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

Thu 5/19 New York, NY Highline Ballroom

Fri 5/20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero

Sat 5/21 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street

Mon 5/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

Wed 5/25 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

Thu 5/26 Houston, TX The Studio @ Warehouse Live

Fri 5/27 Austin, TX Emo’s

Sat 5/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre

That’s a pretty sweet bill, if I’ve ever seen one.

This follows the band’s announcement of their up and coming fifth album, Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy (yes, that’s the name) to be released on May 3rd as well.

Here’s to hoping the rest of the record trumps this.

Arcade Fire Perform 'Month of May' and 'Ready to Start' at the Grammys


Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire won big at the Grammys last night, receiving the award for Album of the Year, beating out favorites Lady GaGa and Eminem. The famously large group first performed “Month of May” followed by “Ready to Start,” both of which are off of The Suburbs.

“Ready to Start” is my favorite song on the album, and this performance definitely doesn’t let me down.

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