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

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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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New Foo Fighters Album Wasting Light Streaming

Okay, Foo Fighters aren’t exactly indie (the album cover sure looks it though-), but they are a band you should probably care about, regardless of your nit-picky sub genre preferences.

Wasting Light, the group’s seventh studio album, is due out on April 12th. The record casts an interesting light on the group’s honed formula with a visceral analog production job courtesy of Butch Vig (known for his defining work on Nirvana’s multi-platinum Nevermind).

The first couple tracks are rocking pretty hard- it’s a relief to hear them doing that again.

The Foo’s have sounded like hydrant-tethered mutts for their past couple releases- always about to bite down where it hurts with that riff that kills or vocal line that leaves you reeling, but pulling back at the last second, afraid to let loose. No such gun-shyness seems present here.

“Bridge Burning” and “White Limo” simply slay. The discordant intro of the opener brings back an edginess the group hasn’t had since One By One and “White Limo” is a blistering riff feast that will have the horns flying in every direction. On the other end, the first single, “Rope,” shows the band feeding a growing hunger for experimentation with slicked-back jazzy chord choices and dreamy falsetto lines from Grohl.

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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.

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