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After eight years, Broken Bells are back with their most experimental album yet

Broken Bells are more cosmic and daring than ever on INTO THE BLUE. James Mercer and Danger Mouse break down their first album in eight years.

10 debut records from 2001 that still crush 20 years later

It’s truly mind-blowing to believe that 2001 was really 20 years ago. The beginning of the 2000s was a strange time. We had the beginning of Myspace, the golden age of pop punk and plenty of questionable fashion choices. Read more: 10 vocalists who brought a unique sound to the 2000s scene It’s also crazy […]

10 covers Paramore could do to hold us over until their next album

We’re all anxiously awaiting the release of Paramore’s next album, but the band have warned us not to get too ready just yet. On the bright side, Hayley Williams hasn’t left us wanting in the solo department. Recently, she had a fan release her newest broody track “My Limb,” followed up by her second solo […]

Richard Swift's cause of death revealed

Ex-Shins and Black Keys member and prolific artist/producer Richard Swift’s cause of death has been revealed by his family. The musician died last week after a GoFundMe account was started to help him battle a “life-threatening condition.” Read more: Richard Swift has died at the age of 41 Swift died last Tuesday (July 3), aged […]

Richard Swift, former Shins member and solo artist, dies at 41

Musician, producer and former the Shins and the Black Keys member Richard Swift has died at the age of 41, as reported by Pitchfork. Last month, fans were alerted to a “life-threatening condition” affecting the artist when a GoFundMe account was launched to help cover medical costs. Swift’s death on Tuesday was confirmed on his official […]

This up-and-coming artist is making dope posters for all of your favorite bands

[All photos by: Luke Martin] It’s been said time and time again: One door must close so that another can open. That’s exactly what 20-year-old screen printing artist Luke Martin learned when he dropped out of college and found himself churning out gig posters for his favorite bands just a few months later. “I wasn’t […]

The Lead - 100 Bands You Needed To Know in 2001: Where Are They Now?

100 Bands You Needed To Know in 2001: Where Are They Now? AP 297 marked our 13th annual “100 Bands You Need To Know” special, where we profile a hundred of our favorite up-and-coming acts from all walks of musical life. Many of our 100 Bands selections have gone onto fame, fortune and forgetting about […]

Tegan And Sara add west coast dates to fall tour with The Black Keys

Tegan And Sara have added more west coast stops, which will include Canada, to their upcoming tour with The Black Keys. Tour dates (newly added dates indicated in bold):* September 23  – The Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC September 24  – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA September 25  – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID September […]

Watch the Shins cover the Magnetic Fields' "Andrew In Drag"

Below you can watch the Shins recent performance on Triple J, where they cover the Magnetic Fields song, “Andrew In Drag.”

The Shins add dates to world tour

The Shins have added some new dates to their extensive tour in support of Port Of Morrow. Check out the full itinerary below (new dates are in bold): 05/29/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater 05/31/12 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrahs Council Bluffs 06/01/12 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre 06/02/12 – Kansas […]

The Shins release "The Rifle's Spiral" video

The Shins have released a video for “The Rifle's Sprial,” viewable below. It's from their new album Port Of Morrow. The Shins: The Rifle’s Spiral on

The Shins on Jimmy Kimmel Live: How To Survive Coachella

The Shins recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and in addition to performing a pair of new songs (“The Rifle's Spiral” and “Simple Song”), the band participated in a skit on how to surviva Coachella, which starts this weekend. Check out the videos below. The band's new album Port Of Morrow is out now.

Watch the Shins perform live at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge

The Shins performed live at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge earlier this week; the entire performance can be viewed here. The band's new album Port Of Morrow is due our Mar. 20 via Aural Apothecary/Columbia.

The Shins release "Bait And Switch" video

The Shins have unveiled a new video for “Bait And Switch,” another new song from their upcoming full-length Port Of Morrow, due out Mar. 20. Watch it below.

The Shins release "Simple Song" video

The Shins have released a new video for “Simple Song” from their upcoming full-length Port Of Morrow, due out Mar. 20. It's available for free download from iTunes.

Check out a new song from the Shins, "The Rifle’s Spiral"

The Shins have released a new song titled “The Rifle's Spiral” that'll appear on their upcoming full-length Port Of Morrow, due out March 20 via Columbia/Aural Apothecary.  Check it out here.

The Shins release "September" video

The Shins have released a new video for “September,” the B-side to their upcoming Simple Song 7-inch that hits stores next week. Check it out below. The band's new album Port Of Morrow drops March 20.   The Shins: “September” (b-side of “Simple Song” 7”) from Record Store Day on Vimeo.

Broken Bells - Meyrin Fields EP

Broken Bells Meyrin Fields EP   Listening to Broken Bells—electro-pop collaboration between Shins leading man James Mercer and Beatles-bootlegger-turned-Gnarls-Barkley-superstar Danger Mouse—feels a bit like watching one of those weird high school flings between an A/V club super-dork and a cheerleader at the fore of a New Year’s resolution to start going for guys with a […]

I'm Not Here, This Isn't Happening

I was a disgruntled record store employee/recent college graduate when Kid A came out. If you were like me and an emotionally disenfranchised teenager when “Creep” hit MTV in 1993, you’re picking up what I’m putting down here. I liked Radiohead’s debut, Pablo Honey; I loved their sophomore effort, The Bends; and if OK Computer […]