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How To Set Up A Turntable Properly

Our new in house deck technician takes us through a six step guide...

Audiophile

Rank Your Records: Laura Jane Grace Ranks the Seven Against Me! Albums

The frontwoman looks back at one of the most beloved (yet most divisive) catalogs in modern punk.<p><i>In</i> <i>Rank Your Records</i><i>, we talk to members of bands who have amassed substantial discographies over the years and ask them to rate their releases in order of personal preference.</i><p>On Christmas day of 1996, …

Indie Music

Do you listen to music in stereo?

The Audiophiliac ponders whether stereo is all that important for the enjoyment of music.<p>We have an ear on each side of our head for a reason, so we can hear sounds from 360 degrees all around us. With two eyes we can only see what's in front of us -- we have to turn to look in other directions -- …

Audiophile

Cayetana Hits Reset

The Philly punk trio put the music industry behind them to self-release their new album, 'New Kind of Normal,' and they're a lot happier for it.<p>Allegra Anka needs to quote <i>Sex and the City</i> for a second. The bassist for Philadelphia indie-punk trio Cayetana is referencing a scene in which Samantha …

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​With 'Jersey's Best Dancers,' Lifetime Accidentally Injected Pop Punk and Hardcore into Emo

Right before the band called it quits in 1997, they inadvertently started a sound that continues to this day.<p><i>By 1997, the shine of grunge was wearing off and a new crop of bands was taking music in a more emotionally honest direction. Whether or not their members realized it, they were building the</i> …

Indie Music

How Discogs Dragged Record Collecting Into the 21st Century

A rare interview with the core team at the beloved music cataloguing database and marketplace.<p>Most of the world's great companies have a good creation myth. Nike was started from the trunk of Phil Knight's car. Apple, Google, and Amazon all started in a garage. Discogs—the music cataloguing …

Jack White

Jack White Opens Third Man Pressing Plant in Detroit

It’s the first record pressing plant to open in the city in over 50 years.<p>White Stripes frontman and Third Man label head Jack White is opening a new record pressing plant tomorrow (February 25) in Detroit, reports local publication <i>Detroit Free Press</i>.<p>The plant, called Third Man Pressing, is located …

Jack White

Chasing the Impossible Past: How a Band Moves on from Its Masterpiece Album

The downside of releasing a perfect record is that you might forever live in its shadow.<p>From seemingly nowhere in June of 2012, an up-and-coming band from Vancouver called Japandroids dropped <i>Celebration Rock</i>, the summer album to end all summer albums. With its shout-along choruses, fuck-it-all …

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Elastica Reunite In The Studio

The UK band Elastica released one self-titled album of ridiculously catchy, close-to-perfect new wave in 1995. Then, they took five years to record</i> …

The 20 best emo/punk albums of 2016

20<p>John K Samson – <i>Winter Wheat</i> (ANTI-)<p>It’s the perfect time for The Weakerthans to end their hiatus — they’re more influential than ever — but while …

The Avett Brothers Cover Leonard Cohen In Detroit

The Avett Brothers performed a concert Friday night at The Fillmore Detroit. The group began their show with a tribute to Leonard Cohen who passed …

Rock Music

The best garage bands of all time

In the 1960s, an explosion of garage bands simultaneously popped up around the world with one mission: to play loud, raw, fiercely delivered rock & …

John K. Samson Finds His Own Voice (With a Little Help from Neil Young)

If John K. Samson gets overlooked as one of his generation’s finest songwriters, it might be thanks to the unconventional road he took to get there. …

Songwriting

Album Of The Week: Jeff Rosenstock WORRY.

Jeff Rosenstock comes with some built-in barriers. He sings in a nasal bleat that, when he’s really excited, turns into a strangulated squawk. He …

Low Culture Established Itself as One of New Mexico's Best Pop-Punk Bands—Now They're Starting Over in Portland

<b>Who:</b> Chris Mason (guitar, vocals), Joe Ayoub (guitar, vocals), Sam George (drums), Jay Castaldi (bass).<p><b>Sounds like:</b> Nineties pop punk getting better …

Best turntables under $500 released in 2016

Fueled by the significantly high interest in vinyl the last few years, audio companies and turntable manufacturers are constanlty designing and …

Bon Iver, Wilco, and much, much more: Here’s what’s coming to record stores in September

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Beach Slang: meet the punk rockers who are ready to 'bleed for you'

Don’t be fooled by the bowties: Philly’s finest might just be the most raucous band of the moment… if they can hold it together<p>If James Alex ever gave up the day job, you suspect he could make a decent living as a motivational life coach. Barely a minute of conversation with the Beach Slang singer …

Indie Music

Review: Descendents
 More Like Mom and Dad on 'Hypercaffium Spazzinate'

Our take on the pop-punk pioneers' seventh album<p>Nearly four decades ago, Descendents were the band that taught hardcore bruisers that punk could be …

High Definition Vinyl Will Soon Become a Market Reality

Imagine a vinyl record that has 30% more capacity, 30% greater volume, and double the audio fidelity of a typical LP sold today.<p>The technical …

Audiophile

Mikey Erg on the Preservation of Pop Punk

<b>Andy Thomas:</b> <i>Your new album is bit of a departure from the Ergs!, as it’s a little more power pop than punk. Do you agree?</i><p>Yeah, it’s definitely …

Beach Slang Return with “Punks in a Disco Bar” and Announce New Full-Length

The Philadelphians will release ‘A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings’ on September 23.<p>We need endorphin-heavy, heart-on-sleeve, major-chord, grin-inducing punk rock right now. I mean we <i>need</i> it. There’s a goddamn duty of care: punk has to hold people to account and spit against authority, but sometimes …

Vocabulary

stream Toys That Kill’s new album ‘Sentimental Ward’

<b>Toys That Kill</b>, one of the bands of the great melodic punk staple Todd Congelliere, are releasing their new album <i>Sentimental Ward</i> this Friday (7/1) …

Review: Local punks GØGGS are fast, sloppy and distorted on self-titled debut

On its debut album, Los Angeles three-piece sludge rock band GØGGS tears through 10 songs in a little more than 25 minutes, laying waste via lyrics about a Glendale junkyard, the assassination of a doctor, some sort of needle swap and the local proto-punk band Würm.<p>At least according to the titles. …

20 Lost Albums Ripe For Rediscovery

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> of 20<p>Leatherface, ‘Mush’<p><b>Leatherface, ‘Mush’</b>. Fucked Up’s Pink Eyes said: “To me this is the …

Rank Your Records: The Thermals’ Hutch Harris Orders the Band’s Six Albums

In advance of the band's new record, 'We Disappear,' we had the frontman reflect on his catalog of perfectly crafted power pop albums.<p><i>Photo: Jason Quigley</i><p><i>In Rank Your Records, we talk to members of bands who have amassed substantial discographies over the years and ask them to rate their releases</i> …

Indie Music

Vinyl Culture: Photographer meets the people who collect, sell and love vinyl records

The joy of purchasing a record with a beautifully designed sleeve. The care and attention placed on removing said record from its protective case. …

stream Your Loss’ (Chumped, Elway) debut album ‘Midlife Crisis Tropical Vacation’

We recently mentioned that former <b>Chumped</b> guitarist Drew Johnson teamed up with <b>Elway</b> members Brian Van Proyen and Tim Browne, and drummer Miles …

A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

As a co-founder of the band X, John Doe helped define the punk scene that emerged in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Doe tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross that punk was about breaking rules and challenging the norms of the existing music scene.<p>John Doe's new album, <i>The Westerner</i>, is out now.<p>"One of the …

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