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Foster The People Unveil Los Angeles Mural

Foster the PeopleFoster the People have given back to the Los Angeles community in a pretty huge way—and we mean that literally. The trio is responsible for an enormous new mural in downtown LA, which is basically just a giant advertisement for their new album, Supermodel.

Frontman Mark Foster says about the mural,  ”Living down here the last four years, I’ve gotten to be part of a cultural renaissance. I feel like Los Angeles has given us a lot, and we wanted to give something back. There’s a lot of people who live down here, who walk past or ride the bus to work past that wall every day. They have no idea who we are, but they’re going to be able to see a piece of art that’s making their neighborhood more beautiful, even if they never listen to the band.”

The band played a free show in front of the mural, which was done by Dutch artist Young & Sick, last Thursday night, and their new music video for “Coming of Age,” shows a time-lapse video of the process.

“It happens to be the same art we’re putting on our record, but for me it was always something separate from the album itself,” notes Foster, “Music is an intangible thing – it travels through the air. But there’s something powerful about something you can look at and touch. This was a chance to make something that’s going to stand independent of the music that we make.”

Check out the mural at 539 S. Los Angeles Street and catch the band on tour this spring.

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February 20th Declared Kurt Cobain Day

145651__nirvana_lBack in December we brought you the news that Hoquiam, Washington would be celebrating Nirvana Day on April 10th this year. Although Hoquiam was not Kurt Cobain‘s hometown, he did live there for a brief time, as explained by the town’s mayor. Picking up on the trend, Cobain’s actual hometown, Aberdeen, Washington has announced that February 20th will become Kurt Cobain Day. And this isn’t just a one time deal, folks. February 20th will be Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen….forever.

“Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.” reads a city proclamation.

Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th.

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South By So What?! Confirm Lineup

South By So What?!South By So What?! have confirmed their 2014 lineup, and it includes some pretty major changes. Several acts have been dropped such as, HRVRD, Upon a Burning Body, I The Mighty, and Wolves At The Gate. The new lineup will include A Lot Like Birds, ’68, From Indian Lakes, Betrayal, The Greenery, He Is Legend, Myka Relocate, Sylar, and Thick As Blood.

The bands join previously confirmed headliners Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Asking Alexandria, and August Burns Red. Catch the festival March 14-16 at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX, and view the full lineup below. Continue reading ‘South By So What?! Confirm Lineup’

Tegan And Sara Appear In New Oreo Ad

cookie-dough-oreo-608x342Just looking at this photo of the new Oreo flavor is making my mouth water. Now, pair that delicious looking image with the new voice of Oreo, AKA Tegan and Sara, and you’re on to something promising. The duo bring their signature synthpop energy to the latest Oreo commercial, which will debut during the Grammy Awards this Sunday. For curious Oreo fans, the brand will also be debuting a new Marshmallow Crispy flavor. Check out the ad below, and catch Tegan and Sara as they join Katy Perry on the fall leg of her Prismatic tour. Continue reading ‘Tegan And Sara Appear In New Oreo Ad’

Foster The People Announce North American Tour Dates

Foster the PeopleFirst, Foster The People break their three-year silence with a catchy new tune and the promise of a new album. Then, they tease us with the news that they’ll be making the festival rounds this spring. Of course, fans have been hoping for additional tour dates surrounding the festivals (how could we not?) and now we have them.

Hitting Las Vegas, Nashville, Boston, Tampa, Toronto, and all the other major stops in between, Foster The People will embark on a three-month tour in support of their March 18 release, Supermodel. Check out the dates below.

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Arcade Fire Cover INXS’ “Devil Inside”

arcade-fireArcade Fire has had a pretty incredible 2014, and it’s only January. I mean, they were nominated for a BRIT Award, are headlining Coachella, and just generally seem to be on top of the world. I still hear “Reflektor” played constantly on indie radio. Plus, they’re currently touring Australia surrounding their time at Big Day Out Festival, so that’s  pretty cool.

Speaking of, last night while at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the band covered INXS‘ “Devil Inside.” You can watch a fan recorded performance, and if you’re in the mood for an Arcade Fire/INXS mashup, you can listen to a new one by the Hood Internet below. Continue reading ‘Arcade Fire Cover INXS’ “Devil Inside”’

Warped Tour Announce Less Than Jake, Chelsea Grin, And More

Warped Tour 2014This year’s Warped Tour lineup just keeps getting better and better. Adding to an already diverse lineup comes Less Than Jake, Chelsea Grin, Bad Rabbits, Secrets, To The Wind, and MC Chris. Although To The Wind will only be on the tour from July 15th to August 3rd, the rest of the bands will see the full tour. Check out the new routing and previously announced bands below. Continue reading ‘Warped Tour Announce Less Than Jake, Chelsea Grin, And More’

Trent Reznor Streams Nine Inch Nails Remix

Nine Inch NailsIn celebration of yesterday’s Beats Music launch, creative chief Trent Reznor has released a new remix EP, featuring cuts from Nine Inch NailsHesitation Marks. Remix appearances include Hot Chip, Cold Cave, Simian Mobile Disco, and Autolux. You can check out the track list below and catch Nine Inch Nails this weekend on TV as they perform at the Grammy Awards for the first time, alongside Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age, and many more. Continue reading ‘Trent Reznor Streams Nine Inch Nails Remix’

Nick Cave Performs At Sundance

Nick CaveToday has pretty much been Sundance mania in the news, and for good reason. Screening tons of independent films and celebrating art in such a massive way is pretty awesome in and of itself, but throw in a performance by Nick Cave, and the evening just got a lot cooler. Cave, who stars in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard‘s music documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, treated audiences to a version of “God is in the House,” which he said he “wrote in Utah, when [he] was on honeymoon with [his] wife,” along with “The Mercy Seat,” and “People Ain’t No Good.”

While no video of the performance has surfaced (yet), you can find more information on the film here, and catch Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on tour this summer. See dates below. Continue reading ‘Nick Cave Performs At Sundance’

The National Announce North American Tour

The-National-Press-PhotoI remember back in May when The National headlined at Boston Calling, and all I heard for the next week was how incredible their performance was. Easily one of the best of the festival, was the phrase I kept hearing. But for those that have missed the band’s much talked about performances, you’ll now have a chance to see them live and in action as they continue promotion of Trouble Will Find Me on a short April tour with Daughter, Warpaint, and Portugal. The Man. Their tour will also include a late January stop in Hawaii, and two festival dates in May and June. Check out the routing below. Continue reading ‘The National Announce North American Tour’


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