The CMJ Music Marathon Is Almost Here

Each year in October, College Music Journal puts on a days-long marathon of shows, musical acts, seminars, and films as a showcase for new talent and eagle-eyed labels seeking fresh, exciting talent.

CMJ fills more than 80 of the [NYC's] greatest venues, nightclubs and theaters with over 120,000 fans, music industry professionals, college radio tastemakers, bloggers, press, filmmakers and musicians.

Attendees have access to over 70 panels, seminars, Q&As, nighttime parties, meet and greets, mixers, film premieres, special events and exclusive areas like the Exhibitors’ Loft and Artist Lounge.

This year’s events will take place from October 18 – 22 and will feature over 1,300 acts performing, so go check out the schedule and get your tickets now for this taste-making event de’jour.


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Flaming Lips To Release Collaboration LP On Record Store Day

Hot off their insane six hour song and news of an even more-insane 24 hour song in a human skull (!) comes the news that they’ll finally be collecting all of the collaborations they’ve been working on this year and assembling them for a special Record Store Day LP early next year.

It will gather their work with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, and Prefuse 73, with whom they have released collaborative EPs this year, along with in-the-works collabs with Nick Cave, Death Cab for Cutie, Ghostland Observatory, and Cloudland Canyon.

This is as close to a straightforward release as you’re likely to get from The Flaming Lips these days. Details on if the LP will be JUST a special limited edition RSD item or if that’s just the general release date have not been released.


Via Pitchfork

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Download The Dualies’ “Handclaps And Zaps EP” For FREE

A few weeks ago I featured The Dualies’ recent EP, Handclaps And Zaps, on an episode of the podcast and it’s no wonder why I wanted to give them every little bit of exposure I could. This EP is a slice of synthpop levity sent to give you a casual respite from what you’re probably used to listening to on your lunchbreak.

These three songs hearken back to the height of mid-90s synthpop. A niche reference to be sure, but one that has it’s place and shines with a luster better than most for those in the mood for it.

The sound of dusty synth and breathy vocals do blend each song together well. While this would be terribly repetitive on a full LP, the fact that it’s only three tracks serves this set well as it is wonderfully charming; it hits fast, gives you something fresh, then leaves you wanting more.

Download Handclaps and Zaps

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Gorillaz To Release Greatest Hits Collection

While the Gorillaz have grown to be, to some, just as important as Damon Albarn’s original band, Blur, they haven’t been quite as consistent. An upcoming Greatest Hits set could be just what the doctor ordered.

According to Pitchfork:

On November 29 in the U.S. and November 28 in the UK, Virgin/Parlophone will release a greatest hits collection from Gorillaz, including singles, videos, and remixes from the entire career of Damon Albarn’s animated group. The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 will include fifteen tracks and be released on CD, CD/DVD, and vinyl. A limited edition 7″ box set will also be released.

The tracklisting is as follows:

01 Tomorrow Comes Today
02 Clint Eastwood
03 19-2000
04 Rock the House
05 Feel Good Inc
07 Dirty Harry
08 Kids With Guns
09 El Manana
10 Stylo
11 Superfast Jellyfish
12 On Melancholy Hill
13 Doncamatic
14 Clint Eastwood (Ed Case & Sweetie Irie Refix)
15 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)

Via Pitchfork

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Bright Eyes Cover The White Stripes For Charity

According to Pitchfork:

As part of a collaborative charity effort, the Gift Horse Project and Manimal Vinyl Records have enlisted a group of musicians to record school-friendly cover songs for a compilation called Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund. Bright Eyes appear on the collection alongside Swedish duo First Aid Kit with a school-themed take on the White Stripes‘ “We’re Going to be Friends.”

Proceeds from sales of the compilation go toward the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals in South African high schools. After the tracklist, stream the Bright Eyes/First Aid Kit track.

So it’s all for a good cause. Even though I’ve never been a huge Bright Eyes fan, it looks as though if this kind of goodwill-ery keeps up, we’re going to be friends after all.


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Check Out David Lynch’s Hilarious/Frightening New Song “Crazy Clown Time”

Crazy Clown Time is almost upon us!

There are two ways to look at David Lynch‘s “Crown Clown Time”, the titular track off his forthcoming LP, due out November 7th (via Sunday Best Recordings and PIAS America). On one hand, it sounds like an obscure Radiohead 7″ single, only spun at 33 1/2 rpm. But on the flipside, it just plays out like a regular evening with Mr. Lynch. Over wavy, loungey instrumentation, the “auteur of weird” exclaims oddities like “She rips her shirt off completely” and “We all ran around the backyard” and “It’s crazy clown time.” Somewhere in there a woman moans again and again.

Sounds absurd. After having listened to the entire track though, I have to say, I will not be able to sleep tonight. Or ever again. Download the track now (via Lynch’s Facebook).



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Susanna Hoffs calls into anything anything

the relaunch of anything anything started with a bang, of should we say bangle, as Susanna Hoffs called into the show…

if you missed the interview, click on the link below to enjoy it…

Susanna calls into anything anything

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Watch The New Music Video From Ty Segall

Here’s the video for Ty Segall’s “Goodbye Bread”, from this year’s album of the same name. The Matt Yoka-directed clip is pretty trippy and keeps zooming out at a big, hipster party. So take the trippiness and weigh that against whatever your tolerance of hipsters is.


Via Pitchfork

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Sunday October 2nd was the first time the show aired on more than one station, and since both stations are special, they have special playlists with very limited overlap!


Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
C’mon Everybody U2 (happy bday eddie cochran)
Love comes in Spurts RiCHARD HELL and Voidoids (happy bday Richard hell)
Love’s on Fire TOMMY CONWELL
Love is like oxygen THE SWEET (happy bday brian conolly)
What kind of fool am i GRANDPABOY
One eyed fool GIRL IN A COMA
I ain’t gonna be your fool no more ANN MARGARET
Ain’t got you (live 88) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET BAND
Open my eyes BANGLES
Anna Belle Lee GREG KIHN
In the modern world JESSE MALIN
She’s so modern BOOMTOWN RATS (happy bday bob geldof)
She’s too tough to love ROBERT HAZARD
Pink turns to blue HUSKER DU
Danny Felter THE WILD DEER (brooklyn)
Roller Coaster Town GARLAND JEFFREYS
Coney island whitefish JOAN JETT
High School Confidential JERRY LEE LEWIS (happy bday Jerry)
Win or Lose LEW LEWIS
Dancin’ Party CHUBBY CHECKER (happy bday chubby)
Tragic PLASTIQ PASSION (unsigned Staten Island)
No Jeremy (live 95) PEARL JAM
Pillow Talk SYLVIA (RIP Sylvia Robinson)
Hello i must be going GROUCHO MARX (happy bday Groucho)


Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Double shot of my baby’s love SWINGING MEDALLIONS
C’mon Everybody LED ZEPPELIN (happy bday Eddie Cochran)
Blank Generation RICHARD HELL and VOIDOIDS (happy bday Richard)
My Generation GREEN DAY
My generation Part 2 TODD SNIDER
We Are Young FUN. with JANELLE MONAE
Smells like Karen Carpenter MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS
Susanna Hoffs Calls into the show
I’ll Keep it with Mine THE RAINY DAY (Susanna Hoffs/David Roback)
Manic Monday (orig demo tape) PRINCE and APPOLONIA
Monday Morning FLEETWOOD MAC (happy bday Lindsay)
Monday Monday Monday TEGAN AND SARA
I Don’t Like Mondays BON JOVI with BOB GELDOF (happy bday Bob)
Rock and Roll Hall of Lame MOJO NIXON
Wig Wam Bam THE DONNAS (happy bday Brian Connolly of the Sweet)
20th Century Boy REPLACEMENTS (happy bday Marc Bolan)
21st Century Digital Boy BAD RELIGION
Wild in the Streets GARLAND JEFFREYS
SWAK WYLDLIFE (unsigned Westchester)
Danny Felter WILD DEER (unsigned Brooklyn)
High School Confidential BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and E STREET (happy bday Jerry Lee Lewis)

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Well, it may not get any cooler (or hotter) than this…

The Bangles who just released a stellar new album called Sweetheart of the Sun (go here and buy it) are going to be in the area for a few club shows:

Monday Night at Highline Ballroom (get tix here)
Wednesday Night at Stone Pony (get tix here)

and your favorite free form radio show has something special planned for each night, you have the chance to hang out with me and the Bangles at their soundcheck and meet them too! WOW!

Here’s the details i will be giving away a handful of passes for this via my radio shows on sunday night, and it will go down like this:

Sometime Sunday night between 9pm and 11pm on 107.1 The Peak (stream at or via the tune in app on your phone) I will play a brand new Bangles track, when you hear it, send a direct message to me on Facebook (click here) and put in the header “BANGLES HIGHLINE” or “BANGLES PONY” we will randomly choose 5 winners per show. Each winner gets to bring a guest! Any entries recieved before i play the song will be deleted and any recieved 15 minutes after i play the song will be deleted.

Also i will do the same thing between 11pm and 1am on 105.5 WDHA (stream at or via the tune in app on your phone) same rules as above.

For the Highline show you need to be at the venue at 5pm, for the Stone Pony it’s 6pm.

Good luck! Hope to see you there!

No purchase necessary, no cash value, non transferable. each package includes access to the meet and greet and currently not tix to the show. This may change by sunday night, listen to the peak or dha during my show for more info

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