Released last year, Coming of Age is an appropriate title for Knesset's first album, as the band is only now starting to step up locally. Pronounced KA-NESS-ET and named after the legislative branch of the Israeli government, these locals have played in the background of Phoenix since 2007.
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British Sea Power - Valhalla DancehallNot much -- if any -- new music is being released today, so I must jump ahead a week an pick and album from that slate of releases. Among those is the fifth album from Brighton indie rockers British Sea Power, Valhalla Dancehall. How does the band follow ... More >>
This one's for the ladies, compliments of LA all-female quartet Warpaint.Today marks the release of their stunningly cohesive debut album The Fool. Six years in the making, The Fool maps out the band's penchant for all things Joy Division. Well, actually their take is a smidgen more upbeat, thoug ... More >>
Title: The Fool
Release date: October 25
Label: Rough Trade
The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>
By Frances Michelle Lopez
It takes a brave person to release an album of covers. Sure, Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook" had some sweet old school jams, not to mention the nostalgic tracks off of the infamous Pop Goes Punk compilations, and the growing number of indie artists covering hi ... More >>
The flag of Scotland
What is it about Scotland that makes the country of just more than 5 million people produce far more than its fair share of great pop music artists?
Consider the following sample list: Simple Minds, Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Big Country, Altered Images, The Bluebells, The Je ... More >>