Not long ago we were championing the heart-on-sleeve, indie pop revivalism of Brooklyn’s Hints. Well the dudes are back with the third volume of their two-track EP series, appropriately titled Vol. III. If you were a fan of their Smiths-esque stylings on Vol. II, you’re still going to dig them now. Give new tracks “Endless Well” and […]

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Morrissey made it clear this week that he was — and is still — not the biggest fan of the late Margaret Thatcher. Whether you agree with the political leanings of the outspoken singer or not, we couldn’t care less. But what better excuse is there to reminisce on The Smiths and the rest of their […]

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For the last several years Smiths fans craving new tunes had to make do with the crooning of Morrisey’s solo project. At long last Johnny Marr, the other piece of the Smiths’ signature sound, has strapped on his guitar, and this time it isn’t to back up Isaac Brock in Modest Mouse. “Upstarts” is the […]

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This February, indie Brit rockers The Cribs will release Payola, a singles collection marking the band’s 10th anniversary. The deluxe edition will feature B-sides and some new material, including the previously unheard “Leather Jacket Love Song.” Recorded back in 2010, “Leather Jacket Love Song” features the legendary Johnny Marr (The Smiths) on guitar during his […]

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The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye does his menacing, sexy thing on “Enemy,” the new track that’s mysteriously absent from the upcoming Trilogy. The much-hyped Trilogy is a compilation of Tesfaye’s three previously released mixtapes (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) plus a few new tracks. The absence of “Enemy” is a bit unorthodox, but […]

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The Drums, comprised of core songwriting duo of Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham, have had a couple of novel ideas over the past few years. #1 was to move from Orlando, Florida to Brooklyn. #2 was to relocate from Brooklyn New York to London – Brits love anything that reminds them of Joy Division and […]

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