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Surfer Blood Santos Party House CMJ 10/20

October 31, 2009 drainu182 1

Going to a show at Santos Party House during CMJ is only worthwhile if you’re going to stay the whole night there or if you’re going to see something amazing. Since Santos isn’t near the real scene of shows (Arlene’s, Piano’s, Living Room, Crash Mansion), it’s annoying to head over there but we still made the trek out to catch Surfer Blood. We were “treated” to a twenty minute set of mumbled uninspired music. If you wanted to see a …

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Lights Resolve Bowery Ballroom CMJ 10/20 Review/Photos

October 31, 2009 drainu182 0

Lights Resolve played the first night of CMJ at the Bowery Ballroom on 10/21. They were filling in for The Black And White Years from Austin (who couldn’t make the trip, sucks!). The lineup originally also had Hockey but you know how these CMJ shows change all the time. Anyways, despite being added on 12 hours before the show (we know this because we were reminded a few times by the band), Lights Resolve amazed the somewhat sparse crowd. Few …

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Arms Releases US Debut Kids Aflame Out Now On Gigantic Music, Free MP3s!

October 31, 2009 drainu182 0
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Gigantic Music (The Walkmen, Harlem Shakes) is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of ARMS (Todd Goldstein, guitarist for Harlem Shakes)’ full-length debut, Kids Aflame, in the US! Previously only available on import through Melodic Records in the UK, the US version of Kids Aflame, complete with bonus tracks, is out this week digitally through Gigantic Music! In celebration of Kids Aflame’s release, Todd is giving away a free mp3 Download for the song “Tiger Tamer” off the record. After …

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AFI Perform Veronica Sawyer Smokes Live Video

October 31, 2009 drainu182 0
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With no better way to kick-off Halloween, AFI brings fans a golden performance of “Veronica Sawyer Smokes” live from mtvU’s Ulalume festival. The Morrissey-esque track comes from AFI’s newly released album, Crash Love which also features the single “Medicate.” The Ulalume event, which took place in Columbia, Maryland, also features Paramore, Dead By Sunrise and Kid Cudi. More performances from AFI can be seen Friday, October 30 at 9pm ET/PT on MTV, 10pm ET/PT on MTV2 and 11pm ET/PT on …

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New Metric Remix, Acoustic EP Out Now

October 30, 2009 drainu182 0
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Japanese DJs, 80kidz, have added their touch to Metric’s hit “Help I’m Alive.” Having already created remixes for CSS, Simian Mobile Disco, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Dan Black, and more, 80kidz now partner with Metric. Take Metric’s original and add 80kidz’ catchy synth loops and bouncy drums and you have a winner. Click HERE for your free download.

Metric’s brand new acoustic EP, Plug In, Plug Out, is available now on Amazon. Preview the new EP by clicking HERE or …