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New Michael Franti “I’ll Be Waiting” Video

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Michael Franti just premiered the touching video for his new single, “I’ll Be Waiting.” In the video, Franti takes us on an emotional rollercoaster telling the story of the song through a number of perspectives, including a tearful homecoming for a soldier.

Be sure to also check out this video of Franti talking about the meaning behind the song. Fans can pick up “I’ll Be Waiting” featured on Franti’s latest album The Sound of Sunshine on iTunes now!

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Radiohead New Album The King of Limbs Out Now

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Radiohead has just released their new album The King of Limbs on CD and Vinyl. The album was initially released as a digital download on February 18th. The King of Limbs is the band’s first new album in over three years.

A free newspaper “The Universal Sigh” was also made available concurrently with the new album release. The newspaper was available all throughout the world for free on Tuesday. You can find out more information about it at theuniversalsigh.com and …

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The Lonely Forest 3/29 Brighton Music Hall Photos

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If you see Death Cab For Cutie on tour this summer, you should get there early because you’ll catch The Lonely Forest, a promising band from Washington who you’ll love just as much as DCFC. In fact, Death Cab’s guitarist Chris Walla loved the band so much, he signed The Lonely Forest to his label Trans Records. Last night, they played Brighton Music Hall where our photographer Jennifer Murtha (of FromThePhotoPit.com) got some great shots of the band.

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The Ladybug Transistor Announces “Clutching Stems” For June Release

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Since the 1990s, the Ladybug Transistor has created formalist pop-rock albums with a dreamy, articulate sound that spans decades and genres. Anchored by Gary Olson’s organizing vision and restrained baritone, their music boasts intricate arrangements and soaring melodies that are at once modern and timeless.

This band’s narrative holds a rich history of heartfelt collaboration, tireless devotion, quiet and outspoken romance, new arrivals, unexpected departures, achy break-ups, and unspeakable loss. They have become agile at adjustment.

In 2007, the untimely …

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Mona 3/28 The Met Providence Review

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By Jennifer Trainor

With “Listen to Your Love” all over alt rock radio, and Mona buzzing throughout the industry post SXSW, I had pretty big expectations. On everyone’s radar, mags and blogs are all touting Mona as “best new band for 2011” and “the next Kings of Leon“, and all without a full album release to date (currently scheduled for May 16 in the UK and June 17 in the US). Those are some big promises to deliver on, …

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My Morning Jacket To Release New Album Circuital On May 31st, Unveil “It Beats 4 U” 10/22 T5 Download

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My Morning Jacket have set May 31st as the release date for their album Circuital on ATO Records. This week, the countdown to Circuital presents “It Beats 4 U” from the Z performance at Terminal 5 on October 22nd, 2010. Grab the song here.

Click here to download the countdown’s first song, “Butch Cassidy”, recorded live on October 18th, 2010.

Click here to download the countdown’s second song, “The Way That He Sings”, recorded live on October 19th, 2010.…

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My Cousin, The Emperor Release The Subway EPS, Playing Southpaw April 9th

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My Cousin, The Emperor have returned to NYC after a tour down to SXSW and back with Caitlin Cary’s (Whiskeytown) THE SMALL PONDS. They made plenty of fans on the road, with Knoxville’s Metro Pulse declaring, “My Cousin, The Emperor comes off like a shiny 21st-century update of The Basement Tapes.” The Dallas Observer noticed, “New York’s My Cousin, The Emperor add a bit more of an edge to this interesting bill” and Metromix confirmed, “My Cousin played with the …

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The Strokes ‘Angles’ Debuts at #4 on Billboard Top 200, Playing Fallon Tonight, Sold Out MSG Show Friday

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Rock band The Strokes recently released fourth studio album, Angles, has debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The band sold over 88,000 copies of Angles in its first week. Angles debuted at #3 in the UK, #4 in Canada, and #1 in Australia. The album is about to enter the top 10 on Billboard’s Modern rock chart as well.

Following the bands recent performances on late night television including Saturday Night Live and Late Night …

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Pearl Jam Release VS. And Vitalogy Reissues, Featured On Sirius XM All Week Long

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Pearl Jam have just released expanded and restored editions of their classic 2nd and 3rd studio albums, VS. and Vitalogy. Both albums broke all initial Soundscan records and secured the band’s reputation as a preeminent force in American rock music.

Vs. and Vitalogy are now available in new Expanded Editions (featured three bonus tracks on each) or together in a three-disc Deluxe Edition (featuring Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994) and Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set. Each …