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The Shins, Pretty Lights, Cage The Elephant Lead 4th Annual Popped! Music Festival

June 20, 2011 drainu182 0

The POPPED! Music Festival is back with a vengeance this fall in Philadelphia, PA. To take place Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, this is the first year the festival will be held outside on the lush grounds of FDR Park. The confirmed local and international artists to perform include: The Shins, Pretty Lights, Cage The Elephant, and Girl Talk, as well as Panda Bear, Elbow, The Hold Steady, The Pains of

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New Cults Album Now Streaming In Full, Out June 7th

May 24, 2011 drainu182 0

Cults album will be released June 7th (North American)/May 30st (U.K.) Cults full-length was recorded and self-produced in the band’s hometown of New York City. Working with engineer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) the self-titled LP is chock full of some of the most deliciously offbeat, slanted and enchanted songs you’re likely to hear all year.

More on the debut LP, gorgeously infectious melodies sit alongside surreal samples, soaring, cinematic choruses envelop lyrics detailing restlessness and heartbreak, and …

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New Cults “Abducted” Video, Debut Album Out June 7th

May 13, 2011 drainu182 0

Today Pitchfork debuted Cults new video for the latest single, “Abducted,” off their upcoming self-titled debut due out June 7th on In The Name Of / Columbia Records. The track, which was recently debuted on NPR’s All Songs Considered, was awarded Best New Music by Pitchfork who described the track as a “really great indie pop song.” Rolling Stone also noted Cults knack for their “Sixties girl-group pop sounds” on the track that they recently reviewed here.

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Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced

April 26, 2011 drainu182 0

If you happen to be an insomniac like us, you probably caught this already. If you slept (you lucky bastards), here’s the full 2011 Lollapalooza lineup. As always, lineup is subject to change because of denied visas, band breakups, etc. You can pick up your tickets at Will it sell out? We don’t think so but who thought Coachella would sell out in one weekend?

Check out the lineup inside.

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Cults and Oberhofer Playing Free Noisey Party Thursday Night At MHOW (WIN VIP TICKETS!)

April 24, 2011 drainu182 0

This Thursday April 28, there’s going to be a kick ass show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. The show will celebrate the launch of, Vice’s newest online channel. is a music network that showcases bands and local music scenes across the world through original short videos, curated by VICE with support from Intel and Dell. Each episode on Noisey includes five segments, including a short documentary introducing viewers to the band and the …

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Cults Announce Debut Self-Titled Release Out June 7th

April 4, 2011 drainu182 0

In The Name Of / Columbia Records announce the self-tilted, full-length debut from enigmatic, pop duo Cults. The album will be released June 7th (North American)/May 30st (U.K.) and includes some of the bands most coveted, first released tracks: “Go Outside,” “Most Wanted,” and “Oh My God.” Cults full-length was recorded and self-produced in the band’s hometown of New York City. Working with engineer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) the self-titled LP is chock full of some of …

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Cults, Magic Kids and Superhumanoids Played Brighton Music Hall 4/1 Review

April 4, 2011 drainu182 0

By Laura McWhorter

D.A.O.B – \Doub\ noun. Origin: D(esignated) A(wful) O(pening) B(and). Defined as the band brought on tour to make any band look better by comparison.

While Cults may not have deliberately chosen Magic Kids for the above mentioned’s definitely plausible since one of the big things the twosome had going for them last night was that they were NOT their predecessors.

Now, that’s not entirely fair. Let’s rewind a bit. The show got off to a great …

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New Cults “You Know What I Mean” (Listen)

March 22, 2011 drainu182 0

Check out the newest track from Cults forthcoming debut: “You Know What I Mean” (also listen below). Cults debuted the dreamy, 50’s pop inspired track last week at SXSW to which the Austin Statesman described of the bands captivating performance: “it’s almost impossible not to get lured in. These guys can play.“ The band played a handful of new tracks that will be included on their upcoming debut album, out this spring, on It The Name Of / Columbia Records

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Cults Sign with In The Name Of/Columbia Records, Announce Headlining Tour

January 3, 2011 drainu182 0

Mysterious new pop act, Cults, materialized on the internet early last year but, similar to the existence of cultists, they were untraceable. Yet to those that had experienced their offerings, they were undeniable. The band, who assumed the identities of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, released only three tracks: “Go Outside,” “Most Wanted,” “The Curse,” and then a fourth this summer “Oh My God.” They began to spread rapidly amongst their engaged followers. Then in late 2010 the band signed …

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Second Wave of CMJ 2010 Artists Announced

September 22, 2010 drainu182 0

The next round of CMJ artists have been announced. Interesting to see that Phoenix’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 20th is part of CMJ. Check out the lineup below:

1995 • +/- • 2 Cow Garage • A Classic Education • A Life Once Lost • A Million Years • Acid Washed • Acid Westerns • Adam Haworth Stephens • Adult Themes • Afternoon • Agent Ribbons • AIDS Wolf • The Aikiu • Air Waves • Alcoholic …