The FutureheadsThe Futureheads streaked out of Sunderland, England, in 2004 in jetstream of U.K. post-punk bands such as Franz Ferdinand (the respective quartets' debut albums came out only months apart) who looked to the likes of Wire, Gang of Four and XTC for inspiration.
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The Guardian premiered it in the UK yesterday, but today Entertainment Weekly has finally unveiled here the high-budget sci-fi video for Broken Bells' "The Ghost Inside," starring Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.
It's very sci-fi, a little Philip K. Dick, and sort of funny in that Gnarls Barkl ... More >>
Timothy NorrisBroken Bells (Mr. Mouse, center and Mr. Mercer, right)
Broken Bells played their second show in LA in only a few months last night at the Music Box (again, per: memo--it's never to be called "the Henry Fonda" ever again. Easy mnemonic: the Fonda didn't have odd, humongous Hiero ... More >>
Rapper Talib Kweli and producer Hi-Tek are officially back in business as Reflection Eternal -- a full decade after their first album, Train of Thought. The new Revolutions Per Minute (out this week) might not feel as revolutionary as their debut, but it'll put a smile on the face of anybody ... More >>
Long Beach's On Blast can now add television to its increasing resume as the group - singer Joshua Brown and multi-instrumentalists Travis Raab, Tone Blair and Andy Kiddoo - had its song "Wanna Lose Control" used in a 20-second clip on HBO's How To Make It In America last week. Rightfully so, ... More >>
Jeff MillerJason Bentley playing the Virgin Freehouse, SXSW 2010KCRW's music director Jason Bentley is one of the patron saints of bands at South By Southwest. Countless bands playing the fest got their start from DJs at the station, and Bentley himself has championed dozens of them on his da ... More >>