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ALBUM REVIEW: Conor Oberst ‘Upside Down Mountain’

I’ll just come right out and say it: I have never listened to Bright Eyes before. *Gasp!* I know, what kind of music fan am I, right?! Before this year, I had no idea what kind of music Bright Eyes played or who Conor Oberst was, but to redeem myself, I had heard of both. With the release of the Bright Eyes frontman’s new solo album, I took the opportunity to finally grace my ears with the magnificent voice of Conor Oberst. And as I expected, I was not disappointed…

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CONTEST: Win VIP Tickets To The Acoustic Basement Tour AND Warped Tour

With two exciting festivals coming up in only a few months, @propertyofzack on twitter is giving fans the chance to win big and see both shows for FREE – and in VIP style! It’s pretty simple to enter: Just follow a few twitters, send out a quick tweet, and you’re in. The prize includes two VIP tickets to The Acoustic Basement Tour and two VIP tickets to Warped Tour. Winners will also receive signed posters, free swag, VIP access at the shows and the chance to win a Legator acoustic…

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STREAM: Hellogoodbye “The Magic Hour Is Now”

Everything Is Debatable, Cali-based Hellogoodbye’s third album is set to be released on October 29th. The premiere of the upbeat, yet chill “The Magic Hour Is Now” can be streamed here. In regards to this track, frontman Forrest Kline said, “I just had a skeleton of looped drums, acoustic guitar and the vocal but it was really important to me to make sure it made it onto the record, even as it was still very nebulous.” Catch Hellogoodbye on tour with Paramore this fall, October 15th in Seattle. You can…

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CONTEST: Rocket to The Moon Giveaway

Rocket to the Moon will be playing their last two shows in Cambridge, Mass. The acoustic guitar played at both events will be signed by members of Rocket to the Moon and given to the contest winner. The winner will also win a prize pack courtesy of Fender. Click here to enter. You can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here Please follow and like us:

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Album Review: Schematic ‘Color (n.) Inside the Lines’

Upon pressing play, I immediately hear the growl and power of a heavily distorted guitar.  I think, this is going to be my new “angry” music, but the further into the album I get, I realize this album is so much more than a single emotion. The songs on Color (n.) Inside the Lines sound as if Radiohead, Three Days Grace, and Local Natives had a technicolored baby.  The mixing of various types of instrumentation cause an eargasm for this listener.  Just as I get into a rocking guitar groove, I’m…

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Asher Monroe Giving Away Signed Acoustic Guitar

Asher Monroe is running a contest for one lucky fan to win an autographed acoustic guitar! All you have to do is follow @AsherMonroe on Twitter and send him a tweet with the hashtag #WhyWorry in it and you’ll automatically be entered to win! Check out the video for “Why Worry” after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Vampire Weekend Album Due Out May 7th

  The third album from indie-rockers Vampire Weekend has been set for a May 7th release.  There’s no name yet for the set, but the band simply referred to it as “LP3” in a Twitter announcement.  The new album will be the follow-up to 2010’s Contra.  Back in November, Vampire Weekend played the new song “Unbelievers” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Check out what frontman Ezra Koenig had to say after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Brother Octopus ‘Tentacle Trauma; Album Review

  Tentacle Trauma by Brother Octopus plays like a 2000s version of the albums They Might Be Giants made in the 1980s.  They’re quirky and their songs are filled with lyrics about dinosaurs, aliens, Dr. Seuss and Vanilla Ice.  Like TMBG, Brother Octopus excels in a playful glee that makes it hard not to smile as you listen along. Musically, the duo (Brother Octopus and his female band-mate aptly named Lady Friend) offer a wide variety of sounds on Tentacle Trauma.  “Recreational Zoo” is an electronic tinged opener with atmospheric…

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