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ALBUM REVIEW: The KVB, ‘Of Desire’

If there’s one thing that The KVB has mastered in their six years as a slinky shoegaze duo, it’s conjuring intrinsic nostalgia. With the release of their fourth album Of Desire, visions of goths grinding to new wave in grungy clubs play out in your memory, regardless of whether you’ve even witnessed that kind of phenomenon. Before lead singer Nicholas Daly even utters a bemoaned syllable on opening track “White Walls,” the heady, looping synth forms a prediction: is this The Cure? The Church? The specters of the 80s past…

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Infectious Magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with up and coming Baltimore artist, Adryelle. Channeling the sounds of Tori Amos, Depeche Mode and Young Marble Giants, Adryelle recently unveiled her fifth release, The Waiting Room. Speaking about the album she says, “The Waiting Room is about life and death. The album is up to interpretation, but ultimately it is about hope, in the sense that we can be OK where we are currently, and that everyone has a purpose in life. If you are alive, then you have a reason to live.” Check out…

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WATCH: The Cure Cover The Beatles With Paul McCarney’s Son

The Cure are one of the artists appearing on Paul McCartney‘s tribute album, The Art Of Paul McCartney. A cover of The Beatles‘ classic “Hello, Goodbye” was recorded alongside McCartney’s son, James. Check the video out below and let us know what you think. You can purchase a CD here and keep up to date with the band and know when to buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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The Airborne Toxic Event And More On New Paul McCartney Tribute

To celebrate Sir Paul McCartney, several prominent artists have recorded covers to classic tracks. The special album project is called The Art Of McCartney and brings together bands from different eras all on one album. The Airborne Toxic Event, The Cure, Owl City, Alice Cooper and many more artists are featured on the album. The album is set to release on November 18th. You can find the complete track list below as well as a trailer for The Art Of McCartney. If you want to own this awesome album, you can purchase…

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Riot Fest Toronto Announces Daily Schedule

Get your day planner ready, because Toronto’s Riot Fest has announced its daily schedule! Check it out below, after the jump. The festival will feature big names like The Cure, Social Distortion and more contemporary favorites such as Circa Survive and New Found Glory. Head here to find out more information about Toronto’s fest! Single day passes are now available, so be sure to buy concert tickets here. In addition, purchase a CD from your favorite bands to help get yourself pumped in the meantime. Please follow and like us:

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CONTEST: Win Tickets To Denver Riot Fest

Unfortunately for all of us out there with a little less cash after this summer’s festivals, tickets for September Riot Fest in Denver are going quickly.  The line up in Denver includes bands like The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Wu-Tang, A Day to Remember, Stiff Little Fingers, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, NOFX, The Bouncing Souls, Manchester Orchestra, Red City Radio and Gogol Bordello (to name a few that always put on rad live shows).   If you are planning on going the traditional route, grab your passes soon…

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Bad Movies With Great Soundtracks

Have you ever seen a movie so bad you wanted to hate it, but something was holding you back and you couldn’t dislike it entirely? I have a theory on the matter: the redeemable quality that saved those movies from your hatred was the soundtrack. We all know the effect that music can have, especially on us as individuals, and I think you might agree that it includes making not-so-good movies into relatively tolerable ones. Now brace yourself, some of the films on this list may be your favorites or…

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Record Store Day 2014 : Best Releases

Wipe off the dust from the record player as April creeps into its third week, commencing the seventh annual Record Store Day—a tradition that started in New York and has since ballooned into an international bonanza that celebrates independent music stores with heaps of exclusive record releases and deals. Now, in its biggest year yet, Record Store Day is confirmed to host more than 600 vinyl and CD releases in 2014. Here’s a list of five must have exclusive releases to snatch at the store during this year’s festivities on…

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Jesse Cannon Re-Releases ‘Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business’

Jesse Cannon, who has managed and produced acts like Man Overboard and Transit, and recorded Animal Collective, The Misfits, The Cure, The Menzingers, Limp Bizkit and Saves The Day, has re-released his new book, Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business. The new edition includes:  Please follow and like us:

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