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STREAM: Belle and Sebastian “Paper Boat”

Earlier this week, former Belle and Sebastian member and co-founder, Stuart David, shared a previously unreleased track by the band titled “Paper Boat”. Recorded in 1998, David has strategically released the track in expectancy for his memoir about the band’s early days titled, In The All-Night Café, which will hit shelves May 1st through Chicago Free Press. You can preorder it here. Accompanying the track is a video directed by Belle and Sebastian collaborator, former music video director, and wife of Stuart David, Karn David, who has compiled vacation footage…

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GUEST BLOG: 5 Things To Know Before Playing Your First SXSW

  1. Pack appropriate clothing! It’s all well and good wanting to look like cool guys but when you land in Austin to 75° in a pair of doc martens and black jeans with three jackets to avoid more luggage charges, you will regret it! Coming from Scotland, where I’m almost certain it has never been that warm ever, I was caught out wearing too much and looking the opposite of cool. 2. Plan your itinerary meticulously. If there are bands you really want to see when you’re at SXSW – and…

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WATCH: Halo Tora “Age Of Terror” Music Video

You probably have never heard of Halo Tora, but after today, you won’t be able to forget them. The Scottish alternative rockers have released a brand new video for their single “Age Of Terror,” from their currently untitled upcoming album, which is set to be released later this year. The song combines a dreamy post-rock feel with elements of heavy alt-rock to take you through a journey of understanding our individual roles in this world. You can check out the video after the jump. You can purchase “Age Of Terror” here….

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CHVRCHES Cover Justin Timberlake

Scottish electro-pop band, CHVRCHES, performed a cover of Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me A River” live in the BBC Radio One Live Lounge. Check out the cover below the jump and let us know if you think the band did this song justice. The band’s debut studio album, The Bones Of What You Believe, was released on September 20, 2013 via Virgin Records and Goodbye Records. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD here. CHVRCHES will be playing Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois this July, as well as a DJ set in…

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“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” – Roy Ayers The following photos were posted between November 29 – December 4, 2014 and are shown with the original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so you don’t miss anything! If you missed last week’s edition you can catch up on those pictures here: Week #60 Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Hannah Thiem ‘Brym’

Those of you that are regular readers of Infectious Magazine know that our reviews often entail the various types of rock, metal, punk, indie, and as a more recent venture, we’ve added pop to our lineup. But every so often (and I usually jump on these as quickly as possible), we have the pleasure to review music that doesn’t really fit into any one of those genres. Hannah Thiem and her newest album, Brym is amongst the latter. Brym (pronounced “Breem”) is Thiem’s first in her solo career; she had…

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6 Must-Watch Indie Directors

Here’s a secret about yours truly: I’m obsessed with films… and that’s also a huge understatement. While I have nothing against the big blockbusters that seem to have taken over modern cinema (I could watch Marvel’s films for days), the film fanatic in me has been known to watch a wide variety of films and has the DVD collection to prove it – ringing it at over 400+ DVDs, excluding my television series collection. I get plenty of gruff about that from my parents. Of the films I’ve seen and…

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REVIEW: We Are Scientists Feat. PAWS

With a small venue like The Rhythm Room, located in Phoenix, AZ and also daylights as a dive bar, fans can be merely inches away from the band and also enjoy an adult beverage before and after their performance. PAWS, a punk garage band from Glasgow, Scotland, really brought the energy with their set. They played a handful of song from their recently released album, Youth Culture Forever, as well as from their larger catalog of songs. With their accents and funny British humor, Phillip Taylor (guitar,vocals), Josh Swinney (drums)…

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The Killers To Headline At Glasgow Summer Sessions

After going on a hiatus in late 2013, The Killers announced that they will be headlining at the Glasgow Summer Sessions this year. Last year’s acts included Eminem and Kings Of Leon, and this year’s lineup is sure to include great acts as well, such as The Courteeners and Miles Kane. The Summer Sessions begin on August 19 in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Happen to be traveling in Scotland this summer? Buy concert tickets here starting on April 25. And to hear more of The Killer’s music in the meantime, purchase…

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Slam Dunk Adds We The Kings & Other Bands To Lineup

Slam Dunk Festival has added more bands to its lineup! The new additions include Modern Baseball, Chiodos and We The Kings, among others. You can take take a look at the full lineup so far on a poster below, after the jump. Slam Dunk Festival will take place this May, which is approaching quickly (as you can see in a countdown on the festival’s website)! To get in on the action and attend the festival, you can buy concert tickets here. And don’t forget to purchase a CD from your…

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