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Wildhoney contributing to new split-EP w/ Mercury Girls, Spook School & Tigercats (listen), touring this summer

Indie pop labels Slumberland and Fortuna Pop are teaming up for a four-way split EP featuring bands from the U.S. and the UK...

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Sheer Agony playing NYC & Philly this weekend

Montreal's Sheer Agony are hopping across the Canadian Border this weekend for a couple East Coast shows. They'll play NYC's Cake Shop on Saturday, April 16 with Philadelphia's Literature, plus Home Lives, Ratbath, and DJ Paul Bruno spinning between sets...

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Expert Alterations announce debut LP, share “The Past and You,” on tour with Literature (2 NYC shows this week)

Having already released an EP this year via Slumberland, Baltimore's scrappy, jangly Expert Alterations have announced their debut LP, You Can't Always Be Liked, will be out October 30 via Kanine Records...

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What’s going on Thursday? (Battles, Raekwon, Mac DeMarco, Blackalicious, Porches, Literature, Trap Them & more)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Raekwon @ SOB's
Raekwon's timeless debut solo album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (aka The Purple Tape), turned 20 earlier this month and in celebration of that, Rae's been on tour playing songs from...

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Mercury Girls from Philly (mems Literature / Little Big League) ~VS~ Mercury Girls from Toronto (mems Fucked Up)

We've done a few of these "Band Vs. Band" posts over the years, but maybe never one where both bands have the exact same names, similar(ish) sounds, formation dates, and factoids...

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Mike Pace and the Child Actors streaming debut LP ++ featured on new comp w/ Gotobeds, Literature & more (listen)

As mentioned, former Oxford Collapse frontman Mike Pace will release Best Boy, his album with new band The Child Actors, on January 13. You may have seen the funny video for "Fire Sale" already, but now you can stream the whole album of quality no-nonsense indie rock (via Stereogum), below...

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Jason of Fang Island forms new band Wins, remixed A Sunny Day in Glasgow (stream) who told us their Top 10 of 2014

A Sunny Day In Glasgow returned this year with Sea When Absent, arguably their most ambitious record to date, and perhaps their most acclaimed too...

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Literature release new video, made a mixtape of their “Essential Songs from 2014″

Literature @ CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Philadelphia's Literature just released the video for "New Jacket" which is off this year's Chorus, their first album for Slumberland...

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The Jazz June, You Blew It!, label co-founder Kevin Duquette and more Topshelf Records artists’ favorite albums of 2014

Topshelf Records has had a pretty great year, putting out records by several rising young bands across various rock subgenres (not just emo...

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CMJ day 2 pics: Girlpool, Nai Harvest, Ultimate Painting, Be Forest, Literature, September Girls, Ocean Blue & more

and Bill Pearis

The CMJ week day party action picked up on Wednesday (10/22) and Ludlow St is still a safe bet, as is the now-annual Kanine party at Pianos, which this year was co-sponsored by fellow indie label Slumberland and SESAC...

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