The Strokes have released the music video for their first single from Comedown Machine, the band’s follow-up to 2011’s Angles.

“All The Time” sounds like classic Strokes and it looks like classic Strokes… and I don’t hate it. So there’s that. Comedown Machine is set for release March 26th via RCA.

 

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Ah, the sweet sweet sounds of some trusty old chords… Face to Face have unveiled the first song from Three Chords And A Half Truth, out April 9th on Rise.

All is “Right As Rain” as the band tap into their inner Social Distortion on the new track. You can pre-order the new album in endless bundles here and you can grab the single from iTunes here.

I always through Tegan & Sara were a cutesey little indie folk thing who did their bit while twee girls and boys swooned. But while at the gym a few weeks ago, I was caught off guard by this synth-soaked, gyratingly catchy dance number I dismissed as another quick fire radio grab by some fresh faced band plucked by greedy A&R suits from obscurity. Alas, it was Tegan & Sara going dance pop.

It was quite….. good. And as strange as it is to admit, I’ve listened to this song a plenty and still enjoy it. I won’t be listening to the rest of the album (c’mon man, I’ve got some self respect) but this song, well, good enough for me to have watched the only 3-4 minutes of Ellen’s show I’ve ever watched.

Fat Mike needs to write another song, maybe this time about creepin’ out Tegan.

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New Bad Religion Video Sucks

Bad Religion. I love them to death. And no matter how old I get, or how old they get, there’s still a lot of punk rock in me that gets ready to riot riot upstart upstart whenever I crank “I Want To Conquer The World”. Their latest release, True North, some 30+ years into their careers, still holds its own against anything considered remotely punk rock these days.

But let’s not beat around the bush, the video for their latest single “True North”, just fucking sucks. Rolling Stone describes it as some young punk kid jamming to the song while waiting to go out for some “rockage”. No true punk rocker ever looked liked Justin Bieber. Rolling Stone sucks and while Bad Religion don’t, this video is just lame.

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Video: Explosions In the Sky – Last Known Surroundings

It’s hard to believe that in their 12-year existence, Explosions In the Sky have never released an official music video, until now. Their first, designed and directed by Ptarmak, recently made it’s debut. The visual aspect of it all is just as beautiful as the song itself.

“Last Known Surroundings” is taken from their most recent album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. I hope you already have a copy of this album (or any of their back catalogue), otherwise…

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