Influences

(Rough Trade Records)

New Music To Know: POP ETC

The story of an indie band who changed their name, their sound, their homebase and ended up on the final “Twilight” soundtrack.

11/09/2012

(Ryan Russell)

Benjamin Gibbard Goes Country On “Former Lives” Tracks

When you think of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard’s songwriting oeuvre, country music is not among the first things that pop to mind. But a few tracks on his new LP, Former Lives, have that certain twang on them

10/25/2012

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No Doubt Want To Write The Perfect Prom Song

“‘We gotta write the prom song, come on!’ You know? That feeling of that slow dance,” Gwen Stefani says of the band’s new album.

09/11/2012

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Neon Trees Talk ’80s Influences And “Picture Show”

Wonder how your favorite albums get made? Neon Trees say, in a behind the scenes look at their new album, that for them it started with a concept.

05/23/2012

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The Wanted On Changing The Boy Band Game And Living Together

There are a lot of differences between the boy bands of the ’90s, ‘NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, and the new crop today. For one thing, neither the Wanted nor One Direction can dance. It’s not a diss — ask them and they’ll tell you themselves.

05/18/2012

(Atlantic Records/Lindsey Byrnes)

fun. On the Evolution of Their Sound And Surprising Kanye Connection

Even Justin Bieber can’t unseat fun. The pop rockers are sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the 5th week in a row, relegating Bieber’s new single “Boyfriend” to second place. It’s also the top […]

04/06/2012

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Top 10 Bands That Have Influenced Foster The People

From local heroes to international pop successes, the members of Los Angeles neo-psychedelic indie group [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Foster The People[/lastfm] have seemingly accomplished more in the last year than some musicians do in their artistic lifetimes. […]

10/21/2011

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