Phantogram have a new 6-track mini-LP coming out on November 1st called Nightlife and you can pre-order it on iTunes right now, here. If you need some encouragement then check out “Don’t Move” from it below, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be sold instantly; the song is just as catchy and groovy as any of the best tracks on their debut LP Eyelid Movies. I’m usually skeptical about whether mini-LPs are worthwhile, but in this case the all signs point to ‘definitely.’
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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