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NEW MUSIC: Modern Rivals

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Erick Lee [vocalist/guitarist]
Alex Schiff [keyboardist/vocalist]
Mickey Novak [guitarist]
Alex Raderman [drummer]
Patrick Smith [bassist]

from: Brooklyn via St. Louis


If you like The Shins, you’ll like Modern Rivals. The band has that same low-fi, mellow indie-rock approach and vibe. Sweet, charming, romantic melodies explode. harmonizing. 60s meets present-day technology in delightful ways with these blissful songs.

album: Cemetery Dares

label: Modern Rivals Records



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Boston Calling Music Festival

boston calling

Boston’s first music festival will be held May 25 and 26 at City Hall Plaza.

A few of my favorite bands will be performing:


The Shins


The National


Of Monsters and Men



The Shins
Marina and The Diamonds
Matt and Kim
Portugal. The Man
Ms Mr
St. Lucia
Bad Rabits


The National
Of Monsters and Men
Young the Giant
Andrew Bird
Dirty Projectors
Ra Ra Riot
The Walkmen
Youth Lagoon

Tickets on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Info at Boston Calling website.

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Entertainment Realm’s Top 25 Albums of 2012

1. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter [American/Republic]

2. The xx, coexist [Young Turks]

3. Aimee Mann, Charmer [Superego Records]

4. Chelsea Wolfe, Unknown Rooms [Sargent House]

5. Meiko, The Bright Side [Fantasy]

6. The Shins, Port of Morrow [Columbia]

7. Exitmusic, Passage [Secretly Canadian]

8. Of Monsters and Men, My Head is An Animal [Universal Republic]

9. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts [Blue Note Records]

10. Metric, Synthetica [MOM & POP MUSIC]

11. Now Now, Threads [Trans- Records]

12. David Byrne and St. Vincent, Love this Giant [4AD / Todo Mundo]

13. Cat Power, Sun [Matador]

14. Imperial Teen, Feel the Sound [Merge Records]

15. Keane, Strangeland [Interscope]

16. Beth Orton, Sugaring Season [ANTI Records]

17. Jack White, Blunderbluss [Third Man Records / Columbia]

18. Regina Spektor, What We Heard from the Cheap Seats [Sire / WEA]

19. Purity Ring, Shrines [4AD]

20. The Organ Beats, Goldenheart

21. Laetitia Sadier, Silencio [101 DISTRIBUTION]

22. Lightning Love, Blonde Album [Quite Scientific]

23. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel . . . [Sony]

24. Winterpills, All My Lovely Goners [Signature Sounds]

25. Skyline Pigeons, House of Mysteries [Retro Face Music]

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