Monday, March 28, 2011

Radiohead Record Store Day 12"

Record Store Day news is starting to come down fast now that the annual April 16th event is approaching.  On the heels of Radiohead's newspaper release comes news of a new single with 2 new tracks.  Reports are that the single with be limited to 2000 copies so get up early.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Classic Saturday Track!!!

"It was 20 years ago today...". OK probably not quite.  Total Reverb is starting a new Weekly Saturday feature post highlighting tracks that have hit the 2 decade mark.  Some of these gems are gonna sound staticy vinyl fresh, while others well not so much.  Let's kick things off with The Apples.  Who?  Yeah I barely know.  Check out this early 90's baggy inspired track called "Eye Wonder".  And for further reading on "Eye Wonder", check out this great little write up from Left and to the Back.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Listen to The Flaming Lips / Neon Indian collaboration

Sometimes when relevant "indie-rockers" get together and do a lot of drugs, great things can happen.   Disco Naïveté has posted the results of the Flaming Lips / Neon Indian pairing with the slow drudging sounds of "Is David Bowie Dying?"

Listen to this insanity here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Letterman loves "talented" dream-poppers.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart stopped by Letterman last night to promote their new album Belong, out on Slumberland next week.  And they breezed through the new single "Heart in your Heartbreak".  Hopefully Dave was able to keep that sweet new vinyl and go home and bliss out for the evening.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Animal Collective ATP Mixtape

Featuring heavy hitters from Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Ariel Pink and a space rock classic from Spectrum, Animal Collective have unveiled a mixtape of artists performing at ATP.

ATP Animal Collective Mix by All Tomorrows Parties

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Sunday Reeds new EP - Dark Rainbows

Feedback intensive and full of confident pop hook swagger, The Sunday Reeds release their new EP Dark Rainbows.  The Australian duo don't exactly go out of their way to hide their Jesus and Mary Chain fetish.  And I say fine and dandy. 

Stream the track "Shiver Up My Vein" at ReverbNation.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Cure Disintegration reissue

I've been on a huge Disintegration kick the last 2 days.  It's amazing just how incredible The Cure's magnum opus still sounds 22 years later.  Stream the Live at Dallas Starplex show here.

The Cure - Disintegration (Live)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Caribou - Stem (The Altrice Remixes)

Dan Snaith's Caribou project has been on a roll since last years Swim.  Which incidentally landed at No. 2 on Total Reverb's Albums of 2010.  Now comes Stem, created by "Sun" remix winner Altrice.  Remix albums are hit and miss but this is a complete reimagination of Swim.  Tracks have been retitled as well giving it that extra sprinkle of artistic creativily.  Nice touch.

Stream now for free at Soundcloud.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brothertiger - Point of View EP

Brothertiger is all about creating those climactic synth sounds that dominated 80's flicks like Sixteen Candles, etc.  It's like no time has passed between 1984 and the present.    He's got a new EP coming called Point of View on Collective Crowd Records.

Audio via Kick The Tragedy.

Brothertiger - Evening Glow

Monday, March 14, 2011

Puro Instinct "Stilyagi"

It's sexy. It's dreamy.  It's everything a great spring album should be.  Puro Instinct, formerly Pearl Harbor have created somewhat of a dreampop masterpiece with Headbangers In Ecstasy. The album harkens back to classic 80's indie sounds and with the omission of the unnecessary radio liner fillers, there's not a miss on this thing.
Audio via Relentless Noisemaker.

Puro Instinct - Stilyagi

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Beach Boys Smile to finally see the light of day

It's been over 40 years since Brian Wilson dubbed it "A Teenage Symphony to God", but Capital Records is finally releasing the worlds greatest lost record.  Smile has been a legend for years among bootleggers and other music enthusiasts and will finally see a proper release later this year.

The Beach Boys - Heros and Villians

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Junior Boys "EP"

The new LP It's All True hits stores June 14th.  Check out the album cover art and the new track called "EP" below.

Junior Boys - EP

Junior Boys Announce New Album

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Moby Be The One EP

It seems Moby has been keeping a low profile lately.  But that's about to change on May 17th when Mute Records drops Destroyed, an album Moby describes as "broken down melodic electronic music for empty cities at 2 am".  OK sounds intriguing.

Need new Moby now?  Get his new Be The One EP for free at

Review of R.E.M.'s new album Collapse Into Now Coming Soon

On Tuesday R.E.M. released their 15th studio album called Collapse Into Now. Even though my opinions of R.E.M.'s music have soured over the years, I'm about to give the new album it's first spin.  Review coming later. 

Tide yourself over with R.E.M.'s new song below

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Raveonettes song and video

The Raveonettes release their new album Raven in the Grave on April 5th. Tracks are trickling down and now there's a new video for the song "Recharge and Revolt"

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sonic Boom news and US Tour

From the legendary Sonic Boom.

It's been a busy time in the studio having just finishing mixing PANDA BEAR's new album TOMBOY. Panda Bear is the sublime and transcendental side-project of ANIMAL COLLECTIVE member NOAH LENNOX and the intensely awaited new LP. will be out on April 12th 2011.

Spectrum - Waves Wash Over Me

Finally, here are finalised US Tour dates for April.

Thur 14th April - Sonar - Baltimore (with Asteroid Number 4)
Fri 15th April - North Star Bar - Philadelphia (with Asteroid Number 4)
Sat 16th April - Le Poission Rouge, Manhattan (with Crystal Stilts)
Sun 17th April - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn (with Crystal Stilts)
Tue 19th April - The Church, Boston
Wed 20th April - The Bottom Lounge, Chicago
Thurs 21st April - Chop Suey, Seattle
Sat 23rd April - The Hemlock, San Francisco
Sun 24th April - The New Parish, Oakland (with Sleepy Sun)
Mon 25th April - The Blank Club, San Jose
Wed 27th April - Soda Bar - San Diego
Thurs 28th April - The Troubadour, Los Angeles
Fri 29th April - Sons of Herman Hall, Dallas
Sat 30th April - Austin Psych Fest, Austin

Sonic x

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Here We Go Magic "Hands in the Sky"

A new EP from Brooklyn's Here We Go Magic is coming on May 10th. Check out the lead track from The January EP below via Pitchfork.

Here We Go Magic - Hands in the Sky

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Born to Synthesize

Harald Grosskopf's 1980 cult classic Synthesist gets a nice reissue with a bonus disc of remixes.  This record is a must for synth enthusiasts craving that future world keyboard sound. 

Harold Grosskopf - Synthesist

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sleep ∞ Over returns with new single!!!

Gorilla vs. Bear, always first with the latest Sleep ∞ Over news has posted new album information as well as a new MP3 from the Austin dreampop band.  This is very exciting news since the band seemed in limbo since the departure of 2 members.

Listen to "Casual Diamond" below.

Sleep Over - Casual Diamond

Lindstrøm remixes Glasser's "Mirrorage"

Ambient Space Disco enthusiest Lindstrøm gives his out of this world remix stylings to the latest single from Glasser.

Mirrorage - Lindstrom Remix