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Old Monk “Alta Rush” new single premiere at Premix Mag

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Old Monk have released a new track “Alta Rush” from their forthcoming album Posing as Love, out June 10, 2014 on Eenie Meenie Records. Brooklyn’s Old Monk came into the scene with their scintillating debut album Birds of Belize. The tracks were fast-paced and pushed the boundaries of pop punk with their progressive outlook on […]

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May 6: Afternoons, Timothy James, Charlie Wadhams @ The Satellite

The Satellite presents Timothy James (The Movies Afternoons Charlie Wadhams Tue, May 6, 2014 Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm The Satellite 1717 Silverlake Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 $10 / 21+ facebook event page purchase tickets Tweet

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Carrafa x Drjuchin Hand-Painted Effects Pedals

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Josh Carrafa from Old Monk recently collaborated with artist Dimitri Drjuchin on some effects pedals that both sound and look amazing. Carrafa built the pedals, each of them with a different effect, and Drjuchin lent his signature illustration style to the casings. The names probably give you an idea of the divine tones you can get […]

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St. Vincent “Digital Witness” video

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St Vincent’s new video for “Digital Witness” finds Annie Clark standing among stark and bold Bauhaus architecture with an innominate cast of uniformed characters moving in synchronicity. Its anonymous settings are reminiscent of David Byrne’s visual style in works like his film True Stories. (via Radio.com) Tweet

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Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon play “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam”

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Last night, Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen, both dressed as The Boss (circa 1980′s), played a parody of “Born To Run”, calling out New Jersey governor (and Springsteen fan) Chris Christie, for the recent bridge-closure traffic scandal. (via Stereogum) Tweet

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Lego Album Covers!

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Famous album covers pixelated into lego versions! It’s obvious these are digital renderings, but its a novel thought nonetheless. Find them all at Lego Albums Tumblr. Tweet

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Recapping 2013: Blue-Eyed Son, Making Waves

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LA based songwriter-surfer Blue-Eyed Son reemerged this year with his Shadows on the Son EP and supported the release with some extensive touring through the US and Japan, including a trip with Freedy Johnston. Along with the EP came a handful of music videos, the “Fish Stare” single, a remix by Andrew Maury of RAC, […]

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Petition aims to name ‘Paul’s Boutique’ corner to ‘Beastie Boys Square’

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New Yorker LeRoy McCarthy is on a mission to name the intersection where the Beastie Boys’ album cover for Paul’s Boutique was photographed to “Beastie Boys Square”. McCarthy, a film location scout who previously worked for a record label in Atlanta, has gathered nearly 20 signatures so far on a petition for the Beastie Boys […]

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Recapping 2013: Old Monk, A Year in Review

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NY based rock trio Old Monk stayed busy pretty this year with a handful of tracks for 2013. The band released 4 singles for their digital singles series, 3 music videos animated by singer/guitarist Josh Carrafa, and topped off the year with an original track for the 2013 Eenie Meenie Holiday Mix. We’ve gathered up […]

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Beck covers John Lennon’s “Love” for Valentines Day compilation

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Beck has just released a cover of John Lennon’s classic Plastic Ono Band-era track “Love.” The track will appear on a Hear Music/Concord Music Group compilation called Sweetheart 2014, featuring artists like Jim James, Fiona Apple, and Vampire Weekend covering songs from the lies of Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and more. […]

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