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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of their “Bloodletting” album, Concrete Blonde have announced they’re reforming and hitting the road with a set list celebrating the album and their career. Released in 1990, Bloodletting spawned the top 20 hit “Joey,” as well as alt-radio staples “Tomorrow, Wendy”, “Caroline”, and “The Sky Is a Poisonous […]

I have (and I’m sure you have too) heard Joy Division’s “Transmission” covered about a hundred times, but I’ve never heard it quite like this. Watch Girl In A Coma take on this classic song live at Casbeers in San Antonio, Texas this past January. Girl In A Coma’s covers project, “Adventures In Coverland” is […]

Here’s the first video for the first single off Jason Collett’s new album, Rat A Tat Tat, which hit stores in March on Arts & Crafts. Collett is in the midst of a six week North American tour with backing band Zeus. “Love Is A Dirty Word” was directed by Peter Lynch, shot in the […]

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The guys in Spoon recently sat down with album-mastering legend Howie Weinberg to chat about the mastering process, and his thoughts on Spoon’s new album “Transference”. The results are pretty hilarious: Spoon’s “Transference” is out January 19th, and can be pre-ordered here. Spoon – “I Turn My Camera On” mp3

Fan Death have returned with another colorful fantasy based video, directed this time by vocalist Dandilion Wind Opaine. Watch the girls encounter scores of bizarre characters resembling certain influential personalities before riding off into the sunset with the big man himself. Stay tuned for a special message from “Grandpa William” at the end of the […]

I was at the excellent SESAC CMJ showcase last night at Cake Shop, and got in a conversation about songs that “just sound great”. Not because of brilliant songwriting, great production, or amazing playing…but because they just have that “magic”. The woman I was talking to is a huge student of ’80s pop & new […]

Regular readers of extrawack! know that we are suckers for the amazingly perfect pop sounds of Har Mar Superstar, so it’ll be no surprise that we are psyched about his new album Dark Touches. To prove that we’ve got good taste, here’s the video and mp3 for the album’s first single, “Tall Boy”. The track […]

Holy Ghost have just released their single, “I Will Come Back” for free download at

Seriously…If there is a Comedy Hall Of Fame, Weird Al Yankovic deserves a spot there.  And if there’s a Musical Comedy Hall Of Fame, Al deserves a statue at the entrance. Here’s his newest, “Craigslist”, featuring Ray Manzarek of The Doors:  

I’m a sucker for a good pop song. Seriously, as long as the hooks are huge and the lyrics dance off the singer’s tongue, I’m in. And show me an album loaded with good pop songs? There’s a good chance it’ll stay in my player for weeks. Case in point is the new album from […]