Rating: 5.5 Maps is the pet project of Northampton electro-head James Chapman and We Can Create is his full-length debut. The disc is a mix of shoegaze and New Order, a digital aquarium in which synthetic swims with organic. The synthesizer roadways mix with Chapmanís breathy vocals and his continental drift of beats and rhythms […]

Guardian Unlimited: Beck, Ryan Adams and some dude from Razorlight work with Penguin publishing to design book covers. Stream the new Travis Morrison album, All Ya’all, on his website here. Chingy pic of the week

Today you can stream the entire new John Vanderslice album, Emerald City, thanks to our bff’s at Barsuk. Also, the following bands have tour information posted on the Barsuk website: John Vanderslice – White Dove [mp3] Smoosh cover Block Party’s Modern Love [mp3] Nada Surf – Blankest Year [mp3] Menomena – Wet and Rusting [mp3] […]

Rolling Stone: 1000 pics of James Blunt on his new album cover. If I knew photoshop, there would also be one picture of Waldo. NME: The New New Pornographers are Rilo Kiley. New Rilo Kiley stream for “The Moneymaker” WTF: This is not music related, but did you know there’s a Pirate Reality show called […]