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Future Islands Announce New Record, Release Tracklist

July 20, 2011
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Future Islands Announce New Record, Release Tracklist

Future Islands will release their third album, On the Water, on Oct. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The synth-pop trio spent March of this year living and recording in their home state of North Carolina, in Elizabeth City. Naturally, the town is located on the banks of a river and is just a short drive...
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The Late, Great DJ K-Swift Receives Three New Musical Tributes

July 19, 2011
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The Late, Great DJ K-Swift Receives Three New Musical Tributes

This Thursday marks the third anniversary of the death of Baltimore club DJ and local radio icon Khia “Club Queen K-Swift” Edgerton, a tragic loss to the city’s music scene that hasn’t gotten any less heartbreaking or difficult to accept in the time since then. Countless tribute songs popped up in the months immediately...
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Animal Collective Talks More About Returning to Maryland, Turning Pop, and Playing Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 8, 2011
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Animal Collective Talks More About Returning to Maryland, Turning Pop, and Playing Merriweather Post Pavilion

In this week’s cover story, we talked to Animal Collective members Brian Weitz and David Portner—aka Geologist and Avey Tare, respectively—about their recent return to Maryland to write new material following the huge success of their 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion. All four members spent January through March working in a converted barn on...
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Flying Eyes’ Elias Schutzman Talks Farm Fest V (Q&A)

July 1, 2011
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Flying Eyes’ Elias Schutzman Talks Farm Fest V (Q&A)

The best Baltimore rock show happening this weekend may actually be all the way out in Carroll County. This Saturday, leading lights of the local indie scene like Lower Dens and Arbouretum will be heading up a bill of nine bands from in and out of town on the Carney Family Farm in Manchester,...
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