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Monday, June 27, 2011


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

ANR - Vagabond Fridays

ANR, back in Miami! They rocked the Borscht after-party last weekend, but this will be there 1st, formal, announced, proper show since returning from their national tour. It will also most likely be their last in Miami before heading across the pond to the UK for three weeks in May. Get out there!

ANR "Dead Gulf" Video

ANR's bonus track "Dead Gulf" gets the video treatment from old pal Jamie Harley. Visuals in the video are courtesy of more old pals, Morphologic. Peep it over at Altered Zones or below. Just go with it... Sway...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ANR SXSW and Track Reviews

Stay Kids is out now and available on most digital retailers. The physical CD will be available in record stores starting March 29th. ANR had a great SXSW. You can read a review from AOL Spinner or check out some lovely words on the album tracks from RCRD LBL, Huffington Post, FADER and The Guardian.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ANR "Stay Kids" - Grab The Album Now

US/UK Tour Dates:
03/17 - Austin, TX @ The Ghost Room - BMI Showcase (SXSW)
03/18 - Austin, TX @ Cedar Door - Express Music Lounge (SXSW)
03/19 - Austin, TX @ Karibu - Karibu Party (SXSW)
03/31 – Miami, FL @ Bardot 
04/01 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth 
04/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone 
04/04 – Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Tea Bazar 
04/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room 
04/06 – Brooklyn, NY@ Public Assembly 
04/07 – New York, NY @ Tammany Hall (Neon Gold Popshop) 
04/08 – Hartford, CT @Trinity College 
04/09 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont 
04/10 – Cambridge, MA @ MIT 
04/16 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle 
04/18 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight 
04/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits 
04/20 – Tampa, FL @ Fly Bar 
05/14 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival
05/19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms w/ Brother 
05/23 – London, UK @ Heaven w/ Brother 
05/27 – London, UK @ XFM Xposure Night  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ANR Stay Kids Preorder

You can preorder Stay Kids via Insound right now and be the first person on your block to have the fine physical album with the awesome mystical horse.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

ANR Album Release Show March 5 @ EVE

SWEAT Records is putting on an amazing Stay Kids album release show for ANR in Miami on March 5th at EVE. Also on the bill are Little Beard and a sweet slew of DJ's. It should be a blast!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ANR - Self Titled Mag Interview

The fine folks at Self Titled Magazine have one of the better ANR interviews we've encountered in a long time. Also, they uncovered a very old-school picture of the guys. Good stuff!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ANR For Guardian Compilation

Our fine friends over at Something In Construction put together a whopper of a compilation to celebrate their 100th release. They teamed up with The Guardian to release it. It's got songs from ANR, MNDR, Kele, The Gay Blades, Gruff Rhys, Memory Tapes and many more phenomenal artists.
Love SIC Disco by Something InConstruction

Monday, January 31, 2011


RCRD LBL has a nice post on ANR and a sneak peak of "Don't Fear The Get Out". Nice words!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

ANR 7" Release Party

Those fine fellows over at Discosama are at it again. This time with a limited edition ANR 7" pressing. The "Big Problem" b/w "Dead Gulf" 7 inch is limited to 100 copies hand-numbered & stamped, black vinyl with individually lino-block printed artwork by ANR. 20 copies are being sent over to Rough Trade, so grab yours in the US now! Release party is tonight.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ANR Doing "Endless Field Of Mercury" Acoustic

The B Tapes is a pretty rad little blog. They were kind enough to shoot a beautiful acoustic vid with ANR at Morphologic Studios.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

ANR + Washed Out In January

ANR will be doing a few shows with Washed Out in January. We're working on a rad flyer, but in the meantime prepare yourselves!

January 18th - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA (Get tix)

January 19th - Club Downunder @ FSU - Tallahassee, FL (Get tix)

January 20th - Crowbar - Tampa, FL (Get tix)

January 21st - Eve - Miami, FL (Get tix)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10K Islands Presents: HOLIDAZED

Come out and celebrate all of the holidays with ANR, Can't Stop, Plains, Sumsun, Deaf Poets and more at Churchill's on 12/16!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stay Kids Is Rough Trade "Album Of The Week"

If you're in London, head on over to Rough Trade where you'll find ANR's Stay Kids is the ALBUM OF THE WEEK. Say my name, it'll get you some bonus stickers.

Friday, December 10, 2010

ANR on BBC 6 Music w/ Steve Lamacq

You can stream the BBC 6 Music interview with ANR here. Steve Lamacq did an EXCELLENT interview. The guy knows more about ANR than their parents do.


ANR were featured in NYLON last month. If your eyes can't read the tiny type, check it out here or go buy it!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ANR Do It Up For This Is Fake DIY

The band performs "The Endless Field Of Mercury" and "Big Problem" with some spare parts in the coat room at XOYO in London.

Monday, November 29, 2010

ANR In London

ANR are in the UK for the first time this week - check 'em out!

November 24th - XOYO - London - w/ MNDR (18+, SOLD OUT)

November 25th - New Slang @ The Hippodrome - Kingston (18+, 5£)

December 1st - The Lexington - London - w/ The Concretes, Porcelain Raft, + special guest D.J. (18+)

Monday, October 25, 2010


Join the good people of Discosama Records this Friday October 29th at The Vagabond for the Beings 7" release party with the always stunning PLAINS.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Come hang at SWEAT Records on Thursday, October 21st. Many new jams and popular favorites.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Here is the Flash Gordon inspired video for "Team Radio" by Plains. You can grab the 7" over at Discosama Records. Full length will be out on 10K Islands sometime soon.

Rumor has it Plains will be playing at Vagabond on October 29th.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hurricane Preparation Mix by ANR's John Hancock

One half of ANR, John Hancock, has put together a mix of some of his favorite tunes. Download the mix and check out the track-listing below. If anything in this playlist really gets you excited, just about everything included is available at all digital and most independent physical retailers.

Track-listing :

Parliament Funkadelic : Unreleased Demo.

Big Boi : Turns Me On.

Beautiful Swimmers : Big Coast.

Morphologic : The Heart Urchin Pea Crab.

Yoko Ono : Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him.

Prince : The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker.

Excert from The Talking Parakeet.

Elvin Jones / Jimmy Garrison Sextet : Oriental Flower.

Morphologic : The Squat Urchin Shrimp.

Cee-Lo Green : Bass Head Jazz.

Morphologic : The Florist.

Avey Tare : Crumbling Land.

Roy Haynes.

The Clash : The Call Up.

How To Dress Well : Decisions (Featuring YΓΌksel Arslan).

Harmonia : Sehr Kosmisch.

Neu! : '86 Commercial Trash.

La Dusseldorf : White Overalls.

No Age : Glitter

Beings : excerpt from Quiet Village.

Sonic Youth : Schizophrenia.

Beings : another excerpt from Quiet Village.

Beach Boys : All I Wanna Do.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

No Age + ANR + Yeasayer = Nonsequitor

Have you heard the newly surfaced No Age song "Glitter"? Good stuff.

Have you heard ANR are playing with Yeasayer + Washed Out at The Fillmore on 10/5? Great Stuff. Grab tix here.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jamie Harley Takes On ANR

Jamie Harley was kind enough to lend his creative vision to a new ANR track entitled "The Endless Field Of Mercury" from the Stay Kids album due out this fall!

Check out Jamie Harley's Vimeo account for more rad vids for Memory Tapes, Memoryhouse and more.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Totally Nebular - Captain Benson

Totally Nebular is a band made up of some young lads from Southern Florida. This is a video for their song "Captain Benson". It is a very enjoyable tune and even more enjoyable video. It was shot by Carter Smith. He killed it.
It's hard to post about this band without mentioning Animal Collective. There. I did it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

John Hancock +11 LIVE @ Vagabond Fridays

John Hancock (the founding father of the ANR) will be performing his recently released record, Antenna Death, with an eleven piece band on June 11th at the Vagabond. Horns, guitars, keys, lady singers and way too many drummers will make up this Parliamentary inspired event including members of Animal Tropical, Plains and ANR. Swampy, sleazy craziness will ensue, so don't sleep on it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

John Hancock's ANTENNA DEATH - Out Now

John Hancock, of ANR, has released his solo album Antenna Death. Here is a video for the song "Not Scared At All" and some free MP3's! Enjoy! Video was directed by Jorge Rubiera of Animal Tropical.

If you're totally nuts, you can buy stuff!
Limited edition vinyl available via St. Ives
Purchase the album digitally via iTunes or eMusic

Thursday, May 27, 2010

10K Islands Music Mix Volume II - Memorial Day

We're back with another mix. Last edition was for SXSW and caused a lot of bands to get signed to lucrative major label record deals with large cash signing bonuses and complete artistic control on all future projects. Now we've got one for a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. Summer is here which means pig roasts, clam bakes, crab boils, icing bros, oyster/champagne parties, BBQ's etc.

Download via: Straight ZIP or Rapid Share

01 - Keepaway - "Yellow Wings"
02 - Caribou - "Odessa"
03 - jj - "Ecstacy"
04 - MillionYoung - "Hammock"
05 - Flying Lotus - "Parisian Goldfish"
06 - Cassette - "Fingernails"
07 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - "40 Day Dream"
08 - Jacuzzi Boys - "Island Avenue"
09 - Das Racist - "You Oughta Know"
10 - Plains - "Innovator"
11 - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Round and Round"
12 - Panic Bomber - "Discipline (Patrick Hart Remix)"

For your viewing pleasure:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

No Age Fight It Out In Lisbon

No Age are in Lisbon Portugal. Drummer extraordinaire Dean Spunt and some members of the No Age touring party got 'jumped' by some bouncers at a club. More info at their personal blog


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ANR Gear Stolen In Montreal

ANR + MillionYoung had their van broken into 2 nights ago in Montreal. Passport (Michael John Dewey Hancock), sensitive documents and a laptop (black MAC Book Pro) were stolen. If you have any information on this please email 10Kislands@gmail.com
Above shot of renewed passports taken before tour.

Tonight's MillionYoung + ANR show in Detroit is CANCELLED. Tour will resume tomorrow in Chicago.

For bands going thru Montreal, beware. It seems like there is a pretty tight criminal ring set up with anarchists who wash cars during the day and rob vans at night, using lithium battery detectors to find iPods, computers, GPS's, etc...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Parks And Recreation - Turn My Swag On

Top 10 TV moment for several reasons:
Aziz Ansari, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Detlef Schrempf.

Thanks NBC, it's like you're inside of my head.
Get tix for Aziz stand-up tour 'Dangerously Delicious' here.

I Can't Hear You

Great article from The New York Times regarding sound quality of music today. The effects of technology and ease of procurement versus creating a listening experience.
Plains is considering releasing an alternate version of the debut album (coming this summer!) availble in 5.1, could be dope surround sound experience.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Interpol Finish Album - Carlos D Leaves

Interpol has finished the new album - good news.
Carlos D has left the band - bad news.

He has stellar facial hair and some great bass lines.
Info comes from Interpol's official site.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Surfer Blood + ANR - Tonight in Bal Harbour

Surfer Blood, ANR, Turbo Fruits and DJ Contra
TONIGHT (Thursday, April 22nd) in Bal Harbour 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crystal Castles Rush Release New Album

Crystal Castles will be rush releasing their sophomore album (via NME). Originally slated for a June release, the disc will see digital daylight this Friday April 23rd due to an early online leak. Great move in my opinion, something MGMT (the band) thought about doing, but MGMT (management/record label) fought against. See what I did there? Play on the word management... Good stuff.
They kind of look like birds.

Monday, April 19, 2010

No Age Live @ Sweatstock in MIAMI

Sweatstock was a huge success. It was such an AMAZING day for all of Miami. Kids, adults, artists, bands, store proprietors, old people, drunk people, straight edge people (a lot of Minor Threat t-shirts)...
Great job Sweat Records!

Via the fine people at Discosoma Rex

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thom Yorke Does Joy Division

Love Joy Division. Not really a huge Thom Yorke fan or Radiohead fan (I know, I'm soooo terrible, sorry, next time). But this feels like a very special moment from Thom Yorke & Atoms For Peace pre-Coachella gig last night. FLEA has blue hair.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SWEATSTOCK - This Weekend

This is going to be fun w/ ANR, No Age, Panic Bomber, Animal Tropical, MillionYoung and many more. Celebrate Record Store Day in style!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Apple I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down

I play music in iTunes on my MAC computer before installing it onto my iPod. I have the potential to read most newspapers and killer Faulkner novels on an iPad or iPhone (sticking with Blackberry for a while longer, big fan of the raised keyboard). Is this too much? Has apple put traditional mom/pop record stores out of business? Are they on the verge of putting book stores and libraries out of business?
Seeking Alpha has the answers to these questions and so many more.

Haiti Benefit NYC

If you're not in Miami for Sweatstock this weekend, may I suggest chartering a plane to Brooklyn for this lovely benefit:

Monday, April 12, 2010

ANR - Believe The Hype

ANR played Art Walk in Miami this past Saturday. They played "Believe The Hype" at the Eazy Street Gallery in Wynwood. The exhibition was curated by Dustin Orlando. More info available at NBC Miami. It was fun w/ a lot of new jams.

photo by Peter Richardson

Recording In Miami

It is very bright and sunny in Miami, even in the recording studios. Gotta wear your sunnies while laying down vocals...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Dirty Side Of The Music Business - Interns

Almost as riveting as our Surfer Blood Vs. Joy Division story, the NY Times did some actual research and interviews for a great piece on
Pretty much everyone I know in the music industry started out as an intern. 
If you're not born into it, you gotta work/grind for it. Music Business school is helpful, but it seems that you can get more experience, as much networking and spend less dinero interning.
I myself started interning at a booking agency during college and in my first week I dropped a $250,000.00 check for a not-so-great Canadian band behind the copy machine. I spent 20 minutes leaning on the copy machine...learning names, acting cool, a lot of pointing at people walking by and poking behind the copy machine with my feet. 
I found it.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Surfer Blood Vs. Joy Division

Being a South Florida label/blog, we LOVE Surfer Blood. In fact, ANR is playing with Surfer Blood in in a couple weeks in Bal Harbour. John Hancock of ANR is such a big Surfer Blood fan that he has been wearing their t-shirt around the studio. Every time I see it I can't help but think that I've seen that image somewhere else. Am I crazy or is this Astro Coast t-shirt 99% the same as Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album art???
The pulses from Unknown Pleasures are transformed into waves...
for surfing...
I get it now.
 Above: Surfer Blood. 
Below: Joy Division.
Kind of paying homage to Joy Division, kind of too similar? 
More on the Joy Division cover art available at Wikipedia.

Plains - "Innovator" Video

Thanks to Transparent Blog for a mention of Plains and the "Innovator" video! 


We think it's a good one as well.

Lollapalooza Line Up Announced

And it is a good one. Check it out over at the Lollapalooza website. The Line Up features: The Strokes, Phoenix, The National, Jimmy Cliff, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and a bunch of others!
This, along with the Pitchfork joint, is turning Chicago into Festival City USA.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude Mixtape

Did not think I would like this Das Racist mix tape, but it's pretty good. It's comedy hip-hop with great beats and observations on being brown. 
The "Shorty Said" remix by Gordon Voidwell is a fun one.

Download the Shut Up, Dude mixtape here

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Everyone's favorite internet radio station, WOXY, has gone dead...
 Not sure if/when they'll be back. 
We wish them a speedy recovery in these 'current economic realities'.

Monday, March 22, 2010

MGMT - Congratulations Conspiracy Theory

The new MGMT album, Congratulations, is fine. It is Oracular Spectacular minus the 'hits'. They reworked some jams from the Time To Pretend EP. They got some flute action on a couple songs.  They took some drugs and made a sophomore album. And in 3 years people might refer to it as the 'trippy Pinkerton'.

Conspiracy Theory - In the smartest move ever made by any band + record label, this is not the album that will be released on April 13th via Columbia Records. This is instead, a variety of B-sides. 
Classic 'B-Sides Bait and Switch'.

Trouble In Mexico - MtyMx Festival Hardships

As The Village Voice reports, Todd P's Mexican party, MtyMx, is running into some problems including transportation, band cancellations and inaccurate translations of "This isn't how things work in New York".

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WMC Fun Parties

Can I haz?

Miami New Times Take on WMC

Got problems with WMC? 
Hilariously, so does Miami New Times - Crossfade
Here are reasons 6 - 10:

10. Computers are only meant for two things, watching porno and ordering pizza. If I see you in the club with a laptop I'm taking it and smashing it over your stupid raver head.

9. Never trust a music whose drug of choice is one that makes everything seem better.

8. We heard it was invented by homosexuals. And they weren't even embarrassed to say so out loud.

7. Haven't they ever heard of an equalizer? The bass is way too loud.

6. Their concerts sell more water than they do beer.

You can catch the top 5 over at their blog.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Great Liars + Insound Debacle of 2010

 We here at Ten Thousand Islands LOVE Liars and greatly appreciate the services offered by Insound for the past 10+ years (including a stellar 10 year anniversary party at Brooklyn Bowl this past Fall with moderately priced Brooklyn Lager). So naturally, we went for the souped-up version of Liars Sisterworld offered by Insound. The album was released on March 8th. We placed our pre-order hours after it was announced, some time in mid-February, via Insound. We got this email today:

From: XXXXX@insound.com <XXXXX@insound.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 3:17 PM
Subject: Your Liars- Sisterworld LP Pre-Order
To: XXXXXX@gmail.com

Hey there,

I'm sorry to report that the release date for the Liars 'Sisterworld' 2XLP has been delayed until April 13th.  I have no further information as to the reason for this album being postponed sadly.

This will not affect your place in the queue for the free kit.  I'm unable to guarantee everyone will get one as the promotional item is while stocks last and we've had a phenomenal response for this new record. The
'Preparation Kit' will be distributed in order of who placed their orders first, as before, to keep things fair.  I have my fingers and toes crossed you'll get one!

If, you're shipping address or payment information will change by April 13th feel free to drop me a line and I'll be more than happy to update your details.

However, due to the delay, our friends at Mute are allowing us to deliver you the MP3s of the entire record (because you pre-ordered through Insound) now!  Please find the download link below.  Due to the nature of downloads, if you would like to cancel your order, don't download the MP3s and please contact me asap.

Sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Warmest wishes,

So, on top of getting the album a month late, and possibly not even getting the bonus materials that was the whole point of the pre-ordering the deluxe edition, the courtesy download doesn't even include the second disc of reinterpretations, which was the OTHER reason for ordering the deluxe edition.
Does this speak to an unhealthy obsession on our part with Liars? Yes.
Is this a total bummer? Yes.

Friday, March 12, 2010

10k Islands Music Mix Volume I

We put together a stellar mix for this weekend (and also South By South West). Most of these artists will actually be at SXSW, although that wasn't the initial intent. 
Unfortunately, Eric B and Rakim won't be in Austin next week and MGMT might just be doing a lame listening party...

01 - Eric B and Rakim - "Paid In Full"
02 - Neon Indian - "Sleep Paralysist"
03 - Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
04 - MillionYoung - "Mien"
05 - Surfer Blood - "Floating Vibes"
06 - Sleigh Bells - "Crown On The Ground"
07 - Bluebrain - "Cult Following"
08 - MGMT - Flash Delirium
09 - Panic Bomber - "Dorian Gray"

If there was some kind of way to include a video in this beautiful package, it would be this Yeasayer video for "O.N.E."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Strokes For Lollapalooza

A guy named Greg Kot, who lives in Chicago, works for the Chicago Tribune and has a column called "Turn It Up", reports that The Strokes will be a Lollapalooza headliner. I am ready to believe him.

The Strokes and Greg Kot (not pictured)...Lots of Chicago street cred...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New MGMT - "Flash Delirium"

"This sh*t isn't that awesome"
"Kind of boring"
Things heard around the Ten Thousand Islands studio in response to this new MGMT jam available at Stereogum.

Friday, March 5, 2010

To Do In Miami This Weekend

I am going to see Cop Out with Tracy Morgan today, matinee style. But TONIGHT, I will be here:

You may recognize Jorge Rubiera of Animal Tropical from Down Home Southernaires from ANR from Swamp Valve...

Monday, March 1, 2010

John Hancock - Antenna Death

John Hancock, of ANR, is going to be releasing a limited vinyl run of his solo album Antenna Death via St. Ives/Secretly Canadian this Spring. He has been spray painting 250 covers over the past week. The studio started smelling like fumes, so we made him move outside:

We realized that we liked the fumes and encouraged him to come back inside. He refused. What a rebel.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

To Do In Miami This Weekend (Tonight)

Dance with:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Neon Indian For Green Label Sound

Newly anointed Brooklynites by way of Austin Texas, Neon Indian, are Green Label Sound's next artist (via Pichfork). I am surprised this Mountain Dew funded record label/singles club is still around. But great! In case you missed it, here is Neon Indian doing some acoustic action for Fader TV:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sonar Announces Lineup - LCD Soundsystem

Sonar Festival in Barcelona Spain has announced its lineup. Pretty stellar, dance party. I am looking into flights and commercial water vessels. Neither are cheap. The festival will look something like this, but a thousand times bigger:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vampire Weekend Is Gay

And by that, I mean that keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij is gay and talked about it recently with OUT magazine. 

Here is a video of Vampire Weekend at Coachella 2 years ago.
They will be back there. Again. This year.
"You built a time machine...Out of a Delorean?!?!?!"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Along with 9.2's today, Pitchfork has also shed some light on the Aziz Ansari (future 'best new music') mixtape. With an MP3. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

MF Doom

The MF Doom live controversy is heating up again. 
Brooklyn Vegan has the scoop.

Mos Def is Doom's biggest fan. Next to the guy (maybe) pretending to be him at live shows.

Friday, February 19, 2010

To Do In Miami This Weekend

Catch Rachel Goodrich performing for FREE at Sweat Records 
on Saturday, February 20th.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Miami's "Song For Haiti"

A bunch of great Miami musicians got together to record a single for Haiti. One of those musicians was Brian Robertson of ANR. 
(At the 1:10 mark you will see Brian going totally nutty on the keys):

New Liars Video

Good weird.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MGMT - Congratulations - Album Out April 13

2nd trippiest album cover of the past 12 months. 

1st place goes to Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion


SASQUATCH FESTIVAL announced their line up for this year. We're pretty excited about:

MGMT, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Band of Horses, Ween, Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit, Public Enemy, She & Him, the New Pornographers, The Hold Steady, the xx, Dirty Projectors, No Age, Drive-By Truckers, Kid Cudi, the Mountain Goats, Quasi, Camera Obscura, Midlake, Caribou, Girls, WHY?, Japandroids, Wale, YACHT, Cymbals Eat Guitars, the Very Best, Neon Indian, tUnE-YarDs, Local Natives, the Tallest Man on Earth, Fool's Gold, A-Trak...



I was asked a questions yesterday: 
"Hey fella, what does Awesome New Republic look like in the studio?"
I replied with the visual rant seen above.

Once Upon A Time In Buzzworthy Land...

Found this gem. When MTV used to cover music, they were kind enough to choose Ten Thousand Islands artist Awesome New Republic as a BUZZWORTHY pick. 
Thanks MTV!