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Beats From The Boosh

When last we encountered Nick Bertke, a/k/a Pogo, the remixer was chopping up the Wizard of Oz soundtrack to create a track that, matched up with a great… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Afternoon”

The bedroom-auteur is a restive soul whose work is often enigmatic and hyperintroverted — or so the indie trope goes, anyway. But too frequently, their work is so cryptic that… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

Catching Up With Colin Stetson

Those who didn’t run (excerpt) – COLIN STETSON by Constellation Records A few months back I interviewed Colin Stetson about his new album, A History of Warfare, Vol. II. Beyond… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Radio Free Europe”

Do you enjoy indie music? Thank R.E.M. Simply stated: R.E.M. was the college radio band before college radio was really even a thing. For the next… more

Nerdist Week at At the Intersection of Thick-Framed Glasses and Pop Music

It continues to be all about Nerdist and nerd-related stuff at BBC America’s Anglophenia blog, and today brings a post by Fraser McAlpine listing “Five Great British Nerdy Pop Stars.”… more

Video Game and Music Nerds Unite!

One of the first promo trailers to surface for EA Sports’ Fifa Soccer 12 features a mashup of Battles’ single “Ice Cream” from their latest LP, Gloss Drop. Interesting choice,… more

Making It #10: Bo Burnham

Riki talks with comedian/musician Bo Burnham about getting his start on YouTube, the evolution of his work and using comedy as a vessel for communicating ideas. Follow @boburnham and… more

Nerdist Week at Your Trock Top 5

She’s got a kind of Billy Bragg thing going there, doesn’t she? That’s Allegra Rosenberg with “Amy Pond’s Lament,” a low-low-fi example of the category of pop music derived from… more

A New Campfire Song

Childish Gambino released his new single, “Bonfire,” from his forthcoming album, Camp this morning. I will never pass up an opportunity to post about Childish Gambino, Donald Glover or any… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Club Can’t Handle Me”

It’s not what you think! I promise! I’m not posting about Flo Rida, who I just realized is “Florida” with a space in the middle. I’m posting about Tally Hall,… more

9 Famous Sweaters

Found Item Clothing illustrated 9 famous sweaters from pop culture that we all know and love.  I wish I had all 9 of  these so I can wear them according… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Weekend”

I’d like to dedicate this track to Labor Day for curtailing the five day wait until the next weekend to a very tolerable four. An overt but welcome paean… more

Review: “Undeclared: The Indie Songbook”

Greetings faithful nerds! Looking for a writer you might like? GOOD! I HAVE ONE! His name is Matt Albrecht and I wanted to mention Undeclared: The Indie Songbook to you… more

St. Vincent and Neon Indian Don’t Celebrate Labor Day, Too Busy Working

God, Mondays are the worst…. unless you’re on vacation because of LABOR DAY! Woo! But if an additional day off from soul-squandering work isn’t good enough, NPR has… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “For Love I Come”

At what point in its history did music cease to be a meritocracy in favor of a hype-incepted, corporate-propagated popularity contest? The beginning of time? The Internet? Kings of Leon?… more

Josie Charlwood: Looptacular!

What do Jamie Lidell, Andrew Bird and Owen Pallet all have in common? They’re all dudes! And they all like to use those famous looping machines, or, loopers (my name… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Fall Creek Boys Choir”

Just, erm… Sorry,  I’m sort of speechless. How do I put this? Hey, guys, so this week Bon Iver and James Blake released a collaboration called “Fall Creek Boys Choir.”… more


Chris just tweeted a link to The Love Hate Society’s post highlighting this: Yes, the disco Doctor Who theme was a hit for Mankind on the British chart, peaking at… more

Here’s The Video For OK Go’s Cover of the “Muppet Show” Theme

Oh, here’s the video for the OK Go version of the Muppet Show theme from Muppets: The Green Album: And a behind-the-scenes video for good measure: The album’s out today…. more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Forever 28”

[Runs in from another room] GUYS! Guys!. Guys… Woah. Mirror Traffic, the new Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album, comes out next Tuesday, and it’s really fucking good. Although… more

Preview “Muppets: The Green Album”

Hey, in case you want to hear what a bunch of current musical artists would do with Muppet music, Muppets: The Green Album will provide the answer. You’ve probably heard… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “An Argument With Myself”

This week, Matt G. and I Skyped a bit. Besides helping him with his girl problems, we also touched on our favorite topic, music, and, specifically, what merited our track… more

Soft In Da Paint

There was the late Bob Ross, the frizzy-haired, soft-spoken king of speed painting on PBS for many years. There’s a dubstep remix of Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard in Da Paint.”… more