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Interview: Bear's Den Discuss Their New Album 'Islands', "Elysium" Music Video and Their Intimate Tour

During the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, Music Times sat down with the members of Bear's Den to discuss the new album, the unlikely viral success of their tragic "Elysium" music video and the band's intimate new tour.

Interview: Brielle Strives to Become the Next Pop Star Royalty with Explosive Music

Don't take that crown on her head as another kitschy art piece, Brielle is the real thing. An emerging New York based pop star, Brielle is a blend of Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, R&B and EDM in a powerful, in-your-face way, and she's the next artist ...

A Tale of Chad Smith, Jon Batiste, John Zorn, Dave Lombardo, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock (but Mostly Bill Laswell)

A certain, unnamed publication forgot to mention the name of prolific bassist Bill Laswell in the headline of its coverage for supergroup The Process. It's a role that Laswell has played often, in a career spanning thousands of recorded releases.

Kevin Jonas Dismisses Return to Music in Turn for App Development Career, Building Homes and Directing

Kevin Jonas rocketed to fame in the mid-2000s alongside his brothers Nick and Joe as the Jonas Brothers. After plans to release the JoBros' fifth album V came to a halt and the band broke up last year, Nick and Joe Jonas have since gone on to pursue ...

Rapper Que Talks About 'Can You Digg It?' Mixtape after 'OG Bobby Johnson' Success, Advice 2Chainz Gave Him And First Big Purchase [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Imagine its 2013 and you're an aspiring rapper trying tread water in a tough music industry with a follow-up record. In one of many late night recording sessions with fear fueling your ambition, you hear that catchy beat drop through the speakers, ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HUNDREDS At CMJ 2014

With the conclusion of CMJ just this past weekend (ending on Saturday, Oct. 25), we here at Music Times found an array of bands we couldn’t help but fall in love with. One of such happened to be HUNDREDS, a “contemporary trip-hop” duo from ...

Slowdive's Rachel Goswell Talks Reunion Tour, New Album, And More Ahead Of CMJ Show [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Slowdive will be playing at New York's Terminal 5 tomorrow (Oct. 25) as part of the CMJ Music Marathon before making their way across North America, Music Times chatted with founding member Rachel Goswell about the band's return to the stage and ...

Cheerleader Root On Infectious Indie Pop Melodies And Road Trip Soundtracks Ahead of CMJ 2014 [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Visions of cheerleaders oftentimes bring up teenage girls in mini-skirts supporting the local varsity team, but that's not always what a "cheerleader" is. Enter, Philadelphia indie pop outfit Cheerleader, the latest buzzing band to enter the scene.

Classicalite Q&A with Cameron Carpenter on 'If You Could Read My Mind', His International Touring Organ and Working With Terry Riley

We recently caught up with celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter last week in Berlin where he is touring in support of, You Could Read My Mind. His latest record quickly became the top-selling classical album in the U.S. To wit, he has recently ...

Interview: Hunters' Izzy Almeida on Leaving New York, Dating in a Band and A Tentative Second Album

When most people think of nostalgia for the '90s, images of Spice Girls and Pokemon dance in their head... not so much for the sludgy grunge music of the hard alternative rock scene. But, that's exactly what indie band Hunters brings to mind. ...

Broods Co-Founder Caleb Nott Talks New Zealand, Lorde And Getting Along With His Talented Sister, Georgia [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Caleb and his sister, Georgia Nott, share producer Joel Little with fellow New Zealand star Lorde, and their dark pop sound is reminiscient of the "Royals" songstress.

Juno Award Winners The Strumbellas Talk 'We Still Move On Dance Floors,' Perform "Run" and "Ride On" [WATCH]

Canadian folk band The Strumbellas celebrated the U.S. release of their sophomore album We Still Move On Dance Floors last month. The effort won them the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and was also nominated for the 2014 Polaris ...

Shayna Leigh Talks New EP 'Hey Shayna Leigh,' Performs Debut Single "Drive" Ahead of CMJ Showcase [WATCH]

New York City-based singer-songwriter Shayna Leigh is fresh of the release of her latest EP, Hey Shayna Leigh. She sat down with Music Times on "Studio Sessions" to talk about how she got her start in music, the inspiration behind her EP, and what ...

Little Kids Rock Benefit NYC 2014: Founder David Wish Explains Why Music Education Is Vital To The Future

This Thursday (Oct. 23), Little Kids Rock will bring together Alice Cooper, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Cheap Trick, Tommy James, Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill) with Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (Beastie Boys), Darlene Love, Glen Hansard, Mike Ness ...

Cold War Kids Frontman Nathan Willett Talks New Album 'Hold My Home,' Tour Plans, PledgeMusic Campaign And More Prior To CMJ Show

Cold War Kids drop their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, tomorrow (Oct. 21). Serving as the follow-up to 2013's Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, the album explores the notion of "home" and features production from guitarist Dan Gallucci and frequent ...

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