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News Roundup: Rihanna Debuts 'Diamonds' Music Video, Thom Yorke Announces...

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Rihanna released a new music video for "Diamonds," a song from her upcoming album Unapologetic, due out November 19. In the video, Rihanna runs violently, smokes seductively and floats on water. You can see the video below. Also, Thom Yorke announced the release date for the Atoms For Peace record. It'll come out early next year. And Passion Pit announced they were...

Cheap MP3 Albums: Francis and the Lights, Passion Pit, What Laura Says

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It's that time of week again when we bring you some great deals on the music you love.  No more over-paying for MP3 albums. For under $10 each, we have compiled a list using the latest releases from some of our very own "BeatCrave Fav" bands. There is no need to waste your money or time anymore, just check out our list of cheap MP3’s and see what a bargain buying your music from Amazon can...

Passion Pit Signs The Joy Formidable To Black Bell Records

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If you weren't aware of Passion Pit having their own record label, you know now. Also, when we say Passion Pit, we really mean their synth-sample player, Ayad Al Adhamy. Adhamy runs an imprint that goes by the name of Black Bell Records and with the success of Passion Pit over the last one and half years and indie artists having the freedom to do what they...

BeatCrave's Top 20 Albums of 2009

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2009 was a great year in music, and we hope you enjoyed what it's brought you. There's been a wealth in reissues and limited edition releases, but new full-lengths will always be a thrill for music fiends like us. So we count down the best albums of the year. Although there have been some great EPs and singles, this list includes only full-length albums that have been released in the US. Check...

Cheap Albums: The Flaming Lips, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart...

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Hello BeatCrave readers! We have some cool stuff you might like, and it's shopping made super easy. Below is a list of cheap MP3 albums that you can buy and download right now. I thought it would be fun to have an underlying theme (or you could also call it shameless self-promotion) and include some of our BeatCrave Favs in the mix. There are albums from Passion Pit,...

Stream: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection)

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Stream: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection)
Everyone likes a good remix album, but only when it's done right. Parisian band, Phoenix, is one of the lucky ones. We've previously told you of the upcoming remix collection of songs from their latest album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, and now we're excited to tell you that you can stream the entire album right now! Instead of waiting for them to tweet...

Passion Pit Interview: BeatCrave Exclusive

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Passion Pit has had one hell of a year, and we've been following them ever since Chunk of Change was commercially released as an EP. Every "Best Of" list they've made since then has been a reward that was well-deserved for their unique sound and energy on their albums and at their live shows. Their full-length debut album, Manners, was even more successful...

Phoenix To Release Wolfgang Amadeus Remix Collection

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Phoenix To Release Wolfgang Amadeus Remix Collection
As if we couldn't get enough Phoenix as it is, we are now excited to share some great news about them! After Animal Collective did a wicked cover of their song, "Love Like A Sunset," Phoenix is really getting into the idea with an entire album! That's right. There will be an entire collection of songs in the same vein of the Animal Collective cover, and the...

The Most Unique Cover of Passion Pit's Sleepyhead?

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Most unique cover of Passion Pit's Sleepyhead
Hey, all you fellow Passion Pit fanatics! Remember how blown away you were when you first heard Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead?" Well, thanks to our friends over at The Music Slut, we've discovered this refreshing take on the song. Francsico Yglesia, a world renowned Paraguayan harpist, took the song into his own hands (literally) and churned...

MTV VMA Breakthrough Video Nominees

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The MTV Video Music Awards released their nominees for Best Breakthrough Video earlier this week. Just like we were impressed with MTV's Top Albums of 2009 list, we are amazed at how much depth this nominee list has. The Breakthrough Video category have been absent from the awards show on and off for the past few years, but we're excited to see it's back. We're...

Poll: New Passion Pit Music Video - What's Your Favorite Part?

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My current obsession with Passion Pit for the past few months is not a secret here on BeatCrave. They've been featured as one of our BeatCrave Favs, so it shouldn't be a surprise to know that I am completely stoked for the full-length release, Manners, (due out on May 19th) either. Although "Sleepyhead" will continue to be one of my favorite songs of 2008, their...

Passion Pit: BeatCrave Fav

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If you haven't heard of Passion Pit by now, you are late in the game. After front man, Michael Angelakos, gave his then-girlfriend an album of six electro-beat rock songs, his entire college wanted the album. That led to the release of their debut EP, Chunk of Change. Since then, they've become one of the most hyped up bands of 2008, been signed to Frenchkiss Records, played SXSW, and...

Tour News: Broken Spindles, Passion Pit, Ray LaMontagne...

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Ray Lamontagne announces his first North American Tour of 2009. This is Lamontagne's second tour in support of his latest album "Gossip In The Grain" which achieved the Maine singer-songwriter's highest chart number debuting at #3 on Billboard Charts its week of release. Broken Spindles, (featured above) sole member Joel Petersen is hitting the road to...

Josh Schwartz Web Series to Feature Your Favorite Bands

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Say what you want about Josh Schwartz's television series (The O.C., Gossip Girl, Chuck), the man has given some much-needed exposure to a lot of Indie bands. Back when The O.C. was still on the air, he gave acts like Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Rachel Yamagata, and more...

NEWS: Passion Pit Announces Tour Dates

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Passion Pit has announced dates for their upcoming tour. The group plans to perform across the country for the last week in January as well as a few additional dates in December and February. Passion Pit released their very first EP Chunk of Change in August, and plans to drop their first full-length album early next year. If you're a Passion Pit fanatic, the...

SHOWS: Paper Route with Passion Pit

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Nashville's Paper Route have just confirmed dates supporting Passion Pit for the new year. Catch them on tour now with Low vs Diamond and Barcelona followed by a short UK tour. You can listen to or download their MP3 for "Empty House" on BeatCrave.