Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown


  • Single Review: The National’s “Lean”

    The National - Promo

    When you think about it, The National is the perfect band to contribute a song to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. They are, after all, the band best known for making heartbreak, doom, and a bleak future gorgeously beautiful. At its emotional core, Catching Fire is all about fighting for your life…

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  • Weekend Nachos: Still


    Some records make themselves on embodying an emotion rather than being technically good or perhaps instantly memorable – Weekend Nachos‘ newest effort Still is one of those records. While their knack for insanely punishing hardcore – often gritty enough to be considered closer to power-violence if we can get narrower on terms for a record…

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  • Circles: Infinitas


    So there’s this thing that Meshuggah accidentally kick-started that you may have heard of. It’s called djent. Basically, it’s just guitars and bass that are tuned to a subterranean level and time signatures that are more akin to the rhythms of mining equipment than catchy rhythms. You might have heard of its more famous proponents…

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  • Less Than Jake Premieres New Album See the Light

    Less Than Jake - Promo

    The Scoop: Ska-punk outfit Less Than Jake is currently premiering their brand new full length album See the Light in its entirety via our friends over at Alternative Press. The record is officially due out this coming Tuesday, November 12th, via Fat Wreck Chords. You can check it out now here. The Spin: See the Light marks the band’s first…

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  • Gentlemen Hall Releases New Lyric Video For “All Our Love”

    Gentlemen Hall Group

    The Scoop: Indie rock outfit Gentlemen Hall has released a lyric video for their brand new single “All Our Love.” The track comes off the band’s upcoming debut full length, which is due out sometime in 2014 via Island Records. You can check out the lyric video now below. The Spin: If you dig what you hear, you can…

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  • Arcade Fire: Reflektor

    Arcade Fire - Promo

    When Arcade Fire released The Suburbs to immense critical and commercial success, they cemented their position as the indie rock champions for the masses. Because of that, it’s difficult to listen to their new album, Reflektor, without tending towards comparison. To be sure, Reflektor is shinier, more jagged, and at times, more energetic. Overall, though,…

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  • The Spacepimps Announce Acoustic Video Series

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    The Scoop: Pop punk outfit The Spacepimps has announced that they will be releasing a six-part acoustic video series that will include select tracks from their latest effort Eternal Boy. You can check out the first installment of the program, a stripped down version of their song “Brand New Me,” below. The Spin: If you dig the acoustic pop-punk influenced…

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  • Polar Bear Club Releases New Music Video For “WLWYCD”

    Polar Bear Club - Promo

    The Scoop: Post hardcore outfit Polar Bear Club has released a brand new music video for their song “WLWYCD (Why Live When You Can Die).” The track comes off the band’s highly anticipated upcoming full length album Death Chorus, which is due out on November 19th via Rise Records. You can check out the video now below. The Spin: A…

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