CMJ Giveaway: The Extra Lens & Our Noise

October 18, 2010 • 16 Comments

In New York City, fall is marked by the leaves in Central Park changing color, the sun setting well before the end of the work day, the return of chunky knitwear and thigh-high boots, and…

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August 13, 2010

Arcade Fire Tops Charts–Topples Eminem

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THE SUBURBS–the new album from ARCADE FIRE, the Montreal-based, indie-rock sensation–has landed at #1 on Billboard’s Album Chart, beating out Eminem’s “Recovery” and Lady Gaga’s “The Fame.” Total copies sold in the first week? 156,000!…

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October 16, 2009

And the Winners are…

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Randomizer.org has spoken, and we are excited to announce the winners of this week’s Book Booty prize!  Marianne D., Kim K., Cat W., Paul B. and Mary E-B. are each going to receive a copy…

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October 13, 2009

Live Chat Recap

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Yesterday on the Our Noise website we were excited to host a live chat with Merge Records founders Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance, along with writer John Cook. A special thanks to Michael Azerrad, author…

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October 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary Merge Records — and a giveaway!

23 Comments October 9, 2009 • 23 Comments

You scene kids probably already know about Merge Records (the awesome little label that produces some of the biggest indie bands out there–Arcade Fire, Spoon, Magnetic Fields–and just happens to be our “next-door neighbor” in…

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