Archive | January, 2011

The End Of The Road. Rest In Peace Dirtbag Journalism(December 2009-January 2011)

23 Jan


Hello Everyone

DIAMOND A/T/L/A/S is ready to go as of Tuesday, so this is the end of the road for Dirtbag J. Thanks to everyone who read this blog, gave awesome feedback, and contributed with their writing and awesome music taste. Shout out to Melissa Kim for her breaking piece on James Blake. It’s one of my favorites. More shout outs :

Stadiums And Shrines, Foxes In Fiction, Anne Donahue(aka Bea Arthur 2012), Force Field PR, Tell All Your Friends PR, Pitch Perfect PR, Eric Brockman, Mitch Fillion, and everyone else who supported. You guys are the cats pajamas(as they say)

This site will stay up for anyone who wants to read all of the old stuff. Here is where you can find me now(I’ll start posting on Monday or Tuesday) :


Final Post By : Max Mohenu


Panda Bear’s Tracklist For Tomboy Has Been Confirmed

20 Jan

A press release from Sonic Boom confirms that these are songs you can expect to hear on Panda Bear’s next record, Tomboy. Read the tracklist below :



According to the press release, the record “will be released on multiple formats including a special hi-fidelity DMM vinyl version on colour vinyl…and a limited edition box set of 12″ singles.” You can read it on MGMT forum.


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Dirtbag Debut : Evan Voytas – Tomorrow Night We’ll Go Anywhere

20 Jan

When DIAMOND A/T/L/A/S debuts next week, one of the interviews I’m excited to eventually share with everyone is the one I’m working on with the brilliant Jamie Harley. For  Evan Voytas new video, Harley takes clips from the SHOWstudio’s latest project, Editing Kate. These shots are from her editorial spread in December 2010’s Vogue Italia. The end result, pure hotness and Voytas coming off as the dream pop equivalent of Justin Timberlake. Good job Jamie!!

P.S : Kate Moss, you’re looking good, girl.


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Dirtbag Journalism’s Last Days

19 Jan


On January 28th, Dirtbag Journalism comes to an end. But don’t worry my darlings, I’m gearing up for a new adventure. DIAMOND A/T/L/A/S is a new music blog I’ll be running starting next Friday. Music news, interviews, photo’s, mixes and all that other good stuff. I’ll also be doing some music PR stuff for new bands and booking a few awesome showcases in the spring/summer.  Stay tuned for more info. Keep reading Dirtbag Journalism until this baby launches. I’d like to thank all these people for being really awesome and inspiring me to make this next step :

Anne Donahue, Melissa Kim, Renee Crawford(Mama), Mikey Apples, Jeremy Glen, Brian Smiley, Little Girls, Embrace(Ewan and Stephen), Dave Sutton(Stadiums And Shrines), Desire 3000, Tim Monoghan, The Spill Magazine, Tell All Your Friends PR, Force Field PR, Teen Daze, Foxes In Fiction, You.Look.Deathly, Jaime Sin, Jordaan Mason,Tara Fillion, Southern Souls(Mitch Fillion), RUINS, Emmanuel Doucet(Delicious Scopitone/Grizzz’ly), Twin Shadow, Jordan Bimm, Eric Brockman, James Burling, Michelle Grady, Actual Water, Erin Pea, Daina Little , and all the lovely bands, bloggers, PR nerds, and new friends I met during CMJ last year.

Yeah, the list is pretty long. Love everyone on this list and anyone I may have forgotten.



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Teen Daze Starts A Label Called Cultus Vibes

18 Jan

Teen Daze just recently posted a link on his twitter to a new label called Cultus Vibes. This Canadian label, based out of British Columbia, will be run by Teen Daze and his friend. They specialize in digital releases only and their first release will be a digital 7” by the man himself, Teen Daze. But you’ll have to wait until February 1st to hear that. Here is one of the artist they’re working with, Matthew Joel. Check out The Rocking Mountain EP below :


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Autumn Tone Plans The Release Of The New Dirty Gold EP

18 Jan

L.A blog, Aquarium Drunkard has just announced that their label, Autumn Tone plans to put out an EP from San Diego shoegazers, Dirty Gold. The Ep is called Roar and its set for release in the spring. Sounds good right ? Well until then, let’s all hold hands and listen to the single that makes me wanna trade in my long johns for a pair of short shorts and a beer, California Sunrise. Oh summertime, where the F are you ?


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Mixtape Done By Late Broadcast Frontwoman, Trish Keenan Is Revealed

17 Jan

Last Friday, heartbreak was felt around the world when word got out about the untimely death of Broadcast’s Trish Keenan. Over the weekend, Fact Magazine released a mixtape Trish made for a friend by the name of David Brewster in December 2010. Brewster posted the mix titled “Trish’s Mind Bending Motorway Mix” last night on SoundCloud. The statement from Brewster reads :

“Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away on Friday 14th January 2011, she was an amazing, talented woman and will be missed by many.

In December 2010 Trish sent me a mix CD she compiled, I never thanked her. Its called Mind Bending Motorway Mix and I want to share it with you, please pass the link on, share it far and wide, its a little tribute to a (as a friend referred to her today) exhilarating woman.

Sorry I don’t have a tracklist and to be honest I like it that way. I think its less about who you’re listening to on this compilation and more about the fact you are listening to something that Trish took time to select and compile for me and in turn yourselves. Please just enjoy the music.

I would send stuff to Trish every now and then and she would send bits back to me (I have a pile of films about witches that inspired the last lp with Focus Group still to watch). The last thing she sent me was this mix and the Ghost Box 7 inch with Focus Group. It was a lovely gift and my friends and I listened to it on our way to ATP in December. Anyway I was rubbish, crap excuse of being busy and moving home (but how much time does a text message take?) so I never thanked her for it until last Sunday, by which time she would have been in hospital. I’m sure she knows how much I appreciated the CD and reading everyones reactions to it has been overwhelming, she touched so many lives. I miss her and will continue to do so for a long time, but my thoughts are with James and Trish’s family, I can’t imagine what they are going through. Never miss an opportunity to say thank you or I love you because you’ll never get that moment back.”

You can stream the mixtape here :

R.I.P Trish

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