Sheppard on Australia’s The Today Show

TODAY entertainment editor Richard Wilkins chats with Aussie band Sheppard ahead of their upcoming tour.


Planetary Group at SXSW

Planetary Group SXSW 2014

1amThe Jungle Giants (Brisbane, Australia)
12amGossling (Melbourne, Australia)
11pmThe Growl (Fremantle, Australia)
10pmPick A Piper (Waterloo, ON)
9pmLime Cordiale (Sydney, Australia)
8pmTough Age (Vancouver, BC)



Planetary Client Sheppard Goes Platinum in Australia!

Sheppard Goes Platinum!

Planetary Group is so excited for Sheppard to have hit platinum with their self-titled album. It is a true honor being able to work with them, don’t forget to check out their new album Hold My Tongue here!


Mat Zo Hits #1 at CMJ RPM!

Mat Zo


CMJ Top 200 Of 2013

CMJ Top 200 2013

Top 200 Of 2013
Rank – Peak – Weeks ARTIST TITLE (LABEL)
5 – 1 – 25 Portugal. the Man Evil Friends (Atlantic)
57 - 5 – 15 Growlers Hung At Heart (Everloving)
60 – 9 – 18 JIM James Regions of Light And Sound (ATO)
70 – 2 – 12 Gogol Bordello Pura Vida Conspiracy (ATO)
89 – 13 – 14 They Might Be Giants Nanobots (Idlewild)
101 – 13 – 19 Fitz and the Tantrums More Than Just A Dream (Elektra)
128 – 8 – 13 San Cisco San Cisco (RCA)
130 – 14 – 12 BRAIDS Flourish // Perish (Arbutus)
154 – 19 – 12 Said the Whale Hawaiii (Hidden Pony)
158 – 16 – 12 Guided By Voices English Little League (GBV)
183 – 23 – 13 Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin Reverse Shark Attack (In The Red)
187 – 4 – 9 Ty Segall Twins (Drag City)
RPM 2013
Rank – Peak – Weeks ARTIST TITLE (LABEL)
36 – 2 – 7 CFCF Outside (Paper Bag)
47 – 4 – 11 Slow Magic Triangle (Lebensstrasse)
50 – 4 – 9 BRAIDS Flourish // Perish (Arbutus)
New World 2013
Rank – Peak – Weeks ARTIST TITLE (LABEL)
15 – 2 – 18 Gogol Bordello Pura Vida Conspiracy (ATO)
Triple A 2013
Rank – Peak – Weeks ARTIST TITLE (LABEL)
11 – 1 – 14 Jim JameS Regions of Light And Sound (ATO)
29 – 3 – 12 Portugal. The Man Evil Friends (Atlantic)
44 – 3 – 10 Son Volt Honky Tonk (Rounder)

Courtney Barnett featured in Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of 2013

Courtney Barnett
Rolling Stone names Courtney Barnett’s “Avant Gardener” #90 on their 100 Best Songs of 2013 and aptly describes her songwriting, “unspools matter-of-fact tales like barstool revelations.”


The Preatures Strip Down for Rolling Stone, Play ‘Is This How You Feel?’

The Preatures

Watch The Preatures play for Rolling Stone here.

“For an episode of 1 Mic 1 Take, a video series of artists performing spare vocal takes of their songs inside Hollywood’s Capitol Records Tower, the Preatures went acoustic. The Australian outfit usually specializes in tight, lively rock & roll that wouldn’t be out of place between Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and the Bee Gees’ Spirits Having Flown, but their minimal rendition of “Is This How You Feel?” allows singer Isabella Manfredi to shine even more than she does on the original.”


Blind Boys of Alabama on Colbert Report

The Colbert Report
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Check out Colbert’s interview with Jimmy Carter of Blind Boys here.


A Tribute to Rebecca Rosenthal: Video

A Tribute to Rebecca Rosenthal: Video

On October 23, 2012, the world was forever changed. Rebecca Samay Rosenthal, Smith College class of 2007, passed away at her home in Newton, MA. She was 27. Becca was a prolific writer, ardent reader, and lover of books. While a student at Smith, Becca worked in the Mortimer Rare Book Room and in the Archives, focusing on the work of Sylvia Plath. At the time of her death, she was in the MLS program at Simmons College in Boston, focusing on Archival Science. Becca’s life was a daily inspiration filled with curiosity and the seemingly endless search for ‘more.’

To honor Becca’s memory, and to redirect extreme grief into something positive and productive, Amanda, Neil and other friends of Becca’s are spearheading this benefit for this fund in Becca’s name. It is for the benefit of students working in the Archives or the Rare Book Room, where Becca spent so much of her time being the hipster librarian they all knew she would one day actually become (and get paid to do).

Annual income from this fund shall be used to provide internships for students enrolled in library special collections concentrations (including but not exclusive to the Archives and Book Studies concentrations) and/or to provide general internship and research funds for student work in special collections.

You can donate to the fund here:


Planetary takes #1, #2, and #3 at Earshot!


Congratulations to The Sadies, Braids, and Said the Whale this week!

The Sadies also held the top spot at Earshot’s folk chart!

earshot folk