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Regrets & Brunettes host free release party set tonight @ Echo

Nearly two years in the making, Regrets & Brunettes' debut album At Night You Love Me will finally be released to the masses. Join them (as well as Seasons and Downtown/Union) for a release party at the Echo tonight to preview the fresh material. Plus, it's free, and we know you like free.

   

Julian Casablancas loves L.A. (He loves it!)

Frontman of The Strokes and Silver Lake resident newbie Julian Casablancas wrapped up his four-show residency at the Downtown Palace Theater Friday night with a musical and visual spectacle that could rival Disneyland’s electrical light parade.

For loyal Strokes fans, Casablancas’ solo project Phrazes for the Young has been a long time coming—the garage rock revivalists haven’t put a record out since 2006, which slipped off the charts much quicker than their previous album Room on Fire in 2003, let alone their debut record. Long story short, Strokes followers are stoked that he’s back, as they should be.

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One Word: Versant

This is one of the most exciting projects we've ever heard of. Ex-Shiny Toy Guns' Carah Faye is involved with a new band: Versant. The demos that we've heard ("Push Away" and "Out of Touch") are really well-written. Listen to the demos HERE and mark your calendars on February 17, 2010. That is when the self-titled album will come out. - Nicholas Palumbo

   

Beardo releases single + tours

Beardo has had one busy year. He released an album independently and toured with the likes of Schwayze, Snoop Dogg and Slightly Stoopid on two national tours.

"Snort Ur Drugz" is an M.I.A.-inspired single not featured on the released album. It's just as catchy as "Paper Planes" but a lot more comedic. It is definitely worth a listen.

In support for the single, he is joining Mickey Avalon for a tour of the Southeast.

You can grab the song HERE and impress your friends with new music.

- Nicholas Palumbo