Our SxSW Party: No Age, Japandroids, Best Coast, and more!

Alex Moore :: Thursday, February 18th, 2010 4:58 pm

Death+Taxes is happy to announce our party at South By Southwest for 2010, presented by Saucony Originals and produced by Rock Steady Music and Waxs. Perfect Pairs - a party to celebrate duos. Featuring:

NO AGE, JAPANDROIDS, BEST COAST, and more, including DJ sets by twin-brother tag team FINGER ON THE PULSE.

Thursday, March 18 at Red Fez (at the corner of W5th Street and Colorado) from 1pm-7pm. RSVP only. RSVP early and get there early, as admission is subject to capacity. RSVP NOW!



Avi Buffalo Tours With Rogue Wave, Japandroids

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, February 5th, 2010 5:15 pm

Avi Buffalo’s first single, “What’s In It For?,” is such a pretty little melodic thing!   Their debut album comes out on Sub Pop on April 27th, but you can catch them on tour on the first of March with Rogue Wave until the 17th, then at SXSW, and then with Japandroids until April 23rd.  Go check them out if you like young artists who give you hope for the musical future.



Record Reviews

Surfer Blood debut with “Astro Coast”

Adam Kearney :: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 2:40 pm

Spraying the world with the fine, ocean breezes of their first album “Astro Coast,” Surfer Blood stand poised to deliver the sounds of the Reef to the ears of an indie generation thirsting for good vibrations.

‘Astro Coast” begins with swaggering guitar chords and drums on “Floating Vibes”, anticipating the throwback to some warm, nostlagic era.  Those expecting straight up surfer rock will be surprised by the modern, shoegazy sound tsunamis interspersed with the usual melodic pop hooks. MORE »



Japandroids Visit Jimmy Fallon Tonight

Isaac Lekach :: Monday, January 4th, 2010 2:00 pm

Don’t forget kids. Japandroids will be on Jimmy Fallon tonight. 12:35 ET. They’ve also got a massive tour lined up. Check the dates after the jump. And we’re pretty sure you already own Post-Nothing, but in case you don’t, download the track “Young Hearts Spark Fire” here. Consider it a New Year’s present.




Japandroids Are Blowing Up, Fallon Fuels The Flames

Isaac Lekach :: Friday, December 18th, 2009 2:30 pm

We love ‘em. You love ‘em. And apparently, so does Jimmy Fallon. Japandroids will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on January 4th. Maybe the Roots will perform with them? Maybe ?uestlove will twitter about them. If you don’t already, follow the twits of the very vocal Questo here.


News, Video

Japandroids Road Relief

Stephen Blackwell :: Thursday, November 19th, 2009 1:45 pm

Here’s a line of poetry for you: touring is boring. Bands do all sorts of stuff to break free from the grind of 12-hour drives, so-so attended shows, and the cramped discomfort of the van. Mostly they do drugs and, even if they’re ugly, have sex with strangers.

How do Japandroids blow off steam? They set off fireworks with children. Watch ‘em do it after the jump. (Also, we’re not saying Japandroids are ugly and don’t work in their fair share of lovemaking. For all we know they could be having sex right now.) MORE »



The Trip Wire: Haiku Review

Alex Moore :: Friday, October 23rd, 2009 4:35 pm

The Trip Wire has posted an amazing “Haiku Review” of the party Death+Taxes threw last night with Japandroids and Real Estate.

Here it is, in all its succinct glory:

A big stuffed bear head
Party. Thanks Death and Taxes
Bros and little beers.

Thanks for the shout-out, guys! I don’t really get the thing about the stuffed bear head, but whatevs, I’m still impressed that someone over there is able to crank out Haikus on a regular basis. And thanks to Japandroids, Real Estate and DJ VDK for a great show! More photos and info after the jump.


Events, News

Last Night’s Party

Stephen Blackwell :: Friday, October 23rd, 2009 1:15 pm

Thanks to all who came out to Death+Taxes / Onitsuka Tiger party last night at Glasslands. It was a mob scene — we appreciated your patience. And a big thanks to Real Estate and Japandroids for killing it! And to Colt 45 for providing drinks and the light-up Billy Dee Williams sign.

Check out the write up in The Voice

We’ll be posting pictures shortly. Probably in an hour or so. If you can’t wait, you can check some out here.


Events, News

Death+Taxes CMJ Party Tonight

Stephen Blackwell :: Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 12:15 pm

We’re throwing a CMJ party tonight with Onitsuka Tiger featuring Japandroids, Real Estate, and a DJ set by VDRK. It’s going to be awesome, but please stop RSVPing! There are too many of you. The list is closed.

In the event you RSVP’d late and want to try and wrestle your way in, the location is below. Doors are at 8.

289 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211



Real Estate Extend Tour

Isaac Lekach :: Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 9:11 am

On top of playing our CMJ party tonight (if this is the first time you hear of this, get on it), Real Estate have just announced an extension of their fall tour. Their self-titled debut album will be released on November 17th. Click here to download the song “Beach Comber” off of it. A complete list of dates is available after the jump for your perusal.




Brian Williams: Where Is The Love?

Alex Moore :: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 6:15 pm

We were super psyched this summer to learn that our favorite news anchor — the Walter Cronkite of our generation, the man we trust to deliver substantive interviews with world leaders — was a total indie rock freak.

When BriTunes launched, with Williams’ signature style of intellignet, earnest inquiry directed at the likes of Great Lake Swimmers and Deer tick, we were literally pumping fists and starting chants of “Bri-an! Bri-an!” around the office.

But BriTunes has proved a disappointment — it hasn’t been updated since July. Alas, it seems the voice that nightly leads us through the travails of the modern world will not end up leading us through the triumphs of rock.

But hey, it is CMJ week. Time to stetp it up, Bri! Maybe we’ll check in next week to find an incisive interview with Japandroids or something (whom, incidentally, you can see for free at our party tomorrow night.) Click through the jump to watch Brian Williams interivew Great Lake Swimmers and see more details about our Japandroids party.