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Stream Rik & The Pigs A Child’s Gator

Last month, the snotty Olympia, Washington garage-punk Rik & The Pigs released a fun-as-hell EP called Blue Jean Queen. And they've already followed it up with their first full-length, A Child's Gator. The LP is a headlong rush of drunken riffs and whiny vocals, and it's a whole lot of fun. We've posted two early…

Remission – “Voices”

Remission are a Chilean hardcore band who sing in English and whose crashing, melodic, emotive take on the genre reminds me of the stuff that was coming out of Washington, DC in the late '80s and early '90s. This is obviously a very good thing, and Remission's new one-off song "Voices" is one of the…

Hanna Benn – “Light Body”

Atlanta singer and composer Hanna Benn has collaborated with darkly tinged modern electronic pop artists like Son Lux and Boots, but her own music is another thing entirely. She channels her background in gospel and choral music into multi-disciplinary work that spans dance, opera, and theater. Thus, if you're into Björk, Anna Meredith, or Dirty…

Trace Mountains announce A Partner To Lean On for 3/30 release

3 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo Credit: Sam Williams Return To Love by LVL UP was one of my favorites of 2015. Trace Mountains happens to be the project of Dave Benton of LVL UP and A Partner To Lean On is his first full-length as Trace Mountains. The lead track, Turn Twice, is a nice slice of lo-fi goodness. […]

Ought – “Disgraced In America” Video

Montreal post-punk outfit Ought are just ahead of releasing Room Inside The World, the follow-up to their excellent sophomore album, Sun Coming Down, which we included in our Best Albums Of 2015 list. The forthcoming album's lead single, "These 3 Things," gave us a synth-pop introduction to the tracklist in November. Today, the vibe diversifies…

The Spook School – “Body” Video

The Spook School are releasing their third album, Could It Be Different?, at the end of the month, and so far we've heard "Still Alive" and "Less Than Perfect" from it. Today, they're sharing "Body," which, as its title hints at, is all about our bodies and all the ways that we love and hate…

Sylvan Esso – “PARAD(w/m)E” Video

North Carolina dance-pop duo Sylvan Esso released the standalone single "PARAD(w/m)E" last week, and today, they've shared its video. In the clip, Dan Huiting directs the duo and a bunch of their friends as they do choreographed dances down a lonely desert highway, while tumbleweeds blow by. Later on, they take over a rest-stop convenience…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Behind The Façade

Behind The Façade From: New York City, United States Devil from New York rockers Behind The Façade (named as 1 of the 100 bands you need to know by Alternative Press in 2015) sounds like it was tailor made to appear on the blog. NotShow More Summary

premiere: Moon King – I've Stopped Believing

Daniel Benjamin aka Moon King follows up last summer's Hamtramck '16 with a slinky, slightly uneasy dance-pop jam, featuring the great David Carriere of TOPS on guitar. There's a pensive, disillusioned vibe to "I've Stopped Believing",...Show More Summary

Mount Eerie – “Distortion”

Last year, Phil Elverum released a new Mount Eerie album, A Crow Looked At Me, a stunning and heart-wrenching depiction of his state of mind following the death of his wife and one of the best albums of the year. He toured in support of the album last year and also found time to record…

Artist To Watch: Paddy Hanna

It played out like a scene in a downbeat, indie-level This Is Spinal Tap. In one of his succession of failed projects, Irish songwriter Paddy Hanna found himself playing an outdoor festival in the middle of his home country. Thanks to breaking some keyboards right before the gig, the band had hastily reimagined all their…

The Number Ones: Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”

The Number Ones is a new column where I'll review every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. It is, in other words, a shameless ripoff of the great British blogger Tom Ewing's long-running column Popular,…

S. Carey – “More I See”

Bon Iver member Sean Carey is releasing a new album, Hundred Acres, next month. Over the past few months, we've heard its lead single "Fool's Gold" plus non-album tracks like the holiday-themed "Still, Still, Still" and "Brassy Sun," which he wrote for the Netflix series Flaked. Today, he's shared the second Hundred Acres single, which…

Howard Stern Will Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock Hall Of Fame

The divisive radio pioneer Howard Stern doesn't make too many public appearances these days. For the most part, he's content to do his show and then go home. But he'll make an exception later this year, when he inducts fellow lowbrow legends Bon Jovi into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Shorties (Iconic Brooklyn Books, New Music from Lucy Dacus, and more)

Literary Hub recommended iconic Brooklyn Books. Stream a new Lucy Dacus song. January is Largehearted Boy's annual fundraiser month. If you enjoy the site and and appreciate the work that goes into it, please consider making a donation. 27 year-end...

My Bloody Valentine Announce First Show In Almost 5 Years

This year, we're supposed to get a new My Bloody Valentine album, and it looks like the band is scheduling shows in support of it. Kevin Shields played a rare solo show at the end of last year, and now the first full band MBV show has been announced. It'll take place at Japan's Sonicmania…

Graham Coxon – “Walking All Day”

Lately, Netflix has been bringing in lots of cool musicians to do the scores for their original TV shows: S U R V I V E's Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein for Stranger Things, Rostam for The OA, Ben Frost for the new German show Dark. The latest is Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, who contributed…

Young Fathers – “In My View” Video

Edinburgh art-rap trio Young Fathers released the speaker-rattling gospel ballad "LORD" back in October, along with a vague announcement of their new album. Today, they give us more details, another track, and a striking video. The LP will be called Cocoa Sugar and follows 2014’s Mercury Prize-winning DEAD and 2015’s genre-blending White Men Are Black…

Forecastle 2018 Lineup

Finally, a 2018 festival that Eminem isn't headlining! Instead, Forecastle will have Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire, and Modest Mouse, along with an undercard that includes Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, the War On Drugs, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, T-Pain, Jenny Lewis, Margo Price, Vic Mensa, White Reaper, Hiss Golden Messenger, and…

Kendrick Lamar, U2, Elton John With Miley Cyrus Added To Grammy Performance Lineup

Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, and U2 will perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at New York’s Madison Square Garden on 1/28. Kendrick, who is up for seven awards including album of the year, will open the show, according to sources.

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