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Stream The Poison Arrows No Known Note

Chicago trio the Poison Arrows brings together Don Caballero bassist Patrick Morris with drummer Adam Reach and singer/guitarist Justin Sinkovich of Atombombpocketknife. They cranked out a couple LPs and a pair of EPs during their initial 2007-2011 run, and after returning to live performance in 2015, they're back this week with their third full-length, No…

Beach Fossils – “Silver Tongue”

Beach Fossils are releasing Somersault -- their first new album in a while -- in a couple of months, but today they're sharing a non-album track for their contribution to the anti-Trump Our First 100 Days project. Listen to "Silver Tongue" below. …

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Carter

Carter From: Suriname, South America I'm fairly sure that Carter are the first band or artist I've featured from Suriname and wow I need to be checking out their music scene pretty sharpish if the exquisite B.F.F.N is typical. TakenShow More Summary

Daddy Issues – “Locked Out”

"Locked Out" is the third song we've heard from Daddy Issues' upcoming debut album, Deep Dream, following "I'm Not" and "In Your Head," and it's the kind of sadsack slow-burn that seems to be turning into the young Nashville trio's specialty. This one "was inspired by a summer fling that didn't last any longer than…

Celebration – “Rolling On”

In a couple of months, the long-running Baltimore art-punk trio Celebration will release their new album Wounded Healer, the follow-up to 2014's Albumin. We've already posted first single "Freedom Ring," and now they've also shared the opening track "Rolling On." The song is an unstable lurch that's somehow also zippy and exuberant. Listen to it…

Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe, & More Urge Radiohead To Cancel Israel Show

Radiohead are scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this summer, the band's fourth overall performance in Israel but first since 2000. It's a controversial choice due to the country's policies toward its Palestinian population, and today a number of Radiohead's fellow musicians -- Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe, Robert Wyatt, and Young Fathers among…

Delta Flight Subjected To Impromptu Kenny G Performance

It seems that air travel is becoming more and more hazardous. Two weeks ago, Chicago police injured and dragged a doctor from his seat on an overbooked United flight when he wouldn't voluntarily leave the plane. Over the weekend, an American Airlines flight attendant hit a woman in the face with a stroller, narrowly missing…

Teen Daze – “First Rain” (Feat. S. Carey) Video

Teen Daze released a new album, Themes For Dying Earth, earlier this year, and one of the songs on it is a collaboration with Bon Iver member S. Carey. Today, "First Rain" has gotten a lush new video directed by Nakasone Folk that follows two people as they fall gently into comfort and love in…

Will.i.am Becomes Strategic Adviser Of Digital Bank

This, I suppose, makes just as much sense as anything else: Reuters reports that Atom, a new app-based digital bank based in the UK, has hired Black Eyed Peas mastermind will.i.am as a "strategic adviser." This is only the latest technology-based move for will.i.am, who also has launched a smartwatch with Deutsche Telekom. In a…

Stream Laser Background Dark Nuclear Bogs

Andy Molholt twists vast assortments of wonky sounds into kaleidoscopic psych-pop as Laser Background, and later this week he'll release a whole batch of knotty new tunes on his album Dark Nuclear Bogs (an anagram of the band name). It'll serve as the follow-up to last year's deliciously dizzying Correct and finds Molholt softening some…

Stream Previously Unreleased Dr. Octagon Song “Redeye”

Dr. Octagon -- the short-lived team-up of Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, and DJ QBert -- only released one proper album, the 1996 surrealist underground rap landmark Dr. Octagonecologyst. But right now, the trio are teaming up for one of their first live shows ever, and Automator is planning to release a deluxe vinyl reissue…

HAIM Share Another Teaser For New Music

Last week, after billboards advertising new music went up around the world, HAIM shared a quick teaser video. It showed Danielle Haim pounding out a drum solo, followed by a date: April 27, 2017. (That happens to be this coming Thursday.) Today, HAIM have followed that one up with a new teaser. This one shows…

Shorties (An Interview with Paul Auster, Stephin Merritt on Writing, and more)

Hazlitt interviewed author Paul Auster. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields about writing. The New York Times shared a primer of resistance poetry. Stream a new How To Dress Well song. The Los Angeles...

Read Downtown Boys’ Open Letter About Coachella’s Anti-LGBTQ Ties And Why They Played Anyway

Downtown Boys performed at both weekends of Coachella this year, and the Providence punk band issued an open letter via their own Spark Mag publication addressing their participation in light of the attention drawn to AEG owner Philip Anschutz, the billionaire financier who has donated to conservative and anti-LGBT organizations in the past. …

Watch M83’s Cirque Du Soleil Collaboration VOLTA Debut In Montreal

VOLTA, the perfectly sensible collaboration between grandly theatrical French institutions M83 and Cirque du Soleil, premiered last Thursday at Vieux-Port de Montréal. M83's Anthony Gonzalez calls it "a tale of a generation who is calling for change," while Cirque organizers dub it "dreamlike, poetic and modern." A couple weeks before the official premiere, the company…

Tori Amos Announces New Album Native Invader

Tori Amos will release her 15th studio album, Native Invader, on 9/8. The LP takes a close look at the natural world and Amos had the following to say about it: The songs on Native Invader are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some…

Molly Nilsson – “About Somebody” Video

Next month, the Swedish DIY synthpopper Molly Nilsson will release her album IMAGINATIONS. She's been sharing its songs for almost a year, and we've already heard "Think Pink," "Let's Talk About Privileges," "Money Never Dreams," and "Not Today Satan." Today, she's dropped a soulful, strutting new song called "About Somebody." She's also got a grainy…

Ty Segall – “Break A Guitar” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins, & Jack Black)

Psychedelic rock warrior Ty Segall just shared his video for "Break A Guitar," the revved-up hammerhead beast from this year's self-titled album, and it is immediately the best video that Ty Segall has ever made. The clip, which comes from director Matt Yoka, opens with a beautiful sight: Fred Armisen, playing a drooling karate master,…

Watch Phoenix Play Their New Song “Ti Amo” In Full

Phoenix are gearing up to release their first album since 2013's Bankrupt!, and fans recorded parts of three new songs at their Antwerp tour opener Saturday. They played a second gig in the Belgian city Sunday, and this time someone caught full footage of one of those new songs up close. "Ti Amo" leans heavily…

Frank Ocean – “Slide On Me” (Feat. Young Thug)

Lately, Frank Ocean has been releasing new songs, one at a time, by playing them on surprise episodes of blonded Radio, his Beats 1 show. Yesterday, he gave us two different versions of the new song "Lens," one of which featured Travis Scott. And now, Ocean has teamed up with another rapper, one who's arguably…

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