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The Weeknd Cancels Jimmy Kimmel Over Trump Appearance

The Weeknd and rapper Belly, who co-wrote much of Beauty Behind The Madness, were set to perform their collaboration “Might Not” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. But, as ABC News reports, the two musicians decided to cancel at the last minute because they didn’t want to share a stage with Donald Trump, who was scheduled […]

a damn good night :: Nada Surf, and Leon Bridges open mic!

Last night, an average Tuesday in Denver, I got to see a dazzlingly terrific show from Nada Surf at the Bluebird Theater, followed by a surprise open mic with Leon Bridges at the Goosetown Tavern across the street on Colfax. Not my least favorite Tuesday. Nada Surf is a power pop band that a lot […]

listen to 4 enchanting unreleased tracks from Melody's Echo Chamber

We haven't heard from Paris' Melody Prochet in a minute, aside from the dreamy "Shirim", which was one of our favorite tracks of 2014, and whose official existence sadly seems to have been scrubbed from the internet for some unknown reason (you can, and should, still seek it out through unofficial channels though, because it rules)... Continue reading…

Watch Real Estate Play Their First Show With New Lineup

Earlier today, Real Estate announced that founding guitarist Matt Mondanile was leaving the band to focus on his Ducktails project, with fellow Ridgewood, NJ native Julian Lynch taking his place. And tonight, Real Estate brought their new lineup to Tel Aviv’s Barby Club to perform their first live show in nearly a full year, sounding […]

Stream Karen Meat On The Couch EP

Karen Meat make bouncy, sunny pop songs with surprisingly dark and emotionally manipulative gooey centers. Lead single “On The Couch” is a nostalgic take on falling in love; it also foreshadows the anxieties that will inevitably tear the pairing apart. “I Made You A Card” and “Who Cares?” sound cute and precious on the surface, […]

Stream Hesitation Wounds Awake For Everything

Jeremy Bolm, frontman for post-hardcore insurgents Touché Amoré, has himself another band. It’s called Hesitation Wounds, and it also features members of the Hope Conspiracy and Trap Them, as well as the former Against Me! member, current Slipknot drummer, and E Street Band scion Jay Weinberg. Hesitation Wounds play an intense, combustible form of hardcore. […]

Watch Julien Baker Cover Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone”

Last year, the young Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker ripped our collective heart out with Sprained Ankle, her debut album. She’s been touring hard behind it, and during a recent tour stop in Brussels, she played a solo cover of Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone.” That song originally appeared on 1995’s Dear You, Jawbreaker’s one and only major-label […]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “First World Problem”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a new single, “First World Problem.” It’s the gauzy New Zealand psych-pop project’s first new material since last year’s full-length Multi-Love, and was recorded back in March while the band was on a break from touring. It was just named the Hottest Record on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 […]

Desert Daze 2016 Lineup

Taking place on 10/14-16, less than an hour away from the second weekend of classic rock mega-fest Desert Trip, the fifth annual Desert Daze festival has announced its 2016 lineup as well as the news that the festival will now take place in Joshua Tree, California, and that it has expanded to three days. The […]

Laura Jane Grace Shares Essay About Against Me!’s North Carolina Protest Show

Against Me! performed in Durham, North Carolina last week despite the fact that many musicians — including Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, and many others — are boycotting the state over the discriminatory HB2 bathroom legislation. But back in April, Laura Jane Grace, who is trans, announced that Against Me! would play their scheduled […]


Can - "Future Days" The worst thing about the outpost was the recycled air. It dried out Paul's hands. There was a tube of moisturizer on the console of his work station, and he splorged it into his palms....

Leapling – “You Lemme Know”

The Brooklyn trio Leapling will release a new album next month, and we’ve already heard a few of its singles: “Alabaster Snow,” “One Hit Wonder,” and “Hey Sister.” Suspended Animation follows last year’s Vacant Page, and today Leapling debuted their newest single “You Lemme Know.” The song is a little under two minutes, but Dan […]

Flume – “Tiny Cities” (Feat. Beck)

The massively popular Australian dance-pop producer Flume will release his much-anticipated, collab-heavy album Skin on Friday, and we’ve already posted “Smoke & Retribution,” with Vince Staples and Ku?ka, and “Say It,” with Tove Lo. Later today, the whole album will be streaming on Facebook live. But just now, Zane Lowe debuted the shimmering Beck collab […]

Owen – “Lost” (Prod. S. Carey)

Amongst rumors that American Football might be releasing new music sometime soon, Mike Kinsella has been working on a new LP from his solo project Owen. The King of Why is the first Owen album to not be recorded in Chicago. Instead, Kinsella decamped to Eau Claire, Wisconsin with Bon Iver’s S. Carey, who both […]

Honus Honus – “Heavy Jesus” Video

In anticipation of his debut solo album Use Your Delusion, Honus Honus (aka Man Man frontman Ryan Katner) has released a ridiculous VHS-style video for the track “Heavy Jesus.” Directed by Katner himself, the video depicts the story being told in the song, with the protagonist seeing Jesus (played by Jon Daly) in the side […]

Matt Mondanile Is Leaving Real Estate

The hazy, twinkling guitar sound of Matt Mondanile has been a big part of Real Estate’s music ever since the New Jersey band formed in 2009. It won’t be a part of that sound any longer. The band has announced that Mondanile is parting ways from the band to focus on Ducktails, the solo project […]

Stream Earthless & Harsh Toke Acid Crusher / Mount Swan (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been three years since we’ve heard from San Diego’s Earthless, who previously caught our attention by way of their excellent third album From The Ages. Despite the substantial interval since, they remain atop the growing heap of bluesy proto-metallers running around the continental 48, thanks to their essentialized approach. Earthless boil their vintage style […]

Dogbreth – “Cups And Wrappers” (Stereogum Premiere)

When I listen to Dogbreth, I can’t picture them performing anywhere but a DIY basement venue reeking of sweat and stale beer. Split between Phoenix and Seattle, the four-piece power-pop band is releasing their new LP Second Home on Asian Man Records, and today we’re premiering the album’s first single, “Cups And Wrappers.” It takes […]

Book Notes - Jensen Beach "Swallowed by the Cold"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Best New DIY Music of 2016, Vol. I – Deer Park, Starfinder, Vicious Kicks, Susan Hyatt

The first volume of the Best New DIY Music of 2016 – of the hundreds and hundreds of songs we’ve listened to so far this […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

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