Seattle indie-rock trio Dude York dropped their debut album, Dehumanize, in January and now, they release the video for “Cannibal.” Filmed in a tiny apartment, the band plays in front of a mattress sitting up against plastic window shades, while an out-of-place scenery painting hangs on the wall and a piece of pizza sits on [...]
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, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
Rap duo and all-around-BFFs Run The Jewels hit harder than anybody in terms of pure rap aggression last year, and now show that off with this video of the title track from their 2013 LP. EL-P and Killer Mike are Hulked-out in green with cartoon effects distorting their faces, but really this video could have [...]
Atlas, the album Real Estate releases today, finds the Jersey-bred, Brooklyn-based guitar-pop combo settling comfortably into adulthood as individuals and as a musical entity. On the personal front, lead songwriter Martin Courtney got married after wrapping up touring behind 2011?s Days, so the nostalgic longing that defined Real Estate before has given way to glowing [...]
Later this month the world will get to hear Out Among The Stars a lost album of Johnny Cash’s from the ’80s. We’ve already heard a couple of songs off it, including the Waylon Jennings duet “I’m Movin’ On” and the lead single “She Used To Love Me A Lot.” The latter showed Cash experimenting [...]
After nearly six years without a new LP, the Faint charged back last month with a heavy, insistent single. Now there’s a new one that goes even harder. “Salt My Doom” is two minutes of non-stop attack. Vocals are shouted, drums pound, the synths thrash like crazy and the second you think they might slow [...]
Great week so far for fans of old-school emo bands. Yesterday, Pac-NW emotive thrashers Sunny Real Estate announced they’re releasing their first new song since 2000, and today we get a second taste of the new album by the brainy Chicago emo combo known as Owls. Like “I’m Surprised…” before it, “Why Oh Why” is [...]
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Phoenix have just announced some North American tour dates to go along with their previously scheduled appearances at Governor’s Ball and Bonnaroo, and to coincide with that news, they’ve released an Ariel Pink remix of Bankrupt! track “SOS In Bel Air.” The song has been totally transformed by Pink, so that it now sounds considerably [...]
mp3: Phoenix :: SOS In Bel Air (Ariel Pink’s Krystal Bamboo Remix)
Thee Oh Sees are not breaking up, just changing shape. And although John Dwyer just released his solo album as Damaged Bug and is playing Coachwhips reunion shows this month, his main band already has a new album called Drop coming out in April. We heard the riff-powered rager “Penetrating Eye” last month, and now [...]
[taken from De La's Smell The D.A.I.S.Y. mixtape, featuring beats by Dilla]
Last fall we premiered “Erosion,” a pulsating synth dream by the superb British new wave band CYMBALS. Months later, that song swooshes back into our consciousness with a hallucinatory performance video by Matthew Reed meant to satirize internet culture. Explains Stephen Pietrzykowski of Tough Love Records, which released the band’s The Age Of Fracture this [...]
On Valentine’s Day we heard “Glowing Crosses,” the first single from Michigan pop-punks Fireworks’ new Oh, Common Life. The second, “Flies On Tape,” premieres today, and it is as explosive and colorful as the band name implies. Listen below. Fireworks – “Flies On Tape” Oh, Common Life is out 3/25 on Triple Crown.
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The Virginia power trio Pontiak released INNOCENCE, an absolutely thunderous slab of majestic psych-rock, earlier this year, and we posted the album’s title track and the video for “Wildfires.” Drummer Lain Carney, the youngest of the three brothers in the band, directed the new video for “We’ve Got It Wrong.” In the video, frontman Van [...]
The Australian trio Movement caught our attention last year with the pulsing R&B of “Us,” and now they’ll have an EP out soon. “Like Lust” is a track from it and it stretches the group’s strengths even further into a dense slow burner. Listen below. Movement EP is out 4/25 via Modular.
Up until now Son Lux’s most famous collaborator was Sufjan Stevens — they’re both part of Sisyphus along with Serengeti — but it’s hard to think of too many musicians bigger than Lorde in 2014. And now that New Zealand’s young pop conqueror has appeared on an official reworking of Son Lux’s Lanterns highlight “Easy,” [...]
NPR has a full stream of the forthcoming Tycho Album awake. Check it out here.
Animal Noise From: Colchester, England Bag of Bones from Colchester trio Animal Noises starts with some gently strummed guitar and some anguished vocals from singer Josh about stealing shoes from his brother. It then explodes at the minute and a half point into a rollicking indie stomp along. Show More Summary