Last month, Kurt Vile released his fifth studio album Wakin on A Pretty Daze via Matador. In support of its release, Vile and his band stopped by Late Show with David Letterman last night to play “Wakin on a Pretty Day.” Head to CBS.com to stream last night’s episode of Letterman; the performance is at [...]
Bridges and Powerlines From: Brooklyn, New York, United States I've been banging on about Brooklyn's Bridges and Powerlines for what seems like forever (27 months to be precise... pedantic ed Devils Round Up ) and they're back to claim their rightful place on your ipods/ipads and anything else you own that starts with an i. Show More Summary
Any Port In A Storm is the new record by Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, the noisy indie-pop songwriting project of Craig Dermody. On “Fakin NYC,” the native Australian deadpans lines about the confusion he’s feeling after moving to New York. He chronicles his experiences working as a security guard at a super-exclusive nightclub and general [...]
On June 4, Queens of the Stone Age will release a new record on Matador, Like Clockwork. In advance of the album, the band played Jools Holland last month. They also played again last night. Below watch last night’s performance of “If I Had a Tail.” The band was accompanied by the artist Boneface, who [...]
This weekend, Brooklyn's Prospect Park hosts its second annual GoogaMooga food festival, and I am interviewing Michael Moss there tomorrow about his fascinating book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. For a chance at winning this...
Spotify is now streaming the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories (out May 21st). The Guardian reviews the album. Urban Titan lists the top 25 horror novels for young adults. At the New Yorker, authors weigh in on the...
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Antlers: 2009-01-22, New York [mp3,ogg,flac] The Antlers: "Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover)"...
Frank YangWho: Laura Marling What: English folk artist whose prodigious talent is dwarfed only by her prolific output; Once I Was An Eagle will be her fourth album in just over five years, and she’s barely 23 years old. Why: Eagle is out May 25, but Marling is kicking off her North American tour behind [...]
Tonight Kanye West premiered “New Slaves,” the first single from his forthcoming LP, by projecting a video on buildings across the world. His site includes a map of times and locations for those projections, 66 in all. It’s the same song Hudson Mohawke spun in Poland recently. Earlier this month, the rapper previewed new material [...]
Got this track in the ol’ inbox today and I dug it immediately. The band reminds me of The Everybodyfields. Here’s the lowdown on Lowland Hum. Lowland Hum, the multisensory artistic collaboration of husband and wife duo Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans will self-release Native Air, their first full-length album on August 6.The [...]
This was the week we finally got to hear Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. As hosts of the album’s official launch party, the town of Wee Waa, Australia was especially excited. We also had a party (of the unofficial, digital kind), at which you guys shared your initial reactions to the set. The LP’s on [...]
Last night, Yo La Tengo performed at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom. The trio did two sets, including one acoustic. Check out our photos of the show shot by Colin McLaughlin.
It’s important to attend to beginnings. Most people met Deerhunter around the time of Cryptograms (2007) or the beloved Microcastle (2008), but their first static-wreathed transmission to the world was an aggressively amelodic cacophony affectionately known as Turn It Up Faggot (2005). Show More Summary
BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway writes about his most recent BBC Introducing session with The Deadline Shakes.
Hey, another one of these! The fifth bloodily animated video for a song from the new Queens Of The Stone Age album …Like Clockwork is for the epic, churning, triumphant first single “My God Is The Sun.” In the clip, the dead stars of the videos for “I Appear Missing,” “Kalopsia,” “Keep Your Eyes Peeled,” [...]
Sebadoh were something of the “Beautiful Losers” of the ’90s indie scene. Lou Barlow emerged from Northamption hardcore act Deep Wound, and later Dinosaur Jr., having famously been acrimoniously dismissed from the latter. He’d certainly borrow from J Mascis’s pop instincts, as well as Deep Wound’s wonton aggression, throughout Sebadoh’s existence, while perfecting the art [...]
Mood Rings are a genre-melding indie pop group from Atlanta. They’re gearing up to make their Mexican Summer debut in June and with it comes “Hollow Dye.” The song rattles from dreamy post-punk before making a measured turn into its hazy conclusion. It has levels. Check it out below. VPI Harmony is out 6/25 via [...]
Listen to Lemons and Wine by Vanilla Gloom, Huw Stephens' latest BBC Introducing Discovery.
Wild Moccasins From: Houston, Texas Gag Reflections from Texan five piece Wild Moccasins has the pop smarts of vintage Blondie, the irrepressible pop energy of Friendly Fires and the indie credibility of The Sundays. It's one of theShow More Summary
I Am Oak - "Don't I Know Enough" In the most unhopeless way, there is nothing you can do. Here I am, old, and saddled with regret and pain, and you are asking me for advice. I must look similar...