Australian Britpop revivalists DMA’s have just shared a new video for “Lay Down,” the lead single from their forthcoming debut album coming out next year. It was directed by Tristan Jalleh, and features the trio (and a bunch of replicas of themselves) engaging with a subtly disorienting urban environment where there’s a lot of angles […]
Ontario synth-wavers Purity Ring are famous for performing with crazy, innovative light setups, and if you haven’t seen the rig they’ve been using in their shows recently, it’s a sight to behold. The duo performs while surrounded by strands of multicolored lights that hang from the ceiling and flash in time with the music, making […]
Finalists for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction have been announced: Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane The Four Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World by Laurence Scott Neurotribes: The...
Neon Indian’s new album, VEGA INTL. Night School, comes out at the end of the week (but is streaming now!), and they stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night. The band always turns out a good performance with Fallon at the helm — they made their TV debut with the host all the way back in […]
We recently ran an article about how Las Vegas trudge-rockers Five Finger Death Punch have managed to carve out a successful career for themselves, in part, by aligning themselves with recent veterans. That’s pretty interesting! Good for them! But it doesn’t quite explain why frontman Ivan Moody, while getting ready to end a recent show, […]
Electric Literature shared a primer to the works of Flannery O'Connor. The Village Voice offered a tour through Patti Smith's New York. Tin House shared an excerpt from Judith Hooper's new novel Alice in Bed. Tobi Vail and Kathi Wilcox...
Jittery British indie-poppers Field Music have a new album coming out early next year, their first since 2012 (not counting this year’s documentary soundtrack Music For Drifters). It’s called Commontime, and its first single, “The Noisy Days Are Over,” has arrived today. Peter and David Brewis frame the song as a conversation between two friends, […]
My Morning Jacket tend to come across as festival-rock traditionalists, not as the type of group who hit up successful producers for remixes. But not long after making a video for “Compound Fracture,” a song from their new album The Waterfall, they’ve recruited another famous facial-hair enthusiast to rework the track. That facial-hair enthusiast is […]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers free and legal music and/or stream. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Arwen Lewis: Live at WFMU [mp3] Bear with Hawk Fist: "Titanenburg" [mp3] Butch Parnell: The Brightness EP [mp3] Canary: "Women's Business" [mp3] The...
We're accustomed to traveling far and wide to find great bands, especially the indie folk and Americana acts that punctuate the country's heart and breadbasket. So I'm still pleasantly surprised when I find the best of what America has to offer right here in the northeast. Show More Summary
Helium - "Leon's Space Song" Zavron X wasn't a familiar port of call, but with the blockade all over the Syricon system Dav had no choice but to refuel on the Southern continent. He decided to take the night...
Beirut - "Gibraltar". Look at the line above, the name of artist and song. Two places, two interchangeable proper nouns. A city in Lebanon, an Iberian bay or strait. One is the name of a musical act, the other is...
There have been three different Outlaw Roadshows in the United States this year. One in Austin, one in Nashville and now one in New York. Skunkmello will have played all three of them by the end of this week. That's some crazy loyalty...Show More Summary
There's a quiet toughness to Seth Adam which you can't help but respect.. Artists have to be survivors as much as creators these days. As the curator of an impressive back catalog, Seth has plenty of gritty-material and rays-of-hope to draw from during his late Outlaw set this Thursday night 10/15 at the The Bowery Electric. Show More Summary
Jill Andrews froze time in Nashville this July in her first ever Outlaw Roadshow appearance. There in the country's music capital for the better part of an hour, you could have heard a pin drop between the notes. Andrews has become one...Show More Summary
At each Outlaw Roadshow I meet a couple new best friends.. great folks involved with music who we end up meeting in the city where we are throwing our parties. Sometimes they are musicians, sometimes they are music lovers. Often it's both. Show More Summary
Amoeba Music is a staple record store that originated in Berkeley, California and expanded to locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. As the music industry turned digital, it’s remained one of the few brick and mortar locations in the country that still holds some cultural significance as a community hub. Still, there’s really no […]
When the world was looking the other way, New England's Cask Mouse became the best thing going. This fiery act will always be known by Adam & I as the little band that blew away Austin in 2013. That day the band triumphed like never before - proving they were capable of some amazing heights. Show More Summary
On Friday night, instead of going to the show that I was supposed to go to, I stayed in bed and watched Taylor Swift’s first two GrammyPro talks and then proceeded to listen to 1989 for two hours. It was a worthwhile time investment. Today, the third and last part of Swift’s Listening Session series […]
We’re about a month-and-a-half removed from the grand unveiling of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, and so far we’ve gotten a VMAs performance and a Saturday Night Live one from Cyrus and the Flaming Lips, who will also support her on an upcoming tour behind the album. The Lips influence is strong on Dead […]