The great Spotify debate rages on, and the latest artist to weigh in is Icelandic fairy queen Björk, who addressed the streaming service in an interview with Fast Company. Björk’s agonizing new album Vulnicura was born from her grief at the dissolution of her longterm romantic partnership with Matthew Barney, so when it leaked a […]
Seattle’s Mega Bog have been self-releasing material since long before they were picked up by NYC/Seattle label Couple Skate Records, who put out the band’s debut full-length Gone Banana back in September. Erin Birgy fronts Mega Bog, and she recruited a group of Seattle-based experimental pop musicians to make the new album. “Wet Moss” initiates […]
The onetime glam rock icon Gary Glitter may well spend the rest of his life behind bars, and yet it’s impossible to feel sorry for him. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was found guilty of a number of sex crimes earlier this month. A British court found him guilty of having sex with […]
In 1995, a few months after she released her best album, I saw PJ Harvey play an American football stadium. Alternative rock was firmly entrenched as a business interest by then, and major labels and radio programmers had started seizing on bands — Candlebox, say, or Bush — who could replicate the sounds of young […]
L.A. singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. made his late-night television debut last night with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon. He performed “How Could You Babe” with a little bit of help from the Roots and some backup singers, who help to put a fuller spin on the Goon track. “I heard this song on the internet […]
In the past few weeks, the best mornings have been the ones where we get to start things off watching Sleater-Kinney play some late-night show or other. Since the band came back with their triumphant return No Cities To Love, Sleater-Kinney have already played Letterman and Conan. Last night, they served musical-guest duties on Late […]
This Side of Jordan was the album that really flipped this switch for me with regards to Mandolin Orange. In my review, I compared them favorably to The Everybodyfields. The first track, Old Ties and Companions is simply a gorgeous tune. NPR seems to agree with me as well calling it A Song We Love. [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Andy Kidd: "Black Swan" [mp3] Blind Lake: "Walk Beside Me" [mp3] from On Earth (out June 9th) Cathedrals: Blush Remix EP [mp3] Church...
Our next round of BAD FUN shows kicks off next week, with the fantastic Becky Becky coming up from Brighton. I wrote about their debut album a while back – Good Morning Midnight. I know both Pete and Gemma from their respective previous projects (Woodpecker Wooliams and Art Pedro, since you ask) and I really […]
Skrillex and Diplo have just released their debut album as Jack Ü. Their new production team-up got their start last year, and made waves with their Kiesza-featuring lead single “Take Ü There,” which recently got an awesome remix from Missy Elliott. All day on Thursday, the two of them DJed on a livestream as a […]
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Garden of Elks – SWAP from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. The Garden of Elks debut album A Distorted Sigh is coming out on Song, by Toad Records in April, and this is the first single. The video, like the song, cavorts joyously along for a couple of minutes and then packs it in – no […]
Kennedy Ashlyn's superb soprano deserves real attention and, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Elizabeth Fraser, threatens to steal the show entirely. But the beauty of Them Are Us Too is the way in which they function as a composite structure. Show More Summary
We fell in love with Akiine when she released Sunglassey more than a year ago, and now we're rather privileged to premier the similarly excellent Destiny. Akiine – Destiny (Premier) was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
We've got something little different for you all today from La Priest, a name we haven't seen since he did a 7" on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label back in 2007. La Priest – Oino was originally published on The Blue Walrus.