We go our first taste of Aquilo's latest EP with the beautiful and intimate I Gave It All a couple of weeks ago, and now we've got the SOHN-produced Human, painting their already expansive sound with his soulful brush. Aquilo – Human was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
Today, Public Enemy announced that they will be reissuing deluxe editions of both 1988?s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and 1990?s Fear Of A Black Planet, which will include quite a few exclusive add-ons, including rare bonus mixes, instrumental re-workings, and essays by both Questlove of the Roots and Andres [...]
Team Spirit, the Brooklyn garage-rockers led by the former Passion Pit keyboardist Ayad Al Adhamy, have built up an enviable catalog of goofy, fun music videos. Their new clip, for “Satisfaction,” might not be their best, but it still has the anarchic spirit of its predecessors. Director Alex Russek shot the video at New York’s [...]
The Thyme Machine From: Lancaster, England The Amateur Taxidremist from Lancaster's The Thyme Machine is the sound rattling around Karl Pilkington's head as he wanders around a museum of taxidermy. It's the northern wit of the Lovely...Show More Summary
Chicago drill overlord Chief Keef may have lost his label deal, but when he gets together, he will still be a force on the mixtape underground. I have high hopes for the forthcoming Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to the tape that helped build Keef’s name in the first place. “Paper,” a track [...]
Damien Rice has been on hiatus for eight years, but last month we heard a single off his forthcoming release, My Favourite Faded Fantasy. Today, the Irish singer-songwriter shares a new song, “The Greatest Bastard,” accompanied by a stylized performance video promoting the new record. “The Greatest Bastard” is a gorgeously lonely and ruminating track [...]
Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis leads the riff-rock side project Sweet Apple, but the band’s namesake is Dave Sweetapple, the Witch member who also plays in Sweet Apple. He’s the star of the band’s new Halloween-themed video for “Reunion,” a triumphant track that features fellow indie legend Robert Pollard on videos. (It’s on The Golden Age [...]
EMBASSYLIGHTS - "Inside-Outside". It is too easy to overcollaborate. Working with someone else, with someones else, it doesn't take much to fill every gap, plug every hole, fit another new idea into every open space. So all credit t...
Memphis’ girl gang Nots have evolved into their wildest incarnation yet. Beginning as a collaboration between guitarist Natalie Hoffman and drummer Charlotte Watson, the band bulked up for the release of their first full-length LP, We Are Nots, adding Madison Farmer on bass and Alexandra Eastburn on synthesizer to sharpen the edges of their jagged [...]
New York punks Big Ups made a really great debut album called Eighteen Hours Of Static earlier this year, and they’re about to follow it up by dropping a split 7? with Brooklyn’s Washer. We’ve already posted “Rash,” the first Big Ups song on that split. And now we’ve got the other one. “Not Today” [...]
The Orange County-based band the Growlers released their latest record, Chinese Fountain, back in September, and today they’ve shared a video for the single “Good Advice.” We caught the Growlers last weekend at Beach Goth Fest, an event that the band has thrown for the past three years alongside other surf- and psych-derivative acts. In [...]
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic Said...
Last night, Run The Jewels found a great way to celebrate the release of their monster sophomore album RTJ2: They hosted a screening of The Warriors, basically the best movie ever, at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema. At the screening, they had a special guest: Nas, whose Mass Appeal label released RTJ2. And the old king took [...]
Soft Fangs is John Lutkevich, a Massachusetts native recording tremendous music in Brooklyn. “Dog Park,” from a five-song cassette EP coming soon on Seagreen, is almost certainly the most beautiful song you’ll hear today. It’s got the feel of mid-period Elliott Smith — the gently cooed downcast vocal, the lo-fi production, the effortless interplay between [...]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performed at Austin City Limits back in July, and a truncated version of that set will be aired on the ACL broadcast this weekend. Cave and the band played a slew of crowd favorites, including “Tupelo” and “Red Right Hand.” Their rendition of the classic American folk song “Stagger [...]
The first thing that struck me about Meanwhile’s “Icarus,” from the British pop auteur’s The Element Yes EP, was the beat. It’s an unbelievable dance-pop track, a hyperkinetic future-funk rhythm built on playfully spiky guitar figures. It sounds like something Berlin-era Bowie might’ve come up with if he’d still been snorting massive amounts of cocaine, [...]
Unless we’re counting RTJ2, my pick for the year’s best mixtape is Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1, the showcase for Atlanta freakout artists Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. The two share the spotlight on most of the mixtape’s tracks, but both get a couple of solo moments to shine. One of those moments [...]
Costa Rica’s Las Robertas drop their first ever, appropriately fuzzed-out official video, for the group’s... Read more »
Indiana singer-songwriter Joseph O’Connell records under the name Elephant Micah. He’s got a new album called Where In Our Woods — his twelfth under the Elephant Micah name and first for Western Vinyl — coming early next year. Today he’s sharing “By The Canal,” a salt-of-the-earth folk tune that channels its melancholy into dreams of [...]
Work in Progress features an excerpt from Denis Johnson's new novel The Laughing Monsters. Stream live performances from the Pitchfork Paris music festival starting today. Tor.com interviewed author Nicola Griffith. New York magazine shared a "complete ebola-quarantine reading guide." Impose...