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New Music from FORT FRANCES

YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS - Having long ago decided that Chicago's Fort Frances was one of my favorite acts in America, the news that the band will be releasing new material in May has me more than a bit excited.. David McMillin, Jeffrey...Show More Summary

Daily Downloads (Bjork, Steve Gunn, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Crow Moses: Crow Moses 101 EP [mp3] Daniel Bachman: Folkadelphia session [mp3] Haley Blais: Rain Knee EP [mp3] Kail Baxley: Heatstroke / The...

Best New Album Releases, March 2015 – Purity Ring, Lady Lamb, Moon Duo, of Montreal, Fences, Gateway Drugs, Tigercats

March releases from popular, signed, and on-the-radar artists and bands have been combed through carefully to present only the best. In case you have missed any of the top singles from new releases dropped this month, we’ve assembled the first half of the month (the second half coming soon) in detail for you below, featuring [...]Show More Summary

Download Last Night’s Björk Concert At NYC’s City Center

Last night, Björk played a show at New York’s City Center theater supported by producer Arca, percussionist Manu Delago, and a fifteen-piece orchestra called Alarm Will Sound. For her first set, she played Vulnicura‘s first six tracks in order starting with the gorgeous “Stonemilker,” while her second set contained a mix of older material before […]

Bleachers – “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles Cover)

Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff must have been feeling especially inspired by The White Album (could you blame him?) because he recorded and shared a rough-and-tumble cover of the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” from his hotel room in North Carolina. Antonoff breaks the song down into its most essential parts, adds some Autotune in place of the vocal […]

NYC Band Public Access T.V. Lived In The Building That Collapsed Today (They’re Safe)

This afternoon, an explosion at a building in the East Village caused the building and an adjacent one to go up in flames and eventually collapse. The New York Times says that at least a dozen people were injured, though no fatalities have been reported so far. It turns out that New York-based band Public […]

Outfit – “New Air” Video

Liverpool quintet Outfit announced their sophomore album Slowness and shared the lead single “Genderless” three weeks ago. The follow-up, “New Air,” is a capacious beauty, slowly unfurling like a blooming rose. The video is just as bare, leaving cavernous space for the mind to wander and explore. Slowness was recorded while the members of Outfit […]

That Kendrick Lamar Song From Colbert Hasn’t Been Recorded, Won’t Be Released

Way before the frenzy surrounding the release of To Pimp A Butterfly erupted, Kendrick Lamar caused another mini-stir when he performed a moving, untitled, jazzy, funky song as the last musical guest on The Colbert Report. One of his collaborators on the song (and extensively on Butterfly and elsewhere), Terrace Martin, already talked about how […]

Prurient – “Dragonflies To Sew You Up”

Earlier this year, Prurient — the noise project of Dominick Fernow — announced a new double album called Frozen Niagara Falls, to be released on Canadian metal label Profound Lore. Now, we have our first taste of the record: “Dragonflies To Sew You Up,” a growling, relentless, five-minute industrial assault. The song has no proper […]

Free Cake For Every Creature – “The Day To Day”

Most of the friends we make in life are meant to be there for a finite amount of time. Fate or whatever nudges two people together and lets you go through certain experiences together. They help you grow, you help them as well, and then we drift onto the next experience and the next friend. […]

Weed – “Yr Songs”

When I interviewed the hardcore band NEEDS on Monday, we attempted to unpack what their Vancouver rock music scene might look like to outsiders. What we eventually agreed on is: Most people in the U.S. barely know any bands who owe their reputation to Vancouver, aside from White Lung, and they’re based in L.A. now! […]

WATERS – “What’s Real”

Power-pop four-piece WATERS are prepping their debut album What’s Real, and today they shared the title track. Van Pierszalowski laments “I’ve been stuck with the same kind of people/ Just blind and drunk, we can never see what’s real,” but he sings it over a swooning, female harmony and enough gigantic, pulsing guitar joy to […]

Band To Watch: Algiers

Listening to Algiers is like cramming a Marxist treatise in one ear and a church organ in the other. Their music is a heady, vicious condemnation of bankrupt culture, ghosted gospel punk that snarls at the status quo. The text of their debut, self-titled album is a scathing intellectual clash of religion, race, economics and […]

Lion Babe – “Wonder Woman” Video

Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman make up the silky, pop-funk duo Lion Babe, who just released their first self-titled EP. Today they’ve shared a song that wasn’t on that release, the swag-inducing “Wonder Woman,” that slinks along an ominous little beat that bursts into deep grooves to match Hervey’s vocal runs. While Goodman stays mostly […]

Elliot Moss – “Best Light”

My friend’s SoundCloud was idly playing in the background a few weeks ago when Elliot Moss’ “Slip” came on. She’s a former music blogger with impeccable taste, so I always love it when she plays me music, but this was different. The song stood out immediately. Moss’ falsetto vocals evoke Justin Vernon with uncanny similarity, […]

Book Notes - Carola Dibbell "The Only Ones"

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...

Hey Elbow – “Ruth” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

With the first echoing “AY-O,” Hey Elbow’s song “Ruth” is instantly recognizable. It’s probably not familiar because you’ve already heard the track, since Hey Elbow hail from Sweden and have made a very small footprint in the States so far. Instead, the opening moment is nostalgic because it so easily recalls Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat […]

Girls Names – “Zero Triptych”

Irish post-punk quartet Girls Names have been in “a zone of silence and of pure possibilities for a new beginning” for about a year and half, but it seems they’ve been anything but idle. After switching from the looser surf vibes of 2011’s Dead To Me to the melancholy ’80s New Wave of 2013’s The […]

British Prime Minister David Cameron Loves The War On Drugs

David Cameron is the conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain. He’s also a man with decent-if-basic tastes in indie rock. In the past, he’s incurred the wrath of both Morrissey and Johnny Marr by claiming that he likes the Smiths. (It’s not easy to get Moz and Marr to agree on much, but Cameron did […]

Torche – “Annihilation Affair” Video

Torche’s latest album, Restarter, is a chugging beast. It’s “darker, heavier, and moodier” than a lot of their previous work, as bassist Jonathan Nuñez told us last month. And as the album’s leadoff track, “Annihilation Affair” begins the entire experience in a cloud of dust gargantuan enough to soundtrack a post-apocalyptic hellscape. That’s exactly what […]

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