We haven't heard from Paris' Melody Prochet in a minute, aside from the dreamy "Shirim", which was one of our favorite tracks of 2014, and whose official existence sadly seems to have been scrubbed from the internet for some unknown reason (you can, and should, still seek it out through unofficial channels though, because it rules)... Continue reading…
Last year, the young Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker ripped our collective heart out with Sprained Ankle, her debut album. She’s been touring hard behind it, and during a recent tour stop in Brussels, she played a solo cover of Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone.” That song originally appeared on 1995’s Dear You, Jawbreaker’s one and only major-label […]
Philadelphia punks Mumblr are releasing their new album, The Never Ending Get Down, next month. They’ve already shared two singles from it — “Microwave” and “Three Leg Dog” — and the third, “VHS,” is another gritty, controlled unraveling. Nick Morrison sings in short, considered, and to-the-point bursts: “Stop! You’re close enough to see my camera” […]
Fresh off the release of their third album Lost Time, goofy Seattle punks Tacocat covered Katy Perry’s “Roar” for The A.V. Club’s Undercover series, which kicked off for another season last week with Eric Bachmann covering David Bowie. Watch Tacocat’s energetic and fun performance of the Perry hit below. Lost Time is out now via […]
Puro Instinct share a dreamy cover of Madonna's slinky mid-'90s jam "Inside of Me". Produced by Pipes + Sky with Sam Mehran, this one isn't on the group's stellar forthcoming LP Autodrama, but the vintage Madonna vibes on the new record are strong and very welcome: Continue reading…
Jessy Lanza + drummer Tori Tizzard recently performed some highlights from Lanza's new record Oh No during a recent studio session for CBC Music, and they also mixed in a couple of classics from her debut Pull My Hair Back (fun fact: the vocal sample in "Kathy Lee" is actually Kate Upton saying "cat daddy" ¯\_(?)_/¯). Show More Summary
His cover of I’m Set Free is awesome. It’s one of my favorite Velvet Underground songs. A song so good it’s a funeral contender, and this cover does it justice. -- Marissa Nadler Continue reading…
Sia debuted her Finding Dory theme song “Unforgettable” through a performance on The Ellen Show today. The song, which will play over the end credits, is a take on the Irving Gordon-penned song that was made famous by Nat King Cole. Watch Sia perform it below. That’s the wacky single artwork above.
The instrumental track “Firecracker” has had a long and strange history. It started out live in 1959, as an Asian-kitsch exotica number from the composer Martin Denny. Then, in 1978, the Japanese experimental synthpop greats Yellow Magic Orchestra remade it in their own image. And now, the fun-loving Norwegian producer Todd Terje has turned it […]
It's been over a decade since we first fell in love with the music of Marissa Nadler -- sometime around the moment I first heard her flawless "Diamond Heart", which remains one of my favorite songs of all time -- and I distinctly remember the thrill of discovery every time she'd upload one of her exquisite and still underrated cover songs on myspace. Show More Summary
I’ve been making mixtapes a lot recently. We have a tape player in the kitchen – basically just an act of nostalgia, because my parents always had one in the kitchen too – and I’ve really embraced the trend of small bands and labels doing a lot of tape releases these days. Hell, we do […]
Thanks to our friend Kieran Adams of Toronto band DIANA for the heads up on this glowing new track that he produced for his Toronto homie Ivy Mairi. "All Around Me" is an airy, soft-focus gem that Ivy says is "a bit of a departure" from...Show More Summary
Jef Elise Barbara - "Sexe Machin/Sex Machine" [Buy] Video Once, someone told me, "your accent is sexy." So I replied, "lrearey? you lrearey sink so?" and she said, "Sorry, what?" it was awkward and funny moment, ill never forget....
16 — sometimes stylized as -(16)-, as per their logo — are both holdovers from an earlier age and harbingers of the current one, like a heavy metal coelacanth. Though only frontman Chris Jerue remains from the band’s salad days, the songwriting paradigm they established as far back as 1996’s Drop Out endures. Its ingredients: […]
AlunaGeorge headed to BBC Radio 1’s Academy in Exeter earlier today to perform their new single “I Remember” in a special edition of the Live Lounge. While they were there, the duo also broke out a sultry cover of Justin Bieber’s Purpose track “Company,” which you can watch below.
Hey! People still like the Lumineers, and people still like Father John Misty, and now Josh Tillman has shared a seemingly parodic “Prius Commercial Demo” melding their two wispy folk stylings together with plenty of ho hey’s. The musician and meme-maker uploaded the track to his Soundcloud earlier today, and it seems to be in […]
Not that Tiffany. The solo debut from the Girls Generation member / essential summer jam for fans of Ariana and/or Carjeps. Continue reading…
At the end of this month, My Morning Jacket will reissue a remixed and remastered edition of their 2003 album It Still Moves, which will feature frontman Jim James’ original demos for the record and three previously unreleased tracks from the original recording sessions. Today, the band has shared James’ original demo for “Golden,” which […]
Kathleen Hanna makes a cameo appearance in the film Maggie’s Plan, which hits theaters this Friday, and has contributed a song to its soundtrack, a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” on which she’s accompanied in a duet by actor Tommy Buck. The movie stars Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, […]
Sister Ernestine Washington - "I'm His Child" 1. There was one totally impossible day this past winter where it was somehow 15 degrees and devastatingly sunny, right in the middle of February, like someone had spliced the season out of...