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Beliefs working on new LP, playing NYC shows with Wildhoney, and new Matador signing Algiers (dates, videos)

Toronto shoegazers Beliefs have a new album, Leaper, which will be out later this year via Hand Drawn Dracula. You can check out the video for "Tidal Wave," which will be on the album, below. As mentioned, Beliefs will...

Review: Future Brown, Future Brown

Barring the few brilliant moments (and there are a few), Future Brown’s debut full-length feels tired and inconclusive. Read more articles like "Review: Future Brown, Future Brown" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Review: Future Brown, Future Brown appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Ilyas Ahmed removes the shroud, reveals disturbingly clear new LP

Our interview with Ilyas Ahmed back in 2012 came with the tagline that the Portland-based guitarist wasn’t concerned with the “what” that he was, as his teenage years had him ardently avoiding employment in food service as a result of the generally oppressive uniform rules. Show More Summary

TV on the Radio's cover of "Heroes" in 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 trailer; 'Winds of Winter' is NOT coming in 2015

(via @gameofthrones) Last night was the big IMAX Game of Thrones event where they screened the show's Season 4 finale at theaters around the country. A lot of people went just to get a first look at the Game of...

Victor Villarreal releasing a new solo LP (stream it), playing "The Joan of Arc Gang"'s Chicago residency

by Andrew Sacher Victor Villarreal of Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls and other bands, will release a new solo album, Sleep Talk, the followup to 2012's Invisible Cinema, next week (2/3) via Joyful Noise (pre-order). Like his last album,...

Dylan takes Sinatra to the prairie

3 hours agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Turn It Up

Bob Dylan is as much subversive trickster as renowned songwriter, but he plays neither role on his latest album, "Shadows in the Night" (Columbia). On the surface, it's his version of one of those "Great American Songbook" albums that has been glutting the market over the last couple of...

Film Review: Hard to Be a God (Dir. Aleksei German)

Hard to Be a God Dir. Aleksei German [Lenfilm; 2014] by Paul Bower Rating: The fact that this film took over a decade to make in itself doesn’t make it great, but it does go a long way in explaining how it managed to so fully realize such an elaborate and dauntingly grotesque mise-en-scène. Show More Summary

Benoît Pioulard (silently) sings a Sonnet with newly announced LP on Kranky

You get the impression going way back to Précis that Thomas Meluch a.k.a. Benoît Pioulard was capable of full-on heading this direction, but apparently only after collaborating with Rafael Anton Irisarri (through Orcas) has Meluch felt the motivation to go ALL IN with nearly unwavering ambience. Show More Summary

Would You Take It The Wrong Way

It is a shame this is on YouTube. This belongs at the end of Side 1 of a cassette, slowly letting you down after a long ride. It shares DNA with indie four trackers from the old days, like Ben Lee — that feeling of privacy you get from a home recording. At first listen […]

Ramleh and JFK crushed eardrums at two NYC shows (pics from Nothing Changes party with Kleistwahr)

photos by Greg Cristman Ramleh @ Nothing Changes / Home Sweet Home, 1/28/2015 Power electronics and noise rock pioneers Ramleh just played two NYC shows, a rare visit for these Brits. The first was a late, late Wednesday night (1/28...

Tom Petty wrote Sam Smith song w/ Disclosure's friend Tourist, but not the War on Drugs LP w/ Mark Knopfler (or Kozelek)

Philly band The War on Drugs had the biggest year ever thanks to their amazing album Lost in the Dream which topped a bunch of year end lists and landed on countless others, including our own. If you're a...

Jenny Lewis tours her music to venues this upcoming season

Most people know Jenny Lewis as the little girl from The Golden Girls who wanted her teddy bear back, but a small amount of mom and dad hipsters know about the music Lewis has made with jazz-twee combo Rilo Kiley and under the solo moniker...Show More Summary

Watch: Felicia Atkinson - A Readymade Ceremony [trailer] / “L’oeil”

There’ll never be a point in Felicia Atkinson’s career where her art just tapers into a generalization of her music (EXAMPLE). So rejoice, because Shelter Press just began selling the newest Felicia Atkinson release A Readymade Ceremony on LP (100-clear/400-black, both 160 grm) and CD (for you international collectors; cheap shipping). Show More Summary

Debbie Harry expands Cafe Carlyle residency, reading at 'Celebrity Autobiography' series in NYC

Blondie singer Debbie Harry has an upcoming NYC residency at Cafe Carlyle, and since we last posted, it's been expanded. It now runs from March 24 to April 4 with an 8:45 PM show each night, as well as...

Hozier Covers Ariana Grande’s “Problem”

Two songs that have been inescapable for the past few months are Ariana Grande’s “Problem”… Read more articles like "Hozier Covers Ariana Grande’s “Problem”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Hozier Covers Ariana Grande’s “Problem” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

The-Dream Announces Crown and Jewel EPs, Shares “That’s My Shit” Video

Our first taste of Crown, featuring help from T.I. Read more articles like "The-Dream Announces Crown and Jewel EPs, Shares “That’s My Shit” Video" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post The-Dream Announces Crown and Jewel EPs, Shares “That’s My Shit” Video appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

? Listen: Free Dust - I: Population: Ashtray

Yo, I know dust is free, M. Sage. You ain’t tellin’ me nothin’ new. Fucking dust is mostly dead skin, and our bodies are priceless, so yeah, hence the free thing. Who could put a price on existence? K, now that I’m done razzing old Sagey pants, lets get down to brass tacks. Show More Summary

Listen: Big Sean ft. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”

From Big Sean's forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise. Read more articles like "Listen: Big Sean ft. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Listen: Big Sean ft. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Carter Tutti releasing an album of Chris & Cosey reinterpretations

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s a new album from the group whose name is synonymous with love: Carter Tutti. Yes, that’s right, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle/Chris & Cosey/X-TG fame have returned under...Show More Summary

Owen Pallett played MHOW with Foxes In Fiction (pics)

photos by Amanda Hatfield "Owen Pallett really kicked butt tonight" - Josh Brechner "Owen Pallett was something magical tonight." - Matt Marin "Thanks Brooklyn for the sold-out show tonight. Thanks also for giving me a million dollar hangover for only...

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