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Like an unripe blackberry – pink, recently green every second becoming sweeter, darker, juicier – JOMAC’s new record FORSELFANDFORYOU sits glowing, raw, and tart atop the thorny thicket of Bandcamp cassette labels. Released by UK-based...Show More Summary

Aphex Twin holding SYRO listening parties around the world starting next Friday

From next Friday, over several days, it is an off-events, where international fans RSVP Aphex Twin record in 13 years in full before releasing listen.lottery begins Sunday, August 31 4 AMPST / 7amEST / 12pmGMT / 1pmCET 2nd and closes...Show More Summary

? Listen: Skipp Coon - Miles Garvey

It’s been more than four years since Jackson, Mississippi MC Skipp Coon released the incendiary Sophomore Slump: Vol. 1: Independent’s Day EP. If, like myself, you were wondering what took him so long to follow up on such a powerful statement of a record, the cover to his new album Miles Garvey gives you all the answers you need. Show More Summary

Bugskull releases new album Collapsed View, streams first track

Sean Byrne, Bugskull’s éminence grise, has announced a new album, Collapsed View. The LP is the band’s second release since its reactivation in 2009 following a seven-year hiatus, though Bugskull’s current incarnation is by and large a Sean Byrne solo project. Show More Summary

Noveller made a video diary on St Vincent tour, playing shows w/ Sun Araw, JG Thirlwell & Lee Ranaldo (dates, videos)

Noveller opening for St Vincent in Chicago (more by James Richards IV) Drone guitar master Noveller (aka Sarah Lipstate) recently wrapped a tour opening for St. Vincent, during which she kept a video diary. It's 40 videos and just over...

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We’re taking long weekend and will return on Tuesday, 9/2.  While we’re away, why not fire up our free Record Store Locator app and visit one of your local indie record shops? Perhaps there’s an interview, review, or feature you might have missed? Catch up and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday. The post Happy Labor Day Weekend! appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Cerberus: Gut Nose - Vicetopia

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Aug 29 2014 I love the way “Difficult to Escape,” from Gut Nose’s Vicetopia 12-inch, kicks off. It’s almost like a how-to for aspiring electronic producers: Start with a little hi-hizzie and an ominous bass...Show More Summary

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy announces new album Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues via “most awkward radio innerview ever!?!”

I suppose when you’re a musician with an oeuvre as deep and as storied as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s, you can afford to take a hilariously nonsensical approach to promoting your album releases. I’m trying within my brain not to let theShow More Summary

tix on sale: Cold War Kids, Xiu Xiu, No Devotion, more

(photo via @lightintheattic) Tickets for The Swellers' last NYC show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for the Xiu Xiu and Yvette show at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM....

Blut Aus Nord releasing 'Memoria Vetusta III'

by Ian Chainey Blut Aus Nord love their trilogies more than Hollywood. The French black metallers have a new album on the way and it's adding another chapter to a series started in 1996. Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry...

Mix Tape: Do It

Requested by Alissa Walkner • Compiled by SteezyRunsTheD Get on your grind and get it. I believe in you. 01. Joker - “Do It” (Do It / Psychedelic Runway) 02. M.I.A. - “Bad Girls” (Bad Girls Single) 03. Young Jeezy - “Let’s Get It / Sky’s the Limit” (Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101) 04. Show More Summary

Every Time You Think Of Me

QT “Hey QT” This song, a collaboration, between Sophie and A.G. Cook from PC Music, may be actual proof that the universe likes me and wants me to be happy. This is all concentrate energy and joy, and somehow manages to feel fresh and new while also feeling vaguely nostalgic. I’m not sure for what […]

Interview: Tommy Wiseau (director of The Room)

by Christopher Bruno • August 2014 For those who have seen his film The Room, Tommy Wiseau needs no introduction. For those who haven’t, I advise you to remedy this at your earliest convenience. Wiseau spent more than $6 million of his...Show More Summary

Further (pre-Beachwood Sparks) get best-of compilation (stream it); The Tyde touring with Christopher Owens (dates)

by Bill Pearis Before they formed Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, Brent and Darren Rademaker spent a good chunk of the '90s making noise with their band Further. (Not to be confused with Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur.) Having survived life...

What's going on Friday? (Joanna Gruesome, Handsome Family, Single Mothers, Una Bestia Incontrolable & more)

Joanna Gruesome @ Shea Stadium earlier this week (more by Dylan Johnson) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups @ South Street Seaport (FREE) Joanna...

Music Review: Jenny Hval & Susanna - Meshes of Voice

Jenny Hval & Susanna Meshes of Voice [SusannaSonata; 2014] by Jackson Scott Rating: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” – Laurie Anderson, Steve Martin, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Elvis Costello, Martin Mull, et...Show More Summary

Alex Wiley gets serious about becoming a great MC

In a city swarming with hip-hop talent, Alex Wiley knows that it's all about the individuality of the voice, and he's figuring out how to transition from a joke-teller to an MC with a story to tell. He's starting to shape the way he delivers that tale on his second mix tape, "Village Party," on...

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