New Music From Devendra Banhart

Posted on Sep 23, 2016
New Music From Devendra Banhart

Raised in Venezuela, Devendra Banhart moved to California at age 14 and got his musical start as a busker on the streets of San Francisco as he attended art school there. He eventually dropped out of school to fully pursue music, first attracting international notice with his 2002 debut album, Oh Me Oh My… The […]

Babewatch Gets Love from The Bay Bridged

Posted on Sep 23, 2016
Babewatch Gets Love from The Bay Bridged

The Bay Bridged has a stream of “Darken My Door,” one of the songs on Babewatch‘s new album Wasted Time. According to the site, which has long been a proponent of the Oakland group’s brand of catchy, surfy garage rock, the track “is an energetic, almost spooky psych rock blast.” Check it out here. Wasted Time […]

Animal Eyes Are Featured in Static + Distance and Hi Fi Noise

Posted on Sep 23, 2016
Animal Eyes Are Featured in Static + Distance and Hi Fi Noise

Static + Distance has an interesting way of describing Animal Eyes‘ track “Mushroom Hunter,” saying that the “the guitar part at 2:05” of the single from this year’s Where We Go LP “sounds like you’re snagging some coins in a bizzaro Super Mario Brothers.” According to the site, the song is but one example of how […]

New Music From Francis Cheer

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
New Music From Francis Cheer

Over the course of eight pristine pop songs, John Francis Gerrard – the Calgary musician who has long performed under the name Francis Cheer – uncovers a common ground between shadows and radiance. While the music on his second LP, Black White and Grey, shimmers with a sense of effortless grace and polish, the time […]

Glide Magazine Loves Animal Eyes

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
Glide Magazine Loves Animal Eyes

Glide Magazine calls Animal Eyes “a musical force to be reckoned with” in a recent review of LP Where We Go, noting how the bandmembers “make excellent use of multi-part harmonies” and demonstrate “remarkable” songwriting skills. “Each song,” writes Glide, “is layered with so many different sounds that reveal themselves over multiple listens.” On single […]

Babewatch Gets Premiered on The Bait Shop and Makes A Big Debut at CMJ

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
Babewatch Gets Premiered on The Bait Shop and Makes A Big Debut at CMJ

The Bait Shop recently premiered “No Sleep,” one of many bangers on Babewatch‘s debut LP, Wasted Time. Calling the song “hazy yet elating,” the site praises it for “instantly catchy guitar parts, layered with echoing vocals,” which the Bait Shop compares to the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” The site also has some info about […]

New Music From Mariza – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Sep 21, 2016
New Music From Mariza – Digital Servicing Only

It’s not often that Mariza’s name is seen without mention of her significance within the contemporary world of fado, an iconic Portuguese genre that is generally typified by its melancholy tone and use of guitars and mandolins. The singer has worked or shared a stage with many notables, including Kiri Te Kanawa, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and […]

Teresa Cristina Is Reviewed by NYT, Tours With Caetano Veloso, and Aims For Top 10 at CMJ World

Posted on Sep 21, 2016
Teresa Cristina Is Reviewed by NYT, Tours With Caetano Veloso, and Aims For Top 10 at CMJ World

Renowned sambista Teresa Cristina, whose live album Canta Cartola has just been released in the US via Nonesuch Records, keeps audiences fully captivated when she performs. A recent review of the album by the New York Times acknowledges how engaging she is, noting that “she laughs while singing [the songs], and she dredges the beauty out of […]

New Single From Allen Tate – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Sep 20, 2016
New Single From Allen Tate – Digital Servicing Only

Allen Tate first received acclaim as the male lead singer of San Fermin. Bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone has written about half of San Fermin’s songs for Tate’s distinctive baritone voice, which has been described as “sterling,” “gorgeous,” and “golden” by the likes of Rolling Stone and NPR. With the band, he has performed sold-out shows across […]

Rogue Wave Does Daytrotter, Get Reviewed by The Celebrity Cafe

Posted on Sep 20, 2016
Rogue Wave Does Daytrotter, Get Reviewed by The Celebrity Cafe

Daytrotter posted a recent set from Rogue Wave last week, highlighting selections from the band’s recent Delusions of Grand Fur LP. The gorgeous performance included four songs culled from the LP, recorded at the Horseshack in Davenport, Iowa. True to form, Daytrotter has included a cute illustration of band members Zach Rogue and Pat Spurgeon […]

Kuroma Goes For Adds With “Tennessee Walker” – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
Kuroma Goes For Adds With “Tennessee Walker” – Digital Servicing Only

Kuroma, the Georgia-based affiliates of MGMT and The Whigs whose 2015 album Kuromarama charmed listeners with its candy-coated psychedelic sound, return this fall with The Dark Horse Rides Again. The band, which has toured with Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, The Walkmen, and more, has been growing upwardly since 2007, and the new LP reveals both a new side […]

My Goodness Goes For Adds With “Islands” – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
My Goodness Goes For Adds With “Islands” – Digital Servicing Only

Islands, the upcoming EP from Seattle’s My Goodness, illustrates a major sonic leap for the band. Formed by Seattleites Joel Schneider and Andy Lum after a chance encounter at SXSW, My Goodness has made considerable strides since recording the rocking, bluesy 2014 LP Shiver & Shake live in the studio with Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains). Then, Lum […]

Mainland Goes For Adds With “Beggars” – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
Mainland Goes For Adds With “Beggars” – Digital Servicing Only

Mainland, the NY-based three piece composed of enigmatic frontman Jordan Topf (vocals, guitar), Corey Mullee (guitar, synths) and Alex Pitta (bass), are preparing to release debut album Night Trials this fall. Recorded by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) at Fairfax Studios in Van Nuys, CA – formerly home to Sound […]

Babewatch Is Featured In Impose

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
Babewatch Is Featured In Impose

Babewatch is featured in Impose Magazine‘s most recent Week In Pop column, which includes a review of the band’s new Wasted Time LP along with news about a grip of other exciting underground artists. The review is effusive, calling Babewatch “the band here to save your faith in the systems of DIY rock & roll as […]

KAYE Talks To NYLON, Debuts at CMJ

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
KAYE Talks To NYLON, Debuts at CMJ

NYLON recently interviewed KAYE, discussing the musician’s new solo EP Honey as well as her work as a member of NYC indie pop collective San Fermin. About that band, KAYE explains how she joined it during a time when “I wasn’t totally sure if I even wanted to continue with music because I was in […]

New Music From Mainland – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
New Music From Mainland – Digital Servicing Only

Mainland, the NY-based three piece composed of enigmatic frontman Jordan Topf (vocals, guitar), Corey Mullee (guitar, synths) and Alex Pitta (bass), are preparing to release debut album Night Trials this fall. Recorded by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) at Fairfax Studios in Van Nuys, CA – formerly home to Sound […]

SoundChips and SoundFiction Feature Wages

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
SoundChips and SoundFiction Feature Wages

SoundChips has a stream of Wages’ “A Boat,” one of the diverse songs on the LA quartet’s debut LP Glace. As the site describes it, “The atmospheric nature of the vocals are so light, and the guitar chords lull you into a state of entrancement. New tones and pieces of the track are carefully placed […]

Tobias The Owl Gets Deep With M Pire

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
Tobias The Owl Gets Deep With M Pire

M Pire has published a lengthy interview with Elijah Dhavvan, whose Tobias The Owl project has been gaining steam at Radio 200. In the interview, Dhavvan delves into how his battle with leukemia fueled the creation of new LP Every Eye Is A Universe by inspiring a “personal period of growth, pensiveness, and meditation [that] […]

New Music From My Goodness – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Sep 14, 2016
New Music From My Goodness – Digital Servicing Only

Islands, the upcoming EP from Seattle’s My Goodness, illustrates a major sonic leap for the band. Formed by Seattleites Joel Schneider and Andy Lum after a chance encounter at SXSW, My Goodness has made considerable strides since recording the rocking, bluesy 2014 LP Shiver & Shake live in the studio with Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Blind Melon). […]

The News and Guide Interviews Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson

Posted on Sep 14, 2016
The News and Guide Interviews Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson

In advance of Fruit Bats’ first Wyoming concert, Jackson Hole News & Guide conducted an informative interview with band mastermind Eric D. Johnson. Explaining why he recently reclaimed the Fruit Bats name after five years of releasing music simply as EDJ, Johnson said, “I realized… that Fruit Bats is my identity or how people perceive […]