KEXP Reviews Dude York’s Holiday LP

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
KEXP Reviews Dude York’s Holiday LP

KEXP has declared Christmas “the most pop-punk of holidays,” which explains why Dude York has issued a Christmas LP this season. Writes the station, “In the spectrum of holidays, Christmas hits with the same immediacy and mass appeal as its kindred spirit genre — both also have some serious haters who just ‘don’t get it, […]

UPROXX Interviews Mickey Hart

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
UPROXX Interviews Mickey Hart

Mickey Hart, who has been in the Grateful Dead for five decades and has won several Grammys for his solo percussive work, says his new album RAMU might be “the best record” he’s made. This is according to an interview with UPROXX, which talked to the prolific musician about the album’s creation as well as […]

The Barr Brothers Explain Queens Of the Breakers To WaPo

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
The Barr Brothers Explain Queens Of the Breakers To WaPo

The Washington Post reports that the process behind The Barr Brothers‘ The Queens Of The Breakers was neither smooth nor effortless. As the band “raced to finish their third album,” the paper writes, “they had two other deadlines looming. They were renovating a house they had just bought together and Andrew’s wife was due to give […]

The Grammys Nominate Tinariwen For Best World Music Album

Posted on Dec 7, 2017
The Grammys Nominate Tinariwen For Best World Music Album

One of the great pleasures of our year has been working with Tinariwen, the North African collective whose album Elwan did well at both Radio 200 and the World chart. In recent years, the group’s homeland in a Saharan mountain range has been transformed into a conflict zone. While the songs on Elwan evoke those […]

Overcoats Add Tour Dates and Interview with Scarlet and Black

Posted on Dec 7, 2017
Overcoats Add Tour Dates and Interview with Scarlet and Black

Scarlet and Black has an interview with Overcoats, whose debut album Young is currently at radio with a deluxe edition featuring two additional songs. In the interview, the duo delves into their origin. According to band member Hana Elion, “we bonded over mutual love of anthropology and cheese puffs.” JJ Mitchell, her musical co-conspirator, added, […]

NYLON Premieres L.A. Witch’s “Drive Your Car” Video

Posted on Dec 7, 2017
NYLON Premieres L.A. Witch’s “Drive Your Car” Video

“Nothing,” writes NYLON in a sensational headline, “is as cool as L.A. Witch‘s ‘Drive Your Car’ video.” The clip, for a track taken from the band’s self-titled debut on Suicide Squeeze, is “as effortlessly cool as they come. Who knew all you’d need was some badass whips, a killer all-black wardrobe, and an unbothered attitude […]

Camille Shares Pitchfork Playlist Highlighting Voice and Percussion

Posted on Dec 7, 2017
Camille Shares Pitchfork Playlist Highlighting Voice and Percussion

French singer/performer Camille has garnered quite a bit of praise for the delicate and innovative manipulations of voice and percussion that she employs so effectively on her new album OUÏ.  She’s now created a new Spotify playlist titled Voix et Percussion (Voice and Percussion), from a mix she made for Pitchfork Radio in partnership with Sonos during […]

Billboard Interviews Mickey Hart and Shares “Auctioneers”

Posted on Dec 4, 2017
Billboard Interviews Mickey Hart and Shares “Auctioneers”

“I didn’t want it to sound like a standard record by any stretch of the imagination,” former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart recently told Billboard about his new solo release RAMU. “I didn’t want to use cliche elements that you would normally put in a pop or rock ‘n’ roll (album)… I pulled out a […]

The Stranger Celebrates The Holidays With Dude York, On Tour Now

Posted on Dec 4, 2017
The Stranger Celebrates The Holidays With Dude York, On Tour Now

When you got your copy of Dude York's new album Halftime For The Holidays, was your first reaction to ask, "What the f*ck?" Well, that's exactly what a patron at a local Seattle JCPenney asked the band as they left the store this summer carrying armloads of Santas and sports memorabilia. They'd been there to […]

The Boston Globe Explores The Barr Brothers’ New England Roots

Posted on Dec 4, 2017
The Boston Globe Explores The Barr Brothers’ New England Roots

The Barr Brothers are a Canadian band, but brothers Andrew and Brad Barr weren’t born in the Great White North. Rather, they got their start in New England. “In the mid-’90s, as Berklee College students,” writes The Boston Globe, “they rocked [local venues] the Middle East, the Paradise, and Somerville Theatre” in an “avant-rock jam-trio” […]

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed Loves SISTERS’ Wait Don’t Wait

Posted on Dec 4, 2017
A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed Loves SISTERS’ Wait Don’t Wait

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed has a review of SISTERS’ new LP Wait Don’t Wait, calling the collection “a lively set of indie-pop. In fact, the band manages to hop over a few genre labels with a nice sort of ease.” The review compares the Portland-based duo to The Eurythmics and says Wait Don’t Wait […]

Hear Our Holiday Playlist, Featuring Dude York and More, on Spotify

Posted on Nov 30, 2017
Hear Our Holiday Playlist, Featuring Dude York and More, on Spotify

Dude York‘s “Break Up Holiday” is your newest seasonal anthem, with soaring pop punk melodies and wry lyrics about heartbreak at Yuletide. The song opens up the brand new A man A plan A canal Holiday Playlist on Spotify, featuring Christmas and Hanukkah music from AmApAc-associated acts as well as some other holiday classics chosen […]

New Video From Overcoats on NPR – Touring With Tennis in 2018

Posted on Nov 30, 2017
New Video From Overcoats on NPR – Touring With Tennis in 2018

NPR’s First Watch recently shared the video for “I Don’t Believe In Us,” one of two bonus tracks appended to the new deluxe edition of Overcoats‘ stunning 2017 debut, Young. Writes NPR, “The song’s pastel-colored music video, co-directed by Aaron Vasquez and Sinjun Strom, daydreams of liberation from circumstances which no longer fulfill us. Cycling […]

Tom Tom Mag Talks with L.A. Witch’s Ellie English – KEXP Features “Baby In Blue Jeans”

Posted on Nov 30, 2017
Tom Tom Mag Talks with L.A. Witch’s Ellie English – KEXP Features “Baby In Blue Jeans”

Tom Tom Mag, a fantastic webzine focusing on “drummers, music, and feminism,” calls L.A. Witch “psychedelic, haunting, swirling, hazy, [and] intoxicating… The moment the needle hits their self-titled debut, there’s a time warp to a familiar unknown.” The band has just completed a US tour, and Tom Tom talked to drummer Ellie English about touring, […]

Mount Eerie and The Magnetic Fields Make Early Year-End Lists

Posted on Nov 30, 2017
Mount Eerie and The Magnetic Fields Make Early Year-End Lists

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of 2017, but it is. And along with the ending of the years comes the annual onslaught of Year-End lists. We’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of very talented artists this year who definitely deserve recognition, and we’re please that Mount Eerie and […]

Dude York, On Tour, Brings Holiday Spirit To Stereogum

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Dude York, On Tour, Brings Holiday Spirit To Stereogum

A lot of bands do album streams these days, and Dude York is no exception. But since their new LP Halftime For The Holidays is so Very Special, the Seattle-based trio went even further than a stream by adding a visual of a festive Yule Log so listeners can get into the visual feel of […]

Bandsintown Gives SISTERS a Big Break and Shares “Scene Here”

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Bandsintown Gives SISTERS a Big Break and Shares “Scene Here”

Bandsintown has chosen SISTERS for a “Big Break” feature, hosting the exclusive premiere of the band’s new video. Also included is an interview with the duo about their new album Wait Don’t Wait and how they remain relentlessly positive in the face of recent dark political and cultural events. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the band’s residence […]

Relix Loves Mickey Hart’s New LP

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Relix Loves Mickey Hart’s New LP

“On his latest solo release, RAMU, Mickey Hart’s created a deliciously meandering, melodic exploration, with a whole cast of more contemporary voices adding some ecstatically fun spice to the global drum experience.” This is according to Relix, which reviewed the former Grateful Dead drummer’s new record – a “12-song collection [of] total, free-wheeling fun—all lunging […]

Paste Features The Barr Brothers, Who Are On Tour Now

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Paste Features The Barr Brothers, Who Are On Tour Now

“Queens of the Breakers,” writes Paste of the newest album from The Barr Brothers, “holds fast to hope and shows both a continuation and an evolution for one of the most creative bands out there today.” According to the site, the album runs the stylistic gamut “from American blues and acoustic folk to digi-percussion 808s and psychedelic […]

Dude York Goes For Adds

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Dude York Goes For Adds

Dude York’s 2017 has been one for the history books. The trio of Peter Richards (guitar, vocals), Claire England (bass, vocals) and Andrew Hall (drums, vocals) crashed out of the gates with Sincerely, a finely crafted set of punky power pop that perfectly balanced brattiness with introspection while bleeding anthemic riffs and hooks. That record took […]

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