New Music from Coast Modern – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on May 24, 2016
New Music from Coast Modern – Digital Servicing Only

Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp met while working as Los Angeles-based songwriters, fellow rats in the race to land songs with mainstream pop artists. After more than two years of peddling some great, some terrible, and some very weird creations, they received little more than fleeting glances. Discouraged, Trapp escaped for the mountainous serenity of […]

Fruit Bats, Live on KUTX at 3pm CT Today, Are Reviewed by Paste Magazine

Posted on May 24, 2016
Fruit Bats, Live on KUTX at 3pm CT Today, Are Reviewed by Paste Magazine

Fruit Bats is back on the scene after a five-year absence, and the new album Absolute Loser is a complete winner. The band is going to be on Austin’s KUTX this afternoon, taking to the airwaves for a live performance starting at 3pm Central (1pm Pacific). Tune in at 98.9 FM in Austin or by going […]

Anna of the North Share “Baby” with Gorilla vs. Bear, Talk to Wonderland Mag

Posted on May 24, 2016
Anna of the North Share “Baby” with Gorilla vs. Bear, Talk to Wonderland Mag

In the new video for Anna of the North‘s “Baby,” which has premiered on Gorilla vs. Bear, singer Anna Lotterud flings herself around a bedroom while waiting by the telephone for a call that never comes. Her producer Brady Daniell-Smith adds a bit of levity to the proceedings, showing up briefly to play percussion first with his […]

Josiah, of Josiah and the Bonnevilles, Takes To the Fields in “Long Gone”

Posted on May 24, 2016
Josiah, of Josiah and the Bonnevilles, Takes To the Fields in “Long Gone”

Josiah Leming, the young and emotive powerhouse behind Josiah and the Bonnevilles, takes a walk around a rural landscape in the black-and-white video for “Long Gone.” The gorgeous, acoustically propelled tune is accompanied by similarly-gorgeous bucolic visuals that add poignancy to the slow-boiling, pensive number. Get lost in Josiah’s charismatic presence below. The Tennessee-based three […]

Anna Of The North Go for Adds

Posted on May 23, 2016
Anna Of The North Go for Adds

Although they’ve yet to release a full album, the Oslo-based duo Anna of the North has found an international audience and viral success with an epic, swooning, and ethereal sound that, according to the FADER, “brings out Scandi-pop’s sensitive side.” The project got its start when singer Anna Lotterud began to feel unsettled in life and […]

All The Real Girls Go For Adds with “Lizzie”

Posted on May 23, 2016
All The Real Girls Go For Adds with “Lizzie”

All The Real Girls is the new project from Peter Donovan, an earnest songwriter from the Pacific Northwest whose hearty, Americana-tinged work led members of Built To Spill, Death Cab For Cutie, Long Winters, Lashes, and Pell Mell to join him in creating a veritable supergroup. The band’s first album is inspired by Jo, an […]

Rogue Wave – #27 at CMJ – Talks to Noisey and Continues Tour

Posted on May 23, 2016
Rogue Wave – #27 at CMJ – Talks to Noisey and Continues Tour

In a recent interview with Noisey, Rogue Wave leader Zach Rogue confessed to feeling insecure while finishing Delusions of Grand Fur, the band’s sixth album and a return to a self-produced, experimental process of recording that the band hadn’t employed in more than a decade. “I was actually kind of terrified when it was time […]

DTCV Stream Album on Consequence of Sound, Share Download via Buzzbands

Posted on May 23, 2016
DTCV Stream Album on Consequence of Sound, Share Download via Buzzbands

If you’ve yet to hear DTCV‘s Confusion Moderne, which is a stunning fusion of post punk with 60s-era French pop, then you owe it to yourself to hop on over to Consequence of Sound and check out their full album stream. According to the site, it’s a “strangely international-sounding psych-rock record that pulls you in […]

New Music from All The Real Girls – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on May 19, 2016
New Music from All The Real Girls – Digital Servicing Only

All The Real Girls is the new project from Peter Donovan, an earnest songwriter from the Pacific Northwest whose hearty, Americana-tinged work led members of Built To Spill, Death Cab For Cutie, Long Winters, Lashes, and Pell Mell to join him in creating a veritable supergroup. The band’s first album is inspired by Jo, an […]

The So So Glos Stream Album, Feed the Street, and Hit the Road

Posted on May 19, 2016
The So So Glos Stream Album, Feed the Street, and Hit the Road

The AV Club is streaming Kamikaze, the new album from The So So Glos that the site says “is its most dynamic batch of songs yet.” In addition to the stream, the feature includes a quote from bandleader Aleksander So So Glo, who illuminates the lyrical inspirations behind the disc: “Extreme times call for extreme […]

Rogue Wave Talks With American Songwriter, Reach New CMJ Peak

Posted on May 19, 2016
Rogue Wave Talks With American Songwriter, Reach New CMJ Peak

American Songwriter has a lengthy interview with Rogue Wave, a band the site calls “one of the best things to rise from the ashes of the dot-com bubble.” In the interview, frontman Zach Rogue explains how he got into songwriting: “I was in college and some of my friends would ask me to play some […]

New Music From Anna Of The North – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on May 18, 2016
New Music From Anna Of The North – Digital Servicing Only

Although they’ve yet to release a full album, the Oslo-based duo Anna of the North has found an international audience and viral success with an epic, swooning, and ethereal sound that, according to the FADER, “brings out Scandi-pop’s sensitive side.” The project got its start when singer Anna Lotterud, who grew up in a small […]

Consequence of Sound Reviews Fruit Bats, Who Debuted at #21 on CMJ This Week!

Posted on May 18, 2016
Consequence of Sound Reviews Fruit Bats, Who Debuted at #21 on CMJ This Week!

In its recent review of Absolute Loser, Consequence of Sound says the new Fruit Bats LP “brings the best of Fruit Bats’ diverse discography together… [with a] mashup of every bit of their journey: the stunning harmonies, [bandleader Eric D.] Johnson’s voice ringing out, evocative stories, and an immediately nostalgic sound.” Reviewer Sarah Brooks praises […]

Josiah & The Bonnevilles, Looking for Debuts, Share “Cold Blood” with American Songwriter

Posted on May 18, 2016
Josiah & The Bonnevilles, Looking for Debuts, Share “Cold Blood” with American Songwriter

American Songwriter loves Josiah and the Bonnevilles, describing the band’s debut EP as “killer.” The site now has a video of the record’s title track, “Cold Blood,” along with a quote from singer Josiah Leming about the inspiration for the haunting, emotive track. Recorded live at San Diego’s Big Fish Studios, the video is interesting […]

Stereoboard Annoints Tacocat As Your New Favorite Band

Posted on May 18, 2016
Stereoboard Annoints Tacocat As Your New Favorite Band

“Summer is finally here, so you’ll be needing a new favourite band,” writes Stereoboard in a recent feature. The site’s advice? “Look no further than Tacocat.” The Seattle four-piece recently sat with the English website for a thorough interview that delves deeply into the band’s politics, love of art, sense of humor, and more. Key […]

The So So Glos Go For Adds

Posted on May 16, 2016
The So So Glos Go For Adds

On Kamikaze, The So So Glos‘ follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed Blowout, the darks are darker, the lights are lighter, the loud is louder, and the quiet is quieter. Recorded with John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes) and mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Cursive), the LP finds the grimy, snarling Brooklyn-born DIY […]

Josiah and the Bonnevilles Go For Adds

Posted on May 16, 2016
Josiah and the Bonnevilles Go For Adds

Tennessee’s Josiah and The Bonnevilles present their debut EP, Cold Blood. Comprised of four tracks co-produced and mixed by Dave Way (Fiona Apple, Paul McCartney, Macy Gray), the EP features songs from the band’s upcoming full-length album on Vagrant (Blitzen Trapper, Thrice) and showcases songwriting that is refreshingly rooted in the earnest and honest lyrics […]

KCRW and the UCSD Guardian Feature Rogue Wave, On Tour Now

Posted on May 16, 2016
KCRW and the UCSD Guardian Feature Rogue Wave, On Tour Now

Rogue Wave‘s new LP Delusions of Grand Fur debuted at #38 on the CMJ Radio 200 last week, thanks to support from stations around the country. One such station is KCRW, which featured the song “California Bride” as “Today’s Top Tune” back in April. Check out the feature, and hear the song, here. The Guardian, […]

Fruit Bats is Most Added at CMJ, Get Reviewed By American Songwriter

Posted on May 16, 2016
Fruit Bats is Most Added at CMJ, Get Reviewed By American Songwriter

American Songwriter approves of Absolute Loser, the new Fruit Bats album that is looking for a solid debut week at Radio 200 after topping last week’s New Adds chart. The album is full of “winning, uplifting music that’s inspirational, even rousing,” writes the site, as Fruit Bats “find a comfortable middle road between folk, pop […]

New Music From The So So Glos

Posted on May 12, 2016
New Music From The So So Glos

On Kamikaze, The So So Glos‘ follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed Blowout, the darks are darker, the lights are lighter, the loud is louder, and the quiet is quieter. Recorded with John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes) and mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Cursive), the LP finds the grimy, snarling Brooklyn-born DIY […]