Fences New Single Going for Adds

Posted on Jul 25, 2016
Fences New Single Going for Adds

As Fences, Chris Mansfield pours his everything into writing musical missives that hold a mirror to his foibles and his confusion. Drawn to experimental jazz, he ignored pop and rock music as a young man and went to school at the prestigious Berklee College of Music to study double bass. It was there that a […]

All The Real Girls Going for Top 100 at CMJ

Posted on Jul 25, 2016
All The Real Girls Going for Top 100 at CMJ

All The Real Girls‘ Elk City skyrocketed 50-plus spots up the Radio 200 chart last week to #128! New stations are discovering the band’s Bright Eyes-like sound every week. Thanks to these stations for giving the band chart support over the past couple weeks: KFAI, KAOS, KRSC, KTUH, WVIA, WUNH, WVMM, CHMR, KAFM, KGNU, Ohio.fm, WCNI, WLFR, […]

No Depression Applauds To Emmylou

Posted on Jul 25, 2016
No Depression Applauds To Emmylou

“Attempting to emulate the an Americana goddess like Emmylou Harris is no mean feat,” writes the seminal alt.country magazine No Depression, “but the mostly unknown artists that contribute to To Emmylou do an especially impressive job of serving up songs associated with today’s reigning queen of country.”  In a review of the compilation, the magazine […]

The So So Glos Debut “Dancing Industry” in the UK with Kerrang!

Posted on Jul 25, 2016
The So So Glos Debut “Dancing Industry” in the UK with Kerrang!

New York’s critically-acclaimed rockers The So So Glos are taking their success across the pond and have premiered the track “Dancing Industry” with UK magazine Kerrang! The emphatic tune is the lead single from the band’s album, Kamikaze, which came out this summer in the US and is set for a September 30th release date in […]

New Music From Fences – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
New Music From Fences – Digital Servicing Only

As Fences, Chris Mansfield pours his everything into writing musical missives that hold a mirror to his foibles, his heart, his hurt, and his confusion. Drawn to experimental jazz, he ignored pop and rock music as a young man and went to school at the prestigious Berklee College of Music to study double bass. It […]

KAYE Talks With Billboard About Her Weezer-inspired Video

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
KAYE Talks With Billboard About Her Weezer-inspired Video

In an interview with Billboard, Charlene Kaye breaks down her new solo project, KAYE, which marks “the full breadth of her influences — finding a balance between her love of both Destiny’s Child and Nine Inch Nails.” She also talks about the process of making the video for her single “Honey.” The video, “a shot-for-shot […]

PopMatters Reviews Fruit Bats’ Absolute Loser

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
PopMatters Reviews Fruit Bats’ Absolute Loser

The newest Fruit Bats album, Absolute Loser, received a terrific review from Matthew Fiander of PopMatters. In his review, Flander offers praise to the album along with its impact on Fruit Bats’ legacy. He notes, “Fruit Bats add to their already impressive collection of memorable, even timeless, pop songs. The best stuff on Absolute Loser provides a welcome return of […]

To Emmylou – A Tribute to Emmylou Harris – Goes for Adds

Posted on Jul 18, 2016
To Emmylou – A Tribute to Emmylou Harris – Goes for Adds

The debut release from Fleeing Ghost Records, To Emmylou is a tribute album featuring 10 rising Los Angeles bands covering 11 songs written or co-written by country legend Emmylou Harris. Long celebrated for her exquisite voice and unique phrasing, this tribute is meant to shine a light on her impeccable record as one of the […]

When You Motor Away Reviews All The Real Girls

Posted on Jul 18, 2016
When You Motor Away Reviews All The Real Girls

All the Real Girls‘ album Elk City has received a positive review from When You Motor Away, which praises the album for delivering “on multiple levels: Great stories; rock guitar shredding; pastoral twang; and top quality performances.” The review spends some time parsing through the album’s origin story and pointing out a few highlights, although […]

Futurebirds Talk to Gear Patrol, Start Tour

Posted on Jul 18, 2016
Futurebirds Talk to Gear Patrol, Start Tour

In a recent interview with Gear Patrol, Futurebirds guitarist Daniel Womack said, “I want [people], when they hear us, to think, these guys are singing about something, they’re passionate. They sing from the gut.” The quote came from a conversation that Womack and Futurebirds singer Carter King had with the website about the state of […]

WBEZ Reviews Tacocat – On Tour Now!

Posted on Jul 18, 2016
WBEZ Reviews Tacocat – On Tour Now!

Chicago’s famed WBEZ has jumped on the Tacocat bandwagon, featuring the fierce Seattle four-piece on Sound Opinions and lauding the band for its “fondness for pop culture silliness, palindromes, and delightfully effervescent garage-pop melodies.” Seasoned rock critic Jim DeRogatis loves Tacocat’s brand of feminism mixed with “sugary fun” – check out his feature here! The band is […]

To Emmylou (A Tribute to Emmylou Harris) featuring The Silver Lake Chorus and more – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Jul 13, 2016
To Emmylou (A Tribute to Emmylou Harris) featuring The Silver Lake Chorus and more – Digital Servicing Only

The debut release from Fleeing Ghost Records, To Emmylou is a tribute album featuring 10 rising Los Angeles bands covering 11 songs written or co-written by country legend Emmylou Harris. Long celebrated for her exquisite voice and unique phrasing, this tribute is meant to shine a light on her impeccable record as one of the […]

The AV Club Premieres KAYE’s Weezer-inspired Video For “Honey”

Posted on Jul 13, 2016
The AV Club Premieres KAYE’s Weezer-inspired Video For “Honey”

The AV Club has KAYE‘s debut video, a recreation of the video Weezer made to promote Weezer (The Blue Album) standout “Undone – The Sweater Song.” That video, directed by Spike Jonze, launched the band’s MTV career back in 1994 — and Charlene Kaye was one of its biggest fans. “Weezer was the soundtrack to… […]

The Cave Singers Announce US & Canada Dates

Posted on Jul 13, 2016
The Cave Singers Announce US & Canada Dates

The Cave Singers are getting ready to set out on another set of tour dates, hitting some Mountain West locations in the US and Canada. The band, which released Banshee earlier this year and has been performing relentlessly since then, puts on a fantastic live show that’s not to be missed! Give it a few […]

Paste Praises All The Real Girls, Who Are Looking For CMJ Chart Momentum This Week

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
Paste Praises All The Real Girls, Who Are Looking For CMJ  Chart Momentum This Week

In its recent review of All The Real Girls‘ excellent debut Elk City, Paste Magazine was quite effusive. On the album’s title track, the magazine says, “you get a faint glimmer of what makes All the Real Girls so special.” Comparing bandleader Peter Donovan to Conor Oberst and Elliott Smith, Paste says the album features […]

Stereogum Shares So So Glos Video

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
Stereogum Shares So So Glos Video

Stereogum has picked up the video for “Dancing Industry,” the lead track on The So So Glos‘ nearly-flawless new album Kamikaze. The guerilla-shot video celebrates New York’s culture, featuring a breakdancing crew and a good deal of unwitting subway passengers. “It’s a lot of fun,” writes the site, “and this particular dance crew is more […]

Rogue Wave Visit Comedy Bang Bang

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
Rogue Wave Visit Comedy Bang Bang

Rogue Wave recently stopped by the Comedy Bang Bang podcast and talked with host Scott Aukerman as well as special guests Haley Joel Osment and Lauren Lapkus. Everyone interacts with each other in this fun, comedic free-for-all that finds Rogue Wave showing off their humorous side and also performing some stripped-down versions of tracks from their […]

NYLON and Daily Beat Feature Coast Modern’s “Hollow Life”

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
NYLON and Daily Beat Feature Coast Modern’s “Hollow Life”

NYLON is hosting a stream of Coast Modern‘s “Hollow Life,” a song about wallowing in frustration and waiting for inspiration before it finally hits. The stream is accompanied by a quote from the band explaining its origin: “There are days in L.A. where, as amazing as it is, it reaches a boiling point and you get […]

All The Real Girls Share “Elk City” Video

Posted on Jul 4, 2016
All The Real Girls Share “Elk City” Video

Elk City, the debut release from Seattle’s All The Real Girls, is an epic accomplishment of musical storytelling. It’s fitting, therefore, that the band’s first promotional clip is an epic video. Directed by Tucker Wysong and featuring a huge cast alongside gorgeous visuals, “Elk City” depicts a religious revival that takes a sinister twist. Watch it […]

NYLON Premieres Anna of the North Video

Posted on Jul 4, 2016
NYLON Premieres Anna of the North Video

NYLON recently posted the premiere of the “Baby” video by Anna of the North, the Scandanavian bedroom pop duo the magazine says it’s “grown quite fond of.” “The twirling, synthesized song is about being in love with someone even though you’re not sure how they feel about you,” writes NYLON, and it “feeds off that […]