New Music From Slam Dunk – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Mar 23, 2017
New Music From Slam Dunk – Digital Servicing Only

File Under: Music has released “F*cking Around” by Slam Dunk, the next audio/visual single in its One Song At A Time series. It’s the first new recording from Slam Dunk released since 2012, although the intervening years have been busy for the band – they’ve toured the world, opened for Built to Spill and collaborated […]

Impose Shares Video From Joseph And The Beasts

Posted on Mar 23, 2017
Impose Shares Video From Joseph And The Beasts

Impose Magazine has the video for “Tangled Tern,” one of the many standout tracks on Joseph & The Beasts’ excellent LP Gold Light. Writing about the clip, Impose says, “This dynamic, electronic vista could just as easily been set to the backdrop of an interplanetary voyage. As a yellow, fluidic substance brings holographic models to […]

Naked Giants Play KEXP

Posted on Mar 23, 2017
Naked Giants Play KEXP

Naked Giants recently did a set for KEXP‘s morning show, performing a couple of songs from their R.I.P. EP as well as a couple of new tracks the band is currently preparing for an upcoming release. The band also chats with host John Richards, who has been a fan of the band for a while […]

New Music from Mount Eerie – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Mar 21, 2017
New Music from Mount Eerie – Digital Servicing Only

Phil Elverum started releasing music as The Microphones more than two decades ago, finding critical acclaim under the umbrella of K Records (which released The Glow Pt. 2, named the best album of 2001 by Pitchfork) before changing his moniker to Mount Eerie. Elverum left K Records and began releasing everything himself, building a self-contained small […]

The New York Times and NPR Feature The Magnetic Fields

Posted on Mar 21, 2017
The New York Times and NPR Feature The Magnetic Fields

The picture atop the New York Times‘ new feature on The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt depicts a man surrounded by a colorful collection of odd instruments, more than 50 of which appear on his new album 50 Song Memoir. The Times details the backstory behind that album, which chronicles the beloved singer’s life in year-by-year […]

Dude York Plays PressureDrop.tv, Earns “Song of the Day” Honors at The Current

Posted on Mar 21, 2017
Dude York Plays PressureDrop.tv, Earns “Song of the Day” Honors at The Current

According to PressureDrop.tv, Dude York has “the power trio thing down, with catchy riffs to go with hummable songwriting, and style to spare. We all need an anthem or two these days, so who better to deliver than the self-described ‘America’s band?’” The band played a seven-song set for the web series, rocking at an […]

The Sh*t Says Viktor Fiction Is The Sh*t

Posted on Mar 21, 2017
The Sh*t Says Viktor Fiction Is The Sh*t

According to popular web log The Sh*t, Viktor Fiction leader Dave Trumfio is a huge talent who shouldn’t be missed in concert. Trumfio first came to attention with the Pulsars, a new wave revival act whose sound The Sh*t describes as “more addictive than a methamphetamine Pez dispenser.” Says the blog, Viktor Fiction “is everything […]

The Magnetic Fields Go For Adds

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
The Magnetic Fields Go For Adds

Stephin Merritt has one of indie rock’s most distinctive voices, a deadpan bass tone that features prominently on the eleven albums he’s written and recorded as The Magnetic Fields. Merritt has also released albums under his own name as well as with the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes; composed original music and lyrics for […]

AllMusic Reviews Dude York, Whose LP Is Surging At NACC!

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
AllMusic Reviews Dude York, Whose LP Is Surging At NACC!

AllMusic says that Dude York‘s Sincerely is “a great modern rock album that’s indebted to the past but not tied to it. Dude York have come a long way and judging by this album, they’ve arrived.” In a glowing review, the site favorably compares the band to heroes like Weezer and Built To Spill. Like […]

The Flaming Lips, Called “Breathtakingly Crazy” by the NY Post, Play Colbert

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
The Flaming Lips, Called “Breathtakingly Crazy” by the NY Post, Play Colbert

“The Flaming Lips are still breathtakingly crazy,” writes The New York Post, which recently sent a reviewer to take in a recent performance by the band in New York. “Almost every moment of their one hour, 45 minute set at Terminal 5 on Thursday was a wonderfully vibrant, and often surreal assault on all known senses,” […]

KAYE Performs on Balcony TV

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
KAYE Performs on Balcony TV

KAYE recently stopped by The Monarch Rooftop Lounge in Manhattan to perform a version of “Armies” for Balcony TV. The song is culled from KAYE’s debut EP, Honey, which features a more-electric version of the song than the one played at the Monarch. Enjoy Charlene Kaye and her band in a relatively stripped-down setting below. […]

New Music From The Magnetic Fields!

Posted on Mar 15, 2017
New Music From The Magnetic Fields!

Stephin Merritt has one of indie rock’s most distinctive voices, a deadpan bass tone that features prominently on the eleven albums he’s written and recorded as The Magnetic Fields. Merritt has also released albums under his own name as well as with the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes; composed original music and lyrics for […]

Sounds So Beautiful Is Really Into Melody Federer

Posted on Mar 15, 2017
Sounds So Beautiful Is Really Into Melody Federer

Sounds So Beautiful has effusive praise for Melody Federer, calling her voice “the quintessence of emotion” and writing that she “incarnates freedom” and is “so intimate and touching, she’d make you break down and cry.” The site’s feature on Federer’s new album, When The Dogwoods Bloom, also includes embeds of two of the album’s videos. […]

Impose Premieres Joseph & The Beasts Video

Posted on Mar 15, 2017
Impose Premieres Joseph & The Beasts Video

“Joseph and the Beasts champion a compelling harmony of textured vocals, and experimental soundscapes,” writes Impose, which hosts the premiere of the band’s “Tangled Tern” video. According to the site, “This dynamic, electronic vista could just as easily been set to the backdrop of an interplanetary voyage. As a yellow, fluidic substance brings holographic models to […]

The Quietus Interviews Tinariwen

Posted on Mar 15, 2017
The Quietus Interviews Tinariwen

The Quietus has an illuminating interview with Tinariwen bassist Eyadou Ag Leche, who opens up about the group’s history, its homeland, and how these have impacted their new album Elwan. The band – which Ag Leche says started as “an open family of poets and musicians who were performing only for their friends and later on […]

GRMLN Goes For Adds

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
GRMLN Goes For Adds

GRMLN is the musical project of Yoodoo Park, a 24-year-old guitarist and producer from Kyoto, Japan who spent several of his formative years studying and performing in California. His earliest recordings got the attention of Carpark Records, which released 2012’s Explore EP, 2013’s Empire LP, and 2014’s Soon Away LP. Park’s sound has evolved steadily […]

Dude York, Seeking a New NACC Peak, Gets Props From The Seattle Times

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
Dude York, Seeking a New NACC Peak, Gets Props From The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times describes Dude York‘s sound as “hefty, hooky-rock” in a recent feature previewing their local record release show for new album Sincerely, which the paper calls “a payoff for what’s long been one of the city’s hardest-working bands.” After positing that Indie Rock has been in a rut for a while, the Times […]

Director Rich Bernett Shares Joseph And The Beasts’ “Tangled Tern” Video

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
Director Rich Bernett Shares Joseph And The Beasts’ “Tangled Tern” Video

On aescripts + aeplugins, a website about 2D and 3D software packages used by video makers, director Rich Bernett has posted a step-by-step behind-the-scenes walkthrough of his video for Joseph & The Beasts‘ “Tangled Tern.” It’s a cool piece for anyone who is interested in learning a bit about video production, and the attached video […]

Stereogum Streams Rogue Wave’s Cover Me

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
Stereogum Streams Rogue Wave’s Cover Me

Stereogum has a full album stream of Cover Me, a fun new collection of Eighties-era covers by Rogue Wave. The album was recorded as the indie rock darlings were prepping for the recording of the band’s 2016 LP Delusions of Grand Fur. After years of going to the studio to make albums, they decided to […]

New Music From GRMLN – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Mar 7, 2017
New Music From GRMLN – Digital Servicing Only

GRMLN is the musical project of Yoodoo Park, a 24-year-old guitarist and producer from Kyoto, Japan who spent several of his formative years studying and performing in California. His earliest recordings got the attention of Carpark Records, which released 2012’s Explore EP, 2013’s Empire LP, and 2014’s Soon Away LP. Park’s sound has evolved steadily […]

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