New Music From Wallgrin – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Dec 6, 2016
New Music From Wallgrin – Digital Servicing Only

File Under: Music has released the fourth single in its One Song At A Time series, a track called “Ae’aea” from experimental-art pop project Wallgrin. The solo project of composer, violinist, and vocalist Tegan Wahlgren, Wallgrin applies her talent to exploring the space between extremes of beauty and dissonance, expressed through layers of strings and […]

Devendra Banhart Expands North American Tour

Posted on Dec 6, 2016
Devendra Banhart Expands North American Tour

We previously announced some tour dates for Devendra Banhart, whose Ape In Pink Marble reached the Top Ten at CMJ earlier this year and stayed there for weeks. Banhart recently expanded that tour to extend all the way into springtime, with dates that take the ethereal freak-folk pioneer all across the US and into Canada. […]

The Pines Play For KUMD

Posted on Dec 6, 2016
The Pines Play For KUMD

The Pines released Above The Prairie earlier this year. According to PopMatters, the album “feels like a roots art record; at times you’re asked to consider what Radiohead might sound like if driven by wood and steel rather than ones and zeros.” No Depression said the record is “a call and response between the universe […]

AmApAc Artists Are Featured On CMJ’s Year-End Charts

Posted on Dec 6, 2016
AmApAc Artists Are Featured On CMJ’s Year-End Charts

CMJ has released its year-end charts for 2016, and several A man A plan A canal artists have been included. Bowing highest on the Top 200 list is Tacocat, whose Lost Time made it to #8. In a testament to the album’s longevity at Radio 200, it’s the highest-charting album that did not peak at […]

The Flaming Lips Prep For 2017 With New Video, Annouce Tour

Posted on Dec 5, 2016
The Flaming Lips Prep For 2017 With New Video, Annouce Tour

The Flaming Lips are set to release Oczy Mlody in January, adding to their already-impressive discography of off-kilter and mind-expanding psych rock. To prepare audiences, the band has released lead single “The Castle,” and Stereogum says the song “finds the Lips veering away from the darkness that has characterized their recent albums toward gentle, beautiful […]

Cover Me Songs Premieres My Goodness’ Take On Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”

Posted on Dec 5, 2016
Cover Me Songs Premieres My Goodness’ Take On Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”

Cover Me Songs has the premiere of “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” a Tom Petty cut from Wildflowers that My Goodness recorded for their recent Islands EP. Drummer Andy Lum told the site, “We were listening to a lot of Tom Petty on our last US tour, great driving music – so we decided […]

Tacocat and Fruit Bats Land On Paste’s Year End List

Posted on Dec 5, 2016
Tacocat and Fruit Bats Land On Paste’s Year End List

2016 is coming to a close, which means it’s time for critics and fans to complete their lists of favorite albums from the past year. Medium Rotation is collecting lists from around the radio world to publish on its site, and you have until December 8 to send your list to the site. Click the […]

Hear Glory of Fruit Bats – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Dec 1, 2016
Hear Glory of Fruit Bats – Digital Servicing Only

Absolute Loser – Eric D. Johnson‘s stunning return to The Fruit Bats moniker, released earlier this year to critical acclaim and major radio success – came five years after the last Fruit Bat’s album, 2011’s Tripper. Yet The Glory of Fruit Bats, a totally new collection of originals sprinkled with a few cover songs, comes less […]

The Donkeys Kick Off Tour Tonight

Posted on Dec 1, 2016
The Donkeys Kick Off Tour Tonight

The Donkeys had a solidly successful 2016, releasing the critically-acclaimed Midnight Palms mini-LP along with a cover of the instrumental classic “Theme From The Endless Summer,” and their Twitter account is abuzz with photo clues that suggest that new recordings are on their way. The band has also announced a few more tour dates, starting […]

The So So Glos Partner With The UK’s Shelter Charity

Posted on Dec 1, 2016
The So So Glos Partner With The UK’s Shelter Charity

The So So Glos have always been a socially-conscious band, and that’s why they’ve partnered with the British-based housing and homeless charity Shelter on their current UK tour. According to Clash magazine, the band has made an agreement with venues to give free beer to fans who bring a can of food to the So […]

The AV Club Shares “The Rock Doc” By Fruit Bats, New LP Seeks CMJ Debuts

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
The AV Club Shares “The Rock Doc” By Fruit Bats, New LP Seeks CMJ Debuts

The AV Club has the premiere of “The Rock Doc,” a song on the newest Fruit Bats release, The Glory of Fruit Bats. According to the website, the limited-edition LP – Eric D. Johnson‘s second collection of new material released in 2016 – “continues Absolute Loser’s return to twangy, harmonizing form, its unfussy creation reflected […]

SF Chronicle Says Nico Muhly & Teitur Are “Wonderfully Unpredictable”

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
SF Chronicle Says Nico Muhly & Teitur Are “Wonderfully Unpredictable”

In a recent review, The San Francisco Chronicle praises Nico Muhly & Teitur‘s Confessions as “wonderfully unpredictable.” Teitur’s vocal delivery is “invested with awkward emotional resonance,” writes the paper, while composer “Muhly’s trademark blend of Renaissance England and Glassian minimalism makes a perfect partner for the sandpapery expressivity of Teitur’s singing.” Read the review here. […]

Naked Giants Curate Playlist for Bob’s Burgers’ Gene Belcher

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Naked Giants Curate Playlist for Bob’s Burgers’ Gene Belcher

The lads in Naked Giants are fans of Bob’s Burgers, and they’ve curated a Spotify playlist for Gene Belcher in a recent installment of The Grey Estates‘ Toon Tunes feature. According to the band, “this playlist gives him the right amount of introspection and self confidence that his character had as a wacky middle schooler.” […]

A man A plan A canal Selects Our Records Of The Year – Submit YOURS To Medium Rotation!

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
A man A plan A canal Selects Our Records Of The Year – Submit YOURS To Medium Rotation!

This year has been packed with wonderful records by longtime heroes as well as exciting, fresh faces. To celebrate the year of music, Medium Rotation – a collaborative radio community, aimed at bridging the gap between stations, promoters, and record labels, of which A man A plan A canal is a participant – is collecting […]

Bummed About The End of CMJ’s Year? Check Out Medium Rotation, Powered By Spinitron!

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Bummed About The End of CMJ’s Year? Check Out Medium Rotation, Powered By Spinitron!

Tomorrow is the last day of CMJ charting for the year, but it’s not the last day of charts. Medium Rotation is also running weekly charts and doesn’t plan on stopping until the middle of December. Powered by Spinitron, the Medium Rotation chart is different than CMJ; instead of relying on the individual formulas that […]

New Music From Dude York – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
New Music From Dude York – Digital Servicing Only

Dude York makes heavy pop for heavy times. The band was born in a garage in Walla Walla, Washington – a secluded berg known for long, hot summers and slow, cold winters – before singer/guitarist Peter Richards and drummer Andrew Hall moved to Seattle and met bassist Claire England. In the Emerald City, the three-piece […]

Fruit Bats Go For Adds

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
Fruit Bats Go For Adds

Absolute Loser – Eric D. Johnson‘s stunning return to the Fruit Bats moniker, released earlier this year to critical acclaim and major radio success – came five years after the last Fruit Bats’ album, 2011’s Tripper. Yet The Glory of Fruit Bats, a totally-new collection of originals sprinkled with a few cover songs, comes less than a […]

The Line Of Best Fit Says Nico Muhly & Teitur Present “Bottomless Charm”

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
The Line Of Best Fit Says Nico Muhly & Teitur Present “Bottomless Charm”

The Line Of Best Fit has given Nico Muhly & Teitur‘s Confessions 8 out of 10 stars, writing that the new LP is “chamber music for the 2016 everyman.” The review says the lyrics on the album, which are taken from confessional Youtube videos, cause a “net effect [that] is one of skewed thoughtfulness and […]

KEXP Premieres My Goodness’ “Islands”

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
KEXP Premieres My Goodness’ “Islands”

Seattle’s KEXP has long been a booster of local band My Goodness, so the station was a natural fit to premiere the band’s song “Islands” earlier this autumn. Interviewed for the feature accompanying the premiere, band members Andy Lum and Joel Schneider explained how their new material differs from their earlier music, which Music Director Don […]

W Magazine Premieres Anna Of The North’s “Us”

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
W Magazine Premieres Anna Of The North’s “Us”

W Magazine has the premiere of Anna Of The North‘s “Us” video, which is comprised of “a series of vignettes, [put together in] an attempt to depict the multiplicity of contemporary relationships.” The premiere takes note of singer Anna Lotterud‘s graphic design background, which she has employed in the clip to “underline the somber edge to […]