New Music from Wages

Posted on Jul 28, 2016
New Music from Wages

Though Glace is Wages’ first full-length, the compositional maturity and arrangements found across its 11 tracks reflect the long, fruitful journey the Los Angeles-based band has taken to get here. At the band’s core are Nick Byron Campbell and James DeDakis, two instrumental polymaths who began their collaboration across the continent in a band called Arizona. […]

The So So Glos Talk to Dead Press!

Posted on Jul 28, 2016
The So So Glos Talk to Dead Press!

The So So Glos are getting ready to launch Kamikaze in the UK, and they’ve done a round of press with British outlets to get the limeys excited about an album that has already turned heads in the US by earning the Glos critical accolades and a new peak (#33) on the CMJ Radio 200. […]

Coast Modern Play “Guru” at Radio K

Posted on Jul 28, 2016
Coast Modern Play “Guru” at Radio K

Coast Modern recently paid a visit to Minnesota’s Radio K, performing a few of its songs in-studio for broadcast over the air. The band – which has expanded from a duo to a four-piece on its current tour – was in excellent form, and played flawless renditions of its popular songs with energy and jovial […]

Elmore Magazine Likes To Emmylou

Posted on Jul 28, 2016
Elmore Magazine Likes To Emmylou

“To Emmylou is filled with the passion, talent and dedication that encompasses [Emmylou] Harris herself,” writes Elmore Magazine in a recent review of the 11-track tribute to one of the queens of country music. Giving it an 85 on a scale of 100, and the record “a solid effort both because of content and production,” […]

New Music From Kuroma

Posted on Jul 27, 2016
New Music From Kuroma

Kuroma, the Georgia-based affiliates of MGMT and The Whigs whose 2015 album Kuromarama charmed listeners with its candy-coated psychedelic sound, is returning this fall with The Dark Horse Rides Again. The band, which has toured with Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, The Walkmen, and more, has been growing upwardly since its 2007 full-length debut Paris, and the new LP […]

Noisey Shares Fences’ “Buffalo Feet”

Posted on Jul 27, 2016
Noisey Shares Fences’ “Buffalo Feet”

Noisey has premiered “Buffalo Feet,” the first single from Fences‘ upcoming EP To The Tall Trembling Trees. “Don’t let the fact that he looks like an extra from Sons Of Anarchy fool you,” writes the site, “because Chris Mansfield is a pretty sensitive dude.” That sensitivity is on display on “Buffalo Feet,” a standout track […]

Paste Names Fruit Bats Among the Best of 2016

Posted on Jul 27, 2016
Paste Names Fruit Bats Among the Best of 2016

Paste Magazine has declared Fruit Bats‘ Absolute Loser to be one of “The 25 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far),” an accolade that puts Fruit Bats in the company of people like Kanye West, Sturgill Simpson, Beyoncé, and David Bowie. “The album, as cohesive and strong top to bottom as anything frontman Eric D. Johnson […]

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… […]