Naked Giants Play For KBVR

Posted on Feb 22, 2017
Naked Giants Play For KBVR

Naked Giants are currently tearing through a US tour, and fans can get a preview of what to expect from their furious live show by checking out a recent session they recorded for KBVR in Corvallis, Oregon. This isn’t a mini-set; the band played a full six songs in Corvallis, and their frenetic and colorful presence […]

Dude York Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Dude York Goes For Adds

Hardly Art debut by sweaty, garage, power pop trio that mixes crunchy riffs with ringing hooks. Produced by John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Cloud Nothings, Los Campesinos!) 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, […]

Viktor Fiction Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Viktor Fiction Goes For Adds

Veteran producer/engineer (Ty Segall, Wilco, Built to Spill, Jesus and Mary Chain) releases an EP of darkwave and 80s synthy post-punk in advance of a US tour opening for Moving Units. Of Pulsar’s self-titled debut, released in 1997, Trouser Press wrote, “The album is one of the singular accomplishments of the 1990s.” Now, Dave Trumfio […]

Rogue Wave Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Rogue Wave Goes For Adds

Top 20 CMJ band returns with inventive and Casio keyboard renditions of 80s classics from the likes of The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, Genesis, Cyndi Lauper, Echo & the Bunnymen, Pete Townsend, ZZ Top, Genesis, and more.  Cover Me, a collection of 1980s covers by Rogue Wave that was originally released in an incredibly-limited edition for Record Store […]

Greyface’s Jutty Taylor Talks with The Vinyl District

Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Greyface’s Jutty Taylor Talks with The Vinyl District

“I love that the ritual of playing an LP facilitates conversation,” says Greyface singer/bassist Jutty Taylor in a recent interview with The Vinyl District. “The opposite of an ADD youtube ‘DJ-off’ where everyone is obsessively considering their next choice… I propose that we let folks like Fleetwood Mac tell us how the next 49 minutes […]

Tinariwen NPR First Listen Feature

Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Tinariwen NPR First Listen Feature

NPR has a review of Tinariwen‘s new album Elwan, which includes guest contributions from Kurt Vile as well as members of Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age. “But that’s all a sideshow,” NPR asserts, writing that “the main draw continues to be Tinariwen itself — with the band’s swirling guitars, rhythms inspired by the […]

New Music From Dude York

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
New Music From Dude York

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 […]

New Music From Rogue Wave – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
New Music From Rogue Wave – Digital Servicing Only

Cover Me, a collection of 1980s covers by Rogue Wave that was originally released in an incredibly-limited edition for Record Store Day in 2016 and is now available with bonus tracks via Easy Sound Recording Company, was actually recorded before the band’s popular 2016 LP Delusions of Grand Fur. “This album started as a means […]

The Bluegrass Situation Praises Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
The Bluegrass Situation Praises Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

The Bluegrass Situation has selected the duo of Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau for an “Artist Of The Month” feature, drawing attention to their excellent self-titled debut LP. The feature starts by explaining how unique the mandolin and piano combination is; after all, “the repertoire for mandolin and piano isn’t exactly teeming with arrangements. Compared […]

Greyface Jams In The Van

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
Greyface Jams In The Van

Greyface was recently invited to perform for Jam In The Van, and the LA three-piece delivered with a trio of spot-on performances of songs from the band’s new debut LP, Greyola. The band jumped into the solar-powered recording studio last month, recording versions of “Delilah,” “What Did You Lose?” and “Thank The Light.” Watch “Delilah” […]

Northwest Music Scene Praises Naked Giants As They Hit The Road

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
Northwest Music Scene Praises Naked Giants As They Hit The Road

Northwest Music Scene has high praise for Naked Giants, writing that “you can hear how strong the dynamic is between the whole band” on new EP R.I.P., “and it’s really clear that they put their whole soul into making a song come alive.” The review cites the band’s punk energy, noting that that they don’t […]

The Flaming Lips Extend Tour

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
The Flaming Lips Extend Tour

The Flaming Lips have added a few more dates to their spring tour of North America in support of Oczy Mlody, extending the run into May and giving fans on the West Coast an opportunity to check out the band’s manic and magical stage performance. See their new itinerary and listen to “We A Famly” below:   […]

Kuroma’s Hank Sullivant Writes For Relix

Posted on Feb 15, 2017
Kuroma’s Hank Sullivant Writes For Relix

“Every single time I have hit a creative stride,” writes Kuroma‘s Hank Sullivant in a recent guest essay for Relix, “it has been during a prolonged period of time living in Athens [Georgia].” In the essay, Sullivant explains his love for what he calls “The Classic City,” even he’s spent a lot of time in […]

New Music From Viktor Fiction – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Feb 14, 2017
New Music From Viktor Fiction – Digital Servicing Only

Veteran producer/engineer (Ty Segall, Wilco, Built to Spill, Jesus and Mary Chain) releases an EP of darkwave and 80s synthy post-punk in advance of a US tour opening for Moving Units.     Of Pulsar’s self-titled debut, released in 1997, Trouser Press wrote, “The album is one of the singular accomplishments of the 1990s– with […]

Diffuser Talks To The Flaming Lips

Posted on Feb 14, 2017
Diffuser Talks To The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are among the “most experimental, and original, recording artists in music,” writes The Diffuser in a recent feature on the band that includes an interview with singer Wayne Coyne. Conducted before a Lips show in Switzerland, the interview begins by touching upon how the Lips balance their studio and live iterations and […]

KXSC Reviews Surf Curse’s Live Show

Posted on Feb 14, 2017
KXSC Reviews Surf Curse’s Live Show

Whitney Joy, a DJ at the University of Southern California’s KXSC, made a trip to the opposite side of LA to see Surf Curse at their recent record release party for Nothing Yet. It was an amazing show, she wrote in a review, and an example of “music at its finest and most genuine.” We’ve […]

Tinariwen Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
Tinariwen Goes For Adds

Beloved Tuareg psych-blues group, lauded by Brian Eno and Thom Yorke, returns with they’re eighth international release featuring Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan & Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age), and guitarist Matt Sweeney (Run The Jewels, Cat Power).       Tinariwen‘s Elwan comes from a band that has been triumphantly touring the world at the same time as the frontiers that […]

Blake Hazard Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
Blake Hazard Goes For Adds

Blake Hazard started playing the subways of New York City in her teens, graduating to playing smaller clubs in the city before making her way to Boston to study at Harvard University. There, she continued to play live, eventually starting a relationship with John Dragonetti and moving to LA with him. They broke up, but reunited after […]

San Fermin Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
San Fermin Goes For Adds

Scheduled for release this April, San Fermin’s new Belong LP marks a shift in songwriting perspective for bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone. “In the past I’d usually write through characters from books or movies, as a way to try to distance myself from what I was writing about,” says the Brooklyn-based artist. “As I’ve become more confident […]

Overcoats Go For Adds

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
Overcoats Go For Adds

Overcoats, ranked #3 in last year’s NPR Listeners Poll of favorite new artists, is a duo of former college roommates Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. The two were drawn to each other when they first met as teenagers in 2011, finding connection in a love of diverse musical styles and forging a closeness that verges on sisterhood. Both women describe […]