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 […]

Crywank Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
Crywank Goes For Adds

Anti-folk act Crywank has a new song, “Part 2,” and File Under: Music has released it – along with a video – as the sixth audio/visual single in its One Song At A Time series. Formed in the UK, the project originally started as a solo project by James Clayton before Dan Watson joined on percussion. Crywank […]

Newsweek Talks To The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne

Posted on Feb 13, 2017
Newsweek Talks To The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne

Newsweek interviewed Wayne Coyne at the “bland office” of Warner Bros. in Manhattan, where the singer, “clad in a neon vest with glittery arts-and-crafts trinkets stuck to his face, look[ed] about as out of place in this corporate environs as a god-fearing dental hygienist wandering lost through a furry convention.” Despite the odd juxtaposition, the […]

New Music From Tinariwen

Posted on Feb 9, 2017
New Music From Tinariwen

Beloved Tuareg psych-blues group, lauded by Brian Eno and Thom Yorke, returns with eighth international release featuring Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan & Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age), and guitarist Matt Sweeney (Run The Jewels, Will Oldham).   Road movies often unfold the same way, with characters traveling in search of truth while reconnecting with a past that […]

The New York Times Interviews The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne

Posted on Feb 9, 2017
The New York Times Interviews The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne

The New York Times has an illuminative interview with Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne, who discusses how new album Oczy Mlody is full of “emotional outbursts” that he can’t even fully explain. Elsewhere, Coyne tells the Times how he feels about David Bowie‘s death (“Bowie was already in a realm of the mythical character, like […]

CoS Shares Kan Wakan Single

Posted on Feb 9, 2017
CoS Shares Kan Wakan Single

Consequence of Sound has the new single from Kan Wakan, called “I Had To Laugh,” which follows last year’s Molasses EP and continues Kan Wakan’s momentum as he builds up to the release of his upcoming 3-LP Phantasmagoria album. “The fresh single,” writes CoS, “showcases the blend of organic and electronic production Kan Wakan has […]

New Music From San Fermin – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Feb 8, 2017
New Music From San Fermin – Digital Servicing Only

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 […]