New Music From Young Empires – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on May 28, 2015
New Music From Young Empires – Digital Servicing Only

Toronto-based indie pop outfit Young Empires is set to follow up their EP, Wake All My Youth, with a debut full-length album later this year. Between tours, Young Empires have been working relentlessly to refine their sound as a group, devoting all their energy to their much-anticipated debut album. To give us a taste of […]

Built To Spill Interview with SPIN Magazine – New CMJ Peak

Posted on May 28, 2015
Built To Spill Interview with SPIN Magazine – New CMJ Peak

Indie rock legends Built to Spill are at it again with a new album, Untethered Moon, along with hilarious videos for “Living Zoo” and “Never Be the Same” as well as a nationwide tour. Yet the band’s singer and virtuosic lead guitarist, Doug Martsch, was not too busy to sit down with SPIN Magazine for […]

NEEDS Album stream on Exclaim – Review of Debut Album – June Canadian Tour – Looking for CMJ Debut

Posted on May 28, 2015
NEEDS Album stream on Exclaim – Review of Debut Album  – June Canadian Tour – Looking for CMJ Debut

Vancouver-based hardcore act NEEDS has continued to find support with their self-titled LP in recent weeks. The album is currently streaming via Exclaim here, who describes the album as being “steered by a series of wiry six-string licks and propulsive drum pummeling as much as it is by the at-times comical, politically driven howls of […]

Alpine is Featured as Clash’s Track of the Day and Talk to Buzzfeed

Posted on May 28, 2015
Alpine is Featured as Clash’s Track of the Day and Talk to Buzzfeed

Alpine, the Australian sextet whose 2012 debut A is for Alpine made waves at Pitchfork and NPR, have released the first single from upcoming sophomore album Yuck. Check out that single, “Foolish,” here on Clash Music. Clash describes Alpine’s sound as “slinky, glamorous pop music shot through with style, with grace, with a sense of […]

Also At Radio

Posted on May 28, 2015
Also At Radio

Fool’s Gold – Flying Lessons (ORG Music) CHAPPO – Future Former Self (Votiv) Mr. Robinson – Bury Me Good EP (Palawan Productions) POWERS – “Beat of My Drum” [digital single] (B3SCI) Ghost Against Ghost – Checkpoint Charlie EP (Our Silent Canvas) Sam Cohen – Cool It (Easy Sound Recording Company) Vetiver – Complete Strangers (Easy […]

New Music from KaiL Baxley

Posted on May 27, 2015
New Music from KaiL Baxley

KaiL Baxley, the South Carolina native whose 2013 double EP Heatstroke/The Wind and the War was nominated by NPR as Album of the Year, presents an album of swinging and soulful swagger: A Light that Never Dies. The genre-bending LP features co-production from Eric Corne, whose recording credits include Lucinda Williams, Glen Campbell, Kim Deal, […]

Stereogum loves Fool’s Gold, The Band Visits KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic – Picking up at CMJ Radio 200

Posted on May 27, 2015
Stereogum loves Fool’s Gold, The Band Visits KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic – Picking up at CMJ Radio 200

LA-based world pop collective Fool’s Gold has been critically acclaimed since their self-titled 2009 debut, but reviewers are saying that new album Flying Lessons is the group’s finest work to date. Stereogum‘s review says that “this album is a complete step forward for the group; their sound is tighter and brighter, more polished even as it […]

The Line Of Best Fit Praises Vetiver’s “Complete Strangers” – Announces June and August Tour Dates

Posted on May 27, 2015
The Line Of Best Fit Praises Vetiver’s “Complete Strangers” – Announces June and August Tour Dates

“A true antidote to everything gauche, obvious and boring about modern guitar music, Vetiver’s latest… should be caught between the thumb and forefinger, held up to the light, investigated and treasured,” reads the last paragraph of Michael James Hall’s review of Complete Strangers in The Line of Best Fit. Hall is effusive throughout the review, casting the […]

Kathryn Calder Reviewed By Cotma, Interviewed by CBC About Letterman

Posted on May 27, 2015
Kathryn Calder Reviewed By Cotma, Interviewed by CBC About Letterman

Cotma, the official blog of ASU’s student run station AM 1330 The Blaze, has delved into Kathryn Calder‘s self-titled third solo album and come back with a positive review. In the review, which you can check out here, reviewer Rachael Bouley says the album is “a strong showing” that “works its magic to remind listeners […]

Also At Radio

Posted on May 27, 2015
Also At Radio

NEEDS – NEEDS (File Under: Music) Built to Spill – Untethered Moon (Warner Bros. Records) CHAPPO – Future Former Self (Votiv) Mr. Robinson – Bury Me Good EP (Palawan Productions) POWERS – “Beat of My Drum” [digital single] (B3SCI) Ghost Against Ghost – Checkpoint Charlie EP (Our Silent Canvas)