New Music from Built to Spill

Posted on Apr 16, 2015
New Music from Built to Spill

One of the most endearing and enduring bands of its generation, Built to Spill, is ready to release their 8th studio album, Untethered Moon. The band, fronted by Doug Martsch, creates resonate and sonorous songs that Stereogum says, “exist on a continuum between two poles: snappy, twee-inflected pop songs and vast, mind-altering classic rock soundscapes.” […]

Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 18th – Dash Launches RSD Radio

Posted on Apr 16, 2015
Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 18th – Dash Launches RSD Radio

The 8th annual Record Store Day is happening this weekend, all around the globe. Visit the RSD website here, to find your nearest participating store. This year’s schedule is bigger than ever, with 100s of releases and in-stores confirmed, all to celebrate the local, independent record store. For a full list of releases, including new […]

Vetiver Hits New Peak at CMJ – US Tour Starts Next Month

Posted on Apr 16, 2015
Vetiver Hits New Peak at CMJ – US Tour Starts Next Month

Vetiver teamed up with long time collaborater Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Beachwood Sparks, Buxton) for his latest album, Complete Strangers. The result is a record that continues to find new fans, and connect with those that have been following the band since their days opening for Fleet Foxes and The Shins. Don’t let up on […]

Kuroma’s Kuromarama Streaming in Full at Brooklyn Vegan – Touring with Tennis, Tame Impala – Debuts at CMJ

Posted on Apr 16, 2015
Kuroma’s Kuromarama Streaming in Full at Brooklyn Vegan – Touring with Tennis, Tame Impala – Debuts at CMJ

Kuroma‘s new album, Kuromarama, was produced by MGMT‘s Ben Goldwasser and released via Votiv Music. Brooklyn Vegan has the whole thing streaming here along with the full schedule for Kuroma‘s upcoming tour. The cross-country tour kicks off with a sold-out show in NYC opening for Ex Hex on April 23rd. The tour will continue throughout […]

Also At Radio

Posted on Apr 16, 2015
Also At Radio

DTCV – UPTIME! (Unsatisfied Records) Kathryn Calder – Kathryn Calder (File Under: Music) The Staves – If I Was (Nonesuch) Tigran Hamasyan – Mockroot (Nonesuch) Buxton – Half A Native (New West)

Kathryn Calder Going for Adds

Posted on Apr 13, 2015
Kathryn Calder Going for Adds

Kathryn Calder, the eponymous new solo album from the New Pornographers member, pairs the singer’s gorgeous vocal delivery with electronic soundscapes inspired by Brian Eno and other early synth pioneers. Packed with instrumental and melodic surprises, the album balances elements of classical and pop music while further exploring the poignant, ruminative lyrical themes found on her […]

The Staves debut live video on Stereogum and talk to DIY Magazine about producer Justin Vernon

Posted on Apr 13, 2015
The Staves debut live video on Stereogum and talk to DIY Magazine about producer Justin Vernon

If I Was, the excellent sophomore album from British trio The Staves, was produced by Justin Vernon, the Grammy-winning man behind Bon Iver. Vernon joined the group onstage in London last month to perform a moving rendition of the song “Make it Holy,” and Stereogum has video of the performance here. Watch it to get an inkling […]

Nylon debuts video for Kuroma’s “Simon’s in the Jungle”

Posted on Apr 13, 2015
Nylon debuts video for Kuroma’s “Simon’s in the Jungle”

Powerpop quartet Kuroma, which is led by former Whigs and MGMT member Hank Sullivant, has premiered a video for the song “Simon’s in the Jungle” on Nylon. The song is one of the standouts on the band’s shimmering new album Kuromarama, and its animated video is a delightfully colorful and conceptual cartoon that evolves in surprising […]

Go into the studio with Tigran Hamasyan

Posted on Apr 13, 2015
Go into the studio with Tigran Hamasyan

Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan, whose multi-faceted album Mockroot is currently out on Nonesuch, has made a video montage of behind-the-scenes recording footage. It shows Hamasyan with his trio—Sam Minaie on electric bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums and live electronics—and vocalist Gayanée Movsisyan as they recorded the album in Meudon, France last year. Watch […]

Also at Radio

Posted on Apr 13, 2015
Also at Radio

Vetiver – Complete Strangers (Easy Sound) DTCV – UPTIME! (Unsatisfied Records) Buxton – Half A Native (New West) Young Buffalo – House (Votiv) CHAPPO – Celebrate EP (Votiv)