New Music From Beams

Posted on Feb 14, 2018
New Music From Beams

Toronto-based Beams have been winning over crowds across North America for the last five years. Led by Anna Mernieks and her banjo, the band is often compared to country or bluegrass, but they have a certain otherworldliness that’s made them impossible to fit neatly in one category. “The lyrics are sad but the music is […]

Postcards Earn Praise From Arab News

Posted on Feb 14, 2018
Postcards Earn Praise From Arab News

It was just released in the US last month, but Postcards‘ new LP I’ll Be Here In The Morning has already won acclaim in their home country of Lebanon and the surrounding region. According to Arab News, it was one of the best alternative albums released in the Middle East last year. Writes the site, […]

Artichoke Debuts At NACC in the Top 100

Posted on Feb 14, 2018
Artichoke Debuts At NACC in the Top 100

Artichoke had a NACC Attack this week, landing at #83 in his first week with new LP Echoes. It’s a pretty big triumph, considering that the album was put out on Artichoke’s own greeen records imprint and is therefore the highest-charting self-released debut of the week. We want to thank all of the stations who have […]

New Music From Steve Reich

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
New Music From Steve Reich

Steve Reich has been called “our greatest living composer” (The New York Times) and “the most original musical thinker of our time” (The New Yorker). His path has embraced not only Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz. “There’s just a handful of living composers […]

Consequence of Sound Shares Mount Eerie

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
Consequence of Sound Shares Mount Eerie

Last month, we shared the first single from Mount Eerie‘s Now Only, which is the follow up to the “staggering, powerful” A Crow Looked At Me. Praise for the song, called” Distortion,” has been immense, and it’s been shared widely. One site that took notice was Consequence of Sound, which wrote that the song is […]

Paste Compares Simon Doom To The Cure

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
Paste Compares Simon Doom To The Cure

Paste Magazine has thrown its weight behind Simon Doom, calling the band “one of New York City’s best kept secrets.” Says the site, the quartet’s new song “Lucifer The Light Bearer” is “an absolute banger of a surf-tinged indie rock anthem” that sounds a little like The Cure. We may still be in the first […]

Postcards Go For Adds

Posted on Feb 12, 2018
Postcards Go For Adds

Postcards is a dream pop/indie rock band that features hushed, introspective vocals that float over expansive sonic spaces that shift between harsh noise and dreamy soundscapes. Formed by four friends – Julia Sabra, Marwan Tohme, Pascal Semerdjian and Rany Bechara – in Beirut, Lebanon, the band is concerned with capturing the constant oscillation between opposite […]

Simon Doom Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 12, 2018
Simon Doom Goes For Adds

Simon Doom has launched a new chapter in its creative journey with the release of “Lucifer The Light Bearer.” The track is built around shimmering, lofi guitars and driving percussion over which frontman and primary songwriter, Simon O’Connor, lays down an infectious hook that brings enough warmth to thaw out some of the New York […]

Thirdstory Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 12, 2018
Thirdstory Goes For Adds

Thirdstory is the stage name of soulful NYC-based trio made up of Ben Lusher, Richard Saunders, and Elliott Skinner. Starting in 2015, the group has cultivated a strong grassroots following, including over 100,000 YouTube subscribers, with an abundance of awe-inspiring acoustic covers uploaded to the platform. In 2017, the chameleonic singers released their debut EP Searching, which was a […]

Dubiks Premieres Leyya’s “Heat” Video

Posted on Feb 12, 2018
Dubiks Premieres Leyya’s “Heat” Video

“In true Leyya fashion,” writes music website Dubiks, “‘Heat’ mesmerizes with wonderfully layered and intricately constructed electronic sounds, tastefully crafted into an experimental pop song. The track is a collection of the subtle contrasts that make Leyya such a fascinating act, complete with Sophie’s trademark breathy vocals sitting against an intricately designed soundscape. Forgive Leyya […]

The Inventory Praises Postcards’ I’ll Be Here In The Morning

Posted on Feb 9, 2018
The Inventory Praises Postcards’ I’ll Be Here In The Morning

The Inventory has a review of Postcards‘ new LP I’ll Be Here In The Morning, writing that “the Beirut-based indie musicians have dropped a cleanly produced stack of dream pop and delivered a diversity that demands repeated play.” Says the site, “The musical conviction displayed by the band within their debut album belies Postcards’ dearth of previously released […]

Sam Amidon Performs At Yellow Couch Studios

Posted on Feb 9, 2018
Sam Amidon Performs At Yellow Couch Studios

Sam Amidon appeared on two different records we worked last year – his own LP, The Following Mountain, and Kronos Quartet’s Folk Songs. The multi-faceted musician also recently stopped by Yellow Couch Studio in Pittsburg to record a few songs, including two from The Following Mountain. “I’ve been a fan of Sam’s music for quite a while now,” […]

CHAPPO Tours with The Flaming Lips

Posted on Feb 7, 2018
CHAPPO Tours with The Flaming Lips

CHAPPO, whose new album DO IT arrives later this month, has been tapped to open for The Flaming Lips on a string of March dates through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. It’s not the first time the band has done that, either. In a recent interview with Bedford and Bowery, singer Alex Chappo explained how The […]

Atwood Magazine Profiles red steppes and Shares “Bixby”

Posted on Feb 7, 2018
Atwood Magazine Profiles red steppes and Shares “Bixby”

Atwood Magazine has a thorough profile of red steppes – the recording alias of Oakland-based singer/songwriter Nika States – along with the premiere of the project’s first single, “Bixby.” As Atwood explains, the song “is sonically comforting: The sweetness in red steppes’ voice, especially when layered, and the gentle guitars surround the listener in an […]

Clash Music Shares Leyya’s “Zoo” Video

Posted on Feb 6, 2018
Clash Music Shares Leyya’s “Zoo” Video

Clash Music has the premiere of “Zoo,” one of the standout songs on Leyya‘s new album Sauna. Writes the site, “Leyya are a duo from Austria with a magpie-like eye for sound. Piecing together 60s pop with sitar sounds, electronic flourishes with a touch of brass, the pair’s songwriting is both fantastically broad and neatly […]

Sors-tu Premieres The Barr Brothers’ New Video

Posted on Feb 6, 2018
Sors-tu Premieres The Barr Brothers’ New Video

The Barr Brothers have released the second official video clip from 2017’s Queens of the Breakers. “You Would Have To Lose Your Mind” features experimental dancer Brittany Canda. Sors-tu.ca has the premiere of the clip, which it compares to some of the videos that Sia has made. Enjoy the gorgeous clip right here. The Barr Brothers […]

Artichoke Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 5, 2018
Artichoke Goes For Adds

Artichoke’s newest album, Echoes, is a collection of songs about songs, including ten stylistically-warped covers alongside four originals. Timothy Sellers (Artichoke) and musical guests recorded this oblique reinvention of pop music from the twentieth century at his studio in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles – an older part of town with a hilly […]

Sis Goes For Adds

Posted on Feb 5, 2018
Sis Goes For Adds

Sis is the serendipitous, scary, and smooth combustion of Jenny Gillespie Mason, Rob Shelton, Carly Bond, Joseph Adamik, Andrew Maguire, and Jamie Riotto. The group began as a spontaneous shredding/sculpting session of songwriting and recording between former folkie Gillespie Mason – who came armed with her journals and a handful of rough compositions begun on […]

red steppes Go For Adds

Posted on Feb 5, 2018
red steppes Go For Adds

Singer-songwriter Nika Aila States, who performs as red steppes, has been writing and performing songs for years. Living in the Bay Area, her geographical inclinations have led her to nurse a deep preoccupation with a sense of place, writing songs with an ocular lyrical panache that deals first with finding a setting – usually one that’s […]

The Dream Syndicate Plays Two Stripped-Down Songs For WFUV

Posted on Feb 5, 2018
The Dream Syndicate Plays Two Stripped-Down Songs For WFUV

The Dream Syndicate continues to promote last year’s How Did I Find Myself Here? After three decades without releasing material, the new record is more than a comeback – it finds the band not only returning to form but explanding its sound. A key player on the LP is Jason Victor, the newest member of the […]

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