New Music From So Many Wizards – Digital Servicing Only!

Posted on Aug 16, 2017
New Music From So Many Wizards – Digital Servicing Only!

So Many Wizards is an airy, jangly dream-punk project from Southern California. Originally the solo bedroom adventure of multi-instrumentalist Nima Kazerouni, the project has evolved over several years into a fully-formed band (featuring guitarist Tomemitsu, bassist Devin Ratliff, and drummer Erik Felix) that has garnered attention from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Aquarium Drunkard, and Impose Magazine; spins on […]

Coast Modern, Touring Soon, Gets “Top Tune” Honors From KCRW

Posted on Aug 16, 2017
Coast Modern, Touring Soon, Gets “Top Tune” Honors From KCRW

KCRW plucked “Dive,” from Coast Modern‘s self-titled debut LP, as “Today’s Top Tune” on August 11. The shimmery, summery banger – just the latest in a long string of Coast Modern tracks to go viral around the world – is streaming on the site. Listen here! Coast Modern shot to #50 on the NACC chart […]

Krrum Streams Via Stereogum

Posted on Aug 16, 2017
Krrum Streams Via Stereogum

“The title track from Krrum’s Evil Twin EP exists in a brightly colored world of its own,” wrote Stereogum last year when it premiered the song. “The song,” as the site describes it, “begins with cartoonish horns that run scattershot over a tight rhythmic pattern. It’s kind of like an audible accompaniment to the image […]

WVIA’s George Graham Reviews Kronos Quartet

Posted on Aug 16, 2017
WVIA’s George Graham Reviews Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet‘s new album Folk Songs, according to a recent review by George Graham of WVIA in Pennsylvania, is “a fascinating recording that combines guest vocals with often haunting arrangements of traditional tunes… Each of the arrangements has some interesting twist, and none of them [do] what you might expect, usually sounding like neither a […]

Krrum Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
Krrum Goes For Adds

Producer and songwriter Alex Carrie hails from the wilderness of Derbyshire in the middle of England, where the buses stop at 5 pm and the nearest nightclub is a £50 cab away. His first musical port of call was punk, and when he was young he played trumpet in a ska band. Everything then came […]

Billboard Interviews Coast Modern

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
Billboard Interviews Coast Modern

“It was definitely a challenging project to incorporate Newtonian physics into hip-hop beats,” Luke Atlas told Billboard about a gig writing rap for NASA that led to his meeting his future Coast Modern collaborator Coleman Trapp. “If we can handle something as weird and hard as this,” Atlas says, “we can handle writing normal songs.” […]

Exclaim! Premieres Barr Brothers Single

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
Exclaim! Premieres Barr Brothers Single

“It Came To Me,” a pre-release single from the Barr Brothers‘ new LP Queens of the Breakers, has premiered via Exclaim! Band member Andrew Barr shared the song’s backstory with the site, saying, “Since we were kids, Brad [Barr] and I would sit down at our instruments and, without speaking, launch into playing loud rock and […]

Music Existence Shares KAYE’s “Cheshire Kitten”

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
Music Existence Shares KAYE’s “Cheshire Kitten”

Music Existence has shared KAYE‘s new “Cheshire Kitten” single, which is being hailed as a feminist anthem. According to Charlene Kaye, “The song celebrates the fact that [women] are versatile creatures who can be lots of contradictory things at once. We can be technically capable AND sexual, aggressive and soft, breadwinners and maternal figures-and I […]

Cloud Control Gets in the “Zone” on Triple J

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
Cloud Control Gets in the “Zone” on Triple J

Australia’s Triple J has Cloud Control‘s new single, for “Zone (This Is How It Feels)” The song is from the band’s upcoming album of the same title, due September 1 via Votiv. According to Triple J, “The record was self-produced by frontman Alister Wright, who shows off some neat tricks on this maudlin mantra. The […]

San Fermin, On Tour, Talks To PopDust

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
San Fermin, On Tour, Talks To PopDust

PopDust has an interview with Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the man behind the chamber pop project San Fermin. “The chamber pop band… is known for their enormous, emotive sound… Their latest release, Belong, is perhaps their most cohesive, using the sounds of their sometimes cacophonous debut record and fine-tuning them into an all-encompassing barrage. The band continues to […]

New Music From Krrum – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Aug 9, 2017
New Music From Krrum – Digital Servicing Only

Producer and songwriter Alex Carrie hails from the wilderness of Derbyshire in the middle of England, where the buses stop at 5pm and the nearest nightclub is a £50 cab away. His first musical port of call was punk, and when he was young he played trumpet in a ska band. Everything then came into […]

Coast Modern, On Tour Soon, Talks With LA Weekly

Posted on Aug 9, 2017
Coast Modern, On Tour Soon, Talks With LA Weekly

Although Coast Modern has steadily been releasing singles and gathering a fan base since last year, Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp have been somewhat mysterious when discussing its backstory. That’s beginning to change with the release of the duo’s self-titled debut LP, which coincided with a significant LA Weekly feature on the group. Fans will […]

Sam Amidon Details His Musical Journey With Fretboard Journal

Posted on Aug 9, 2017
Sam Amidon Details His Musical Journey With Fretboard Journal

According to Fretboard Journal, “Sam Amidon is, quite simply, one of our favorite musicians. His visionary music is mesmerizing: He somehow melds traditional Appalachian folk with experimental music (and it works).” In a recent edition of the Fretboard Journal’s podcast, Amidon shares anecdotes about a “fascinating musical journey” that has included many interesting adventures. Listen right […]

The Electricity Club Interviews Lost In Stars

Posted on Aug 9, 2017
The Electricity Club Interviews Lost In Stars

Dylan Willoughby has been making music for many years, but it was only recently that his Lost In Stars project truly took form. The project released its first LP earlier this year, to the delight of fans of intelligent, moody nighttime electro. Now he’s been interviewed by the Electricity Club, a UK-based website dedicated to […]

Coast Modern Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
Coast Modern Goes For Adds

Coast Modern is what happens when you let go of what you always thought you wanted and embrace the unexpected. Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp met while working as Los Angeles-based songwriters, fellow rats in the race to land songs with mainstream pop artists. After a couple of years without much success, they’d each nearly […]

Cloud Control Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
Cloud Control Goes For Adds

When Cloud Control moved back to Sydney in 2013, they were in many ways different than the band that had left. In the preceding two years, they had toured their Australian Music Prize–winning, ARIA-nominated first album Bliss Release to global acclaim, relocated to the UK, and released a second LP – Dream Cave – from their new […]

The Dream Syndicate Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
The Dream Syndicate Goes For Adds

On September 8, seminal indie rock band The Dream Syndicate will release their fifth studio album and first since 1988, How Did I Find Myself Here? Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, The Dream Syndicate was founded by current members Steve Wynn (guitar, vocals) and Dennis Duck (drums) along with Karl Precoda (guitar) and Kendra Smith […]

The Barr Brothers Go For Adds

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
The Barr Brothers Go For Adds

The Barr Brothers are set to release their third album, Queens of the Breakers, on October 13 via Secret City Records. The band began in the late 2000s, after songwriter Brad Barr and his brother – drummer Andrew Barr – moved to Montréal after spending a decade in Providence playing in avant-rock trio The Slip. Brad’s […]

KQED Highlights Kronos Quartet

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
KQED Highlights Kronos Quartet

Northern California’s KQED devoted some time in a recent California Report to delve into Folk Songs, the new album from the “visionary” San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet that features vocalists Natalie Merchant, Olivia Chaney, Sam Amidon, and Rhiannon Giddens. “Part of what makes Folk Songs such a departure for Kronos,” says the feature, “is what’s not […]

Scan Interviews Gothic Tropic

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
Scan Interviews Gothic Tropic

Scan, the student newspaper at Lancaster University in the UK, interviewed Gothic Tropic leader Cecilia Della Peruti about her album Fast Or Feast, her time working with BØRNS and Charli XCX, her parents’ musical influence on her, and the person who inspired the song “Feed You To The Sharks.” The song, she says, “is not about a […]

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