The Washington Post Says Mickey Hart Sounds Like “A Performance of the Smithsonian”

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
The Washington Post Says Mickey Hart Sounds Like “A Performance of the Smithsonian”

The Washington Post has review Mickey Hart‘s RAMU, writing that “there’s plenty of movement on Mickey Hart’s 14th studio album, as the Grateful Dead drummer extends his prolific solo career centered on his amazing approaches to percussion, knowing expeditions into world music and the cross pollination between music and sciences.” The review praises Hart’s use […]

Camille Issues “Lasso” Video and Hits New NACC Peak

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Camille Issues “Lasso” Video and Hits New NACC Peak

Camille has released "Lasso," a video from her new album OUÏ.  The clip, co-directed by Camille and Olivier Montoro (the team behind her recent "Seeds" video), was also made at L'Axe Majeur, just outside of Paris. Camille calls it "an uneven merry-go-round that captures and frees at the same time." Watch it right here.   The LP […]

Ani DiFranco Plays A Tiny Desk Concert

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Ani DiFranco Plays A Tiny Desk Concert

Ani DiFranco recently performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR, ripping through a live set for which "she brought hell of a backing band, with drummer Terence Higgins and singer/violinist Jenny Scheinman joined by none other than Ivan Neville on keyboards." The performance is electric, as DiFranco submits searing takes of two cuts from her […]

The Barr Brothers Share “It Came To Me” With Brooklyn Vegan

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
The Barr Brothers Share “It Came To Me” With Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn Vegan has “It Came To Me,” the new video from The Barr Brothers‘ Queens of the Breakers. As the site explains, “Andrew Barr of The Barr Brothers and his wife Meghan have put on a music festival in Meghan’s hometown of Shigawake, Quebec, for the last nine years. It’s part of an agricultural festival […]

New Music From Dude York

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
New Music From Dude York

Dude York’s 2017 has been one for the history books. The trio of Peter Richards (guitar, vocals), Claire England (bass, vocals) and Andrew Hall (drums, vocals) crashed out of the gates with Sincerely, a finely crafted set of punky power pop that perfectly balanced brattiness with introspection while bleeding anthemic riffs and hooks. That record took […]

The Barr Brothers Talk with The AU and Begin North American Tour

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
The Barr Brothers Talk with The AU and Begin North American Tour

Though the band won’t be making their way Down Under anytime soon, The Barr Brothers did recently give an interview to Australian website The AU in which they discussed their new album Queens Of The Breakers. According to Brad Barr, “The biggest inspiration behind this record was our own quest for inspiration. Where that search […]

Dude York Goes On Tour

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Dude York Goes On Tour

Dude York isn’t just releasing a holiday record — they’re hitting the road! Along with their tourmate Alex Lahey, they’ll be crossing North America on a stint that begins tonight in Massachusetts and ends with what’s sure to be a triumphant hometown gig in Seattle on December 16. Enjoy live takes of all the hits […]

Something Else! Praises The Dream Syndicate, Who Go On Tour This December

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Something Else! Praises The Dream Syndicate, Who Go On Tour This December

Something Else! Reviews has a thoughtful essay on How Did I Find Myself Here?, the first album from The Dream Syndicate since the Reagan/Bush years. As the review says, “How Did I Find Myself Here? encapsulates everything that made the Dream Syndicate a central force in the Paisley Underground scene of California indie music back […]

Mickey Hart Goes For Adds

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
Mickey Hart Goes For Adds

A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time,” The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart is an accomplished writer, painter, musicologist, and expert on the history and mythology of drums. He’s won World Music Grammys for his percussive albums Planet Drum (1991) and Global Drum Project (2007); […]

Overcoats, On Tour, Release Deluxe Edition Of Young

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
Overcoats, On Tour, Release Deluxe Edition Of Young

Overcoats‘ debut album Young has captivated audiences this year, leading to spots on NPR’s Favorite New Artist poll and Billboard‘s “Best Albums of 2017 So Far” list. Written by the duo (Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell) and co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Daughter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs) and experimental R&B artist Autre […]

Naked Giants Play Shows and Release Split 7″

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
Naked Giants Play Shows and Release Split 7″

Naked Giants are headed out on the road with Ron Gallo in support of the split 7″ they’ve released together. Let us know if you would like tickets or if you are interested in setting up an interview, in-studio, or anything else with the band. 11/11 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN 11/12 – Zanzabar – […]

Drunken Werewolf Digs SISTERS’ Sound

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
Drunken Werewolf Digs SISTERS’ Sound

Drunken Werewolf has reviewed Wait Don’t Wait, the new LP from SISTERS, calling it “an experimental, quietly defiant work of quite sweeping depth that highlights the band’s interest in a range of music and instruments rarely heard in contemporary ‘pop’.” The review credits the duo for their musical curiosity, saying their magic comes from their […]

New Music From Mickey Hart

Posted on Nov 10, 2017
New Music From Mickey Hart

A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time,” The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart is an accomplished writer, painter, musicologist, and expert on the history and mythology of drums. He’s won World Music Grammys for his percussive albums Planet Drum (1991) and Global Drum Project (2007); […]

Pollyn Shares a Song with The FADER and an NSFW Video with Noisey

Posted on Nov 10, 2017
Pollyn Shares a Song with The FADER and an NSFW Video with Noisey

The FADER was the premiering website of “Too Late To Change The Past,” a Pollyn song that has been included in the career-spanning retrospective collection Here Lies Pollyn (2003-2016). Singer Genevieve Artadi told The FADER that the song is about “the guilt and fear of a woman who goes around leaving a trail of hurt behind her… She […]

Coast Modern Strips Down For KJHK

Posted on Nov 10, 2017
Coast Modern Strips Down For KJHK

Coast Modern just can’t stop. Their debut album, Coast Modern, was starting to slide down the NACC Top 200 — but it popped back up again, moving up another twenty spaces in what seems like its thousandth week on the chart. We’re not complaining, by any means – this record is so joyful, with 18 […]

Billboard Premieres Isador’s “Falling” Video

Posted on Nov 10, 2017
Billboard Premieres Isador’s “Falling” Video

Billboard has the premiere of “Falling,” the debut video from Isador. Writes the magazine, “When Warren Heller was growing up, he felt pressured to follow a life trajectory that was predetermined for him. And under the moniker Isador, the alt-rock musician composed a dark riff on that time in his life with his new track, […]

New Music From Naked Giants

Posted on Nov 8, 2017
New Music From Naked Giants

A three-piece garage rock wildebeest from Seattle, Naked Giants combine spontaneity with a stylistically-diverse catalog to create a sound that sets them apart from the average band. Bringing together influences from the likes of Ty Segall and The Sonics – as well as Pink Floyd and even Spinal Tap – with an audible energy that gets crowds […]

Dude York Goes For Adds

Posted on Nov 6, 2017
Dude York Goes For Adds

Dude York’s 2017 has been one for the history books. The trio of Peter Richards (guitar, vocals), Claire England (bass, vocals) and Andrew Hall (drums, vocals) crashed out of the gates with Sincerely, a finely crafted set of punky power pop that perfectly balanced brattiness with introspection while bleeding anthemic riffs and hooks. That record took […]

Blake Hazard Shares “Before The Ice” Via Buzzbands

Posted on Nov 6, 2017
Blake Hazard Shares “Before The Ice” Via Buzzbands

Buzzbands recently shared the video for "Before The Ice," a sultry single from Blake Hazard's new Possibilities At Sea LP. According to the site, the former Submarines member "makes glass-half-full pop songs — on the surface, spry, sunny things that make you think she’s allergic to frowns — and her new album Possibilities at Sea […]

KCRW and Consequence of Sound Showcase Kan Wakan’s “Tuesday”

Posted on Nov 6, 2017
KCRW and Consequence of Sound Showcase Kan Wakan’s “Tuesday”

Kan Wakan‘s “Tuesday” was KCRW’s Top Tune on Halloween, and the station praised it for being “meticulously crafted.” The track, which features Rachel Fannan and Avi Buffalo, can be streamed here. Consequence of Sound has also gotten behind the track, premiering it recently along with an interview with project mastermind Gueorgui Linev. Linev’s production – […]

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