Drowned In Sound Interviews The Dream Syndicate

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
Drowned In Sound Interviews The Dream Syndicate

“Despite being formed exactly a year before I was born,” Drowned in Sound‘s Jaspar Willems writes, “The Dream Syndicate in their current reformed incarnation are definitely not a band out of time.” Willems has a nice long interview with bandleader Steve Wynn, and writes that “their new opus How Did I Find Myself Here? finds […]

New Music From SISTERS

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
New Music From SISTERS

Emma Goldman famously wrote that “a revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.” As SISTERS, Emily Westman and Andrew Vait have turned that quote into a pop manifesto. Wait Don’t Wait is the band’s second full-length, coming quickly on the heels of a self-released LP (Drink Champagne) that has found an audience amongst […]

The Stranger Says L.A. Witch, On Tour Now, “Sounds Better Than Most”

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
The Stranger Says L.A. Witch, On Tour Now, “Sounds Better Than Most”

Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger recently published a review of L.A. Witch‘s debut LP, which “sounds like it was conjured by some occult force.” According to the article, “their music is smoky and panoramic, capturing both the claustrophobia of seedy bars and the freedom of sweeping vistas. Plenty of other Southern Californian bands can be traced back to […]

Cloud Control Performs For Rolling Stone

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
Cloud Control Performs For Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone AU has an intimate acoustic performance from Cloud Control, whose third album Zone is currently at radio. Writes the magazine, “Zone finds the now-trio taking their sound in a bold new direction, with guitarist/vocalist Alister Wright recently telling Rolling Stone they wanted ‘the best of both worlds: the chaotic [live] stuff mixed with […]

San Fermin Talks to WWSP, Continues Tour

Posted on Oct 11, 2017
San Fermin Talks to WWSP, Continues Tour

Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the writer and musical director behind chamber pop outfit San Fermin, recently did an interview with WWSP in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Music director Lucija Drake and public relations director Ben Kurowski discussed the band’s new album Belong in depth with Ludwig-Leone, who generously gave plenty of details about his creative process. Listen right […]

Kan Wakan Goes For Adds

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
Kan Wakan Goes For Adds

“I’ve always been all about getting lost in a record, putting on my headphones and just listening, over and over again,” says Gueorgui Linev, the masterful Bulgarian-born producer behind Kan Wakan. “If I like it, it’s a record I live in for weeks.” Linev’s highly-acclaimed debut Moving On dissolved the genre-breaking electronica of Massive Attack, […]

Pollyn Goes For Adds

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
Pollyn Goes For Adds

Here lies Pollyn, a band whose influence stretched around the world. After 13 years, the LA indie electronic trio – which consisted of vocalist Genevieve Artadi, guitarist Anthony Cava, and producer Adam Jay Weissman – has ended it all. Celebrated as one of LA’s most hi-fashion electronic acts, Pollyn were nouveau vintage electronica that layered samples from old […]

Paste and God Is In The TV Feature Happy Hollows

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
Paste and God Is In The TV Feature Happy Hollows

Paste recently conducted an interview with Sarah Negahdari, the furious and fabulous frontwoman of LA’s exciting synth-rock band Happy Hollows. “My look is feminine but tough,” she told the site. “I like to wear shorts or dresses but with big chunky boots. I think it reflects how I express myself musically: vulnerable but strong, soft but hard.” […]

Ani Difranco Talks To Wicked Local

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
Ani Difranco Talks To Wicked Local

In a recent interview with Wicked Local, veteran musician and feminist icon Ani Difranco discussed the inspiration behind her new album’s title. “We need to leave our houses and apartments, our yurts and farms, and go get together,” she told the magazine. “The trap these days is to think you can stay passive and isolated looking […]

New Music From Kan Wakan

Posted on Oct 5, 2017
New Music From Kan Wakan

“I’ve always been all about getting lost in a record, putting on my headphones and just listening, over and over again,” says Gueorgui Linev, the masterful Bulgarian-born producer behind Kan Wakan. “If I like it, it’s a record I live in for weeks.” Linev’s highly-acclaimed debut Moving On dissolved the genre-breaking electronica of Massive Attack, […]

Cloud Control Takes Music Feeds AU Into Their Zone

Posted on Oct 5, 2017
Cloud Control Takes Music Feeds AU Into Their Zone

About the new Cloud Control album, Music Feeds AU writes, “Produced by the band’s Alister Wright across homes and studios over three years… Zone took longer than expected to come together. But, with time comes finesse, and Zone is rich with sonic exploration, musical innovation and emotional perception.” The site has a song-by-song breakdown of […]

Dude York Releases “Black Jack” Video and Announces Tour Dates

Posted on Oct 5, 2017
Dude York Releases “Black Jack” Video and Announces Tour Dates

Dude York has released a new video for “Black Jack,” the first song on their breakthrough album Sincerely. Directed by Carlos Lopez, the clip features the band’s singer/guitarist Andrew Richards against a dark background with various colorful and jarring images projected onto his face. His placid expression belies the song’s sneering, punk-inspired energy. Enjoy the […]

Slant Likes The Dream Syndicate’s New LP

Posted on Oct 5, 2017
Slant Likes The Dream Syndicate’s New LP

According to Slant Magazine, “The Dream Syndicate’s first album in 29 years, How Did I Find Myself Here?, is the best kind of nostalgia kick: It effortlessly recalls the band’s much-too-short original run while also settling into a lived-in, comfortable groove.” But while the album does recall the band’s heyday in the Eighties, Slant notes […]

New Music From Pollyn

Posted on Oct 4, 2017
New Music From Pollyn

Here lies Pollyn, a band whose influence stretched around the world. After 13 years, the LA indie electronic trio – which consisted of vocalist Genevieve Artadi, guitarist Anthony Cava, and producer Adam Jay Weissman – has ended it all. Celebrated as one of LA’s most hi-fashion electronic acts, Pollyn were nouveau vintage electronica that layered samples from old […]

Pigeons and Planes Gets Excited For Anna Of The North

Posted on Oct 4, 2017
Pigeons and Planes Gets Excited For Anna Of The North

Pigeons and Planes nicely summed up some of the anticipation that has been mounting for Anna Of The North‘s debut album since the duo, comprised of Norwegian-based singer Anna Lotterud and producer Brady Daniell-Smith, initially emerged a few years ago. “The Norway-born singer has been impressing us with her unique brand of electronic pop music […]

Earmilk Shares Motherfolk’s “Ryder Robinson”

Posted on Oct 4, 2017
Earmilk Shares Motherfolk’s “Ryder Robinson”

Earmilk has the premiere of “Ryder Robinson,” the new video from Motherfolk‘s album Fold. Writes Earmilk, “It’s a fun visual for an equally [fun] track: the viewer is given multiple settings and costume changes all while the band contorts and performs within the camera’s somewhat limiting frame, bursting out of your screen and into the […]

Demo Taped Goes For Adds

Posted on Oct 2, 2017
Demo Taped Goes For Adds

Adam Alexander aka Demo Taped, the multi-talented, critically-adored 19-year-old whose new single is a blissed-out gospel wrecking ball worthy of celebration, doesn’t like to be called a prodigy. “The only difference between me and anybody else,” he says, “is that when their parents let them quit piano lessons, mine made sure I stayed with it!” Perhaps this […]

Ani Difranco, On Tour Now, Gets NPR Praise and NACC Add Support

Posted on Oct 2, 2017
Ani Difranco, On Tour Now, Gets NPR Praise and NACC Add Support

An NPR First Look feature on Ani Difranco‘s new album, Binary, contends that the veteran’s “voice has lowered and softened, her guitar work has slowed down, she puts fewer lyrics in her songs, and her songwriter’s skin has gotten thicker” on what is her twentieth studio album. “Where she used to favor immersion,” the feature […]

The AV Club Reviews L.A. Witch, On Tour Starting This Week

Posted on Oct 2, 2017
The AV Club Reviews L.A. Witch, On Tour Starting This Week

The AV Club has a review of L.A. Witch‘s self-titled debut, highlighting the band’s “morbid streak” and describing them as “a garage-rock trio whose music sounds like it should be blaring from a ghostly Thunderbird as it disappears into the midnight mist… Smoky, sinister, otherworldly takes on classic surf, garage, and girl group sounds are […]

The Deli and Clash Music Feature Two Different Bangers by Happy Hollows

Posted on Oct 2, 2017
The Deli and Clash Music Feature Two Different Bangers by Happy Hollows

The Deli has the video for “Feel The Moon,” one of many synth-filled jams on Happy Hollows’ new LP Concordia. “The post punk duo were always quite adept,” the site says, “at refreshing the rhythmic thrust of eighties new wave with a more joyful anthemic thrust, but not without considering the gloom that also surrounds […]

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