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 […]

New Music From Cloud Control – Digital Servicing Only

Posted on Aug 3, 2017
New Music From Cloud Control – Digital Servicing Only

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 […]

PopCrush Celebrates KAYE’s “Cheshire Kitten”

Posted on Aug 3, 2017
PopCrush Celebrates KAYE’s “Cheshire Kitten”

“Cheshire Kitten,” the new single by KAYE, is “a feminist future-funk anthem as eccentric as a Lewis Carroll character and as catchy as Chaka Khan.” That’s the opinion of PopCrush, which recently featured a stream of the huge and exciting new stand-alone single from the solo artist who is also known for her work as […]

KEXP Shines the Local Spotlight on Dude York

Posted on Aug 3, 2017
KEXP Shines the Local Spotlight on Dude York

KEXP has been tooting the Dude York horn for a while now, so it’s almost hard to believe that the beloved Seattle radio institution has only recently picked the up-and-coming Seattle garage rock institution for a Local Artist Spotlight. “Since they emerged in Seattle with their 2011 debut Gangs of Dude York,” the station writes, […]

New Music From The Barr Brothers

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
New Music From The Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers are set to release their third album, Queens of the Breakers, on October 13, 2017 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, RI playing in avant-rock trio The […]

Simon Doom Selects Summer Songs For Brightest Young Things

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Simon Doom Selects Summer Songs For Brightest Young Things

Simon Doom‘s Simon O’Connor has teamed up with Brightest Young Things to present a sick summer compilation of tracks for fans to jam during the hot months. The diverse collection includes everything Charles Mingus and ZZ Top, along with a “Ghost Riders In The Sky” cover by the legendary Space Lady – a longtime favorite […]

Overcoats Play For Jefferson Public Radio

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Overcoats Play For Jefferson Public Radio

Overcoats‘ “sound captivates, combining electronic backdrops with soaring, harmonic intimacy — a sort of Chet Faker meets Simon & Garfunkel.” This is according to a blurb accompanying the New York-based duo’s recent live session for Jefferson Public Radio. It’s clear from the 25-minute session that the girls have a magnetic presence, which is buoyed here […]

New Album From Coast Modern

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
New Album From Coast Modern

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 […]

Drowned In Sound Interviews Gothic Tropic

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Drowned In Sound Interviews Gothic Tropic

Drowned In Sound has a stunningly thorough interview with Cecilia Della Peruti, whose band Gothic Tropic “radiates with pop gloss and heroic hooks.” According to the site, “if Debbie Harry, Christine McVie, and Kevin Parker were going for a drive in the Cali Valley on a hot summer’s afternoon, this would be the tape they’d […]

Magnet Says Sam Amidon Is “Essential”

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Magnet Says Sam Amidon Is “Essential”

Magnet Magazine has classified Sam Amidon‘s The Following Mountain as “Essential New Music,” writing that “after five rewarding albums of artful, evocative (re)interpretations of primarily traditional material (and the odd contemporary pop cover), this Vermont troubadour and multi-instrumentalist makes a seemingly sharp pivot with his first offering of entirely original compositions. That the results rarely […]

New Music From The Dream Syndicate

Posted on Aug 1, 2017
New Music From The Dream Syndicate

After sharing their LP’s first single and title track earlier this summer, the LA proto-shoegaze band presents second single “Glide.” On September 8th, 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 […]

The News and Review Loves Holy Oak’s Alt-Folk Sound

Posted on Aug 1, 2017
The News and Review Loves Holy Oak’s Alt-Folk Sound

Chico, California’s News & Review has a feature on Holy Oak‘s new Second Son album, stating that “in a world of straightforward confessional songs, it can be refreshing to hear epic lyrical landscapes spanning tales of vampires, street performers and talking flowers.” This is what Neil Holyoak provides over the course of Second Son, which […]

Exclaim! Recommends Kronos Quartet

Posted on Aug 1, 2017
Exclaim! Recommends Kronos Quartet

Exclaim! recently reviewed Folk Songs, the new album from Kronos Quartet that includes guest vocals from Nonesuch labelmates Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant along with arrangement help from the venerable Nico Muhly. According to the review, “The Quartet’s versatility can be seen in the contrast between the first two songs [“Oh Where” […]

KAYE Goes For Adds

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
KAYE Goes For Adds

KAYE was born in Honolulu and spent her childhood all over the globe, relocating to Singapore, Hong Kong, Arizona and Michigan all before she turned 18. The musically-obsessed teenager grew into a virtuosic adult, releasing an album under her full name, Charlene Kaye, and then becoming the lead female vocalist in the New York-based indie rock collective […]

CHOU Interviews Holy Oak

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
CHOU Interviews Holy Oak

Neil Holyoak, who records and performs under the name Holy Oak, recently did a call-in interview with the No Filter show on AM station CHOU in Quebec. The interview is full of insights about the musician’s life and the making of his new album Second Son. According to Holyoak, the “slow, dark” timbre of the […]

WYCE Chooses Kronos Quartet As “Artist of The Day”

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
WYCE Chooses Kronos Quartet As “Artist of The Day”

Kronos Quartet was featured on Tuesday, July 25 as WYCE‘s “Artist of the Day.” The quartet, which has been playing together for decades, recently released the Folk Songs LP with guests Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Rhiannon Giddens, and Olivia Chaney (Offa Rex). In their brief piece, the station highlights this record and details some of the […]

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