Holy Oak Goes For Adds

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Holy Oak Goes For Adds

Singer-songwriter Neil Holyoak has been an anthropology student, a small-time sheet metal salesman, nihilistic futurist, amateur rifleman, left-handed socialist, soft alcoholic, and prison warden of his own soul. Born in Los Angeles, he moved to the backwoods of Montana at 16 and began to spend a lot of time with the clouds, the mountains, and […]

Gothic Tropic Gets Mad Props From DIY Mag and Revue

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Gothic Tropic Gets Mad Props From DIY Mag and Revue

“Debut Fast or Feast finds Gothic Tropic (aka Cecilia Della Peruti) channelling a modern strain of pop star – one whose shimmering hooks would sit as neatly alongside Unknown Mortal Orchestra as they would Katy Perry…, Gothic Tropic’s blurred lines feel bang on point.” This is according to DIY Mag, which recently gave the album […]

All Things Go Shares Simon Doom’s “I Feel Unloved”

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
All Things Go Shares Simon Doom’s “I Feel Unloved”

According to All Things Go, Simon Doom has hit the ground running with Babyman lead single “I Feel Unloved.” “The latest single by Simon Doom,” the site writes, “is like finding an old dusty trophy and shining it back to glory. “I Feel Unloved” is not only a solid demonstration of indie songwriting, but brings […]

Noisey Streams My Goodness

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Noisey Streams My Goodness

Noisey has a full-album stream of Scavengers, the newest release from Seattle’s My Goodness. The premise of the accompanying feature is how much the band has changed since its inception five years ago as a blues-rock duo. On Scavengers, Noisey notes, “My Goodness has added numerous layers to what they do and who they are… […]

Overcoats, Beloved by Rolling Stone, Perform for Wild Honey Pie and Interview with CFMU

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Overcoats, Beloved by Rolling Stone, Perform for Wild Honey Pie and Interview with CFMU

Overcoats, the New York-based duo that recently got into the Top 40 at NACC with their critically-acclaimed debut Young, have been quite busy. They recently performed for a Wild Honey Pie Buzzsession – check out “23” here and “Leave The Light On” here – and did several radio interviews during their recent stint in Toronto for the Field […]

New Music From Holy Oak

Posted on Jun 8, 2017
New Music From Holy Oak

Singer-songwriter Neil Holyoak has been an anthropology student, a small-time sheet metal salesman, nihilistic futurist, amateur rifleman, left-handed socialist, soft alcoholic, and prison warden of his own soul. Born in Los Angeles, he moved to the backwoods of Montana at 16 and began to spend a lot of time with the clouds, the mountains, and […]

The Guardian Loves Sam Amidon

Posted on Jun 8, 2017
The Guardian Loves Sam Amidon

“The Following Mountain is [Sam Amidon‘s] first album of largely original compositions, and it provides constant, jolting surprises,” writes the Guardian in its four-star review of the folk-inspired musician’s new LP. Describing the album’s sound, the review explains, “There’s… warm improvised piano… weirdly ambient pop shimmers and woodwind… and… tough percussive backing.” It’s “not an […]

Impose Shares My Goodness’ “Elevators”

Posted on Jun 8, 2017
Impose Shares My Goodness’ “Elevators”

Impose Magazine approves of My Goodness! “Driven by layered – almost ominous – instrumentals,” the site recently wrote about Scavengers standout track “Elevators,” “the song is absolutely incredible, both in its instrumental composition and its lyrics.” Impose has a stream of the jam, as well as a brief quote from the band about how it […]

Overcoats Talk To CJRU

Posted on Jun 8, 2017
Overcoats Talk To CJRU

Overcoats performed at Toronto’s Field Trip Music and Arts Festival over the weekend, joining acts like Feist, A Tribe Called Red, BadBadNotGood, Cloud Nothings and many more. Local station CJRU was on the scene, and music director Nicole Di Donato scored an interview with the duo. According to Di Donato, “Their debut album Young is […]

Sam Amidon Goes For Adds

Posted on Jun 5, 2017
Sam Amidon Goes For Adds

Nonesuch Records has released The Following Mountain, the newest solo album from experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who has shifted here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs to present nine wholly […]

My Goodness Goes For Adds

Posted on Jun 5, 2017
My Goodness Goes For Adds

Scavengers, the second LP from Seattle’s My Goodness, continues the sonic evolution the band first teased on last year’s Islands EP. Formed by Seattleites Joel Schneider and Andy Lum after a chance encounter at SXSW, My Goodness has made considerable strides since recording the rocking, bluesy 2014 LP Shiver & Shake live in the studio with Rick Parashar (Pearl […]

Rookie Premieres Gothic Tropic’s “Stronger” Video

Posted on Jun 5, 2017
Rookie Premieres Gothic Tropic’s “Stronger” Video

Rookie Magazine has the premiere of “Stronger,” the first song on Gothic Tropic‘s just-released LP Fast or Feast. In addition to an embed of the video, which was directed by Kera Armendariz of Kera and the Lesbians and features friends from bandleader Cecilia Della Peruti‘s real-life motorcycle clique, the feature includes an extensive interview with Peruti […]

Paste Shares Simon Doom’s “I Feel Unloved”

Posted on Jun 5, 2017
Paste Shares Simon Doom’s “I Feel Unloved”

“Simon O’Connor has done more than well for himself as a contributing member of Kuroma and Amazing Baby,” writes Paste about the frontman of Simon Doom. “Still, never before has the Brooklyn-based songwriter shined as brightly as he does on ‘I Feel Unloved,’ the first single from his upcoming debut full-length Babyman.” Calling the song […]

Paste Places Mount Eerie Among the Year’s Best, Stereogum Announces Tour

Posted on Jun 5, 2017
Paste Places Mount Eerie Among the Year’s Best, Stereogum Announces Tour

Mount Eerie‘s tragic and moving A Crow Looked At Me, which has already earned plenty of accolades for its candor and beauty, was recently included among Paste‘s list of the Best Albums from 2017 (So Far). According to Paste, the songs on the LP are “engrossing as they are devastating. More than words, what sticks […]

New Music From Sam Amidon

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
New Music From Sam Amidon

Nonesuch Records has released The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who has shifted here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs to present nine wholly […]

The Guardian Features Gothic Tropic

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
The Guardian Features Gothic Tropic

The Guardian says Gothic Tropic is a band to watch, lavishing praise on the rocking, guitar-forward pop project in a feature published earlier this year. “Each [song] is an object lesson in shiny pop concision,” the Guardian writes, comparing Gothic Tropic to everyone from Talking Heads to Blondie to Timbaland. In addition to heaping superlatives […]

Consequence Of Sound Shares The Builders And The Butchers’ “Never Tell”

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
Consequence Of Sound Shares The Builders And The Butchers’ “Never Tell”

Consequence of Sound has the premiere of “Never Tell,” one of the new songs on The Builders & The Butchers‘ LP The Spark. The song is “a stomping, banjo-led number about the afterlife and a showdown with the devil,” CoS writes, quoting band member Ryan Sollee about the track being “influenced by a series of […]

New Music From My Goodness

Posted on May 31, 2017
New Music From My Goodness

Scavengers, the second LP from Seattle’s My Goodness, continues the sonic evolution the band first teased on last year’s Islands EP. Formed by Seattleites Joel Schneider and Andy Lum after a chance encounter at SXSW, My Goodness has made considerable strides since recording the rocking, bluesy 2014 LP Shiver & Shake live in the studio with Rick Parashar (Pearl […]

Overcoats Play For WFPK; Wild Honey Pie Calls Their New LP a “Gift”

Posted on May 31, 2017
Overcoats Play For WFPK; Wild Honey Pie Calls Their New LP a “Gift”

Hani Elion and JJ Mitchell, also known as Overcoats, recently sat for an interview and performed spacious, haunting renditions of songs from debut LP Young in the studio of Louisville, Kentucky’s WFPK. As the station’s site says, “Their voices are a gorgeous blend of sweet and salty, perfect harmony over good beats or stripped and […]

Noisey Premieres Simon Doom Video

Posted on May 31, 2017
Noisey Premieres Simon Doom Video

NOISEY has the premiere of Simon Doom‘s “I Feel Unloved” video, which was directed by VICE art director Nick Gazin. Gazin explains Simon Doom’s album Babyman and the video thusly, “It sounds big and timeless and like something from the English post-punk sad romantic pop era of the early 1980s. Ben and Andrew from MGMT […]

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