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10 New Bands to See at Lollapalooza

10 New Bands to See at Lollapalooza

29 July 2014

Chicago – Lollapalooza is finally upon us! You’ve been counting down the days to see your favorite bands, but what about all those new...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly...

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And...

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone....

Features

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza - Debuts On Letterman

30 July 2014

Los Angeles - Fresh off a European tour that included shows with Kings of Leon and Neil Young and performances at numerous festivals, including British Summer Time in Hyde Park, The Last Internationale will perform at U.S. festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 2), the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento,...

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

Acclaimed Seattle Artist Fences Unveils “Arrows” Featuring Macklemore And Produced By Ryan Lewis

28 July 2014

New York - Elektra Records has announced the label debut from acclaimed singer/songwriter Fences. “LESSER OCEANS” – which includes the new single, “Arrows” featuring Macklemore and produced by Ryan Lewis – arrives everywhere on October 14th.  “LESSER OCEANS” is available for pre-sale beginning today (see below), with all...

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

Bleachers' Debut Single "I Wanna Get Better" Hits #1 at Alt Radio + Tour Dates

27 July 2014

New York -  Bleachers' debut hit single "I Wanna Get Better" hits #1* at Alt radio after only 20 weeks on the chart and is the #3 Greatest Gainer. Since its launch in February "I Wanna Get Better" has sold over 200 thousand singles and streamed over 4 million times;...

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

How Do You Feel Joywave? An Interview with Sean Donnelly and Daniel Armbruster

27 July 2014

Chicago – Ready to update your summer playlist? Start with one of the hottest tracks from Joywave: “Tongues.” This New York indie electronic-pop band melds punk, funk, house, and hip-hop on the irresistible How Do You Feel? EP.  Back in 2011, the band sprung onto the scene...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone. Primarily instrumental, with only a line or two of vocals, it introduces the themes of change and interpersonal relationships. The album isn’t simply...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapman (drums) released their debut, When I Was Younger, off of Descendant Records. A lengthy fourteen tracks long, the album...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, "Blast", earlier this month, in conjunction...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions....

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  New York - How To Dress Well is the moniker of soloist Tom Krell, a musician whose canon of songs nestle in the realm of ambient, alternative R&B. Krell's most recent album, however, What Is This Heart? (Weird World Records/Domino Recording Co) moves towards something operatic in structure and in sentiment. True to form, the tracks throughou...
  San Francisco - Not every day is a good day.  Sometimes, there are unpleasant experiences that can gnaw at us, like being late in line at the post office or persistent nausea on the bus. Though they are often quite temporary, these mild instances of discomfort  can feel like the world is ending.  Yet these moments pass, and we forget about them…...

Shannon and the Clams

Published in Interviews
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 19:10
Austin - Shannon and the Clams emerged from Oakland in 2009.  Their sound is not just nostalgic, it sounds like authentic music from the 50’s and 60’s.  Front woman Shannon Shaw has a powerful rasp which vocalist/guitarist Cody Blanchard nearly matches, giving the sound of a doo-wop girl group.  Though a bit of an odd line-up choice for Austin Ps...

Houston Loves You: A Weekend With Fat Tony

Published in Live Reviews
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 08:58
Houston – If you’re going to go to Houston, TX, you’ll want Fat Tony to show you around.  As I was told by one gentleman, “Fat Tony runs Houston yo.”  Luckily, I had Anthony Obi, better known as Fat Tony, to show me around this weekend.  Though I’ve seen him many times in Austin and Los Angeles, seeing him perform in his element was a completely ...

Saints of Valory – Possibilities EP

Published in Album Reviews
Sunday, 22 September 2013 12:16
  While listening to "Possibilities", the latest EP from the up and coming Austin, TX outfit Saints of Valory, there’s sort of a parallel to watching a movie like "October Sky" or perhaps even "Cool Runnings." First is the overwhelmingly optimistic aesthetic that no matter where you are bound to geographically, barriers and obstacles can be conque...

Grouper Dreams Big at Disjecta

Published in Live Reviews
Thursday, 21 June 2012 01:08
“Do we have any knitters in the house?” asked Disjecta Art Center Executive Director Bryan Suereth this past Friday night. It wasn’t until two hands quickly shot up in the audience that I realized this question wasn’t a joke. The second annual Quiet Music Festival would be exactly what it advertised to be: quiet. Until then, I had forecasted thi...