Los Angeles – Excitement is mounting with only seven days until the release of Shulamith, Polica’s eagerly awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed Give You The Ghost. The band’s sophomore release is streaming in full now over on NPR: FIrst Listen, where writer Andrea Swensson calls the LP “nearly perfect.” Listen to Shulamith HERE. In other
I’m just going to go ahead and say the NPR/WNYC Soundcheck showcase at Le Poisson Rouge was the hottest showcase of CMJ this year. Just about every media outlet was there, and it was broadcast live. Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest DJ’d in between sets, remarking that we were a tough crowd.
Earlier in the year, M83 made a stop at the historic 9:30 Club on their Spring tour and NPR was their to capture the magic and brilliance that is this band live. The recording, which includes the latest single “Reunion” and the ever-hypnotizing “Midnight City“, transports you to the mystical, dream-like world ofM83. As a wash of
Grace Woodroofe’s Transformer is NPR’s Song Of The Day. We sat down with Grace last week and discussed how she is able to “channel some of the most classic and substantial influences into finding the substance within to make her own raw and real music”. See our recent interview with Grace by clicking here.
Announce SXSW Schedule US Spring Tour Dates With Blouse, Doldrums and Young Magic I LOVE YOU, IT’S COOL Out April 3rd On Dead Oceans / Hometapes Now Available for Pre-Order After playing a secret show in New York last week, Bear in Heaven are officially back in business and ready to hit the road. What better
NPR’s All Songs Considered rings in the new year by telling us about new music from Reign Of Terror , Sleigh Bells (Shown), Craig Finn, Sharon Van Etten and many more. http://tinyurl.com/AllSongsConsidered1
David Bazan is a former Christian rock singer who lost his faith and sings about his transformation and the reasons behind it. To read NPR’s “David Bazan: Sin and Salvation” by Stephan Thompson and to hear the song, click here.
BestNewBands.com’s Portland correspondent Liz Livengood raved about local act Typhoon back in April, saying the 12-person band “can only be described as epic,” and that “seeing them live was a treat.” (Check out Liz’s review here.) After hearing such high praise, as well as kind words from NPR and The Chicago Tribune, I’m that much
It used to be that one couldn’t live in the relatively small town of Denton, Texas without having heard of local singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe. But now, it’s difficult to find a person in the indie music world who hasn’t run across her instantly recognizeable brand of dusky folk in the last year or so. Her
Sometimes, songwriters can find inspiration in the strangest places. For Ross Flourney, listening to a radio show provided the inspiration for him to break a long spell of writers block, which was partially due to the end of his band, The Broken West. He was down and out, living in Pasadena, until an unlikely source