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Hear Little Big League’s Blazing, Flannel-Flying ‘Tropical Jinx’

Philadelphia’s Little Big League — a foursome featuring former members of Strand of Oaks, Titus Andronicus, and rough-edged power-pop outfit Post Post — will release their second album this fall.
Isabel Imperatore / September 10, 2014

7 Albums to Stream: Robert Plant, Death From Above 1979, Ryan Adams, and More

The Summer of Ass has come and gone, but there’s still plenty to look forward to this year — specifically new albums from Robert Plant,…
Isabel Imperatore / September 3, 2014

Rusko and Pusher Weave Funky Electro on ‘I Wanna Mingle’

Rusko, the British producer who taught the United States a lesson in Dubstep 101, has taken a turn in recent years. His most recent single,…
Isabel Imperatore / August 27, 2014

7 Albums to Stream: Interpol, Jeezy, Blonde Redhead, and More

Cure your end-of-the-summer blues by streaming new albums from Interpol, the recently arrested (again) Jeezy, Rubblebucket, and more. 1) Interpol, El Pintor. “The gloomy New York City…
Isabel Imperatore / August 27, 2014

The Drums Wax Existential With a Goldfish in ‘I Can’t Pretend’ Lyric Video

The Drums recently followed their skull-rattling “Magic Mountain” single with the glistening but bummed-out “I Can’t Pretend.” Now, they’ve shared a lyric video for the track, which consist…
Isabel Imperatore / August 21, 2014

Watch the Barr Brothers’ Pulsating Hi-Def Video ‘Half Crazy’

Exploring the outskirts of blues, the Barr Brothers utilize accentuated guitar bends and soulful vocal strains to deliver their newest track, “Half Crazy.” The song’…
Isabel Imperatore / August 19, 2014

Pop Heroine Lowell Inspires Daydreams With ‘Summertime’

Dream-pop sensation Lowell demanded recognition with her first EP, I Killed Sarah V., which featured such sing-along bombshells as February’s “88.” Now the Canadian songstre…
Isabel Imperatore / August 13, 2014

Nude Beach Bare Details of Upcoming Double Album ’77’

Nude Beach will return just as summer comes to an end. The garage-pop enthusiasts have announced that their sophomore album, 77, will arrive on October 21.
Isabel Imperatore / July 22, 2014

Watch the Away Days’ Dazzling, Smoky ‘Paris’ Video

Turkish dream-pop troupe the Away Days rep for their hometown of Istanbul in the video for “Paris,” the shoegazing quartet’s new self-released single. As seen above,…
Isabel Imperatore / July 16, 2014

Radiator Hospital Render Sprightly Punk on ‘Cut Your Bangs’

The power-pop outfit Radiator Hospital have a knack for melodramatic melancholy. Want proof? Stream “Cut Your Bangs,” a new track from the Philadelphia quartet that will…
Isabel Imperatore / July 16, 2014

Aaron Freeman (a.k.a. Gene Ween) Unveils Pop Adorned ‘Freeman’ LP

Ween founder — formerly known as Gene Ween — has returned to his birth name, Aaron Freeman, and is taking on a fresh, sober perspective…
Isabel Imperatore / July 15, 2014

The Green Seed Revive Conscious Hip-Hop on ‘Drapetomania’

The Green Seed plant a new D.A.I.S.Y. age on their refreshing, socially conscious debut effort Drapetomania. The emcees R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T. take turns delivering penetrating…
Isabel Imperatore / July 11, 2014

Stream Mexican Slang’s Chilling Psych-Punk ‘Inside The Velvet Castle’ EP

The first half of Mexican Slang's forthcoming EP Inside The Velvet Castle, due out on July 15 via Buzz Records July 15, is full of…
Isabel Imperatore / July 8, 2014

Wunder Wunder Spin Breezy Lo-Fi on ‘Midnight Hours’

Recent California transplants Wunder Wunder explore retro nostalgia on their sun-drenched track "Midnight Hours" off of their debut album Everything Infinite. Originally from Melbourne, Australia,…
Isabel Imperatore / July 1, 2014

Hear Lucius Cover Tears For Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’

Lucius recently wowed us at Governors Ball 2014 with a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and now the Brooklyn quintet have revived…
Isabel Imperatore / June 30, 2014

Hear Guerilla Toss’ Acidic, Mind-Bending ‘Cookie’

Guerilla Toss are frontrunners for the title of Most Likely to Be Heard in a Dark Underground Warehouse With Flashing Technicolor Lights, Lots of Drugs,…
Isabel Imperatore / June 26, 2014

Stream Turn To Crime’s Rough-Edged ‘Can’t Love’ LP

In the past few months, Turn to Crime have deployed two scruffy synth-pop cuts from their upcoming debut album: “Sunday’s Cool” and the LP’s title track, “Can’t Love.” Now,…
Isabel Imperatore / June 24, 2014

Hear the Pharmacy’s Stripped-Down, Hypnotic ‘Anna Bella’

The Pharmacy subdue their habitual high-energy on "Anna Bella," a stoner-friendly slice of the garage-pop vets' forthcoming fifth album, Spells. With its mix of psych-tinged…
Isabel Imperatore / June 19, 2014