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Ice Choir Clears Up A Sunny Day in Glasgow for ‘Bye Bye Big Ocean’ Remix

A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Sea When Absent is their most reined-in album yet โ€” an impressive feat considering it was written largely over email…
By: Nim Barshad / July 25, 2014

Cold Beat Dodges the Ghosts of San Francisco, Dives Into Surf-Kissed Post-Punk

In the middle of bemoaning the current state of San Francisco, Hannah Lew cuts herself off: "Something that inspires me about the Futurist movement i…
By: Nim Barshad / July 2, 2014

Hear Truthers Revive ’50s Pop on Ominous Single ‘Most Ghouls Agree’

Brandishing a name that nods not to 9/11 or Benghazi but, rather, to their love for The X-Files, Truthers is a Brooklyn four-piece that plays hazy,…
By: Nim Barshad / June 17, 2014

Watch BOYTOY’s Grotesque ‘Shallow Town’ Video

When Saara Untracht-Oakner moved from Boston to New York to start a band with her friend and fellow guitarist Glenn Van Dyke, she was disenchanted by…
By: Nim Barshad / June 10, 2014

Stream Unicycle Loves You’s Gritty Noise-Pop LP ‘The Dead Age’

Singer-guitarist Jim Carroll formed Unicycle Loves You as a solo project six years ago in Chicago; he returned to Brooklyn in 2012 with two more…
By: Nim Barshad / June 10, 2014

Watch Kye Kye’s Shocking ‘Scared or Selfish’ Video

At first glance, Kye Kye may seem like an exercise in novelties: they're an Estonian quartet that's settled in Portland; their lineup features three sibling…
By: Nim Barshad / June 5, 2014

Hear Dan the Automator and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Cinematic ‘Did We Live Too Fast’

Dan the Automator is a man of worldly tastes when it comes to the art of the collaboration. While mostly known for his hip ho…
By: Nim Barshad / June 3, 2014

Hear Morgan Geist’s Synth-Soaked Remix of Hercules and Love Affair’s ‘I Try to Talk to You’

Last week, Hercules and Love Affair released their third album, The Feast of the Broken Heart, making good on their promise of an aggressive, emotionally…
By: Nim Barshad / June 3, 2014

Hear Bahamas Rip Soulful Harmonies on Falsetto-Filled ‘All the Time’

The running thread in the musicianship of Afie Jurvanen, a.k.a. Bahamas, has been effortlessness. Raised in Ontario, he's self-taught on guitar, dismissive of calculated production,…
By: Nim Barshad / May 29, 2014

Hear Sondre Lerche’s Dancey, Divorce-Fueled ‘Bad Law’

Sondre Lerche spent a bulk of 2013 creating the mostly-instrumental soundtrack for The Sleepwalker, the well-received directorial debut by his then-wife, Mona Fastvold; on the…
By: Nim Barshad / May 22, 2014