new-music

The Cairo Gang Fly Solo on Smoky Psych-Rocker ‘Take Your Time’

Longtime Bonnie "Prince" Billy backers the Cairo Gang return to the foreground on July 23, with new "mini-album" Tiny Rebels. But first comes "Take Your Time," a…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Joey Bada$$’s ’95 Til Infinity’ Nods to Souls of Mischief, Offers Pure Boom-Bap

Since Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ dropped "Word Is Bond" last month we've been getting amped awaiting his Summer Knights mixtape. That was supposed to come…
Colin Stutz / June 12, 2013

Speedy Ortiz Get Personal on Lilting Loner Anthem ‘No Below’

Northampton four-piece Speedy Ortiz keep reminding us why we included them in our Best New Artists lineup. Their Carpark Records debut Major Arcana is due July…
Chris Martins / June 12, 2013

Pure X’s ‘Thousand Year Old Child’ Gives the Performance of a Lifetime

On Pure X's peaceful Crawling Up the Stairs entry, "Thousand Year Old Child," an old soul serenades his lover as she walks out the door.
Colin Stutz / June 12, 2013

Hear Smith Westerns’ Sad, Starry ‘Idol’

Roughly two weeks out from the release of their third album, Soft Will, Smith Westerns have released a third song from the record: the forlorn…
Jordan Sargent / June 12, 2013

Hear Arp Ditch Synths for a Church Organ on ‘More (Blues)’

Arp, a.k.a. electro composer Alexis Georgopoulos, is leaving synth abstraction behind on his next album. On September 17, Smalltown Supersound will release MORE, a 12-track collection…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

No Age Share Blistering Mutant Punk Jammer ‘C’mon Stimmung’

We recently visited No Age in the studio, where Dean Spunt told us a thing or two about the Los Angeles art-punks' new album, An…
Chris Martins / June 12, 2013

Stream the Cannanes’ Brainy ‘A Bigger Splash,’ From DIY Icons’ First LP in Over a Decade

Earlier this year, Australian DIY legends the Cannanes returned with the Small Batch EP, the ramshackle outfit's first major release since 2002's Trouble Seemed So…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Hear Djedjotronic and Maelstrom’s Banging ‘Buran,’ Via Sound Pellegrino

France's Sound Pellegrino label launched in 2009 with Zombie Disco Squad's "Esperanto"/"Eurovision" single. Laced with Brazilian funk carioca, it was a laser beam across the…
Philip Sherburne / June 12, 2013

Hooded Fang Host a Furry Fight Club in ‘Bye Bye Land’

Figures that an outfit called Hooded Fang would stuff their newest video with masks and violence. In the above clip for "Bye Bye Land," the…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Watch Peals Catch Some Waves in Hazy ‘Blue Elvis’ Beach Video

Last month, Peals shared the meditative video for "Belle Air," an arthouse short that pondered death and time using common, inanimate objects. Now, the instrumental…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Painted Palms Slow Time With Joyous Psych-Pop on ‘Upper Floors’

San Francisco's Painted Palms made a brief return earlier this year with their Ariel Pink-indebted Polyvinyl single "Carousel." Today they're self-releasing an entire free EP as…
Chris Martins / June 12, 2013

Stream Ducky’s Tipsy ‘Air (Day Version)’

San Francisco-born singer Morgan Neiman records as Ducky, a beat-savvy veteran of the New York City club crawl. Latest single, "Air (Day Version)," due for…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

See the Zolas’ Time-Bending ‘Strange Girl’ Video

They say a manic pixie dream girl's magic never wears off. That's the crux of the Zolas' music video for "Strange Girl," the most recent…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Watch Queens of the Stone Age Play Fan-Picked Set List at London In-Store

Queens of the Stone Age have been awfully generous with their live shows lately. The ...Like Clockwork heavyweights recently shared footage of their June 5 Live on…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Fat Tony Brings Kool A.D. to His Chat-Room ‘Hood Party’ in Rambunctious Video

Ain't no party like a Google Hangout party. In his new video for laid-back anthem "Hood Party," Houston rapper Fat Tony spans the States with…
Colin Stutz / June 11, 2013

Bishop Nehru, 16, Out-Raps His Peers in Bloody ‘Fickle Mind$’ Video

Let's get this out of the way: Despite resembling Earl Sweatshirt thanks to the bucket hat and baby face, the rapper that Bishop Nehru most…
Jordan Sargent / June 11, 2013

Freddie Gibbs Previews ‘ESGN’ Album With Bleak-Banging ‘One Eighty Seven’ Single

We've been watching Indiana-raised rapper Freddie Gibbs for a minute now. And through all of professional struggles and record label headaches — Interscope dropped him in…
Colin Stutz / June 11, 2013

Coma Cinema’s Aching ‘Virgin Veins’ Tells of Trauma

A self-deprecating spark burns bright on Coma Cinema's bare new track "Virgin Veins." The since-abandoned project of South Carolina singer/songwriter Mat Cothran, Coma Cinema's output…
Paula Mejia / June 11, 2013

Watch Polica Endure Torture While Justin Vernon Sings in Grisly ‘Tiff’ Video

Poliça's new album so far sounds like it will favor the emotional. Take, for example, lead single "Tiff," which features Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Frontwoman…
Paula Mejia / June 11, 2013
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