New Music

The Velvet Teen Return After Nine Years With Serene New Single, ‘The Giving In’

It's been nine years since Santa Rosa indie-rock trio the Velvet Teen released their last album, 2006's Cum Laude!, but this summer they're coming back with…
By: James Grebey / May 18, 2015

Mother Falcon Spread Their Wings on Jazz-Funk-Flecked ‘Kid’

Austin-based classical-pop collective Mother Falcon will soon fly back into your life with their third studio album, Good Luck Have Fun (out on August 14…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 18, 2015

Psymon Spine Reveal a Rainbow of Genres on Self-Titled EP

Their name might conjure up images of high-school biology class, but Saratoga Springs electro-meets-experimental-pop collective Psymon Spine sound more like a Friday-night dance — one…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 15, 2015

Stream Another New (Ten-Minute!) Track From Sun Kil Moon’s Upcoming Album

Ten minutes, 11 hours, a million thoughts... just your average Mark Kozelek song, right? No one knew what direction the man who performs as Su…
By: Dan Weiss / May 14, 2015

Van Exel Blasts Off Into Prog-House Grandeur on ‘The Statik Eclipse’

Van Exel, otherwise known as producer and remixer T.H. White, has returned from a three-year musical hiatus with new song "The Statik Eclipse." Full of…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 14, 2015

Premiere: Sweet Spirit (and Britt Daniel) Cover Spoon’s ‘Paper Tiger’

Britt Daniel puts his money where his mouth is, literally: the Spoon frontman reps fellow Austinites Sweet Spirit so hard he's lent his voice to…
By: Harley Brown / May 14, 2015

KEN Mode Bring the Hooks and the Hardcore on ‘Management Control’

With 2013's excellent Entrench, Canadian post-hardcore act KEN Mode offered all manner of noisy punk characterizations, occasionally letting the songs delve into a more hook-centered…
By: Jonathan Dick / May 14, 2015

Ride High With Valkyrie’s New LP ‘Shadows’

Harkening back to both the sludgy beginnings of Black Sabbath and the double-tracked guitar days of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, Virginia classic metal enthusiast…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2015

Glockabelle’s New ‘Wolf BBQ’ EP Is Anarchic Enchantment

Proclaiming her style “glockrock,” the Francophone free-form bandleader Annabelle Cazes A.K.A. Glockabelle has crafted an intricate and beautifully composed pandemonium for her new EP Wolf…
By: Margaret Farrell / May 13, 2015

Malportado Kids Rail Against the Patriarchy on ‘Basta Huedo’

You can always count on Providence's Victoria Ruiz to shout something politically salient, and the punk-rock heroine does so with her usual ire in Malportado…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 13, 2015
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