The Men Stay Plugged in on ‘Electric’ New LP Advance Track

In the lunar cycle, a new moon means no moon, which always struck as unnecessarily confusing. The Men, however, are very much present on "Electric,"…
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

Hear Christopher Owens Opener Melted Toys’ Synth-Baked ‘Always’

As former Girls frontman Christopher Owens sets out on tour in support of solo album Lysandre, he has tapped another San Francisco-based group, Melted Toys, to…
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

Hear Brendan Canty’s Deathfix Broadcast Explosive Prog ‘Transmission’

That the two men who founded Deathfix boast such disparate musical backgrounds suggests that the resulting project would sound nothing like either's previous work. Guitarist/singer…
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Hear Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s Singularly Anthemic ‘We the Common’

Back in October we heard the quaint and bluesy first taste from We the Common, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down's forthcoming third album.
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Battle Zombie Squares in ‘Bag of Bones’ Video

It’s hard to know when to start and stop quoting a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song. The band’s titular leader is a born frontman —…
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Foxygen’s ‘San Francisco’ Video Evokes Teenage Malaise of the 1960s

Los Angeles child-psych duo Foxygen like to play pretend. When reviewing last year’s Take the Kids Off Broadway, SPIN described the “loopy, lovable youngsters” as being “drunk…
Kyle McGovern / January 8, 2013

Hear Bleached’s Sunny, Punky ‘Next Stop’

When Los Angeles' leading ladies of gnarly party-punk Mika Miko called it quits in 2009, fans of the city's burgeoning DIY scene seriously lamented the loss. But…
Chris Martins / January 8, 2013

Watch Zebra Katz ‘Pulla Stunt’ in Menacing New Video

New York performance artist Zebra Katz wound up with an unlikely hit on his hands after his “Ima Read” took off with an assist from…
Chris Martins / January 8, 2013

Willow Smith Samples Radiohead’s ‘Codex’ on Precocious ‘Sugar and Spice’

Update: The song has been pulled from Smith’s official SoundCloud and YouTube channels. Kids say the darndest things, don’t they? One day they’re all, “I…
Chris Martins / January 8, 2013

Suede Bring a Camera Into the Studio for Claustrophobic ‘Barriers’ Video

Long-dormant London band Suede returned yesterday (January 7) with a free download of “Barriers,” their first new song in a decade, and now the five-piece have…
Kyle McGovern / January 8, 2013

Hear Shannon Whitworth’s Folk-Pop Heartbreaker ‘You Are in Love’

Since leaving North Carolina bluegrass outfit The Biscuit Burners seven years ago, banjo player-turned-frontwoman Shannon Whitworth has been touring like crazy in support of an…
David Bevan / January 8, 2013

Iceage Preview Matador Debut With Sexually Conflicted Slayer ‘Coalition’

If Iceage's 2011 debut New Brigade, our choice for #23 album of that year, was, as we (admittedly) put it, a "call to arms," the answer…
Marc Hogan / January 8, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Yo La Tengo, Skrillex, Pantha du Prince, Free Energy, and More

Hey, it’s Tuesday! Hunker down in headphones with the 10 new albums below. 1) Yo La Tengo, Fade. On “Ohm,” the album’s opening track: “A sweetly…
Kyle McGovern / January 8, 2013

SBTRKT Releases Live LP Featuring Sampha, Strings, Drum Solos

For all the clamor over what constitutes an authentically live performance of electronic music, SBTRKT has shown that it’s not really all that hard to…
Philip Sherburne / January 8, 2013

Stream California X’s Full Sludge-Pop Debut

Though California X’s cartwheeling, low-end-friendly noise has drawn quick comparisons to Dinosaur Jr. (also, it should be repeated, of Amherst, Mass.), lead vocalist Lemmy Gurtowsky shares…
David Bevan / January 8, 2013

Jimi Hendrix Imagines UFOs Laughing on Wanky Blues Jam ‘Somewhere’

Our first listen from the latest record of Jimi Hendrix music no one saw fit to release for decades is here! “Somewhere,” off of the…
Marc Hogan / January 8, 2013

See Anamanaguchi’s Wild, Arcade-Set ‘Meow’ Clip

For the clip to new single “Meow,” Brooklyn chiptune maniacs Anamanaguchi took to a local arcade for an expectedly bright, sometimes frightening, Daniel Gray Longino-…
David Bevan / January 8, 2013

Nokia Music’s ‘New American Noise’ Dives Deep Into Sissy Bounce Scene

On January 18, the Sundance Channel is set to premiere New American Noise, a six-part documentary series by Nokia Music and Somesuch & Co. where…
Chris Martins / January 8, 2013

Meet Chief Keef ‘Citgo’ Producer Young Ravisu

One of the most exciting songs on Chief Keef's Finally Rich is the bonus track "Citgo," a melodic mumbler with an absolutely gorgeous beat. It's like…
Brandon Soderberg / January 8, 2013

Ra Ra Riot Beg to ‘Dance With Me’ on Bouncy Rebound Song

Ra Ra Riot have been doling out samples of their upcoming third album, Beta Love (due January 22 from Barsuk), for the past few months.
Kyle McGovern / January 7, 2013
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