Widowspeak Offer Slippery Psych-Folk on ‘Thick as Thieves’

As we inch ever closer to the release of Widowspeak's second Captured Tracks album, Almanac, we get yet another angle on the Brooklyn-based dream-pop outfit.
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Watch the Soft Moon Freak Out in Harrowing ‘Die Life’ Video

The Soft Moon may have began as the bedroom project of San Francisco's Juan Velasquez — a producer's melding of bleak Morricone-style film music and…
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Young Scooter’s ‘Street Lottery’

Some rappers, who are content to turn their lives into superhero-gone-Tarantino tales of being down and out, then find success and enact hater retribution. And…
Brandon Soderberg / January 9, 2013

Avicii’s Brazen New Trick to Beat Writer’s Block

You're Avicii. You're responsible for one of the biggest dance-pop crossover hits of the past two years, "Levels," with 56 million YouTube plays (and counting).
Philip Sherburne / January 9, 2013

Tom Waits and Keith Richards Unveil Swashbuckling ‘Shenandoah’ Cover

This isn't Tom Waits and Keith Richards' first time on the high seas together. The Rolling Stones co-founder has played guitar on three of Waits'
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

See Brian Eno’s ‘Day of Light,’ a ‘LUX’ Fan-Submitted Photo Collage

Brian Eno is the René Magritte of the ambient music game. When he releases an album, it isn't an album — it's four 20-minute electronic soundscapes…
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Hear the Cannanes’ ‘Bumper,’ the First Official Release From the Indie Legends in 11 Years

Cardigan-owners, rejoice! Long-running Australian indie-pop combo the Cannanes have returned with "Bumper," the first taste of their first major release since 2002's Trouble Seemed So Far Away. The Small…
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

Tegan and Sara Pep Up the Rolling Stones’ ‘Fool to Cry’ for HBO’s ‘Girls’

Girls just wanted to have fun., and so the HBO show had the New York band deliver a new song, "Sight of the Sun" on…
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Watch Nirvana’s 1989 Show Where Kurt Cobain Asked J Mascis to Join the Band

A treasure trove of vintage Nirvana live video footage has surfaced online, Gothamist points out. The clips date to 1989, when Dave Grohl hadn't yet…
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

Hear Low’s Almost Upbeat ‘Just Make it Stop’

Low's tenth long-player is coming March 19 via Sub Pop, and knowing that Wilco main man Jeff Tweedy is producing The Invisible Way makes that news…
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

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 whip…
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
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