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Expert Alterations Try to Forget ‘The Past and You’ on Jangling New Song

Lord Tennyson suggested a century and a half ago that, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” But…
Rachel Brodsky / August 18, 2015

Shannon and the Clams Mourn Lost Love on ‘It’s Too Late’ Single

Oakland fuzz-pop trio Shannon and the Clams have made their name over the last by taking doo-wop melodies and covering them in grime, a trick…
Colin Joyce / August 18, 2015

Jidenna, St. Beauty, and Roman GianArthur Explore Music’s Extra-Sonic Powers

In the final installment of Wondaland Presents: The Future, a five-part video series on Janelle Monaé’s singular label — which just put out its first…
Harley Brown / August 17, 2015

The Woolen Men Celebrate ‘Life in Hell’ on New Single

Jeremy Earl’s Woodsist Records has long been an outpost for fellow travelers to the floorboard-creaking folk rock he makes with his band Woods. But enter…
Colin Joyce / August 17, 2015

Cold Beat Surrender to Synthesizers on ‘Spirals’

San Francisco’s Hannah Lew, an admitted insomniac, has always made music as Cold Beat that creeps along in the liminal state between awake and asleep. For…
Harley Brown / August 14, 2015

Kalle Mattson Braces for an ‘Avalanche’ on New EP

Kalle Mattson’s Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold was a record of triumph, of building big orchestral swells and bountiful arrangements out of devastation and…
Colin Joyce / August 14, 2015

Deep Cotton Does ‘Whatever the Hell We Want to Do’ at Wondaland Records

As part of the second installment of Wondaland Records’ five-part video series Wondaland Presents: Welcome to the Future, the Atlanta-based duo Deep Cotton — a.k.a. Nate Wonder…
Harley Brown / August 13, 2015

Gracie Looks to a Not-So-Distant Past on ‘Jesse’ Single

Gracie Jackson is a connoisseur of stoned alt-rock trademarks: lethargic guitar licks, smoky vocals, and droopy, plodding bass lines. The first single from her self-titled…
Margaret Farrell / August 13, 2015

Myrkur Offers More Swooning Darkness on ‘Skadi’

In our recent All Eyes On profile on Danish black metal composer Amalie Bruun, she said that in her work as Myrkur, she’s “never bee…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015

Silicon Is Hanging On the ‘Cellphone’ on New Track

As part of the Mint Chicks with his brother Ruban, Kody Nielson spent the better part of the early aughts bearing the torch of off-kilter…
Colin Joyce / August 13, 2015
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