New Music

Stream Citizen’s Arresting ‘Everybody Is Going to Heaven’ LP

The members of Citizen are split between Toledo, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan and they've traditionally made music that hews closely to their Midwestern roots. Their…
By: Colin Joyce / June 9, 2015

Nightjacket Reassure ‘It’s Alright’ on New Single

From its reverb-drenched opening chord, Nightjacket's lovely and wistful new track "It's Alright" pegs the Los Angeles five-piece as a bunch of hopeless romantics. Buoyed by the smoky, chanteuse-like vocal…
By: Tree Palmedo / June 9, 2015

Vundabar Turn Up the Summer Heat on ‘Oulala’

Next month, the jangly Boston trio Vundabar will release their sophomore album Gawk. The latest single they've shared, the roaring "Oulala," treads in pop territory, but it also traffics i…
By: Tree Palmedo / June 8, 2015

Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders Relive the Neon ’80s on ‘Live 2 Ride | Ride 2 Live’

Keytar-toting Brooklyn songwriter Ronnie Stone opens his latest spaced out synth-pop track with the admission that "lately [he's] been stuck in time." If you're not…
By: Colin Joyce / June 8, 2015

Austin Punks Institute Aim For ‘Catharsis’ on Austere Debut Album

As members of Wiccans, Back to Back, and local legends Glue, the four Austinites in Institute have all made their own headway pushing at the…
By: Colin Joyce / June 5, 2015

COIN Spread Dream-Pop Joy in Three Brand-New Tracks

Just ahead of their self-titled debut record (out on June 8 via Columbia, currently available for pre-order on iTunes), Nashville indie-pop performers COIN have three…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 5, 2015

The Legends Have ‘Something Left To Die For’ in Brooding New Single

Blame it on their country's endless frigid weather, but Swedish pop acts love to lyrically expose a person's darkest emotions and simultaneously obscure them in foamy…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 4, 2015

Young Empires Bask in the Alt-Pop ‘Sunshine’

With luminous, reverbing synths and the pinched vocals of Matthew Vlahovich, the Toronto trio Young Empires have delivered the indie-pop delicacy ‘Sunshine.’ The track i…
By: Margaret Farrell / June 4, 2015

WATERS Hitch a Ride with Fender in New Video

A couple of months ago, Fender announced the Accelerator Tour, an initiative to help bands get on their feet — or wheels — by furnishing…
By: Harley Brown / June 4, 2015

Inspired & the Sleep ‘Time Travel’ to an Era of Pole-Dancing and Sax Solos

Inspired & the Sleep are a groove-based pop collective from San Diego, keyed around singer-songwriter Max Greenhalgh and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Outcault. The project's latest EP,…
By: Andrew Unterberger / June 3, 2015
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