Premieres

Law Holt Is a Force to Be Reckoned With on Debut Album ‘City’

Friend and frequent collaborator of the Edinburgh pop trio Young Fathers, Law Holt brings the U.K.'s underground pop scene to newer, darker places. Three tracks…
Josh Rosenberg / August 25, 2016

Earl Sweatshirt and Knxwledge Find ‘Balance’ on New Adult Swim Single

The 13th song off of this year's Adult Swim Singles Program is an Earl Sweatshirt joint. The rapping recluse grabs producer Knxwledge (who produced "Momma," from Kendrick…
Brian Josephs / August 17, 2016

Touché Amoré Rise Above With New Album ‘Stage Four’ and Julien Baker Duet ‘Skyscraper’

Touché Amoré’s music and their fanbase can be described in almost the exact same terms: fierce, blistering, intense, and, above all, hardcore. Since their incendiary…
Ian Cohen / August 16, 2016

Honey Bucket Wander and Wonder Through Their ‘Magical World’ on Latest Album

Portland mutant-pop trio Honey Bucket, who — perhaps intentionally, perhaps unintentionally — share a name with a popular portable restroom service, are back with their…
Krista Caproni / August 16, 2016

Psychic Twin Dances Through Her ‘Hopeless’ Heart on New Song

Singer/songwriter/composer Erin Fein is your Psychic Twin, and what she's sensing is that you need gorgeously shimmering, melancholic dance-pop in your life. She's right, of…
Andrew Unterberger / August 11, 2016

GosT Blends Metal With Moroder and Horror Movies on ‘Maleficarum’

Not to be confused with skeleton mask-wearing Swedish metal band Ghost, skeleton mask-wearing American solo project GosT specializes in bridging extreme metal with the more…
Adrien Begrand / August 10, 2016

Get Stuck in the Time-Lapse Synths of Mylko’s ‘Contrast’

The titular "Contrast" evident in the newest song by Mexico City based electronic duo Mylko would appear to be between the dimension of us earthly…
Andrew Unterberger / August 10, 2016

Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning Enters His ‘Home Wrecking Years’ on Lush New Album

Ensemble-rock renaissance man and Broken Social Scene founding member Brendan Canning has quite the resume. Not only has he released five records with his Toronto cohort…
Rachel Brodsky / August 9, 2016

Kindling Bring the Downpour on Debut LP ‘Everywhere Else’

Summer is not generally shoegaze season — it's hard to really submerge in a sea of guitars when you're already swimming in humidity to begin…
Andrew Unterberger / August 9, 2016

Stream Thee Oh Sees’ Spiraling, Shredding New LP ‘A Weird Exits’

Indie rock’s prolific psych-shredders Thee Oh Sees are ready to melt faces once again with their 11th full-length in eight years, A Weird Exits. Just…
Matt Malone / August 8, 2016

Goon’s Sweetly Warped Love Song Will Make You ‘Dizzy’

What started as a way for Kenny Becker to express and accept the symptoms of a condition that left him periodically unable to hear or…
Maya Lewis / August 4, 2016

Arc Iris’ Cosmic New Single ‘Paint With the Sun’ Is a Fable in Disguise

It feels ironic that Arc Iris comes from the smallest state in the US. The Providence-based trio writes astronomical music, with vast diversity in instrumentation,…
Matt Malone / August 3, 2016

Aptly Named New Duo Encourage Dance-Floor Weeping With ‘Let Me Go’

Don’t let their origins fool you. While the accurately tagged New Duo comprises Scott Stapleton of Phosphorescent and Matthew Walker of Brooklyn’s psych-pop group Dead…
Matt Malone / August 2, 2016

Find a ‘Second Home’ in the Honest Anthems of Dogbreth’s New Record

"Cool and Blue" is both a highlight off Dogbreth’s new record Second Home and a fitting description of the band as a whole. The Phoenix/Seattle-hailing…
Matt Malone / August 1, 2016

Blowout Offer a New Voice for Emo on the Riotous ‘No Beer, No Dad’

While the late-'90s rise of emo inspired as many fangirls as it did fanboys, the actual band members creating the genre’s canon were predominantly male.
Matt Malone / July 27, 2016

Bouncing Souls Seek ‘Simplicity’ on Reflective New Album

Pogo-punk godfathers the Bouncing Souls are on the cusp of dropping their tenth studio album, well-timed to the recent release of comeback efforts from fellow three-chord…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Mike Kinsella Returns as ‘The King of Whys’ on New Owen LP

During two nine-day trips to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Chicago singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella left behind his hometown recording days and mostly-solo writing practices to track Owen’s…
Natalie Caamano / July 26, 2016

Sexy Dex & The Fresh Harmonize Hyper-Pop and Funk on the Off-Kilter ‘My Bae-B’

The punctuation that saturates Sexy Dex and The Fresh’s Soundcloud name (read: !Sexy Dex /&\ The Fresh!) is necessary to understand just how electric and…
Matt Malone / July 21, 2016

Carl Broemel’s Charming Acoustic Single ‘Snowflake’ Is Inspired by Molecular Physics, Naturally

Carl Broemel’s third single from his upcoming record 4th of July doesn’t employ snowflake imagery to denote some "stunning originality of his one true love."
Matt Malone / July 21, 2016

Hairy Hands Insists Aliens Can Cure Loneliness on “YNA”

Hampshire-based Hairy Hands, the multi-instrumentalist/producer/singer known to his human friends as James Alexander Bright, has a healthy obsession with space travel, otherworldly wonders, and…
Matt Malone / July 20, 2016
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