Miserable Finds Grace in the Profane on ‘Uncontrollable’ LP

Kristina Esfandiari is probably best known as the vocalist of bleak rockers King Woman, as well as being a former member of shoegaze outfit Whirr,…
Megan Bradley / April 28, 2016

Nothing’s Dreams Burn Down on New Single ‘The Dead Are Dumb’

Philadelphia shoegaze denizens Nothing may seem out of place on their current home — renowned metal safe-haven Relapse Records — but you can't say they're…
Andrew Unterberger / April 27, 2016

Haybaby Sow Brilliant Sludge-Rock Tension for ‘Blood Harvest’

Judging by the Brooklyn-based Haybaby’s forthcoming EP, Blood Harvest, the trio might want to try their hand at psychological thrillers. The DIY regulars play with…
Natalie Caamano / April 27, 2016

Mo Troper Deploys Bitingly Melodic Garage Rock on ‘Beloved’ LP

Portland based rocker Mo Troper has long been active in his city's music scene, lending his singing and songwriting to staple bands like Your Rival.
Megan Bradley / April 26, 2016

Open Wide for Museum Mouth’s ‘Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig’ Album

Later this week, North Carolina DIY power trio Museum Mouth will release their latest full-length album, Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig, and it's one of the…
Andrew Unterberger / April 26, 2016

Ricky Eat Acid Passes Around New ‘Triple Cup’

Sam Ray, the Baltimore-based musical omnivore behind a dozen different projects — who most recently released the 26-track opus It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's…
Andrew Unterberger / April 25, 2016

Kyle Craft Sings His Bowie-Filtered Version of the Blues on ‘Dolls of Highland’

Kyle Craft is a 27-year-old singer/songwriter from Louisiana, who in his past life was either a glam-rock idol or frontman for a power-metal band. His…
Andrew Unterberger / April 25, 2016

Electronic Duo WEVAL Win ‘The Battle’ of Balance

The Amsterdam-based electronic duo WEVAL, composed of Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers, have planted their sonic seeds here and there without releasing a proper…
Natalie Caamano / April 22, 2016

Rob Baird Finds New, Folk-Laden Path With ‘Horses’

After releasing his sophomore effort— 2012's I Swear It's the Truth— Memphis-born country crooner Rob Baird recently found himself lacking inspiration in his native Tennessee.
Megan Bradley / April 21, 2016

Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids Celebrate the Human Family in ‘We Be All Africans’

Scholar Larry Neal writes that, along with the Black Power Movement, the Black Arts Movement of the ’60s and ’70s, "proposes a radical reordering of the western…
Evan Siegel / April 20, 2016

Look Mexico Return With the Loping ‘We Are Groot’

Six years after their second album To Bed to Battle, Tallahassee indie favorites Look Mexico are finally back with a third LP — Uniola, to…
Andrew Unterberger / April 20, 2016

Gland Create Visceral, Fun Punk With ‘Neurotica’ LP

Gland, an all-female punk trio hailing from New Orleans, channel the visceral character of their home city with exhilarating rawness. The group made their debut with…
Megan Bradley / April 19, 2016

Lisa Prank Knows ‘Luv Is Dumb’ and Embraces It

There’s a certain charm to being shamelessly honest and Robin Edwards, a.k.a. Lisa Prank, continues to demonstrate that knack in her newest single, "Luv Is…
Natalie Caamano / April 18, 2016

Yoni Wolf and Serengeti Say ‘Wassup’ on New Track from Collaborative LP

Esteemed underground rappers Yoni Wolf (of WHY?) and Serengeti have joined forces (as Yoni & Geti) for the upcoming collaborative album Testarossa. Unsurprisingly for anyone…
Andrew Unterberger / April 15, 2016

Greys Ascend to ‘Outer Heaven’ on New LP

It's easier to describe Outer Heaven, sophomore LP from the Toronto-based Greys, by what it isn't than what it is. It isn't quite a hardcore…
Andrew Unterberger / April 14, 2016

Magic Potion Find Soft Punk Nirvana With ‘Cola Boyys’

Magic Potion, the Stockholm four-piece, made their debut with last year's Melt EP, four tracks of driving, melodic jamming. After taking the year to record in…
Megan Bradley / April 14, 2016

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New ‘Run Away With Me’ Remixes Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Carly Rae Jepsen's 2015 pop gem "Run Away With Me" has become a bonafide sensation in the last six weeks, thanks to the #RunAwayWithMeme campaign…
Brennan Carley / April 14, 2016

The Coathangers Craft Rambunctious, Wink-and-Nudge Punk on ‘Nosebleed Weekend’

The Coathangers have been together for a decade, but it doesn't feel like that long to them. "We didn't realize!" exclaims guitarist-vocalist Julia Kugel (code name: Crook Kid…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2016

Supermoon Conjure Light and Dark With ‘Witching Hour’

Supermoon, a Vancouver-based four piece incorporating members from local bands Movieland and Pups, strike the endlessly delicate balance between ebullient surf-pop and foreboding punk. 2015's Comet…
Megan Bradley / April 12, 2016

Annabel Jones’ Frisky ‘IOU’ Video Goes Totally Cat Crazy

Annabel Jones is one of music's brightest new commodities, a singer-songwriter who — along with fellows Beats 1 darlings Kiiara and Moxie Raia — seems to…
Brennan Carley / April 12, 2016
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