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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

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

The Shondes Think You’re ‘Everything Good’

Having a reputation for producing anthems can be a bit of a heavy burden but somehow the Shondes, one of Brooklyn’s finest feminist punk bands,…
Maya Lewis / July 19, 2016

Listen to Alcatraz Harry’s Hypnotic ‘Ode to Frankfurt’ Off Jackmaster’s ‘DJ Kicks’

Something about a bouncy instrumental can send you into a trance on the dance floor, especially when a song like "Ode to Frankfurt" by Alcatraz…
Maya Lewis / June 29, 2016

Y La Bamba’s ‘Ostrich’ Takes on Heritage and Growth – But Not Flight

Ostriches might be flightless, but Mexifolk group  Y La Bamba's new track "Ostrich" is a soaring balance of tradition and evolution. The first single from their upcoming album, Ojos…
Maya Lewis / June 23, 2016

White Sea Prepares for the Apocalypse on New Song ‘Ellipses’

What would you do if the apocalypse started on your lunch break? White Sea, the solo project of former M83 vocalist Morgan Kibby, thought long…
Maya Lewis / June 22, 2016

Kino Kimino Breathes New Hurt Into ‘Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover’

Kino Kimino, the whimsical quirky brainchild of punk eccentric Kim Talon (with contributions from Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth), is mostly known…
Maya Lewis / June 17, 2016

Listen to Twin River’s Deceptively Dark New Song ‘Knife’

The title of Vancouver pop-rock band Twin River's new single "Knife" can be a bit misleading — the melody is as mellow and beachy as your…
Maya Lewis / June 2, 2016

Mutual Benefit Is Adrift In Love On ‘Lost Dreamers’

"Let’s take the long way home / Let’s throw away our phones," sings Jordan Lee on his newest single as Mutual Benefit. "Lost Dreamers" is…
Evan Siegel / April 5, 2016

Attic Abasement ‘Show Up to Leave’ on Endearing New Song

Attic Abasement's 2010 album Dancing Is Depressing is perhaps the crown jewel of lo-fi bedroom pop. With a subtle nod to Pavement and Joan of…
Jeffrey Silverstein / April 4, 2016

PC Worship Induces Vertigo in Black-and-White ‘Done’ Video

Punk collective PC Worship — frontman Justin Frye with a rotating cast of musicians — closed out 2015 with a groaning bang on Basement Hysteria, a four-track EP they…
Megan Bradley / March 31, 2016

Commodo Sculpts a Medieval Dubstep Torture Chamber on ‘My Liege’

After several EPs on dubstep minor deity Mala's reliably excellent Deep Medi Musik imprint, U.K. bassmaker Commodo is set to release his debut solo LP, How What…
Harley Brown / March 29, 2016

Cross Record Reflect From an Isolated Expanse in ‘Lemon’ Video

Cross Record, made up of husband-and-wife duo Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, imbue their music with the quiet energy of their chosen locale — Dripping…
Megan Bradley / March 29, 2016

Mark Kozelek Recruits Will Oldham and Low’s Mimi Parker for Subdued Cover of Waylon Jennings’ ‘Amanda’

Mark Kozelek continues his career-long prolific streak with a new covers album, Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites, out May 27 via Caldo Verde Records. Featuring covers of 10CC,…
Harley Brown / March 28, 2016

Tenement Debut Equally Crunchy and Sticky ‘The Block Is Safe Again’

Last year, Wisconsin trio Tenement (one of SPIN's 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now) proved that surging, distorted rock with a hint of guitar chime —…
Dan Weiss / March 28, 2016
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