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Emily Estefan Takes the Spotlight with New Single “Reigns (Every Night)”

Emily Estefan is a singer, like her mother Gloria. She also plays drums, guitar, bass, and piano; on top of that, she produced her forthcoming debut…
Josh Rosenberg / September 22, 2016

Genders (and Their Guitars) Wail About How They ‘Never Belonged to You’

"But I never belonged to you / I never belonged to anyone," protest Portland-based indie-rock quartet Genders on the chorus to their new single. The…
Andrew Unterberger / September 1, 2016

IAN SWEET Are Raw and Inventive on Debut Album ‘Shapeshifter’

Jillian Medford used to perform alone, but through her cross-country travels and tribulations, her solo act picked up bassist Damien Scalise and drummer Tim Cheney…
Josh Rosenberg / September 1, 2016

Signals Midwest Head Forward in the Face of Adversity on New Album ‘At This Age’

Signals Midwest have lived through a lot during their eight years together as a band. With their upcoming fourth record At This Age, the Cleveland-based…
Josh Rosenberg / August 29, 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

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

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

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

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
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