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Q&A: Philly Quartet Good Girl on Trying to Resurrect the R&B Group

When Philly girl group Good Girl took the stage at America’s Got Talent this year to perform their a cappella rendition of En Vogue's "Don’t…
Maya Lewis / August 23, 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

TBS and Mass Appeal Team Up for Show ‘Based Loosely’ on Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics

As if the lyrics of Biggie Smalls weren't notorious enough, they've now spawned their own comedy television series. TBS announced today that, in partnership with Mass…
Maya Lewis / July 28, 2016

Bleached Play America a ‘Wednesday Night Melody’ on ‘Seth Meyers’

Los Angeles quartet Bleached brought their fuzzy punk pop to the masses last night, performing "Wednesday Night Melody" on Late Night with Seth Myers. Unlike the…
Maya Lewis / July 28, 2016

Haley Bonar Wants to Have a Word With Your ‘Stupid Face’

You might not have heard someone called a "stupid face" since you were in 7th grade, but somehow Haley Bonar makes the insult sound grown-up,…
Maya Lewis / July 20, 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

Take a Stroll Down Blue States’ ‘Vision Trail’ on Ethereal New Song

After a nine-year hiatus, Blue States are back with celestial new track "Vision Trail." The ever-evolving group is the project of Greek musician Andy Dragazis, falling…
Maya Lewis / July 6, 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

iji Dreams of the ‘Summer of 2069′ on New Stream-of-Consciousness Song

iji (pronounced "eehee" and written in lowercase), the indie-rock band that sounds like they probably could have preformed at Woodstock, is making a simultaneous nod…
Maya Lewis / June 21, 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

James Iha Scores Creepy Theme Song for New James Franco Movie

James Iha, former guitarist for Smashing Pumpkins, has released the haunting new theme song for James Franco's upcoming thriller Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? The track…
Maya Lewis / June 9, 2016

Listen to Alex Cameron ‘Take Care of Business’ on New Single

Australian singer-songwriter Alex Cameron's new song "Take Care of Business" is pure 1980s grief, in the best possible way. It's the type of track a teenage…
Maya Lewis / June 7, 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