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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

Sex Stains Make Their 60-Second Entrance With ‘Don’t Hate Me ‘Cuz I’m Beautiful’

Sex Stains is the appropriately confrontational name for the new rock supergroup fronted by Allison Wolfe of riot grrrl standard-bearers Bratmobile. Wolfe is joined in…
Andrew Unterberger / July 19, 2016

‘Wait Up,’ Prinze George Are Only Getting Started

Brooklyn-based indie pop trio Prinze George is a group to watch, and not just because Forbes said so. Based in Maryland, Kenny Grimm (production), Naomi…
Krista Caproni / July 18, 2016

The Channels Patent the Melody of Weirdness on ‘The Same Thing’

"We’ve been trying to do the same thing," avers Wes Kaplan of the punk question mark that is the Channels. Either Kaplan is being ironic…
Matt Malone / July 14, 2016

Wyatt Blair Proves There Is No Such Thing as Unrevivable ’80s on ‘Monday Morning Mess’

For as long as the 1980s have been distant enough to be considered retro, bands aiming to evoke the era have loaded up on synths,…
Andrew Unterberger / July 12, 2016

Jamila Woods Searches for ‘Heavn’ on Debut Album

This has been a pretty good year for Chicago's young talent. In the months after Kanye West's God-fearing beast of a new album hit TIDAL, Chance the Rapper…
Brian Josephs / July 11, 2016

Creative Adult Use Growling Riffs to ‘Heal’ Themselves on New Track

A Fear of Life may not be a phobia familiar to all, though Creative Adult’s traumatic past justifies their connection to their second LP’s title.
Matt Malone / July 7, 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

Strange Relations’ ‘Going Out’ Is a Great Reason to Stay in Today

Minneapolis trio Strange Relations certainly don't sound like your classic Twin Cities indie idols, eschewing the shredded-heart urgency of Hüsker Dü and the Replacements to…
Andrew Unterberger / July 6, 2016

angelic milk Gnaw Through Expectation on Age-Defying New Single ‘Tie Me Up’

angelic milk, the former solo project of angst-filled, bedroom-ridden Russian teen Sarah Persephona and current indie four-piece (Facebook-memorialized as "too lo-fi to live, too gothpop…
Krista Caproni / July 5, 2016

Twist Celebrate Self-Confidence on New Single ‘Can’t Wait’

Twist's lineup hasn't always been easy to pin down. Aside from the Toronto act's core members, singer-songwriter Laura Hermiston and Holy F**k’s Brian Borchedt, a number of artists…
Matt Malone / July 5, 2016

Animal Collective’s Deakin Offers a Thwomping, Pristine Remix to Niagara’s ‘Hyperocean’

When focusing on their own work, Animal Collective have a unique tendency to conjure up all sorts of chaos around simple pop melodies. But when…
Matt Malone / June 30, 2016

Field Mouse Can Only Remain Calm for So Long on ‘Out of Context’

"Out of Context," the final track on Field Mouse’s forthcoming record, is not your typical album closer. Lead singer Rachel Browne fights hard to stay level,…
Matt Malone / June 23, 2016

Drowse Composes His Own Mental ‘Break’ on New Single

Kyle Bates is the man behind shoegaze/drone project Drowse, whose new yolk-filled video "Break" marks the first single from his upcoming Memory Bed EP. After…
Matt Malone / June 22, 2016
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