Thrilled to share Pitchfork’s feature to announce Girl Band’s first new song in four years, “Shoulderblades.” The new song is the lead single from the band’s new LP The Talkies, out September 27 with Rough Trade. The new single was announced with a music video directed by Bob Gallagher. Check out the full article on Pitchfork!
Ecstatic to share Luray’s “Dig” feature on The New York Times Playlist! The New York Times describes “Dig,” as a “ghostly waltz, where introspection can carry her: from banjo picking to distant roaring electric guitars to glimmering thumb-piano plinks, from isolation to sweet intransigence.” Check out the full playlist here!
Thrilled to share Consequence of Sound’s stream of Graveyard Club’s new single “William”. The single comes from from the Minneapolis’ groups forthcoming album Goodnight Paradise, out June 28th. The band gives insight into the song’s origin, drawing inspiration from Ben E. King, Twin Peaks and Ray Bradbury. Check out the full article and stream the new single here!
Check out Rolling Stone’s “Songs You Need to Know” feature of The Archives cover of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is”! The Washington D.C. reggae band recieved high praise from the magazine, stating “Modern reggae covers of classic songs can be a crapshoot, but the group’s interpretation of this song balances the faithful with the inventive.” Read the full article on Rolling Stone!
Thrilled to announce Stereogum’s premiere of Giant in the Lighthouse’s new single “Sprinting”! The single is apart of the indie pop duo’s forthcoming debut EP, Waving, out June 28. Check out the new single on Stereogum!
Check out Rolling Stone’s Best Country and Americana Songs of The Week, which features NightJacket’s new song “Waking Up With You”! Rolling Stone praises the single by saying, “With its dreamy jangle and dramatic delivery, “Waking Up With You” nods to the glory days of shimmering college-rock, back when groups like 10,000 Maniacs and the Sundays briefly ruled the roost.” Read the full article here!
Excited to share that Governors Ball is featured on Newsweek’s 13 Best Summer Festivals of 2019! The Randall’s Island festival includes big headliners like Tyler, the Creator, Florence + the Machine, The Strokes, Mitski, Lil Wayne, Nas and SZA. With Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard and his alt- country quartet, Calpurnia being the new band to watch! Click here to read the full article on Newsweek.
Check out Billboard’s exclusive premiere of JR JR’s “Dumb Myself Down” with their new label, Love Is EZ! The new song is apart of the Detroit duo’s upcoming Invocations/Conversations double album coming out May 31, 2019. Read the full article here, where JR JR's Joshua Epstein talks about the inspiration behind the song and the duo’s new label!
Excited to share High Snobiety’s premire of Now, Now’s brand new single, “Enda” out now with Trans Records! The song is listed on the site’s recommended listening page, ensuring readers that the “dark magic” single is spiritually cleansing. Read the full article here!
The Ninth Wave shared their music video for the single “Used To Be Yours”, premiered via Noisey Music who wrote that the band’s ”sound is a brilliant, bleak mixture of 80s rock bands like The Cure and Sonic Youth, but with a synth pop sheen – the kind of thing you might listen to while smoking in the bath and ruminating over past lovers if you were feeling particularly dramatic.” See it HERE and read an interview with the band.
The New York Times gives their take on The Archives’ version of Gil Scott Heron’s “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” in this week’s Playlist, writing… “This version of ‘Home Is Where the Hatred Is,’ a testimonial of bleak addiction, trades in the edgy anxiety of Scott-Heron’s scurrying original for a sedate, dub-reggae flow. But Puma Ptah, a vocalist hailing from the U.S. Virgin Islands, holds onto the lyric’s core sense of pathos and frustration. Read more at The New York Times.
Watch American Football rate Greta Van Fleet, Bradley Cooper and Celebrity ASMR on the latest episode of Pitchfork’s “Over/Under.” The band also talks about the New England Patriots and “Never Meant” memes! Be sure to watch the full video on Pitchfork!
Check out NPR Music’s Best Songs in March to find Odonis Odonis’s song “Collector”, off the band’s forthcoming Reaction EP! NPR Music’s Andrew Flanagan says, “Odonis Odonis refines its grime and provides a restrained outlet for contemporary anxiety. You couldn't ask for a better soundtrack to the uploading of our minds to the cloud — which, as it turns out, is less Second Life and more panoptical solitary confinement.” Read the full article here!
Check out the premire of Ryan Pollie’s music video for “Aim Slow” on NPR Music & All Songs TV! “Aim Slow” is the first single off of Pollie’s new self-titled album out on May 17th with ANTI- Records. The first single is already recieving praise, with NPR saying, “‘Aim Slow’ is a raw portrait of the fading of memories and loss of innocence that occurs with or without a life-changing diagnosis.” Ryan Pollie will be avalibe in stores and online via ANTI- Records on Friday, May 17 with pre-order available now!
Check out Entertainment Weekly’s first look on Dave Hause’s new song ‘Saboteurs’ from his new upcoming album Kick, out April 12! Sarah Rodman describes ‘Saboteurs’ as, “Illustrating both the pervasive nature of fear and a determination to fight that fear, and how simply choosing to weather the storm with people you love can be an act of strength.” Read the full article on Entertainment Weekly!
The Ninth Wave are in the middle of making their US debut this month, and Paste Magazine has named them one of “15 British Acts You Need To Know”. Read all about them and some other great music HERE!
“Over the past couple of years, Glasgow’s The Ninth Wave has consistently released expertly-crafted pop songs with a pitch-black underbelly. With frontman Haydn Park-Pattersonheir at the helm via brooding, anthemic lead vocals, The Ninth Wave’s synth-driven dark wave reaches profound peaks of ecstasy.”
American Football are back with their 3rd self-titled LP. It’s out next week, but you can listen early via NPR Music’s “First Listen”.
“More so than on previous albums, which could feel like stolen glimpses of someone's journal, LP3 is openly padded with hard-to-swallow personal reflections, such as explorations of intergenerational trauma, and karma. “
Excited to share Galactic’s interview with NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday! The interview features Galactic’s favorite venue to play at for over 25 years, Tipitina's in New Orleans. Check out the full interview on NPR!
Thrilled to share Pitchfork’s review of Du Blonde’s latest album, Lung Bread for Daddy! On Beth Jeans Houghton’s second album, “the truth will set you free and make you queasy.” With Pitchfork’s Ben Hewitt saying, “Du Blonde sorts through the messiest aspects of desire and revulsion with cathartic finesse, purging her past while leaving her strange, spiky magic intact.” Read the full article on Pitchfork!
Check out Noisey’s Blind Spots feature where Mike Kinsella of American Football reviews Vampire Weekend's 2008 debut album! Ahead of the release of American Football (LP3), the Owen and Cap’n Jazz veteran takes his first listen to the band’s self titled Vampire Weekend album, adding “Was this on the O.C.?” Read the full article on Noisey!