So exciting to share Galactic’s inclusion in The New York Times’ featured playlist from last week, among the company of Meek Mill, Jacob Collier, Cactus Blossoms, and many more. “Here’s nothing more or less than a euphoric three-minute New Orleans funk romp from one of the city’s long-running bands,” writes Jon Pareles on recent single “Clap Your Hands” feat. Miss Charm Taylor. Be sure to read the full roundup on The New York Times! Galactic’s forthcoming record, Already Ready Already, is due out February 8, 2019 via Tchoup-Zilla Records.
Thrilled to share Rolling Stone’s exclusive interview with American Football, who have just announced their forthcoming record, American Football (LP3), due out March 22, 2019 via Polyvinyl Record Co. “The iconic emo band boasts an evolved sound in third album,” Rolling Stone write, “featuring guest vocals by Hayley Williams, Rachel Goswell and Elizabeth Powell,” later adding that the band has “made obvious and intentional strides towards maturation.” Be sure to read the full interview via Rolling Stone & pre-order the record on Polyvinyl!
Excited to share Galactic’s latest single, “Clap Your Hands” feat. Miss Charm Taylor, which debuted last week on Relix. The song is lifted off the band’s forthcoming 10th studio album, due out February 8, 2019 via Tchoup-Zilla Records. Be sure to listen to the song via SoundCloud & read the full piece over at Relix!
Excited to share Pitchfork’s great review of Look Now Look Again, Rainer Maria’s reissue, in which they rate the album a glowing 8.3. “A timely reissue of this prescient Midwest emo band’s back catalog,” Pitchfork write, “including their second and best album - shows how they transformed sadness into searching euphoria.” Be sure to read the full review over at Pitchfork & order the reissue via Polyvinyl!
Happy to share that Variety has reported on Galactic’s purchase of New Orleans’ most revered club, Tipitina’s, a venue they have played countless times over the past two decades. “Our goal is to preserve, promote, and protect the future of New Orleans music, culture and heritage via the Tipitina’s venue and brand,” Galactic’s drummer, Stanton Moore, shares in a statement. “Galactic is one of the best liked fixtures of America’s ‘jam band’ scene,” Variety write, making them a clear choice to own such a landmark hometown venue. For more information on the purchase, be sure to read the full report via Variety!
Excited to share that “All in Your Head,” one of the tracks off Erin Costelo’s stunning new record, has been featured by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week.” The song sits in enviable company next to the works of Kacey Musgraves, Greensky Bluegrass, Trapper Schoepp and more. “Inspired by a creepy, alien-like green light that hovered outside of Costelo’s window one evening,” Rolling Stone writes, “‘All in Your Head’ rolls cinematic blasts of brass and a killer, keyboard-propelled groove into a funk-soul freakout.”
Thrilled to share that Nylon is premiering the debut single from Noël Wells, who you may know from her acting work on Saturday Night Live, Master of None, and Mr. Roosevelt, the latter of which she wrote and directed as well. “Sunrise” is the first musical offering from Wells, who realized in 2016 that she was not feeling creatively fulfilled from TV & film, and started learning guitar and writing music as a result. “In her debut single,” Nylon write, “she channels all of this confusion and frustration, singing of a backward, mixed-up world, but also keeping the mood chill with airy harmonies [and] acoustic guitar… In that way, ‘Sunrise’ is a song of blissful, intentional ignorance, an example of just trying to keep on keeping on.” Be sure to read the full piece over at Nylon and listen to “Sunrise” via YouTube!
Thrilled to share NPR Music‘s “First Listen” of Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers’ debut record, Bought To Rot, which comes out this Friday, November 9th on Bloodshot Records. “Bought To Rot,” NPR Music writes, “bounds around outside the boundaries and margins of punk while still bearing the unfiltered, playfully profane, overstuffed-with-ideas trademark of its leader.” Be sure to read the full piece & stream the record now!
Thrilled to share Paste’s lovely review of Erin Costelo’s new record Sweet Marie. “Two albums in,” Paste declare, “Erin Costelo seems destined to establish herself alongside the top tier of today’s most expressive soulful singers,” going on to add that “this Canadian chanteuse clearly has craft and charisma needed to sustain her momentum.” Be sure to listen to & learn more about the record via Erin’s website, and catch her on tour throughout the US & Canada this fall.
Thrilled that Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb were able to sample a flight of beers courtesy of OctFest, the food, beer and music festival presented by Pitchfork and October that took place on Governors Island in New York City last weekend, September 8-9. Watch the full clip of them sipping exclusive OctFest beers on the TODAY show via Today.com!
We're thrilled to share the new Rolling Stone interview with Laura Jane Grace, who sat down to chat with them about her debut record under the Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers moniker. The record, entitled Bought to Rot, is due out November 9th on Chicago-based label Bloodshot Records. In the interview, Grace talks to Rolling Stone's Jonathan Bernstein about the genesis of the Devouring Mothers, the future of Against Me!, and how Bought to Rot's writing and recording process compared to her previous works.
We're excited to share that OctFest, presented by Pitchfork and October, have added Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to its 2018 lineup. Tweedy joins Saturday's already amazing bill that includes Vince Staples, NAO, Hatchie, Preoccupations, Vagabon, Standing on the Corner, and more. The festival is in its second year, and is taking place on Governors Island in New York City on September 8th & 9th. This year's installment will feature 20 bands, 90+ breweries, and an exclusive food lineup curated by Bon Appétit. Be sure to grab your tickets now from the official OctFest website!
Excited to share the latest music video from Petrol Girls, which debuted yesterday via NPR Music. The video is for their intimate and emotive new single, "Sister," which is lifted off their forthcoming EP The Future Is Dark, out September 14th on Hassle Records. "Petrol Girls' raging post-hardcore turns tender" on the track, according to NPR Music, who go on to praise the band's last LP Talk of Violence as "one of the most feral records of 2016, a post-hardcore debut burned in chaotic and spiraling riffs, a full-throttle rhythm section and the scorching, truth-telling voice of Ren Aldridge."
We're thrilled to share Now, Now's engaging video interview with MTV News, where the acclaimed Minneapolis-based duo discuss their journey from band camp to Threads to Saved. You can watch the full interview now via YouTube to hear KC Dalager & Brad Hale chat about touring Europe with Paramore in 2009 & learn more about how they "bubbled up with an irresistible song called 'SGL'" (MTV News) last summer, ushering in the Saved era with a revamped look & sound.
Minus the Bear have decided to close the book on nearly two decades as a band with a farewell tour this fall. They announced the decision in an exclusive interview with Stereogum, where they also shared the title track "Fair Enough" from their final EP, which is set for release on October 19th via Seattle-based Suicide Squeeze Records.
Thrilled to share that the self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics" Robert Christgau has reviewed Imarhan's incredible record Temet in his latest Noisey column, granting the album an impressive A- rating. Temet came out this past February on City Slang. You can read the full column over at Noisey, and you can listen to Temet in full via Bandcamp.
Thrilled that NPR Music have shared the latest An Horse single in this week's All Songs Considered. Be sure to read the full piece here, and listen to the track, "Get Out Somehow," via YouTube. It marks their first new music since the 2011 release of their critically-acclaimed album, Walls. Catch them live in Philadelphia & NYC this July & stay tuned for further announcements!
We're thrilled to share Folk Alley's glowing review of Unsung Passage, the newest album from The Dead Tongues, the brainchild of Ryan Gustafson. Gustafson, who has toured as a guitarist with Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cook's Guitarheels, effortlessly blurs the lines between folk, country, blues and distinctly American rock music when writing for The Dead Tongues, especially on the songs he chose to comprise Unsung Passage. Writing for Folk Alley, Kelly McCartney singles out opening track "Won't Be Long" as "a perfect representation of how Gustafson's music manages to feel timeless, authentic and organic, but not stale or overly derivative. There's an easy lonesome in his voice and an easy lilt in his melodies... but there's something else going on here that makes the album immediately appealing."
Released on May 18th via Psychic Hotline, Folk Alley further praise the record for standing as one that "can cross oceans, ages, and genres." We very much agree! You can stream Unsung Passage now via Spotify, and you can read the full album review over at Folk Alley.
Thrilled to have Pitchfork review Now, Now's new single, "MJ," the latest track to be offered up ahead of the band's forthcoming album release. "The Minnesota duo Now, Now are adept at finding sweet spots between nervy emo and shimmering, Carly Rae Jepsen-like pop," Pitchfork write, "and they strike that balance once again on 'MJ.'" The song imagines KC Dalager venting about a relationship to the King of Pop himself.
"...Dalager's under-her-breath confessions and the chugging rhythm generate a constant tension, one that animates the song and compels you to try and crack its code," Pitchfork continue, "'MJ" may be unorthodox, but it's a tribute Jackson would understand: a song you can't get out of your head."
Thrilled to share that Tancred (aka Jess Abbott) has announced her new record, Nightstand, which will be out June 1st on Polyvinyl Record Co. Today, NPR Music are debuting lead single "Reviews," which they hail as "introspective and poppy," a prime example of how "Abbott has polished her songwriting into a resplendent pop shine."
Nightstand follows 2016's critically acclaimed Out Of The Garden, which NPR Music praised as "a confident reckoning of personal identity." That reckoning will continue come June 1st, but with a greater focus on self-reflection. "This new album takes a step back from the energy of my last album to bring in a little more vulnerability," Abbott reveals.