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    • CHVRCHES Working on Third Album with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics
      Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES released their well-received second album, Every Open Eye, in 2015 via Glassnote (it was #9 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list). The band have started work on their third album and they are working with Dave Stewart of iconic 1980s duo Eurythmics.
    • Life Without Sound
      Four albums in, Cleveland rock band Cloud Nothings still seem in search of something. From their snotty 2011 self-titled debut, through 2012's breakthrough Attack on Memory and its thundering 2014 follow-up, Here and Nowhere Else, one constant in frontman Dylan Baldi's songwriting is a dissatisfaction with the status quo, a desire to move on to som […]
    • Terrible Human Beings
      Declaring Pixies-inspired songwriting and naming a track "Black Francis" may get people listening to The Orwells' third record, Terrible Human Beings, but it may not be enough to keep them listening.
    • Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen
      The Caped Crusader teams up with an almost record-breaking number of Gotham vigilantes (as well as a former foe) in this DC Rebirth graphic novel. 
    • Listen: The New Pornographers - “This Is the World of the Theater”
      The New Pornographers are releasing a new album, Whiteout Conditions, on April 7 on the band's own Collected Works label, in partnership with Concord. Previously they shared the album's first single, "High Ticket Attractions," via an interactive lyric video. 
    • Watch Los Campesinos! As Daytime TV Contestants in “5 Flucloxacillin” Video
      Welsh band Los Campesinos! released a new album, Sick Scenes, today via Wichita. Now they have shared a video for "5 Flucloxacillin." James Hankins directed the video, which features the band as daytime TV contestants. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.
    • Listen: Robyn Hitchcock - “Mad Shelley’s Letterbox”
      Longtime British singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock is releasing a new self-titled album on April 21 via Yep Roc. Previously he had shared the album's first single, "I Want to Tell You About What I Want."
    • Listen: Tennis - “My Emotions Are Blinding”
      Denver duo (and real life husband and wife) Tennis are releasing a new album, Yours Conditionally, on March 10 via Mutually Detrimental. Previously we posted the "Modern Woman" video. 
    • Listen: Sondre Lerche - “I Know Something That’s Gonna Break Your Heart”
      Norwegian-born/Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche is releasing a new album, Pleasure, on March 3 via PLZ (previously the album had a April 14 release date). 
    • Savages
      Savages' astounding 2013 debut album, Silence Yourself, began with a quote nicked from the John Cassavetes' 1977 film Opening Night, in which Gena Rowlands' character, the protagonist Myrtle Gordon, stares down the barrel of her professional life, opining despondently into the mirror as an actress in her 40s, "How old are you, really? […]
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    • Premiere: Roxanne de Bastion - 'Heart Of Stone' February 27, 2017
      Taken from new album 'Heirlooms & Hearsay'...Roxanne de Bastion came of age during troubled times. Spending her childhood in America, the songwriter's family then moved to a Berlin divided by political loyalties. Able to remember the wall tumbling down, these events unconsciously recalled the movements of her grandfather. Roxanne returns t […]
    • Next Wave #739: The Magic Gang February 27, 2017
      In Association With Cheap Monday...“Some people straight up say that we sound like The Kooks, which is absolutely fine, but when you get compared to another guitar band that’s been around a few years before that’s when you get pigeonholed into being just a typical indie band. We don’t see ourselves that way,” The Magic Gang’s Jack Kaye says referencing the c […]
    • Premiere: AK/DK - 'Lagom' February 27, 2017
      Synth abstraction with just a taste of pop...AK/DK is a project helmed by Gee Sowerby and Ed Chivers, two synth boffins who remain gleefully unaware of the rules. Making it up as they go along, AK/DK dropped debut album 'Synths + Drums + Noise + Space' a while back, a document of unbridled creativity. Whereas the band's debut album was dominat […]
    • Stefflon Don Heads To Jamaica For '16 Shots' February 27, 2017
      New clip shot alongside collaborator Luke Biggins from 54 London Films...Stefflon Don heads to Jamaica in the explosive clip for new single '16 Shots'. The London-via-Rotterdam talent is laying waste to 2017, with her 'Real Ting' single fusing grime with trap, dancehall, and heaven knows what else. The MC returns to her Caribbean roots in […]
    • QTY Get Frisky On 'Dress/Undress' February 27, 2017
      Cool-as-hell guitar music from NYC...New York duo QTY have unveiled new single 'Dress/Undress' - tune in now. The pair have caused quite a stir, with their effortlessly cool songwriting sparking a flurry of headlines. The New York duo have been snapped up by Dirty Hit, with new single 'Dress/Undress' incoming. Succinct, biting, and comple […]
    • Wait. Is This A Clip Of Lorde's New Single? February 27, 2017
      Mysterious segment appears on New Zealand television...Lorde has shared a mysterious new clip on New Zealand television - and it might contain new material. The prodigal talent wowed the world with debut album 'Pure Heroine' in 2013, buoyed by breakout single 'Royals'. Since then, she curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games and took t […]
    • Willie J Healey Shares The Video For 'Greys' February 27, 2017
      Oxford newcomer continues to bewilder...Willie J Healey could only ever be himself. A bewildering, absorbing, transcendent talent, the Oxford songwriter presents a deeply English take on the lo-fi template of Ariel Pink. New single 'Greys' is forthcoming on National Anthem, and it's a warm, open, hypnotic return. The visuals are something spec […]
    • 7 Of The Best: Erased Tapes February 27, 2017
      Selecting some of the label's finest moments...It seems hard to believe that Erased Tapes, the home of some of the finest contemporary classical output in recent times, has just turned ten this month. Perhaps it’s because of the enduring quality of the releases, or the fact that since that first late-noughties glut of records from Ólafur Arnalds and Nil […]
    • Track Of The Day 27/2 - Baba Ali February 27, 2017
      In Association With Cheap Monday...Baba Ali has always felt the need to define his own identity. It's a quest that has taken him across oceans, perpetually seeking to uncover, to search out and incorporate new influences. New EP 'Nomad' is the summation of this search, wrapping different styles, different genres into one neat whole. It's […]
    • Premiere: Dom Robinson - 'Casey' February 27, 2017
      Leeds newcomer matches tender lyricism to a poignant touch...Leeds newcomer Dom Robinson placed his first track online in the opening days of 2017, a means to kick off the New Year. The results were startling. Poignant, mature songwriting, Dom Robinson's work seemed to cut just a little deeper than most. New cut 'Casey' airs first on Clash, an […]
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Rock Chick of the Day: Julie Byrne – Natural Blue

Posted by falconi5 on January 29, 2017

 

juliebyrneA calming voice when we really need one, Julie Byrne with her latest release Not Even Happiness is a breath of fresh air.  Singing in soft tones with a deep-ish poetic voice, think Joni Mitchell at her mellowest, the soundscapes that are created on this floats in the ether and envelopes you in a bubble of escape. Released on Ba Da Bing Records this song along with the entire record is a perfect Sunday Morning listen.

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Video of the Day: Chris Stapleton and Dwight Yoakam – Seven Spanish Angels

Posted by falconi5 on January 26, 2017

New school Chris Stapleton teams up with Dwight Yoakam on this song performed at The Country Music Awards.

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Live Video of the Day: Bash and Pop – On the Rocks (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Posted by falconi5 on January 26, 2017

 

bashandpopTommy Stinson may have played second fiddle to the more famous Paul Westerberg when he was with The Replacements, but when it comes to pure ramshackle Power Pop few are doing it better in 2017 than his new band Bash & Pop.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Georgie – Company of Thieves

Posted by falconi5 on January 26, 2017

georgieThe debut album is not even out yet and our ears are already on high alert for a winner.  “Company of Thieves” is an ear-worm worthy tune and the song of the year so far.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Laura Marling – Soothing

Posted by falconi5 on January 13, 2017

lauraLaura Marling always seems to stay one step ahead of our ears, always coming out with captivating music.  “Soothing” is the first single from her forthcoming album, Semper Femina.

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Video of the Day: The Thrills – Big Sur

Posted by falconi5 on January 10, 2017

A sorely missed band from Ireland, The Thrills are a hip, sun-shiney mix of The Beach Boys meets Big Star. “Big Sur” is a tune from the So Much for the City album, a desert island worthy record. Search this one out.  From the opener “Santa Cruz” to “Till the Tide Creeps In” the song that ends the set, you will be splashed with sun-kissed beach vibes. Guitar player and Co-founder Daniel Ryan has been busy managing The Little Green Cars, a spectacular band in their own right.

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Song of the Day: Nouvelle Vague – Love Comes in Spurts

Posted by falconi5 on January 10, 2017

nouvelleThe latest song, a Richard Hell cover, from the coolest covers band on the planet.  This one is from their latest release, I Could Be Happy.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Alex Lahey – Let’s Go Out

Posted by falconi5 on January 8, 2017

alexhaleyIt’s no secret by now that some of the best new music is coming from Australia, and Alex Lahey is certainly no exception.  Announcing herself with an extremely infectious E.P. , B-Grade University, she is all set to release a proper L.P. in 2017.  Keep your ears peeled fo this one.

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Video of the Day: The Strumbellas – Spirit

Posted by falconi5 on January 7, 2017

 

stumbellasThis under the radar band from Toronto was one of the buzz bands of 2016.  The infectious, anthemic Spirit is one of the ear-worm songs of the year for 2016. If you like The Lumineers you will love The Strumbellas.

 

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Live Video of the Day: Prince – The Art of Musicology Medley (MTV Unplugged)

Posted by falconi5 on January 7, 2017

 

princemtvIf you have seen his scorch the earth guitar solo on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrity jam of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” you already know that Prince is an extremely underrated guitar player.  Here, the Purple One lays down some intimate versions of his lesser known songs including “Cream” and “Sometimes it Snows in April,”  The audience interaction her is worth the price of admission alone.

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