Sleigh Bells' "Demons" (from 2012's sophomore album Reign of Terror) was used to great effect in last fall's season one finale of Jessica Jones. A character listened to the song loudly on noise-cancelling headphones to help counteract David Tennant's villainous and charismatic Kilgrave, who can control minds with the sound of hi […]
Blood Orange (aka Devonté Hynes) released an acclaimed new album, Freetown Sound, back in June via Domino. Last night he stopped by Conan to perform both "Augustine" and "Thank You." For the former he was seated at the piano, with two backing dancers behind him. For the latter he stood up to perform. Throughout framed photos of police sho […]
Angel Olsen is releasing a new album, MY WOMAN, on September 2 via Jagjaguwar. Previously she had shared videos for the album's first two singles, "Intern" and "Shut Up Kiss Me." Now she has shared another song from the album, the eight-minute long "Sister," via its video. Olsen self-directed the album's first two vide […]
Morgan Delt's first jam bore the hallmarks of '60s psych so thoroughly that some thought it was unearthed from the post-Woodstock era. Drenched in psychedelia, Phase Zero is dripping with dreamy sounds that ooze from your speakers' pores like day-after LSD sweat.
British four-piece Glass Animals are releasing their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, this Friday (August 26) via Harvest. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Life Itself," as well as a video for the song, and a video for "Youth."
Wye Oak frontwoman Jenn Wasner is releasing her debut full-length album under her Flock of Dimes solo project, If You See Me, Say Yes, which is due out September 23 via Partisan. She had already shared the album's first single, "Semaphore," as well as a video for it. Now she has shared another song from the album, "Everything Is Happening […]
Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis has announced her debut solo album, but she's going under the moniker Sad13. The album, Slugger, is due out November 11 via Carpark. She's shared its first single, "Get a Yes," which you can listen to below via NPR. Also below is the tracklist and cover art.
Wildflower, the long awaited follow-up to Since I Left You, the acclaimed 2001 debut album by Australia's The Avalanches, was finally released in July via Astralwerks/Modular/EMI/XL. Now the band have shared a fun and trippy animated video for "Subways."
Tasteful French house kissed by the summer breeze...French touch pioneer Cherokee is moving forward once more. New cut 'How I Feel' is a taste piece of house music, with some stunning boogie and disco inflections. Goto's vocal pushes it into pop realms, a glistening piece of electro-funk that feels kissed by the summer breeze. A top-down anthe […]
Can this Australian producer go all the way?There's such a thing as 'internet famous'. You know the sort of thing: a track, a meme that goes viral, but then disappears as quickly as it arrived. Australian artist Vancouver Sleep Clinic has this nailed, but he might just have more depth, more staying power than most. The 18 year old electronic w […]
Iconic frontman signs to Warners...Liam Gallagher has signed a new deal with Warner Brothers, and intends to release a solo album next year. The iconic frontman has just announced news of the deal, following a period away from music after the dissolution of Beady Eye. Penning the new deal, Liam Gallagher states: "Very excited to be signing to the mighty […]
'Cold And Got Colder'Music always wins through. This Is The Kit go about their business with the least amount of fuss, but the sheer artistry on show is enough to gain some incredible plaudits. Recent album 'Bashed Out' was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner, and it's become something of a breakout moment for the project: […]
Jamie Treay's broadest, and perhaps most personal, record yet...In a way, the most surprising facet of Jamie T's career isn't his five year absence but the fact that returned at all. After all, so many of the Class of 2007 found their careers floundering on the rocks after the indie boom imploded, rapidly shifting from Names To Drop to being, […]
New album 'Mowing' due for release on November 18th...Michael Nau hails from a tiny Appalachian city in Maryland, a rural space that seems to allow his imagination free rein. It certainly lets his music wander in some interesting directions. Picture dusty country records from the 70s, unearthed and presented in an entirely fresh light. Strange, beg […]
"We came from the four corners..."Kate Tempest has shared new single 'Don't Fall In' - check it out now. The spoken word artist/playwright/novelist/cultural provocateur will release new album 'Let Them Eat Chaos' on October 7th, with this new single providing a demonstration of where her head is at. New cut 'Don't […]
Wild, patchwork visuals...Sometimes these things just pass you by. When rising electronic trio Jaded were netted by Black Butter Records’ ‘Spread Love’ series, many thought they were complete newcomers. In fact, the three-piece had already delivered a number of high profile remixes, including one for none other than Sir Paul McCartney. But then, their hyper- […]
Check out 'Back To The Crib' below...A newly unearthed J Dilla tape been unearthed. 'Back To The Crib' was recorded by the late hip-hop producer around the turn of the Millennium, and features everyone from Michael Jackson and the Doobie Brothers through to Fela Kuti. The tape is being released by BBE Records, and in a statement Peter Ada […]
Britney Spears, The 1975, Bastille + more confirmed...The line up for this year's Apple Music Festival has been announced, with Britney Spears, The 1975, Bastille and more set to play. The annual event takes hold of London's historic Roundhouse venue, with fans able to nab tickets through an online ballot. The line up is pop heavy this year, with b […]
New podcast tomorrow features an interview with Winger and The Dregs drum maestro Rod Morgenstein. Rod tells his story and how he joined Winger and what he does now, which includes being a professor at Berkley. Hope you enjoy the chat. I also give my review of Guns N Roses last week in LA. Podcast... Read more
Dokken frontman Don Dokken and guitarist George Lynch have begun snapping at each other ahead of the band’s reunion shows in Japan, says drummer Mick Brown – and he adds that he’s tired of it. The classic lineup, also featuring Jeff Pilson, are set to pay six gigs in October, before Dokken revert to the... Read more
Ratt drummer Bobby Blozter was a recent guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM’s shows, Eddie Trunk Live where he discussed touring without any of the original members of the band and the legal battles over ownership the band name. Excerpts from interview appear below as transcribed by blabbermouth.net. On continuing to tour as Ratt without any other... Read more
Could there be any other time or situation when you would find legendary Oscar-winning-actor Robert DeNiro and thrash/metal pioneers Anthrax on the same bill? Likely not, so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – tune into Late Night with Seth Meyers tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24th. Late Night with Seth Meyers airs on NBC at 12:35AM/11:35PMc. But. […]
As announced on Billboard.com earlier today, legendary Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will officially release his vibrant new solo album, We Are The Ones, October 28th on Red River Records (Distributed by BFD/RED). Not wanting to waste any time in getting his legions of fans excited about We Are The Ones, Dee has launched a... Read more
Metallica have released a video featuring their live debut of latest song, Hardwired, which was shot in Minneapolis over the weekend. Watch it below. Drummer Lars Ulrich revealed that, since, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, had been recorded on an instrument-by-instrument basis, Metallica hadn’t played Hardwired together as a band until five days before the sho […]
Happy birthday today to my son Raymond who is 9 years old! Also huge happy birthday wishes to Dana Rosen. Dana has donated her time to do the music news on this site since it was launched. I greatly appreciate her contributions. So take a minute to wish Dana a happy birthday here in the... Read more
Back from a few days in Los Angeles where I kicked off the month leading up to the Hair Nation event with a couple of events and also saw Guns N Roses at Dodger Stadium. Wednesday I hosted and did press for the event with some of the artists performing. Some of the musicians that... Read more
Sari Cohen of AXS reports: With the upcoming SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival happening at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sep. 17, the world of rock was front and center on Wednesday night to celebrate the occasion. The gathering was all about the official SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle of the Bands which took place at... Read more
A video of Aerosmith playing before the Rock N’ Roller coaster ride in Disney World’s Hollywood Studio’s was recently edited to remove Steven Tyler giving the “shocker” hand gesture — 17 years after the clip first started airing. Tyler — who is no stranger to acting lewd — addressed Disney’s late attempt at censorship on... Read more
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The London, Ontario husband and wife duo debut their bold take on the oft-misunderstood IDM genre. PREMIERE: Wormwood usher in their new “Phase” of dense, dynamic dance music by Griffin Martell | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is a modern working class anthem. When Richard Thompson left Fairport Convention, he wanted to build on the traditional music the band was exploring while pursuing his own distinctive vision. The result was a charming blend of English sensibility, wry humor, and timeless themes. After one solo disc, he and wife Linda began […]
London – Since forming in 2014, Brooklyn NYC and more recently LA-based trio DREAMERS has harvested a healthy fan following and critical approval off the back of constant touring and a run of popular singles, all three of which feature on this titular-challenged debut album, This Album Does Not Exist. Before we all run into corners to form Continue Reading → […]
Chicago – If you live in Chicago, chances are you’ve at least once made the trek out to Highland Park, through the suburban enclaves of the uber wealthy, to check out a show at the beautiful Ravinia Festival. The outdoor venue has become a staple for summer concerts, though it usually tends to attract a Continue Reading → The post Best Coast Brings Cali Nigh […]
New York – UK punk band Slaves has released a new music video for the single “Spit It Out,” from the duo’s upcoming sophomore LP Take Control, set for release September 30th via Republic Records. Take Control is available for pre-order here! “Spit It Out” is an explosion of punk-rock fury, produced by one of the legends of early Continue Reading → The post S […]
London – If 2014’s inventive eponymous debut recording by Arc Iris whetted the appetite for the strange and beautiful, then its follow-up, Moon Saloon, provides a veritable banquet. The Providence, Rhode Island trio of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, keyboard meister Zachary Tenorio-Miller, and percussionist Ray Belli has cast aside some of […]
New York – From the streets of New York to Venice Beach and a chance encounter with the storied rapper, producer, and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA - Lucas Asher and his band Faulkner have been turning the heads of everyone from the prominent and seasoned engineer Mark Needham (The Killers) to Rick Rubin and more recently, KCRW’s own, Jason Bentle […]