Tegan and Sara are releasing a new album, Love You to Death, on June 3 via Warner Bros. The sisterly duo have previously shared the album's first two singles, "Boyfriend" and "U-turn." The former was already given the music video treatment and now "U-turn" gets a clip.
Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) is releasing his new album, Skip a Sinking Stone, on May 20 via Mom + Pop. It's the follow-up to his 2013-released debut album, Love's Crushing Diamond. Now Lee has shared another beautiful track from the album, "The Hearafter," which you can listen to below.
The Mountain Goats have shared a cover of War's "Summer." The cover is part of Amazon's Songs of the Summer playlist, which will be available June 3 and will also feature new songs or covers by Baio (listen to his new song for the playlist, "Don't Fight Fate," here), Laura Gibson, Surfer Blood, Blitzen Trapper, and more. […]
Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio released his debut solo album last September via Glassnote. He's going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Now Amazon has shared a brand new song from him, "Don't Fight Fate."
British trio Fear of Men (Jessica Weiss, Daniel Falvey, and Michael Miles) are releasing their sophomore full-length album, Fall Forever, on June 3 via Kanine. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Island" (as well as its video) and the song "Trauma."
Prince passed away at his home on April 21 and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Over the weekend Beck covered Prince's "Raspberry Beret" during his set at Memphis, TN's Beale Street Music Festival.
Prince passed away at his home on April 21 and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Now Mac DeMarco has covered "It's Gonna Be Lonely," from Prince's self-titled 1979 album. Pitchfork has posted a video of DeMarco performing the song with bandmate Jon Lent on the shore of Far Rockaway Beach, where DeMarc […]
Art is quite literally alive in this story. The Art Ops version of protecting the Mona Lisa from a potential art theft was to free her from the canvas and place her into something like witness protection, a life of bagging groceries.
There's a sort of giddy anticipation of a collaborative project of artists whose work you like individually for different reasons and whose intersecting creative paths were a complete mystery. Eluding fanfare, singer Antony Hegarty, now taking the nameANOHNI and commonly known from her music made as Antony & The Johnsons, united with two of the more […]
From forthcoming EP 'Sinner Of The Week'...Daniel Wilson is blessed with that ineffable quality known as soul. His family called him 'Little Luther' when he was younger, gleefully attending church so he could sing in the choir. New EP 'Sinner Of The Week' is a potent introduction, showcasing his unmistakeable voice and rapidly b […]
New project from Maya Marie...Maya Marie is a maverick talent. Once a member of explosive electro-punk merchants Soho Dolls, she later entered the industry, writing pop songs for big hitters. Now she's working with New Pharaohs, on something rather more subtle, and rather more emotive. New cut 'Nothing Without You' is a wonderfully poetic work […]
Down tempo, jazz-tinged electronics...Izzy Flynn comes from a jazz background, but found her imagination ignited by electronic beats. Previously training at Leeds College of Music, she then plunged head-first into underground culture, opening herself up to new influences. New single 'Medicine' is the result. Down tempo, jazz-tinged electronics, the […]
Beats1 catch up with the highly rated newcomers...Spring King have spoken to Beats1 about the recording of their much anticipated debut album. The band took part in UK Represent on Julie Adenuga's show, with the full episode set to air on the station at 9pm tonight (May 4th). Speaking about the sessions for their debut album, the group said: "Just […]
A classically trained cellist with an emotive sweep...De Montevert first entered music as a classically trained cellist. Since then, though, the Swedish artist has uncovered what could loosely be termed as her pop nous. New album 'De Montevert' is a delight, veering from dreamy pop music to some otherworldly sketches in the blink of an eye. Recorde […]
Danish production duo arriving laced with colour...THANKS is a new Danish production duo, featuring Anders and Anders. Think they look a little familiar? Well, perhaps they do - both worked as members of Alphabeat, who notched up a few hits in their time. THANKS is something new, however, matching luscious pop against some crisp electronics. Debut single […]
The true story of 'Rubble Kings'...With the ever-rising status of hip-hop in today’s media landscape comes the need to document the origins and spirit of such a prominent aspect of our culture. A few decades after its birth, it has effectively become a multi-billion dollars industry: As all subcultures reaching a stage of surexposition, it is at ri […]
Flurry of tour dates confirmed...John Metcalfe is best known as an instrumentalist, but when he heard Rosie Doonan's voice he knew he had to work with her. 'The Appearance Of Colour' was the result. A vivid, warmly engrossing listen, the sessions proved to be so fertile that a follow up EP is in the works. Out on May 6th, 'Wrapped' i […]
A direct, ecstatic return...It's been little over a year since the release of Ghost Culture's debut album, yet the producer is still surging ahead. Taking a break from his unrelenting live schedule the London-based artist hopped back into the studio, pouring his energies into fresh material. Completing a handful of tracks, Ghost Culture recently re […]
The label marks its 20th anniversary with River Island collab.For its tenth season, the BFC backed initiative from River Island – River Island Design Forum – has something a little special up its sleeve, partnering with the iconic label You Must Create as it marks its 20th anniversary. Mixing up the rules adhered to previously by collaborators like Christoph […]
Shad pilgrimages to New York City to trace the origins of hip-hop with Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and more. Hip-Hop Evolution tells the origin story of hip-hop from the inside out by Adam Pugsley | Chart Attack.
Every song from Beyoncé's Lemonade landed on the singles chart. So, like, is this when you say, "Slay, queen"? Beyoncé just set a whole bunch of Billboard records at once by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
The Montreal band project the psychedelic power of fish... and the weirdest, moodiest days of '00s indie rock. PREMIERE: Family Band zone out at the aquarium in “Don’t Slip Away” by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
After deleting themselves from the internet, Radiohead has re-emerged with a sweeping, orchestral new song. Radiohead goes analogue in “Burn The Witch,” their first new single in 5 years by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Gary Numan is a robot pop pioneer, but, this documentary suggests, his affect was more than partly genuine. Gary Numan: Android in La La Land is the human portrait behind a famous android by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Hamilton-born, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Kathleen Munroe talks about her double creative life in music and cinema. PREMIERE: Munroe’s “Bonnie” finds longing in the dancing ghosts of film history by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Drake spent Views release weekend playing surprise sets all over Toronto. Ryerson, I owe you 6 cents. I accidentally crashed Drake’s surprise Ryerson University show this weekend by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is a charming tribute to the unifying power of music. After the success of their first album, Swedish duo First Aid Kit returned to the studio with new confidence and vision. The result, The Lion’s Roar, was a powerful statement of modern folk pop, with the Söderberg sisters weaving great new songs. The […]
San Francisco – “Enigma” is a word that is not used enough these days, despite the many modern artists whose personas can really only be described in such a way: Björk, ANOHNI (f.k.a. Antony Hegarty), Richard James (Aphex Twin), etc. When it comes to originality, these are all people whose musical innovation and talent is surpassed only by the Continue Readi […]
Los Angeles – Swedish indie pop trio Miike Snow has announced plans for a North American summer headline tour, in addition to the band’s current tour. The summer dates begin July 25th at Omaha, Nebraska’s Slowdown and continue through early August, including a stop in Chicago for Lollapalooza. Tickets for all shows will be on sale to Continue Reading → The p […]
Chicago – Uptown’s Riviera Theatre was filled to capacity with an interesting mix of fans excited to see twenty-eight year-old Australian singer-songwriter and guitar maven Courtney Barnett, who was joined by Nashville rock band Bully. The Grammy nominated modern folk singer has been drawing large, diverse crowds thanks to her honest and relatable lyrics, wh […]
San Francisco – The farther we progress through the second decade of the 2000s, the more apparent it is becoming that we are living in a time of transition. Things we wouldn’t have dreamed possible are happening, both good and bad: diseases are being cured, Donald Trump has a terrifying shot at securing the U.S. presidency, and our Continue Reading → The pos […]
New York – Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Kaleo have announced the release of their label debut album. A/B arrives on June 10th. The band will celebrate the album’s arrival with a very special sold-out release day show at Los Angeles’s El Rey Theatre. Primarily recorded in Nashville alongside producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay), Continue Re […]