Gabriela Tully Claymore

Pile – “Tin Foil Hat”

Last summer, I went to a Northside Festival showcase somewhere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and landed myself in a regrettable conversation about Pile. It was with a dude who, while clearly well-versed in the Northeastern rock scene, was really just another asshole with a Bandcamp page and something to prove. As a female-bodied individual who like… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 24, 2015

Stream Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday

Chasing Yesterday, the sophomore album from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, has undergone what could be considered an interesting press cycle. Gallagher has done a few interviews in which he admitted to being OK with reuniting Oasis if he got paid boatloads of money for it, he declared the Arctic Monkeys a totalMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 24, 2015

Coliseum – “We Are The Water” Video

Coliseum will release their new album, Anxiety's Kiss, in May, the follow-up 2013's Sister Faith. It's the Louisville-based trio's third straight album with producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines). Today Coliseum shared a sparse but dramatic performance video for the album's lead single "We Are The Water." Watch the Max Moore-directed clip and check… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 24, 2015

Weed – “Stay In The Summer” (Stereogum Premiere)

Some people get really hung up on band names. If a name is too snarky, the band risks being labeled as some kind of liberal arts school reject, if it's too long they're emo, if it's too self-serious then they're definitely over-compensating for something. Naming your band "Weed" is bound to be a turn-off for… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 24, 2015

The Tallest Man On Earth – “Sagres”

If you're at all familiar with Kristian Matsson's discography, then "Sagres" will sound like a clear departure from the Swedish singer-songwriter's earlier work. It's not even a departure, it's more like a jarring declaration of abandonment. Since his debut full-length, Shallow Grave, was released in 2008, Mattson has slowly orchestrated larger sounds to counteract hi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 24, 2015

Novella – “Land Gone” Video

When we premiered "Land Gone," the debut single off of Novella's forthcoming album Land, I commented on the London-based band's retro inclinations, suggesting that the album is fated to be referenced alongside shoegaze and psychedelic greats. The song's video is old-fashioned in a different way: It could have been plucked from the American BandstandMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015

Colleen Green – “TV” Video

When I interviewed Colleen Green about her new album I Want To Grow Up, we talked about how most of the songs are dark first-person narratives wrapped in the kind of bubblegum coating that makes them an effortless first listen. Oh, and we discussed her favorite television shows. I Want To Grow Up i… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015

Watch Suede Debut “What I’m Trying To Tell You” At The NME Awards

Seminal Britpoppers Suede reunited in 2010 and have since released the comeback album Bloodsports. Back in 2014, we speculated on whether or not the band had a new LP in the works after they debuted a mysterious new song, "I Don't Know How To Reach You," at a benefit show, and he was soo… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015

Felicita – “Tails”

PC Music is hands-down one of the most intriguing labels of the decade so far, in part because the UK collective has honed an aesthetic that sounds so mechanistic that it's difficult to envision flesh-and-bone people creating these sounds. Last week the label announced that its artists will present their first ever live show… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015

Alex G – “Change”

Long before Orchid Tapes released his fifth full-length, DSU, and the world subsequently fell to his feet, Alex G was a quiet underground hero with a steadfast band of followers. A lot changed in 2014. The Philly-based songwriter, who used to put out his music via Bandcamp for a select community of listeners, is currently… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015

Tenement – “Morning Mouth” (Stereogum Premiere)

Though I happen to own a significant number of cassettes, it's easy to acknowledge the format's shortcomings -- the sound quality typically sucks, tape unravels, spools break, and they're easily stepped on and subsequently destroyed. Cassettes can no longer be considered obsolete, but they're definitely impractical. There are tons of incredible bands whose music i… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015

Grooms – “Doctor M” Video

Brooklyn-based Grooms released their latest LP, Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair, earlier this week, and we've already seen a tremendous video for the song "Cross-Off," starring drummer Steve Levine (who as it turns out, has a role on Better Call Saul). The album's lead single, "Doctor M," is a slow-burning… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 20, 2015

Watch Ride’s First Concert In 20 Years

Legendary shoegazers Ride broke up in 1996, but last year the British band cryptically announced that they would tour again after a black banner emblazoned with their logo appeared as a billboard in Barcelona. The band confirmed that they would tour toward the end of May and in early June of this year. It… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 20, 2015

Never Young – “Ur A Front”

Never Young hail from the Bay Area, a place that I can personally attest fosters a cultural environment that straight-up refuses to forget about the 1960s (if you disregard the massive influx of techies). That's okay, because bands coming out of the region do a tremendous job fusing a sense of psychedelia with an ever-evolving… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

Watch TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone As A Brooklyn Music Store Clerk On Broad City

Broad City is the funniest comedy on television right now, hands fucking down. The show is only in its second season, but it has established a certain level of musical clout after featuring a song by Father/Daughter signee Small Wonder in an episode several weeks ago, not to mention when the creators/protagonists Abbi Jacobson and… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

HSY – “Sally”

Toronto-based HSY craft the kind of noise that makes you want to grind your teeth or order a stake extra rare. The band displays a performative aggression that commands attention, whether or not you're inclined to give it. "Sally" is the A-Side of a 7" that HSY will release next month on Buzz Records, with… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We're nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

Peter Doherty – “Flags Of The Old Regime” Video

Peter Doherty's single "Flags Of The Old Regime" is an undeniable bummer of a song, but what makes it certifiably depressing is the fact that it's a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. The song will be released next month by Walk Tall Recordings and all of the proceeds will go to the Amy… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

Geronimo! – “Low Fruit On The Vine” (Stereogum Premiere)

My first Geronimo! show was supposed to be the last Geronimo! show; the Chicagoan trio traveled to New York to play both the official and unofficial Exploding in Sound showcases, and I fortunately caught them at the latter. The band has since announced that they will play a for-real-this-time farewell show at Chicago's Beat Kitche… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

Foo Fighters Headlining Glastonbury 2015

Foo Fighters announced that they will play the UK's Glastonbury Festival 17 years after their last performance in 1998. Dave Grohl announced that the band will headline the summer festival in an acceptance speech video that aired at the NME Awards -- Foo Fighters won the award for Best International Band but were not present… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 18, 2015

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