Miles Bowe

Photos: Jenny Lewis @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/5/14

Jenny Lewis gave us an impressive new album this year, The Voyager. As Tom put it in his review, it was "impossibly glamorous." That power only intensifies on stage; it's why Lewis ranked high in our favorite sets at Outside Lands. Last night, Lewis played for a packed audience at Terminal 5 i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 6, 2014

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide

Kids have their fictional heroes. For some it might be Batman or Spider-Man or Katniss Everdeen. They're usually good guys. Ariel Pink's childhood hero was a villain: a burn victim with a razor glove and a passion for murdering teens while shouting some darkly comic puns. He had seen horror movies before A NightmareMore »

By: Miles Bowe / October 30, 2014

Photos/Videos: The Allman Brothers’ Last Concert @ Beacon Theatre, NYC 10/28/14

The Allman Brothers Band have called it quits after four-plus decades making music. They performed their final shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, but saved last night for a big finish. The band played three sets and two encores, which amounted to just under four hours of music. Above you can find… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 29, 2014

CMJ Photos: DJ Dodger Stadium, Blue Hawaii, Adult Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 10/25/14

Brooklyn Bowl's Saturday CMJ showcase was a stacked lineup of exciting bands. The biggest name was DJ Dodger Stadium, who released the fantastic album Friend Of Mine earlier this year. As Tom explained in his review, that album worked as dance music, but also hit with a strong emotional quality. The entire showcase carried… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 27, 2014

Download Lil Data Sup

The producer Lil Data is best known for appearing on the six-way DISown mix, one of the releases that put the PC Music label on people's radars. Now the label has released Sup, an EP that shines a spotlight on the producer in much the same way GFOTY's Secret Mix and Kane West'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2014

Trash Talk Get Their Own Converse

Converse has a history of getting bands to design custom sneakers, from Metallica to Big Boi to Pink Floyd (check out our official band sneaker guide for way more). Now, Trash Talk are getting their own official Converse design, and the kicks are inspired by the LP released by the band earlier this year,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2014

Photos: Jessie Ware @ The Chapel, San Francisco 10/21/14

Jessie Ware has made major pop music strides with her second album, Tough Love, but it pays off, as Tom explained in his review when he called it "an example of how hard this soft-pop can kick you in the gut when it’s done just right." Last night, Ware played her album-release show i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2014

Win Paul McCartney + Wings’ Venus And Mars & At The Speed Of Sound Deluxe Reissues

Next month will see the release of two deluxe reissues from Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career and we're giving a copy of each to one of you. Venus And Mars and At The Speed Of Sound are the fourth and fifth album from Wings and feature some of McCartney's biggest hits of the '70s including "Liste… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 20, 2014

Two Inch Astronaut – “Part Of Your Scene” (Stereogum Premiere)

Two Inch Astronaut sounded fully formed on their 2013 debut album, Bad Brother, so it's exciting to hear how much of a leap they've made on its follow-up, the upcoming Foulbrood. The title track charged in right behind Kendrick Lamar for our favorite song of the week. And the new single, "Part… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 17, 2014

Photos: Alt-J @ The Paramount Theatre, Seattle 10/15/14

Alt-J released their anticipated second album, This Is All Yours, to an army of eager fans last month. Since then, the Leeds-based psych-rock band began a North American tour that included a stop at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle last night. We sent photographer Eric Tra to capture the event. Check out the photo… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 16, 2014

Ariel Pink Performed With The PS22 Chorus

The children's chorus at PS22 in Staten Island has developed a massive following for their covers of songs by indie artists, including St. Vincent and Tame Impala. One of the songs that initially brought attention to the PS22 chorus was their version of Ariel Pink's "Round And Round." Now, Pink has show… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 15, 2014

Fort Lean – “Cut To The Chase” (Stereogum Premiere)

Fort Lean caught our attention at the beginning of this decade with singles like "Perfect" and "Beach Holiday," but it's only recently that they've finished their debut album, Quiet Day. Letting the buzz cool might be deadly for some bands, but for the Brooklyn quintet and their sweeping rock songs, it feels like… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 15, 2014

Dream Police – “Pouring Rain” (Stereogum Premiere)

Next month will bring the release of Hypnotized by Dream Police, the synth- and drum-machine-filled project of Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of the Men. That might seem like a strange combination, but the title track already proved the formula works, and their newest, "Pouring Rain," is even better. The track uses a Roland… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 9, 2014

Ben Frost – “Venter (Evian Christ Remix)”

Ben Frost explored electronic textures this year like no one else with his volcanic new album A U R O R A, which is now getting a remix treatment via an upcoming EP titled V A R I A N T. The release pairs his tracks with an intriguing collection of producers. Perhaps the most… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 9, 2014

Yumi Zouma – “Alena”

Yumi Zouma are still a very new band, but that's only a statement on the quantity of their work, not the quality. That quality is evident in abundance in tracks like their breakout song, "The Brae," and their heartwrenching cover of Air France's "It Feels Good To Be Around You" (which briefly reunited… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2014

Tiger Village – “Cascades”

Your first thought when hitting play on Tiger Village's "Cascades" will probably be confusion: wondering if your speakers are broken or your soundcard is fried. Don't worry, it's supposed to sound like that. In under a minute, Tim Thorton's track hastily constructs itself like a ramshackle carnival ride, as rhythms and melodies build up with… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2014

Joel Ford – “Breathe” (Feat. Ejecta)

Joel Ford has lent his musical expertise to projects including Autre Ne Veut and Ducktails, and he paired with Oneohtrix Point Never as Ford & Lopatin, but it has taken until this year for Ford to set out and make music on his own. We got an idea where he was going with the impressive… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2014

Corbu – “Neon Hallway” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Corbu released their debut EP, We Are Sound, earlier this year, but promised us another one near the end of the summer. Now that new EP, titled Everything You Imagine Is Real, is almost upon us. It'll be out next month, but in the meantime the band has released a new video for the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2014

King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

"Black Moon Spell" is the ass-kicking title track from King Tuff's ass-kicking new album, so it goes without saying the song needs a pretty ass-kicking video. King Tuff has definitely gotten that with this new clip, directed by Jared Eberhardt, which flows like a surreal parade of every awesome bit of gothic rock-and-roll… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2014

Deerhoof – “Last Fad”

Deerhoof are getting ready to release their new album, La Isla Bonita, and from the sound of singles like "Paradise Girls" and "Exit Only," it's going to be an especially noisy and groovy one. Add "Last Fad" to that list as well. The track stutters and jerks around with a Captain Beefheart-style enthusiasm,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 7, 2014

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