Even though the Beach Boys sang about California girls over four decades ago, it’s easy to imagine they were thinking about HAIM when they wrote it. The band is comprised of three sisters from Los…   Read Story »
Ed Schrader's Music Beat are a two-piece band from Baltimore who play elemental, stripped-down postpunk, and who find a surprising amount of variation in that description. Frontman Schrader sings…   Read Story »
Much has been made of the reanimation of New York's present day rap scene, thanks to the style-encompassing, radio-friendly rap of Harlem's A$AP Rocky, the gritty, precise flow of Brooklyn's Mr.…   Read Story »
Out this week is Slow To Love, the album by Brooklyn-based torch-song singer Doe Paoro. She comes with some steam and production vision behind her already, which you can see in the crisp videos for…   Read Story »
Mirel Wagner, a singer-songwriter born in Ethiopia and raised in Finland, is 23 years old. When she wrote "To The Bone," the opening track from her shivery self-titled album, she was 16. But her…   Read Story »
From the vibrant enclave of Burlington, VT comes an artist one of you called the North Country's "best kept secret." Verily, after spending the last week with Ryan Power's latest release I Don't Want…   Read Story »
The indie-pop duo Blonds is not to be confused with the Brooklyn-via-Oberlin electronic duo Blondes, though, truth be told, the nominal similarity is what led me to open the email they sent. West…   Read Story »
This outfit, 2:54, is a pair of British blood sisters with shoegazer and eyeliner smeared all over their music and a terrific EP to their family name. (Thurlow, for the record.) Think about the sonic…   Read Story »
Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett are Beacon, a Greenpoint-based duo steeped in '90s and contemporary R&B, IDM, and bass music. Moodgadget is set to release Beacon's No Body EP, the project's…   Read Story »
The twin sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica are Zambri, both in surname and musical guise. I first mentioned them on Stereogum when they jumped onstage and added petite, but substantial, vocal muscle to…   Read Story »