Total Warr is a newly formed Parisian duo who make rhythmic, rich pop songs. Its members -- who go by the charming French nicknames Kiki and Guigui, were longtime friends in different hardcore bands…   Read Story »
New York Jim Thompson fans Pop. 1280's shredding, scowling The Grid 12" surfaces after the self-released "Bedbugs" 7" and a split single with Hot Guts. The sharply noisy post-punk/no wave quartet…   Read Story »
Givers are a young quintet from Lafayette, Louisiana, the local openers for Dirty Projectors last year at Chelsea's in Baton Rouge. The Projectors hadn't heard them before that night but were…   Read Story »
Australian trio PVT started as a quintet called Pivot -- after being sued by an American band of the same name, they removed the vowels. The band's released a couple of albums under the old moniker,…   Read Story »
Computer Magic is the solo project of 21-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle (she goes by Danz). She moved from Rock Hill in upstate New York (population: 1,056) to New York City in 2008 to attend Hunter…   Read Story »
French coldwave (not chillwave or Cold Cave) duo Frank (Just Frank) release their debut The Brutal Wave next month via Wierd Records. You may hear the Cure in the guitar tones (or XTC's "Mayor Of…   Read Story »
Like previous BTW World Unite/Lucifer Youth Foundation, Minks comes with few details. Their MySpace says they're a Brooklyn project, and this live video, taken from a May show at Glasslands, shows…   Read Story »
Safe is self-described Missoula-to-Berkeley "goat enthusiast and musical multimedia artist" CF Edley, more formally Christopher F. Edley III. He tells the world he likes "birdwatching, goats, cooking…   Read Story »
When we posted Tanlines' Memory Tapes remix, there was mention of the tropical duo's history as members of (respectively) math gods Don Caballero/nautical trio Storm & Stress and dubbed-out NYC…   Read Story »
Vehicle Blues is Chicago songwriter Gabe Holcombe. He runs his own Lillerne Tape Club, and has put out limited-edition VB releases here/there, but the forthcoming 4-song EP Changer is his first…   Read Story »