During the course of more than a decade, Mastodon has morphed from a small metal band with a dogged work ethic to one of the biggest heavy bands on the planet. Their breakthrough moment was the…   Read Story »
It's been almost two years since we heard anything from Dum Dum Girls. The band's last release, 2012's excellent End of Daze EP, was not only a much-beloved sucker punch of a record, but it also…   Read Story »
In the two years since Wilco released their eighth album, The Whole Love, frontman Jeff Tweedy has busied himself with an impressive array of extracurriculars. He applied starkly organic production…   Read Story »
It's been four years since DFA darlings the Juan MacLean put out a proper album (2009's The Future Will Come), which is a sad thing for those who have a deep and abiding love for the kind of sublime…   Read Story »
Baroness announced a summer tour today, the first proper domestic jaunt to promote Yellow & Green, the double album that received critical raves and introduced the band to a much wider audience.…   Read Story »
Full disclosure: I've known the guys in Caveman for a long time. For a brief, glorious moment in 2010, the band's drummer, Stefan Marolachakis, and I were bartenders together in the East Village. He…   Read Story »
Kurt Vile will release his new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, in April … much to the delight of folks like myself who have followed Kurt's career with a kind of feverish intensity since his…   Read Story »
Seattle's Cave Singers have been releasing excellent records since way back in 2007 when they let loose with Invitation Songs. Over the course of two more albums -- 2009's Welcome Joy and 2011's No…   Read Story »
Name: The Flaming Lips Progress Report: Steven Drozd talks about the Lips forthcoming studio album (their 15th!) and the joys of being loved in your own hometown. As a native Oklahoman, I'm…   Read Story »
Name: JEFF The Brotherhood Progress Report: Jamin Orrall talks about Hypnotic Nights, major labels, and the tour that never ends. JEFF The Brotherhood -- AKA the two-man party machine consisting…   Read Story »