Songs

Chromatics – “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
Sometime very soon, Chromatics are planning to release their new album Dear Tommy, the follow-up to 2012's great Kill For Love. We've posted first single "Just Like You," and now they've shared "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around." It's a song worthy of this group's dark glamor, a glittering and… More »


Band To Watch: American Wrestlers + “There’s No One Crying Over Me Either” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / March 5, 2015
Gary McClure's dexterous, lo-fi project American Wrestlers began as an idle way to pass the time. McClure is a music industry veteran who's been making music for 20+ years, but the eight-song self-titled album he thrust out into the universe last fall as a free release on Bandcamp was an act of desperation, not ambition. More »


Blood Sister – “Ghost Pussy” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Aaron Lindenberg / March 5, 2015
San Francisco post-punkers Blood Sister write wonderfully discordant rock songs that sting and soothe all at once. Their new single, "Ghost Pussy" is a twisted, overdriven episode that threatens to derail itself with each repetition of its crunchy, off-center guitar riff. Instead, it cakes on more and more distortion, letting off only after a final… More »


Paridolia – “Violent I” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / March 5, 2015
"Violent I" is one of the many highlights from Paridolia's new Little Beauty release, a collection of unassuming songs from the upstate New York duo that feels like it rarely travels above a whisper. Even when it does, like on "Violent I," everything lands with a soft thud, enveloped by a sense of warmth… More »


Violent Reaction – “Marching On”

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
I can't be the only person who read Kelefa Sanneh's recent New Yorker piece on New York hardcore and thought, "Goddam, I need to listen to more hardcore." The big problem there: Turnstile, the one current band mentioned in the New Yorker piece, sound a little too close to 311 for comfort. So, a… More »


Stream GFOTY & Spinee’s Dog Food Mix 1

By Caitlin White / March 5, 2015
We've been blessed with a lot of new stuff from PC Music lately, including A.G. Cook's new one with Hannah Diamond "Drop FM" and details on the label's SXSW showcase. Today GFOTY and Spinee have released a new compilation called Dog Food Mix 1 that sounds like it's mostly GFOTY songs remixed by Spinee… More »


Mitski – “Francis Forever (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 5, 2015
Last year, Mitski released her third full-length, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, which earned a spot on our 50 Best Albums list and grew to be one of my favorite records of the year. The Brooklyn-based musician has since announced that she's signed to Don Giovanni, and recently traveled upstate to record a… More »


Thee Oh Sees – “Web” + Mutilator Defeated At Last Details

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 5, 2015
Less than a year ago, Thee Oh Sees released their punk-oriented psych record Drop, but the band has wasted no time announcing its follow-up. Mutilator Defeated At Last will drop in May on Castle Face Records, and "Web" is the album's opening track and debut single, which the band has been performing live for… More »


Bright Like The Sun – “White Lights” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / March 5, 2015
When you're in the right mood, there's nothing better than a good post-rock song. The best of them make you feel like you're a little speck on a great plain, but that the great distance is possible to traverse against all odds. It's melodramatic music, the kind that moves mountains and evaporates oceans. And it'… More »


Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Without You” (Feat. Danielle Haim)

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
The Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. seems poised to take over the universe if his profile keeps growing the way it's done in recent weeks. Jesso's debut album Goon is out in two short weeks, and we've heard two songs from it, "Hollywood" and "How Could You Babe." Those are both shattering… More »


Outfit – “Genderless”

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
The Liverpool five-piece Outfit have maybe the most generic band name anyone could ever imagine, but their off-kilter, synthy art-pop sound is plenty distinctive. The band will release their sophomore album Slowness in a few months, and first single "Genderless" is a queasy lurch that builds up to a stormy climax. Taking about the song,… More »


Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over”

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
Jenny Hval is an experimental composer and songwriter, and last month she signed to Sacred Bones and announced her new album Apocalypse, girl. This morning, she's shared the first song from that album, and it suggests some fascinating new directions for the album. "That Battle Is Over," on first glance, sounds like it… More »


Blood Orange – “Delancey” (Demo)

By James Rettig / March 4, 2015
Dev Hynes has shared a new Blood Orange demo called "Delancey." The song was posted on his website early Wednesday morning, with a note that it was written, recorded, and produced by Hynes on March 2nd, just two days prior to posting. Hynes has been promising on Twitter for a while now that he'… More »


Joywave – “Bad Dreams” (Feat. Mick Jenkins & Little Simz)

By James Rettig / March 4, 2015
Joywave are getting ready to release their second full-length, How Do You Feel Now?, and the New York band have just shared the murky, strained closing track "Bad Dreams." The song features verses from young up-and-comers Mick Jenkins and Little Simz, who inject a little life into a beat that sputters along at a glacial… More »


Violent Femmes – “Love Love Love Love Love”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015
It's been 15 years since the Violent Femmes released their last record, Freak Magnet in 2000, but today it was announced that the band will release a brand new four-song EP titled Happy New Year for Record Store Day. "Love Love Love Love Love" is the first single, and it was recorded on New Year'… More »


Soft Cat – “Diana”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015
When we premiered the first single off of Soft Cat's forthcoming LP, "Somebody," Caitlin wrote a bit about the tragic circumstances that inspired the completion of the album. Soft Cat's figurehead, Neil Sanzgiri, had an emotionally difficult year that culminated in the DIY show space and art collective he lived in with other member… More »


Preview Fennesz & OZmotic’s AirEffect

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
Experimental beauty-conjurer Christian Fennesz released Bécs, his last album, less than a year ago, and he's already about to drop a new project on us. On the new album AirEffect, he teams up with OZmotic, an instrumental duo from Turin, Italy. The 55-minute record is a conceptual affair that imagines the world after humans. More »


Ishi – “Push It” (Feat. Pusha T)

By Caitlin White / March 4, 2015
Swedish pop producer Ishi has worked with rappers before -- Lupe Fiasco, Tinie Tempah, and Professor Green to name a few -- but his collaboration with Pusha T outstrips all of those. Aptly named "Push It," the song finds King Push in prime fuck-failure mode, rapping about international and local victories with the kind of… More »


Billon & Todd Edwards – “Don’t Be Givin’ Up”

By Caitlin White / March 4, 2015
"Don't Be Givin Up" is the first track off Billon's upcoming EP, and it features Todd Edwards, an artist who Billon cites as one of his musical heroes. Edwards employs his signature vocal collage technique on the track, melting and mixing the song's central pleading phrase into a mosaic of sounds and samples, but… More »


Spook The Herd – “Freaks” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015
Spook The Heard has no web presence aside from a newly minted Bandcamp page, but the Boston-based band's members are easily identified by the company they keep. The quartet features members of Vending Machetes as well as Grass Is Green and Ovlov, both signees to the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding in Sound. Today, Spook The… More »


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