Active Child – “Never Far Away”

By James Rettig / March 31, 2015
Active Child -- the recording project of electronic musician Pat Grossi -- took a nice, long break in between the release of his 2011 debut and its followup. In that time, he put out one new EP and mostly stuck to behind-the-scenes work. Grossi's back later this year, though, with a new album called Mercy. More »

Stream Young Fathers White Men Are Black Men Too

By Caitlin White / March 31, 2015
Young Fathers won the Mercury prize in 2014 for their album DEAD, but honestly the more interesting thing about them is that they're a rap trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. Listening to previously released singles like "Shame" and "Rain Or Shine," the closest comparison I came up with was TV On The… More »

Palma Violets – “English Tongue”

By Collin Robinson / March 31, 2015
British rockers Palma Violets have given us their upcoming album's title track/lead single, "Danger In The Club," and a video for that song, too. Today, they share the second single, "English Tongue," continuing to infuse their scruffy garage rock with tinges of other genres and decades. The track's title is a bit misleading… More »

Carnie Wilson Reveals How Wilson Phillips Ended Up On “FourFiveSeconds”

By Caitlin White / March 31, 2015
Somehow in the whirlwind that was the "FourFiveSeconds" drop we all missed an important tweet: FUN FACT!!!!! Wilson Phillips singing backgrounds on the new Rihanna song #FourFiveSeconds #Total#Honor— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) February 10, 2015More »

Avid Dancer – “Not Far To Go”

By Caitlin White / March 31, 2015
Jacob Dillan Summers is an ex-Marine who was raised on a diet of Christian music -- not a combination you stumble upon often. Add in his drum corps championships, and his musical project Avid Dancer starts to make sense. The latest track from his forthcoming debut album 1st Bath is "It's Not Too Late." It'… More »

Secretly Group And Other Indiana Music Businesses Issue Statement On Religious Freedom Restoration Act

By Chris DeVille / March 31, 2015
As a lifelong indie-rock listener, when I think Indiana, I think of Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, and Dead Oceans, the triad of affiliated Bloomington-based record labels known as the Secretly Group. Unfortunately, recently the Hoosier State has been in the news for a more contentious reason: Indiana's governor signed into law the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoratio… More »

Future – “March Madness” Video

By Caitlin White / March 31, 2015
In case you had any doubts that Future might stop releasing mixtapes and music videos at the Gucci Mane-like rate he's been on lately, have no fear! He's back again with a video for "March Madness," one of the songs off his new mixtape 56 Nights. Notable moments in this video: he wears a… More »

DeJ Loaf – “On MY Own” & Kid Ink – “Be Real” (Feat. DeJ Loaf) Videos

By Collin Robinson / March 31, 2015
The predisposition toward immediacy over longevity has doomed many an artist in today's popular music landscape, regardless of genre, but especially in hip-hop. After the success of DeJ Loaf's breakout "Try Me" died down, it was unclear if the Detroit rapper would remain relevant, but she took the electricity from the buzz generated by that… More »

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015

By Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015
It seemed like every day of March brought with it a new controversy or calamity worthy of coverage here: There was the Ghost Bath hoax; the revelation that Lars Ulrich was to blame for the absence of bass on ...And Justice For All; the bizarre dissolution of Lord Mantis; the Liturgy album… More »

Watch Ad-Rock Give Advice To Teenage Girls

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 31, 2015
Rookie puts out a lot of great editorial and video content, but one of my personal favorites is their series "Ask A Grown Man" in which older male celebrities answer teen girls' questions about relationships, both social and romantic. TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus, and Run The JewelsMore »

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