Good Thing Makthaverskan Made It To SXSW Because They Were Awesome

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 23, 2015
After undergoing a series of unforeseeable visa issues that brought their long-awaited debut US tour to a standstill, Sweden's Makthaverskan finally made it to SXSW. The band appeared at venues all around Austin, but most of our staff caught them at Run For Cover's stacked showcase on Saturday night. More »


Elvis Costello’s Memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Coming This Fall

By Caitlin White / March 23, 2015
Elvis Costello has penned a memoir about his musical career and everything surrounding it called Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. The book will be out in October of this year and spans everything from Costello's personal and family life, to his role at the forefront of Britain's burgeoning punk and new wave scenes in the… More »


Katy Goodman On Becoming A Computer Programmer

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
Katy Goodman, formerly known as Vivian Girls bassist Kickball Katy, now records as La Sera. She also does other things, and right now one of those things is learning to code. Fast Company reports that Goodman is currently using her downtime to study at Santa Monica College, where she's working toward a computer science… More »


Mitski Silences The Rain At SXSW

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 23, 2015
SXSW is exhausting. If you throw yourself into it, by the end of the week your feet hurt, your ears are ringing, and you probably contracted a cold. But if it's tiring for industry people to be at SXSW, then being a musician at the week-long festival is downright hellish. You traipse from showcase to… More »


Stream Death Cab For Cutie Kintsugi

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
Death Cab For Cutie's new album Kintsugi is their first in four years; it follows 2011's Codes And Keys. It's also the first album the band has released since guitarist and co-founder Chris Walla left. Walla played on the album, but he didn't produce it, and it's the first Death Cab album that bear… More »


Shamir – “Call It Off”

By Caitlin White / March 23, 2015
Shamir completely dominated at SXSW last week. His effortless diva energy surges through the crowd regardless of stage size, venue or hour of the day, and after debuting plenty of new material at the festival he's given us an official new recording. "Call It Off" is a jumpy self-empowerment anthem that celebrates dumping someone… More »


Download Animal Collective’s New Digital 12″ New Psycho Actives Vol.1

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
It would appear that our fucked-up spate of recent weather has Animal Collective in an expansive, experimental mood. The band has just released a pair of new solo songs from its individual members: Avey Tare's "Tape Player Chants For Winter" and Geologist's "Stretching Songs For Spring." They're both loose, long, woozy zone-outs that find these… More »


Brandon Flowers – “Can’t Deny My Love”

By Caitlin White / March 23, 2015
While the Killers are on hiatus, Brandon Flowers is returning to his solo career, and that means a tilt toward pop. The Killers had plenty of their own big, hooky choruses but still had a brittle rock backbone even during their most high-octane moments. Flowers worked with Ariel Rechtshaid on The Desired Effect, the follow-u… More »


Watch Jack White And Robert Plant Play Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” At Lollapalooza Argentina

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
The nicest thing I've ever heard anyone say about Jack White is that he's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page if they were the same person. That gets at White's appeal, but when you sit White next to the genuine article, you see that he still has a ways to go. Over the weekend, White headlined… More »


Stream Earl Sweatshirt I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

By Caitlin White / March 23, 2015
Perhaps this is the year that the album release date finally will go defunct. Joining the ranks of Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt surprised us last Monday when his new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside popped up on iTunes pre-order along with the new song "Grief" that… More »


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