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Katie Dey – “Taxi Ride” (Tori Amos Cover)

A couple years ago, Katie Dey went on a spree of posting some really great covers of songs by artists like Blonde Redhead, Portishead, the
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 4:57 pm

Troye Sivan – “Take Yourself Home”

It's been two years since Troye Sivan's last album, Bloom, but the Australian pop star has kept busy in that time, mostly playing back-up to…
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 3:20 pm

Nick Thorburn Says He’s Working On Three New Islands Albums, Performs Two New Songs On The Best Show

Nick Thorburn was a guest on the most recent episode of The Best Show, which is still rolling along for now despite the pandemic. Host…
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 2:53 pm

Preview A New Tame Impala & The Streets Collaboration

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker has a new collaboration coming with the Streets, the project of the UK rapper Mike Skinner. Skinner posted a quick teaser…
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 2:20 pm

Grimes Shares “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around” Green Screen So You Can Make Your Own Music Video

Grimes loves to see what people can create with the work that she puts out. The musician constantly shares fanart on her Instagram -- if…
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 1:31 pm

Waxahatchee – “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” (Caroline Polachek Cover)

If you were watching Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby's most recent Instagram Live stream on the eve of the release of Waxahatchee's Saint Cloud like…
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 1:08 pm

Roger Waters – “The Right To Live In Peace” (Victor Jara Cover)

Peace is one of Roger Waters' favorite subjects. He's one of the most outspoken celebrity supporters of Palestine, he regularly speaks up for political causes.
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 11:10 am

Bad History Month – “A Survey Of Cosmic Repulsion”

Last month, Boston mainstay Sean Sprecher announced his latest album as Bad History Month, Old Blues, with the rambling and impressive 13-minute single "Waste Not."
James Rettig | April 1, 2020 - 10:42 am

R. Kelly, Tekashi69 Denied Prison Release Amid Coronavirus Fears

High-profile celebrities are attempting to get themselves released from prison early amid coronavirus fears. R. Kelly, who has been at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional…
James Rettig | March 31, 2020 - 5:40 pm

Clairo – “Everything I Know (Demo)”

Clairo released her debut album, Immunity, last year. It ended up having some lasting earworms on it, as it popped up on both our Favorite
James Rettig | March 31, 2020 - 2:08 pm

Boston Calling 2020 Cancelled

Boston Calling is the latest event to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 edition of the festival has been outright cancelled. It was…
James Rettig | March 31, 2020 - 1:32 pm

Damien Jurado – “Alice Hyatt”

At the beginning of May, veteran folk whisperer Damien Jurado is releasing his fifteenth (!) album, What's New, Tomboy?, the follow-up to last year's In
James Rettig | March 31, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Yaeji – “WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던”

At the end of the week, Yaeji is putting her first full-length project, a mixtape called WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던, which comes on the…
James Rettig | March 31, 2020 - 11:08 am

Thin Lips, Shannen Moser, Slaughter Beach, Dog & More Contribute To Don’t Stand So Close To Me Compilation

Lame-O Records is a great label based out of Philadelphia, and today they are releasing Don't Stand So Close To Me, a compilation that highlights…
James Rettig | March 31, 2020 - 11:04 am

Jess Williamson – “Infinite Scroll”

In May, Jess Williamson is releasing a new album, Sorceress, the follow-up to 2018's Cosmic Wink. She shared "Wind On Tin" from it in February,…
James Rettig | March 31, 2020 - 10:00 am

Comments from James Rettig

Whoops, an oversight! In there now
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March 31, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Yves Tumor Heaven To A Tortured Mind
i also drove a saturn ion (icy blue) during this era, fun car
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March 30, 2020 on I Will Be Turns 10
the 2010s didn't happen
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March 3, 2020 on Sonic Boom – “Just Imagine”
Ay I actually mostly agree with you! I hope it didn't come across like I take this stuff suuuper seriously. I find most of it pretty funny, but it'd be disingenuous not to talk about it at all
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February 19, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Grimes Miss Anthropocene
We'll certainly be talking more about it when the whole thing is out in May
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February 18, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Got It Made
Joel Little was such a dweeb during this whole thing, always saying yes to the worst ideas... maybe that's just what they chose to show in the doc tho... I feel like the one scene they showed with Jack A had him like shooting down half her lines for "Getaway Car" to get her to do better..
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February 3, 2020 on Miss Americana Attempts To Reaffirm And Redefine Taylor Swift’s Good Girl Image. It Doesn’t Totally Fail.
Bands have grasped for less!
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January 29, 2020 on Little Dragon – “Hold On”
Yeah, this ^ You don't get something like "Prior Things" on Painted Shut, though I do think most days that's probably my favorite Hop Along album.
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January 29, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Frances Quinlan Likewise
woops, y'all got me stressed out about Destroyer! also everyone chill- Have We Met will get a PE later in the week
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January 28, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Frances Quinlan Likewise
Busy working the Grammys while Gabriela eats corn, studies, and votes for Bernie! ;)
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January 26, 2020 on Grammys 2020: Winners List & Comment Party
Truly just biding my time here til I can do Let Go Turns 20
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January 14, 2020 on Soccer Mommy – “circle the drain”
I mean, that's been done (as a movie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BzFzF74asQ
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December 15, 2019 on Ghost Ship Fire TV Show Put On Hold After Protest