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Disclosure – “Expressing What Matters”

As was speculated yesterday, it looks like Disclosure are up to one of their song-a-day tricks. Back in 2018, the duo released five new songs
James Rettig | February 26, 2020 - 3:01 pm

Vundabar – “Montage Music”

Vundabar's latest album, Either Light, is coming out in a couple weeks. They've shared "Burned Off" and "Petty Crime" from it already, and today the…
James Rettig | February 26, 2020 - 11:28 am

Blanck Mass – “The Devers” & “Jack’s Theme”

Blanck Mass has finally scored his first feature-length film. Benjamin John Powers has been making incredible instrumental music for over a decade now, as one-half…
James Rettig | February 26, 2020 - 10:30 am

Metz – “Call Of The Wighat” (The Cramps Cover)

San Diego label Three One G has put together a Cramps covers compilation for their hundredth release. In the past, they've also done tribute albums…
James Rettig | February 26, 2020 - 10:10 am

Everything Is Recorded – “3:15AM/CAVIAR” (Feat. Ghostface Killah & Infinite Coles)

XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell released his debut full-length as Everything Is Recorded back in 2018, and he's already ready to put out another one.
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 1:15 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Soccer Mommy color theory

Soccer Mommy's music has a distinctive turn-of-the-millennium touch. Twenty-two-year-old bandleader Sophie Allison grew up listening to Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch, pop artists whose clean…
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Throwing Muses – “Dark Blue”

Boston alt-rockers Throwing Muses released their last album, Purgatory/Paradise, in 2013, and since then vocalist Kristin Hersh has released a couple of solo albums, most…
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 11:49 am

Alice Bag – “Breadcrumbs”

Legendary West Coast punk Alice Bag released her debut solo album back in 2016 and followed that up in 2018 with Blueprint. This past December,…
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 11:35 am

Irreversible Entanglements – “Bread Out Of Stone”

Irreversible Entanglements were behind one of the Best Jazz Albums Of The 2010s with their 2017 self-titled debut, and earlier this month they announced its…
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 11:21 am

THICK – “Mansplain”

THICK are releasing their debut album, 5 Years Behind, next week. The Brooklyn-based Band To Watch have shared two tracks from it so far, "5
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 11:08 am

P.E. – “Pink Shiver”

The post-Pill band P.E. are releasing their debut album, Person, next week. We've heard "Top Ticket" and "Soft Dance" from it already, and today the…
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 10:36 am

Kelly Lee Owens – “Melt!”

Kelly Lee Owens released her very exciting self-titled debut back in 2017. The London producer has popped up a few times since then, always doing…
James Rettig | February 25, 2020 - 9:05 am

Yeasayer Sue Kendrick Lamar & The Weeknd

Yeasayer broke up at the end of last year after releasing five albums but it appears that the Brooklyn band is not resting in peace.
James Rettig | February 24, 2020 - 5:30 pm

Disclosure – “Ecstasy”

Back in 2018, Disclosure released five new songs over a five day period. It had been ages since their last proper full-length, 2015's Caracal, and…
James Rettig | February 24, 2020 - 3:33 pm

Watch Beyoncé Perform At Kobe & Gianna Bryant’s Memorial

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, along with seven other passengers, died in a helicopter crash last month. Tributes to the late basketball player have…
James Rettig | February 24, 2020 - 3:09 pm

Comments from James Rettig

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
I mentioned them (though not by name, you're right) and linked to our Band To Watch on them!
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December 10, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Duster Duster
thank you! i've been dying on this hill since 2008
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December 10, 2019 on Now, Now – “Lonely Christmas”
bloc, what happened to you? remember pc music?
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December 5, 2019 on Alice Longyu Gao – “Rich Bitch Juice” & “Dumb Bitch Juice”