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I Break Horses – “Neon Lights”

Last month, Maria Lindén announced her new album as I Break Horses, Warnings. It had been nearly six years since we'd heard a new I…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2020 - 10:23 am

Half Waif – “In August”

For the past couple months, Nandi Rose has been building up to the release of her new album as Half Waif, The Caretaker, the followup…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2020 - 10:01 am

Watch Chris Martin Play Coldplay Songs And Cover David Bowie In A COVID-19 Charity Livestream

Depending on how long the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, there's gonna be a whole lot of changes to the music industry. As you have no…
Ryan Leas | March 16, 2020 - 8:53 pm

Watch Neil Young, Jim James Play For Bernie Sanders Digital Rally

Bernie Sanders' primary campaign has had many things his opponents' did not, and that includes a very impressive lineup of musicians playing for him. Yesterday,…
Ryan Leas | March 16, 2020 - 8:20 pm

JFDR – “Think Too Fast”

Jófríður Ákadóttir has been gearing up for the release of New Dreams, her sophomore album as JFDR, for a while now. Back in October, we…
Ryan Leas | March 11, 2020 - 11:10 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Porridge Radio Every Bad

Sometimes you can hear a band's hometown in every fiber of what they do. There's some kind of stylistic calling card, sounds or dispositions that…
Ryan Leas | March 10, 2020 - 10:39 am

Johanna Warren – “Part Of It”

Last month, Johanna Warren announced her new album Chaotic Good, the followup to 2018's Gemini II. With a name referencing Dungeons & Dragons’ alignment system,…
Ryan Leas | March 10, 2020 - 10:03 am

Model/Actriz – “Suntan”

Model/Actriz are a Brooklyn-based quartet that, though originally leaning towards an aesthetic drawing on noise and punk, also make use of the structures and ethos…
Ryan Leas | March 10, 2020 - 9:49 am

Pearl Jam Postpone Tour Due To Coronavirus

At the end of the month, Pearl Jam are releasing their first album in seven years, Gigaton. (It's pretty good!) As such, they were also…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 10:16 pm

Coachella May Be Moving To October Due To Coronavirus

UPDATE: Yashar Ali reports that Coachella may be moved to October... Scoop: A source familiar with the arrangements tells me that the Coachella…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 8:46 pm

Arca Talks New Album KiCk i Featuring Björk And Rosalía

The last time we heard from Arca was just a couple weeks ago, when she released the mammoth 62-minute single "@@@@@," a companion of sorts…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 7:30 pm

The Anniversary

The Monitor Turns 10

It still sounds preposterous: a ragged New Jersey band, with a name taken from Shakespeare and a debut album citing one of the most famous…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 12:57 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Pearl Jam Gigaton

Pearl Jam's career neatly divides into three distinct eras. There are the early days, the grunge boom and their ascension and self-willed implosion as one…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 11:42 am

Watch Destroyer Cover Lou Reed’s “Ecstasy” In Brooklyn

Dan Bejar is currently on the road touring behind his latest Destroyer release, the great Have We Met. And let me tell you, if you…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 10:23 am

The Anniversary

Plastic Beach Turns 10

Twenty years on, the existence of Gorillaz still seems somewhat implausible. Throughout pop history, there have been plenty of drastic reinventions -- artists who, rather…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 10:04 am

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