Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Armida,’ Lust For Youth
May 20, 2014
We recently caught up with Norrvide to discuss the ideological sparks for transformation that he and his collaborators made onInternational. We’re also excited to premiere “Armida,” one of the most instantly endearing tracks from that new record.
May 13, 2014
The story of Weatherbox begins in high school, when a young Brian Warren, obsessed with Bright Eyes and the rest of the Saddle Creek Records crew, created a “theoretical acoustic project” named after a Mission of Burma song.
May 13, 2014
Noah Kittinger, who appropriately records under the name Bedroom, has been steadily honing a particular potent brand of homegrown lo-fi pop since his sophomore year in high school, when he emerged fully formed with the Toys EP.
Excusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘No More Sad Songs,’ Elvis Depressedly
April 16, 2014
With Delaney Mills and new bassist Michael Roberts, Mat Cothran is in the process of crafting his first proper full length under the Elvis Depressedly name, called New Alhambra.
Avey Tare’s Horror Show
April 8, 2014
Enter The Slasher House, out today on Domino, is a collaboration between Animal Collective’s Avey Tare (né Dave Portner), Angel Deradoorian (on leave from Dirty Projectors) and drummer Jeremy Hyman (ex-Ponytail) that draws on the freewheeling energy of the jazz records that Portner has fallen love with over the last couple years and the campy boardwalk carnival rides of his youth.
Pure X’s Paradiso
April 3, 2014
Since Pure X’s last album, life has taken a turn upwards—a fact appreciable in the group’s new record, Angel.
Warren Hildebrand’s Radiant Orchid Tapes
March 28, 2014
Just days before Warren Hildebrand’s next landmark (his label, Orchid Tapes’, fourth showcase, celebrating the release of their vinyl compilation, Boring Ecstasy) we trekked out to Hildebrand’s Bushwick apartment to discuss the genesis of both Orchid Tapes and his band Foxes in Fiction, as well as his forthcoming Owen Pallett-aided new LP.
The Hold Steady is Wide Awake
March 25, 2014
In a typical moment of busyness and undoubtedly alcohol-aided amnesia, The Hold Steady forgot to celebrate its 10th birthday.
March 4, 2014
After the dissolution of his last band, Horror Show, Nicky Palermo hit a patch of “hell-on-Earth-type shit” that defined his existence in the early 2000s. It was from that temporary strife that Nothing sprung.
Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘Book Your Skin,’ Post Louis
February 23, 2014
It’s a story as old as the hype cycle itself: after the dissolution of a buzzy UK guitar rock band, the members disperse and a number of worthwhile projects spring from the ashes.
Discovery: Frankie Cosmos
February 12, 2014
Under the name Frankie Cosmos, a pseudonym that pays homage to both Frank O’Hara and the songwriting of her boyfriend and frequent collaborator Aaron Maine (of Porches.), Greta Kline has taken to Bandcamp with upwards of 40 releases in under four years.
Discovery: Attic Abasement
February 4, 2014
Mike Rheinheimer would rather not tell you about his band on the Internet. The singer-songwriter behind Rochester, NY’s Attic Abasement has certainly utilized the Internet to its fullest as a means of distribution (he uses only Bandcamp and local shows as a way of disseminating his tunes), but a reluctance to self-promote leaves him mostly absent from most forms of social media.
Grappling with Guardian Alien
January 27, 2014
Whether on 2012’s See the World Given to a One Love Entity or in Guardian Alien’s many live shows, Greg Fox and co. conjure a technically profound mysticism—led by Fox’s deliriously complex drum parts, which drive these often expansive pieces to their spacebound conclusions.
The Noise-Punk Band
December 9, 2013
Syracuse’s Perfect Pussy is a band that started with a purpose, and that purpose was… to appear in an indie film.
Wooden Shjips, On Land
November 11, 2013
Calling from his Portland home early on Halloween, Wooden Shjips’ Ripley Johnson spoke effusively about how his environments affect his recordings—and specifically, how his move to Portland sparked new album Back To Land.
Discovery: Alex G
October 23, 2013
Alex Giannascoli is, for all intents and purposes, just a college student. When we call up the 20-year-old Temple University polymath, he details his plans for the evening; they include “doing some homework and shit” and “hanging out at [his] girlfriend’s place.”
Black Hearted Brother’s Star Persona
October 22, 2013
This year marked the 20th anniversary of Slowdive’s beloved dream pop masterpiece, Souvlaki, which meant it was due for a glossy, overstuffed reissue, the requisite reunion tour, and a flurry of press appearances. Except none of that ever surfaced.
The Logic of Fuzz
October 2, 2013
Like so many bands that litter the course of rock-‘n’-roll history, Fuzz started at home with nothing more than a single riff. This riff, however, sprung from the brain of one Charles Moothart, a longtime collaborator of Ty Segall and a guitarist in his live band.
Exclusive Video Premiere and Interview: ‘Plant Lilies at My Head,’ Tropic of Cancer
September 26, 2013
Since 2007, Los Angeles’ Camella Lobo has set about trying to pin down the dreary patterns of life. First with her husband Juan Mendez, who’s known in experimentally minded circles for his work as Silent Servant, and then on her own, Lobo’s Tropic of Cancer project has explored that bleakness in a series of short-form releases in shades of gray.
Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Night Drives,’ Wymond Miles
September 24, 2013
Despite the fact that Wymond Miles released two records last year (as well as The Fresh & Onlys’ latest LP, Long Slow Dance), he’s returning now with another full-length, Cut Yourself Free, for Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones Records, instrumentally streamlined and conceptually expansive.