Colin Joyce

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.

Weatherbox, Opened

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.

Discovery: Bedroom

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.

Nothing Ventured

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.