Ilana Kaplan

Kristin Kontrol Takes Charge

May 20, 2016

For the past eight years, Kristin Gundred has been better known as Dee Dee from the indie-rock outfit Dum Dum Girls, but on Friday, she will release her debut album as Kristin Kontrol.

It All Ends with SVIIB

February 22, 2016

SVIIB, the final School of Seven Bells record, was not an easy one to make, but one that had to be done.

Daughter Refuses to Disappear

January 12, 2016

It’s been three years since U.K. indie-folk trio Daughter released its debut album If You Leave, but with the group’s forthcoming LP Not to Disappear, it’s like they never left.

Exclusive Track Premiere: ‘All Through The Night,’ Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s

November 4, 2015

Ten years after the release of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s debut LP The Dust of Retreat, the band is issuing a limited edition five-LP box set.

Get Ready to DNCE

October 22, 2015

For most people, Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE came out of nowhere.

Genevieve’s Technicolor World

August 18, 2015

The L.A.-based, Chicago-native first became known as the lead singer for Company of Thieves, but now everything seems a whole lot brighter, including her candy-coated rhythms that match her vibrant, fire-ombréd hair.

The Journey of Natalie Prass

July 13, 2015

While Natalie Prass may have first gained recognition as a backup singer for Jenny Lewis, with the release of her self-titled debut LP, it’s clear that the Virginia native’s music stands on its own.

Exclusive Track Premiere: ‘Criminals,’ MS MR

July 9, 2015

MS MR’s Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, How Does It Feel.

Discovery: Beau

July 7, 2015

Heather Golden and Emma Rose, who together perform as American-folk duo Beau (formerly The Boos), have artistic genes: the two best friends grew up with mothers who were also best friends, painters, and encouraged artistic pursuits.

Discovery: Ryn Weaver

June 16, 2015

During the past year, you may have heard Internet whispers (or shouts) about Ryn Weaver’s viral hit “OctaHate.”

Dusting Off The Glitter

April 6, 2015

At age 29, Marina & The Diamonds has admittedly grown up a bit, a fact that’s reflected in her latest LP, FROOT.

Discovery: Girlpool

March 27, 2015

ABOVE: GIRLPOOL. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICE BAXLEY. Lo-fi rockers Girlpool are about to hit the indie-punk scene in a big way thanks to a tour with Waxahatchee and their forthcoming debut LP, Before The World Was Big (due June 2). The rising duo—composed of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker—focuses on raw, self-honoring lyrics, a skill […]

Exclusive Track Premiere: ‘Word to the Wise,’ Twin River

February 3, 2015

Evolving from stripped-down folk to supernatural punk-inspired rock music, Vancouver’s Twin River has transformed over the past five years, resulting in surf-infused tunes reminiscent of the ’60s.

The Rules According to Charli XCX

December 9, 2014

Hardly a year after her debut, the 22-year-old pop star Charli XCX–née Charlotte Emma Aitchison–feels as though she has truly come into her own and is ready to release her sophomore record, SUCKER.

Discovery: Little May

October 27, 2014

It’s hard not to get a little bit teary-eyed after you listen to Little May’s first single “Dust.” If you watch the music video, which focuses on a young woman who has lost her dog, you’ll need a whole box of Kleenex to dry away the tears.

Tales of a Traveling Band

October 6, 2014

Like the ballad from which the band draws its name, Streets of Laredo is a little bit country and a little bit rock-‘n’-roll.

Nada Surf Relives the Past

September 25, 2014

Nada Surf has no shame when it comes to writing pop songs—lead singer Matthew Caws has come to accept that fact throughout the past 18 years of the band’s existence.

In the Middle with Hozier

September 22, 2014

If there’s one thing that’s brought Andrew “Hozier” Byrne to the music scene, it’s passion.

Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Weekend,’ Vérité

September 16, 2014

There’s something about soulful pop songstress VÉRITÉ that is ethereal—dare we say, magical.