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interviewing people who can't talk
for people who can't read."
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The Luyas announce LP streetdate, debut single 'Fifty-Fifty'

The Luyas announce LP streetdate, debut single ‘Fifty-Fifty’

Montreal quartet The Luyas have announced that their forthcoming LP, Animator, will be announced on October 16th via Paper Bag Records in Canada and present eager listeners with its debut track, Fifty Fifty, below.  
Dead Leaf Echo's 'Act of Truth'

Dead Leaf Echo’s ‘Act of Truth’

NYC dream-pop outfit Dead Leaf Echo debut their new, super-8 video for Act of Truth, featuring Sean Eden from Luna and directed by their own Lg Galleon. Act of Truth — which can be downloaded for your very own below — is taken from the band’s newly-released split 7-inch with Slowness via Greenfuse Records. Fittingly,...
Even if you can't pronounce múm, you can watch their video

Even if you can’t pronounce múm, you can watch their video

Múm – “Hvernig Á Að Særa Vini Sína” Video from stereogum on Vimeo. Experimental Icelandic collective múm have debuted a new video for Hvernig Á Að Særa Vini Sína (How to Hurt Your Friends) from their 15-song collection Early Birds. In addition to said clip (directed by Máni M. Sigfússon), the band have also released...
Get hooked on Ikons' free 'Polaroid Cocaine'

Get hooked on Ikons’ free ‘Polaroid Cocaine’

Taken from their new LP, Life Rhythm (Service) comes a wonderful, free dowload from Swedish act Ikons: Polaroid Cocaine. Filled with coolly disinterested shoegazey vocals, jangly guitar, slow steady drums and a delicate tambourine finish, there’s nothing not to get hooked on here. Tack så mycket, Ikons! Looking for more? Keep your eyes peeled for...
Download the new 'Lupine Dominus' from Thee Oh Sees

Download the new ‘Lupine Dominus’ from Thee Oh Sees

From the forthcoming Putrifiers II, Thee Oh See’s 14th album when including releases under monikers OCS and The OhSees, comes brand new track, Lupine Dominus.  Click here to download it on Pitchfork. Putrifiers II will hit September 11 via In the Red.  
Cold Showers cover The Cars' 'Double Life'

Cold Showers cover The Cars’ ‘Double Life’

Moody and murky but far from mundane, LA’s Cold Showers cover The Cars’ 1979 track, Double Life. Featuring backing vocals from Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman, the dark, cool cover (with a closing, JAMC-esque guitar solo, no less) appears on the band’s Decay 7-inch out now on Art Fag. The band will release their debut album...
CHOMP: Cloud Nothings and Total Babes unite

CHOMP: Cloud Nothings and Total Babes unite

Cloud Nothings’ Joe Boyer and Jayson Gerycz and Total Babes’ Chris Brown have united for a side, pop-punk project called CHOMP. Their debut LP, Buddha Jabba Momma, will hit September 14 on Exit Stencil, but in the meantime, you can find lead single Throw Out Your Wish List available on Soundclound for download.
Pretty ditty alert: 'Venice' by The Lighthouse and the Whaler

Pretty ditty alert: ‘Venice’ by The Lighthouse and the Whaler

Cleveland, OH indie-pop quartet The Lighthouse And The Whaler will release their debut LP This Is An Adventure September 18th. Produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers & Ra, Ra, Riot), “the album was carefully recorded in a Seattle, WA barn-cum-studio. Of Venice, the album’s lead track (offered here as a free download), singer Michael LoPresti...
Erika Spring reveals new track, 'Hidden'

Erika Spring reveals new track, ‘Hidden’

Singer/keyboardist Erika Forster (Au Revoir Simone) reveals debut single Hidden from her forthcoming self-titled EP hitting July 10 via Cascine — and you can stream it or download it for free below. Erika Spring Tracklisting 01. Happy At Your Gate 02. Hidden 03. Like A Fire 04. When Tomorrow Comes 05. 6 More Weeks Erika Spring...