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New music from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

New music from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

From their recently announced, forthcoming Push the Sky Away LP, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds debut the sparse, sultry and bewitching lead single, We No Who U R (below). The new album — touted by Cave as a “the ghost-baby in the incubator” — is the 15th studio release from the band, and it will...
Memory Tapes' 'Neighborhood Watch' a lush, epic listen

Memory Tapes’ ‘Neighborhood Watch’ a lush, epic listen

Earnest, dynamic and unhurried: The latest song by Memory Tapes (a.k.a. Dayve Hawk) clocks in at 6:11 — but doesn’t lose us for a single second. As one of the shorter tracks from his forthcoming, deceptively grand, six-song Grace/Confusion , Neighborhood Watch is, very simply put, a lush and epic listen. Grace/Confusion will be released December 4th...
My Morning Jacket's Jim James to release solo LP

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James to release solo LP

With 15 years and six studio albums as singer/songwtier/guitarist with My Morning Jacket under his belt, Jim James has announced Regions of Light and Sound of God, his first solo album due February 4th on V2. “I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they...
I'll cover you if you cover me: 'Asobi Seksu x Boris'

I’ll cover you if you cover me: ‘Asobi Seksu x Boris’

Sargent House announces a brand new split-7-inch and it’s a small gem: On the A-side, New York’s awesome-as-they-wanna-be Asobi Seksu do a shoegaze-inspired cover of Farewell from Japan metal-gods, Boris. Returning the favor, Boris then covers Asobi Seksu’s New Years on the B-side, bumping up the RPM’s and layin’ on the heavy. The limited Asobi...
The Octopus Project create over 4K images for 'Whitby'

The Octopus Project create over 4K images for ‘Whitby’

Whitby is the brand new digital single from The Octopus Project and the first taste of things to come on their forthcoming, as-yet-unnamed LP coming Spring 2013. The imaginative clip is conceived, shot, and directed by the band — and you have to admire their creative chutzpah: The stop-motion extravaganza is strung together with over 4,000...
Hear Cold Pumas 'Persistent Malaise' LP in full

Hear Cold Pumas ‘Persistent Malaise’ LP in full

We’re falling in love with Brighton’s krautrock-y Cold Pumas. They’re atmospheric, driving and insistent in a Joy Division-esque kinda way, and they absolutely hypnotize with their raw, relentless repetition, repetition, repetition. Their debut LP, Persistent Malaise, will drop November 5th via Faux Discx/Gringo Records/Italian Beach Babes but until then, you can stream it in full...
Warm up to Popstrangers' 'Heaven'

Warm up to Popstrangers’ ‘Heaven’

Native New Zealanders Joel Flyger, Adam Page and David Larson are Popstrangers, a trio of punk-influenced noise-pop makers who’ll arrive to the scene with debut album, Antipodes in February 2013. There now—they’re no longer strangers. Now go ahead and warm up to Antipodes first single, Heaven.
Hear the first single from Ducktails' 'The Flower Lane'

Hear the first single from Ducktails’ ‘The Flower Lane’

Ducktails — recording alias of Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile — announces its fourth album, The Flower Lane, for a  January 2013 release via Domino. Possibly the most accessible Ducktails song yet, the title track offered up below is rife with trippy vocals and languid guitars and yes — come to think of it —...
Because we're totally buying into Generationals' 'Sale City'

Because we’re totally buying into Generationals’ ‘Sale City’

Taken from their brand new Lucky Numbers EP, Sale City from Generationals is a new-wavey, synth-propelled piece radiating comforting, warm retro vibes. Generationals on tour 10/05 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s * 10/06 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt * 10/07 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway * 10/09 – Minneapolis, MN...