"Rock journalism is people who can't write
interviewing people who can't talk
for people who can't read."
(Frank Zappa)

Because if we couldn't interview J, we're pleased PS could

Because if we couldn’t interview J, we’re pleased PS could

The Toronto Star‘s Ben Rayner played it exactly right when he nominated Paul Saulnier of PS I Love You to speak with J Mascis in place of himself. (Yes, we asked to talk to J at one point — nothing ventured nothing gained, right? — but this clip, rife with awkwardness, makes us way less...
Guards premiere 'Coming True' as they ready to hit the road

Guards premiere ‘Coming True’ as they ready to hit the road

After a couple years of playing hard, wowing audiences, kissing hands and shaking babies, raucous popsters Guards are set to finally release a debut LP early in 2013. Just yesterday, the band premiered single Coming True (below) on Stereogum, following up the album’s first single — released this past September — Silver Lining (also below)....
Beach House get 'Wild' with emotion-packed video

Beach House get ‘Wild’ with emotion-packed video

Sadness, rage, lust, fear: Wild is taken from Beach House’s 4th LP, Bloom (Sup Pop). ___ Beach House Tour Dates 11-14 Munich, Germany – Feierwerk 11-16 Cologne, Germany – Gloria 11-17 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks 11-18 Brussels, Belgium – AB 11-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso 11-20 Paris, France – Le Trianon 12-30 Lorne, Australia...
Watch Metric 'Breathing Underwater'

Watch Metric ‘Breathing Underwater’

While on tour in support of newest LP, Synthetica, Metric unveil a new (appropriately live) video for Breathing Underwater. Featuring on-stage and backstage footage from recent performances, the new video is also released with the special  3-song Soundcloud set that is posted below. For a complete list of  Metric’s upcoming tour dates — including dates...
Johnny Marr unveils 'The Messenger'

Johnny Marr unveils ‘The Messenger’

Earlier this month, we gasped when it was reported that Johnny Marr had announced his first proper solo LP, The Messenger, for release in February 2013. Today, we muffle tiny squeals of delight as he surprises us with a video for the title track. It’s artsy (but not too artsy) in a tasteful black and...
Sufjan Stevens ushers in Xmas with both nostalgia and claymation zombie hordes

Sufjan Stevens ushers in Xmas with both nostalgia and claymation zombie hordes

We have to admit, Sufjan Stevens’ enthusiasm for the season is contagious. In ramping up to the release of his forthcoming (very hearty) Christmas music collection, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas Volumes 6-10, he’s just debuted this appropriately nostalgic video for his song of the same name. It features his adorbs nephew Gavin playfully...
The Joy Formidable announce Wolf's Law' pre-sale, debut artwork

The Joy Formidable announce Wolf’s Law’ pre-sale, debut artwork

Welsh alt-rock outfit The Joy Formidable have announced the pre-sale of their new album, Wolf’s Law effective immediately. Simultaneously, the trio have also revealed the album’s stunning cover artwork for the record, painted by acclaimed artist Martin Wittfooth. Their brand new video for Wolf’s Law single, This Ladder is Ours, is above. Wolf’s Law will...
Because it's Michelle Williams and her pink walkman is so cool

Because it’s Michelle Williams and her pink walkman is so cool

Kudos to Wild Nothing for snagging Michelle Williams for the newest video, Paradise. And how impressed are we with the mid-song monologue? Finally, to whomever sourced out that awesome-possum pink walkman, well done, my friend. Well done. Paradise is taken from Wild Nothing’s Nocturne LP.  The video is directed by Matt Amato.
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...