Articles by Dean Brandt

PREMIERE: Rob Grote of The Districts Covers Neil Young for Original Tracks

As well as “Ordinary Day,” from “Popular Manipulations.”

PREMIERE: múm’s Gyda Valdysdóttir Reimagines Schubert’s “Opus 100”

Epicycle finds her taking on classical pieces from throughout history.

PREMIERE: Maston Tours Mid-Century Film Scores in “Rain Dance”

The Allah-Las/Jacco Gardner associate gets kosmiche.

PREMIERE: Silver Torches Hit the Old Dusty Trail in “If I Reach” Video

The touring member of Perfume Genius sets his song to simmer.

PREMIERE: Dave Depper Offers a Requiem for “Summer Days” in New Video

The Death Cab for Cutie sideman demonstrates his “Emotional Freedom Technique.”

PREMIERE: Dude York Advise Against Going DIY in “Black Jack” Video

From the Seattle trio’s February record “Sincerely.”

PREMIERE: Hop in the Magic Bus with I Come to Shanghai’s “Stranger”

Journey through the past, darkly.

PREMIERE: Tall Juan Goes The Distance in Handpainted “Cuida Coches” Video

Another “Olden Goldie” cut gets a clip.

PREMIERE: Dinner Sings Sweet “Siren Song” in New Video

From the Captured Tracks release “New Work.”

PREMIERE: Liquid Monk Recreate “Nighttime” in the Daylight with Help from Jazz Singer Kameryn Ogden

The Detroit electro quartet’s debut is out September 22.

PREMIERE: Battleme Descends into the Post-Election “Hot Mess”

From October’s “Cult Psychotica.”

PREMIERE: Nurses Offer an Anthem for the Internet Weary on “In the Mirror”

The LA-via-Portland avant-popsters announce their return.

PREMIERE: Drag City’s Dead Rider Arrive Alive in “The Ideal” Clip

From the group’s forthcoming “Crew Licks.”

PREMIERE: Ross Goldstein Makes Collaboration Magisterial on “Inverted Jenny” LP

The New York musician builds a wall of sound in the Catskills.

Tech Yourself Before You Fest Yourself

All the googaws and whatsits you need to heighten your festing experience.

PREMIERE: Follow Dawes to SF on the “The Road to Outside Lands” Podcast

Growing up on the road isn’t exactly easy.

PREMIERE: Howard Ivans Brings Subtle, Supple Funk on “Back to the Life”

Courtesy of Spacebomb Records.

PREMIERE: Palehound Return to Pickathon’s Slab Sessions with “Healthier Folk”

Plus, tune in next weekend to catch the festival live from Happy Valley, OR.

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