Articles by Dean Brandt

PREMIERE: Family of the Year Finds Release on “Let Her Go” for Original Tracks

Whether you’ve been following the band since 2009’s Songbook or you fell for their lilting melodies as one of the few voices on Boyhood’s ’00s-hit-parade…

PREMIERE: Jay Som Rips Up “Baybee” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The LA-based songwriter brings her band to Oregon for an upbeat performance of the sunny single.

PREMIERE: Ghost-Note Whip Up the Perfect “Milkshake” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The Grammy-winning percussion duo crams an entire set’s worth of energy into five minutes with the help of some friends.

PREMIERE: Chromeo Get “Jealous” for Original Tracks

The Canadian funktronica duo resurrects their catchy 2014 single for a passionate in-studio performance.

PREMIERE: Saro Comes of Age on “Boy Afraid”

The title track from the LA-based neo-R&B singer’s forthcoming EP is as woozy as it is danceable.

PREMIERE: iLoveMakonnen Strips Down “Tuesday” for Original Tracks

The LA R&B star goes Drake-less on an intimate performance of his 2014 smash.

PREMIERE: Chromeo Dish Out the “Juice” Video

It’s the first single from Dave 1 and P-Thugg’s upcoming fifth LP Head Over Heels.

PREMIERE: La Bouquet Break Taboos in “Kiss Me Kill Me” Video

The LA duo experiment with dated technology to roll in their new EP, Heavy Sunshine.

PREMIERE: Sweet Spirit Reach for “Salvation” in the New Season of Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

Kicking off the new batch of Happy Valley live performances with a bang.

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.”

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