Articles by Dean Brandt

PREMIERE: Film School Is Back in Session with “Bright to Death”

The Bay Area shoegaze group offer up an early listen of their fifth studio album—their first in eight years.

PREMIERE: IDER Idle in “You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You Baby” Video

The summer single gets a video treatment true to the song’s ironic tranquility.

PREMIERE: All Them Witches Bring “Diamond” to Life with an Eerie Video

Nashville’s sludgiest jam band carry over their genre-blending brilliance to video for their latest single, announce US and world tour dates.

PREMIERE: Lyrics Born Considers the Possibilities in “When I Get My Check ($, $, $)” Video

The SF emcee enlists fellow underground all-stars on the second single from his forthcoming album.

PREMIERE: The Knocks Revisit Their Debut Single and “Make It Better”

The synth-pop duo reworks their 2008 single for its first official digital release.

PREMIERE: Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat Duet on “Blaze & Sybil’s Lullaby,” from the “Blaze” Soundtrack

Dickey wrote the track himself specifically for the Ethan Hawke–directed film about the life and times of Blaze Foley, which is getting a soundtrack release via Light in the Attic.

PREMIERE: Night Shop Contemplates the Finitude of Love on “The Ship Has Sailed”

The latest track from Justin Sullivan’s debut heads back into the woods.

PREMIERE: Dead Hearts Club Mourn “Dead Friends” in Video

Dead Hearts Club remember those they’ve lost once upon a time in the deserted west.

PREMIERE: Precious Kid Wonders “Was It Worth the Love Song” in Video

The Orange County duo dial it back another decade in their latest video.

PREMIERE: Ian St. Pé Gets Vérité in “Spun and Spurn” Video

The ex–Black Lip tells the story of the “Fixed Focus” track through grainy home-video footage.

PREMIERE: Alex Cameron Croons “Mongrel” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The absurdist Aussie and his trusted saxophonist strip down a track off Cameron’s debut.

PREMIERE: Bryce Vine Is “On the Ball” in Music Video for Original Tracks

Come for a flask of Henny, stay for the psychedelic vibes.

PREMIERE: Valley Queen Are Finally Feeling Right on “Ride”

Natalie Carol and company spread out on the fourth single released from their upcoming Supergiant LP.

PREMIERE: Black Milk & Nat Turner Strike Back on “Rebel” and “Story & Her” for Pickathon Slab Sessions

The Detroit emcee and his DC cohorts hit the Slab with a pair of jazz-laced beats to match Milk’s singular, insouciant flow.

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: Ladytron Returns with Synthpop Single “The Animals”

The British electronic band is back after seven years with a song about the beast within us all.

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