Articles by Mike LeSuer
Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan Announces Debut Solo Album, “Likewise”
The synthy first single “Rare Thing” establishes the Saddle Creek release as an experimental affair.
PREMIERE: Shana Falana’s “Go Higher” Turns Wiccan Chants Into Inviting Dream Pop
Falana reveals the opening track to “Darkest Light” before its October 25 release.
PREMIERE: Devon Kay & the Solutions Try to Shake the Cops in “Anything at All” Video
The Chicago ska ensemble do an anti-authoritarian take on Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” visual.
Hovvdy Share Their Favorite Double Double Whammy Albums
The slowcore duo recommend three favs from their label on the release day of their third LP, “Heavy Lifter.”
PLAYLIST: White Reaper’s Songs That Make Them Hungry
Cardi B, System of a Down, and Harry Nilsson soundtrack the power-pop group’s food fantasies.
PREMIERE: The Stargazer Lilies Take Their Warped Psych-Pop to “Dizzying Heights”
The latest single from their new Tobacco-produced LP is another highlight in the PA duo’s hallucinogenic discography.
LISTEN: Beck Shares Two Singles from Newly Announced LP “Hyperspace”
The songwriter’s fourteenth album will feature Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, and Sky Ferreira.
PREMIERE: Hurt Valley Announces Woodsist Debut “Glacial Pace,” Shares “Apartment Houses”
SoCal songwriter Brian Collins sounds right at home on the lo-fi/folk indie label.
PREMIERE: V.V. Lightbody Models Her Buick in “Car Alarm” Video
The Chicago songwriter shows off her sunroof in the new video for her summer-released single.
Tokyo Police Club’s Dave Monks Offers Early Stream of Debut Solo Album “On a Wave”
Along with an early listen, Monks gives insight into each individual track for the Dine Alone Records release.
PLAYLIST: Screaming Females’ Favorite Non-Album Tracks
Preceding their “Singles Too” comp, Marissa Paternoster and Jarrett Dougherty share some B-side favs.
Don’t Worry, a Jeff Rosenstock Live Album Is Now Available for Pre-Order
The recording of a recent 29-track set at Bowery Ballroom comes with a 76-page book of photos by Hiro Tanaka.
10 Desert Daze Artists You May Not Know You Need to See
George Clanton, The Paranoyds, Surfbort, and others, explained.
PREMIERE: Bent Knee Get Guttural in “Catch Light” Video
The proggy Boston experimentalists celebrate release day with an arty new visual.
PREMIERE: Dead Soft Search for Home on “Trimmer”
The third and final pre-album single from “Big Blue” is full of grungy longing.
Deathbomb Arc Announces LA Showcase feat. Robedoor, Ed Balloon, William Hutson, and More
Along with the news, the eclectic label offers up an early stream of Robedoor’s new record, “Negative Legacy.”
The 10 Hottest Chris Farrens, Ranked
The power pop songwriter lives every artist’s dream and ranks ten of his stunning “Born Hot” self-portraits for us.
PREMIERE: Consumer Ushers in the Apocalypse with “The Mills” and “In Computers Part 1”
The two-song pairing is the latest meditation on late capitalism from the Have a Nice Life side-project.