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.


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