Articles by Dean Brandt

Watch Active Child Perform “Cruel World” on a Hillside Behind His Studio

It’s the first video in the songwriter’s outdoor Sun Rooms Series.

Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 Music Festivals Officially Cancelled

Riverside County public health officials signed an order canceling both music festivals.

Watch Killer Mike’s Emotional Speech to Atlanta Protesters

Killer Mike is the son of an Atlanta city police officer. Two of his cousins are police officers. He’s one of the most outspoken and…

WATCH: Weyes Blood Gets Free in “Wild Time” Video

Natalie Mering also promises a new Weyes Blood record in 2021.

Keep Yourself Busy in Quarantine with Weezer’s New 8-Bit Computer Game

The impossible-to-beat game arrives ahead of the anticipated “Van Weezer,” out May 15.

WATCH: Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey Cover John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me”

The video arrives with news of a delayed release date for Price’s “That’s How Rumors Get Started.”

Oh, Here Are Two New Albums from Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor surprised us this morning with two new and free-to-download “Ghosts” records.

PREMIERE: Julia Bhatt Pens an Ode to the Magic City on “Miami”

The latest in her line of vibrant singles incorporates a wide variety of influences, from The Strokes to Fela Kuti.

WATCH: Glass Animals Share New (Pre-Quarantine) Video for “Your Love (Déjà Vu)”

The Brits experiment with thermal imagery in the clip for their recent single.

You Can Preview the New Pearl Jam Album on Their “Gigaton” Hotline

The rockers’ new album drops this Friday, but you can get an exclusive listen at 585-20-PEARL.

Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley Covers “Heart Shaped Box”

The Nirvana cover is the first of many from the musician’s Quarantine Covers series.

Everyone’s Tours Are Cancelled—Buy Their Music Instead

This Friday alone sees notable releases from Chika, Code Orange, Deap Lips, Lil Uzi Vert, Grouplove, and more.

PREMIERE: Fire in the Radio Reflect on a Life Lost in “Tulare” Video

The single comes from the Philly punks’ third record “Monuments,” out early next month.

LISTEN: Wire Announce New LP “10:20” with Reworked “Small Black Reptile”

The post-punk greats detail their second record this year, out on Record Store Day.

Here’s How the Cancellation of SXSW Is Affecting Artists and Local Service Workers

Artists and workers are struggling to rebound as the fest takes a year off amid coronavirus concerns.

PREMIERE: PINS Dance Away a Bad Day on “Ponytail”

The UK trio shares the first single from their newly announced third LP “Hot Slick,” out May 29.

Dan Auerbach, Margo Price, Soccer Mommy, and More to Perform at To Nashville, with Love

The March 9 tornado relief benefit will also feature Brandi Carlile, Ashley McBryde, Sheryl Crow, and Yola.

WATCH: Grouplove Enlist “Twin Peaks” Actress Grace Zabriskie for “Youth” Video

The band’s new album “Healer” drops next week.

SXSW Adds Phantogram, Protomartyr, Dr. Octagon, Brian Fallon, and More to Schedule

With the festival just over a week away, SX still has a few tricks up their sleeves.

HAWA Breaks Down Her Relationship-Focused EP “the ONE” Track by Track

The 19-year-old vocalist goes deep on all eight tracks of her seductive debut, out today.

S.G. Goodman Announces Jim James–Produced LP “Old Time Feeling”

The first single from the folk songwriter’s debut, “The Way I Talk,” arrives today with a stunning video.

Gary Numan, Suzanne Ciani, and More Set to Attend Bob Moog Archives Opening

Moog’s alma mater Cornell University will be home to the electronic music pioneer’s work.

Public Enemy Part Ways with Flavor Flav Prior to Bernie Rally

The East Coast rappers have also announced a new LP called “Loud Is Not Enough.”

LISTEN: Day Wave Hits Refresh on “Starting Again”

Jackson Phillips shares his first single since 2017’s “The Days We Had” via [PIAS] Recordings.

WATCH: Unequal Share Video for New Track “Take Me Away” feat. Mondo Cozmo

The mysterious Dave Sardy project taps the Philly singer for their latest industrial single.

LISTEN: Glass Animals Share New Single “Your Love (Déjà Vu)”

The alt-R&B group returns with their second single since 2016’s “How to Be a Human Being” LP.

Pop Smoke, RIP

Less than a month after releasing his promising “Meet the Woo, Vol. 2” mixtape, the rapper has passed away at 20.

PREMIERE: GIRL SKIN Announce Debut Record, Share “Forever & Always” Video

“Shade is on the other side” will be released April 17 via Jullian Records.


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