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The Frights, 2016. No Credit

PREMIERE: You Definitely Won’t Hate Going Behind the Scenes of The Frights’ “You Are Going to Hate This”

The mini-doc includes: Zac Carper of FIDLAR discussing how he drinks his coffee with slabs of butter, how he developed The Frights’ sound, and how working with the trio helped him reconnect with reality.

November 02, 2016
Soft Hair, “Soft Hair”

Soft Hair is every bit as curious as the personae the musicians have created within the moniker.

October 31, 2016
PREMIERE: Animal Lover Rattle Your Bones in “Nathan’s Nitrates”

The Twin Cities trio Animal Lover released their debut Stay Alive in September, but they’ve hardly slowed down since. The band recently wrapped…

October 05, 2016

Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra, photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

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The Score: Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra

The indie rockers from Manchester Orchestra, who made the “acoustic” soundtrack for “Swiss Army Man”—out now on DVD and Blu-ray—share their favorite moments in which film and music blend seamlessly to create the perfect scene.

October 05, 2016
PREMIERE: OY Travels to a New Planet on “Space Diaspora”

The avant-garde Berlin duo drops the 3D video for their latest single.

September 29, 2016
PREMIERE: The Mowgli’s Reach for the Skies on “Spacin’ Out” for Original Tracks

Keep your head in the clouds with the LA sextet.

September 27, 2016

Buff Monster attends Buff Monster x Minions x Rusty Lost in Paradise Capsule Collection launch event / Photo by Joshua…

Art & Culture
Minions Take Over the Surf-Fashion World with Buff Monster/Rusty Collab “Minions Lost in Paradise”

Plus four other out-of-the-box fashion collaborations.

August 23, 2016

2016. FLOODfest SXSW, Deap Vally portrait. photo by Rozette Rago.

PREMIERE: Deap Vally Give You a Taste of “Royal Jelly” on “Nic Harcourt’s TRANSMISSIONS”

The band’s full set airs next Tuesday on WorldArts.

July 27, 2016

Active Bird Community / no credit

PREMIERE: Active Bird Community Invite You to “Pick Me Apart” in New Video

Brooklynites gone wild!

July 19, 2016

Hot Hot Heat / photo by Kheaven Lewandowski

PREMIERE: Hot Hot Heat Say Goodbye with “Magnitude” Video

From the group’s self-titled farewell record.

July 13, 2016

Leon Bridges at Pickathon / photo by Rob Kerr

PREMIERE: Leon Bridges Delivers “Flowers” to Pickathon

It’s the latest episode of the Galaxy Barn Series, part of the Oregon festival’s Spring Season.

June 14, 2016

Rogue Wave on Nic Harcourt’s “Transmissions”

WATCH: Rogue Wave Deliver Intimate Performance on “Nic Harcourt’s TRANSMISSIONS”

Zach Rogue and Pat Spurgeon pare down tracks from April’s “Delusions of Grand Fur.”

June 09, 2016
LIVE: Patrick Watson Burned Bright at The Casbah (6/6/2015)

Earnest crooning and intriguing set decorations brought the singer-songwriter’s music to life

June 08, 2015

Patrick Watson. Love Songs for Robots cover.

Patrick Watson, “Love Songs for Robots”

Regrettably, the resulting ten tracks are a confusing and muddied mélange.

May 14, 2015

2015. Geographer, “Ghost Modern” art

Geographer, “Ghost Modern”

“Ghost Modern,” Geographer’s third full-length, is an intricate, yet sometimes overwhelmingly crowded listening experience.

March 24, 2015

2015. Tropics, “Rapture”

Tropics, “Rapture”

Multi-instrumentalist Chris Ward returns under the soulful, psych-pop moniker Tropics with a sophomore offering that whittles down his influences and settles on a new focus, in both aesthetic and overall message.

February 16, 2015

2015. Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Now, four albums in—each featuring a revolving door of talented buddies to jam with—the spacey psych-rock group has successfully shed the “spin-off” stigma with the aptly titled “Man It Feels Like Space Again.”

January 30, 2015

2015. Milo Greene, “Control”

Milo Greene, “Control”

Milo Greene definitely still know how to make a catchy record with “Control,” but with the band drifting away from their dreamy indie-folk twinges, it’s hard not to wonder at what cost.

January 29, 2015

Jack White. Credit Mary Ellen Matthews.

Hidden Vinyl From Jack White’s The Upholsterers Has Been Found

Here’s a fun fact: Jack White worked as an upholsterer in Detroit before the White Stripes came to fruition. Here’s…

December 18, 2014

The Walking Dead logo, AMC 2014

Film + TV
“The Walking Dead” Spin-Off May Send Biters to Los Angeles

We’ve remained faithful viewers of The Walking Dead since its premiere in 2010, gluing our eyes to the television screen every week…

December 17, 2014

Smaug the Dragon on The Colbert Report

Film + TV
WATCH: Stephen Colbert Bonds With Smaug the Dragon in a “Report”-Ravaging Interview

It’s no secret that Stephen Colbert is massive Lord of the Rings fan (he’s got Aragorn and Bilbo’s swords in his studio and…

December 12, 2014

Alex Winston Press Photo 2014 credit Emily Knecht

LISTEN: Alex Winston Releases Dynamic New Single “Careless”

Alex Winston knows how to turn heads quickly. Case in point: the Detroit-born songstress has just released her soaring single “Careless.” Classically…

December 11, 2014

Dan Deacon Press Photo Credit Frank Hamilton 2014

WATCH: Dan Deacon Announces Upcoming Album, Shares Video for “Feel The Lightning”

Clever craftsman Dan Deacon has premiered his music video for “Feel the Lightning” to accompany today’s announcement of his new album Gliss…

December 11, 2014
Art & Culture
Delta Airlines Offers Craft Beer to Make Flying Slightly Less Miserable

It’s no secret that in-flight beverages have always tended to be on the bland side. Maybe it was cool to…

December 10, 2014

2014. “Broad City” clip.

Film + TV
WATCH: The “Broad City” Gals Show Us How to Survive This Year’s Holiday Parties

With December finally here, the holiday season is in full-swing. That means that instead of spending your coveted, lazy weekends to…

December 03, 2014

Hanni El Khatib “Moonlight” Music Video screenshot, 2014

WATCH: Hanni El Khatib Creates Mini Thriller for “Moonlight” Video

Released right on queue with this month’s full moon, Hanni El Khatib‘s video for “Moonlight” is eerie and disturbing, but it’s…

November 07, 2014

Broods / 2014 / photo by Kyle Dean Reinford

Breaking: Broods

Georgia Nott, one-half of the New Zealand duo Broods, discusses the creation of their debut, Evergreen, one of the breakthrough records of the year.

October 30, 2014

Flight Facilities “Sunshine feat. Reggie Watts” Music Video Screenshot

WATCH: Reggie Watts Gets Funky in Los Angeles for Flight Facilities’ “Sunshine” Video

Earlier this week, Australian electronic duo Flight Facilities released their debut LP Down to Earth. Now they’ve shared a music video for…

October 30, 2014

UberKITTENS National Cat Day 2014

Art & Culture
UberKITTENS, Inspired by Kittens

Happy National Cat Day! Perhaps you’re lucky enough to share your life with a little fluff ball, but if you…

October 29, 2014

Jose Gonzalez / 2014 / photo by Malin Johansson

José González Announces First Solo Record in Seven Years, “Vestiges & Claws”

José González will release his first solo album in seven years this upcoming February, a debut in sharing wholly original…

October 28, 2014

Cold War Kids Hold My Home album artwork

Cold War Kids, “Hold My Home”

Although it reaches for life and vigor, Hold My Home seems to still be on the hunt for its soul.

October 21, 2014

Outkast performs on Day One of Treasure Island 2014 / photo by Lance Skundrich/FilterlessCo

Treasure Island 2014: Bands and Beer in the Bay

Just when you thought festival season was over, San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival sneaks up with a weekend full of art, food, beer, and duh…great music.

October 21, 2014

2014. Kevin Morby, “Still Life” album art.

Kevin Morby, “Still Life”

While its title may hint at a bow towards sluggish and stale, Still Life is anything but.

October 14, 2014

2014. Hozier s/t album art

Hozier, “Hozier”

Blending the opposing worlds of tender gospel and dark rock has given Hozier a solid album, but the ability to adapt will give him a career.

October 11, 2014

2014. Broods, “Evergreen”

Broods, “Evergreen”

There’s no doubt that a bright future is in the cards for this duo, with immense talent as heard this debut, but they need to come out from under the shadow of other indie-pop trends to truly last.

October 07, 2014

2014. The Growlers, “Chinese Fountain”

The Growlers, “Chinese Fountain”

When The Growlers’ home studio burnt to the ground in a freak fireworks accident, it was unclear what the band would make of the ashes. Somewhere amidst that immense loss, the band’s newfound nomadic lifestyle would ultimately serve as the overarching theme for “Chinese Fountain.”

September 23, 2014

2014. Tennis, “Ritual In Repeat” album art

Tennis, “Ritual in Repeat”

Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley have come quite a way since living on a sailboat, but Tennis’s third album Ritual in Repeat is as buoyant and enjoyable as ever.

September 09, 2014

2014. Beach Day, “Native Echoes” album art

Beach Day, “Native Echoes”

As proven with their 2013 debut Trip Trap Attack, Beach Day know how to make surf-pop tunes that urge you to plunge into the nearest body of water.

August 19, 2014

2014. Got A Girl, “I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now” album art.

Got A Girl, “I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now”

Got A Girl came to fruition when Dan “The Automator” Nakamura (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030) was working on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, met Mary Elizabeth Winstead—who induced severe swooning in her role as Ramona Flowers—and both thought, “Why the hell not make music together?”

July 22, 2014

2014. Beverly, “Careers” album art.

Beverly, “Careers”

After the two bonded over similar musical tastes, the rockers decided to try their hand at creating a fuzzed-up, dreamy pop-rock record together. Careers is loosely wound, yet structurally focused.

July 01, 2014