Articles by Sarabeth Oppliger

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.

Soft Hair, “Soft Hair”

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

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 an eleven-city tour through the…

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.

PREMIERE: OY Travels to a New Planet on “Space Diaspora”

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

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

Keep your head in the clouds with the LA sextet.

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.

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.

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

Brooklynites gone wild!

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

From the group’s self-titled farewell record.

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.

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.”

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

Patrick Watson, “Love Songs for Robots”

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

Geographer, “Ghost Modern”

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

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.

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.”

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.


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