Technically, the latest release by Courtney Barnett is an old-new song. The Melbourne singer-songwriter used to perform “How to Boil an Egg” at open mics years before she started recording music. She […]
It’s been a few years since we’ve heard new music from The National. After 2013’s excellent Trouble Will Find Me, the five-piece lived life and worked on side projects. As news […]
Yes, you read that right! LCD Soundsystem is finally back with new music. This is happening! After seven years and a hiatus in-between their last album and today, would they […]
Algiers established itself on its debut as a force of political and social justice. It mixed a blunt, chaotic sound with the soulful vocals of Franklin Fisher. On the title […]
It’s that time of year again! Record Store Day! During this Saturday in April, I spent my morning and early afternoon at independent record stores in Queens and Brooklyn. I had […]
Paramore cannot catch a break. It seems that every time they go through an album cycle, there’s band member drama. The group, now preparing its fifth record, has not had […]
This is probably one of my favorite things on the Internet, hands down. When YouTube was created, it should have been specifically made for something like this.
You know that feeling you get when Spring arrives? It usually comes on the first clear, warm day, where there’s a shift in the atmosphere. The excitement for summer sets […]
These days, the easiest and hardest piece of music to write is a straightforward, roaring rocker. After all, the format’s been in existence as we know it for more than 60 […]
Four years ago, a performance piece called Planetarium popped up at a few concert halls. The show had horn players, a string quartet, lasers and orbs suspended above the stage. […]
Perfume Genius’ music is always cinematic in scope. But “Slip Away” makes you want to get outside and run for hours, to celebrate the joys of life. The first single […]
Feist has been out of the spotlight for a long time. A really long time. Six years after Metals though, she’s finally returned with Pleasure. And the title track is […]
It’s shocking sometimes that so many new, great songs can come from only a voice and an acoustic guitar. Louisville songwriter Joan Shelley follows a long lineage of folk tradition. […]
The latest by Mastodon sounds more like Queens of the Stone Age than the sludge or progressive metal that fans expect. But when the song’s this good, who cares?
Welcome to a new feature called Song of the Week. It’s a fairly self-explanatory addition! Each week, we’ll chat about our favorite tune released in the last seven days. If […]
It’s a new year, full of possibilities both exciting and terrifying. More than usual, music will need to meet the zeitgeist of today. The question remains of what shape this […]