Below is an email I received from the wonderful singer/songwriter Terra Naomi today. I can honestly say that Terra is one of my favorite artists and that I’m genuinely excited about her making a new album. I was just thinking that she’s overdue for one the other day and then this arrived in my...Read more
Limited edition releases from Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, and Ida available Record Store Day 2016. For immediate release: Polyvinyl Announces 2016 Record Store Day Releases Limited edition titles from Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu and Ida DEERHOOF – OFFEND MAGGIE Offend Maggie was originally released in 2008 on Kill Rock Stars, but has since fallen...Read more
Totally #songoftheday worthy, but I already posted a song of the day today and I'm so excited about it that I don't want to wait until tomorrow to post it! ...
To be honest, I'm surprised that I'm really digging Wise Proof's "More More More More," since it's obviously very much in the trap vein and I've had just about all the trap I can stomach. (To me, trap was a cool new sound for about five minutes...
Last month fell in love with Long Island indie artist Rorie Kelly’s awesome new album Rising Rising Rising, which is why I recently brought you an exclusive interview with her. Following that, Rorie invited me to a concert she was doing, which was to be held in someone’s house. You see, Rorie crowd...Read more
EXCLUSIVE VINYL PACKAGES AVAILABLE FROM THE FLAMING LIPS, MUSE, MUDCRUTCH, DEFTONES, GERARD WAY, DISTURBED, REGINA SPEKTOR, AND MANY MORE Warner Brotehrs has released their list of exclusive titles that will be available on Saturday, April 16th, universally recognized as Record Store Day. WBR, an official sponsor of RSD, is once again releasing a cornucopia of aural...Read more
On March 4, 2016 I interviewed Adam Jensen, a Boston native whose debut single, the deliciously dark, alt pop “Sandcastles,” was recently one of our #songoftheday selections. The only other track of his that I’d heard was his forthcoming second single, “Ritual,” which is even more amazing. Normally, I wouldn’t interview someone I’d...Read more
Interview by Michael McCarthy Sweden’s Adiam makes delicous, dark pop that splits the difference between Lykki Li and Marina and The Diamonds, having the starkness of the former and the insanely catchy beats of the latter. Or perhaps she’s better described as Fiona Apple meets Little Boots, melding Fiona’s tormented and vengeful lyrics...Read more
Detroit rapper ZelooperZ — who was born in the 313 and still resides there — is part of Danny Brown’s Bruiser Brigade. Interestingly, they connected via Twitter when the 6’7″ ZelooperZ was promoting a mixtape like crazy and Brown took notice. But before Brown took him into the studio he gave him a proper...Read more
I recently discovered the wonderful music of AJ Unity, a duo consisting of Naomi Suzuki and Philipp Moll, who make music that blends traditional Japanese instruments with shades of pop and new age. It’s very calming music, which I imagine you could meditate to. I’ve found it especially relaxing and perfect to listen...Read more
What is this we're playing for you today? I'm not quite sure. Well, obviously I know the name of the band is Entropia and the song is called "Fractal," but it's difficult to assign a genre distinction, which is one of the things I love about...
HXLT is how Chicago’s eclectic musician Holt is spelling his name these days. The reason why is one of the few things I didn’t think to ask him about, but I imagine it’s to make you wonder how it’s supposed to be said, to get you thinking, to ultimately make you remember it....Read more