Yes, you read that correctly, Natasha Khan, known professionally as Bat For Lashes, is releasing a new album this year. (First Garbage, now Natasha — this is going to be a marvelous year indeed!) It’s called The Bride and it will be released on July 1st. You can find the two tracks from the album...Read more
I recently reviewed Emmy the Great’s Boston show, and did an insightful interview with her, so you probably should realize that I’d recommend her new album, Second Love, but I’m writing this anyway, just in case it wasn’t so obvious, and in case you forgot that the album was coming out today. Besides,...Read more
Next Thursday, March 17, 2016, the Canadian indie staple Metric will be headlining a the Boston Orpheum for what promises to be a fantastic show, if the many positive reviews of their recent shows are any indication. The previous time I caught Metric live, they were opening for Paramore at the arena at Mohegan...Read more
Skeletonwitch are back, this time accompanied by new frontman Adam Clemans of Wolvhammer fame. And the voice isn't the only thing that's different. While their sound is still heavy as hell, their thrash influence is greater and, more surprisingly, "Well of Despair" finds them at their...
"Letting you die, letting you die, letting you die," sings newcomer Mavrick during the chorus of his second single, the massive "Funeral," one of the best songs I've heard in a long time. His production is grandiose in the best way possible. From the loud drums...
It’s coming!!!!!!! Garbage have unleashed the news that their new album will be released on June 10th, 2016. The album, which is their sixth, is entitled Strange Little Birds and they are releasing it on their own Stunvolume label, as they did with their last album, 2012’s Not Your Kind of People. The...Read more
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