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Great Lakes

Album Premiere: Dreaming Too Close To The Edge by Great Lakes

30 March 2018

Former members of the Elephant 6 Collective, long-running Great Lakes (led by Ben Crum) surfaces with a deep and meaningful album and track-by-track rundown.

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Video Premiere: "Hummingbird" by Chatham Rise

30 March 2018

Psych/space rock band Chatham Rise delivers a gorgeous and dreamy number and video from its upcoming album.

Matt Costa Pamela Littky

Song Premiere: "Sharon" by Matt Costa

29 March 2018

California native and singer-songwriter/musician Matt Costa releases a new retro-infused tune from his upcoming album on Dangerbird Records.

The Bipeds

Video Premiere: "A Ragged Sayonara" by The Bipeds

29 March 2018

“Imagine a soldier returning home after serving in The First World War, and discovering the transformative effects of LSD while listening to 78rpm recordings of North Carolinian banjo music. This is the sound of The Bipeds.”

Dead Leaf Echo

Video Premiere: "Temple" by Dead Leaf Echo

28 March 2018

Brooklyn music/art collective Dead Leaf Echo reverberates vividly with a new video for a gritty and emotive indie rock track.

Flagship; Photo Credit: Elliot Lee Hazel

Song Premiere: "Philadelphia Babe" by Flagship

28 March 2018

North Carolina indie rock/folk duo Flagship drop a buoyant and melodic cut about new love from their upcoming album.

And We All Die - photo credit Darin Johnson

Album Premiere: Modern Day Privateers (Remixes) by And We All Die

27 March 2018

Industrial post-punk rockers And We All Die unleash a remixes LP with different spins from Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Rodney Anonymous (Dead Milkmen), Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), and many more.

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Song Premiere: "Demons In Our Midst" by Birds of Passage

27 March 2018

Singer-songwriter Birds of Passage (aka New Zealander Alicia Merz) returns with a haunting number off her upcoming LP.

PeelanderZPhotoCredit Ryota Mori

Song Premiere: "You Have Nice Tee Shirts" by Peelander-Z

26 March 2018

Must-see-live Japanese ‘action comic punk’ band Peelander-Z releases a wild and exuberant pop-rock track from its upcoming album.

Faithless Town; Photo Credit: Astor Morgan

Video Premiere: "City of Ghosts" by Faithless Town

23 March 2018

Americana/rock band Faithless Town unveil heartbreaking, resonant video that deals with the relevant issue of immigration in the US.

Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave

Song Premiere: "Mule Skinner" by Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs

23 March 2018

Celebrated genre-blending artist Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs (aka partner Lawyer Dave) release the first track off upcoming equine-themed LP.

CurrentJoysPhotoCreditOlivia Hemaratanatorn

NEWS: Current Joys details 10 Movies that inspired new album A Different Age

22 March 2018

Nick Rattigan (Surf Curse), as solo project Current Joys, delves into the 10 movies that influenced his new album out via Danger Collective.

This Wilderness

Song Premiere: "Drop Dead" by This Wilderness

22 March 2018

NY/NJ electro-punk duo This Wilderness (Jim Coleman of Cop Shoot Cop and Robert O. Leaver) drop a trippy tune from their debut LP.

ForAgainstPhotoCreditTomDingman

Video Premiere: "Seesick" by For Against

21 March 2018

Record label Saint Marie to reissue three LPs and other merchandise by US ’90s post-punk/alt-rock band For Against via Pledge Music.

Reno Divorce Dale Nixon

Video Premiere: "She's In Love With The Avenue" by Reno Divorce

21 March 2018

SoCal-vibed, Denver-based punk rock ‘n’ rollers Reno Divorce are on a hot streak with a video for a cut off their recent EP.

Philippe Petit - photo by Manon Gary

Song Premiere: "Black Dog" by Philippe Petit & Friends

20 March 2018

Composer Philippe Petit releases a signature electroacoustic track with vox by Charlie Finke from his upcoming album.

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Video Premiere: "This Light" by Angela Josephine

20 March 2018

On the vernal equinox, indie folk singer-songwriter Angelina Josephine unveils a meditative first video for the prelude of her upcoming folk-rock opera LP.

Alice Bag

Song Premiere: "Missed Your Mark" by Alice Bag

19 March 2018

Punk legend Alice Bag, who is set to release her 2nd solo LP, contributes a fresh and exciting track to Emotional Response’s femme punk compilation series.

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Album Premiere: Rites by Eoins

16 March 2018

Eoins (AKA Madis Järvekülg, formerly of Estonian post-punk band lack of Eoins) releases a mesmerizingly experimental album via Seksound.

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Song Premiere: "You Love Proximity" by Nihilist Cheerleader

15 March 2018

Athens, Georgia Riot Grrrl-styled punk band Nihilist Cheerleader unleashes a raucous and engaging track off its upcoming album.

TheLayAwakesPatrick Kolt

Song Premiere: "Press Play" by The Lay Awakes

15 March 2018

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter couple The Lay Awakes drop their debut single that references NYC and the power of escaping through music.

Video Premiere: "The Cut" (live) by Serena Jost

14 March 2018

Serena Jost (an original member of Rasputina) unveils a live cut from her upcoming, fully realized solo album on Second Kiss.

DreamendGeoff L Johnson

Song Premiere: "A Year And A Day" by Dreamend

14 March 2018

Ryan Graveface (owner of Graveface Records) deals with hearing loss and readies an experimental Dreamend LP for release in April.

Timothy Dark - Kristina Schroeder

Song Premiere: "She Put a Spell on Me" by Timothy Dark

13 March 2018

Timothy Dark gets his groove on with a ’80s-styled funk-dance tune from his upcoming EP on Darkseed Entertainment.

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Album Premiere: Patience Hell EP by Mythless

13 March 2018

Mythless, the latest project from Fang Island’s Jason Bartell, share their debut release, Patience Hell EP, before its release this Friday.

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Song Premiere: "Go West!" by Sleepyhead

12 March 2018

NYC indie rock veterans Sleepyhead debut a new single from the past, combining blistering drums with pleasantly fuzzed out guitars… and a slide whistle!

Miesha and The Spanks

Album Premiere: Girls Girls Girls by Miesha & The Spanks

9 March 2018

Canadian garage rock ‘n’ roll act Miesha & The Spanks unleash their raucous and riveting album and deliver details via a quick Q&A.

DeadHeartBloomMichelle Repiso

Song Premiere: "Lost In A Dream" by Dead Heart Bloom

9 March 2018

NYC ambient/space-rock band Dead Heart Bloom (with members from Phaser) returns with a expansive, psych/folk-tinged single off an upcoming EP.

The Stars Explode

Video Premiere: "Untitled #1" by The Stars Explode

8 March 2018

Chapel Hill, NC indie classic pop/rock band The Stars Explode releases a rockin’ performance video for a track off its upcoming album.

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Song Premiere: "Beginnings" by autumn

8 March 2018

Minneapolis post-punk/psych-pop band autumn drop an atmospheric new single from its upcoming album on Sett Records.

Anton Barbeau Gustaff Choos

Video Premiere: "Down Around the Radio" by Anton Barbeau

7 March 2018

Renowned veteran singer-songwriter/musician Anton Barbeau drops a delightful video for the 1st single off his upcoming album.

Hamish Hawk Ludovic Farine

Song Premiere: "Blueprints" by Hamish Hawk & The New Outfit

7 March 2018

Scottish singer-songwriter Hamish Hawk, along with his band The New Outfit, endears with the first single from his upcoming second album.

Meltdown Festival

NEWS: Kristin Hersh to play Meltdown Festival, curated by The Cure's Robert Smith

7 March 2018

Iconic rock/indie icon Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50FOOTWAVE) is part of the stellar line-up of this year’s Meltdown Festival in London.

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Song Premiere: "I Too Overflow" by Kini

6 March 2018

Experimental electronic pop artist Kini drops a clever and heartfelt track off her upcoming debut album via Sublunar Society.

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Song Premiere: "Strange Stubborn Proud" (extended remix) by ELYXR ft.Kurt Harland Larson of Information Society

6 March 2018

Electro/synth-pop act ELYXR mixes it up with Kurt Harland Larson of Information Society on a bright and sharp collab extended remix.

OberonRosePhotoCreditMikeMarques

Song Premiere: "A Place In The Sun" by Oberon Rose

6 March 2018

New England retro-pop/rock band Oberon Rose releases another single from its upcoming 2nd album on ThouART Records.

Wreckless Eric

Song Premiere: "They Don't Mean No Harm" by Wreckless Eric

5 March 2018

Renowned veteran singer-songwriter/musician Wreckless Eric returns with a lyrically relevant new single off his upcoming musical opus.

KatieJane Garside of Ruby Throat

Video Premiere: "also elizabeth, daughter of the above" by rubythroat

2 March 2018

KatieJane Garside (Daisy Chainsaw, QueenAdreena) and Chris Whittingham of Ruby Throat unveil a haunting, dream-like song and video from their 4th album.

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Song Premiere: "Heartbeat" by The Churchhill Garden

1 March 2018

Andy Jossi, the artist behind Swiss indie music project The Churchhill Garden, collaborates with Whimsical’s Krissy Vanderwoude on an ethereal and enchanting single.

AddiktioPhotoCreditMari Strømsbo Gjørv

Song Premiere: "Armeija" by Addiktio

28 February 2018

Norway’s melodic math-rock metalheads Addiktio deliver a heavy, dynamic, and intricate instrumental conflagration from its upcoming album.

Hail The Pilot

Song Premiere: "In Circles" by Hail The Pilot

28 February 2018

Tacoma, Washington-based indie rock band Hail The Pilot flies high with a new propulsive track off forthcoming album Divider.

Vandal Moon 5 - photo credit Nicole Fraser-Herron

Song Premiere: "Baby Sounds" by Vandal Moon

27 February 2018

California-based throwback synth-/dance-pop duo Vandal Moon releases a single off its upcoming album via Starfield Music/FM Attack.

Rodney Cromwell 1 - photo credit Gid Cromwell

Song Premiere: "Comrades" by Rodney Cromwell

27 February 2018

British indietronica artist Rodney Cromwell (AKA Adam Cresswell) returns with the lead track off upcoming EP via Happy Robots Records.

MoondoggiesJasonNeuerburg

Song Premiere: "Sick in Bed" by The Moondoggies

27 February 2018

American indie rock/Americana band The Moondoggies releases a captivating and reflective track from its upcoming album via Hardly Art.

EyelidsPhotoCreditJohn Clark

Video Premiere: "Furthest Blue" by Eyelids

26 February 2018

American indie rock band Eyelids drops a new video filled with surrealistic film footage that matches the act’s psychedelic side.

Tiffany Wilson; Photo Credit: Marla Moore

NEWS: Soul artist Tiffany Wilson drops a thought-provoking new video

26 February 2018

Soul artist Tiffany Wilson tackles racial tension and police brutality in America in her new video for “Me & You.”

Bauhaus by Graham Trott

NEWS: Bauhaus' Kevin Haskins to release Bauhaus - Undead Art Book

25 February 2018

On March 16, Bauhaus member Kevin Haskins will be releasing the book Bauhaus – Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus via Cleopatra Records.

ACertainSmilebyZachSelley

Album Premiere: Fits & Starts by A Certain Smile

23 February 2018

Portland, Oregon-based indie pop band A Certain Smile reveals its engaging and melodic new album and track-by-track details.

GlowwormPhotoCreditRachel Wooley Davis

Song Premiere: "Can't Let Go" by Glowworm

22 February 2018

Indie artist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Davis returns as Glowworm after a decade with a haunting single from his forthcoming album.

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Song Premiere: "Sir Excellent" by Nightmare Air

21 February 2018

L.A.-based shoegaze band Nightmare Air resurfaces with its 2nd single from highly-anticipated upcoming album Fade Out.