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Soul Asylum - Photo courtesy of Omnivore Recordings

Song Premiere: "Black And Blue" (Demo Version) by Soul Asylum

4 June 2018

Renowned rock band Soul Asylum reissues expanded editions of their first two Twin/Tone albums via Omnivore Recordings.

Charlie and the Rays

Album Premiere: Charlie and the Rays by Charlie and the Rays

1 June 2018

Seattle-based protest folk and renegade rock trio Charlie and the Rays release a musically robust, vocally appealing, and lyrically relevant album.

Luna Pines

Album Premiere: The House We Lived In EP by Luna Pines

1 June 2018

Leeds, England band Luna Pines blends modern electronica with dream-pop on their captivating new EP.

God Bless Relative - Adam Lee

Song Premiere: "Our Conversation on July 7th" by God Bless Relative

1 June 2018

Nashville-via-Atlanta band God Bless Relative delivers indie folk-pop with charm and twang on a track from its upcoming album.


Video Premiere: "Relief" by Salim Nourallah

31 May 2018

Singer-songwriter/musician Salim Nourallah releases a video for a track inspired by John Lennon’s “Imagine” off his upcoming double LP.

Bellman Line Loholt

Song Premiere: "Just Like A Dream" by Bellman

30 May 2018

Acclaimed Norwegian singer-songwriter Bellman (AKA Arne-Johan Rauan) delivers another dream-like number from his latest album.

Telelectrix_photo credit Boston Digipix

Song Premiere: "Something Golden" by Telelectrix

30 May 2018

Boston-based synthpop band Telelectrix drops a groovin’, yet vocally bittersweet number from its upcoming full length.

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Video Premiere: "Black and Blue" by The Veldt

30 May 2018

Veteran shoegaze/alt-soul band The Veldt unveil a video for a mesmerizing track from its latest album on sonaBLAST! Records.


Video Premiere: "One Bar Left" by Arthur Alexander

29 May 2018

NYC/LA rock ‘n’ roll veteran Arthur Alexander (The Poppees, Sorrows) reveals a lyrically wry, but sonically raucous video/song.

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28 May 2018

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All India Radio; photo by Martin Kennedy

Album Premiere: Space by All India Radio

25 May 2018

Musical exploratory cosmonaut Martin Kennedy launches into the unknown with his latest absorbing and transporting album.

Dezorah; Photo Credit: Virgil Pena

Album Premiere: Creando Azul EP by Dezorah

24 May 2018

Post-rock/metal progressive band Dezorah pull out the sonic and emotional stops on their second dramatic and dynamic EP.

Bleu Roi; Photo Credit: Myriam Wittlin/eyeloveyou

Video Premiere: "Darkest Hour" by Bleu Roi

23 May 2018

Swiss dream-pop act Bleu Roi unveils a visually stunning video shot in Scotland for a restrained, yet emotively powerful track.

NEWS: Power-pop/punk band Sightlines North American Tour Dates

22 May 2018

Canadian power-pop/punk band Sightlines just released a new EP and is supporting it with a North American tour.

Scary Hours

Song Premiere: "Live To Serve/Serve To Live" by Scary Hours

22 May 2018

Northern New Jerseyan, singer-songwriter Ryan Struck (recording under the moniker Scary Hours) bows his introductory track.

Face Off; Photo Credit: Dejana Batalović

Album Premiere: Massive EP by Face Off

21 May 2018

Serbian atmospheric post-metal band Face Off unveils a sonically massive, but nuanced EP that combines heavier doom metal with a dreamier ambiance.

KaRIN and Statik of Collide

Song Premiere: "Holding Back" by Collide

21 May 2018

Long-running industrial/electro-ethereal duo Collide unveil a captivating original track from its double album of remixes (and 2 covers).

The Whispering Tree; Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Video Premiere: "Fat Cat" by The Whispering Tree

18 May 2018

NY-based Franco-American folk-rock duo The Whispering Tree drops a relevant song and animated video for a track off its upcoming LP.

Jim Andralis & the Syntonics; Photo Credit: Larry Krone

Video Premiere: "Don't Blame New York" by Jim Andralis & the Syntonics

17 May 2018

The NYC-based band reveal an inventive, heartfelt stop-motion animation video for a song that details the promises and hassles of living in NYC.

The Mu-Tones

Video Premiere: "Slab City Records" by The Mu-Tones

16 May 2018

British garage pop band The Mu-Tones (including Anthony Grantham, former guitarist/songwriter in Marion) releases a rousing indie rocker.

Azalia Snail - live at Zebulon

Video Premiere: "The Moral Chemist" by Azalia Snail

16 May 2018

Alt-pop artist Azalia Snail delights once again with a bright, bitmoji-centered video for a track off her latest vibrantly pop album.

Car Crash Sisters

Video Premiere: "In Another World" by Car Crash Sisters

15 May 2018

Mexican shoegaze/alternative rock band Car Crash Sisters drop a video for a dynamic track off their debut album.

Will Sprott

Video Premiere: "Alien Eye" by Will Sprott

14 May 2018

LA-based artist Will Sprott (Shannon and the Clams, La Luz) unveils a black ‘n’ white video – with aliens – for a track off his LP on Burger Records.


Video Premiere: "Stories" by Sanderlings

14 May 2018

Santa Barbara pop-punk band Sanderlings (led by Woody Locke) drops an amusing video for a track off its upcoming album.


Album Premiere: YUM 1 & YUM 2 by S T F U

12 May 2018

Dean Garcia (Curve, SPC ECO) and Preston Maddox (Bloody Knives) join forces again on a mesmerizing, immersive, and atmospheric double album.

Duncan Lloyd

Video Premiere: "Really" by Duncan Lloyd

11 May 2018

The Maximo Park guitarist goes solo and releases a wandering, black ‘n’ white video for a track off his new album.

Nicholas Merz - photo by Gordon De Los Santos

Song Premiere: "Bulled Rose" by Nicholas Merz

10 May 2018

Nicholas Merz of Seattle indie rock band Darto goes solo on his upcoming debut album arriving via Aagoo Records.

Actioness; Photo Credit: Michaela Patrick

Album Premiere: DEEP EP by Actionesse

10 May 2018

Punk rock/horncore four-piece Actionesse revel in absurdity and dissonance on its odd, yet compelling upcoming EP.

JohnWesleyHardingPhotoCreditShervion Lainez

Song Premiere: "Benedictus" by John Wesley Harding (with Eric Bazilian)

9 May 2018

Renowned singer-songwriter (and renaissance man) Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) returns with his first album of cover songs.


Song Premiere: "Doctor Doctor" by Gene Clark

4 May 2018

Rarities from legend Gene Clark (The Byrds) are unearthed and showcased on a new album from Omnivore Recordings.

Em of Winter Witches

Video Premiere: "Knightsbridge" by Winter Witches

3 May 2018

Australian outfit Winter Witches explore the intricacies of queer identity through their atmospheric dream-pop and new video.

SleepspentPhotoCreditJon-Carlo Diaz

Album Premiere: It's Better If You Don't Speak Or Think EP by Sleepspent

2 May 2018

El Paso, Texas indie rock/shoegaze band Sleepspent unveils its involving, brooding, and restless debut EP via Slow Start Records.


Song Premiere: "Undo" by Searmanas

1 May 2018

NYC-based electronic artist Searmanas (aka Niabi Aquena) unveils a mystic, cinematic single from her debut LP on Cleopatra Records.

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Album Premiere: wallow in the hollow. by Matt C. White

30 April 2018

Native North Carolinian blues-rock/folk singer-songwriter/musician Matt C. White debuts his involving, emotive, and acoustic-driven album.

Skating Polly; Photo Credit: Angel Ceballos 2

Song Premiere: "Free Will At Ease" by Skating Polly

27 April 2018

Alternative music band Skating Polly release a compelling track from their upcoming album that melds the best of gritty rock and melodic pop.


Album Premiere: Forever Orbiter by The City Gates

27 April 2018

Canadian shoegaze/post-punk darlings The City Gates bow a dynamic and vividly transporting, reflective and rockin’ second album.


Song Premiere: "We Are Not Alone" by LEEDS

26 April 2018

Spacehog’s frontman Royston Langdon returns in solo singer-songwriter form as LEEDS with a dreamy, David Bowiesque piano pop number.

King Ropes 2

Video Premiere: "Dogeared" by King Ropes

26 April 2018

Montana-based garage rock band King Ropes, led by Dave Hollier, release a video focused on the cycle of urban/rural decay and renewal.


Video Premiere: "Goin' Through Your Purse" by Honeychain

25 April 2018

LA-based indie rock band honeychain deliver a gritty and rollicking cover of a Material Issue tune while spotlighting their hometown.

Kurt Stifle and the Swing Shift

Video Premiere: "Swampee" by Kurt Stifle and the Swing Shift

25 April 2018

Long-time musician Kurt Schellenbach, back as Kurt Stifle and the Swing Shift, brings some fun back to music videos with a sock puppet romp.

Shriekback - Photo Credit: Karen Moskowitz

Video Premiere: "And The Rain" by Shriekback

24 April 2018

Renowned British New Wave / dark rock outfit Shriekback returns with an foreboding and rhythmically restless first single off their upcoming LP.

Hawk - band photo

Song Premiere: "Listen Like Thieves" by Hawk

24 April 2018

Supergroup Hawk (David Hawkins, Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, and Pete Thomas of Elvis Costello’s Attractions) deliver a classic power-pop number.


Song Premiere: "Hobbit Rock" by Cosmos Sunshine

23 April 2018

Brooklyn-based psych-rocker Cosmos Sunshine lights up with a rockin’ Tolkien- and Sweden-inspired track from his upcoming LP.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - comp LP

Song Premiere: "Clam Bake" (remastered) by Screamin' Jay Hawkins

23 April 2018

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ Bizarre Records output gets compiled and expanded with several bonus tracks.


Song Premiere: "This One's Taken" (Demo) by The Posies

20 April 2018

Renowned power-pop band (with core of Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer) returns with expanded reissues of 3 LPs and a world tour.

Landing - Landing

Video Premiere: "Secret" by Landing

19 April 2018

Connecticut psych/space-rock band Landing rises to the sky with a new video for an ominous to uplifting tune off its upcoming LP.

Kleenex Girl Wonder

Song Premiere: "Tratteggio" by Kleenex Girl Wonder

19 April 2018

Wordsmith extraordinaire Graham Smith (recording as the band Kleenex Girl Wonder) drops it like its hot, lyrically, on an upbeat power-pop/rocker.

Sixteen Jackies

Song Premiere: "VHS #2 (Masks)" by Sixteen Jackies

18 April 2018

Philadelphia-located indie rock band Sixteen Jackies brings the noise, and melody, on a moody new tune from its upcoming EP.

Soft Science - Chantel Elder

Song Premiere: "Sooner" and "Paris" by Soft Science

17 April 2018

California dreamgraze group Soft Science reveal their new double A-side single with a delightful original and wistful cover tune.

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Video Premiere: "Sunography" by Wylderness

17 April 2018

British shoegaze/fuzz-rock band Wylderness delivers a dynamic and expansive psych-rock number from its new album.