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Video Premiere: "California" by Crushwater

29 August 2018

Washington-based indie trio Crushwater deliver sweet harmonies, thoughtful lyrics, and acoustic folk with a side of rock on its new video.

The Mutineers - Clovis IV

Song Premiere: "Couldn’t Get Over You" by The Mutineers

28 August 2018

Portland, OR rock ‘n’ roll husband-wife duo The Mutineers deliver a warm and harmonious Americana/rock song from their upcoming EP.

Martin Bisi - Photo Credit: Joan Hacker

Video Premiere: "Dig A Hole" by This Wilderness

27 August 2018

Veteran producer Martin Bisi and his Brooklyn studio, BC Studio, are celebrated on an LP with contributions from members of Swans, Cop Shoot Cop, Angels of Light, and more.

moderntimemachinesPhotoCreditKimberly Zsebe

Video Premiere: "A Little Late" by Modern Time Machines

27 August 2018

LA-based shoegaze act Modern Time Machines drops a video for a dreamily reflective track (with Jason Ruck of Film School on keys) off its latest LP.

Beach Goons – Photo Credit: Suzi Moon

NEWS: SoCal garage-punk band Beach Goons release new album hoodratscumbags

25 August 2018

Logan Heights-located garage-punk/rock/pop band Beach Goons drop their new sharply produced, tuneful, and stirring LP via GRNDVW.

Church Girls - Photo Credit: Marissa Carroll

Song Premiere: "Dead Wood" by Church Girls

24 August 2018

Philadelphian indie rock/post-punk band Church Girls drop a heartfelt Americana single (with rock ending) from their upcoming EP.

MarsMotel live - Leo Mascaro

Video Premiere: "City Streets" (live) by Mars Motel

23 August 2018

Brooklyn-based dream-rock band Mars Motel deliver an engaging live performance video of a B-side from their recent live sessions album.

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Song Premiere: "Battle Song" by Helga

22 August 2018

Introspective Swedish singer-songwriter Helga reflects on the state of the environment on an intense, driven new single.

Clark Twain - Photo Credit: Adam Kingman

Song Premiere: "Try Too Hard" by Clark Twain

22 August 2018

Austin, TX singer-songwriter Clark Twain releases a serene and harmonious 2nd single from his upcoming debut album.

Rude Audio - Photo Credit: Ali Ingle

Video Premiere: "To The Sun" by Rude Audio

21 August 2018

London-based dub/electronic act Rude Audio drop a new video for the crisp lead tune off its upcoming EP on Zirkus Records.


NEWS: Dot Dash album Proto Retro out now on The Beautiful Music

21 August 2018

The 6th album from garage rock/pop band Dot Dash is out now and showcases the act’s poppier, janglier side while retaining its punk energy.

The Spiral ElectricJared Byrd

Song Premiere: "No Bridge Left Unburned" by The Spiral Electric

20 August 2018

San Francisco-based psych/alt-rock band The Spiral Electric unleashes its heavy and dynamic lead single from an upcoming double LP.


Video Premiere: "All You Sad Boys" by United Ghosts

20 August 2018

LA-based exploratory dream-pop duo United Ghost add energetic psych and electronic elements to their indie pop/shoegaze sound.

Jet Black - Photo Credit: Aaron Snow

Album Premiere: L'ère du Vide by Jet Black

17 August 2018

French-Canadian atmospheric alternative rock band Jet Black release a transporting, dynamic to reflective post-rock/ shoegaze/space rock album.

SPIN - Photo Credit: howsaboutNOW? Records

Video Premiere: "What's It Gonna Take" by SPiN

16 August 2018

Buzzed-about Philly rock band SPiN (known for viral “Zombie Girl” video) take a chance on a new pop/electro sound for their upcoming LP.

Great Lake Swimmers - Gaëlle Legrand

Album Premiere: The Waves, The Wake by Great Lake Swimmers

15 August 2018

Renowned Canadian band Great Lake Swimmers resurface with a gracefully engaging and lyrically poignant alt-folk/chamber-pop LP.

K Michelle DuBois - Photo Credit: Ally Land

Song Premiere: "Wild Weed" by K Michelle DuBois

14 August 2018

Atlanta, GA-based pop-rock singer-songwriter K Michelle DuBois drops the sparking, melodic lead single from her upcoming third LP.

Summer Magic - Photo Credit: Nate Burrell

Song Premiere: "A Certain Little Chord" by Summer Magic

14 August 2018

Summer Magic (AKA Kevin Bachmann, previously in shoegaze band Troubadour Dali) releases a sunny, propulsive power pop track.

WHOLE - Photo courtesy of Blackjack Illuminist Records

Song Premiere: "Tides Made by Our Hands" by WHOLE

13 August 2018

German post-punk/electronic duo WHOLE (AKA Alexander Leonard Donat and Thomas Schernikau) bow their driven, noir first single.

Austin Coleman

Album Premiere: Long Mile From Home by Austin Coleman

10 August 2018

Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Austin Coleman radiates luminescent, engaging alt-country vibes on his second album.

Social Room

Song Premiere: "Not Asking For The World" by Social Room

10 August 2018

British indie rock band Social Room expand their vivid palette with a reflective, classic singer-songwriter number from their upcoming EP.

Gene Micofsky

Video Premiere: "Not That Strong" by Gene Micofsky

9 August 2018

LA-based composer/singer-songwriter Gene Micofsky reveals a cinematic video for a slowly building, dramatic song from his upcoming LP.

Tres Leches - Photo Credit: Jake Hanson

Song Premiere: "I Try" by Tres Leches

8 August 2018

Seattle-located art/noise/garage rock band Tres Leches drops a sonically dynamic and emotively lacerating single.

Dirty Streets - Photo Credit: Bob Bayne

Video Premiere: "Dream" by Dirty Streets

8 August 2018

Memphis-based blues and psych-influenced rock band Dirty Streets drops a dreamier track with video from their upcoming LP.

PILES - Photo Credit: Bas Mantel

Video Premiere: "Drones and Piles" by PILES

7 August 2018

French experimental and intense drumming trio PILES pummel the eardrums with high-energy rhythms and intriguing patterns.

Carli Naff - Photo Credit: Morgan Court

Song Premiere: "Clean" by Carli Naff

7 August 2018

NYC transplant (from Arizona) singer-songwriter Carli Naff delivers an emotionally spellbinding first single from her upcoming EP.


Song Premiere: "The Far Side" by m1nk

7 August 2018

Darkly alluring UK-Greece duo m1nk (musician Barry Snaith and vocalist Erika Bach) unveil an atmospherically noir composition.

Lenny Zenith

Video premiere: Lenny Zenith, "What If The Sun"

6 August 2018

The pioneering transgender rocker goes all in on his solo debut.

Grandpa Jack - Photo Credit: Dada Shikako

Album Premiere: Grandpa Jack by Grandpa Jack

3 August 2018

Brooklyn, NY power rock trio Grandpa Jack release a heavy, dynamic, and textured self-titled album that delves into psychedelic rock.


Video Premiere: "Storm Cellar" by Elysian Fields

3 August 2018

Veteran NYC art-rock/dream-pop act Elysian Fields return to the fore with a mysterious rock noir album and European tour.

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Song Premiere: "Heartbreak Hotel Chelsea" by Ghost X Gardens

3 August 2018

NY-based art rocker Ghost X Gardens pens a love letter to his temporary stay at the (in)famous Chelsea Hotel on his upcoming LP.

Pete International Airport - Video Still Credit: Paul Dillon

Video Premiere: "Western Shouting" by Pete International Airport

2 August 2018

East and West collide on a mesmerizing video/track by neo-psych-rock band Pete International Airport (Peter G. Holmström of The Dandy Warhols).

Silent Forum - Photo Credit: Jaydon Martin

Video Premiere: "How I Faked The Moon Landing" by Silent Forum

1 August 2018

Welsh indie rock band Silent Forum are set to release an infectiously poppy single and amusing game arcade-set video.

The Mommyheads - Photo Credit: Kevin Condon

Video Premiere: "First Baby Born of Cosmic Rage" by The Mommyheads

31 July 2018

Long-running indie rock/pop band The Mommyheads return after 6 years with a dynamic, gritty, and socially relevant song/video.

Autumn - Photo credit: Bobby Talamine

NEWS: Seminal '90s post-punk trio Autumn announce U.S. tour

31 July 2018

Long-running post-punk/gothic rock band Autumn released their latest album Chandelier early this year via Sett Records.

Citrus Clouds - Photo Credit: Mildrette Armenta

Song Premiere: "Golden Sun" by Citrus Clouds

30 July 2018

Arizona, home of ’90s Beautiful Noise scene, offers up another, newer radiant dream-pop/shoegaze band named Citrus Clouds.

TC&I - Photo Credit Geoff Winn

NEWS: XTC's Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers return to the stage after 36 years

30 July 2018

XTC co-frontman Colin Moulding and original XTC drummer Terry Chambers released their debut English-pop EP as TC&I last year.

Bauhaus live - Photo Credit: Judy Lyon

NEWS: Bauhaus’ David J announces solo UK dates & world tour with Peter Murphy

30 July 2018

David J of legendary post-punk/goth/artrock Bauhaus and renowned Love and Rockets released a heartfelt solo LP last year.

Cornershop - Photo Credit: Roger Sargent

Video Premiere: "Sugar Sugar" by Cornershop

28 July 2018

Venerable British band Cornershop return with.sweet, faithful cover of a classic tune by The Archies, and Tjinder Singh gives details about the single.

The Soft UndergroundPhotoCreditLisaMac

Album Premiere: Morning World by The Soft Underground

26 July 2018

NYC alternative rock duo The Soft Underground release a dynamic,and melodic LP that showcases ’90s alt-rock, psych-rock, indie folk, and more.

James Rose - Photo Credit: Mickey Esdaile

Album Premiere: Lullabies to the Ocean EP by James Rose

26 July 2018

Los Angeles, CA/New Orleans, LA-based singer-songwriter James Rose unfurls a mellifluous, melodic folk-pop EP.

White Ring

Video Premiere: "Nothing" by White Ring

25 July 2018

NYC cult witch house act White Ring return after eight long years with a chillingly mesmerizing album that explores both tragedy and hope.

Tulipomania - Photo Credit: Edward Waisnis

Album Premiere: Off the Map EP by Tulipomania

24 July 2018

Philadelphia-based alternative/experimental outfit Tulipomania release a 3-track EP with a darkly slinky tune and two remixes.

Jeanne Vomit-Terror - Photo Credit: Chad Stockfleth

Video Premiere: "Jokes Come True" by Jeanne Vomit-Terror

24 July 2018

Avant-garde chanteuse Jeanne Vomit-Terror delivers a thumpin’ dancefloor-ready electro-pop/disco hybrid with odd-pop lyrics from debut LP.

Slimfit - Photo Credit: Andrew Marczak

Album Premiere: Sorry About That by Slimfit

23 July 2018

Ohioan fun-lovin’ DIY punk-pop/garage rock band Slimfit unleash a spirited and engaging indie album via Bandcamp.

Special Pillow - Photo Credit:Ken Cushman

Album Premiere: Sleeping Weird by The Special Pillow

20 July 2018

Hoboken, NJ’s The Special Pillow, led by Dan Cuddy (Hypnolovewheel) unfolds its vivid and bittersweetly dreamy 6th psych/indie pop LP.

Seasurfer - Photo Credit: Christian Klepp

Video Premiere: "Into Dust" by Seasurfer

20 July 2018

Dirk Knight, founder of dream-punk collective Seasurfer, and his current line-up unveil a hazy video for an ethereal noir track off their upcoming EP.

Album Premiere: Found Wild EP by Found Wild

19 July 2018

Tim Arnold and Keith Goodwin of Philadelphia-based indie band Good Old War team up on new music project Found Wild.


Song Premiere: "The Sun Has Died" by Swoone

18 July 2018

Siobhan de Maré (Mono, Violet Indiana) and Gary Bruce, as sophisticated and atmospheric duo Swoone, will release a debut LP soon.

ThePullofAutumnPhotoCreditMatthew Darrow

Song Premiere: "Laurasong" by The Pull of Autumn

18 July 2018

Supergroup The Pull of Autumn, with members from Fashion, Johanna’s House of Glamour, and Thowing Muses/Belly is set to release a new LP.