Total Babes share their new single "Blurred" from their forthcoming LP 'Heydays,'

Total Babes shares new track “Blurred Time”

Following the release of two singles from their forthcoming LP, Total Babes is now sharing a third song, “Blurred Time”. The band is also announcing a US and European tour following the release of Heydays. They will hit cities in the Northeast US with Sebadoh and then touring Europe alongside Pile. The band is also […]

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Lee Bannon to release 'Pattern of Excel' LP on July 10th

Lee Bannon to release ‘Pattern of Excel’ LP

Fresh from studio collaborations with Joey Bada$$, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Mick Jenkins and a US tour alongside Trash Talk and Ratking, the NY-based, North-Californian born experimental producer Lee Bannon will release his second album for Ninja Tune – Pattern of Excel – on 10th July 2015. Today, Lee shares the track “Artificial Stasis,” which you […]

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Something Anorak share their video for "I am a Doctor' off the 'Tiny Island' LP.

Something Anorak share new video

English Duo, Something Anorak, announced today that they have signed to Portland-based indie record label Lefse Records, the same label that has seen the likes of Neon Indian, How to Dress Well, and Youth Lagoon. Additionally, Something Anorak have premiered their video for “I Am A Doctor”. The track comes off the duo’s last album Tiny Island, which […]

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Doomsquad announce new Pageantry Suite EP, share first single "Two-Way Mirror."

Doomsquad announces ‘Pageantry Suite’ EP

DOOMSQUAD has announced the “Pagentry Suite” EP, to be released digitally May 19th and on limited turquoise vinyl June 16th 2015 via Hand Drawn Dracula and Bella Union (EURO/UK). This week the group shares the first taste of the forthcoming EP with “Two-Way Mirror.” DOOMSQUAD will be on tour from May through August opening up […]

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Our interview with Johan Wohlert from Mew.

Our interview with Johan Wohlert from Mew

Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Silas Graae, and Johan Wohlert, otherwise known as Mew, are releasing their first album in six years on April 27 on Play It Again Sam. Titled +-, it was recorded in Copenhagen with Michael Beinhorn sharing production duties with the band. It’s a sweeping, anthemic display of their particular musical sensibility, […]

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Review of the new album 'Deep In The Iris' by Braids, out April 28th on Arbutus Records.

Review of Braids’ ‘Deep In The Iris’ LP

Artist: Braids Title: Deep In The Iris Label: Arbutus Records Rating: 7/10 The Canadian electronic-pop/experimental trio Braids consists of Raphaelle Standelle-Preston (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Taylor Smith (bass, guitar, percussion), and Austin Tufts (drums, vocals) and third album, Deep In The Iris, is set to be released April 28th on Arbutus Records. The band members […]

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Health have shared their new video for the single "New Coke" off their forthcoming album 'Death Magic,

HEALTH shares details of new album

Just after revealing their forthcoming album Death Magic, Los Angeles band Health are back with a new video for “New Coke,” the first single from the LP, that is due out worldwide on August 7th via Loma Vista Recordings. HEALTH DEATH MAGIC (Loma Vista Recordings) August 7, 2015 1. VICTIM 2. STONEFIST 3. MEN TODAY 4. FLESH WORLD (UK) 5. […]

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