Indie Music

[LISTEN] Le Youth - Clap Your Hands

"Clap Your Hands" is an ode to late '70s disco from LA-based producer Le Youth. Featuring a vocal contribution from Ava Max, the song is bright and …

Music

Indie Band Plays Trump Card for Publicity, Gets Horribly Burned

Have you heard of the Domestics? No? They’re an alt-rock band from Portland, Oregon, signed to a small label named Tender Loving Empire (TLE for …

Entertainment

Listen: Peak Body - "Feelings"

Peak Body are a minimalist electronic post-punk duo from Hobart, Tasmania, who released their debut self-titled EP on cassette and digital this past …

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Sonny Sharrock :: Once Upon A Time

Reflecting on the ebb and flow of his career, three years prior to his death in 1994, Sonny Sharrock noted “the last five years have been pretty …

Music

Listen: Alvvays - “Plimsoll Punks”

Toronto-based indie-pop four-piece Alvvays are releasing a new album, Antisocialites, on September 8 via Polyvinyl. Previously the band shared its …

Music

[LISTEN] Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (First Aid Kit Cover)

First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo made up by sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg. The pair are remarkable for a number of reasons, most obviously …

Music

Pierre Cavalli :: Un Soir Chez Norris

Composed by jazz guitarist Pierre Cavalli, swirling widescreen French psychedelia lifted from the short-lived 1971 television drama <i>Un Soir Chez …

Music

[LISTEN] O.J.Hodding - No Time Ft. Eerf Evil, Vinny Mak, Blasé Vanguard

This is just another chill hip-hop track to add to my playlist full of chill songs with artists whose accents I wish I had. Perhaps not always the …

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[LISTEN] Shigeto - Detroit Part II

Somehow in all my posts about Detroit artists, I've yet to do one for Shigeto. Have to thank Jason for sending this one along. He knows how I like my …

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Josh Homme Dances in QOTSA's “The Way You Used to Do” Video

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age dances in the new video for the single "The Way You Used to Do.” Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Homme's dance …

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[LISTEN] Naji - Do You

Soulection affiliated Naji is doing great things for music, changing the landscape of modern R&B with his upbeat, slightly off-kilter production and …

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[LISTEN] Jevon Ives - Energy's (Ft. Astrid)

<i>Worship The Sun</i> is the debut project from exciting UK prospect Jevon Ives. Entirely self-produced by the singer, rapper and producer, <i>Worship The Sun</i> …

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[VIDEO] LCD Soundsystem - tonite

Do you love LCD Sounsystem? Sure, but do you love it as much as I do? It's 5am here in Cape Town and for some psychotic reason my day has begun.<p>Call …

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17 anticipated indie rock albums of fall 2017

<b>The National</b> – <i>Sleep Well Beast</i><p>due 9/8 via 4AD<p>The National change things up from album to album, but the changes are usually subtle. That’s part of …

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Listen: Channel Swimmer - "P.A.W.S."

“P.A.W.S.” is the hypnotic and catchy new release from Channel Swimmer, who also dropped his new full-length <i>Souvenirs</i> this week (streaming in full …

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The 25 best gigs & clubs in Dublin city this week

Wednesday August 16 Ballet Átha Cliath @ The Sugar Club (€10) Short film screening with Cloud Castle Lake & Davy Kehoe live. Thursday August 17 Ailie …

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[LISTEN] Handbook - My Hands

We don't have much time, I have to be out of the house in a second. Perhaps this is a "quickie." Which feels rather dirty, as far as reviewing a song …

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Premiere: Moira Mack - "I Worry I Worry"

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Moira Mack is an emerging artist who showcases a number of talents on new track “I Worry I Worry” from her …

Janelle Monáe

Jacques Greene x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Blue Hawaii interview

Blue Hawaii are a great band from Montreal composed of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, who also plays in Braids, and Alex Cowan. After a four-year hiatus …

Love

Jacques Greene x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: EBHONI interview

Ebhoni is a young singer/songwriter from Toronto I came across a few months ago, when she self-released a collection of tracks to SoundCloud called</i> …

Music

[VIDEO] Cale Hawkins - Polyester Day

This guy, Cale, he's super talented. That can be concluded from just a glimpse at the work he's released, and a few random bites from social media.<p>He …

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[LISTEN] MELODOWNZ - The Anthem (intro) (Ft. Bailey Wiley)

When it comes to hip-hop I am picky as allll hell.<p>After hearing Noah Slee's track "Lips", which featured fellow Kiwi Melodownz, I had did a little …

Rap & Hip-Hop

[VIDEO] Whilk And Misky - Oh Brother Ft. Nia Wyn (Seb Wildblood Remix)

Well well... Whilk and Misky joined by Seb Wildblood. Two acts I totally dig right now -- it can't possibly go wrong, right?<p>Turns out that's the …

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[LISTEN] Akurei - Floating (ft. Nico Ghost)

Brisbane artist Akurei has teamed up with rapper Nico Ghost on a dreamy, electronic-R&B vibey track "Floating."<p>Written about a restless night seeking …

Golden

Allysha Joy - FNFL

<b>Sounds like:</b> <i>Hiatus Kaiyote, Jaala, Wallace, Nai Palm</i>Song: Allysha Joy - FNFL <b>What's so good?</b>Allysha Joy is the lead singer of Melbourne Soul …

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[VIDEO] Jakwob - Fade (Ft. Maiday)

Released last week, this song by Jackwob slipped under my radar. In fact, I'm not even sure I've heard any of his music up until now. Based on blog …

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Gal Costa :: Índia

This Friday Light in the Attic Records is set to reissue Gal Costa’s fourth album, 1973’s <i>Índia</i><i>.</i> A record heralded for its brave experimentation, it’s …

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Chicago's Varsity Had Writers' Block So They Wrote a Song About It

Few bands do heartwarming indie pop better than Chicago's Varsity. The quintet's songs imagine a world where Belle and Sebastian ups-the-tempo and adds a healthy serving of jangly guitar solos. Since their scrappy 2015 self-titled debut LP, the results—like 2016's frenetic "Eye To Eye" and the …

Indie Pop

Listen: Sugar Pit - "Here It Comes"

Sugar Pit – the project of Kian Stevens-Winston from Carbondale, Illinois – embraces independent funk in its melodic, charismatic approach — on new …

Music

premiere: Yumi Zouma – Depths (Pt. I)

As the internet’s self-proclaimed most devoted Yumi Zouma fans, we feel pretty comfortable declaring the group’s beautiful new sophomore full-length</i> …

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