James Blake Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Video for New Song “Say What You Will”

Jul 22, 2021 By Mark Redfern James Blake has announced a new album, Friends That Break Your Heart, and shared its first single, “Say What You Will,” via an amusing video that guest stars FINNEAS, in which Blake is envious of the producer/musician’s success. Blake has also announced some tour dates. Friends That Break Your […]

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Big Red Machine Share New Song “Phoenix” (Feat. Robin Pecknold and Anaïs Mitchell)

Jul 22, 2021 By Mark Redfern Big Red Machine (aka Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner) are releasing a new album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, on August 27 via 37d03d. Now they have shared the album’s latest single, “Phoenix,” which features guest vocals Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold and […]

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illuminati hotties Shares Lyric Video for New Song “u v v p” (Feat. Buck Meek)

Jul 22, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Lissyelle Laricchia Illuminati hotties (the project of singer/songwriter Sarah Tudzin) is releasing a new album, Let Me Do One More, on October 1 via Snack Shack Tracks in Partnership with Hopeless Records. Now she has shared another song from it, the country-tinged “u v v p,” which […]

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Mercury Prize 2021 Nominees Announced: Wolf Alice, Arlo Parks, Mogwai, and More

Jul 22, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Jordan Hemingway This year’s Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by Wolf Alice; Arlo Parks; Mogwai; Black Country, New Road; Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders; Laura Mvula; and more. The full list is below. Wolf Alice previously won in 2018 for […]

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Clinic Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Fantasy Island”

Jul 22, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Sentinel Liverpool post-punks Clinic have announced a new album, Fantasy Island, and shared its title track via a video for it. Fantasy Island is due out October 22 via their longtime label Domino. Emily Evans directed the “Fantasy Island” video, which is a dizzying collage of vintage […]

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Prince – Previously Unreleased Song “Hot Summer” Shared

Jul 22, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Mike Ruiz A previously unreleased Prince album from 2010, Welcome 2 America, is set for release next Friday (July 30) via Legacy. Now another song from it, “Hot Summer,” has been shared. It’s a light summer anthem. Listen below. The Prince Estate has also announced a new […]

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Premiere: Fair Visions Debuts New Single “Modern Kids”

Jul 22, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Photography by Rita Iovine Fair Visions, the New York-based post punk and synth project led by songwriter Ryan Work, has announced their forthcoming sophomore EP, Modern Kids, coming this September. The 6-track EP acts as a companion piece to the band’s 2020 debut, A Way Out, once again manifesting […]

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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram on the Blues, Speed Demons, and His New Album “662”

Jul 22, 2021 By Jake Uitti Photography by Laura Carbone Web Exclusive In music, there are myriad distinguished bands and artists, all of whom participate in some genre of sound. But what about the genres themselves? While artists and bands have lives outside their work, who keeps up with the styles, who preserves them and […]

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Premiere: Lisa Crawley Debuts New EP ‘Looking For Love (In A Major)’ – Stream It Below

Jul 22, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Photography by Karen Anne Patti New Zealand singer/songwriter Lisa Crawley’s career as an actress and musician has taken her from her native Auckland to London, Canada, and most recently, to LA. Crawley moved into her new home only months before lockdown began. She took to writing her latest batch […]

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Super Furry Animals Announce “Rings Around the World” Reissue; Share Paul McCartney Celery Track

Jul 21, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Frederike Helwig Beloved Welsh band Super Furry Animals have announced a 20th anniversary reissue of their acclaimed 2001 album Rings Around the World and shared one of its bonus tracks, the raw audio of Paul McCartney chewing celery and carrots. The reissue will be available on vinyl, […]

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Midlands Queer & Trans Artist Yay Maria Releases Debut Single

Jul 21, 2021 By Dom Gourlay Derby based trans and queer musician Yay Maria (she/her) releases her debut single “Template” later this month. Also featuring Nottingham based artist Franx, “Template” is the latest release from the Year Of Glad collective, a young imprint and close knit family of creatives who worked with Yay Maria on […]

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Premiere: The Color Forty Nine Debuts New Single, “What Would I Know? – Yo que sé?” Ft. Rubén Albarr

Jul 21, 2021 By Caleb Campbell San Diego’s The Color Forty Nine make music evoking open expanses of sky and desert twilights, mixing gothic Americana with Latin music traditions and the ambling souls of folk troubadours. They first introduced this distinctive blend with their 2018 self-titled EP and the band used lockdown as a chance […]

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Deerhoof Announce New Album, Share Stop-Motion Video for New Song “Department of Corrections”

Jul 21, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Jess Joy Deerhoof have announced a new album, Actually, You Can, and shared its first single, “Department of Corrections,” via an amusing stop-motion animated video. Actually, You Can is due out October 22 via Joyful Noise (which is also a good description of the new song). Jess […]

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Watch Yola Give a Rousing Performance of “Stand For Myself” on “Colbert” with Jon Batiste

Jul 21, 2021 By Mark Redfern Yola is releasing a new album, Stand For Myself, on July 30 via Easy Eye Sound. Last night she was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she gave a rousing and spirited performance of the album’s title track, joined by Late Show bandleader Jon […]

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Lorde Shares New Song “Stoned At the Nail Salon”

Jul 21, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Ophelia Mikkelson Jones New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde is releasing a new album, Solar Power, on August 20 via Republic. Now she has shared its second single, “Stoned At the Nail Salon,” which features backing vocals from Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Marlon Williams, and James Milne. In the song […]

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Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Jonas Bjerre of Mew

Jul 21, 2021 By Laura Studarus Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. When he’s not traveling the world with Mew, it turns out that Jonas […]

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Premiere: Mindy Shares New Single “Nervous Shudders” Featuring Draag

Jul 21, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Mindy Song, known professionally as simply Mindy, is gearing up for the release of her upcoming debut solo EP, Version 1.27, out July 23rd. Song may be best known for co-founding Night Dreamer with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, but she’s been branching out into solo music this year, […]

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Mac McCaughan of Superchunk Announces New Solo Album, Shares New Song “Dawn Bends”

Jul 20, 2021 By Mark Redfern Photography by Oona McCaughan Mac McCaughan of Superchunk (and also co-founder of Merge Records) has announced a new solo album, The Sound of Yourself, and shared its first single, “Dawn Bends,” which features Yo La Tengo, as well as his Superchunk bandmate Jon Wurster (on drums). In a press […]

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“This Is Pop” Series Producer Amanda Burt on the Netflix Docu-Series on Pop Music

Jul 21, 2021 By Lily Moayeri Photography by Courtesy of Netflix Web Exclusive Serious music lovers—at least “serious” in their own minds—generally have a snobbish attitude toward pop music. It’s shallow and doesn’t have any substance. It should not be considered in the same way and at the same level as “real” music. The Netflix […]

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