Posts Tagged ‘album’

Wye Oak Shriek

ALBUM STREAM: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Wye Oak‘s new album, Shriekfor what feels like forever. But alas, finally, finally, it’s (almost) here. NPR has the album up for streaming in full a week before it comes out April 29 via Merge/City Slang, so go ahead and give it a listen.

Shriek is the Baltimore duo’s follow up to 2011′s Civilian. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s new album was co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room and is, ambitiously, guitar-less. If none of that wins you over, go see them play the material live (where $2 of …

Sling Shot to Heaven

ALBUM STREAM: Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s – ‘Sling Shot To Heaven’

Indiana sweethearts Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s will drop their fifth full-length, Sling Shot To Heaven, next week on April 22. In anticipation, the album is up in its entirety for streaming purposes on Soundcloud. Check it out after the jump.

Sling Shot To Heaven was recorded on two-inch tape and self-produced in the band’s own studio. When discussing the album, frontman Richard Edwards said the record is a little bit of his current life, ideal life, and fictional life, altogether “invented from fragments of people I’ve known.” He added, “Making it was a joyful and maddening experience. …


YAITW Release “Be My Blood” Video, Launch Album Pre-Orders

You may or may not have heard of YAITW (otherwise known as Young And In The Way) before today, but fans of heavy music are about to discover the next band that will change their lives. Prepare to rage.

Hailing from North Carolina, YAITW present a dense and often sludgy take on hardcore that grabs you by the collar and demands you sacrifice your life savings if you ever want to see your loved ones again. It’s violent, dark, and completely irresistible to anyone with an ear for aggressive music. You can view the group’s video for the new single …

Thee Oh Sees Drop

Stream Thee Oh Sees’ New Album ‘Drop’ In Full

After a 16-year run, San Francisco garage rock staples Thee Oh Sees announced, pretty much out of nowhere, that they would be going on a hiatus.

At this point, it’s pretty clear frontman John Dwyer‘s words about not playing a show for a “long while” were loose. He announced his own new band, Damaged Bug, shared some tunes, and now, a few months later, Thee Oh Sees are back with another new album.

The record, titled Dropfollows up their 2013 release Floating Coffin. It comes out on April 19 (aka Record Store Day) via Dwyer’s …


UTG Track-By-Track: Big Reeno – ‘Watch My Indie Throne’

With only a handful of days to go before his new EP arrives in stores, North Dakota based hip-hop up and comer Big Reeno has partnered with UTG to share a track-by-track rundown of Watch My Indie Throne.

Featuring seven new tracks, including “The Rain” (featuring Dizzy Wright) and “Home” (featuring King Los), the latest release from Big Reeno seems poised to launch the buzzworthy middle of America emcee into the national spotlight. We knew as soon as we heard the first single we had to be involved in the release of this record, and it gives us great …

Little Dragon Paris

Stream Little Dragon’s New Single, “Paris”

In a little over a month, Little Dragon will be putting out Nabuma Rubberband, their first album in three years. The follow-up to 2011′s nearly perfect Ritual Union is shaping up to be quite a release, as heard by lead single “Klapp Klapp” and now “Paris.”

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe put up a radio play of the song for fans to stream, and it gives us a peek at the groovy, electro-soul “Paris.” Frontwoman Yukimi Nagano will no doubt rock the song live with some great moves that it inevitably inspires. We’ll have to …

two knights shut up

Stream Two Knights’ Debut LP ‘Shut Up’

Out of Denton, TX comes emo duo Two Knights. Before we get all up in arms discussing what qualifies as “emo,” take a listen to this band’s music. Their debut album, Shut Up, is streaming a week early before its release on April 8 via Count Your Lucky Stars and it’s top notch.

These two dudes merge the math goodness of Cap’n Jazz with the recklessness of Algernon Cadwallader to form their own sound that will keep you hitting play as soon as you finish the first run through. There are a ton of influences all over this record, …


Stream SOHN’s Debut Album ‘Tremors’

Vienna-based electronic musician and producer SOHN has taken to iTunes to stream his debut album in its entirety one week before it drops.

The album, called Tremors, comes out April 7 on 4AD. On first listen, be ready to welcome some synth-fuzzed beats and simple keys. His vocals soar on his debut the way his previous singles would imply. Give it a listen in full over at iTunes.

Watch SOHN perform “Artifice” in a 4AD session below, too.…

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Only Run

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Announce New Album, Stream Single

With their undecipherable slurred singing and early 2000s blog hype, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have fallen out of mainstream media attention, but now they’re ready to step back up to the plate. With a new album, titled Only Run, coming out on June 2 via Xtra Mile Recordings, they’re ready to resurface.

The band have shared “Coming Down,” a single off the album that features Matt Berninger from The National. It’s got the Berninger’s moodiness but the larger sound of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah getting ready to go big. Only Run is the band’s fourth record, following 2011′s …

The Antlers Familiars

The Antlers Announce New Album ‘Familiars’, Share “Palace” Music Video

The Antlers are back. It feels like it’s been ages since we last heard from the Brooklyn indie rock band–2012′s [together] and Undersea EPs and 2011′s Burst Apart LP are already wearing from continual spins–but a new album is finally ready to drop. On June 17, The Antlers’ fourth album, Familiars, will be out via Anti- (or June 16 via Transgressive in the UK).

The “Palace” music video is the first to come from the new album. Directed by Hana Tajima, it features a series of close-up shots of apartment walls, gushing water, and interior decorations. The shots feel pretty …


Pixies Announce New Album ‘Indie Cindy’

In June of last year, Pixies put out their first new material in almost ten years. After swapping bassists, tossing out new EPs, and kickin’ it around the world on tour, the band is ready to release a brand new album.

Titled Indie Cindy, the album was recorded back in October of 2012 when they teamed up with Gil Norton at Wales’ Rockfield Studios. This marks the first full LP since 1991′s Trompe Le Monde. Indie Cindy comes out April 28 through the band’s own label Pixiesmusic and will include some of the tracks off their recent EP-1, EP-2

Angel Olsen Burn You Fire For No Witness

REVIEW: Angel Olsen – ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’

Artist: Angel Olsen
Album: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Genre: Folk Rock
Label: Jagjaguwar

Out of all the world’s inevitabilities, loneliness and fear are the two we know at birth. Perhaps that’s because they require the most of our heart. They teach our body how to expand its insides for the type of worry and uncertainty that leave us feeling heavy with emptiness. They feed on isolation, even in the most populated of areas. So we learn, at that young age, how to accept them. If we don’t, living loses its thrill.

Missouri singer-songwriter Angel Olsen returns on her …