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Wolf Alice

ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Wolf Alice – “Bros”

North London rock group Wolf Alice has been getting plenty of hype in the last few years, but the teens have yet to let it get to their head. The four-piece dart between ’90s rock, moody grunge, aerial electronics, and dusty atmospherics similarly to the Smashing Pumpkins or The Breeders. After releasing several EPs over the past few years and the uber catchy single “Moaning Lisa Smile,” Wolf Alice are finally releasing their debut LP, My Love Is Cool, on June 23 via RCA Records. On that full-length, Wolf Alice return for a record that sees focused eyes on …

Heyrocco

Hear Heyrocco’s New Summery Single “Elsewhere”

Sometimes I get sad the 2000s are over. Alt rock saw its resurgence prime with bands like The White Stripes, The Starting Line, and The Vines. A lot of that talent came from British acts, but America had plenty of excellent contributions. It’s been a decade now since most of those bands’ hits rode the charts, but there’s a new contender in town who’s ready to give them a run for their money, and chances are we’re going to be listening to them all summer. Introducing Heyrocco.

South Carolina trio Heyrocco will be releasing their debut LP, Teenage Movie

Torres

Watch a Video for Torres’ Intense New Single “Sprinter”

Singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott is a deadly powerhouse. She may seem sweet onstage as Torres, shuffling her shoes with witty banter, but once she grabs her guitar and tilts her head back to sing, she becomes a force to be reckoned with. Her sophomore album, Sprinter, drops May 4 via Partisan Records. In anticipation of its release, she’s shared the album’s title track with a brand new video.

On “Sprinter,” Torres uses a country-infused riff to snap through a dark, cavernous memory of her past. Scott talks about bursting through disillusionment, danger, and confusion to find a heartfelt return …

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WATCH: Twenty One Pilots – “Tear In My Heart”

In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Blurryface, Columbus, Ohio’s Twenty One Pilots have unveiled a new music video for their latest single, “Tear In My Heart.” Check it out below.

“Tear In My Heart” is the second track to surface off the outfit’s highly anticipated new record, following the release of “Fairly Local” back in March. If you’re a fan of one or both songs, be sure to pick up a pre-order when they go live next Thursday (April 14).

This fall, the duo is set to embark on a hefty world tour alongside Echo Smith—hit …

Passion Pit

Passion Pit Share “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)”

Passion Pit have joined forces with NPR.org to debut a new track off their forthcoming album, Kindred.

A bombastic, synth-heavy dance party, “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)” is the third glimpse we’ve received of the Cambridge trio’s newest record, which will hit shelves nationwide on April 21 through Columbia Records.

If you’d like to catch the group’s latest single live, they’ll be on the road for almost the entire month of May. A full list of dates can be viewed at the bottom of this post.

Kindred will act as a follow-up to 2012’s Gossamer, which peaked at …

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The Story So Far Tease New Song Off Forthcoming Full-Length

The Story So Far are slated to release their third full-length studio album on May 19 through Pure Noise Records. In anticipation, the five-piece has shared a 15-second song teaser, which can be sampled here. It is preceded by the LP’s lead single, “Nerve,” which hit the web a few weeks back.

If you like what you hear, you’ll be able to catch TSSF on tour this summer with Four Year Strong, Terror, and Souvenirs. Head here for additional routing and ticket info, and let us know if you plan on attending in …

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Jamie xx Announces Debut Album ‘In Colour,’ Shares “Loud Places”

If you couldn’t stop playing Jamie xx‘s single “Girl” last year, get excited. The xx member and electronic musician has announced his debut album, In Colour, drops June 2 via Young Turks and features collaborations with The xx’s Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, Young Thug, Popcaan, and Four Tet. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation of the 11-track release, he’s shared a new single and music video titled “Loud Places.”

Previous singles “Girl” and “Sleep Sound” will be joined on the album by “Loud Places,” a soaring yet mellow number featuring vocals from The …

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Pile Share Ridiculous “Rock and Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” Video

Boston has a handful of incredible bands that are too modest to enjoy their own time in the spotlight. Without a doubt, the leaders of that are Pile. The rock band wield guitars to let out some of the best guitar solos you’ve heard in the last ten years all while seemingly unaware of their own relentless talent. On their newest album, You’re Better Than Thisout now via Exploding in Sound Records, they pull it off with a sharpened punk spirit, especially on album closer “Appendicitis.” The last two minutes of the song see them launch …

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Elliott Smith Documentary ‘Heaven Adores You’ Screening Dates Revealed

Last year, we reported that a new Elliott Smith documentary was on its way to reaching the public’s eye. The film, titled Heaven Adores Youis directed by Nickolas Rossi. For the first time, it features unheard tracks, interviews with Smith’s friends and collaborators, and more previously guarded. Today, Rossi’s team announced the film’s theatrical release. Starting on May 7, Eagle Rock Entertainment and SpectiCast will bring the film to various theaters.

The list of screenings includes New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, and more. Oddly enough, certain cities (like Boston) aren’t included whereas recluse locations (like Honolulu) …

Ryley Walker

ALBUM STREAM: Ryley Walker – ‘Primrose Green’

On  March 31, singer-songwriter Ryley Walker will be releasing his brand new full-length, Primrose Green, via Dead Oceans. It’s a highly anticipated release riding on the 24-year-old’s ability to create ’70s-style folk with mindblowing ease. If you’re a fan of Tim Buckley, John Martyn, or Van Morrison, give it a listen asap. It’s streaming in full over at NPR.

We’re already heard the impeccable jazz-influenced single “Sweet Satisfaction,” but the rest of the songs that follow suit are even more powerful. Ryley Walker uses Primrose Green as a springboard to let imagination come to life. The …

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Warpaint Share New Single “I’ll Start Believing”

Los Angeles dream rockers Warpaint shared a new single a few months ago called “No Way Out.” Today, we find out it’s part of a 7″ split with another new single titled “I’ll Start Believing.” Both are available to purchase now on iTunes, but you can stream them via Spotify below.

As promised, “No Way Out” was just the first “in a series of new songs being released this year.” The new digital single brings back the group’s layered vocals and eerie harmonies for a terse, dramatic track. They nod to new wave once again, but this time …

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Hear Sufjan Stevens’ Gorgeous New Song “Should Have Known Better”

On March 31, Sufjan Stevens will release his brand new folk album, Carrie & Lowellvia Asthmatic Kitty. Pre-orders are ongoing in a variety of formats here. In anticipation of the release, he’s sharing another new single: “Should Have Known Better.”

As the second track on his album, “Should Have Known Better” acts as an introductory phrase to what kind of folk we can expect in his triumphant return. Bedroom keys eventually hop in as well as layered melodies and various harmonies with backing vocals. Stevens expertly layers it all to turn struggles into a beautiful reflection. While …