Posts Tagged ‘rock (genre)’

Naomi Punk Television Man

Stream Naomi Punk’s Noisy New Album ‘Television Man’

On August 5, Naomi Punk will release their sophomore full-length, Television Man, and the Olympia trio are streaming the record in its entirety over at Pitchfork Advance in anticipation of that date. If you catch them on one of the opening tour dates this weekend, however, you’ll get to hear the tracks live where they take on an even more raw, gritty sound.

Television Man sees the punk rockers bringing a DIY style back to the noisy rock and distant lyrics to cathartic levels. With standout tracks like the bitter “Eleven Inches” and instrumental masterpiece “Eon of Pain,” there’s no …

Meatbodies

Listen to Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member’s New Band Meatbodies

Back when Ty Segall was touring in his new band FUZZ and Mikal Cronin made a critically-acclaimed solo debut, Chad Ubovich was playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods. Between tours, Ubovich spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. With a little help from Segall, he’s now gone on to be picked up by label In The Red and will be releasing his self-titled debut as the renamed Meatbodies.

The 12-track debut was recorded with Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence) and saw friends Cory Hanson of Wand and …

Twin Peaks Wild Onion

ALBUM STREAM: Twin Peaks – ‘Wild Onion’

Chicago’s youth ain’t got nothin’ on its under-21 fellows Twin Peaks. The four-piece pop rock group will drop their sophomore release, Wild Onion, on August 5, and it’s not just Chicago that’s cheering them on. In anticipation, they’ve put the whole rowdy, riffy, jovial record up for streaming on Pitchfork Advance.

After seeing their set at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, there was no denying they know what they’re doing. From tossing a guitar into the crowd first thing in the morning or yelling every lyric in their hometown’s backyard, Twin Peaks were on fire. That’s what …

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ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen.

The new record highlights older ’80s synth as the band turns inward to look at their own delicate abilities and the fragile nature of emotions. As their press release notes, it’s an opportunity to hear the band at peace as they’ve “learned to cut back on that which …

Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital Announce US Tour

Philly pop rock band Radiator Hospital put out a new full-length this year that we’ve been spinning relentlessly. The album, titled Torch Songscame out on Salinas Records and is a tidy collection of the band’s best traits: reckless guitars, pop riffs, and poignant, relatable lyrics. The four-piece will be hitting the road in support of said release, making a series of stops across the US over the course of September and October.

Not all of the stops have venues listed yet, but the band will be updating the schedule over the next few weeks. To find out more …

Eyesore Screenshot

Watch Walking Bicycles’ Dark Stop-Motion Music Video for “Eyesore”

Walking Bicycles‘ name may sound like a quaint twee-pop group, but get ten seconds into one of their songs and you’ll realize they’re anything but. The Chicago-based group stomp around with the type of gloom rock that hinges on noise, speed, and a little bit of pop, all while nodding to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Their newest single “Eyesore” off To Him That Wills The Way (out August 12 via Highwheel Records) is proof of that, and now we get a dark stop-motion music video to accompany it.

Directed and produced by Elliott Kaffee, and inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s …

Merchandise

Merchandise Announce Tour With Lower

Post-punk band Merchandise are hitting the road this fall with Copenhagen group Lower. Normally this would come as a regular tour announcement, but both bands are known for engaging, impressive live shows, so this comes as a double-whammy of great guitar and mesmerizing vocalists.

Merchandise just dropped a new music video for “Enemy” and Lower will be touring behind their new record Seek Warmer Climes, just released last month. If you need inspiration to pick up your guitar, check this out. These dudes’ blood pumps with nothing but a love for music.

Check out the full list of tour …

Afghan Whigs Matamoros

Watch Subway Dancers Flip in The Afghan Whigs’ Video for “Matamoros”

If any alt-rock band is allowed to say “been there, done that,” it’s The Afghan Whigs. Earlier this year, the band returned with their first full-length release in 16 years: Do to the Beast. One of the album’s tracks, “Matamoros,” just got a new music video, and it could easily take place in 2014 or 1998.

The video is a super slice of New York City. Directed by Phil Harder (who also did their “Algiers” music video), the video shows the quick, tiresome, and eventful life of subway dancers. There’s a particularly rad routine by NYC crew …

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.”

Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s Major Arcana and this year’s Real Hair EP, Speedy Ortiz serve up a joyful slew of alt-rock riffs and and power chords that, much like before, keep you smiling with snark. With a chorus like “I’m sorry for the time I made …

Radiohead

Radiohead Are Recording a New Album in September

At the beginning of this year, Radiohead fans were ecstatic to hear Colin Greenwood say the band’s plans to record new material were up in the air. As indefinite as that was, it still meant there was the possibility of new music. Today, Jonny Greenwood tells us that we may not have to wait that much longer for a follow-up to 2011′s The King of Limbs.

In an interview with Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6, Jonny Greenwood addresses the state of the band’s future and confirmed that new music was on the way, as NME points …

Whirr Sway

Whirr Announce New Album, Share “Mumble”

Nick Bassett is a busy guy. After leaving Deafheaven to play bass in Nothing, he later started a new shoegaze project called Whirr and, throughout all of this, toured. Now Whirr is releasing their second full-length, Sway. The LP, which was recorded by Sunbather producer Jack Shirley, drops September 23 via Graveface and can be pre-ordered here.

Whirr have shared “Mumble” off the album to prove that it will indeed be a succinct, celestial, doom-drenched piece of shoegaze. The song keeps things short, staying under three minutes, but stomps around with the soft but heavy padding of a …

Cloud Nothings

Watch Cloud Nothings’ New “Psychic Trauma” Music Video

Ohio rock group Cloud Nothings are back with another music video, this time for “Psychic Trauma” off 2014′s excellent Here and Nowhere ElseUnlike their last video about a sleepover gone totally awry, this one sees straightforward footage of the band performing the song live. Director Ryan Manning still put in a few editing techniques to help amplify the song’s intense, on-point energy, though, so don’t expect the casual live footage slumped together.

If you’re looking for a true live experience of the song, catch the band on tour. They still have a few dates left in …