Wolf Alice


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 …


Hands Like Houses Tease “I Am”

After revealing they entered the studio to begin work on their third full-length record earlier this month, Australian post-hardcore outfit Hands Like Houses have released a teaser for “I Am.” The video begins with the brooding, melodic work fans have come to expect from the outfit before a truly surprising breakdown, harsh vocals and all, closes out its 30-second runtime.

Follow the jump to check out the teaser and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. As for the group’s forthcoming record, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as more information …

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UTG PREMIERE: Secret Grief – “Faking Orgasms”

Michigan indie/emo outfit Secret Grief have a handful of releases under their belt, each one providing a slightly different perspective on the group’s wide array of talents. Thus, our staff is particularly looking forward to hearing what is next for the band on their upcoming album, The Sea of Trees. While it is slated to hit the internet this week via Triple Deke Records, we fortunately have a brand new song from the record for you to check out.

Entitled “Faking Orgasms,” the cut is minimalistic emo at certain points, As Cities Burn-esque post-hardcore at others, and undeniably fantastic …

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Hear Dave DK’s Excellent New Electronic Single “Halma”

Kompakt electronic musician Dave DK is back. The German DJ and producer has announced a follow-up to 2007’s Moodmusic. The album, titled Val Maira, drops April 27. In anticipation of its release, he’s shared lead single “Halma,” and it’s an excellent journey through house music and dodgy layering.

“Halma” sees Dave DK coming back headstrong. The six-minute track kicks off with street chatter before diving straight into The Field territory. Muted synths loop over sharp drumming, the sound of a trance setting in, making themselves a welcome background noise to the ring of bells and hand claps that follow. Not …


Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Album ‘Multi-Love’ and Tour, Share New Track

Indie rock psych group Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a brand new album, Multi-Love, due out May 26 via Jagjaguwar. If you keep close eyes on our Best Of Lists for the end of the year, then you know this one has been highly anticipated. The album serves as a follow-up to 2013’s II. They have shared the title track which sees the band expanding their sound to include more electronics and toy with spacial depth. Give it a listen after the jump and see their new tour dates.

The album cover shows their equipment used …

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Stream American Wrestlers’ Incredibly Catchy Track “Kelly”

If you’re looking for a pause from all the winter snow, then make way for American Wrestlers. The indie rock Scotland-via-Missouri act will drop his self-titled debut LP on April 7 via Fat Possum. His lead single “Kelly” will single-handedly brighten up your whole day, if not week.

“Kelly” operates by avoiding cliche pitfalls and twisting the usual route. Sparing guitar riffs crack through lo-fi speakers and shake out a dissonant bridge in the chorus, acting like fantastical stilts for the Scotsman’s snarky delivery. He chooses not to clog it with clean mixing and, as a result, leaves enough …

Connie Converse

Hear Uncovered 1950s Folk Track “Talkin’ Like You (Two Tall Mountains)” from Connie Converse

Six years ago, boutique label Squirrel Thing put out an album of unearthed folk songs by the mysterious singer-songwriter Connie Converse. The album, How Sad, How Lovely, features back-to-back lo-fi recordings of intimate folk from the 1950s that Converse recorded in her Greenwich Village apartment. It’s available on vinyl for the first time on March 17 via Omnian Music Group and album track “Talkin’ Like You (Two Tall Mountains)” is already streaming. It’s well spoken and warm, the kind of lullaby your mother sings to you before bed and you secretly long for years after you’ve fled the …

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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Just Dropped a New Song Called “FourFiveSeconds”

Out of nowhere, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney just dropped a new song. The track, called “FourFiveSeconds,” is three minutes of inter-tangled talent that sounds like a stripped-down studio recording, much of which is dominated by Rihanna’s soulful return to the music world. If this is the song Kanye played for radio programmers, we fully support this one getting major airplay.

“FourFiveSeconds” is much more heartfelt than the combination of the three may lead you to expect. McCartney provides the rhythm and backing music on acoustic guitar while Rihanna takes over for most of the verses, occasionally …

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Nina Corcoran’s ‘Best of 2014’ in Music

If there’s anything to be certain of when it comes to music, it’s that you can’t control when it strikes you. In a year filled with violence, racism, disease, and political stumblings, our brains were in overdrive trying to do the right thing. For most, music serves as an escape. It articulates emotions and brings events to life, painting the world in colors we simply don’t have physical copies of, transforming the way we experience life. That level of control keeps us from finding out how music is meant to best illustrate our lives. We have to give songs another …

Carmen Villain

Wake Up With Two Gorgeous Dream Pop Songs by Carmen Villain

It’s not often that dream pop hits our ears and we feel like we haven’t heard anything like it before. Thankfully that’s the case for Carmen Villain. The US-born, half-Norwegian, half-Mexican musician is releasing a brand new “Quietly/Let Go” 7-inch on January 20 digitally and February 10 physically via Smalltown Supersound. Let out one last yawn, stretch your limbs, and take your time getting ready this morning. Her gorgeous tracks will make you feel like you’re watching the sunrise all over again.

The 7-inch is a followup to her 2013 debut LP Sleeper and has two brand new songs, …

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Mariage Blanc Announce ‘No Autobiography,’ Stream “Blue Eyes”

One of our 9 Artists To Watch in 2015, indie rock quartet Mariage Blanc have finally made the announcement we’ve been anxious to hear. Their newest release, No Autobiography, will be available sometime this Spring, and the album’s exceptional lead single is available to stream now.

Premiering today over at HuffPost, “Blue Eyes” is smooth, melancholy indie pop at its finest, appearing to draw influences from such acts as Elliott Smith, Real Estate, and The Radio Dept. Following up their excellent (and criminally overlooked) 2013 EP, Undercurrents, the Pittsburgh natives will be delivering a surefire contender for …


Hear N.E.R.D. Reunite on “Squeeze Me”

Funk hip-hop band N.E.R.D., the moniker for trio Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, got back together to put out their first new song in four years, a recorded follow-up to their onstage appearance at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles last month. The song, titled “Squeeze Me,” is from the new upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie and is their first new material since 2010’s Nothing.

“Squeeze Me” is an appropriately bright, fun, tropical song to fit the film. When Variety sat down with Hugo to discuss the song in more depth, he explained …