FREE MP3: Time Spent Driving – “Blame The Valley”

Time Spent Driving recently released their first album in eight years, and today they’ve partnered with UTG to offer a free MP3 of one of our favorite tracks.

Eight years is a long time for anyone to be away. An entire new generation of music fans have come of age since Time Spent Driving last released an album, but there is something inherently universal in their music that I don’t think will ever change. We chose to share “Blame The Valley” with you today because it’s a song that not only carries a strong message, but also features a sound …

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Stream JoyKill Collective’s “Battle Cry” & Upcoming Single, “Liberty Taker”

UK alternative band JoyKill Collective released the video for “Battle Cry” last month, but the single was just officially released late last week. The track, like most of the band’s music, is spawned from their “dissatisfaction with the prevalent right wing politics and media.”

In regards to “Battle Cry” itself, on its designated BandCamp page, the collective’s founder, Leif, explained, “I couldn’t be in the UK during and after the election so I’m protesting from afar using the only way I know how.”

Full of soaring guitars, dark, distorted vocals and plenty of conviction, you can view the video for …


Bring Me The Horizon Share New Song, “True Friends”

Bring Me The Horizon are continuing to turn heads and build anticipation for their upcoming album this afternoon with the release of yet another new song. If you thought the previous singles kept you on your toes, get ready. “True Friends” is one of a kind.

“True friends stab you in the front.” These words serve as the clincher to the hook of Bring Me The Horizon’s latest That’s The Spirit promotional single. The song is more or less a straightforward anthemic rock song, complete with sampled string accompaniment, and its driving midtempo melody is catchy enough to stick with …

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The Oh Hellos Share “Bitter Water,” Fantastic Folk That Goes Down Easy

Maggie and Tyler Heath–maybe better known as the sibling duo The Oh Hellos–have announced that they’ll be following up their near-perfect 2012 release, Through The Deep, Dark Valley, with a brand new full-length this fall, titled Dear Wormwood. Yesterday, NPR had the honor of premiering the album’s new lead single and, if I’m being completely honest, it took me till today to stop listening to it long enough to write this piece.

The Oh Hellos’ sense of melody is refreshingly organic and truly untouchable, due heavily in part to both members’ staggering vocal abilities. Their huge walls …


Lana Del Rey Keeps It Simple On “Terrence Loves You”

Bow down, everyone. The queen is back with more good music for her people to enjoy.

Heartache is one of the cornerstones of Lana Del Rey‘s music. Just like men who believe themselves to be rebellious bad-asses and the unshakable itch to smoke weed by the sea, heartache is one of the things that makes the music of Lana Del Rey pop, and her latest single reminds us just how good feeling low can sound.

“Terrence Loves You” is a track about the end of a romance that the storyteller, Lana, still clings to with all her might. …

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Stream Noah Gundersen’s Moving New Album, ‘Carry The Ghost’

The wildly talented Noah Gundersen has teamed up with The Wall Street Journal to begin streaming his highly anticipated sophomore effort, Carry The Ghost, a full five days ahead of its official August 21 release. Listen in after the break, and if you’re a fan, snag a pre-order here.

Though I’ve written literally hundreds of words praising Gundersen’s stirring delivery, I truly believe that his latest undertaking will go down as his best. Carry The Ghost is expansive both in topic matter and production, allowing the Seattle native’s breathtaking lyricism to shine in wondrous new ways. It’s essential …

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Charlie Sztyk Streams Another Sure-fire Favorite With “Holy War”

Earlier this year, we had the honor of premiering the lead single from Charlie Sztyk‘s upcoming debut full-length. Today, Sztyk is sharing another track from the album, titled “Holy War” (via All Things Go).

With a successfully funded Kickstarter in the rearview, The Arc will see the light of day at some point in the near future, but for the time being, you can stream the excellent new track below. On par or exceeding the talent found with the most popular and successful folk-rock today, “Holy War” joins “Wed” for a pair of tracks that has us highly …

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Lymbyc Systym Stream Flawless Title Track From New Album, ‘Split Stones’

For a decade now, listening to Lymbyc Systym‘s music has provided me with some sort of euphoria; a calming, often hypnotic escape from the woes of the world. Luckily, the New York duo have announced a new full-length album, offering 10 more unique cuts from which to obtain that blissful feeling.

Today, Jared and Mike Bell have shared the lead single and title track from their upcoming fourth LP, titled Split Stones. With a lengthy six-minute runtime, the only issue with “Split Stones” is that it isn’t twice as long. Serving as one of their best creations to …


Lana Del Rey Seeks Privacy In “High By The Beach” Video

The queen is back, everyone. Go ahead and forget about those young pop star wannabes because Lana is back and ready to take her place atop the mainstream music throne.

Just days after finding herself wrapped up in the immediate viral success of her new single “High By The Beach,” Lana Del Rey has returned to global headlines with the song’s official video. The clip, which was shot on a yacht somewhere in the middle of the ocean, finds LDR doing her best to lay low from pesky paparazzi. Her efforts ultimately do not pay off, but that’s …


MIXTAPE: 2 Chainz – ‘Trap-A-Velli Tre’

Now that the hype surrounding Future’s incredible DS2 has begun to die down it’s time for another one of hip-hop’s most notorious and boisterous personalities to provide a fresh soundtrack for party people around the globe. Fortunately, 2 Chainz is up to the challenge.

Trap-A-Velli Tre is the long-awaited new mixtape from 2 Chainz. It is being released exactly five years after its predecessor and includes contributions from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates, FKi, Mike Dean and more. You can stream the 16-track album, as well as download a copy of the record for yourself, at the end …


SINGLE REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – “High By The Beach”

Artist: Lana Del Rey
Track: “High By The Beach”
Album: Honeymoon

A year after Ultraviolence took her cinematic aesthetic to its creative extreme, Lana Del Rey has cut loose with a hazy new single fans old and new will be talking about for months to come.

“High By The Beach” is the second song from Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album to arrive online. It follows the release of the title track, “Honeymoon,” which proved to be an extension of the cinematic vibes found on Ultraviolence, only delivered with a ever so slightly brighter disposition. I thought the song was …

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Required Listening: Shy Technology’s New EP, ‘Where We Go From Here’

Illinois indie/alt-folk quintet Shy Technology recently premiered their brand new, five-track EP with the fine folks at The Wild Honey Pie. For the sake of brevity and a concern for what would become of my fingers otherwise, I’ll get to the point: Where We Go From Here is an absolute must-hear release–not just of 2015; period.

Bringing to mind, at various points, acts as varied and brilliant as Modest Mouse, Said The Whale, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Cursive, Shy Technology’s newest collection of tracks takes the influence of ’90s alternative rock and stirs it up into an alluring …

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