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Musicians Who Are More Interesting Than Their Music

Sometimes, the easiest way to get someone interested in a musician is to have a good story. With the amount of competition out there, a narrative with a hook is enough to give you a head... Read more »

Nguzunguzu – “Mecha”

It’s always exciting to have Nguzunguzu back. The L.A. duo are prepping a new EP for Fade To Mind, and “Mecha” is the first track we’ve heard from the new material. It’s hard to define Nguzu’s sound, but... Read more »

Yuno – “Grapefruit”

The last time we covered Yuno, it was to show you a few Kickstarter projects that were worth backing. Luckily, the Jacksonville bedroom pop artist hit his fundraising goal back in September and, from the sound... Read more »

Listen To New Music From Broken Bells

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Broken Bells, the collaborative project between The Shins‘ James Mercer and eclectic producer Danger Mouse. Their only album to date came out in 2010, and that self-titled debut... Read more »

Interview: Dev Hynes Talks Collaborations, Not Using Email, and Wanting to Work With Eminem

By Brendan Klinkenberg Devonté Hynes has reached a rarefied level of cool. His coolness is such that it’s hard to imagine being him, instead you imagine just being friends with him. It’s more plausible that way.... Read more »

Twin Shadow Covers Tori Amos’ “Silent All These Years”

New wave revivalist and all-around chill bro Twin Shadow has launched a project called Under The CVRS, a cover series worthing watching closely, if only to find out what George Lewis Jr. listens to. For this... Read more »

Video: Autre Ne Veut – “Ego Free Sex Free”

Autre Ne Veut‘s new video is extremely simple. From a fixed vantage point, you watch a strange, upper-crust art party that has its attendees march and flap around a ballroom while Arthur Ashin walks calmly through... Read more »

A Guide to iTunes Radio: What Stations to Listen to on Apple’s Streaming Service

This week, Apple released the anticipated iOS 7 update for iPhones and, with it, the brand-new iTunes Radio. The platform is something we've seen before, notably similar to Pandora and sites like it, but its integration... Read more »

Interview: Grouplove Talks Drugs, Being Yourself, and Learning to Play an Instrument Late

Grouplove is an indie-pop band with the rapidly-growing following to prove that they have a knack for the pop side. Over the past few years, the Los Angeles quintet has released a series of anthemic singles... Read more »

If the New Volcano Choir Album Was by Bon Iver, Everyone Would be Talking About How Good It Is

Looking at the band names alone, Bon Iver and Volcano Choir are worlds, and seasons, apart. The name Bon Iver serves as a constant reminder of how singer and multi-instrumentalist Justin Vernon came to be alone—a... Read more »

Brolin – “Portland”

With a press picture like that, does the song even need to be good? It’s a valid question, but one that will remain a hypothetical as Brolin‘s “Portland” is, without a doubt, very good. The masked... Read more »

Parquet Courts – “You’ve Got Me Wondering Now”

Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold is, unexpectedly, still floating around my best albums of 2013 list. The self-released debut album from the New York post-punk band is ramshackle, scruffy and occasionally venomous, but it’s also tight and... Read more »

How Badly Have You Damaged Your Ears?

We’ve all been warned about losing our hearing for about as long as we’ve loved music. Don’t listen to music too loud, wear earplugs at concerts, turn the bass down in the car… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ However, the... Read more »

Sunny & Gabe – “Forget Love”

Virginia newcomers Sunny & Gabe are on something of a streak. “Fly” caught our ears, “Clouds” solidified them as an act to watch out for, and now “Forget Love” is here to capitalize on what’s left... Read more »

Mixtape: BLKHRTS – “Death, Romance and The Color BLK”

“Sex, drugs, violence, money, death, romance and the color black—those are the seven things I could specify my songs are about. These are the things in life that are easy to learn and take forever to... Read more »