Prepare for cuteness: watch Piper of Kids Interview Bands sit down with the members of Sylvan Esso!
Amelia and Nick hang with Piper to discuss their favorite songs, childhood nicknames, and Harry Potter. Watch the full interview here!
Sylvan Esso is on tour! Click here for a full list of dates.
The folks over at Grimy Goods love the new direction Tomás Pagán Motta has taken in his new self-titled solo album:
“Motta has always been of fine voice, but this new release finds Motta more expressive, and dramatic. He has a quiet-loud-quiet thing going on. His soft voice has much more of a quirky, tic-filled sound, and his throat voice is really passionate.”
Read the rest of the piece here and test drive the opening track “I Don’t Care” streaming alongside the review. Tomás Pagán Motta is out now on Eight Gang Switch!
TORRES reigns on the top of Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2015″ list, nominated as “Best Rainy-Day Rock”.
The conditions were stormy during Dr. Martens-sponsored showcase at Bar 96 but they were no match for whirlwind of TORRES’ performance on stage:
“Ranging from a throaty whisper to a full howl over grungy distortion, she turned songs like 2013’s “Honey,” 2014’s “New Skin” and this year’s “Strange Hellos” into emotional sledgehammers. It was a short but powerful performance that solidified her upcoming LP, Sprinter, as one of the year’s most anticipated indie-rock releases.”
Sprinter comes out not a minute too soon on May 5th via Partisan Records.
For the first time in six years, Scottish producer and DJ Hudson Mohawke will release a full-length album! Lantern is scheduled to be released on June 16th via Warp Records, and will feature guest spots from Miguel, Jhené Aiko and Antony Hegarty.
Since 2009′s Butter, HudMo has kept himself active collaborating and pumping out smaller projects, such as The Chimes EP from last year.
Read more and watch a creepy new album teaser at Rolling Stone!
More HudMo news coming soon!
Diamond Rugs’ “Voodoo Doll” is today’s Song of the Day on The Current!
Grab a download of the track here! “Voodoo Doll” is the lead single off of their sophomore album Cosmetics out now via Sycamore/Thirty Tigers.
OOFJ, the enigmatic power couple and electronic duo, stopped by for a fascinating interview with The 405.
Katherine and Jenno answer questions about their songwriting, philosophical views, and creative motives.
Jenno: [Acute Feast] was totally organic. We basically starting working on it almost immediately after the first album came out, because we had an idea about releasing a year after on the same date… Which did not happen… But, we just started working on it, and making all these tracks.
Katherine: Yeah, and I think this time it has been a little bit more obscure. There’s no conceptual work.
Read the full interview here!
Acute Feast impacts radio April 14th!
“Sprinter” by TORRES is OpenAir’s Download of the week! Here is what they have to say about this amazing song:
2015 has proven to be a breakout year for the music project of Mackenzie Scott. The strength of the first few songs from her sophomore album “Sprinter” have critics and fans alike eager for the record’s release this May.
"Sprinter" is a fine example of why the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter deserves the advance praise. Scott is a vivid lyricist, fiery vocalist and incisive songwriter: all those qualities are on full display here.
Grab a free download of the single here and get ready for Sprinter to drop on 5/4 via Partisan Records!
Supergroups in music tend to be hit and miss. Somehow, the minds behind Diamond Rugs have found the magic balance, and Cosmetics is proof.
The writers at Pop Matters describe the LP as distinctly unpretentious,
The album’s eleven tracks aren’t meant to be dissected for lyrical profundity or expected to disseminate any sort of grand statement. Instead, they simply present themselves in a celebratory way; like a comfortable bar band that’s been around playing Friday nights at the old stop for decades.
Ex-Black Lips guitarist Ian St. Pé agrees,
“Cosmetics are products you put on your body to make you feel good,” St. Pé says. “Our music is the same. If you wanna be smart, read a book. If you wanna have a good time, come see the Diamond Rugs.”
Read the full review here!
Diamond Rugs are on tour! Click here for a full list of dates.
Cosmetics is spinning at radio NOW!
Read Rolling Stone’s recap of Depeche Mode’s landmark LP Violator 25 years later!
The band’s Martin Gore, who wrote every song on the album and played its minimalistic and snaky guitar lines, fondly remembers the fun surrounding the making of the record. “During that time in our career, we were quite experimental in our choices of recording locations, and we loved the idea of going off and making each album an adventure,” he tells Rolling Stone, looking back at the record after discussing his upcoming MG solo LP for an upcoming article. “We recorded the majority of Violator in Milan, which was really good fun. How we got anything done, I don’t know because we were out partying most nights.”
Read the full article here!
Martin Gore has announced the release of his new solo album, scheduled to release this spring. More MG news coming soon!
Listen to Brandon Decker of decker.’s interview with Jade Springart on WRIF Detroit!
Decker talks his experience touring, the story behind “O.D.B,” and his upcoming performance at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit. Listen to the whole interview here!
Click here for a full list of tour dates.
Patsy is spinning at radio NOW!