S. Carey performs Move, In The Dirt, and All We Grow. Check it out here: Daytrotter!
Check out Black Lips’ former guitarist Ian St. Pé chat with Culturated.com about the newest album from alt-rock supergroup Diamond Rugs, tour plans, and his favorite color. Read the full interview here!
Cosmetics is spinning at radio NOW!
Glide Magazine has been added to the list of José González supporters for his new album Vestiges & Claws out now on Mute Records.
Below are some highlights from the review with the best tracks highlighted to check out first! Vestiges & Claws is going for spins at RADIO now!
- “What Will” … has the impact of a loud, crashing rock chorus.
- “Afterglow” with its’ solemn hand-clapped percussion, has an aura of quiet abandonment.
- On “Stories We Build, Stories We Tell” finds Gonzalez contemplating the at-times selfish side of empathy. “Oh, they’ll get to you,” he sings. “Wondering what’s on your mind; wondering what’s wrong with you.”
Check out the title track from Houndstooth’s upcoming album, No News From Home via Pitchfork!
Houndstooth hail from Portland, Ore., but like most working indie bands, they spend much of their time on the road, far from the comforts of home. That sense of disconnection fuels the title track to their forthcoming second album, as singer/songwriter Katie Bernstein worries over an unresponsive pen pal whose silence leaves her feeling utterly untethered in the world. “I ride a spinning wheel everyday,” she sings in a low, sad voice, then adds, “What can I say?”
Maybe it’s not even news she wants, but something—anything—to alleviate the repetition of another long drive to another club show. If Bernstein strikes a melancholy tone, the rest of her band sound like they love the road, putting a little snap in the song. As John Gnorski unspools a rollicking guitar solo like he’s flooring the gas, the rhythm section count the dotted yellow lines on the highway and put as many miles as possible between Bernstein and her worries.
No News From Home is going for adds on March 10!
Tune in or set your DVR TONIGHT at 12/10c PST to watch Brandi Carlile perform on Conan!
The Firewatcher’s Daughter is spinning at radio NOW!
Behold Future Brown: the most innovative, geographic, time-and-genre-bending producers around! Combining forces from Los Angeles, New York, and London (by way of Kuwait), the debut LP from Future Brown (out now on Warp) takes listeners to another place in time.
Check out this awesome review from the writers at The Guardian!
The vocals… are what fix us in the present moment: the party talk, posturing and sexual provocations pose an interesting counterpoint to the sci-fi soundscapes.
Future Brown is at radio NOW!
Read Glide Magazine’s beautiful review of Bombadil’s upcoming new album, Hold On!
Long-time Bombadil fans might wonder if the band could pull it off. They did. The album starts with a bold move, a layered trumpet fanfare provided by Michael Stipe in the beginning of the opening song, “Coughing on the F Train.” Vocal harmonies play a more prominent role than they have in any previous album. Influences from R&B to hip-hop to 90’s synth pop are peppered through the songs. The vocal melodies are consistently catchy.
The record opens with Michael Stipe (of R.E.M) on trumpet, so what could possibly be bad? Read the full review here!
Hold On is impacting radio March 10th!
It’s not easy DJing a crowded tour bus full of five Swedish guys who each listen to different kinds of music. Fredrik Swahn of The Amazing chats with Under The Radar about his experiences fighting over playlists with the band on the road, and shares a 10-track mixtape of songs they agreed upon.
Stream Tour Sounds here !
Picture You is impacting radio NOW!
Seven years is a long time, but it was worth the wait. The writers at Culture Collide give the new, self-produced LP from José González a stellar review! They point out that his stripped-down guitar sounds and contemplative lyrics may not be as minimalist as they first seem.
"Leaf Off/The Cave" shows this best with its layering of sounds building until a great driving crescendo. While it can feel overly familiar at first, Vestiges & Claws rewards repeated listening with subtle nuance.
Read the full review here!
Vestiges & Claws is spinning at radio NOW!
Tune in to KCRW to hear a portion of Ziggy Marley's interview with Anne Litt on Morning Becomes Eclectic TODAY at 11:00 am PST!
The interview was taped at the Bob Marley & The Wailers Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 screening at the Grammy Museum in February. Tune in online here!
More Ziggy Marley news coming soon!
Paste Magazine recommends taking Diamond Rugs' new album Cosmetics out for a spin next time you need a feel-good soundtrack while hanging with your pals, see below for verification:
"… When the three-piece horn section, synths and organs all congeal with the band’s regular guitar-bass-drums set-up, the band achieves the perfect balance of a drunk bar band playing a stadium gig—the kind where everyone waves their arms together in time even after that extra beer. ‘Killin’ Time’ and closer ‘Motel Room’ accentuate this with swaying, jangly acoustic guitar strumming alongside taut, snare-like stomping.”
You could read more HERE but you could also just go ahead and listen to this record for yourself and let the good times start rollin’.
Cosmetics is going for spins at radio NOW!