Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso stopped by Amoeba Music to show us their finds on the latest episode of “What’s In My Bag?”
Nick grabbed some Hiss Golden Messenger, Clark, and Dntel. Amelia found Outkast’s ATLiens and a collection of obscure folkways recordings, including Songs of Michigan Lumberjacks and We’ve Got Some Singing To Do by The Folksmiths.
Watch the full episode here!
Watch the new video for the Heartless Bastards’ “Gates of Dawn” at Stereogum!
The Austin-based rock quartet will release their fifth LP, Restless Ones, on 6/16 via Partisan Records.
The album was produced by John Congleton and showcases frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom’s gritty, bluesy voice more than ever. Today we’re premiering the video for “Gates Of Dawn,” which gives me DIY/home-video vibes and follows a teenager who is taunting, fleeing from and wrestling a devil of sorts.
Read more and watch the video here!
Restless Ones is going for spins at radio NOW!
Stream The Wheel Workers’ new track, “Burglar,” on PopMatters to hear the band successfully “marrying ‘sociopolitical consciousness with a memorable hook.’“ Give it a listen and keep spinning The Wheel Workers at radio! Their new album, CITIZENS, will be out next Tuesday!
The Planet of Sound featured Chui Wan, calling the album “epic” and adding that “[b]eyond the infectious melodic hooks on Chui Wan lies a
near-constant fluctuation of beat and tempo.” Give the feature a read and keep spinning Chui Wan at radio! The record is out now via Maybe Mars.
Consequence of Sound featured the music video for The Silver Lake Chorus’ new single, “Hold Up For.” Head over to CoS to watch the video of the Tegan and Sara-penned track and get ready for The Silver Lake Chorus to hit airwaves and store shelves through Six Degrees Records on June 16th!
“Waitress” by Hop Along is KEXP’s Song of the Day! The track is available for streaming and download today only, so don’t wait!
The release of their second album as a band, this year’s Painted Shut, was met with a new wave of national buzz for “Philadelphia’s best kept secret.” If Hop Along really were one of Philadelphia’s hidden gems, it takes all of five seconds of “Waitress” for the band to announce their arrival on a bigger stage. Frances Quinlan, whose voice comes straight from the same building-leveling school as that of Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, grabs the spotlight with her gloriously all-over-the-place performance, spouting out admissions and observations with reckless abandon as her bandmates match follow her through every musical peak and valley.
Read more and find the track here!
Painted Shut is impacting at radio NOW via Saddle Creek!
Holly Miranda’s “All I Want Is to Be Your Girl” is Today’s Top Tune on KCRW! Don’t miss your opportunity to get a free download of the “poppy gem!” Holly Miranda’s new self-titled album is at radio now and available through Dangerbird Records!
The NY Times admire the way TORRES has grown as a artist from her previous album to her latest Sprinter (out now on Partisan). This record is soaked in reflections and struggles yet shouldn’t be labeled as simply a “distress call”:
… The tone of Torres’s songs isn’t self-pitying; it’s more a matter of attentiveness, of recognizing consequences. And partway through the album, she steps away from the personal to the oracular, with lyrics that aren’t easily parsed. In “Son, You Are No Island,” she warns a young man about his immaturity in geographical imagery, within a patient drone that ripples and thickens. And “A Proper Polish Welcome” interweaves ancestry and mythology, imagining “Pale legs straddling the sea.” What’s going on isn’t clear, but the passion is unmistakable.
Read the rest of the review here. Sprinter is going for spins at radio NOW!
José González treated the audience to some of his best loved tracks - new (“Leaf Off/ The Cave”) and old (“Killing for Love”) at Jimmy Kimmel Live last week.
Check out both of these performance via Pitchfork!
Vestiges & Claws is out now on Mute Records.