Are you prepared for the cutest thing you’ll see all week? That’s what Stereogum called the video for The Silverlake Chorus’ “Hold Up For,” and we’re confident they’re right. Drop by the site to catch their premiere of the video, and get ready for the band’s self-titled album to add at radio and hit stores on June 16th on Six Degrees Records!
The Wheel Workers’ “Yodel” was The Big Takeover’s Saturday Special! Drop by the site to watch the music video for the song, which the band describes as “hippiest gun fight ever.” The Wheel Workers’ new album, CITIZENS, is at radio now and comes out next Tuesday!
Rolling Stone has a great review of Hi Honey, the new album from our favorite old school Philadelphia rockers, Low Cut Connie. The magazine called their record “living, fire-breathing, furniture-tossing history.“ This one’s a quick read so don’t miss it. Speaking of, don’t miss Hi Honey either. It’s at radio now and out on Contender Records.
Pitchfork reviewed Holly Miranda’s latest, self-titled album and gave the record a 7.4! The site called Holly Miranda “an album that feels both disarmingly intimate and broadly universal, and
Miranda’s voice—fragile and fearless in equal measure—mesmerizes.” Stop by Pitchfork to read the full review, and keep spinning Holly Miranda at radio! The album is out now on Dangerbird Records.
Listen and watch TORRES’ in-studio session on Studio 360 at WNYC! Songwriter Mackenzie Scott stopped by last week to chat with host Kurt Andersen about her childhood and musical influences,
Scott started out singing in the church choir, but it wasn’t until her parents gave her a guitar when she was 16 that she started writing songs. As a teen in Macon, hers was a steady diet of show tunes and pop music. “I think I listened to The Phantom of the Opera exclusively for about two years,” she confesses. “I’m a Britney Spears fan, and Backstreet Boys, and all of that,” she says. “Those are some of the best melodies ever written.”
Stream the full interview and watch performances of “Cowboy Guilt,” “Sprinter,” and “The Harshest Light” here!
Sprinter is at radio NOW via Partisan Records!
NPR featured the music video for Chui Wan’s “The Sound of Wilderness” on All Songs TV, comparing the psych band’s sound to “a Broadcast record inspired by Chinese folk songs and The Velvet Underground.“ Dig the feature to see the video and see what else NPRMusic had to say.
Chui Wan’s self-titled album is at radio now and out via Maybe Mars.
BIG NEWS: a new track from Hudson Mohawke’s upcoming album Lantern is available for streaming via Warp!
The Scottish producer premiered “Scud Books,” among two other new songs, on Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show in April. The full episode is available for streaming on BBC’s iPlayer site.
You can also stream a video for “Scud Books,” where the track is accompanied by a visual of Hudson’s LA Boiler Room takeover in late 2014. Check it out here!
Lantern drops 6/16 via Warp Records!
Look Closer is spinning at radio NOW and out on Daptone Records!
The music of Villagers has never sounded so honest. The writers at the Straits Times recall frontman Conor O’Brian’s captivating writing style, which has changed drastically over time,
To see Villagers’ frontman Conor O'Brien at the Esplanade Recital Studio in 2011 was startling - not because he was worlds apart from the deferential personality you had imagined him to be, but because the Irishman was incredibly pint-sized. He looked like a teenager, playing a guitar which was proportionately smaller than the usual. Yet what gorgeous songs rang out from his mouth, hinting at darkness beneath a gauze of surrealism.
On Darling Arithmetic, O’Brian has shifted from evoking mystery with cryptic metaphors to striking honesty. Throughout the album O’Brian confronts his sexual identity head first.
Read the full review here!
Darling Arithmetic is at radio NOW!
Both HOLLY MIRANDA & HOP ALONG are included on Esquire‘s list of The 40 Songs You Need to Hear for Summer 2015!
Tune into their hits “All I Want is to Be Your Girl” and “Texas Funeral” via their Spotify Playlist.
Holly Miranda’s self-titled is out now on Dangerbird and Painted Shut by Hop Along is available on Saddle Creek.