Archive for January 28th, 2014

Pile Stream “Special Snowflakes”

Pile is a band I have long been fond of. Though they have long been on Exploding in Sound Records, the label only really took off after last year’s positive Pitchfork review of Speedy Ortiz’s Major Arcana, though it should be noted that Ovlov’s am. was another highlight of 2013. That said, Pile may just […]

Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies At 94

Pete Seeger died on Monday night in Manhattan. He was 94 years old. The impact and influence of the legendary face of folk music and cultural issues is difficult to quantify, but the sheer size of any timeline of his life begins to tell the story. Standing at the fore of folk music throughout the […]

Download Elliott Smith’s Forgotten EDM Demos (Yes, Really)

Way back in 1997 when Elliott Smith recorded the Oscar-nominated “Miss Misery,” he and ex-Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty were recording three songs that sliced Smith’s vocals over–wait for it–electronic beats. Doughty posted the tracks (“The Record,” “Dogs,” and “Burn (Aah Fuck)”) today under his UUL guise. Give them a listen after the jump. According to […]

ScHoolboy Q Announces Tour Dates

LA rapper ScHoolboy Q has just announced a long laundry list of US tour dates in support of his upcoming LP, Oxymoron, due out February 25 via Top Dawg Entertainment. The tour kicks off in March and follows through until April where he then flies over to the UK for some time. Opening for him […]

Aca-Amazing News, Everyone: Elizabeth Banks To Direct ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

News of a sequel to 2012’s aca-excellent hit film Pitch Perfect followed quickly upon the movie’s success. Now we know who will be directing it: Elizabeth Banks. After producing the first film and playing the less offensive half of Pitch Perfect‘s delightful announcing team, Banks has signed on to direct the movie’s 2015 sequel. This will be Banks’ […]

Slowdive Will Reunite

Last week I posted about the internet rumors of Slowdive possibly reuniting. I am extremely happy to update that story, and inform you that Slowdive is surely reuniting. Obviously it is huge for any classic band to reunite, but it should be noted that Slowdive was one of the most popular, and influential shoegaze acts […]


Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny. This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Patton Oswalt’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email […]

Jon Walker (Ex-Panic! At The Disco) Releases Second LP ‘Connections’

Yesterday, Jon Walker, the former bassist of Panic! At The Disco, released his second full-length album, Connections, and you can listen to/download it here, through BandCamp. As mentioned, Connections is Walker’s second album, acting as a follow up to 2011’s New Songs and two EPs. The record consists of 12 tracks, all of which Walker […]

Motley Crue Confirm ‘Final Tour,’ Reveal Routing

Motley Crue held their highly-anticipated news conference in Los Angeles this afternoon, and as expected they announced plans to embark on their final tour later this year. Dubbed ‘The Final Tour,’ Motley Crue’s last run together will see them visiting arenas around the globe over the course of several months. The aging metal outfit will […]

Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival Reveals Lineup, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pixies, Arcade Fire Headlining

For our overseas readers, the time has come: Barcelona’s annual festival Primavera Sound has announced its lineup. The three-day festival, taking place May 29 – 31 right by the beach (sigh), revealed its lineup in a short film. Once again, it’s a dream, with Neutral Milk Hotel, Pixies, and Arcade Fire headlining. Other bands performing […]

Young Fathers Stream ‘DEAD’ In Its Entirety

There are a lot of advanced album streams popping up online today and as Young Fathers’ forthcoming debut LP is just a week away from its drop date, the experimental hip-hop trio have decided to join the club and provide us with a full stream of DEAD. When we posted their new music video for […]

ALBUM STREAM: Water Liars – ‘Water Liars’

Water Liars, a Mississippi rock trio with a very apparent southern influence, are currently streaming their self-titled sophomore effort for your listening pleasure. Check it out here on American Songwriter. Despite only being a band for a few years, the outfit has already established themselves as noteworthy up-and-comers, often blending genres to create sultry tracks […]