Archive for June 19th, 2014

Listen To a New Song From Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

We are now barreling headlong towards the release of We Don’t Have Each Other, the first-ever full length from Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, a.k.a. Dan “Soupy” Campbell of The Wonder Years. So far, the famously frank frontman has graced us with two tracks from his debut solo effort, and earlier today, unveiled a third […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) Announce New Album

Emo bands new and old continue to rise or return. Some heavy hitters have yet to be heard from, even in the wake of the Mineral and American Football resurrections. Back in 2009, before this whole hullabaloo really kicked into gear, Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) released the critically adored What It Takes […]

’68 Release Dual Music Videos For New Single, “Track Two”

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about ’68, it’s that they have no problem marching to the beat of their own drum. Since bursting into the centerfold this past December, Josh Scogin (The Chariot, Norma Jean) and Michael McClellan have crafted a unique brand of noise that is loud, aggressive, and defies classification in the […]

Late Bloomer Premiere “Mirror” From ‘THINGS CHANGE’

Charlotte, North Carolina outfit Late Bloomer are releasing a full-length on July 1 via Tor Johnson, Self Aware and Lunchbox Records. Today, the people at Stereogum are premiering the song “Mirror” from the full-length, entitled THINGS CHANGE. Previously, the band debuted the track “Use Your Words” along with an interview at Noisey. The band will […]

Jello Biafra Explains Amnesia Rockfest Booking, Refuses To Rejoin Dead Kennedys

Jello Biafra, the former frontman of the Dead Kennedys and currently of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, opened up to Exclaim! in an interview about the curious Amnesia Rockfest booking. The festival included a current incarnation of Dead Kennedys, which is not fronted by Biafra, and Jello Biafra and the Guantanmo School […]

SINGLE REVIEW: Basement – “Summer’s Colour”

Artist: Basement Song: “Summer’s Colour” Album: Further Sky EP Label: Run For Cover Records The beginning chords to Basement’s surprise single “Summer’s Colour” is a feeling of humbling invitation, providing a backdrop for the beginning summer season. I could write for hours on my feelings about the band’s return to music, but I surmise that […]

Wild Cub Covers Beyoncé For The A.V. Club

In their continuing series of wonderful cover sessions, The A.V. Club welcomes Wild Cub to their cover room. Featuring an ever growing list of song choices, with each song being crossed off the list when covered, Wild Cub decided to cover Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love.” Of course adding their own tonality to the song, the […]

Gemma Ray Releases Free Download For “Shake Baby Shake”

Gemma Ray has recently made her new track “Shake Baby Shake” available for free download on her website. “Shake Baby Shake” is a calm encounter of stillness coupled with movement, a tame groove directed by soft, swooning vocals. The track comes off of her new album, Milk For Your Motors, out August 26 from Bronzerat […]

Zola Jesus Announces New Album, ‘Taiga’

Madison, Wisconsin songstress, Zola Jesus, has announced that her new album, entitled Taiga, is slated for a release in October. Taiga will be released on Sacred Bones Records and will follow up her 2011 full-length, Conatus. The new LP announcement came with a 50-second album teaser trailer directed by Kyle Hurley. You can check that […]

Watch Angel Olsen’s TV Debut on ‘Letterman’

It’s been four months since Angel Olsen‘s fantastic record Burn Your Fire For No Witness came out and not a week goes by that I don’t find myself listening to it in full. The only thing better than giving it a spin is hearing that material live. Thankfully the whole TV-watching world got a chance to […]

Against Me! Share NSFW “Drinking With The Jocks” Video, Announce Tour Dates

Against Me! have released a new, NSFW video for Transgender Dysphoria cut “Drinking With The Jocks.” One of the most furious, anxiety-ridden tracks on an album full of the stuff, the Steak Mtn.-directed video follows suit. Chaotic and frenzied, disjointed and manic, the video is all shaky black and white images of body parts and snippets of […]

REQUIRED LISTENING: Wand – “Flying Golem”

Garage rock is one of those genres where it’s easy to write something listenable, but difficult to write something that stands out from the rest. Thankfully Ty Segall‘s tourmates Wand are putting out a new record that’s got the right amount of fuzz, uptempo drums, and voice filters to have you fall in love with […]