Greta Gerwig is taking a leap out of the indie world. She was cast as the star of How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff of the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
This Week: Swedish trio Miike Snow suffer an identity crisis; Wonder boy Brad Oberhofer’s debut; El Paso favorites The Mars Volta drop album number six; THEESatisfaction’s hip-hop / soul duo debut; Kickball Katy from Vivian Girl’s sophomore album as La Sera.
San Francisco’s Moon Duo started out as a side project for Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips. Joined by Sanae Yamada, the two have three solid releases and are due for another this year. Hypnotic, droning, their sound is unique.
Black Lips’ new single from this year’s Arabia Mountain features the Lips as a group of corrupt cops.
This Week: Drake is back with superstar guests; Swedish electronic outfit Korallreven’s debut; Pterodactyl is noisy and bright; 31 years of R.E.M.; A synth-phonic release from Tycho.
CMJ’s Music Marathon kicked off on Tuesday night. Heavy checked out showcases from Underwater Peoples featuring Family Portrait and Oh My Rockness featuring Headless Horseman and Wise Blood.