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.
Working out issues with you partner can be difficult. Especially if one of you is a werewolf. The psych-rock side project of Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada from Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo just released the Horror Tour EP.
It’s getting to be that time of year where we look back at 2011’s trends and decide which ones we liked and which we didn’t. One musical trend that can’t be ignored is the saxophone – it showed up everywhere. Lisa Simpson would be thrilled.
This Week: Coldplay’s neon spray-painted fifth album; Justice’s return is not completely triumphant; Surfer Blood continues their pop craft on a four-song EP; Deer Tick’s liveliest album yet; Denver foursome Woodsman get loud.
DKNG Studios, who documented their process for a sweet Black Keys poster, have released another video, this time working on a project for Explosions In The Sky.
This Week: James Blake brings Enough Thunder; Future Islands’ third album is solid; Bjork is weird and wonderful; Still Corners’ dark lullabies.
This Week: DJ Shadow pulls from endless sources; Brooklyn’s Exitmusic is dreamy but lacking substance; We Were Promised Jet Packs’ sophomore effort is fun; Zola Jesus just might cross over; Feist is back after four years with Metals.
Announcing their breakup last week, R.E.M. released 15 studio albums in their 31 years together. Here’s a look at the early videos they released in the 80s, on their way to becoming superstars.
Guess what ELSE came out today in 1991?
20 years ago today a little band from Seattle called Nirvana debuted their album Nevermind. It did pretty well. Wanna look at the videos?
Now in its seventh year, the line up for this week / weekend’s Pygmalion Festival is looking pretty spectacular. Taking place in Champaign-Urbana, IL, it’s an indie superstar extravaganza featuring: Explosions In The Sky, Cut Copy, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, The Dodos, The Hood Internet, Japandroids, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum Of Death, Gardens & Villa and about a hundred others.
This Week: Megafaun’s fourth album is for cloud-watching; Jens Lekman’s charming little stories; Nurses’ elastic freak folk is fun; Besnared Lakes release the score to web documentary Welcome To Pine Point; UK moody pop outfit Veronica Falls combine morbid thoughts with a preppy package.
This Week: St. Vincent’s third and most approachable album yet; Girls’ second release is heavy-hearted but even better than their last; Neon Indian expands his 80s crush; Das Racist’s first studio effort is smart, though they can still annoy; Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. impress as CANT.