Category: Music

Diamond Rugs – “Cosmetics”

Diamond Rugs – “Cosmetics”

Diamond Rugs, the six-piece supergroup consisting of members of five different bands, release their second LP, Cosmetics, today. It’s a really fun record featuring six very talented musicians coming together to create something different yet harmoniously blending the superb, individual talents of each artist. On paper, the lineup is awesome: John McCauley and Robbie Crowell of Deer Tick, T. Hardy […]

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hd hausmann – “i am here and i am cold in the water”

hd hausmann – “i am here and i am cold in the water”

We have another track on our hands from UK mystery artist hd hausmann. We shared an island without a few months ago, and a new single has popped up on SoundCloud. The new track, “i am here and i am cold in the water” has a brooding Pink Floyd-esque feel if you were to strip down Pink Floyd on a […]

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The Hunting Party – “Sirens and Lights”

The Hunting Party – “Sirens and Lights”

Brought together by chance and a Craigslist ad, The Hunting Party are now endearing friends and a collective of musicians that are making terrific music that blends the roots and folk heritage of America’s deep south and the rock ‘n roll of New York/New Jersey. Formed barely three years ago, the sextet found instant chemistry and a common love for some of […]

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Hidden Gem: New Zealand’s French for Rabbits

Hidden Gem: New Zealand’s French for Rabbits

New Zealand has been a place where we’ve looked to find some great new artists and musicians, some well-known and some on the precipice of major success – such as Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins, Black City Lights (who sadly announced they were going their separate ways last week), Anthonie Tonnon, Andrew Keoghan, The Terminals, and The Naked and The Famous. […]

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Hidden Gem: Poland’s Lee la Loa

Hidden Gem: Poland’s Lee la Loa

For the first of today’s two hidden gems, we head to Poland – Wroclaw specifically – to unearth a young band with an incredible future ahead of them – Lee la Loa. The indie quintet’s music cannot be pinned down to any one particular sound or band, but instead they spread out across the indie-rock and indie-pop landscape to find […]

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R.I.P Clark Terry

R.I.P Clark Terry

We lost a giant of the jazz world yesterday, as legendary trumpeter Clark Terry passed away at the age of 94. In a career spanning over 70 years as a musician and bandleader, Clark Terry (or “CT” as he was often called) was the last living member of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, and also spent time in Count Basie’s and Quincy […]

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Bentcousin – “Time Will Tell”

Bentcousin – “Time Will Tell”

“Time Will Tell” is the new single from Bentcousin. The young duo from Brighton and London, UK, have been releasing single after single the past few months, including collaborating with French producer Guiville. On this track, they take an acoustic approach that recalls the music of the late ’60s and early ’70s. We’ve also included “The Last One”, which they […]

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Weekend Showcase: February 20th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 20th Playlist

Our weekly playlist of some awesome new music from the not so-distant-past. The playlist is at the bottom, but if there’s a track that you want to repeatedly hear, click on the song title. If you like what you hear from an artist, click on their name. “Kissing Booth”, the top-tapping, knee-slapping, rocker from Austin, Texas native, LA-based Vanderocker. The […]

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First Impressions: Iron & Wine – “Archive Series Volume No. 1”

First Impressions: Iron & Wine – “Archive Series Volume No. 1”

Next Tuesday, Iron & Wine (aka Sam Beam) will release 16 tracks that were recorded in the late 90s and early 2000s when he was working in film production and teaching art school in Miami.  We have not heard anything new since the release of 2013’s Ghost On Ghost.  We listened to the new or should we say old album […]

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Vanderocker – “Kissing Booth”

Vanderocker – “Kissing Booth”

“Kissing Booth”, the top-tapping, knee-slapping, rocker from Austin, Texas native, LA-based Vanderocker. The single is the first from our forthcoming new album, which is expected this summer, and we can’t wait to hear what she has in store. You can also see the awesome video below. This track is on our Weekend Showcase for February 20th, a playlist of new […]

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Love L.U.V. – “Come See Me”

Love L.U.V. – “Come See Me”

“Come See Me” is a smile-inducing, infectious garage-surf-pop single from Love L.U.V. The song is from their debut EP of the same name, and it is filled with music that will have you shaking your booty. The single is part of our Weekend Showcase for February 20th, a playlist of new music from the not-so-distant past. As for the rest of the […]

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Lucern Raze – “Stockholm Syndrome”

Lucern Raze – “Stockholm Syndrome”

“Stockholm Syndrome” from Stockholm indie rocker Lucern Raze is a catchy, fun, garage-pop track. Imagine a wackier King Tuff (hard to believe that’s possible). This single is from his Stockholm 1 album that was released earlier this year on PNKSLM and Burger Records. The single is part of our Weekend Showcase for February 20th, a playlist of new music from the not-so-distant past […]

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Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”

“Don’t Wanna Fight” is the new song from Alabama Shakes, who are set to launch their highly anticipated, sophomore album, Sound & Color, on April 21. The lead single reveals a new direction – a grittier rock sound that echoes of The Rolling Stones and My Morning Jacket. We can’t hear what else they have in store! The single is […]

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Lion Bark – “Amongst The Many”

Lion Bark – “Amongst The Many”

“Amongst the Many” by Lion Bark is a new track from the Brighton based UK band who has taken a long hiatus to write and record new material. The newest track is lovely pop-rock that will have you moving about and wanting to hear more. A new EP is in the works so keep an eye out for these lads. […]

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Inner Outlaws – “Just Like Moonlight”

Inner Outlaws – “Just Like Moonlight”

“Just Like Moonlight” is from Brooklyn indie band, Inner Outlaws. The song is the first in a series of monthly singles that will be written, recorded and released over the course of 2015.  The single is a great psych rock track that could be reminiscent of Pink Floyd if Stevie Nicks would have been an active member. The single is part […]

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Sammy Brue – “I Don’t Want to Leave”

Sammy Brue – “I Don’t Want to Leave”

“I Don’t Want You to Leave” is the new single from 31-year old Sammy Brue (o.k., he’s only 13). Showing once again why he’s a singer-songwriter to watch in the mold of Justin Townes Earl and Whiskeytown-era Ryan Adams, Brue leaves an emotional mark on this track that is simultaneously sad and jubilant. We’ve enjoyed watching this young man grow […]

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Galleri – “Tacky Part”

Galleri – “Tacky Part”

“Tacky Part” is the new single from roots-folk band Galleri. The seven-piece collective from Australia has toured with the likes of Ash Grunwald, and their sound resembles the roaring music of Shakey Graves. The track officially comes out February 27. Also included below is the video for “Already Won”, where the septet put their musical chops on display. “Tacky Part” is […]

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Le Masque – “Time Goes By”

Le Masque – “Time Goes By”

“Time Goes By” is from Gaetano Serra, a French-Italian composer, producer, and musician who goes by the moniker Le Masque. On his debut EP, Spiral, his songs span from dream-pop to psychedeclic rock to alt-pop. It’s an interesting listen, but this track is stunning dream-pop. You can hear and purchase his EP on Bandcamp. The track is part of our […]

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Bent by Elephants – “Disco Smile”

Bent by Elephants – “Disco Smile”

“Disco Smile” is the lead single from the sophomore album, The Shore, by Montreal’s Bent by Elephants. It’s a delicate indie-pop track that has touches of late ’90s pop. The single also best represents the new sound by the quintet, moving away from orchestral pop songs to more indie-pop sounds. Also included below is “Bend the River”, which is from […]

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B. Miles – “Nine Matches”

B. Miles – “Nine Matches”

“Nine Matches” is the stunning debut single from L.A. singer-songwriter B. Miles. Teaming up with NYC producer Noise Club, she has crafted a single that has the slow grooves of The XX, the sultriness of Banks, and the allure of Jesse Ware. The steamy single is part of our Weekend Showcase for February 20th, a playlist of new music from […]

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