Carly Rae Jepsen Made A Quarantine Album Too

Carly Rae Jepsen just released Dedicated Side B, a collection of outtakes from last year's Dedicated. But that might not be the only new material…
Peter Helman | May 27, 2020 - 10:23 pm

The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak & Dave 1) – “Give Love To Get Some” (Feat. Leven Kali)

Real-life brothers A-Trak, of Duck Sauce and A-Trak fame, and Dave 1, of Chromeo fame, have teamed up for a new song under the name…
James Rettig | May 27, 2020 - 2:29 pm

Real Estate – “Name” (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)

If your song was on MTV in the fall of 1995, I thought it was cool by default. I had just entered sixth grade, and…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2020 - 1:49 pm

CARM – “Already Gone” (Feat. Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley & Ira Kaplan)

CJ Camerieri, co-founder of the contemporary classical ensemble yMusic and the trumpet/French horn ringer who's worked with people like Bon Iver, Paul Simon, the National,…
Peter Helman | May 27, 2020 - 12:39 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Gunna’s Prettified Psychedelic Trap Music

Trap music is, in a lot of ways, about numbness. Much of the time, the rappers from the dominant Atlanta rap strain are talking about…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Stream The Soft Pink Truth’s Crust Punk Covers Album Am I Free To Go?

For more than 20 years, Drew Daniel has been making playful and conceptual dance music as one half of the Baltimore-based duo Matmos. Ever since…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 11:56 am

Skullcrusher – “Day Of Show”

You probably expect an artist named Skullcrusher to sound a certain way. Skullcrusher does not sound that way. Instead, Skullcrusher is the project of LA-based…
Peter Helman | May 27, 2020 - 11:44 am

Mal Devisa – “Raw As The Hands Of The Sun”

What we've heard from Deja Carr's Mal Devisa project has been sporadic but immensely satisfying. Her last album, Shade And The Little Creature, came out…
James Rettig | May 27, 2020 - 11:32 am

Bad Moves – “Cape Henlopen”

Bad Moves are a punky indie-pop band from Washington, DC, and they released an extremely fun debut album called Tell No One a couple of…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 11:19 am

Shirley Collins – “Wondrous Love”

In 2016, the legendary British folk musician Shirley Collins re-emerged to release her first new album in 38 years, Lodestar. We won't have to wait…
James Rettig | May 27, 2020 - 11:18 am

Painted Zeros – “I Will Try”

At the end of the week, Painted Zeros are releasing their sophomore album, When You Found Forever. Project leader Katie Lau has shared two songs…
James Rettig | May 27, 2020 - 10:54 am

George Floyd, Killed By Minneapolis Police, Was Houston Rapper & DJ Screw Collaborator

Two days ago, an onlooker captured cell-phone video of Minneapolis police forcefully restraining an unarmed black man, 46-year-old George Floyd, at a bus stop. One…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 10:39 am

Widowspeak – “Breadwinner”

Last we heard from Widowspeak, they were covering Neil Young in the wake of their 2017 album Expect The Best. Today the earthy yet celestial…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2020 - 10:33 am

Katie Crutchfield Performing Each Waxahatchee Album In Weekly Ticketed Livestreams

For a while there, Katie Crutchfield was hopping on Instagram Live with Kevin Morby on a weekly basis, covering songs and playing her own music,…
James Rettig | May 27, 2020 - 10:30 am

Paddy Hanna – “Cannibals”

The last time we heard from Artist To Watch Paddy Hanna, it was in 2018, when he released his great sophomore album Frankly, I Mutate.
Ryan Leas | May 27, 2020 - 10:13 am

Jessie Reyez – “Headlines” (Drake Cover)

Canadian pop-R&B singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez followed up her impressive Being Human In Public EP this spring with an official debut album called Before Love Came
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2020 - 10:09 am

Interview

Mark Duplass Is Ready To Face His Blog-Rock Past

If you’re feeling any guilt about quarantine-induced creative inertia, take heart: Mark Duplass finds himself "weirdly thriving" at the moment and he feels kinda guilty…
Ian Cohen | May 27, 2020 - 10:02 am

Courtney Marie Andrews – “It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault”

Two years ago, the LA-based singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews released May Your Kindness Remain, an album of folky and soulful country music. It absolutely ruled.
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 9:46 am

Primavera Sound Announces Initial 2021 Lineup

Barcelona's Primavera Sound, arguably the best music festival in the world, had assembled a typically astounding lineup for 2020 before COVID came calling. But like…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2020 - 9:39 am

Bright Eyes – “One And Done”

In a couple of days, Bright Eyes' tremulous, heart-wrecked landmark sophomore album Fevers And Mirrors will celebrate its 20th anniversary. (More on that one later.)…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 9:12 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The J. Geils Band’s “Centerfold”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2020 - 8:50 am

Black Dresses Disbanding Following Unwanted TikTok Attention And “Extended Harassment”

Just weeks after releasing their new album Peaceful As Hell and days after sharing a cover of likeminded pop experimentalists 100 gecs, the Toronto experimental…
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2020 - 10:08 pm

Halsey Broke Her Ankle Loading The Dishwasher, Is “Studying For The Bar Exam”

Halsey wears a lot of hats: pop star, alternative music artiste...lawyer? Person who breaks her ankle loading the dishwasher?
Peter Helman | May 26, 2020 - 6:07 pm

Mastodon Prepping New Album, Bill & Ted Face The Music Soundtrack Song

Mastodon have a few irons in the fire. ThePRP reports that guitarist Bill Kelliher was the featured guest on the latest episode of the RocknRoll
Peter Helman | May 26, 2020 - 5:04 pm

Stream Lily & Horn Horse’s Republicans For Bernie EP

Lily Konigsberg has been on a roll this year. A couple months ago, she put out a great new EP under her own name, It's
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Katy Kirby – “Tap Twice”

The Nashville-based musician Katy Kirby has a handful of songs up on Bandcamp, one of them being "Tap Twice," which originally appeared on an EP
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 4:20 pm

Kate NV – “Plans”

For the better part of the last decade, the Moscow-based artist Kate Shilonosova has been releasing experimental pop music as Kate NV. Next month, she's…
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé’s “Savage” Remix Is The #1 Song In America

In recent weeks, the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 has been a hot potato, with a big and flashy new record storming in…
Tom Breihan | May 26, 2020 - 12:19 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: 2nd Grade Hit To Hit

2nd Grade's songs are short and insistent, like they were designed for the attention span of someone that's actually in the second grade. There are…
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 11:28 am
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