Mostly Music. Often Insight. Sometimes Nonsense.

September 1, 2014 12:23 pm

Gimme Something Good by Ryan Adams. A classic rock track, that had me convinced for a while this was a cover of a Tom Petty song, from Adams’ forthcoming self-titled album. 

August 28, 2014 8:49 pm

First by Cold War Kids. The latest track from Cold War Kids’ follow up to last year’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts is a swaying anthemic song that features pounding drums, handclaps and an infectious sing-a-long chorus. Hold My Home will drop October 21st. 

8:31 pm

Way To Be Loved by TOPS. The lead single from this Montreal four piece’s forthcoming sophomore album, Picture You Staring, is a retro AM gold track that features jazzy guitar riffs and Jane Penny’s pillowtalk vocals.   

August 27, 2014 3:48 pm

Night Of The World by Cass McCombs. A slow swampy folk-blues ballad from one of the best singer-songwriters working today. From the special, limited edition 7″, Cass McCombs Vs. Meat Puppets. 

August 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Tommy by Foreign Flower. From FatCat Record’s SoundCloud pageForeign Flower is the solo project of Allan Cardenas, a singer/songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Taking the philosophy that you should write about what you know, Cardenas’s music draws on feelings of loneliness and a desire to have a higher understanding of everything or to be a part of everything. LIKE! 

5:03 pm

Infestation by Bear Medicine. The first track from this Lexington, Kentucky foursome’s upcoming debut album, The Moon Has Been All My Life, is part folk, part Americana and all soul. 

4:56 pm

Black Lemon by Generationals. Another great end of summer jam from this New Orleans quartet. From Generationals’ upcoming album, Alix, out 9/16.

August 18, 2014 12:47 pm

Our Love by Caribou. Caribou, aka Dan Snaith, has announced the follow up LP to 2010’s Swim. It’s called Our Love, and it’s out October 7. The title track is a combination of electronica, house, dance, psychedelia, looped vocals and Owen Pallett’s sweeping strings. 

August 17, 2014 11:18 pm

Evil by Shovels & Rope. A dark and swampy track from husband and wife duo Carry Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. From their forthcoming sophomore album, Swimmin’ Time

11:05 pm

Text Me In The Morning by Neon Trees. A glitzy anthemic track for social media addled millennials. From this Utah band’s third album, Pop Psychology.  

5:49 pm

Lie Back by Shy Nature. Simple but satisfying indie-pop with infectious riffs and a killer bass groove from this energetic London four-piece. 

5:41 pm

Blue Eyes by The Rosebuds. A summery jangle-pop track (built on Motown-inspired rhythms) from this North Carolina duo’s new Bon Iver-produced (featuring Justin Vernon on guitar and synths) album, Sand + Silence.

5:33 pm

Dearly Departed by Shakey Graves featuring Esmé Patterson. The first single from Alejandro Rose-Garcia’s (aka Shakey Graves) forthcoming album, And The War Came, is a perfectly crafted country-folk song that will have you pining for sawdust floors and boxcar blues.   

5:04 pm

Gold Silver Diamond by Generationals. The first single from Generationals’ forthcoming Richard Swift-produced album, Alix, is a buoyant, feel-good track that is the perfect soundtrack for summer patios and top down driving. 

August 3, 2014 3:35 pm

Lonely by Rivergazer. Wow! Just came across this stunning track from New York band Rivergrazer. Melancholic minor chords dripping with inconsolable sadness. Yet somehow the song’s sorrowful lament offers a hopeful sweet note…that nothing lasts forever. Everyday I’m faking myself out. Write another song that will never be heard by all that many people.”