Stream Ovlov’s First New Album In Five Years, Tru

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Ovlov are a band, seemingly, because they need to be. After the Connecticut-bred crew released their debut album in 2013, they went through as series of breakups and offshoots — including Steve Hartlett’s Stove side project — but the band always ended up back together. That must mean there’s something special about the … More »

Stream Nathan Salsburg’s Third

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Since 2013’s Hard For To Win And Can’t Be Won, Louisville folk guitarist Nathan Salsburg has been playing guitar and singing for Joan Shelley and working with James Elkington and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Now, he’s gearing up to release his third solo album, … More »

Stream Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo’s Porter2Grape EP

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Vallejo’s energetic Nef The Pharaoh and LA street-rap’s emo cult hero 03 Greedo have already proven themselves a prolific pairing on last month’s glorious “Ball Out.” Today the two West Coast rappers are releasing their joint Porter2Grape EP. More »

Stream Anna Meredith’s Score For Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade

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Anna Meredith Eighth GradeScottish musician Anna Meredith composed her first-ever film score for Eighth Grade. The movie, which was directed and written by Bo Burnham, follows a 13-year-old-girl (played by Elsie Fisher) through her last week of middle school. It comes out in select theaters today. More »

Stream Stringer My Bad

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Stringer-My-Bad-CoverStringer have been kicking around NYC’s rock circles for a while now. The group’s original, core duo of Mark Fletcher and Max Kagan met on December 12, 2012, during a 24-hour noise show at the now-defunct DIY venue Shea Stadium, an erstwhile hub for Stringer’s members and their collaborators. After initially playing as Heeney, Kagan … More »

Stream Meek Mill’s Legends Of The Summer EP

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Meek-Mill-Legends-Of-The-SummerAfter a protracted legal battle and a probation-violation sentence that was stunning in its petty cruelty, Philadelphia rap star Meek Mill continues to fight for his freedom. But while he’s free, for now, he’s getting back to the crucial business of being a rap star. And he has a lot to rap about. More »

Stream Rome Fortune & Toro Y Moi’s New EP Toro Y Rome Vol. 1

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Toro Y Rome Vol. 1Toro Y Moi has produced a few tracks for genre-agnostic Atlanta rap weirdo Rome Fortune over the years, and last week, they reunited for the funky, luxuriant house-rap banger “Hoodrich Disco.” As it turns out, that wasn’t just a SoundCloud loosie but the first single from a new collaborative EP entitled Toro Y … More »

Stream iLoveMakonnen’s New EP iLoveAmerica

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iLoveMakonnen-iLoveAmericaYesterday was a complicated day for a lot of us. The Fourth of July is supposed to be a celebration of America, but it’s hard to feel too celebratory when your country is, politically and economically, on a truly fucked-up path. Can you really feel proud of a country when that country is keeping immigrant … More »

Stream Deafheaven’s New Album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

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Deafheaven-Ordinary-Corrupt-Human-LoveBay Area metal travelers Deafheaven don’t release new albums all that often, but when they do, those albums tend to be earthshaking events. Next week, they’ll follow up 2015’s New Bermuda with their titanic, convulsive fourth album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. In a lot of ways, it’s their most straight-up beautiful album, which is saying … More »

Stream Bleakness Frozen Refuge EP

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Bleakness-Frozen-RefugeBleakness are a band from the French town of Nantes. They’re basically a hardcore band; their music is fast and riffy and full of screaming. But they also do some dark, atmospheric postpunk brooding, and the combination is a rich and compelling one. Also, the fact that the screaming comes with a French accent makes … More »