Stream Axis: Sova’s New Album Shampoo You

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Axis: Sova - Shampoo YouChicago musician Brett Sova is the brains behind Axis: Sova, a restless garage rock project that lands on a satisfying new aesthetic on the imminent Shampoo You. At the time, I described 2016’s Motor Earth as “post-Stooges, post-Hawkwind, post-Cheater Slicks rock ‘n’ roll, raw and elemental in execution but smarter than your average … More »

Stream Portrayal Of Guilt’s Debut Album Let Pain Be Your Guide

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Portrayal-Of-Guilt-Let-Pain-Be-Your-GuideBefore “screamo” was a term applied to Alternative Press types like Bring Me The Horizon, it was a raw and expressive form of basement hardcore — as extreme and erratic and dangerous as just about any other hardcore offshoot. And there are a few bands who are currently bringing the genre back to its noisy, … More »

Stream Former Thermals Frontman Hutch Harris’ Solo Debut Only Water

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Hutch HarrisThe Thermals broke up earlier this year after 16 years and seven albums together. In their breakup announcement, the Portland trio said that they were moving on to the new projects. Kathy Foster has been the most active so far, getting involved with three different projects — Roseblood, Slang, … More »

Stream Mal Devisa’s Surprise Album Shade and the little Creature

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Mal-DevisaThe almost frighteningly talented Northampton, Massachusetts musician Deja Carr is the force behind the slightly mysterious project Mal Devisa. Back in 2016, after impressing a whole lot of people with her live shows on the DIY scene, Carr released the deeply impressive debut album Kiid. Since then, Carr appears to have gone through … More »

Stream CupcakKe’s New Album Eden

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Cupcakke - EdenNotoriously nasty Chicago rapper CupcakKe followed up her January release Euphorize with a slew of delicious and debaucherous singles — “Hot Pockets,” “Quiz,” “Blackjack” — as well a couple killer features including one on Kelela’s … More »

Stream Devi McCallion & Katie Dey’s Collaborative Album Some New Form Of Life

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Devi McCallion & Katie Dey - Some New Form Of LifeKatie Dey and Devi McCallion might live on opposite sides of the world, but thanks to the power of the internet that hasn’t stopped them from working together. Today, they’re releasing their first collaborative album, Some New Form Of Life. Dey is the Australian experimentalist whose 2016 album, Flood Network, made our best-of … More »

Stream Respire’s New Album Memorial (An Accompaniment)

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Respire-Memorial-An-AccompanimentThe six-piece Toronto band Respire have been around since 2013, and they make grand and epically pretty music that doesn’t fit into any easily defined genres. The members of Respires like to refer to themselves as “post-everything,” and on past records, that’s meant that they’ve drawn on shoegaze sweep and screamo intensity. But on the … More »

Artist To Watch: Ellis

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EllisLinnea Siggelkow. L.S. Ellis. It’s as simple as that. And the Hamilton, Ontario musician’s songwriting is just as intuitive, a raw yet graceful breed of indie rock with a dream-pop splendor and a brooding slowcore soul. More »

Hear Craig Finn, Wild Pink, Chris Farren, Lydia Loveless, & More Cover Songs For Don’t Stop Now II Compilation

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Last year on Inauguration Day, the first Don’t Stop Now covers compilation was released, with proceeds going toward the ACLU. Today, a day before Election Day, Don’t Stop Now II has been released featuring a ton of great artists covering a lot of different songs. Proceeds this time around will go to More »

Stream Rosalía’s New Album El Mal Querer

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Rosalia-El-Mal-QuererMany of the year’s best music videos (one of which came out earlier this week) come from Rosalía Vila Tobella, the 25-year-old singer who is already a star in her native Spain. Rosalía works within the tradition of flamenco, the Spanish sound that’s been around forever, but she twists it in fascinating future-pop … More »