Wye Oak – “Fear Of Heights”

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Wye-Oak-Fear-Of-HeightsOver the last year, Wye Oak have given us a couple standalone tracks, as Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack pursued other projects following the tour behind 2018’s The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. First there was “Evergreen,” an Adult Swim single that felt like a lost gem from Wye … More »

Bon Iver Announce New Album i,i — Hear “Faith” & “Jelmore”

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Bon-Iver-i-iJustin Vernon has been so omnipresent over the past decade-plus that it’s easy to forget that there have only been three proper Bon Iver albums. Soon, there will be four. Lately, Bon Iver has been teasing the announcement of a new LP, and last month, they shared two new songs, “Hey, Ma” and … More »

Bon Iver – “Hey, Ma” & “U (Man Like)”

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Bon Iver - "Hey, Ma"Bon Iver are back. Justin Vernon’s ever-evolving musical project just shared two new songs, expanded their fall tour dates, and unveiled a mysterious website. More »

Flock Of Dimes – “The Sisters” & Madeline Kenney – “Helpless”

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Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock Of Dimes) and Madeline Kenney met last year to work on Kenney’s Perfect Shapes, and now they come together to release a split 7″ with two new singles — Flock Of Dimes’ “The Sisters” and Kenney’s “Helpless.” The duo worked on these songs while touring and … More »

Merge Announces Initial Lineup For MRG30 Festival, A Merge Group Plays “Heroes” Out Friday

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Merge Records turns 30 this year, and the North Carolina-based label is throwing a celebratory festival in July dubbed MRG30. It’ll take place from 7/24-27 at venues in Carrboro and Durham. The just-announced lineup includes Superchunk, the Mountain Goats, Waxahatchee, Lambchop, Ibibio Sound Machine, Hiss Golden Messenger, Wye Oak, Destroyer, Sneaks, Swearin’, and more. Tickets … More »

Madeline Kenney – “Perfect Shapes”

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This Friday, Oakland singer-songwriter and 2017 Best New Bands honoree Madeline Kenney will release her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes. She’s already impressed us with the disjointed, pop-forward lead single, “Cut Me Off,” the trance-like “Overheard,” and the woozy introspection, “More »

Madeline Kenney – “Bad Idea”

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Oakland singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney is slowing things down and glooming it up. The renaissance woman (she’s a neuroscientist, baker, dancer, piano teacher, and nanny in addition to making music) and Stereogum Best New Bands alum has released a woozy third single off of her forthcoming sophomore album, Perfect Shapes, following up her recent … More »

Madeline Kenney – “Cut Me Off” (Prod. Jenn Wasner) Video

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Madeline Kenney made our Best New Bands list last year after releasing her impressive Toro Y Moi-produced debut Night Night At The First Landing. Today, she announces her sophomore album Perfect Shapes and shares its first single and music video. More »

The 10 Best Wye Oak Songs

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Wye OakWe often perceive indie rock of the early 21st century through two defining lenses: the era of New York’s early ’00s retro-revival and the rise of Brooklyn and mainstream indie that supplanted it by the end of that decade. There were, of course, all sorts of other scenes in other places — in orbit or … More »