Julien Baker – “The Modern Leper” (Frightened Rabbit Cover)

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Yesterday, Frightened Rabbit announced the forthcoming release of Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of The Midnight Organ Fight, a reimagining of their 2008 album, recorded last year by friends of the band to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Today, we hear two lead singles, Julien Baker and Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro’s renditions … More »

Julien Baker – “Red Door” & “Conversation Piece”

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Julien Baker - "Red Door" b/w "Conversation Piece"One of the most delightful aspects of this year’s Record Store Day release slate was the promise of new Julien Baker recordings. Since she leveled up with 2017’s Turn Out The Lights, Baker has not bequeathed us with any new solo tunes, though she was of course 1/3 of the braintrust … More »

Julien Baker – “Everybody Lost Somebody” (Bleachers Cover)

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Last November, Jack Antonoff announced Terrible Thrills, Vol. 3, a new collection of songs from Bleachers’ 2017 album Gone Now reimagined by Mitski, Julien Baker, MUNA, and Ani DiFranco. Antonoff is releasing the covers as a series of 7″s. The tracks officially only exist on vinyl, but Antonoff is fine with having them … More »

Watch Mike Mills’ I Am Easy To Find Short Film Featuring Music From The National’s New Album

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The National & Mike MillsThe National will release their new album I Am Easy To Find at the end of this week. Despite its instantly recognizable sound, for several reasons, it’s not your average National album. One of those reasons: The project was conceived in partnership with director Mike Mills — not the R.E.M. guy, the guy who made … More »

Watch The National Debut I Am Easy To Find With Julien Baker & More In NYC

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The NationalThe National surprised a lot of us early this year by announcing plans to release their new album I Am Easy To Find less than two years after 2017’s Sleep Well Beast. The band had been taking longer and longer between albums, so a two-year gap practically felt like the band … More »

Download A Celebration Of The Songs Of Scott Hutchison With Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, & More

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In December, a bunch of artists got together at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to perform at a tribute show for the late Scott Hutchison, founder and frontman of Frightened Rabbit, who died last year. Participating performers that night included Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, Craig Finn, and Kevin Devine. More »

Matt Berninger, Stephan Altman, & Julien Baker – “All I Want”

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Matt-Berninger-and-Julien-Baker-All-I-WantThe new documentary American Chaos tells the story of the months leading up to Donald Trump’s election, a time that most of us are going to be thinking about for years to come. Matt Berninger, frontman of the National, teamed up with film composer Stephan Altman to contribute a song called “All I Want” to … More »

Phoebe Bridgers Reviews 2018

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Phoebe-BridgersPhoebe Bridgers won a lot of people over quickly. Amidst releasing her debut Stranger In The Alps last year, she immediately made her presence known: A gifted singer-songwriter often diving into confessional, melancholic depths while maintaining a sometimes-dry, sometimes-quirky sense of humor online and elsewhere. She was gifted, and she was interesting. We wound up … More »

Watch Ben Gibbard, Julien Baker, & Aaron Dessner Perform Frightened Rabbit Covers At Scott Hutchison Tribute Concert

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Aaron Dessner & Ben GibbardScott Hutchison, the founder and frontman of Scottish indie-rock howlers Frightened Rabbit, died by suicide earlier this year. He was a deeply important musician for a lot of people, including for a lot of his peers in the music industry. Several of them got together last night at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to honor Hutchison’s … More »

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

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BoygeniusFor once, Vince Staples wasn’t sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, “I was about to tell y’all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »