Vampire Weekend, Phish Cover “Gloria” To Celebrate St. Louis Blues’ First Stanley Cup

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Vampire-WeekendLast night, the St. Louis Blues won their first-ever Stanley Cup. They took the championship on the road, winning a dramatic game 7 against the Boston Bruins. This was one of those unlikely storybook sports finishes. The Blues were in last place in January, and they clawed their way back up and won the big … More »

Fat Thor Covers “Hurt”

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Fat-ThorBy this point, I don’t need to put out spoiler warnings to talk about Avengers: Endgame, right? It’s the biggest fucking movie. If you haven’t seen it, you are being willfully obstinate. So: One of the remarkable things about Endgame is that the movie makes a visual punchline out of depression — Thor is sad … More »

WHY? Announce Visual Album, Share Three More New Songs

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At the end of last month, WHY? released three new tracks in the form of a music video dubbed I: I may come out a broken yolk, I may come out on saddle, which was directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and stars Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany. Today, Yoni Wolf is revealing that it’s just … More »

Surf Curse – “Disco” Video

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Surf Curse - Heaven Surrounds YouSurf Curse are an indie pop act composed of Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck. The LA-based duo just announced their third album, called Heaven Surrounds You, which is due in September. Today, Surf Curse are sharing the first single, “Disco,” along with a video directed by Rattigan. More »

Stream GoldLink’s New Album Diaspora & Watch His Tonight Show Performance

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GoldLink-DisasporaTwo years ago, the Washington, DC rapper GoldLink released a really great album called At What Cost. On that album, GoldLink explored the black musical history of his hometown, digging into the soul and go-go and underground-rap sounds of the District’s past few decades while still keeping his own driven, propulsive, insightful voice … More »

Shura – “religion (u can lay your hands on me)” Video

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British synth-pop musician and Artist To Watch Shura has finally announced the sophomore follow-up to her 2016 debut Nothing’s Real. Out in August, forevher is her first full-length for Secretly Canadian. The release, which is co-produced with Joel Pott, is primarily about Shura’s long distance relationship with her girlfriend who moved … More »

FIDLAR Frontman: “No Selfies While I’m Performing”

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FIDLARThe war rages on — the timeless conflict between musicians and phone-wielding fans who strenuously attempt to document everything that happens at shows. A couple of weeks ago, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford joined the battle, kicking a phone out of a fan’s hand mid-song. And now Californian punks FIDLAR have launched themselves … More »

Watch Bill Callahan Perform 2 New Songs In Studio For KUTX

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Bill Callahan’s new album, Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest, is officially out on Friday, though the beloved musician has been doling it out in parts over the last few weeks, and the whole thing is streaming elsewhere. (It made our 50 Best Albums Of 2019More »

Hiss Golden Messenger – “I Need A Teacher”

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Terms Of SurrenderFor years now, M.C. Taylor has been recording rootsy folk-rock under the name Hiss Golden Messenger. And now, he has a new album on the way. Terms Of Surrender, the follow-up to 2017’s Hallelujah Anyhow and last year’s rarities compilation Virgo Fool, is arriving in September. More »

Tau Cross – “Burn With Me” Video

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Tau-Cross-Messengers-Of-DeceptionThe wizened, battle-scarred veterans from the band Tau Cross come from both sides of the Atlantic, and they’ve played in storied bands like Amebix and Voivod. Together, they make a thundering, martial metal/punk fusion that sounds very much like the work of older men who have been at this for a minute. That doesn’t mean … More »