The Fest is a massive undertaking. It's 400+ bands over 3+ days. It's summer in October, as a certain band said. This year may have ... read more
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Each month we feature a new stream atop the page. This month we’ve partnered with Specialist Subject Records in the UK to share Sharp Tongue from Soot Sprite.
The group started as a solo project for Elise Cook (vocals/guitar) but grew into a trio with the addition of Ross Becker (bass) and Matthew Tiller (drums) for this new EP, which released last month on 12” vinyl and digital platforms.
Sharp Tongue is the second release by Soot Sprite but the first by this lineup and it offers a chill but personal blend of bedroom pop and shoegaze that fits the mood whether you’re feeling reflective or relaxed.
Check it out below. Hit the + sign for the full track list.
Posted Nov. 14, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Massachusetts-based Caspian will return with On Circles, the group's first new album in four years, in early 2020. The new record is currently scheduled to release on Jan. 24, 2020 on Triple Crown Records.
Created over four weeklong writing and recording sessions, the new 8-song, 46-minute instrumental album explores the cyclical nature of life.
On Circles is the group's fifth album. Keep reading for upcoming live dates.
Posted Nov. 13, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Details have emerged on Migration Fest III. Hosted by Gilead Media and 20 Buck Spin, the two-day festival takes place at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA August 1-2, 2020.
In addition to a time and place, the festival has also announced wave one of artist announcements. Next year's fest will feature Falls of Rauros, False, Kowloon Walled City, and more. Check the full (first wave) list after the jump.
Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Psycho Las Vegas 2020 has announced wave one of its lineup. The annual festival will run August 14-16, 2020 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
While the full lineup isn't announced yet, the event will feature a pre-party on August 13, followed by the 3-day festival with sets by Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Ulver, Blonde Redhead, Windhand, Ulver, Kaelan Mikla, Elder, Mephistofeles, and Mayhem.
Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
OM ON THE RANGE 2020
Drag City artists OM have announced a 2020 US tour with Wovenhand.
Tickets go on sale later this week for the tour, which begins in Austin, TX and concludes in Omaha, NE in March.
Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 1:22 p.m.
Piebald are back with a new EP this Friday, Nov. 15 on Photo Finish Records. Titled Piebald Presents To You, A Musical Christmas Adventure, the new effort features three new seasonal songs: “(All I Want For Christmas) Is To Rage With My Friends,” “The Rebellion Of Winter,” and “Do Good Stuff.”
The band is playing live dates in December in celebration, followed by a February tour in which they'll offer support to Dashboard Confessional's 20th anniversary tour.
Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Mostly dormant nowadays, the Jesus Lizard has announced three December shows, including a New Years Eve gig in New York, NY.
Originally formed in the late 1980s, the Jesus Lizard disbanded in 1999 and later reformed, including live dates last year.
Support on their upcoming dates varies by the city, but includes Protomartyr, Plaque Marks, and Soccer Mommy.
Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
After a four year hiatus, Loma Prieta will return with a tw-song EP, Continuum b/w Fate, in early 2020.
Set to release on Jan. 10 on Deathwish Inc., the new singe was recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker) and continues the band's genre mishmash style.
Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Tool, who returned to action with the release of Fear Inoculum in August (RCA Records) and is playing in Toronto tonight, has announced another leg of dates beginning in January. The newly announced dates primarily cross the western and southern United States.
The full list of dates, both from the current run and the new January dates, are listed below.
Posted Nov. 10, 2019, 1:22 p.m.
The annual New Year's kickoff punk rock celebration known at Ian's Party has announced wave one of its lineup for the coming year.
Taking place Jan. 3-5 at Chop Shop and Subterreanean in Chicago, the lineup will include sets by Meat Wave, The Brokedowns, Vacation, No Men, Typesetter, Howardian, Hitter, Wig, The Bobby Conn Experience, Absolutely Not, Ono, C.H.E.W., Lung, Paper Mice, Joshua Virtue, Malci, Two Houses, Blacker Face, Masonic Wave, Bruges, Wood Chickens, Lovely Little Girls, Bev Rage and the Drinks, Topomaka, Hawley, Clickbait, Nonnie Parry, Abertooth Lincoln, and American Draft.
There’s a kind of anxious immediacy that bleeds through every song on Anima, Thom Yorke’s latest solo album. Normally this would signal a lack of cohesion or at the very least an uneven listening experience, but somehow Yorke manages to pack all his troubles in his old kit bag and smile, giving us his strongest solo album to date.The whirring, pulsating, beats of “Traffic” welcomes us to the machine and sends us on an unfamiliar, yet still somehow comforting ride ...
Mamiffer was born in a field of darkness, a trajectory between the areas of dark ambient, downtempo and minimal music. The first days of Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner reveled ...
It’s fun to introduce old Ceremony to their new fans and hear comments like, “Wow, that guy must’ve worked out his anger issues”. It’s true that Ross Farrar’s lyrics have ...
Loud Love is a Belgian five piece that released their debut EP on White Russian Records. Everyone in this record has past experience in other bands and you can hear ...
Spirituality is one of the more personal topics that an artist can speak about within their music and it’s something that is coloured by experiences and by life as it ...
The best part of a super group is hearing talented musicians working in a comfortable space. A diligent review of Foxhall Stacks is obliged to mention Jawbox, Government Issue, Velocity ...
There are certain musical styles where I struggle as a reviewer to offer you my deep thoughts beyond yay or nay. Power-pop is definitely one of those areas, and that’s ...
There’s nothing more personal than grief. It affects us all in different ways, but the one commonality often tends to be the insular. We retreat into ourselves, finding little comfort ...
A few years removed from 2015's ¡Piratas!, a record I found singularly outstanding, Portland, Oregon band Dark Oz returned with a second EP entitled Alligators. Unsurprisingly given circumstances affecting the Dark Oz ...
In the 13 years that William DuVall has fronted Alice In Chains, sharing vocal duties with Jerry Cantrell he has left an indelible mark on the band’s music making AIC ...
In Vino Veritas – Ninth Island and Norfolk Rise For this instalment of our vino centric series we are going to zero in on Tasmania again as the previous ... read more
Punk Reader - Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global The University of Chicago Press It has been more than forty years since the inception of punk – ... read more
Conjurer + Earth Moves and Armed For Apocalypse KIFF, Aarau, Switzerland Conjurer's rise has been one that seems particularly fast with the band making huge strides in only three years ... read more
Propaganda Art in the 21st Century MIT Press Some people say that an accurate portrayal of what is actually happening behind the scenes is the best propaganda. Fair enough. ... read more
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