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Indie Roundup | 30 Tracks To Make Monday Louder & Weirder

Lounge Society play the most dangerous game, Psychotic Monks share their splendid isolation, Duvel get sexotic, In the Whale hammer home some crosses and more in a slightly loud...

Now Hear This: Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto | Quatermass Seven

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Born in a Dalston basement, Quatermass Seven by Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto could only have been produced in the colourful streets of sprawling London....

Now Hear This: Lionel Loueke | HH

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "HH is a pivotal album in guitarist Lionel Loueke’s already-fascinating journey from humble roots to international stardom. Over the last two decades, he has worked...

Now Hear This: Leyla McCalla | Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Leyla McCalla’s Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes is a celebration of the complexity of Black culture and identity, and a tribute to the...

Now Hear This: Kevin Morby | Sundowner

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Sun·down·er /ˈsənˌdounər/ (noun) – One who feels increased melancholy during twilight hours. THE WRITING: KANSAS CITY, KANSAS In the winter of 2017 I moved back to my...

Now Hear This: Jupiter Sprites | Holographic

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Experimental dream pop group Jupiter Sprites — driven by songwriters Max Keena and Alicia Capp — hail from misty Olympia, WA, where late-night recording sessions...

Now Hear This: John Németh | Stronger Than Strong

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Stronger Than Strong, the latest 12-track album produced by John Németh and recorded at Electraphonic Recording in Memphis, features 10 original compositions. According to Németh,...

Now Hear This: Joey Molland | Be True To Yourself

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: The story of Badfinger is arguably rock’s saddest and most tragic tale. But one thing is for certain: The group that practically invented “power pop”...

Now Hear This: Jeremy Ivey | Waiting Out The Storm

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Hey tomorrow people / how do you like it there? / How do you see yourself / and how does now compare?” Jeremy Ivey asks...

Groover Playlist 54 | Welcome To The Club

Fiona Ross has a full schedule, Sisterhood Project do it for themselves, Dekker finds a better way, Pierre-André ponders the end and more in today's submissions from Groover, a...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 23-29 • The Short List: 3 Titles You...

I can never remember if it's good things or bad things that come in threes. I guess we'll find out when these big-name releases come out next Friday. Stay...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 23-29 • The Long List: 575 Releases On...

Most of the year's big-name releases have already arrived. But there's still a ton of good new music on the way. Scroll down (and down ... and down ......

Next Week in Music | Nov. 23-29 • New Books

If you’re the kind of person who would put Weird Al, Sun Ra, Thin Lizzy, The Clash, Darkthrone and Marillion on the same mixtape, you’re in for a treat....

Next Week in Music | Nov. 23-29 • On TV

Josh and Jeff and James and Jewel and J. Clearly, this week’s Late-Night TV Music performances are brought to you by the 10th letter of the alphabet — though...

Now Hear This: Hypoluxo | Hypoluxo

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Hypoluxo almost didn’t make it. Members of the Brooklyn-based quartet have been playing together in some form since their teens but their experience with the...

Now Hear This: Flat Five | Another World

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "The Flat Five return! Chicago’s beloved band of in-demand music biz ringers — Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor (Neko Case, The Decemberists), Scott Ligon and...

Now Hear This: Dust Bowl Faeries | The Plague Garden

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Plague Garden would never have come to life in this incarnation were it not for the 2020 plague, which is not to say that...

Now Hear This: Dirk. | Cracks In Common Sense

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Since 2014, Dirk. have been walking a winding musical path strewn with praise and love. It took them just two years to bag the bronze...

Now Hear This: Chico Mann | Double Life

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “When I moved from N.Y. to L.A., my intention was to start this AfroRock band, Here Lies Man,” recalls Chico Mann. “What you're hearing on...

Now Hear This: Boogie Bombers | Boogie Bonanza

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "In 2004, two of the youngest musicians on the Turin blues scene met in underground jam sessions: the harmonica player and singer Andrea “Boris” Borasco...

Now Hear This: Blinker the Star | Juvenile Universe

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Sessions for Blinker The Star's new album Juvenile Universe began before last year's Careful With Your Magic album was even released, with sole proprietor of...

Now Hear This: Bearings | Hello, It’s You

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “I hate having things make total sense all the time,” muses Bearings frontman Doug Cousins. “It drives me a little crazy.” While the world outside...

Now Hear This: Bas Rotten | Surge

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "That flawless moment when this small, sweating microcosm of the world explodes in perfect synchronicity … the beat hits, the riff breaks, the frontman leaps,...

Now Hear This: Badge Époque Ensemble | Self-Help

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Recorded live in the months before lockdown, Self-Help is an exploratory record that dances across time and genre, guided by fidgety miniatures and jazz-inflected collage....

Now Hear This: Ausecuma Beats | Ausecuma Beats

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "On their debut full-length, Ausecuma Beats encapsulate the spirit of this unique band; each track showcases the different talents of each musician and sonically explores...

Now Hear This: Anthony Moore | Out

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Slapp Happy’s Anthony Moore, fresh off a year of collaboration with Henry Cow and the simultaneous dissolution of his own group, bounded up from the...

Indie Roundup | 78 Tracks To Get You Through A Weekend in Lockdown

The Lickerish Quartet goon it up, Bones Owens sees things clearly at last, Imperial Triumphant hit the town in a big way, CB3 blaze away, Mostly Dead come to...

Albums Of The Week: Iggy And The Stooges | You Think You’re Bad, Man?...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Following a two-year hiatus, and by fair means or foul, The Stooges reunited in 1972 for what would become their final album. 1973’s Raw Power,...

Albums Of The Week: The Young Fresh Fellows | Toxic Youth

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "The Young Fresh Fellows are back with an electric new toaster, Toxic Youth. Remember their 1989 anthem Two Guitars Bass & Drums? Well, nothing has...

Albums Of The Week: John Fogerty | Fogerty’s Factory

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "What began as some quality time together, playing music as a family, has now become an expanded album — Fogerty’s Factory, released in celebration of...

Albums Of The Week: Dave Alvin | From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Grammy-winning artist Dave Alvin has released From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings. The 16-song collection features songs recorded over the years for his...

Albums Of The Week: Eric Clapton | Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Eric Clapton, one of the world’s pre-eminent blues-rock guitarists, once again summoned an all-star team of six-string heroes for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in...

Albums Of The Week: Pink Floyd | Delicate Sound of Thunder (Restored, Re-edited, Remixed)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant resurgence. The legendary British band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist / vocalist...

Albums Of The Week: Jimi Hendrix | Music, Money, Madness … Live In Maui

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "The new feature-length documentary Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui — as well as the accompanying album — chronicles the Jimi...

Albums Of The Week: Nick Cave | Idiot Prayer: Alone at Alexandra Palace

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Idiot Prayer: Alone at Alexandra Palace was recorded in June 2020 as the U.K. slowly emerged from lockdown, and was conceived as a reaction to...

Albums Of The Week: Elvis Presley | From Elvis In Nashville

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on...

Albums Of The Week: The Dirty Knobs | Wreckless Abandon

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "The Dirty Knobs created Wreckless Abandon without agenda, expectations or deadlines and without worrying about outcome or hits. They've pushed boundaries of taste, imagination and...

Albums Of The Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Live in S.F....

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Just under a month after delivering their award-winning 2016 album Nonagon Infinity, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard took the stage at San Francisco’s The...

Late-Night TV Music (Banding Together Edition) | Nov. 19, 2020

Where have all the rock bands gone, you ask? To Thursday's Late-Night TV Music landscape, I respond. Case in point: Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters, sharing their slow-burning new...

Albums Of The Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | K.G.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with K.G., their 16th since they formed in 2010. In the wake of a global pandemic, it’s a...

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