Late-Night TV Music (Halloween Edition) | Oct. 31, 2018

The bad news: Another Halloween has come and gone. The good news: There were plenty of musical treats and almost no tricks on the late-night talk shows. For those...

The Handsome Shadows | Tom’s Song: Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere!

Canadian duo The Handsome Shadows are paying heart-felt tribute to the one and only Tom Petty — and launching their new lyric video exclusively with Tinnitist! Tom's Song is a love...

Indie Roundup | Ten Terrific Tracks to Tempt You Today

Hunt Sales gets it together, Low hit the market, Grapetooth bleed, Yukon Blonde go digital, Sabaton spell it out, Cameron Nickerson repeats himself and more in today's Roundup. Let's...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Oct. 30, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from R.E.M., Beck, Fatboy Slim and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview with The Residents’ Hardy Fox (RIP)

Hardy Fox of The Residents has died of brain cancer at the age of 73, according to a statement from the mysterious San Francisco art-rock collective. “It is with great...

Indie Roundup | Eight Excellent Numbers to Experience Now!

Vessel makes change, Sharon Van Etten comes back, Jon Fratelli grows flowers, Cass McCombs erupts, Shabazz Palaces are NSFW, Bodega are back in business and more on today's Roundup....

Mailbag Grab Bag | 13 Unsolicited Gems You Have to Hear

This week, out of the blue, my inbox got jammed with dozens of random missives from singers, songwriters, DJs and rappers. Turns out a music promotion firm in the...

Indie Roundup | Seven Songs Suitable For Sampling Today

Matt Jaffe gets his just desert, Real Friends make an unreal enemy, The Silver Field stay home, Living Hour take the stairs, Balthazar drive on and more in today's...

Ron Davis’ SymphRONica | Sashagraha: Exclusive Video Premiere!

Virtuoso pianist and musical mash-up artist Ron Davis plays it short and sweet in the live video for Sashagraha — his fourth and final exclusive clip for Tinnitist #MusicMondays! We've...

DIY Discovery | Sis

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 2018

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and important musical events of the next seven days. Mark your calendars and get in on some pre-order action —...

Los Straitjackets | Complete Christmas Songbook

Yes, Los Straitjackets are doing some regifting. But at least they're being up-front about it. Complete Christmas Songbook, the holiday collection from everyone's favourite wrestling-masked surf-rockers, compiles both of...

Peter Bjorn & John | Darker Days

You know things are getting rough when even Peter, Bjorn and John are bummed. After all, these Swedish indie-popsters are the guys who scored their biggest hit on these...

Bob Moses | Battle Lines

Countless electronica duos write good music. Far fewer know how to write good songs. Bob Moses clearly don't have that problem. But there's no big mystery behind it. The...

Ty Segall | Fudge Sandwich

Ty Segall is not wasting time. His or yours. The prolific Los Angeles garage-rocker has been especially productive this year — he's already released five albums, including one with his...

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