Mid-summer is for experimentation: new routes to work, summer flings, new ways to hide your profuse sweating. Whatever you new venture might be this July, there’s a song for it on this playlist.
Cut Worms is completely entrancing–live, recorded, and in theory. There's something stirring behind Max Clarke and I'm achingly curious to see what comes next.
A new mind-warping ambient gem from Brandon Locher.
This week I’m obsessed with lo-fi nostalgia rock and sad rap.
I'm Obsessed | Al Berkowitz Runs From Madrid
In my new series about musical obsessions, Al Berkowitz's Ignacio Simón talks on disliking writing lyrics, loving Nick Drake, and running as far away as he can from Madrid.
Song Premiere: POPFILTER, "EMPIRE"
POPFILTER's first single "Empire" is a powerful ballad harvested, steeped, and filtered for a rich pop brew.
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CMJ Mood Ring: Playlists To Match Your Music Marathon Moods
The mood ring was invented in New York in 1975, so it's only natural to pair my favorite CMJ 2015 bands with a few moods you'll be feeling this week. Plus, a few illustrations to go with it.
Tame Impala brought their psych-rock to NYC's Radio City for a sold out crowd.
Interview: Coucheron and His Musical Playground
Norwegian electronic producer, Coucheron, talks 30-day grad parties, bulldogs, and collaborating with Mayer Hawthorne on his debut EP, Playground.
Foibles: Fourteen Years of Celebrating Eccentricities
For fourteen years Phil Dumesnil recorded an extensive collection of work using enough coffee to kill a small rodent, a social anxiety disorder, and an 8-track.
Fresh Four: Songs Out Today You Should Be Listening To
Four songs out today to get you through tomorrow including Bedroom, BAIO and Mac DeMarco.
Introducing: Lola Marsh, "You're Mine"
The Israeli duo effortlessly melts genres and Middle Eastern melodies to build instant pop classics or folk declarations.
Introducing: The Mayberries, "Grown Men"
The Mayberries have created an effortlessly ethereal collection of work through gumption, focus and reinterpretation of classic folk.
Introducing: Palace, Chase The Light EP
Chase The Light causes fluttering of the heart, involuntary swaying and a surge of new ideas.
Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 5: Caddywhompus
In the season finale of Sitting Bitch With Bailey,
New Orleans band Caddywhompus drive around Fort Collins. We discuss why they hide themselves as a used book van, what's in a genre, and stories of nudity.
Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 4: Pizza Time
Bailey goes to Del Taco in Denver, Colorado with David Castillo of Burger Records band, Pizza Time.
Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 3: Panther Martin
Bailey drives around the Highlands of Denver, Colorado with Denver band, Panther Martin.
Sitting Bitch With Bailey Episode 2: Marti And The Dads
On episode two of Sitting Bitch With Bailey,
Bailey goes to the liquor store with Fort Collins, Colorado band, Marti And The Dads before their EP release show.
SXSW's 10 Most Memorable Acts
In a dizzying whirlwind of food, drinks and awesome bands,
seeing over 50 groups perform in four days can blend together, but these next ten bands played the most memorable sets I saw in my (too-short) time in Austin.
Video Premiere: John June Year, "Hollywood"
When I came across art-rock, Virginia duo, Various Eggs, I was having one of those soul-sucking, horrifyingly melodramatic and supremely unmotivated days.
And then the moment I started listening, I felt a change in me. Like the snap at the end of "Interstitial #1" from their EP Don't Expect Much From Others, it cracked my emotional spine back into place.