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LISTEN NOW: Pile - "You're Better Than This" PLUS Review

Pile You’re Better Than This Boston, MA (Exploding in Sound Records) You're Better Than This by pile The Boston head-smasher four piece has proven to be a formidable leader in the world of noise rock. Their fifth LP, You’re Better Than This, maintains that visceral crunch. Think back to ’90s Touch & Go and Dischord […]Read More »

LISTEN NOW: The Hiders - "Totem"

The Hiders Totem Cincinnati, OH (Self-released) Totem by The Hiders After a decade playing together, The Hiders have long figured out their strengths: splendid harmonies; slow-building, worth-the-wait songs; and, most of all, tight musicianship with perfectly chosen parts played for each moment. In addition to these strengths, Totem, the band’s fifth album, showcases well-crafted lyrics, […]Read More »

WATCH: Will Butler Live on Letterman PLUS Our Review of "Policy"

Will Butler Policy Montreal, QC (Merge Records) Capturing a blend of gritty art-pop, sadcore sensibilities and indie joy, this breakout LP is a bombastic, yet heartfelt bound towards making a name for himself outside of Arcade Fire. The 8-song release is a giddy departure from Butler’s main role as multi-instrumentalist in the aforementioned AF. Its loose […]Read More »

REVIEW: Sleater-Kinney "No Cities To Love" PLUS Full Album Stream

Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love Olympia, WA (Sub Pop) Sleater Kinney originally formed in Olympia, WA in 1994 and quickly began turning heads in the “riot grrl” scene, a feminist hardcore punk scene originating out of the Pacific Northwest. Now the band’s eighth album is here and it’s been ten years since their previous effort […]Read More »

REVIEW: Father John Misty - "I Love You, Honeybear" PLUS Full Album Stream

Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Seattle, WA (Sub Pop) I Love You, Honeybear is Joshua Tillman’s second effort under the moniker Father John Misty. Written by Tillman and produced by Jonathan Wilson, the album serves as a love letter to his Emma Elizabeth Tillman – who played a dominatrix in the video for […]Read More »

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