CHRCH Tour Is Bringing The Doom
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CHRCH Tour Is Bringing The Doom

Sacramento doom band CHRCH will be touring with Portland’s Usnea this summer. CHRCH is a five-piece band that specializes in long-form songs filled with dark sonic textures, ethereal vocals, and heavy guitars. The tour, which runs from July 5th in Sacramento through July 18th in Denver, follows the band’s previously-announced Pacific Northwest mini-tour this June. … Continue reading

A Concept of Glass
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A Concept of Glass

Citizen of Glass is an exploration of fragility, paranoia, and transparency. Danish musician Agnes Obel created the album to experiment with the German concept “gläserner bürger,”  or a human of glass. “I know I can’t communicate everything with music,” she says with a laugh, speaking over the background sounds of the Berlin cafe she is calling … Continue reading

A Golden Green Agnes Obel.
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A Golden Green Agnes Obel.

If you like strange yet entrancing music videos with haunting music reminiscent of Kimbra, take a look at Danish artist Agnes Obel’s single ‘Golden Green.’ The video is a collage of animation, both beautiful and unnerving, dancing on the edge of the Uncanny Valley. The song itself is sparse, held together by a xylophone-like percussion, clapping … Continue reading

As in Hearts, Royal Blood Pounds Onstage
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As in Hearts, Royal Blood Pounds Onstage

Good old-fashioned, dirty rock ‘n’ roll is far from dead. Royal Blood has proved themselves to be the newest avatars of that particular vein of gritty music that comes from England. Singer/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher’s symbiosis is really what drives their sound. There are plenty of guitar-drum duos in rock (The Black … Continue reading

Listen: They Might Be Giants bring back Dial-A-Song.
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Listen: They Might Be Giants bring back Dial-A-Song.

  They Might Be Giants have set themselves up for a crazy year. They have two albums set to release in 2015, a national and international tour, and are bringing back Dial-A-Song for the Internet age. First launched in 1983 from John Flansburgh’s Brooklyn kitchen via an answering machine, Dial-A-Song let listeners in on the most recent songs from the … Continue reading

ODESZA RELEASES NO.SLEEP Mix.01 And TOURS WITH PRETTY LIGHTS
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ODESZA RELEASES NO.SLEEP Mix.01 And TOURS WITH PRETTY LIGHTS

The hits just keep on coming. After releasing the My Friends Never Die EP in September and My Friends Never Die Remixes earlier this month, ODESZA is back with more new music. NO.SLEEP Mix.01 is the first installment in an ongoing exclusive mixtape series crafted by ODESZA’s Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (aka BeachesBeaches). The mix features work from ODESZA’s favorite producers and the excellent … Continue reading

MUTUAL BENEFIT ANNOUNCES 2014 TOUR
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MUTUAL BENEFIT ANNOUNCES 2014 TOUR

Love’s Crushing Diamond, the debut album by Mutual Benefit, aka the amorphous project of Jordan Lee‘s sometimes one-man-band, sometimes sprawling collective, is a powerful and heartfelt record of lush, watery, pop songs, inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road as Lee moved throughout the last several years from Ohio to Austin … Continue reading

KING TUFF PREMIERES NEW M. WARTELLA-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “SUN MEDALLION”
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KING TUFF PREMIERES NEW M. WARTELLA-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “SUN MEDALLION”

King Tuff’s banner 2013 just keeps on movin’, without a stop in sight, as though there was nothing to it! Kyle and company kick off their fall tour in Denver on September 25, after which they join up with buddies Wavves and Jacuzzi Boys. But first, behold! The magic of the Kyle’s legendary Sun Medallion … Continue reading