Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Yumi Zouma - "Depths (Pt. 1)"

New Zealand dream-pop act Yumi Zouma have announced their sophomore record, Willowbank. Along with the announcement, the band has also shared the opening track "Depths (Pt. 1)."

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Linda Perhacs - "Winds of the Sky"

On September 22, Linda Perhacs will release her third record, I'm a Harmony. Following last year's single "The Dancer," Perhacs has shared a second song from the record, "Winds of the Sky" featuring Nels Cline of Wilco.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Fleet Foxes played Prospect Park

On a perfect summer evening, Fleet Foxes came back to Brooklyn to serenade Prospect Park in promotion of their third full-length, Crack-Up.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Panorama 2017

The second annual Panorama festival took over Randall's Island for the last weekend of July as the second of three large-scale festivals that now call New York City home. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kendrick Lamar played Barclays Center

King Kendrick was an astounding presence for his second sold-out night in Brooklyn. Riding high off his latest release, the most critically acclaimed record of the year (so-far), the DAMN. tour was a non-stop high of epic proportions.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ride played Brooklyn Steel

After releasing their first album in two decades, shoegaze legends Ride returned to Brooklyn for a marathon set featuring loads of new material.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The War on Drugs - "Strangest Thing"

"Strangest Thing" is the third stunning single from The War on Drugs upcoming record, A Better Understanding, which drops on August 25 via Atlantic.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

METZ - "Cellophane"

METZ are back and ready to release their third record, Strange Peace, on September 22 via Sub Pop. In anticipation of the new album, the band has shared the lead single, "Cellophane", which is a ripping track that shows strong promise for the band's continued assault on ear drums.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Albums of 2017.5

In 2017, the world seems to be on a mission to self-destruct. Luckily, we have music to help distract us or aid us through these dire times. We're only half-way through this bizarre and chaotic year, but musically, we still have much to anticipate.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sannhet - "Way Out"

Following last year's compilation record, Young Death, Brooklyn's Sannhet have announced their third studio album. So Numb, the follow-up to 2015's Revisionist is out August 25 via Profound Lore.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lightning Bolt played Pioneer Works

For nearly two decades, Lightning Bolt have come to define the American underground noise scene. As part of Pioneer Works' exhibit Grand Ole Opera, the duo brought their live experience to Brooklyn for a night of intense pleasures.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Battles played House of Vans

Since releasing La Di Da Di, their third full-length album back in 2015, the men of Battles have been relatively quiet with no sign of movement. Suddenly, after announcing a massive gig opening for hometown heroes Interpol this fall, Battles announced a last minute and much more intimate show at House of Vans.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LCD Soundsystem played Brooklyn Steel

Just like they did in April, LCD Soundsystem's current residency at Brooklyn Steel focuses mostly on the hits, shares some new jams, and overall sees James Murphy and company firing away on all cylinders for a hypnotic night full of infectious grooves.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Arcade Fire - "Creature Comfort"

Arcade Fire are back and are set to release their new record, Everything Now, July 28 via Columbia. After dropping the title-track lead single, they've now shared a new song and video for the follow-up, "Creature Comfort".

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Sheer Mag - "Need to Feel Your Love"

Sheer Mag, the righteously rockin' band from Philadelphia, are set to release their debut full-length record, Need to Feel Your Love, on July 14.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Radiohead - "I Promise"

This summer, Radiohead will release OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017, a reissue of their 1997 landmark album. Along with various b-sides, the reissue will also include three previously unreleased tracks and the first, "I Promise", is a stunning reminder of the band's radical shift from one-hit-wonders and Brit-Pop luminaries to mega-stars of the underground.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The War on Drugs - "Holding On"

The War on Drugs released a new, sprawling single for this year's Record Store Day. Hot on the heels of that great new track, the band has announced the follow-up to 2014's epic Lost in the Dream. It's called A Deeper Understanding and it's out August 25 via Atlantic.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Washed Out - "Get Lost"

Ernest Greene, better known as Washed Out, has returned with a new track just in time for summer. It's called "Get Lost" and it is out now via Stones Throw.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Real Estate played Brooklyn Steel

In support of their fourth album, In Mind, Real Estate wrapped up their tour with Frankie Cosmos at Brooklyn Steel for a Sunday evening full of pristine pleasure and grace.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Broken Social Scene - "Hug of Thunder"

Following 2010's great Forgiveness Rock Record, Broken Social Scene are finally set to release their first record in seven years. The album is called Hug of Thunder and it's out July 7.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Slowdive played Brooklyn Steel

Slowdive are back with their first new record in 22 years. To celebrate, the band's current tour brought them to New York for two nights at Brooklyn Steel.

Friday, May 05, 2017

LCD Soundsystem - "Call the Police"

After announcing their reunion and headlining festivals around the world last year, LCD Soundsystem have finally shared brand new music.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Ryan Adams played the Beacon Theatre

Ryan Adams is on tour behind his latest full-length record, Prisoner. After stopping by Rough Trade this past winter to promote the new album, he dropped in on the famed Beacon Theatre for an absolutely breathtaking performance.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mitski played Brooklyn Steel

Touring behind last year's excellent Puberty 2, Mitski brought the rock to the new Brooklyn Steel for a killer night of loud tunes.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Phoenix - "J-Boy"

The forever stylish and cool dudes of Phoenix are set to drop their new record, Ti Amo, this summer via Loyaute/Glassnote.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shabazz Palaces - "Shine a Light"

Shabazz Palaces have announced their new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star. It's out July 14th via Sub Pop.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Shamir - Hope

Surprise! Shamir Bailey dropped a new album this week called Hope. It was recorded over a single weekend and you can stream it now on Soundcloud.

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Order played Radio City Music Hall

Post-punk and electronic luminaries New Order played Radio City as a warm-up for their appearance at Coachella and a short California tour. 

Saturday, April 08, 2017

LCD Soundsystem played Brooklyn Steel

Back from the dead, LCD Soundsystem have now entered year two of their reunion streak. In accordance with the opening of the new Williamsburg venue Brooklyn Steel, the band has taken up a brief residency to help test our new songs will still bringing the hits.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Jack White - "Battle Cry"

With no press or announcement, Jack White has shared "Battle Cry", his first new song since 2014. It's streaming now.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Weyes Blood and Julie Byrne played Music Hall of Williamsburg

On Thursday evening, Music Hall of Williamsburg hosted a wonderful double billing of Weyes Blood and Julie Byrne for an intimate night of somber folk music.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Power Trip - "Executioner's Tax (Swing of The Axe)"

In February, Texan thrash-metal band Power Trip released their excellent sophomore record, Nightmare Logic, via Southern Lord. Now, you can watch the video for the single "Executioner's Tax (Swing of The Axe)."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wilco played the Beacon Theatre

Wilco's four night residency at the iconic Beacon Theatre in support of last year's solid Schmilco saw the band reach deep throughout their history to deliver a magical night of splendid, rich American Rock.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunn O))) played Knockdown Center

For almost twenty years, Sunn O))) have been champions of drone and doom. The latest installment of the Tinnitus Music Series brought the band to the Knockdown Center in Queens for their largest New York City show of their career.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert

This year was the Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Tibet House Benefit Concert and it happened to coincide with the legendary Phillip Glass's 80th birthday. The line-up was as stacked as ever.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Deafheaven played Warsaw

The "blizzard" known as Stella for some reason halted New York City on Tuesday, so Deafheaven stuck around an extra day to blow the roof off of Warsaw in Greenpoint.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Regina Spektor played Radio City Music Hall

Regina Spektor was in grand form Saturday evening for a show at the legendary Radio City in support of last year's Remember Us to Life.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Frank Ocean - "Chanel"

Frank Ocean dropped a new song, "Chanel", during his radio show "blonded RADIO" last night.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Fleet Foxes - “Third of May / Ōdaigahara”

Fleet Foxes have announced Crack-Up, their third album and first since 2011. It's out June 16th via Nonesuch.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Run the Jewels played Terminal 5

Killer Mike and El-P, the duo best known as Run the Jewels, are about to finish the North American leg of their world tour in support of their great third album with four sold-out shows at Manhattan's Terminal 5.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ride - "Home Is a Feeling"

The British shoegaze band Ride are back with their second new track in just as many days. While there is still no official word, these tracks are supposedly set to appear on the band's new record, their first new record since 1996's Tarantula, which is expected this summer via Wichita Recordings.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Alcest played Irving Plaza

Alcest's fifth album, Kodama, was one of my favorite records of 2016. On Sunday night, the band wrapped up their latest American tour in promotion for the album at Irving Plaza.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ryan Adams played Rough Trade

Ryan Adams released his latest record, Prisoner, on Friday February 17th. On Saturday, he stopped by Brooklyn's Rough Trade to celebrate the album's release.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mount Eerie - "Ravens"

Mount Eerie has shared another new track from his upcoming record, A Crow Looked At Me. "Ravens" is another heartbreaking song that encompasses the feelings of Elverum's recently departed wife Genevieve.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Always Sad"

The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to release their first album in 18 years. The new record is called Damage and Joy and it's out March 24th. Hear their latest single, "Always Sad", after the jump.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Julie Byrne - "Sleepwalker"

Julie Byrne released her latest album, Not Even Happiness, on January 13th via Ba Da Bing records. It's an elegant, soaring record and it exemplifies beauty in every moment.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pallbearer - "Thorns"

Pallbearer are set to release their third record, Heartless, on March 24th via Profound Lore and Nuclear Blast. You can listen to the album's surging lead single, "Thorns", below.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Real Estate - "Darling"

Real Estate have announced their fourth album and first since 2013's excellent Days. The new record is called In Mind and it's out March 17th via Domino.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Arcade Fire - "I Give You Power"

Arcade Fire have shared a new song called "I Give You Power" featuring Mavis Staples. It's the band's first piece of new material since 2013's Reflektor and proceeds from the song will go to the ACLU.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Slowdive - "Star Roving"

Shoegaze luminaries Slowdive have returned with their first new song in 22 years. The track is called "Star Roving" and is streaming now.