Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fleet Foxes - 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙚

Fleet Foxes have shared Shore, their first new album since 2017's Crack-Up and another incredible chapter in their pristine discography.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Blitzen Trapper - "Hazy Morning"

Blitzen Trapper will release their new record Holy Smokes Future Jokes on September 25 and have shared yet another single from the album.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Jeff Tweedy - "Love Is The King"

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced Love Is The King, his third solo record in as many years, due in October.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

James Blake - "Godspeed" [Frank Ocean cover]

James Blake has shared an official studio version of his cover of Frank Ocean's "Godspeed."

Friday, September 11, 2020

Nothing - "Say Less"

Nothing have announced a new record and the follow-up to 2018's Dance on the Blacktop. It's called The Great Dismal and it's out on October 30.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bruce Springsteen - "Letter to You"

The boss is back! Following last year's Western Stars, Bruce Springsteen has announced a new album with the E Street Band called Letter to You, out October 23.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

New Order - "Be a Rebel"

New Order have shared their first new song in five years. "Be a Rebel" is out now.

Friday, September 04, 2020

SZA - "Hit Different"


SZA has shared her first single since her fantastic 2017 album, CTRL and it features Ty Dolla $ign and was produced by the Neptunes.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Adrianne Lenker - "anything"

Following up an epic year where her band Big Thief released not one, but two stunning albums, Adrianne Lenker has announced not one, but two solo records of her own, due in October.


Saturday, August 29, 2020

Kelly Lee Owens - "Wake Up"

 

Yesterday, Kelly Lee Owens released her excellent sophomore record Inner Song. The closing track "Wake Up" is a stunning finisher worthy of your attention.

Friday, August 28, 2020

There's No Leaving New York — OMGNYC at 14!


New York, I love you and you're not bringing me down. This week marks fourteen years since I moved to New York, a city I do not intend to leave.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Keep Shelly in Athens - "Neon Glare"

Athens dream-pop act Keep Shelly in Athens have shared a new single called "Neon Glare." It follows numerous tracks they've been dropping throughout the year.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Carly Rae Jepsen - "Me And The Boys In The Band"

Carly Rae Jepsen has shared a new song called "Me And The Boys In The Band." It's her first new song since this year's Dedicated Side B.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Jónsi - "Cannibal" (ft. Elizabeth Fraser)

Sigur Rós' Jónsi is set to release a solo album this coming October and has shared a new single from the record featuring Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sufjan Stevens - "Video Game"


Sufjan's new record The Ascension is due on September 25 and today he has shared the second single from the album, "Video Game."

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Widowspeak - "Even True Love"


Widowspeak have shared "Even True Love," the fourth single from their upcoming record, Plum, due August 28 via Captured Tracks.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Fabiana Palladino - "Waiting"


Jai Paul and A.K. Paul have returned to share an EP called Summer 2020, a collection of tracks from their Paul Institute collective including this banger from Fabiana Palladino.

Monday, August 03, 2020

Bill Callahan - "Let's Move to the Country"


Bill Callahan is set to release his new album, Gold Record, on September 4 and is sharing a new song each week until its release date. Today, he's shared a new take on his Smog classic "Let's Move to the Country."

Friday, July 31, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Angel Olsen - "Whole New Mess"


Angel Olsen is set to release her new record, Whole New Mess, this August. It's her first solo record, without a backing band, since 2012.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Rolling Stones - "Scarlet" (ft. Jimmy Page)


The Rolling Stones are set to reissue their underrated 1973 album Goat's Head Soup on September 4 and it will feature a classic rock holy grail featuring another living legend, Mr. Jimmy Page.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Avalanches - "Wherever You Go" / "Reflecting Light"



The Avalanches have shared a pair of new songs featuring some pretty stellar guests including Jaime xx, Neneh Cherry, and a Vashti Bunyan sample.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Metz - "A Boat to Drown In"


Toronto noise-punks Metz have announced their fourth album, Atlas Vending, and shared the epic lead single "A Boat to Drown In."

Monday, July 20, 2020

Chris Cornell - "Patience" [Guns N' Roses cover]


Today would've been Chris Cornell's 56th Birthday and to celebrate, his estate has shared the late frontman's cover of Guns N' Roses' classic "Patience."

Friday, July 17, 2020

Blitzen Trapper - "Dead Billie Jean"


The third single from Blitzen Trapper's upcoming record, Holy Smokes Future Jokes, is their most ragged offering from the album yet.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Will Butler - "Surrender"


Will Butler (of Arcade Fire) has announced a new record, due out this fall, and shared the lead single, "Surrender."

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Sufjan Stevens - "My Rajneesh"


Following his collaborative, instrumental album Aporia, with his stepfather Lowell Brams earlier this year, Sufjan Stevens has announced the proper follow-up to 2015's Carrie & Lowell and shared a non-album track that still feels like an incredible statement.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Future Islands - "For Sure"


Future Islands are back with a brand new song, their first new song since 2018.

Friday, July 03, 2020

The Best of 2020 (so far)


Now that we're half-way through a truly troubling year, I'm sharing my favorite albums from the first six months of 2020.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Songs of 2020: Q2


As we close out the second quarter and first half of a troubling year, I've compiled another playlist of essential songs from the past three months.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Widowspeak - "Money"


Widowspeak have shared a new track and announced their fifth album, Plum, out in August via Captured Tracks.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Beyoncé - "BLACK PARADE"


Leave it to Queen Bey to throw down the mic at the last minute and cement today as a major milestone in this new Civil Rights Movement.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Sault - "Wildfires"


Not much is known about the UK group Sault, but after sharing two releasess last year, they've returned with their debut full-length album. Untitled (Black Is) couldn't be more of the moment and leaves a truly stunning first impression.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Noname - "Song 33"


Noname has shared her first solo track of 2020 and it's a song that demands all of our attention, now.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Shamir - "On My Own"


Shamir has shared a new song called "On My Own" from an upcoming, untitled record, due later this year.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Neil Young - "Vacancy"


Neil Young's "lost" album Homegrown is still on track to be released June 19, years after being a shelved. A week before its expected release, Neil has shared another "new" track from the record.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Blitzen Trapper - "Masonic Temple Microdose #1"


Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper are set to release a new record in September and have shared the second single from the album.

Monday, June 08, 2020

Leon Bridges - "Sweeter"


Leon Bridges has shared a new single that speaks to the current times. It features Terrace Martin and is worth your attention.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Run the Jewels - "walking in the snow"


Killer Mike and El-P, the duo known as Run the Jewels, have released their fourth record a few days early. Stream it and obtain your copy for free now.

Monday, June 01, 2020

10 Years | 10 Shows in Brooklyn



Today marks ten years since I became a resident of Brooklyn and even though this blog started when I moved to Manhattan in 2006, this still feels like a monumental time in my life. Sharing new music and talking about the live music scene in New York has been one of my favorite hobbies for over a decade and had brought me such a strong connection to my community. Writing about live music halted for me (and everyone else) in March and, I'll admit it, posting a list of my favorite shows feels a bit strange. However, as Lana Del Ray said, "I miss New York and I miss the music. Me and my friends, we miss rock and roll. I want shit to feel just like it used to." The disappearance of live music has been extremely tough for me over the past few months and thinking about a concert-less future can at times seem unbearably depressing. While I recognize that is very much a first world problem, the impacts on my mental health feel real. Nothing could turn around a bad day like seeing live music. The world is changing drastically, but I still hold on to these memories and will cherish them all forever. Here are ten shows from the past ten years that all happened in the borough I now call home.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Widowspeak - "Breadwinner"


Dream-folk group Widowspeak are back with their first new song in three years, "Breadwinner."

Monday, May 25, 2020

Nicolas Jaar - "All One"


Nicolas Jaar has announced another new record for 2020 and shared the first part of the album and an additional brand new song call "All One."

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Haim - "Don't Wanna"


Haim have shared yet another new track ahead of their slightly delayed, but highly anticipated new record which is now due in June.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Julianna Barwick - "Inspirit"



Julianna Barwick has announced her first full-length of new, original material since 2016. The aptly titled Healing is a Miracle is out in July.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Phoebe Bridgers - "I See You"


Phoebe Bridgers has shared another new song off her forthcoming record, Punisher, out this summer via Dead Oceans.

Monday, May 18, 2020

No Age - "Head Sport Full Face"


LA noise-punks No Age are set to release their new record on June 5 via Drag City and have shared the fourth single leading up to the album's release.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Neil Young - "Try"


Neil Young is set to release his long lost album Homegrown this coming June and he's shared the track "Try" over on his Archives.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Beths - "I'm Not Getting Excited"


Hear another new single from The Beths ahead of their new album, Jump Rope Gazers, out this summer via Car Park.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Blitzen Trapper - "Magical Thinking"


Blitzen Trapper is back with a new record, Holy Smokes Future Jokes, due in September via Yep Roc. Today they also shared a new single called "Magical Thinking."

Monday, May 04, 2020

Ka - "Solitude of Enoch"


Brownsville rapper and veteran FDNY captain Ka has released a new record, Descendants of Cain. The first single is called "Solitude of Enoch" and the record hits streaming services on May 7.