AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN

“There’s gonna be some pain in your life, that’s for sure,” begins “Pain,” a keyboard-heavy strut-tastic tune from TX Jelly, the glorious new album from Lonestar collective The Texas Gentleman. With their new album, released last week via New West Records, the perennial backing band has stepped squarely into center stage with TX Jelly, and we…

TOUR TIPS from MONOGOLD

Prolific Brooklyn-based psych-pop trio Monogold will release Babyfood, their sixth album since 2011 on September 29th thru Chill Mega Chill Records. To create the video for its first single, “Cinnamon,” the band recruited a group of young art students from The Good School, a mobile arts education school for young NYC students that specializes in stop-motion animation. Students…

“FIRST TRY” – NEW VIDEO from JOHNNYSWIM

Dang y’all, JOHNNYSWIM knows how to make a music video. Their new offering, “First Try,” a song from their highly-acclaimed album Georgica Pond, is partially set in Nashville’s own landmark venue Exit/In–a glorious full-circle moment since the Music City is where their musical magic began. “First Try,” which features their young son Joaquin and scenes from…

“SAIL AWAY” – NEW VIDEO from BEN HAZLEWOOD

Australia-based pop artist Ben Hazlewood has unleashed the much-anticipated music video for his single “Sail Away”; the hazy video illustrates the product of a rum-filled night mixed with intense emotion, caused by a great loss, and features Hazelwood’s signature arena-sized vocals dripping with intensity and oozing emotion.  ‘Sail Away’ is the second release from Hazlewood’s 5-track EP EOS; “The video for ‘Sail…

“TORPEDO” – NEW VIDEO from THE OBGMs

THANK THE GOOD LORD for Canadian punk quartet The OBGMs, their ferocious single “Torpedo,” and its accompanying mind-bending new video–a life-preserver thrown into the midst of the pop music ocean we’re drowning in over here. We’ll forever be grateful to The OBGMs for this heroic endeavor. “Torpedo” is the first single off of the band’s debut album…

“FREEZE ME” – NEW VIDEO from DEATH FROM ABOVE

Canadian “mustached merchants of death dance discord,” Death From Above, have released a new video for their latest single, “Freeze Me.” Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Canadian filmmaker Corey Adams, “Freeze Me” features bulge-tastic body builders in a Mt. Olympus-like mansion setting–a bizarre, yet fitting accompaniment to the song’s muscle-bound and guitar-heavy riffs.…

“LAID OUT” – NEW VIDEO from JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS

On Friday, June 9th, post punk/rock outfit Junior Astronomers return with Body Language (out via Refresh Records), the long-awaited follow up to their acclaimed 2013 album, Dead Nostalgia. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina (and land of my birth), the band has toured across the country supporting artists like Manchester Orchestra, Modest Mouse, All Get Out, Piebald, and The Weeks. No big deal. Body…

“THE WAY I DO” – NEW VIDEO from BISHOP BRIGGS

Y’ALL. In case you haven’t heard of critically-acclaimed alternative artist Bishop Briggs–and if you haven’t, do you worry one bit, there’s no judgment allowed here…plus, it’s my job to educate the masses on today’s best tunes–she’s dropped some fantastic singles over the last year, which have found a collective home on her self-titled debut EP, out now…

NEW VIDEO and BIG NEWS from TREVOR SENSOR!

On June 16, Trevor Sensor will release his debut album, Andy Warhol’s Dream, via Jagjaguwar. The album was recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago and was produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Damien Jurado), Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, and Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, The Envy Corps). Today, Sensor shared “High Beams,” the first single from the forthcoming album. “The song derives from the desire to…

“ENOUGH” – NEW VIDEO from WINSTONS

Our favorite blues rock duo, Winstons, has unleashed a new video for their searing new single “Enough.” This band makes a lot of noise for two people; if you’re a regular around here (and if you aren’t, you definitely should be), you’re already familiar with their gut-punching prowess. We can’t get enough (see what we did there),…