Filthy Friends (R.E.M. & Sleater-Kinney) Release New Single

A few years ago I went to see a show in Seattle. The group I was with was running late and we ended up pulling into the parking lot beside The Showbox with moments to spare. I accidentally slammed the car door shut and caught the attention of a well-dressed mature man who was coming off one of the tour buses that were parked nearby. He looked up at me and I immediately recognized him as Peter Buck, guitar player from R.E.M.


From thumbing through curiously flame-embroidered leather guitar straps, to crushing drum fills on electronic drum pads, to picking up a pack of guitar strings, Partner’s video for “Long & McQuade” is instantly relatable to anyone that’s killed an afternoon at their local music store. But even while it’s a universal experience on the whole, the Windsor, ON-by-way-of-Sackville, NB twosome of Josée Caron and Lucy Niles went extra CanCon on the track by specifically shouting-out the titular national chain.


Better Oblivion Community Center has come out of almost nowhere. The band, fronted by Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, spent some time over a year and half period quietly writing songs together in Los Angeles in between both of their increasingly busy schedules. With a surprise release last week, Better Oblivion Community Center is set to take their record on the road this spring and we caught up with Oberst and Bridgers in LA to discuss the new project, their community songwriting process, and working with your friends. 

Vampire Weekend Return with New Single From Forthcoming Album

There are certain bands that come with such a history that, looking back on them, it’s surprising that they’ve come so far. One such band is Vampire Weekend. Named after lead vocalist Ezra Koenig’s abandoned Lost Boys tribute film (!!!) and an offshoot of his and fellow member Chris Tomson’s rap project, the band, on paper, seems like it should’ve been a non starter. Three albums later, the band has only gotten better and more interesting than their Columbia University ivy school elite status could’ve ever hinted at.

Jenny Lewis Releases New Song

There are a handful of artists that have been putting out top notch quality music for decades now. Jenny Lewis is one of these special artists. The former leader of heartbreaking wunderkinds Rilo Kiley has just released the first single, “Red Bull & Hennessy,” off of her upcoming album On The Line. The track is quintessential Lewis. Coming out the gates with a solid backbeat and wonderfully twinkling piano, “Red Bull & Hennessey” sounds huge.

Weyes Blood Release New Single "Andromeda"

We live in a world of constant distractions. One that is made up of crushing past disappointments that can inform a search for something better but a search which may be made up of unreasonable or, at least, unrealistic expectations. This is something that Weyes Blood aka Natalie Mering captures beautifully on her first new pit of music since 2016, the song “Andromeda”. She and co-producer Jonathan Rado have crafted a piece that is full of swirling lap steel and muted drums with her phenomenal vocals right up front.

Wild Nothing Shares New Single "Blue Wings"

There are certain artists that seem to have the ability to channel certain eras and production techniques within their music. One very recognizable era in popular music is the 1980s. We’ve seen a bit of a renaissance over the last few years with television shows and movies rehashing some popular songs of that time. One artist who seems to have been able to really grab onto these elements is Virginia-based Jack Tatum AKA Wild Nothing.

The Cranberries Share New Single From Final Album

One year ago, the world was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Cranberries lead vocalist Dolores O’Riordan. The veteran Irish rock 'n' roll act had been been writing and touring new material throughout the summer of 2017 and now they have announced the release of their final album In the End, which will be released worldwide on April 26th.

Sister RATT 2: Jackin' the Habit

You know when you learn of something one day and all of the sudden it feels like it's following you for weeks? Generally, I believe this is the work of malevolent spirits sent to test my nerve but I'm open to peer-reviewed psychological phenomena as well. So someone come collect Mr. Baader-Meinhoff because I'm hole deep in RATT thanks to his syndrome.