Melkbelly just released this frenetic video for Middle Of from the Chicago band’s debut album, Nothing Valley.
Check out this new video from the excellent singer-songwriter Kevin Morby.
Downtown’s Lights is a track from his recently released album, City Music.
This new song from Protomartyr, My Children, has to have the group’s fans excited about the upcoming album next month.
Relatives In Descent is expected out September 29.
Listen to the new song below.
The band Wand has churned out really good psychedelic rock over the past few years.
Check out the video for Bee Karma, a song off Wand’s upcoming album Plum.
The new album, the band’s fourth, is out next month.
Creepy clown alert: You’ve been warned.
In Donald Trump’s arsenal of divisive issues, the border wall is a big gun.
Singer Victoria Ruiz mocks the proposed monument to Trumpism on A Wall, the opening track of the Downtown Boys‘ new album.
The hatred that inspires such a structure is the real culprit, while “a wall is a wall, and nothing more at all,” she sings.
Providence punks the Downtown Boys have been tearing it up with politically charged lyrics for much of this decade.
On Cost of Living, the band is going full force. Ferocious punk rock with horns.
It’s the most exciting and relevant music I’ve heard this year.
Thundercat packs a lot in for this 2 minute and 22 second video for Tokyo.
The song is on the new album Drunk.
Check out Tokyo below.
The War on Drugs just released the track Pain from the upcoming album A Deeper Understanding.
This is a highly anticipated album following the 2014 breakthrough Lost in the Dream.
A Deeper Understanding is expected out August 25.
Bully just released Feel the Same, a track from the band’s new album, Losing.
The album is set for an October 20 release.
The American Civil Liberties Union has been working hard this year fighting actions of the Trump White House.
Rocker Ty Segall is trying to help by raising money for the organization.
Segall says profit from the album will go to ACLU.
The pride of Dayton, Ohio, and former school teacher Robert Pollard, has been rocking hard since the 1980s. Pollard’s band Guided By Voices (lovingly known as GBV to fans) was scarcely heard outside Ohio until the critical acclaim of the early ’90s classics Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes. From then on, a hardcore fan base began to build.
There’s a familiarity Pollard brings to each album. Whether your last listen to a GBV album was Alien Lanes or Isolation Drills (2001) or Cool Planet (2014), you’ll find Pollard’s latest (the soon-to-be released GBV album How Do You Spell Heaven) is like catching up with an old friend. Really, it’s like no time has passed. GBV albums sound far more highly produced than the bare-bones lo-fi recordings from the early years. But, otherwise, the formula is the same. There’s that British Invasion love, an absurd tapestry of unrelated words and phrases and the highly addictive guitar-driven music.
Pollard is just shy of turning 60 but doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Despite twice disbanding GBV, he’s recorded more than two dozen studio albums with a rotating cast of musicians. And that’s just as GBV. As a solo artist, he’s released more than 20 albums. He’s also recorded and performed with multiple side projects. Earlier this year, he announced that altogether he’s released 100 albums. His song count is said to be more than 2,000.
But you can rely on him pulling out a number of well-known, often-performed GBV hits when his longtime band plays Chicago this weekend for a sold-out show at Beat Kitchen Friday and an outdoor gig at Wicker Park Fest Saturday night.
And, by the way, a GBV show is always a blast.
How Do You Spell Heaven is set for release August 11.