Sharon Van Etten’s debut album, because i was in love, is being released again this Friday as a reissue.
You can stream it
Watch a live performance of the song
The reissue of the 2009 release is officially called
(it was) because i was in love.
As everything else with
Angel Olsen, her just-released collection of demos, B-sides and outtakes has stunning moments.
For instance, on
Phases, Olsen treats us to Sans, a surprisingly good demo from 2015.
The standout track on the new release is
Special, an outtake from her excellent 2016 album, My Woman.
It says something about an artist when even her cast-off songs are so compelling. Olsen is one of the best American singer-songwriters today.
Catch her live. Olsen plays Chicago’s
Riviera Theatre December 9.
It’s been three weeks since
Ty Segall released a new song.
So, of course, it’s time for yet another one.
Segall just released
. It’s a ballad but takes a little different approach than much of his catalog. A little piano and saxophone end this pop song on a jazzy note. My Lady’s On Fire
Check it out here.
Pinegrove just released a new song, Intrepid.
Listen to it here:
Watch it performed live here:
It was billed as a mystery show Friday night. Now,
Empty Bottle just announced that Japandroids (above) and Cloud Nothings will play a show with no advance tickets and barely any advance notice.
Tickets are $10 — cash only — and will be sold at the door when it opens at 9 p.m. Friday night. No lining up before 7 p.m., according to an email from the Bottle.
One ticket per person.
Both bands released decent albums this year and have strong back catalogs. They are both highly energetic live.
Wavves just put out a new song, Up and Down, a collaboration with newcomer Bay area punk band Culture Abuse.
Check it out.
Shilpa Ray is a Brooklyn singer songwriter who melds blues, doo-wop, garage and other musical styles often punctuated by her big, booming voice.
Door Girl, Ray reflects on life — nightlife in particular — in New York. It’s told from the perspective of someone who actually worked the door of a Lower East Side bar in Manhattan. Her music is original and interesting.
Last month, I shared the new single from
Protomartyr, Don’t Go to Anacita.
Now, there’s a video to go with the song.
As these guys are known for their intense delivery, this song and the band’s new album,
Relatives in Descent, is no exception.
Watch the video here:
Shopping has a new album, The Official Body, coming out in January.
Check out this new video for the song,
Clocking in at more than 7 minutes,
Special is a mind-blowing, psychedelic slow burner that was recorded for — but did not appear — on Angel Olsen’s excellent 2016 album My Woman.
It’s also one of the songs being made available for the first time on Olsen’s upcoming release,
Phases, which also includes demos and B-sides.
Phases is out November 10.
Enjoy this vintage home-movie style video for