If you’re a fan of Chris Pierce and the Los Angeles-based artist’s various musical outlets – we certainly are – then we’ve got a treat for you today. Two of them, actually. We premiered the video for his side-project trio Leon Creek‘s ‘Shakes the Ground’ last month and are delighted to share a full stream …

The Stirling-based project led by Stephen McAll, Constant Follower, have been building up to the release of their debut album for a while – releasing its lead single a whole 10 months ago – but it’s finally pencilled in for release next Friday, and they’ve got one final taster to share before the full thing …

With his new album arriving tonight at midnight via Nomark – we’re excited, and you should be too – Brazilian electronic trailblazer Amon Tobin is introducing it to the world in a rather fitting way; and by ‘the world’, we mean ‘London’. Specifically, Highgate; if you’re in the area and looking for something to do …

Back in July, Winnipeg-based quintet Royal Canoe released a rather good new record called Sidelining, the fruits of the band’s labour over the two years since 2019’s Waver. They probably weren’t planning on putting together a follow-up so soon, but seizing upon the lone upside of a pandemic putting the last year on ice sounds …

Subversions of popular songwriting tropes, if done well, can really speak to an artist’s strengths. In the case of Brooklynite new wave bunch My Son the Doctor, their new song skewers a classic pop-punk fallback: the mutually toxic relationship. Its subject? Er… we’ll let the band explain that one. “We genuinely love pop-punk and thought, …

It’s been a hot minute since we heard from Canadian duo Dear Rouge; the duo of Drew and Danielle McTaggart have kept a relatively low profile since the release of their second album Phases in 2018, and what have they been up to since then? Well, it hasn’t all been downtime – they’ve completed work …

Sometimes, a small change can make a big difference; for Washington D.C. quartet Broke Royals, that change was brought about by bringing on their contemporary Bartees Strange as a test-run producer for new material that would be collected as a follow-up to their 2019 second album Saint Luxury. It paid off: Strange encouraged the band …

It’s Bandcamp Friday again, and you know what that means – waiving their fees means that artists and labels get a bigger piece of the pie. There are plenty of worthy causes vying for your attention today, but we reckon that this compilation, put together by Etai Fuchs of the Baltimore-based band Moon By Moon, …

We’ve got a midweek treat for you on the site today, in the form of New Yorker Ryan Work’s new EP. As Fair Visions, he released his debut EP A Way Out last August, and its follow-up displays impressive growth over little more than a year. Anyone who’s on board with contemporaries Nation of Language …

Don’t act surprised: Guided By Voices are releasing another new record this year. Driven by the eyebrow-raising work ethic of Bob Pollard, the Dayton, OH-based band (currently a quintet) opened their 2021 account with Earth Man Blues at the end of April, with aliased side-project Cub Scout Bowling Pins following that with Clang Clang Ho! …