Though its core members are based in Seattle – that’s Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham – Acid Tongue are no strangers to international collaboration or putting in work when it comes to their band. Last year, they released their second album Bullies right before the world shut down due to the unfolding pandemic. Yes, it …

This song and its accompanying video aren’t for the faint of heart, so fair warning – it thrives on chaos and the thrill of the unexpected. If you’re new to KRISTEENYOUNG‘s world, then welcome, she’s been expecting you. Young last released The SubSet in 2019, and she’s been at work on its follow-up. For now, …

Goodness, this song is fun. If you’ve had New York quartet Nicotine Dolls on your radar before now, you’re probably familiar with their debut EP – Sex, Addiction, & Everyone Else was released in February, and we thought that would be it from them this year, but they’re closing out 2021 with a cracking new …

Yes, before you ask: we know it’s still November. If you fancy getting festive a little early, however, then this beautiful new seasonal song from The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb should set the mood perfectly. It’s a soul-stirring song that has its genesis in a demo by Pieta Brown, who featured on three tracks …

Leaning on the gradual mutation of blissful soundscapes, yet with something darker lurking underneath, Baltimore duo The Furniture today announce their debut album with an assist from us at Backseat Mafia. The self-titled record is due early next year, and we’re offering you a first look at the video for lead track ‘Strom’, a meditative …

Don’t look so blue, WARBLY JETS – your new album is out! The Los Angeles-based pair of Samuel Shea and Julien O’Neill, avowed fans of upper-case letters, released their self-titled debut album in 2017, and followed that up with the Propaganda EP in 2019; the wait for a proper follow-up would go on a little …

He’s had a hand in producing albums by Low and Galaxie 500, runs a record label and is an esteemed artist in his own right, so having Joyful Noise name Shimmy-Disc owner Mark Kramer (or simply Kramer) as their Artist in Residence for 2020 acted as suitable testament to his capabilities. This year, he’s been …

In 2013, Canadian quartet Gold & Youth released their very good debut album Beyond Wilderness; then they, er, went into the wilderness. For eight years. We genuinely thought they had broken up – this is, thankfully, not the case. Not only are they still a band, but they’ve also got an imminent new record. Trailed …

Last month, we premiered the beautiful ‘Anchors’, the lead single proper from Chicagoan export Annie Toth’s debut album as AM Higgins – a solo project that’s fleshed out into a full band on said 8-song record, called Hymning (which was signposted earlier in the year by teaser track ‘Peaks & Plains’). Toth is now based …

With their last notable body of work arriving two years ago in the form of the Mood Ring EP, San Francisco trio Hot Flash Heat Wave are gearing up for their first full-length in nearly 5 whole years – they released a further teaser track from it called ‘vampires‘ a few weeks ago, and today …