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! …

Los Angeles-based Jordan Lewis certainly can’t be accused of lacking ambition. He’s done musical engineering work for the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna as well as hitmaker duo The-Dream & Tricky Stewart, and his most recent offering as a musician was last month’s sprawling ‘Desolation Shores‘, absolutely deserving of 10 minutes of your time – …

From the press photo above, it looks like Los Angeles quartet Foxx Bodies are waiting for something important, and that’s probably the release of their forthcoming second album, which has been done since pre-pandemic times. They’ve got a little bit more waiting to do, but it’s got a title, release date and lead single in …