New Tracks

MP3: Vague-à-bonde – “Voices”

Minneapolis-based Vague-à-bonde reminds me of a submission I got two years ago from Grimes, who is finally getting widespread recognition with her new album Visions. I expect producer/songwriter Nicole Alicia of Vague-à-bonde

MP3: Daniel Rossen – “Golden Mile”

"Golden Mile" is another track off Daniel Rossen's upcoming EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile, out March 20th on Warp Records. The track premiered this morning on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

MP3: The Cribs – “Chi-Town”

English rock trio The Cribs announced details of their fifth album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, as well as an MP3 from the release. Keeping true to the band's sound,

MP3: Andrew Bird – “The Crown Salesman”

"The Crown Salesman" is another new track from Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird, who last month premiered "Eyeoneye" from his his upcoming album Break It Yourself, out March 6th via Mom + Pop


London’s Modestep come across as the embodiment of UK hybrid music. Fusing the key elements of rock, dubstep and everything popular in the dance world for the last five years, their music

MP3: Moonface – “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips”

Spencer Krug's Moonface project will release a new album, With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, on April 17th. Krug recorded the album in Finland with Helsinki-based kraut-rockers Siinai, whose previous incarnation Joensuu 1685 toured

Stream: Nite Jewel – “In the Dark”

The winter months are apt for dark and seductive synth-pop, even from artists on the West Coast that don’t have to endure the blistering chill. Nite Jewel (real name Ramona Gonzalez) doesn’t

New Albums

JENTL – ‘People Change’ EP

NYC-based trio JENTL impress with a hooky, eclectic pop arsenal on their sophomore EP, People Change. Funky charisma, spacey electro-pop, and fun


Sarah Khatami – ‘stalemate’

A soulful entrancement takes hold throughout stalemate, the melodic debut album from Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Khatami. Inspired by Khatami’s first heartbreak, the