Suede – Bloodsports

Hunky-dory Bloodsports heralds the welcome return of British band Suede after an over-10-year absence from the music scene.  Who would have thought that a band that made its name during the heady years of the 1990s, when Britpop ruled the U.K. and indie U.S. airwaves, would make a comeback in 2013? Who would have thought that, after all these … [Read more...]

Q&A with Mice Parade

Hello Adam!  It’s great to hear back from you and to find out more about your new album Candela and your plans for 2013.  What’s next on your To Do list? Do you mean the Mice Parade to do list?  Rest for a bit and then hit Japan, Hawaii, & USA west coast in May / June. Find a replacement singer for our last two shows as I just found out … [Read more...]

Depeche Mode – “Heaven”

Depeche Mode, the long-running U.K. electronic rock/pop band and touchstone for many an aspiring and established outfit, is still alive and kicking.  Delta Machine, studio album #13, is slated for release on March 26th. Lead single “Heaven” was offered up in late January and the official video has garnered over 3 and ½ million views on YouTube so … [Read more...]

Interview with Dangerous Muse

Hi Mike!  I’m so psyched ‘n’ enthused to be interviewing you regarding your electronic rock project Dangerous Muse.  It’s been a super-busy time for you since the release of Red this past November, the 1st of 3 EPs which will be compiled into your debut album.  What’s the vibe like for you now?  It's great to see how people are reacting to the … [Read more...]

mr. Gnome – “House of Circles” video

Nicole Barille and Sam Meister, otherwise known as mr. Gnome, are back with a fantastic(al) and fascinating video for “House of Circles” off their latest album Madness in Miniature.  Directed by Sam himself, the video is stunning, scary, and surreal – just like the duo’s music.  Nicole and Sam describe the video as “…a live action interpretation of … [Read more...]

Q&A with Daughn Gibson

Heya Daughn!  It’s really cool to get the chance to ask you a few Qs about your debut album, All Hell, and your distinctive vocals and sound.  Your voice literally stopped me in my tracks when I heard you over the loudspeakers in a record store.  I had to find out more about you ASAP.  You released your debut on White Denim in April of this year, … [Read more...]

New Music Spotlight #1

Phoebe Jean and The Air Force – Heartbreakers Phoebe Jean’s album dropped in June on French imprint Lentonia Records and its standout track is the hella catchy “Day is Gone”.  It’s a mix of snappy ‘n’ clappy rhythms, cymbal tap, a sprinkling of brighter electronic notes, and Phoebe laying down her short-phrase, spoken vocals with a … [Read more...]

Chains of Love – Strange Grey Days

Vancouver-based Chains of Love released this 7-song debut this past spring on Manimal Vinyl and it’s a nouveau-retro winner that delivers a  fresh, but faithful take on the old school musical stylings of the 60s and 70s, mixing vibrant 60s Girl Group harmonies and Wall of Sound dynamics with 70s organ psychedelia and more modern, sharply angular … [Read more...]

Interview with Jasmine Ash

  Hiya Jasmine!  It’s such a delight to interview you and find out more about your recent solo album Beneath The Noise, as well as your involvement with the indie-rock band Oh Darling.  I’ve read that you’re from Portland, but that you create all your albums in LA.  Do you split your time between these two cities, and if so, does that … [Read more...]

Deafheaven – Roads To Judah

Roads To Judah has been out since last year on Deathwish Inc. and it’s a stunner of 4 lengthy, post-rock songs ranging from 6 to 12 minutes each.  George Clark and Kerry McCoy, the core of the band, have their fingers in more than one musically stylistic pie, flavoring their sound with dynamic, Shoegazer-inspired riffage, a black metal barrage of … [Read more...]