Listen to the Joy Formidable’s Ambitious and Envelope-Pushing New Album ‘Aaarth’ (New Music Friday)

Listen to the Joy Formidable’s Ambitious and Envelope-Pushing New Album ‘Aaarth’ (New Music Friday)

Within the initial few seconds of “Y Bluen Eira,” the dynamic opening track on the Joy Formidable‘s new album Aaarth (pick up a copy here), you know something’s up. The ominous, spoken word delivered by the group (in their native Welsh) matches with some jagged guitar riffs and thunderous drums in a way that grabs […]

Mumford & Sons Premiere Anthemic Single ‘Guiding Light,’ Off New Album ‘Delta’ Out 11/16

Mumford & Sons Premiere Anthemic Single ‘Guiding Light,’ Off New Album ‘Delta’ Out 11/16

Mumford & Sons will release a new studio album, Delta, on November 16. The record will be the globally successful indie/rock band‘s first since 2015’s Wilder Mind, as well as their fourth overall (beginning in 2009 with their breakout debut, Sigh No More). The news was announced on Thursday, along with the premiere of the […]

Premiere: Aree and the Pure Heart Make a Statement with the Earnest ‘Gasoline Heart’

Premiere: Aree and the Pure Heart Make a Statement with the Earnest ‘Gasoline Heart’

Aree and the Pure Heart hail from Atlanta, Georgia, and are preparing for big things. The band’s creative force, vocalist/guitarist Aree Ogir, recently inked a deal with Wiretap Records in Los Angeles to release his debut LP later this summer, after making some noise with his 2015 debut Heartstrings EP. The first song unveiled from […]

Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

The Flaming Lips are unique for a major label, chart-topping band. They don’t compromise on their artistic vision, and they’re not afraid to make flops, especially if they scratch the band’s collective creative itch, or lead to something greater in the future. Along the way during the group’s 30-plus year career, core members Wayne Coyne […]

Stream Dawes’ New Album ‘Passwords,’ a Reaction to Our Complicated Modern Existence (New Music Friday)

Stream Dawes’ New Album ‘Passwords,’ a Reaction to Our Complicated Modern Existence (New Music Friday)

On their sixth full-length album, Passwords, Southern California-based indie-rockers Dawes are caught up with our contemporary world and all of its trappings — technology, anxiety, relationships, and so on. The album was released on Friday and finds vocalist/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith putting the band’s thematic focus on full display through his lyrics, delivered in the earnest, […]

New from Dawes: Stream the Six-And-A-Half Minute ‘Telescope’ and ‘Never Gonna Say Goodbye’; New LP 6/22

New from Dawes: Stream the Six-And-A-Half Minute ‘Telescope’ and ‘Never Gonna Say Goodbye’; New LP 6/22

Southern California-based rock/indie band Dawes will release a new studio album, Passwords, on June 22. It’ll be their sixth full-length to date, and was previewed recently with a pair of songs. On Friday, they added two more pre-release tracks to the mix, with the six-and-a-half minute “Telescope” dabbling in some kind of indie/prog thanks to […]

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