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 […]

Out Now: Stream Courtney Barnett’s Exceptionally Smart New Album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Out Now: Stream Courtney Barnett’s Exceptionally Smart New Album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Courtney Barnett says what she wants to say with her music — and that  vibrant perspective and her brand of smart, guitar-driven indie/rock has made her an unbeatable force in the scene for a few years now. Today, Barnett released her second full-length album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, and it’s strong. Barnett previewed […]

Arctic Monkeys’ Pair New Look with New Sound on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ (New Music Friday)

Arctic Monkeys’ Pair New Look with New Sound on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ (New Music Friday)

When Arctic Monkeys announced their new album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino a few weeks ago, the title was intriguing. So, too, was the fact that the hugely successful British rock/indie band would be premiering no songs ahead of its release (save for a few live performances), as well as their decidedly different visual aesthetic. […]

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