Out Now: ‘Solar Power,’ Lorde’s Anticipated New Album — a Soundtrack for Beachside Self-Reflection (Listen)

As its title suggests, Solar Power is a musical experience best enjoyed outside. The new album from singer/songwriter Lorde, released today, Aug. 20, is a perfect late summer soundtrack, one borne out of swirling emotions that run the gamut from self-reflection to euphoria, and everything in between. By now, it’s been eight years since “Royals,”… Continue reading Out Now: ‘Solar Power,’ Lorde’s Anticipated New Album — a Soundtrack for Beachside Self-Reflection (Listen)

Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)

You might not expect to hear strings open a record from The Killers, the Las Vegas band known for bombast and synth-led pop/rock for the past two decades or so — but that’s how Pressure Machine, the group’s new album out today, Aug. 13, begins. A subdued, hushed and uniquely focused set of material, Pressure… Continue reading Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)

Listen to Chris Stapleton’s Eight-Minute Country/Blues Transformation of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

Chris Stapleton Metallica Blacklist (Photo: Becky Fluke)

The best cover songs are the ones that take the source material to the next level, the artist doing the tribute finding the balance between injecting personality and personal style while honoring the original track as it deserves. Country/rock superstar Chris Stapleton definitely achieved this with his contribution to The Metallica Blacklist, the huge new… Continue reading Listen to Chris Stapleton’s Eight-Minute Country/Blues Transformation of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

Hear Phoebe Bridgers Turn Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” into a Haunting Piano Ballad

The latest preview of The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive covers album project launched by the metal gods to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is one of the most intriguing featured on the track listing: Phoebe Bridgers‘ rendition of “Nothing Else Matters,” the album’s sweeping power ballad. The track was shared on Wednesday,… Continue reading Hear Phoebe Bridgers Turn Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” into a Haunting Piano Ballad

Phoebe Bridgers Announces U.S. Tour Dates for Fall 2021 — Her First Since Releasing ‘Punisher’ in 2020

At long last, Phoebe Bridgers has announced a run of tour dates — her first public live performances since the June 2020 release of Punisher, her captivating sophomore studio album that introduced the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter to a larger audience than she already had among indie circles. Needless to say, the tour news comes with… Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Announces U.S. Tour Dates for Fall 2021 — Her First Since Releasing ‘Punisher’ in 2020

Out Now: Lucy Dacus Releases Emotionally Heavy New Album ‘Home Video’ — (Watch Her ‘Kimmel’ Performance)

Home Video is the title of the new studio album from Lucy Dacus, a raw, reflective and emotionally complex record from the singer/songwriter/member of boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers. The lyrically deep and personally meaningful songs on Home Video are the result of, per a news release, “the transformative power of vulnerability built on Dacus’ interrogation… Continue reading Out Now: Lucy Dacus Releases Emotionally Heavy New Album ‘Home Video’ — (Watch Her ‘Kimmel’ Performance)

Metallica: ‘Black Album’ Remastered + ‘The Metallica Blacklist’: 53 Artists(!) Paying Tribute – Stream Juanes (“Enter Sandman”) & Miley Cyrus/Elton John/Yo-Yo Ma (“Nothing Else Matters”)

In 1991, Metallica released a self-titled album that would go on to become one of the most successful albums ever recorded — and launch the band from intriguing hard rock powerhouse into a generational band with “legend” status. 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the now-timeless record that defines both the band and an entire… Continue reading Metallica: ‘Black Album’ Remastered + ‘The Metallica Blacklist’: 53 Artists(!) Paying Tribute – Stream Juanes (“Enter Sandman”) & Miley Cyrus/Elton John/Yo-Yo Ma (“Nothing Else Matters”)

Lucy Dacus Shares “Brando,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Out 6/25 (Tour On Sale Now)

Lucy Dacus (Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Lucy Dacus is preparing to release her awaited new studio album, Home Video, on June 25. The singer/songwriter/member of boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a handful of tracks. The latest, “Brando,” was debuted on Tuesday, and finds Dacus telling a tale of relationship issues… Continue reading Lucy Dacus Shares “Brando,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Out 6/25 (Tour On Sale Now)

Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)

“My Cleveland Heart” is the title of a new song from legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne — and its music video is a rather unexpected bit of irreverence and fun from him, with an assist from none other than Phoebe Bridgers. The video was shared on Wednesday as a preview of Downhill from Everywhere, Browne’s new… Continue reading Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2021: Stevie Nicks, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, George Strait Top Lineup (On Sale Today 5/20)

To mark its 20th anniversary this year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will return across two weekends in October, and on Thursday the official lineup and details were announced for the (full-capacity) festival dates, set for Oct. 1-3 and 8-10 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Notable names include headlining acts George Strait, Billie… Continue reading Austin City Limits Music Festival 2021: Stevie Nicks, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, George Strait Top Lineup (On Sale Today 5/20)