Bright Eyes Premieres ‘Mariana Trench,’ Details New Album, Performs on ‘Colbert’

Bright Eyes (Photo: Danny Cohen)

Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes will release a new album, Down in the Weeds Where the World Once Was, on August 21 via Dead Oceans. The esteemed indie/rock band announced the album officially on Monday. The LP will be the tenth full-length in Bright Eyes’ history, and the first since 2011’s The People’s Key. Along… Continue reading Bright Eyes Premieres ‘Mariana Trench,’ Details New Album, Performs on ‘Colbert’

Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)

Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has earned a strong following since releasing her debut solo album, Stranger in the Alps, in 2017. Today, June 18, Bridgers released its follow-up, Punisher, and her audience is poised to grow exponentially as a result of this record. It’s her second official solo album, but the fourth album she’s released since… Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)

Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review/Listen)

Phoebe Bridgers (Frank Ockenfels)

On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself Why would somebody do this on purpose When they could do something else? That sense of uneasy self-critique is at the heart of much of Bridgers’ music. Since… Continue reading Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review/Listen)

Phoebe Bridgers (and More Acts) Playing Live Sets Within Minecraft is a Perfect Statement About the State of Live Music in the COVID-19 Era

Do you play Minecraft? Chances are, you don’t — the massively popular game, which amasses millions of users around the world, skews younger. It’s a huge deal for the younger generation, and this past weekend Phoebe Bridgers “played” a live set that aired within the game itself. This has happened every now and then, bands… Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers (and More Acts) Playing Live Sets Within Minecraft is a Perfect Statement About the State of Live Music in the COVID-19 Era

Phoebe Bridgers Covers Bright Eyes’ ‘First Day Of My Life’; Live-Streaming a Performance on 6/4 Benefiting The Bail Project

Phoebe Bridgers and Bright Eyes are about as intertwined as two different indie/rock acts could be right now. In addition to being an avowed fan of the band fronted by Conor Oberst for much of her life, Bridgers and Oberst released an album together in 2018 as Better Oblivion Community Center. What’s more, Bridgers’ anticipated… Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Covers Bright Eyes’ ‘First Day Of My Life’; Live-Streaming a Performance on 6/4 Benefiting The Bail Project

New from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes: Stream ‘One and Done,’ Featuring Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Bass

Bright Eyes (Photo: Shawn Brackbill)

Over the past few weeks, celebrated indie/rock band Bright Eyes has been previewing an as-yet-untitled new album, the tenth from the Conor Oberst-fronted group and first since 2011’s The People’s Key. Recent weeks have seen the long-dormant band release a pair of tracks into the wild, and now a third preview of the upcoming LP… Continue reading New from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes: Stream ‘One and Done,’ Featuring Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Bass

Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)

The 1975 doesn’t make albums of easy-digestible indie pop/rock, opting instead for sprawling, genre-hopping explorations in grandiosity and excess rooted in the most shimmery of ’80s pop — and the band‘s new record Notes on a Conditional Form is the most challenging yet. The reward, reached at the end of a sprawling 22-track, one-hour-and-twenty-minute experience… Continue reading Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)

Phoebe Bridgers Premieres New Song ‘I See You,’ Announces ‘Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour’ of Livestream Performances

On June 19, Phoebe Bridgers will release her awaited second full-length album, Punisher. It was previewed in recent weeks with the track “Kyoto,” and on Tuesday “I See You” became the third song released thus far from the indie singer/songwriter: Said Bridgers of the song in a statement: “It’s about my breakup with my drummer.… Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Premieres New Song ‘I See You,’ Announces ‘Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour’ of Livestream Performances

Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More

The past few days have seen several musicians/artists pay their respects to John Prine, the late country/folk icon who passed away last week due to complications from the coronavirus. Bonnie Raitt sent a heartfelt message of hope regarding the coronavirus and dedicated a performance of “Home,” from her 1977 album Forgiveness, to Prine: Dave Matthews… Continue reading Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More

New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19

On June 19, Phoebe Bridgers will release her second full-length album, Punisher, via Dead Oceans. To say this album comes with much anticipation doesn’t do it justice; Bridgers’ 2017 full-length debut Stranger in the Alps turned her from a relatively unknown Los Angeles-based talent to one of the most lauded singer/songwriters in the indie scene,… Continue reading New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19