Interview: Rob Kolar of He’s My Brother She’s My Sister


TST: I often try to stay away from acronyms, especially because the independent music community has been so rife with TLA (three letter acronym) abusers for the past 10 years. Man, that sounded so hipster of me. Anyway, for the purposes of efficiency – and I assume you don’t mind – I’ll be referring to [...]

Divine Fits Announce Fall US Tour Dates

Divine Fits

Divine Fits, the new super group that includes indie pioneers Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) as well as New Bomb Turks‘ Sam Brown, announced US tour dates today in support of their debut LP, A Thing Called Divine Fits. The record dropped last week via Merge Records, a breath of fresh air [...]

Listen: Divine Fits – My Love is Real

Divine Fits

Readers, I would like to introduce you to a new superduo. Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) announced in March that they were joining forces under the moniker Divine Fits, and they now plan to release their debut single July 31st via Merge Records. The single, titled “My Love is Real,” will be [...]

Album Review: Crooked Fingers – Breaks in the Armor

Breaks in the Armor

Over the past three years, not much has been heard from singer/songwriter Eric Bachmann, who typically works under the name Crooked Fingers.  The Archers of Loaf (1991-1998, 2011) frontman who had a solo career just as expansive and successful (if not more) as his prior engagement was beginning to hint towards a musical hiatus.  After [...]

Shout Out Louds New Album and Free MP3 Download from Passion Pit


Shout Out Loud’s new album Work is now available on CD, LP, and digital download in the Merge store, your favorite local record store, and digital outlets. Visit the Merge store to preview the songs and order Work on CD and LP. You can also get a FREE MP3 download of a remix of “Fall [...]

Spoon Announce First Dates of 2010 World Tour


The first six dates of Spoon’s world tour to support the band’s seventh album, Transference, have been released.  The tour starts out in Glasgow in February at King Tut’s.  The US Tour dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but Spoon will be in the states New Years Eve headlining a show at the [...]

Spoon to Release Seventh Album

Photo by Autumn de Wilde

Long-time indie rockers, Spoon are going to release another new album. The new album, set to release next year, is the band’s seventh LP and includes the recent single “Got Nuffin.”  Totaling 11 tracks, the album, called ‘Transference‘ will released by Merge Records in North America on January 26, while the European release will be [...]