Listen: King Tuff – Screaming Skull

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Over the summer King Tuff, AKA Kyle Thomas, released his self-titled sophomore record, a breakthrough album that figuratively stuffs 70s glam rock guitar with pop sensibility into the “garage” (read our review here). Earlier this week Thomas previewed single “Screaming Skull,” with B-side “Love Potion,” on Pitchfork before its October 9th release date.  “Screaming Skull” furthers [...]

Listen: Muse’s New Single ‘Madness’ Wubs Its Way Online


The above title might be a little misleading. This is not the robot-delivered, dubstep explosion of ‘Unsustainable‘ that peeved so many fans, and the bass will only shudder the smallest of bowels, but Muse’s lastest single, ‘Madness’, remains a far cry from the band’s more rock-oriented work. Sadly though, the Devon trio won’t be escaping [...]

7inch Sunday: Candice Gordon – Smoking Like the Barrel of a Gun


7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that may [...]

The Vaccines Announce “Teenage Icon” As First Single, Release Video

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Today UK indie rockers The Vaccines released their video for “Teenage Icon,” the devilishly poppy first single off their upcoming sophomore effort The Vaccines Come of Age. Crammed in an elevator in this performance video, The Vaccines travel back into time and become their former, adolescent selves and then literally “come of age” to grow [...]

Listen/Watch: Diamond Rugs Announce “Blue Mountains” As Second Single

Diamond Rugs

Yesterday Diamond Rugs , the folk-music-with-a-sneer collaboration between John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite), premiered “Blue Mountains,” the second single off their self-titled debut LP, on VICE magazine. Check out this rollicking, scatter-brained rock [...]

Listen: Green Day – ‘Oh Love’


Love them or hate them, punky-turned-poppy rockers Green Day have given us the first taster of their upcoming trio of albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! with the new single ‘Oh Love’. The track has been posted as a lyric video on the band’s official YouTube page, and can be viewed below – even in oldschool 3D, if [...]

Listen: Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett Duet Released Today

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Winehouse’s passing roughly two months ago came as a devastating blow to the current music scene.  Her soulful voice and music helped shape her craft in a way that allowed her to stand out as a true and original artist.  Now, on the day that would have been her 28th birthday, a digital download is [...]

Beirut: Fall Tour Dates and New Album Cover Released


For those of you who have been keeping up with Zach Condon and his indie pop outfit Beirut, you’re probably aware of the new single, “East Harlem”, released a couple weeks ago.  Also, within the same week, a new album was announced for release on August 30 titled The Rip Tide, which will be released by [...]