Watch: The Head and the Heart Perform on Conan

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart, that sextet of effusively loveable Seattle merrymakers, took one of the most magnificent of their deeply satisfying tunes, “Rivers and Roads,” to Conan’s stage last night for their second rousing performance on the show. Watch and listen below as beauty unfolds, piling on more credence to The Head and the [...]

Listen: Dum Dum Girls – “Lord Knows”

Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls wear sublime melancholy almost perfectly Dum Dum Girls – “Lord Knows” Dum Dum Girls’ new single “Lord Knows” appears on the band’s upcoming End of Daze EP, which will be released September 25 on Sub Pop. “Lord Knows” delves into sublime melancholy with the confidence and mesmerizing mood Dee Dee and the [...]

7inch Sunday: Coco Rosie – We Are On Fire


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 [...]

King Tuff – ‘King Tuff’

King Tuff

King Tuff is the musical alias of Kyle Thomas, a scraggly-haired, gold-toothed rock and roller who just released his follow-up LP, King Tuff, on May 29th via Sub Pop Records. The first thing I noticed was the unique album art— a bat-winged, horned skeleton wielding a guitar and wand on a pink background is nothing if [...]

Interview: Denise Nouvion of Memoryhouse


Memoryhouse is a darling dream-pop duo from Ontario, Canada consisting of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion. They recently signed on with SubPop Records and released their first venture with the label this past February, a wonderful LP entitled The Slideshow Effect. Evan is also a producer (he has produced all of Memoryhouse’s releases). Denise is [...]

Beach House – Bloom


Those worried that Beach House may risk following up the ten songs of blissful, heartrending perfection that was 2010′s Teen Dream with a lesser effort or foreign sound can return to kaleidoscopic slumbers. Beach House burst straight out of the gate on Bloom with the same bold maneuver they dropped on team Teen Dream: they [...]

Sub Pop Announces SXSW Showcase Lineup


Sub Pop Records announced the lineup for its SXSW 2012 lineup Friday. With two simultaneous stages at Austin’s Red 7, headliners for the Friday, March 16th showcase include Blitzen Trapper and Niki & The Dove. You can stream songs from each of the bands included in the Sub Pop showcase in the SoundCloud playlist HERE. [...]

The Head and The Heart Announce Tour

The Head and the Heart 9 (2011)

Seattle’s The Head & The Heart give Americana singer/songwriting a big ol’ group hug. Their style has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, though there are some obvious modern influences present. Whatever the inspiration, the group has made astounding leaps and bounds since the release of their self-titled debut on Sub Pop, and [...]