Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

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Lord Huron’s Lonesome Dreams is quite possibly the most fully realized, full-length debut record 0f 2012. Its highs come organically – in touch with the truest, most heartfelt emotions of man, and they are delivered with pristine beauty and an emphasis on the glory of nature. Lord Huron have an uncommon talent for creating songs [...]

Green Day – ¡Uno!

Green Day

Here is your mission should you choose to accept it (provided you are 21 years of age and not on the clock): blast Green Day’s ¡Uno! with your preferred alcoholic beverage in hand as you read this review. Now, throw back a swig every time Billie Joe fires off a four-letter bomb over the course [...]

Rough Trade Shops Bella Union 15: 15 Years of Bella Union Records

Bella Union

To honor its impressive roster of musicians and loyal customers, Bella Union has teamed up with Rough Trade Shops to celebrate Bella Union’s fifteenth year as an esteemed independent by compiling a 34-artist, 144-minute collection culled from the label’s quietly rich history. The artists here have never been million-sellers (Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut in 2008 [...]

Nick Ferrio & His Feelings – Introducing Nick Ferrio & His Feelings

Nick Ferrio & His Feelings

Nick Ferrio is a country singer-songwriter from Peterborough, ON who has played bass for The Burning Hell for the past six years. Now, Ferrio is venturing out with a solo effort of exquisite country songs under the cleverly named (and inarguably fitting) backing band moniker of Nick Ferrio & His Feelings. The nine songs that [...]

Listen: Band of Horses – Slow Cruel Hands of Time

Band of Horses

Earlier this summer, Band of Horses unveiled the video for “Knock Knock,” an impossibly catchy rock and roll tune that is easily one of the finest singles of 2012. Now, Band of Horses have offered up a second track off their upcoming fourth album, Mirage Rock, with the ballad “Slow Cruel Hands of Time.” While [...]

Watch: Band of Horses – Knock Knock

Band of Horses

For your weekend pleasure, Band of Horses and director Jared Eberhardt have debuted a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek, vintage nature video clip for band’s emphatically jubilant single, “Knock Knock” from the forthcoming Mirage Rock. The video kicks off with a zoology professor and his team introducing the footage of their exploits tracking captivating creatures (BoH) rocking out [...]

Smoke & Jackal: Kings of Leon and Mona Members Team Up

Smoke & Jackal

Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and Mona frontman Nick Brown have teamed up to form Smoke & Jackal. The Nashville duo will officially release their first collection of tunes, EP1, on October 16 via RCA Records, but you can get your first taste right now with the lead single “No Tell.” Followill and Brown [...]

Listen: Three New Beck Songs

Beck Sound Shapes

After securing himself as the master of unconventional releases, three songs written for a video game by Beck are now streaming online. Recently, Beck also released a book of sheet music containing all new material from the artist sans recorded versions. While this video game is still a strange way to go about a debut, [...]