Listen: The Rolling Stones – “One More Shot”

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have released the second new song to be featured on the legends’ newest, greatest hits compilation ‘GRRR!,‘ (out Tuesday, 11/13 – just in time for holiday shopping). Celebrating half a century together, “One More Shot,” just like “Doom and Gloom,” proves new material from The Stones isn’t just some mere dog-and-pony-show victory [...]

Listen: Pig Destroyer – The Diplomat

Pig Destroyer

Is there a better way to celebrate your Wednesday than a little grindcore? We didn’t think so. Off of the Virginian outfit’s forthcoming record, Book Burner, Pig Destroyer have provided a stream of their second single, “The Diplomat.” With relentless double bass, low-register growls and overall brutality, Pig Destroyer are delivering their typical rage as [...]

Listen: Ultraísta – Bad Insect


With the announcement of a record back in July, Ultraísta is the new ruckus-causing supergroup orbiting around the music blogosphere. While we’ve already heard a couple tracks from the forthcoming self-titled (expected to drop October 2nd via Temporary Residence Limited), Ultraísta has debuted a new track today. Serving as the first song on the record, [...]

Listen: The xx – “Angels”

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The xx are slated to release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Coexist, on September 11 on Young Turks. Take a listen to “Angels,” first single and lead track from the Mercury Prize-winning London lads’ forthcoming album. It’s a true work of beauty. Mesmerizing, yearning, sparse on the surface and deceptively layered, it’s every bit as [...]

Blur to live stream new songs on twitter

Blur recently announced that next monday, the second of July, they will be streaming two new songs live via The Twitters. According to NME, the names of the tracks are “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan”, and the band will be performing the songs live from a secret location in the UK (read: A studio). [...]

Hear It First: Kartica – “Don’t You Think So?”

Kartica band

Sheffield five-piece Kartica kick-off their debut single “Don’t You Think So?” with a thump that eases into elegant piano and acoustic guitar interplay as the song builds up to a triumphant crescendo before a sensational guitar lead and Matthew Hook’s magnetic voice whisk you away into towering rock and roll sublimity. On first listen, you [...]

Listen: The Vaccines release debut single “No Hope”


UK-based band The Vaccines aired their first single, “No Hope,” off their sophomore record The Vaccines Come of Age.  The album will be released through Columbia on September 3rd. For the album, the band teamed up with famed producer Ethan Johns, who has worked with the likes of Ryan Adams and Kings of Leon.  Singer Justin Young has promised that their distinct [...]

Listen: The National – “The Rains of Castamere”

The National in black and white

  The National have contributed a song to the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones.  The song, “The Rains of Castamere,”will appear on the season two soundtrack, which is to be released on June 19 via Varese Sarabande. George R.R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones, wrote “The Rains of Castamere” as a [...]