NEW VIDEO: Low – More

Low‘s new album SO WHAT is set for release via Sub Pop on September 10th and they’ve just released the video for their latest single ‘More’, which follows their previously released singles,  ‘Days Like These‘, and ‘Disappearing‘. Directed by Julie Casper Roth, this new video metaphorically explores the Sisyphean task of dismantling structural oppression, through gender biases. Tracklisting:1. White Horses2. I Can Wait3. All Night4. Disappearing5. Hey6. Days … Continue reading NEW VIDEO: Low – More

ALBUM REVIEW: Mudhoney – Digital Garbage

It’s hard to believe but Mudhoney are now in their 30th year of active service and on Digital Garbage, their 10th album, they show they’re still the kings of fuzzed-out punk and garage rock. Their disdain for everything fucked up about the world is still vital and biting and they don’t hold back one iota. No topic is out of bounds as they rail against … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Mudhoney – Digital Garbage

ALBUM REVIEW: Low – Double Negative

Press play and the first thing you’ll hear on the new Low album is the equivalent of a digital sandstorm. Slowly but surely, out of the static and sonic scree comes the voice of Alan Sparhawk, sounding like a ghost trying with all his might to re-engage with the physical world. It’s a fascinating way to open an album; a new approach for Low and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Low – Double Negative

NEW MUSIC: Chad VanGaalen – Pine and Clover [Official Video]

Canadian musician and artist Chad VanGaalen first came on our radar back in 2008 with his third album Soft Airplane and in particular the single ‘Molten Light‘. Since then we’ve kept a keen eye on everything he’s released, from Diaper Island (2011) through to Shrink Dust (2014) the forthcoming new LP Light Information (September 8th, 2017, Sub Pop). Here’s the first clip from the new album, … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Chad VanGaalen – Pine and Clover [Official Video]

VIDEO: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sick Bug

Here’s another track off Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s consistently excellent French Press EP, out now on Sub Pop. Tumbling, jangly guitars and that incessant drum beat are the backdrop for young lust… “I want you, I want you, I want you, I want you, I wanna see you smiling on a blue afternoon dreaming of the ceiling and the smell of your room cuz I want … Continue reading VIDEO: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sick Bug

NEW MUSIC: Father John Misty Announces New LP ‘Pure Comedy’.

Father John Misty (Josh Tillman) is back with the follow-up to his acclaimed album I Love You, Honeybear. Titled Pure Comedy, the album is due out on April 7th via Sub Pop and Inertia Music and features co-production with Jonathan Wilson, string arrangements by Gavin Bryars and other contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett. The mastering was done by the legendary Bob Ludwig. Tracklisting: … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Father John Misty Announces New LP ‘Pure Comedy’.

NEW MUSIC: Arbor Labor Union – Volume Peaks

Taken from their new LP I Hear You, out on Sub Pop, here’s Arbor Labor Union‘s clip for the single Volume Peaks. Tough, gritty, rolling guitar dirges that dig in and stretch out. They’re a mangled mess of post punk, post rock, indie rock and freewheeling’ jam band psych grooves. Dig it. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Arbor Labor Union – Volume Peaks


Melbournians Deaf Wish have a new album Pain out via Sub Pop/Inertia on August 7th which finds them striking a rich vein of tangled careering avant-rock, genre-splicing its way through the history of post-punk, post-rock, no-wave and hardcore. It harnesses their propensity for tension, both its formation and release as well as the juxtaposition of atonality and dissonance that bands such as Liars, Sonic Youth, Hüsker … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Deaf Wish

NEW MUSIC: Beach House – Sparks

I was pretty disappointed with Bloom, the last Beach House album. Something didn’t click for me, it felt too dissipated and bloodless. The good news for anyone who may have felt the same is that the first track to appear from the new album finds them back to mining woozy, droning psychedelic qualities to excellent effect. They sound ethereal and off kilter like a ghostly … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Beach House – Sparks


We were big fans of the debut METZ album and from the sound of this first single ‘Acetate’ the new album (II) promises to be equally brutal and infectious. These guys play physical music that hits like a sledgehammer and hypnotises like a deviant snake charmer on speed. As their press release says:  The guitars are titanic, the drums ill-tempered, the vocals chilling, and the volume … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: METZ – Acetate

NEW MUSIC: GOAT release first single from their new LP

GOAT’s first album World Music caught the ears of many fans of psych rock and appeared on plenty of end of year best-of list. Now the Swedes have announced it’s follow-up Commune which will be released via Sub Pop on Sept 23rd. Below you can hear the first taste of the new album with ‘Hide From The Sun’. Preorder Continue reading NEW MUSIC: GOAT release first single from their new LP