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Desert Daze Announces My Bloody Valentine, Julia Holter, GUM, and Other Lineup Additions

They Join Previously Announced Lineup Including Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, Mercury Rev Performing Deserter's Songs, and More

Jul 24, 2018

California's Desert Daze festival has been announcing its lineup in stages. Now they have announced the third round of artists, including second headliner My Bloody Valentine, as well as Julia Holter, Shellac, Escape-ism, and Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers.  More

Jun 04, 2018

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician released a new GUM album, The Underdog, back in April. Now he has shared a video for "Couldn't See Past My Ego." More

Album of the Week: Wye Oak

The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs Out Now via Merge

Apr 06, 2018

In the Google's documentary, Merge Records: 25 Years in 24 Minutes, Wye Oak frontwoman Jenn Wasner discusses how the help she received from label cofounder Laura Ballance kept the band continuing even after Wasner's romantic breakup with drummer Andy Stack. Fortunately, for us, the band sounds stronger than ever at 12 years old and with the release of their sixth LP, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: CHVRCHES, Wye Oak, Julia Holter, Hookworms, and More

Plus Middle Kids, GUM, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Soccer Mommy, Laura Veirs, Jay Som, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 02, 2018

Wow, what a week for fantastic new tracks. Last week when we were putting together the Songs of the Week the pickings were slimmer and the best we could come up with was nine songs, rather than a full 10. More

GUM (Jay Watson of Tame Impala and POND) Announces New Album, Shares Two Songs

The Underdog Due Out April 6 via Spinning Top Music, Listen to "The Underdog" and "S.I.A."

Feb 02, 2018

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician has announced a new GUM album, The Underdog, and shared two songs from it, title track "The Underdog" and "S.I.A."  More

Kirin J Callinan Shares Mockumentary Starring Mac DeMarco, Mark Ronson, and Weyes Blood

Video Also Features Jack Black, Tame Impala's Jay Watson, Sebastien Tellier, and More

Mar 29, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has shared a funny mockumentary video about his song "Telling Me This." It features Mac DeMarco, Mark Ronson, Weyes Blood, Jack Black, Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Gum, POND), Sebastien Tellier, Ladyhawke, and others. More

GUM (Jay Watson of Tame Impala and POND) Announces New Album, Shares “Gemini”

Flash in the Pan Due Out November 11 via Spinning Top Music

Nov 04, 2016

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician has just announced a new GUM album. It's almost a surprise release, as it's due out next Friday, November 11, via Spinning Top Music. More


Interviews

Jun 21, 2018

For fans of Tame Impala and its many side projects, few might be familiar with the solo work of one of both group's common denominators: Jay Watson, aka GUM. Watsona multi-instrumentalistis known for playing drums, bass, keyboards, and synths in both Tame Impala and PONDMore


Reviews

The Underdog

The Underdog

Spinning Top

Apr 18, 2018

One of the most impressive things about Tame Impalaapart from their three terrific full-length albums and mercurial live performancesis just how talented all members of the band have proven to be individually.  More

Glamorous Damage

Glamorous Damage

Spinning Top Music

Dec 31, 2015

It'd be easy for Jay Watson's solo project, GUM, to be dwarfed by his involvement with Australia's psych-rock poster boys Pond and Tame Impala, easy, but not fair. The comparisons write themselves, but his second record under the moniker, Glamorous Damage, doesn't attempt to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the grandiose acidity of his various other projects. More