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10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Telekinesis, Weyes Blood, Piroshka, and More

Plus The Drums, Cass McCombs, Tamaryn, James Blake, C Duncan, Glen Hansard, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 18, 2019

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2019. This week's list includes tracks from freshly announced albums (Strand of Oaks, The Drums, Tamaryn, C Duncan, Glen Hansard), as well as by artists who have already made this list with previous songs from their upcoming albums (Telekinesis, Piroshka, Cass McCombs).  More

Mike Krol Shares Video for New Song “What’s the Rhythm?”

Power Chords Due Out January 25 via Merge

Jan 16, 2019

Mike Krol is releasing a new album, Power Chords, on January 25 via Merge. Now he has shared another song from the album, "What's the Rhythm?," via a video for the track. Sam Macon directed the video. Watch it below, followed by Krol's upcoming tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus James Yorkston, Telekinesis, Sneaks, TEEN, TOY, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 30, 2018

We didn't do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend. Beyond the fact that we were taking a break from work, there simply weren't enough songs released last week to justify a Songs of the Week wrap up. More

Mike Krol Shares New Song “I Wonder” (Feat. Allison Crutchfield)

Power Chords Due Out January 25, 2019 via Merge

Nov 29, 2018

Mike Krol is releasing a new album, Power Chords, on January 25, 2019 via Merge. Previously he shared its first single, "Little Drama." Now he has shared another song from the album, "I Wonder," which features the guest vocals of Allison Crutchfield (of Swearin' and her solo work). More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Steve Gunn, Thom Yorke, Hatchie, Julia Holter, and More

Plus The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; boygenius; Beirut; Beach House; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 26, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week list is a supersized edition, with a Top 12 rather than our regular Top 10. Various new album announcements this week, as well as some excellent albums being released today, resulted in the need to make room for two extra tracks.  More

Oct 23, 2018

Mike Krol has announced a new album, Power Chords, and shared its first single, "Little Drama." Power Chords is due out January 25, 2019 via Merge. Listen to "Little Drama" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. He has also announced some new tour dates, which are below too. More



Reviews

Power Chords

Power Chords

Merge

Jan 23, 2019

Mike Krol makes tight, grimy garage rock that sounds as panicked as it does informed. Krol's latest full-length album, Power Chords, is appropriately titled11 ravenous pop songs that sound like they were thrown through a wood chipper and then stepped on with metal cleats.  More