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7 Best Songs of the Week: Marlon Williams, Chromeo, Morrissey, Superchunk, and More

Plus Elbow, Widowspeak, Mavis Staples, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 10, 2017

We haven't done a Songs of the Week post for a few weeks, due to various factors, but now we're back. This week we've got the first singles from the upcoming new albums by Marlon WilliamsChromeo, and Superchunk, as well as two covers (Widowspeak covering Neil Young and Elbow taking on The Beatles). More

Listen: Widowspeak – “Harvest Moon (Neil Young Cover)”

Expect the Best Out Now via Captured Tracks

Nov 09, 2017

Widowspeak released an excellent new album, Expect the Best, back in August via Captured Tracks. Now they have shared a relaxed and slightly hazy cover of the Neil Young classic "Harvest Moon" in honor of their European tour dates, which start next week. More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Widowspeak, Bully, Yumi Zouma, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Deerhoof, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 04, 2017

The War on Drugs' last album, Lost in the Dream, was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. Based on the four singles shared thus far from their forthcoming new album, A Deeper Understanding, the band is already in strong Album of the Year waters for 2017. More

Listen: Widowspeak: “When I Tried”

Expect the Best Due Out August 25 via Captured Tracks

Aug 04, 2017

Widowspeak are releasing a new albumExpect the Best, on August 25 via Captured Tracks. Previously the band shared a video for its first single, "Dog." Now the band has shared another song from the album, the hazy "When I Tried."  More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: St. Vincent, Midnight Sister, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus The National, Temples, Widowspeak, Deerhoof, Girl Ray, EMA, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 30, 2017

Despite leading up to a long holiday weekend, it was a packed week for great new songs. Quite a few notable artists shared new songs this week, including Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, The National, Liam Gallagher, Neil Young, Mogwai, Weezer, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi, and more. More

Widowspeak Announce New Album and Tour, Share “Dog” Video

Expect the Best Due Out August 25 via Captured Tracks

Jun 26, 2017

Widowspeak have announced a new album, Expect the Best, and shared a video for its first single, "Dog." They have also announced some tour dates. Expect the Best is due out August 25 via Captured Tracks.  More

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Blouse, Widowspeak, White Poppy, Ejecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe

"Somehow, I thought it was a good idea to dress up as a biker-prostitute when I was 12.... Then my friend put a snail down my back because she knew I was afraid of them." - Blouse's Charlie Hilton

Oct 31, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Blouse,WidowspeakWhite PoppyEjecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe. More


Interviews

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Blouse, Widowspeak, White Poppy, Ejecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe

"Somehow, I thought it was a good idea to dress up as a biker-prostitute when I was 12.... Then my friend put a snail down my back because she knew I was afraid of them." - Blouse's Charlie Hilton

Oct 31, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Blouse,WidowspeakWhite PoppyEjecta, and Breathe Owl Breathe. More


Reviews

Expect the Best

Expect the Best

Captured Tracks

Sep 06, 2017

As anyone who has ever tried to characterize music through words can tell you, assigning genre labels often seems limiting and incomplete, like having three crayons to color in an entire scene.  More