Ranch Ghost

Premiere: Ranch Ghost – “Ragged Mile” MP3 Stream

May 31, 2016

On July 1, Nashville's Ranch Ghost will release the full-length Lookin via Rough Beast. Ahead of the album, we're premiering the single "Ragged Mile." It's a nightmarish yet exuberant cruise through Americana's swampy backwaters, roots music shot through with a howling psychedelic energy. Head below to listen.

Pale Dian

“Pas De Deux” MP3 Stream

May 27, 2016

Shoegaze trio Pale Dian has shared "Pas De Deux," another new track from their forthcoming LP Narrow Birth (out June 3 on Manifesto). Head below to listen. Previously, the band released the single "In a Day."

Lea Porcelain

Premiere: Lea Porcelain – “Snowstorm (Galaxie 500 Cover)”

May 26, 2016

As evidenced by the recent single "Out Is In," Berlin/London-based duo Lea Porcelain excels at summoning moody, sweeping whirlwinds of sound that split the difference between krautrock's dreamier aspects and the darker corridors of synth-pop. The pair has now reimagined "Snowstorm," a college rock classic from one of the genre's great guitar bands, and the results are no less bewitching.

Connecting with us through email, Lea Porcelain provided some context on why they decided to record a version of the track from Galaxie 500's On Fire, which will be featured on the forthcoming EP Out Is In:

"As we had our first airplay on BBC Radio 6 last year, the production team of BBC 6 asked us to make a cover of a song with a coming home feeling. Seeing the family and friends, and just entering the house of the parents, we searched for some hours until a friend sent us a song from Galaxie 500. We heard the song and went to the studio right away, we made our cover version in 35 minutes. We instantly felt the vibe after some hours driving through Berlin while listening to our version of the song. A few months later we were planning the EP and showed the cover to our manager. He was touched by it and we decided to put it on this EP. It was our first cover and we really love the process of interpreting a great song through our ways of producing and writing."

Listen below.

Puro Instinct

“Inside of Me (Madonna Cover)” MP3 Stream

May 25, 2016

Puro Instinct has shared a cover of Madonna's "Inside of Me." The sisterly duo also has a new album called Autodrama due out this June on Manifesto; however, in their own words, the cover was recorded "4 the love of it, 4 the fun of it" and won't appear on the LP. Additionally, a couple months back, they teamed up with Ariel Pink to tackle Rexy's "In the Force."

Whitney

“No Matter Where We Go” Video

May 24, 2016

Whitney has shared a video for "No Matter Where We Go," a track from their forthcoming debut LP Light Upon the Lake (due out June 3 on Secretly Canadian). Head below to watch the clip for the easygoing pop track. Previously, the band released the single "No Woman."

Steve Gunn

“Park Bench Smile” Lyric Video

May 23, 2016

Singer/songwriter Steve Gunn has shared "Park Bench Smile," another casually complex track from his forthcoming album Eyes on the Lines (out June 3 on Matador). Watch a lyric video below, and check out the prior singles "Conditions Wild" and "Ancient Jules."

William Tyler

“Sunken Garden” MP3 Stream

May 20, 2016

Guitarist/composer William Tyler has shared "Sunken Garden," a new song from his forthcoming album Modern Country (out June 3 on Merge). The track follows "Gone Clear" and "Kingdom of Jones." Listen below.

NE-HI

“Buried on the Moon” MP3 Stream

May 19, 2016

Easygoing Chicago rockers NE-HI have shared "Buried on the Moon," a hazy charmer of a new single that bleeds melody and nostalgia. There's no word on a new album, though the band recently signed to Grand Jury, so more music is probably in the works. Listen below.