Apr 14, 2017

There was a long wait between 1983's Return of the Jedi and 1999's disappointing prequel Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, but these days we get a new Star Wars movie every year and the first two, 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2016's prequel Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, were both pretty darn good.  More

Apr 14, 2017

If there's one thing we can say for President Trump, it's that he's been a boon for creativity. The mere thought of his residence in the White House sent a number of artists into spasms of rage, prompting a flurry of protest songs.  More

Apr 14, 2017

In 2014 soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples had a big hometown concert in Chicago that featured a slew of special guests. Among them were Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, who joined Staples on stage for a cover of Talking Heads' 1983 song "Slippery People."  More

Apr 14, 2017

Iggy Pop released a new albumPost Pop Depression, last year via Loma Vista. Now he has shared a new lo-fi song, "Asshole Blues." It is the inaugural release in a new flexi disc series being launched by Mag Mag, the label run by Miami indie rockers Jacuzzi BoysMore

Apr 14, 2017

France's Phoenix last released an album 2013 with Bankrupt!. They have already announced a bunch of tour dates for this summer and shared a teaser video that included a snippet of new music.  More

Apr 13, 2017

Los Angeles sister trio HAIM have been working on their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2013's Days Are Gone More

Apr 13, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. BNQT's debut albumVolume 1, is due out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union. More

Apr 13, 2017

Black Lips are releasing a new album, the intriguingly titled Satan's graffiti or God's art?, on May 5 via Vice Records. The album was produced by Sean Lennon and previously the band shared its first single, "Can't Hold On." More

Apr 13, 2017

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy has announced a new solo album, Together At Last, which is due out June 23 via dBpm. It's a solo acoustic album that features new versions of songs by Wilco as well as Tweedy's side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog. More