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10 Best Songs of the Week: Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, and More

Plus Lucy Dacus, POND, Gruff Rhys, CHAI, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 21, 2021

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week there was finally a ceasefire in the latest Israeli Palestinian conflict. More

May 19, 2021

black midi are releasing a new album, Cavalcade, on May 28 via Rough Trade. Now they have shared another song from it, the somewhat jazzy “Chondromalacia Patella,” via a video for it. The band have also announced some new U.S. tour dates that happen next March and April and a crazy Cavalcade Golden Ticket contest, with some astounding prizes. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Kings of Convenience, Faye Webster, Piroshka, and More

Plus black midi, CHAI, Squid, Anika, Hiatus Kaiyote, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 30, 2021

Welcome to the 16th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week President Biden celebrated 100 days in office with a speech to Congress that laid out his accomplishments (including a successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines) and ambitious future plans. More

black midi Share Video for New Single “Slow,” Announce Fall 2021 North American Tour

Cavalcade Due Out May 28 via Rough Trade; Also Watch the Band’s KEXP Session

Apr 28, 2021

black midi have shared an animated video for their new single “Slow,” taken from their forthcoming album Cavalcade, to be released on May 28 via Rough Trade. The band has also announced a North American tour to take place this fall and done a KEXP session. More

Mar 23, 2021

black midi have announced a new album, Cavalcade, which will be out on May 28 via Rough Trade. The band has also shared a video for the album’s lead single “John L.” More

Mercury Prize 2019 Nominees Announced – Cate Le Bon, Anna Calvi, IDLES, Foals, and More

The 1975, Black Midi, Fontaines D.C., slowthai, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 25, 2019

This year’s Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by Cate Le Bon, Anna Calvi, IDLES, Foals, The 1975, Black Midi, Fontaines D.C., slowtai, and more. More

Album of the Week: Hatchie

Plus Stream New Albums from Mark Ronson, Bedouine, Hot Chip, The Raconteurs, Kirin J Callinan, Richard Reed Parry, and More

Jun 21, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, was released today via Double Double Whammy and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. More




Reviews

May 28, 2021

The music video for “Ducter,” the closing track on black midi’s 2019 debut Schlagenheim, featured prominent visuals of recognizable images like cities and classical portraits melting into digital oblivion. It was a fitting visual metaphor for the band’s approach on that album: familiar instrumentation and identifiable influences, blown up in a destructive, thrashy blur. More