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Dec 23, 2023

Here we go again, racing to December’s finish line, eager to put another chaotic year in the rearview and nervous about what the next 12 months have in store for us. More

22 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Jessie Ware, Alison Goldfrapp, Nation of Language, and More

Plus Blondshell, Girl Ray, Little Dragon, Dawn Richard, Indigo De Souza, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 14, 2023

Welcome to the thirteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was on a brief vacation (it was my daughter’s spring break), so this week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks. Any song first released between April 1 and April 14 was eligible. Hence we have a supersized list week—22 songs is probably the most we’ve ever had in one Songs of the Week main list, but it breaks down to 12 songs from this week and 10 from last week. More

Apr 07, 2023

Asheville rockers Wednesday have released a new album, Rat Saw God, today via Dead Oceans. Now that the album is out, you can stream it here and read our review of it. The band have also shared a video for the album’s “Quarry.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Geese, Hannah Jadagu, Lael Neale, Mega Bog, and More

Plus Caroline Rose, Bully, Westerman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2023. There weren’t a lot of new songs on offer this week, perhaps because the music industry was recovering from SXSW last week. But there were still some tracks we liked. More

Wednesday Share Video For New Song “TV in the Gas Pump”

Rat Saw God Due Out April 7 via Dead Oceans

Mar 22, 2023

Asheville rockers Wednesday are releasing a new album, Rat Saw God, on April 7 via Dead Oceans (their first for the label). Now they have shared its fourth and final pre-release single, “TV in the Gas Pump,” via an animated music video. More

Wednesday Share Video For New Song “Bath County”

Rat Saw God Due Out April 7 via Dead Oceans

Feb 23, 2023

Asheville rockers Wednesday are releasing a new album, Rat Saw God, on April 7 via Dead Oceans (their first for the label). Now they have shared its third single, “Bath County,” via a music video. The band’s singer, Karly Hartzman, directed the video. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Caroline Rose, boygenius, Sleaford Mods, The WAEVE, and More

Plus The National, Wednesday, Braids, Murray A. Lightburn, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 20, 2023

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a stacked week for new songs and album announcements. Boygenius alone released three songs to consider! There were enough tracks we liked that we settled on a super-sized Top 13 this week. More

Jan 18, 2023

Asheville rock band Wednesday have announced a new album, Rat Saw God, and shared a new song from it, “Chosen to Deserve,” via a music video. They’ve also announced some tour dates. More

Sep 09, 2022

Asheville rock band Wednesday have shared a video for their new single, the eight-and-a-half minute long “Bull Believer,” in addition to announcing that they have signed to Dead Oceans. More

Cassandra Jenkins and Wednesday Share New Songs for Secretly Canadian’s 25th Anniversary

Listen to Jenkins’ “Pygmalion” and Wednesday’s “Feast of Snakes”

Mar 25, 2022

Cassandra Jenkins and Wednesday have both shared new songs, “Pygmalion” and “Feast of Snakes,” as part of Secretly Canadian’s 25th anniversary SC25 Singles series. All net proceeds from the songs will benefit Secretly Canadian’s $250,000 fundraising goal for New Hope For Families. More

Jul 20, 2021

Asheville’s indie rock rising stars Wednesday originally began as a solo outfit from band leader Karly Hartzman, but their permanent line-up quickly solidified with their 2020 full-band debut, I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone. This year, the band has quickly followed up their record with a set of raw and jagged new cuts from their upcoming sophomore record, Twin Plagues, due out August 13th on Orindal Records. More



Interviews

Mar 09, 2022

When faced with the prospect of too much new material and too little recording time, the rapidly rising Asheville, North Carolina quintet Wednesday shifted to Plan B. Songwriter and lead singer, Karly Hartzman, and the band’s bass player, Margo Schultz, joined us by Zoom to explain how the nine-song all covers album, Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ‘Em Up came to be. More


Reviews

Apr 05, 2023

The Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia are some of the oldest in the world. Ancient, tired and full of deeply guarded secrets. This equally tattered and mystical place is where the members of Wednesday cut their teeth and draw their inspiration. More

Mar 10, 2022

Asheville quintet Wednesday bring a well-timed follow-up to their breakout Twin Plagues album from last year. More

Sep 29, 2021

Asheville, NC-based five-piece Wednesday are purveyors of what some have termed “Southern Shoegaze.” It’s a description that makes perfect sense on their viscerally chaotic second album Twin Plagues. More