Pile premiere their new album, A Hairshirt of Purpose: Stream

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Photo by Elisabeth Fuchsia Boston favorites Pile will release A Hairshirt of Purpose, their fifth album in 10 years of existence, on March 31st via Exploding in Sound. Like each of their previous efforts — including 2015’s You’re Better Than This — the new record finds the band evolving beyond the expectations of what came before as they toy with the high and lows of indie, post-punk, …

Wavves go wild on new song “Animal” — listen

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On May 19th, Wavves will unleash their sixth studio effort, You’re Welcome. The 12-song collection follows 2015’s V and is being previewed today with a cut called “Animal”. Not unlike the two tunes we heard earlier this month — the self-titled track and “Daisy” — this latest offering is delightfully fuzz-covered and clamorous. There’s also a bunch of nifty, thudding bass lines throughout. Take …

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Breaks Down His Band’s Entire Discography

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Photo by Philip Cosores On the morning before one of Spoon’s first shows supporting new album Hot Thoughts, Britt Daniel exudes an inordinate calm. I’ve asked him to take a journey back through each of Spoon’s nine albums. He remains unfazed, speaking softly yet confidently, his memory sharp and his opinions sharper. And yet, he doesn’t seem the type to spend a lot of …

Fucked Up share epic new 12-inch EP, Year of the Snake: Stream

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Photo by​ ​Philip Cosores Fucked Up have never been ones to shy away from epically lengthy tracks, and their latest is no exception. While some punk bands can make an entire album last 24 minutes, the Canadian hardcore powerhouses clock that in one song. “Year of the Snake” is the eighth single in the band’s Zodiac Series, following 2015’s “Year of the Hare” and …

Chastity Belt announce new album, share Temple of the Dog-inspired video for “Different Now” — watch

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June 2nd marks the release of I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, the new album from indie rockers Chastity Belt. Due out via Hardly Art, the follow-up to 2015’s Time To Go Home represents their third overall. Spanning 13 tracks, including three bonus cuts, the LP was recorded live in July 2016 in Portland with the help of producer …

dad thighs – The Ghosts That I Fear

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Artist: dad thighs Title: The Ghosts That I Fear Release: Digital / Cassette Year: 2016 Label: Old Press Records How’s the Canadian scene going? Maybe this band from Vancouver could tell us about it with their music. dad thighs (stylized like that) is a fairly new band with an explosive sound that released their first demo back in 2013. That was followed …

Conor Oberst’s Top 10 Songs

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This feature originally ran in 2014. We’re reposting in anticipation of Conor Oberst’s new album, Salutations.  For those of us reared in the expanse of the true Midwest, the open, rolling hills and endless corn and soybean fields, music from the coasts was for escapism. We didn’t surf. We didn’t know what a major city really was, but we could …

I Was There: LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver Turns 10

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This is a story about being young. This is a story of what we remember and what we forget. This is a story of a lost New York. This is one story of LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 album, Sound of Silver. It …

The Octopus Project premiere raucous new song “Cuidate” — listen

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Photo by Michael Thad Carter The Octopus Project have been keeping Austin weird for the last 15 years. Though always maintaining high energy and partying vibes, the band have constantly found new expressions for their avant-pop sounds. Sometimes it’s been experimental orchestras (2010’s Hexadecagon), while other times it’s been joyous bursts of electronic playfulness (2013’s Fever Forms). Their latest effort, Memory Mirror, takes the …

Beach Fossils announce new LP, Somersault, share string-laden “This Year” — listen

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On 2013’s Clash the Truth, Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils traded the breezy, minimalist indie rock of their debut for a more aggressive, punk-inspired sound. Now, it seems, they’re opting for something both poppier and more heartfelt. On June 2nd, the band will release their third LP, Somersault, an album with which the band has, according to a press release, “channeled years …