By Philip Cosores

Album Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Arcade Fire’s 2013 rollout for Reflektor was, in many ways, as memorable as that record’s music. There was the guerrilla graffiti art campaign that cryptically ushered in awareness of the project before seeing blowback for property damage. There were the secret shows where fans were instructed to dress up in their shiniest. There was the […]

By Matt Melis

Album Review: Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm

The title of Katie Crutchfield’s new album as Waxahatchee, Out in the Storm, might ring familiar to her longtime fans. After all, it was a snowstorm that once left the songwriter stranded in her parents’ Alabama home, an imposed seclusion that directly led to her project’s brilliant, trembling debut, American Weekend. The songs on that […]

By Ben Kaye

Arcade Fire share video for new song “Electric Blue”: Watch

Arcade Fire have shared another track from Everything Now in advance of the album’s July 28th release date. “Electric Blue” puts a Phoenix spin on ABBA with Régine Chassagne taking the lead for a sparkling dance number. The song comes via a video that finds Chassagne dancing in the streets of New Orleans — well after the Mardi […]

By Ben Kaye

Deer Tick are there for you on new song “Jumpstarting”: Stream

Deer Tick have taken four years to follow up 2013’s Negativity, but they’re making up for that lost time by releasing two new albums. Entitled simply Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2, each album focuses on a different side of the Rhode Island rockers. Vol. 1 is an acoustic folk record, while Vol. 2 highlights the band’s garage and punk […]

By Michelle Geslani

Ted Leo announces 13th album, The Hanged Man, shares fiery “You’re Like Me”: Listen

Photo by Mindy Tucker On September 8th, Ted Leo will return with his first solo album in nearly a decade, The Hanged Man. While its predecessor, 2010’s The Brutalist Bricks, was issued via Matador, this upcoming LP will be self-released, funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Leo’s 13th studio effort overall, it was recorded at a […]

By Ben Kaye

Arcade Fire debut new song “Chemistry” at intimate London show: Watch

Photo by Philip Cosores At an intimate set at London’s York Hall last night, Arcade Fire delivered quite a few treats for fans. The space usually hosts boxing matches, evident from the stage’s position in the center of the room, and the band brought out a few surprises to make the night even more special. First, […]

By Ben Kaye

Arcade Fire’s video for “Signs of Life” is a low-budget X-Files episode: Watch

Arcade Fire dropped another new single from the forthcoming Everything Now last night, the grooving “Signs of Life”. Just a few hours later, the indie rockers have followed the track up by releasing its accompanying music video. Directed by Borscht, the clip is essentially an indie, low-budget version of The X-Files. Two agents are out on a mysterious mission […]

By Ben Kaye

Arcade Fire share new single “Signs of Life”: Stream

Photo by Philip Cosores Earlier this month, Arcade Fire debuted a new song called “Signs of Life” during a concert in London. The band has now unveiled the studio version of the funky, synth-laden track. Listen in below. “Signs of Life” marks the third track we’ve from the Canadian outfit’s upcoming fifth studio album, Everything Now. […]

By Matt Melis

Album Review: Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder

In the opening to season three of HBO series The Leftovers, a woman in the 1800s climbs her roof to prepare for the end of the world, an apocalyptic flood her church predicted will arrive. When it doesn’t, the pastor announces the date was wrong and reschedules a new Armageddon, but members of her congregation, […]

By Michelle Geslani

A Giant Dog share pyrotechnic-filled video for new song “Bendover” — watch

Toy is the forthcoming album from punk rockers A Giant Dog. Due out August 25th through Merge, the Pile follow-up was previously teased with lead single “Photograph” in May. Now, the Austin natives have unboxed “Bendover”, a pleasantly explosive second preview. They’ve also shared a wild Ed Dougherty-directed music video, which features a bunch of fiery pyrotechnics, […]