By Eddie Fu

At the Drive-In and Death From Above to tour together in Europe

Death From Above photo by David Brendan Hall/At The Drive-In photo by Heather Kaplan At the Drive-In resurfaced in April with in•ter a•li•a, their first album in 17 years. On the heels of an appearance at Riot Fest, the El Paso rockers are about to embark on an international leg that includes stops in Japan, […]

By Randall Colburn

Riot Fest 2017 Festival Review: From Worst to Best

“No one here released an essential album this year,” said one of my colleagues as we baked in the scorching sunbeams skating across this year’s Riot Fest, waiting for the third, fifth, or eighth act of the day to take the stage. He wasn’t criticizing the year’s booking, really, just making a point. And it’s […]

By Ben Kaye

Bully are “Running” from their emotions on new single: Stream

Photo by Alysse Gafkjen Bully are back with the second single off their forthcoming sophomore album, Losing. The follow-up to 2015’s Feels Like, due out October 20th (via Sub Pop), was first previewed with the manic “Feel the Same”. Today, the CoSigned Nashville act is back with another candid pop-punk examination of mental wellness called “Running”. “Overall, ‘Running’ is […]

By Michael Roffman

The 25 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2017

As we eyeball the final stretch, it’s never easy to tell whether the year in music is speeding up or slowing down. In Tinsel Town, we all know the Oscar hopefuls will be coming soon to a theater near us as summer fades and fall settles in. Music’s different, though. Forget a barrage of holiday […]

By Ben Kaye

The Yawpers give a track-by-track breakdown of their new concept album, Boy in a Well: Stream

Back in 2015, Denver outfit The Yawpers brought their blues rock sounds to Bloodshot Records with their label debut, American Man. The trio are now back with their follow-up, Boy in a Well, set for release this Friday, August 18th. Co-produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson (who also plays on the album) and Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge), Boy in […]

By liorphillips

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

As Spoon announce a 10th anniversary reissue of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, revisit what frontman Britt Daniel had to say about the album and the rest of his band’s discography. 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 […]

By liorphillips

Lollapalooza Review: Arcade Fire Closes Festival with Career-Spanning Set

Photography by​ Heather Kaplan The less-than-stellar response to Everything Now springs in large part from the fact that Arcade Fire relied so much on satire and sarcasm, while they had so long been powered by sincerity. In a live show, cherry-picking the album’s best songs and placing them into the midst of the most revelatory of […]

By Eddie Fu

Screaming Females announce North American fall 2017 tour

Photo by Sasha Geffen During the past year, New Jersey punk rockers Screaming Females have split off to work on personal projects. Bassist King Mike co-founded the record label State Champion, frontman Marissa Paternoster worked on various art exhibitions, and drummer Jarrett Dougherty made a “foray into contemporary tailoring.” Recently, however, the trio holed up in […]

By Ben Kaye

Weaves announce new album, Wide Open, share lead single, “#53”: Stream

Photo by Brendan George Ko Just a few weeks after Weaves’ self-titled debut album was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, the Canadian indie rockers have announced its follow-up. The band’s sophomore record, Wide Open, is set for an October 6th via Buzz Records/Kanine/Memphis Industries. Weaves refer to the style of the new album as “Americana,” though that […]

By cosstaff

Top 50 Cover Songs from Movies

Say Anything has “In Your Eyes”, Goodfellas has “Layla”, Apocalypse Now has “The End”, and Fight Club has “Where Is My Mind”. These are established truths. But a cover song in a movie is different. It can actually elevate the drama — ascribing meaning and sentiment to the music being played. All of a sudden this song that we’re pretty sure we’ve […]