Katie Ellen (ex-Chumped) announce debut album, Cowgirl Blues, share “Lucy Stone” — listen

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On the heels of their 2014 debut full-length, Teenage Retirement, Brooklyn’s Chumped seemed poised for big things in the pop punk world. Unfortunately, their swift rise only served to expedite their dissolution, as they announced an indefinite hiatus in the fall of 2015. The band’s talents would not lay fallow for long, however, as singer/guitarist Anika Pyle and drummer Dan Frelly soon formed Katie Ellen. …

Album Review: Wavves – You’re Welcome

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Wavves has always been a punk band that sounds like they’re on the verge of imploding. Since the late ‘00s, back when the project was just the brainchild of frontman Nathan Williams, the singer has never shied away from his vices. Those habits (namely a penchant for drinking and smoking copious amounts of weed) have informed his writing for better …

Wavves release new album You’re Welcome: Stream/download

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Today, Wavves celebrate the release of their latest album, You’re Welcome. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream it in full below. You’re Welcome marks the sixth album for the Nathan Williams-led pop punk outfit. It follows the band’s pair of 2015 releases, V and the Cloud Nothings collaboration No Life For Me, and last year’s split single with Weezer. (Read: The 100 Best …

Phoenix unveil new song “Ti Amo” — listen

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Photo by David Brendan Hall Ahead of their forthcoming new album, Ti Amo, Phoenix have already shared the synth-speckled lead single, “J-Boy” and its retro music video. To give listeners another preview of their first full-length in four years, the French indie pop outfit has now unveiled its title track. Although “Ti Amo” has a harder edge compared to the shimmery “J-Boy”, it remains true …

Mondo Cozmo premieres anthemic new single “Automatic” — listen

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Mondo Cozmo is the new alias of former Eastern Conference Champions indie rocker Joshua Ostrander. Following well-received singles like “Shine” and “Hold On To Me”, the Los Angeles-based rocker announcement of a jam-packed summer of festival appearances including everything from UK’s Reeding and Leeds to Chicago’s Lollapalooza to Las Vegas’ Life is Beautiful. All this before he’s even released his full-length debut, Plastic Soul.  Due out …

Chastity Belt share “5am”, the closing track of their forthcoming album — listen

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Chastity Belt will soon release their follow-up to 2015’s Time To Go Home with I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, an album their label, Hardly Art, describes as “a dark and uncommonly beautiful set of moody post-punk that finds the Seattle outfit’s feelings in full view, unobscured by humor.” We previously heard the low-key cut “Caught In a Lie” and now they’re shared the …

Album Review: PWR BTTM – Pageant

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Pop punk’s not dead. But it’s not not-dead in quite the way that nostalgic attendees of New Found Glory’s Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour and lifetime Blink-182 devotees may think it’s not dead. Pop punk isn’t dead because, thanks to bands like PWR BTTM, it’s evolving. And thank fucking god. Because nostalgia is great, but it’s got nothing on growth …

Album Review: Girlpool – Powerplant

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There’s a small but telling moment on “123”, the first song on the sophomore full-length, Powerplant, from Girlpool. The band’s duo of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, separated by an octave, sing, “While the moth doesn’t talk/ But in the dress the holes you saw.” The song grapples with absence – that the dress could best be known by its …

Wavves share new fast-paced rocker, “No Shade” — listen

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Ever since Wavves announced the May 19th release date for their sixth studio album, You’re Welcome, Nathan Williams & co. have pumped out singles at a breakneck pace. Today, they’re back with another scorcher, “No Shade”. Much like the previous offering “You’re Welcome”, the two-minute track is a fast-paced rocker. Its fuzzy guitars and urgent percussion serve as a backdrop for Williams’ dreamy vocals. On the …

Speedy Ortiz cover TV on the Radio’s “Young Liars” for Planned Parenthood benefit compilation — listen

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Photo by Erik Voake With Planned Parenthood coming under increasing fire during the current administration, musicians far and wide have banded together to support the organization in any way possible. The latest effort is Cover Your Ass Vol. 1, the first installment in a series of charitable compilation cover albums From Lionfish Music. Out May 26th to comp features contributions from …