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

Supergroup Gizmodrome (Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew, more) share their self-titled debut album: Stream

Track by Track is a recurring new music feature in which an artist offers a comprehensive rundown of their new album. Gizmodrome completely own the designation “supergroup”: The band comprises Stewart Copeland (The Police), Mark King (Level 42), Adrian Belew (ex-King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa), and Italian singer/multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Cosma. Their self-titled debut is out this Friday, September 15th via earMUSIC […]

By Ben Kaye

Deer Tick share their two new albums, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2: Stream

10 Things… is a recurring new music feature in which an artist goes H.A.M. on a particular topic. Four years after releasing their last album, Negativity, Deer Tick are back with not one but two new records. Coming September 15th via Partisan Records, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 aren’t meant to be taken as a double album. […]

By Michael Roffman

The World Spins: Johnny Jewel Talks Twin Peaks, David Lynch, and What’s Next for Chromatics

It’s been a wonderful and strange time for Johnny Jewel. For the last couple of years, the Italians Do It Better founder and multi-instrumentalist of Chromatics, Glass Candy, Desire, and Symmetry has been shuffling in and out of a multitude of realities. He’s devoted much of his time to Dear Tommy, the followup to the […]

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 Lizard Hips

Ampwrecked 14: New Music For Your Ears

Death From Above – Never Swim Alone (Last Gang) The comments below Death From Above‘s latest single are certainly interesting. Content to continue dividing opinion, Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F Keeler push the boundaries of their minimal set up, especially on Never Swim Alone; which, sounds like a wrestler’s entrance music. Seriously. Don’t read this […]

By Nina Corcoran

The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me: The Brand New Album That Changed Emo Forever

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Nina Corcoran tackles Brand New’s game-changing third studio album with the help of Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, and mewithoutYou. When Brand New released their third studio album, no one expected it to change as many […]

By Lizard Hips

The Lumes – Envy

Band: The Lumes EP: Envy Label: CrazySane Records Release date: October 2017 Sounds like: Drenched in feedback, coated in mud. “I wish I was nice for a while. I wish I could walk around with a smile.” Whether the guitar at the end of third track (Discharge) on this new EP from Rotterdam’s The Lumes is being […]