Punch Brothers and Watchhouse – “Mystery of Love” (Sufjan Stevens Cover) – Video

Last week, Punch Brothers and Watchhouse joined together onstage, playing a cover of the Sufjan Stevens song “Mystery of Love.” Bandleader Chris Thile announced that the two bands, joined by Sarah Jarosz, would be doing an acoustic tour. The shows begin on July 27th; more information here.

Black Marble – “Feels” (Video)

Black Marble (Chris Stewart) will release his third album, Bigger Than Life, on Sacred Bones Records this Friday, October 25th. Stewart leans on synth-pop sounds and styles heavily, but the music sounds freshly earnest and eminently tuneful rather than merely derivative. Check out standout songs “One Eye Open” and “Feels,” and then stream the rest,Continue reading “Black Marble – “Feels” (Video)”

Wye Oak: “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs” (YouTube)

Wye Oak’s fifth album, The Louder I Call, the Faster it Runs, will be released via Merge on April 6, 2018 (Preorder here). Today, the band shared a teaser of the title track via various streaming platforms: a YouTube clip of the audio is below. TOUR DATES – WYE OAK 02/16 New York, NY Symphony Space 04/06 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival 04/20Continue reading “Wye Oak: “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs” (YouTube)”

Elliot Root – “Stay” (YouTube audio)

Elliot Root’s debut album Conjure is out August 25th via E.R./Thirty Tigers. Check out a YouTube audio stream of the lead off single “Stay,” and mark your calendar for one of the tour dates, below. ELLIOT ROOT on TOUR * with Rainbow Kitten Surprise August 11 Boulder, CO Non-Comm Radio Summit August 25 Clinton, MSContinue reading “Elliot Root – “Stay” (YouTube audio)”

The Dream Syndicate: “Glide”

The Dream Syndicate. Photo: Chris Sikich. How Did I Find Myself Here?,  The Dream Syndicate’s first LP since 1988 will be released via Anti on September 8th.   THE DREAM SYNDICATE – 2017 TOURING SCHEDULE: Sept 29 Portland, OR – Star Theater Sept 30 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern Oct 14 Oslo – Rockefeller Oct 15Continue reading “The Dream Syndicate: “Glide””

Erasure: “I Need You”

  Erasure has just released “I Need You Now,” a “bonus track” from their World Be Gone EP.   Here’s one of the remixes from the EP: And tour details: ERASURE TOUR DATES July 25 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne * July 26 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne * July 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 Arena *Continue reading “Erasure: “I Need You””

Moon Duo: “Lost in Light” (Soundcloud)

Moon Duo’s Occult Architecture, Vol.2 is out on May 5th, 2017 via Sacred Bones. Moon Duo Tour Dates: Sat. March 11 – Mexico City, MX @ Festival NRMAL Wed. Mar. 15 – Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria University Thu. Mar. 16 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall Fri. Mar. 17 – London, UK @Continue reading “Moon Duo: “Lost in Light” (Soundcloud)”

WHY? – “Proactive Evolution ” (Soundcloud)

The band WHY?’s latest LP, Moh Lean, came out this past Friday on Joyful Noise. WHY?’s first release in four years, it supplies a shot of optimism during times that surely need it. Upcoming Tour Dates: 03/16 – Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater 03/17 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall 03/18 – Minneapolis, MNContinue reading “WHY? – “Proactive Evolution ” (Soundcloud)”

Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)

Temples’s album Volcano is out March 3rd via Fat Possum Records. Check out lead-off track “Certainty” below. They are also extensively touring (dates below). TEMPLES TOUR DATES: (new shows in bold) Wed. Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel * Fri. Feb. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * Sat. Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’sContinue reading “Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)”

Jens Lekman: “What’s That Perfume You Wear?” (Video)

Jens Lekman has announced his new album, Life Will See You Now, will be released on February 17th via Secretly Canadian. He’s shared a video of the leadoff single, “What’s That Perfume You Wear?” and is touring in support of the recording, both in the United States and Europe (dates below).   Jens Lekman Tour Dates Thu. FebContinue reading “Jens Lekman: “What’s That Perfume You Wear?” (Video)”