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Archives: 2014
  • Shannong & the Clams

    published September 3, 2014

    Summer is almost over but Bay Area boobies Shannon and the Clams are still on their never-ending hunk hunt, winking their way to the Big Creepy... More >>

  • THEESatisfaction

    published August 20, 2014

    If there were a song to play every time the seasons changed, it could probably be "Queens" by Seattle rap duo THEESatisfaction. The tune's... More >>

  • Mikky Ekko

    published August 13, 2014

    When you hear the urban pop gloss covering the lithe, un-accented singing voice of Mikky Ekko, it's hard to believe that one of the most... More >>

  • Mykki Blanco

    published August 6, 2014

    Somewhere in between a hedonistic party club pretense and a slightly nefarious "I might sneak in your room and kill you" vibe floats Mykki Blanco,... More >>

  • Lil Debbie

    published July 30, 2014

    Like a pan of burnt brownies tossed in the trash, gone are the days of Kreayshawn collaborations and White Girl Mob drama, clearing the smoke for... More >>

  • The Wytches

    published July 23, 2014

    Hailing from Brighton, UK, the psych-rock trio formed in 2011 and only just recently embarked on their first North American tour in support of... More >>

  • Ted Nugent

    published July 16, 2014

    Ted Nugent may be a conservative gun-toting Republican womanizer who has impressively managed to create an outdoor sports and hunting empire for... More >>

  • Phox

    published July 16, 2014

    There's something easy-breezy about the sound of a town like Barbaroo, WI, so it's only fitting that whimsical folk-pop sextet PHOX hails from the... More >>

  • Denitia and Sene

    published June 25, 2014

    Like cooly smoking a Cuban cigar—or a loosie, rather, in the case of Denitia and Sene—a smooth sound requires a smooth operator, and... More >>

  • Tegan and Sara

    published June 18, 2014

    In Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career, they've made progressively influential material that has earned them a global following. The Canadian... More >>

  • Courtney Barnett+Benjamin Booker

    published June 11, 2014

    Melbourne-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has a gift for turning workaday situations into captivating anecdotes—one... More >>

  • Courtney Barnett+Benjamin Booker

    published June 11, 2014

    Melbourne-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has a gift for turning workaday situations into captivating anecdotes—one... More >>

  • Patty Griffin

    published June 4, 2014

    The veteran folk singer/songwriter has stayed on the ride since her 1996 debut with A&M, taking her own personal struggles and stories and using... More >>

  • Eels

    published May 28, 2014

    The Eels have been around for a while, making a name for themselves as one of those iconic movie soundtrack bands, playing reflective, scuzzed... More >>

  • Mirah

    published May 21, 2014

    Peaceful, subtle and everlasting—that's the kind of music singer/songwriter Mirah has been creating since the late 1990s. This year, she put... More >>

  • The Neighbourhood

    published May 14, 2014

    A simple Spotify search for the song "Let it Go" yields hundreds of synonymous titles, but right underneath Demi Lovato and the Frozen... More >>

  • Son Lux

    published May 7, 2014

    Composer extraordinaire Ryan Lott, aka Son Lux, has studied music his entire life, developing and experimenting with recording and production... More >>

  • Future Islands

    published April 30, 2014

    Future Islands plays some of the most passionate electro-pop there is right now—or in existence, if you want to be fittingly melodramatic.... More >>

  • The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)

    published April 30, 2014

    Indie rock icon Ted Leo and esteemed singer/songwriter Aimee Mann have joined forces in a clash of independent music titans with their... More >>

  • Torres

    published April 30, 2014

    Like her move from Nashville to Brooklyn, Mackenzie Scott (aka Torres) made a crucial shift in sound from acoustic to electric back in 2012 with... More >>

  • The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)

    published April 23, 2014

    Indie rock icon Ted Leo and esteemed singer/songwriter Aimee Mann have joined forces in a clash of independent music titans with their... More >>

  • Black Lips+Natural Child

    published April 16, 2014

    From songs about being forced to sleep with someone, to smoking weed with friends — (and crack, just that one time) — the Black Lips... More >>

  • Daniel Rossen+William Tyler

    published April 9, 2014

    Spring is here and the gods are smiling upon us by sending two glorious beams of light — two coinciding solo tours that must be the... More >>

  • Tweens

    published March 26, 2014

    Trash-pop trio Tweens only formed in 2012, but the Cincinnati punks have managed to make a name for themselves with fans and tour mates like The... More >>

  • Freddie Gibbs

    published March 19, 2014

    If it weren't for drug dealers, we wouldn't have drugs. If it weren't for the internet, we wouldn't have viral mixtape downloads. And if it... More >>

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