By Ben Kaye

QWAM shout down pretension on new single “Doggie Door”: Stream

Photo by Karen Sophia Colon 10 Things… is a recurring new music feature in which an artist goes H.A.M. on a particular topic. Certain parts of Brooklyn are seen by some as the birthplace of hipster pretension. (Here’s looking at you, Williamsburg.) But punk upstarts QWAM are here to shake down the too-cool facade that casts […]

By Randall Colburn

Drum virtuoso Ryan Hassan teams with UK rapper Kofi Stone for debut single and video, “Bomb Squad”: Watch

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. Ryan Hassan is a drummer and DJ whose spent his career supporting rappers and electronic outfits like Tinie Tempah, Clean Bandit, Fat Man Scoop, and more. It’s never easy for a drummer to pummel his or her […]

By Ben Kaye

The Fluids give a Track by Track breakdown of their debut album, No Kidding!: Stream

Photo by Jordan Kuyper Track by Track is a recurring new music feature in which an artist offers a comprehensive rundown of their new album. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Mike Tony, keyboardist Nick “Demo” DeMolina, lead guitarist Cooper Formant, and bassist John Paul “Puppy” Frank of The Fluids are here to blow out the speakers of Brooklyn rock. […]

By Randall Colburn

Quiet Slang, a.k.a. Beach Slang’s James Alex, unveils We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags EP: Stream

Track by Track is a recurring new music feature in which an artist offers a comprehensive rundown of their new album. “Play it loud, play it fast” go the opening lyrics of “Future Mixtape For the Art Kids”, the song that kicks off not just Beach Slang’s 2016 album, Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, but also this quartet […]

By Michelle Geslani

Sincere Engineer details the Origins of her new punk song “Shattering”: Stream

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. Having grown up deeply embedded in Chicago’s punk scene, it wasn’t long before Deanna Belos made her transition from diehard music fan and active community supporter to full-fledged musician. Inspired and encouraged by fellow fans and colleagues […]

By Ben Kaye

Tracy Bonham breaks down her new album, Modern Burdens, Track by Track: Stream

Track by Track is a recurring new music feature in which an artist offers a comprehensive rundown of their new album. On March 19th, 1996, the world was introduced to one of alternative rock’s most steadfast and powerful singer-songwriters, Tracy Bonham. That’s the day she released her debut album, The Burdens of Being Upright, a record that […]

By Randall Colburn

Seattle supergroup Who Is She? give a Track by Track breakdown of their new album, Seattle Gossip: Stream

Photo by Sarah Cass Track by Track is a recurring new music feature in which an artist offers a comprehensive rundown of their new album. This Friday, three of Seattle’s finest tunesmiths will release their debut collaborative album, Seattle Gossip, under the moniker Who Is She?. The supergroup — consisting of Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt), Robin Edwards […]

By Eddie Fu

Paradise (members of Longview, PJ Harvey, Primal Scream) reveal Origins of debut single, “Goodbye 21st Century”: Stream

Photo by Maria Mochnacz Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. Newly formed rock group Paradise found its origins at a bar in Oslo where guitarist Rob McVey (Marianne Faithfull, Longview) first bonded with Sivert Høyem, former vocalist of the Norwegian alternative outfit Madrugada. […]

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. […]