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2012: the midterm

Much is made of Hiva Oa's fragility and restraint, but more than anything, the various attractions along this route fall under the general heading of "unexpected." The meta-tempo percussive rattle of "Urban" leaves the...

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“no one reads reviews anymore” Glimmer, by Jacaszek

Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? --"Spring and Fall," (1880), by Gerard Manley Hopkins Gerard Manley Hopkins was a 19th century Jesuit priest, an...

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shortlisted: Glimmer, by Jacaszek

Available December 8, via Ghostly International. It defies language how close this album sits with me right now: musically, sonically, and psychologically. Maybe you'll hear the same? Embedded below is the second track "Dare-gale."...

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stream: Solaris rescore, by Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnason

essays on child abuse Stream Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnason's rescore of the Solaris (1972) soundtrack at gokoyoko. Electroacoustic to the utmost, Frost and Bjarnason composed the score by conventional means, introduced it to a...

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video: “Edward the Confessor,” by Breton

(email|facebook|twitter) An urgent, infectious, two-chord fire alarm from their forthcoming single, available through Fat Cat Records on November 21. (Their debut album Other People’s Problems will follow in early 2012.) It is an...

MP3: TV on the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness”

The second, more beat-driven song from TV on the Radio's upcoming album, Nine Types of Light (April 12), was released...

MP3: Little Scream – “Cannons”

First impression of Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer, after listening to her first single released, "The Heron and the Fox,"...

Chad VanGaalen: Diaper Island

Chad VanGaalen's upcoming album, Diaper Island, was just confirmed to be released on May 17.   Flemish Eye describes the...

MP3: White Denim – “Drug”

Austin natives, White Denim, have released their first track from their upcoming album, D, due May 24.  Another must-see band...

Stream: No Color, by The Dodos

The Dodos, No Color, is due out March 15.  Here is the full album to stream compliments of Hype Machine's early...

Fredrik – “Rites of Spring”

Fredrik will soon release their third full-length album, Flora, on April 12.  "Rites of Spring" is the first sample of...

[Video] Austra – “The Beast”

With each song that surfaces from Austra's upcoming debut album, Feel It Break (May 17), the mystery and anticipation for...

TV on the Radio – “Will Do”

TV on the Radio's first single, "Will Do," was officially released last night on their facebook page.  The smooth song will...

bc: “This is psychosis. This is psychosis.”

(email|facebook) New IAMX. Beginning and end of transmission: Volatile Times is due March 18, 2011. In wholly...

The Dodos – “Don’t Stop”

Alright! A fast-paced tune that once again showcases Meric Long's fingerpicking dexterity.  Neko Case donates her chops on The Dodos...

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