Download: Hillman Lighthouse – Change Your Mind
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Download: Hillman Lighthouse – Change Your Mind

Channeling ’70s American arena rock by way of Sweden is Hillman Lighthouse. Readying the release of their debut LP, the band has issued “Change Your Mind,” the first single, for your listening pleasure. Stream and download “Change Your Mind” below and check out Hillman Lighthouse’s EP, Clean Slate, via iTunes. >> “Change Your Mind” Continue reading

Download: Mat D and the Profane Saints – Sawmill Road
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Download: Mat D and the Profane Saints – Sawmill Road

Gearing up for the release of Holyoke in March, Mat D and the Profane Saints have shared the album’s first single, “Sawmill Road.” Download “Sawmill Road” below and watch Mat perform “Gambling, Girls and Guns,” another Holyoke track, from Couch By Couchwest 2013. >> “Sawmill Road” Continue reading

Video: Meg Myers – Desire (NSFW)
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Video: Meg Myers – Desire (NSFW)

Baby, I want to fuck you I want to feel you in bones Boy, I’m gonna love you I’m going to tear into your soul Two decades later, Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession” now plays out like a tale told by high school students when compared to “Desire,” the first single from Make a Shadow, the new … Continue reading

Bootleg: Neutral Milk Hotel Live at Bottom of the Hill
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Bootleg: Neutral Milk Hotel Live at Bottom of the Hill

Heading to Philadelphia tomorrow to play two shows — both of which I’ll see — Neutral Milk Hotel has US and European dates scheduled through the summer. If you can I highly recommend doing so. Dates are here. If you can’t, enjoy this bootleg from a show Neutral Milk Hotel played at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill … Continue reading

Video: The Far West – Any Day Now
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Video: The Far West – Any Day Now

Looking ahead to next month already, the LA-based The Far West will release their sophomore album, Any Day Now, on 25 February. A cursory listen to the album brings to mind the grit and truth of ’70s era Kris Kristofferson. Watch the video trailer below in which the band discusses the making of Any Day … Continue reading

Video: Wax Fang – The Astronaut
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Video: Wax Fang – The Astronaut

Is it coincidence that just yesterday NASA launched an unmanned rocket carrying the latest satellite into space while The Astronaut, the space-rock opera from Wax Fang, is scheduled to land next Tuesday, 28 January? To support the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope and other space craft, NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) supports … Continue reading

Download: The Dirty Guv’nahs – Morning Light
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Download: The Dirty Guv’nahs – Morning Light

Following up on their 2012 album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies, Knoxville, Tennessee’s The Dirty Guv’nahs will release Hearts on Fire on 11 March via the sextet’s own label, Summertown Records. In advance of the release, the band has issued “Morning Light,” the first single from Hearts on Fire. Download “Morning Light” and watch the official video … Continue reading

Download: Leif Vollebekk – Southern United States
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Download: Leif Vollebekk – Southern United States

Set to release his first album since 2010’s Inland, Montreal’s Leif Vollebekk has readied North Americana, his US debut, for next Tuesday 28 January. Watch the video for “Photographer Friend” and download “Southern United States,” the opening track from North Americana, below. Pre-order via iTunes. >> “Southern United States” Continue reading