Hinds once again has proved themselves one of the hardest working bands out there. After an incredible 10 months of touring non-stop, the band is still going. Their upcoming US dates start next month at Treasure Island Festival and continue across the country.
After an amazing few months, with highlights like festival headline sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza plus a massive world tour, Flume earned his first platinum record in the United States for his hit single "Never Be Like You" featuring Kai.
Watch Alan Palomo of Neon Indian perform their standout tune, "Annie," from their latest album, Vega INTL. Night School, in a VHS-saturated video that anyone can sing along to. Premiered on Noisey, the video is the result of Palomo's desire to tell a narrative within a late-80's inspired Karaoke world.
We are pleased to announce that Alina Baraz has joined the Mom + Pop family! We became hooked last year as she emerged onto the electronic scene with the UrbanFlora EP, which was created in collaboration with Danish artist/producer, Galimatias. The collaboration took place over SoundCloud and went on to create an EP's worth of songs long-distance as the two only communicated via the internet.
Rounding off a big week of sold out shows at The Shrine in Los Angeles, Flume has released another superstar remix to his hit single "Never Be Like You." The new track, remixed by French producer Martin Sloveig, features a fresh electro/house take on the original. The result is a sound perfect for dancing the weekend away.
Ahead of their upcoming debut album Geode, ELEL has released an upbeat single entitled "When She Walks." The track, which premiered onConsequence of Soundearlier this morning, features various sound elements (including some salsa) blended together to create a unique sound that frontman Ben Elkins describes as a summation of the band's energy. The result is a bright track perfect for summer.
Lucius are no strangers to life on the road so it's only appropriate that the band made an appearance on Showtime's Cameron Crowe-directed show about gig life, Roadies. Last night, the band took their harmonious sounds to the small screen, performing "Born Again Teen" and "Dusty Trails" as a part of the episode. We think Jess, Holly and the boys may have found another calling. What do you think?
Coinciding with the announcement of their second album, Every Now & Then, Jagwar Ma has released a video for their new track "O B 1". The video, directed by the band's own Jono Ma, features footage from past tours, including their European opening for Tame Impala.
Hinds has released a new video for their track "Warts," off of the debut album Leave Me Alone. The video, directed by Pedro Martin-Calero, features a breathtaking take on the trials of dating and romance. What begins as an innocent ping pong tournament between new lovers turns into a chase filled through a bright and minimalist course, with things ending up not so well for the ladies of Hinds.
Featuring cameos from Sleater-Kinney, Jeff Tweedy and more familiar faces, the video follows a day in the life of an elevator operator played by none other than Courtney herself. Directed by Sunny Leunig, the video takes place in a bizarre building in which Courtney encounters flying bowling balls, rockin' nuns, and a rooftop concert. The video's literal yet surreal interpretation of the song captures the humorously imaginative touch of the track itself.
After a World Premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, FIDLAR have unleashed their raucous cover of the Beastie Boys' classic "Sabotage." The cover is an homage to Beastie Boys' member, Adam 'MCA' Yauch, who passed away 4 years ago.
DMA’S have released their new video for “Timeless.” Filmed at an adult jazz event, the video stays true to its name by showing those of all ages coming together in the name of fun, music, and of course, beer. The Mitch Grant directed video is shot entirely in black and white, and reminds viewers that you are never too old to have a good time. Check it out below and be sure to pick up a copy of Hills End out now.
After a series of epic shows opening for Two Door Cinema Club, Bayonne is getting ready to hit the road again. This time, he's heading out with LA post-rock duo El Ten Eleven. Head here for a full list of dates and be sure to check out his Depictions playlist over on Spotify to hear the tunes that inspired his debut album Primitives.
After conquering the festival circuit, sweeping up awards season, and rocking the season finale of SNL, Courtney Barnett has been awarded with the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award at this year's A2IM Libera Awards. The awards celebrate the successes of the independent music community including both artists and labels. We could not be more proud to be a part of the Courtney team and can't wait to see what she has in store next.
After a year of non-stop life on the road, Hinds proves that hard work really pays off. The Madrid garage-quartet appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in their debut TV performance. Performing their infectious single, "Garden," the band captured the hearts of both The Late Show audience and the viewers watching from home. Watch below and check out some behind the scenes photos of their viewing party courtesy of Griffin Lotz!
FIDLAR unleashed a surreal video for their hard-hitting anthem "Punks." The video is a collaboration with fellow DIY group, The Flaming Lips, and was filmed at The Flaming Lips' art space, "The Womb." In the clip, a young man navigates his way through a dystopian society in attempt to reach outer space. Watch the videobelow and be sure to catch FIDLAR on their newly announced Fall Tour. You can also listen to their new album Toonow.
Flume's new album, Skin, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200! The album was also #1 on the Dance/Electronic chart. The Aussie’s second album is continuing to climb, and proving to be a standout piece that has been praised by news outlets as the “future of electronic music” (Time), and “a modern electronic classic” (Zane Lowe). A huge congrats to Harley and get ready for the Flume World Tour which kicks off in New Zealand in July! Grab your tickets now before it's too late!
The album includes early hit singles "Never Be Like You feat. Kai," "Say It feat. Tove Lo," and "Smoke & Retribution feat. Vince Staples" plus more than a dozen fresh tracks. With a tracklist that features collabs with artists like Beck, Raekwon, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge, Vic Mensa and more, Skin showcases Flume's willingness to push the bounds of genre, creativity and craft.
Tomorrow, Flume will release his much-anticipated second album, Skin. However, if you're like us and can't wait any longer, you can listen to the full album now on Facebook. Last night, Flume hosted an epic online listening party via Facebook Live to celebrate the release. The live stream played the record in its entirety for the first time ever with special guest appearances from collaborators including Beck, Vince Staples, Kai, Tove Lo, and more! Don't worry, if you couldn't catch it live you can still head to Flume's Facebook page to watch/listen. Spoiler alert, there may be a surprise at the end involving the shaving off of a certain someone's mustache.
Flume's new album, Skin comes out tomorrow but you can listen to the final track today! The album closer premiered yesterday with Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. The track, titled "Tiny Cities," is a collaboration with Beck that blends the Aussie producer's trademark sound with infectious vocals and melodies by Beck. Zane chose the track as the day's world record stating, "this record is shaping up to be a modern, electronic classic."
In the wake of Prince's passing, tributes to the iconic artist have been pouring in from musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, and now Neon Indian. Neon Indian's Alan Palomo gathered a number of his friends and collaborators to try their take on the classic, "Pop Life." In the live-studio session released today on Pitchfork, you can't help but notice the love this group has for the song, the man, and of course each other.
Courtney Barnett closed this season of SNL with a killer performance. The Aussie rocker played "Pedestrian at Best" and "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party," both from her Grammy-nominated debut LP Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit. The episode, hosted by none other than Fred Armisen, was a match made in heaven. Guest appearances from Carrie Brownstein, Larry David, Lonely Island and more only made the night that much sweeter.
Today's the day! After much anticipation, Mutual Benefit unleashed their new album, Skip a Sinking Stone, to the world! The album features early singles "Not For Nothing," "Lost Dreamers," and "The Hereafter," plus nine never-before-heard tracks.
Early praise from the album has already rolled in from places like NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, Pitchfork and more. Pitchfork describes the album as, "a gorgeous collection of orchestral folk" and "probably the most chipper album about gig life ever recorded."
Hinds' song "Easy" is not just another breakup song. It cuts beneath the surface, following every brutal step along the way. The music video cuts even deeper. As mascara, food, and other grotesque substances drip down the band's faces, the scene reflects what Vulture calls, "every messy, unflattering, desperate moment we omit when we're recounting the details to our best friend."
Lucius premiered their music video for "Gone Insane" today with Pitchfork. Inspired by singer Jess Wolfe's dream, the video features over 3,000 photographs combined into a live stop-motion animation in which Holly Laessig morphs Wolfe's face as if it were made out of clay. Directed by Nathan Johnson, the film is an eerie exploration of themes like perception, illusion and of course going insane. Check it out below and be sure to pick up a copy of Good Grief now.