Posts Categorized: Artist News

Amy Ray: Daily Rind Performance


Yesterday, Amy Ray stopped by HQ to give everyone in Rindland an extra special performance of material from her forthcoming release Didn’t It Feel Kinder. Due on August 5th, Ray’s new album marks the first time the Georgia-based songwriter has allowed a producer into the studio. But Greg Griffith –of Butchies and Le Tigre fame–… Read more »

Daptone 7” Singles Collection, Vol.2


Various Artists 7” Singles Collection, Vol.2 / Daptone / Buy The current resurgence in funk and soul music can be largely attributed to rare and often forgotten gems being saved from dusty record crates (usually found in moldy basements, estate sales, flea markets, and other undesirable locations), cleaned up, digitized and shared with music enthusiasts… Read more »

Melvins Team Up With Mike Patton to Curate All Tomorrow’s Parties


Good news is in the air! For lucky Brits, and stateside grunge devotees willing to drop serious plane fare, that is. Indeed, All Tomorrow’s Parties recently announced this year’s Nightmare Before Christmas festival will be curated by Ipecac impresario Mike Patton and the one and only Melvins on December 5-7. Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead… Read more »

The Wedding Present’s El Rey


The Wedding Present El Rey / Manifesto / Buy In a lot of ways it’s silly to call El Rey a return to form for the Wedding Present, who, after all these years, still make the same (fantastic) record every time out. So, yes, guitar-heavy, sex-obsessed, whip-smart indie pop is the order here. And it’s,… Read more »

Sequestered on the Subway


I am on a subway train in New York City listening over and over to the new Hold Steady song, “Sequestered in Memphis”, which is, apparently, the first single off of the band’s upcoming July release, Stay Positive. My iPod is welded open and I’m jamming those little earbuds as far into my ears as… Read more »