Posts Categorized: Artist News

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 »

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson


In March Pitchfork featured a young singer songwriter by the name of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson in their Forkast section. The featured track was “Buriedfed” – a rambling, folky, captivating mess drawing comparisons to Conor Oberst and The Arcade Fire – that quickly caught the ears of internet tastemakers near and far. Since that day… Read more »