After capturing many’s attention and being listed as one of the top performances at Moogfest by the New York Times, Norwegian artist Jenny Hval, has released her EP, The Long Sleep. This marks her first official release in two years. The EP is out via Sacred Bones.
A Place To Bury Strangers released the video to the single “Too Tough To Kill,” a track from their latest album Pinned, which came out via Dead Oceans. The album was the band’s fifth studio album and with video now out, the band prepares to kick off more tour dates.
The London rockers that describe their sound as “cinematic southern gothic alt rock,” have announced the release date for their sophomore album, As I Fell, which will be out August 17th via Submarine Cat Records. The band also released the first single, “Valentine,” with its accompanying video directed by Gregg Houston.
Los Angeles surf rock band, La Luz, is back with their third album titled Floating Features. Mixing in some lush 1960’s pop guitars, grooving bass, and tight drums make for a very relaxing and mellow listen. La Luz knows fairly well that they are not treading new waters or even adding a new twist to the surf rock genre itself, instead they fully embrace the time they are given to bask in the sunshine.
Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys finally make their long awaited comeback with the highly
anticipated Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino. Avoiding releasing any single prior to release and only offering the most brief teases, Arctic Monkeys opted to let their fans dive into these oddly titled songs with a complete fresh perspective. With AM being five years ago, do the Arctic Monkeys successfully return the scene with ease and wit that we’ve come to expect?
Hurray for the Riff Raff played as part of the Levitation Music Festival at the Mohawk. The band, fronted by Alynda Lee Segarra, is a folk Americana band whose music has brought to light the culture of Segarra’s Puerto Rican roots.
It’s finally here. After so much anticipation in their hometown, and a impressive sold out album release show at the Lowbrow Palace in El Paso, Texas, Pilots of Venus have released their debut album entitled Lady Astronaut. This is an impressive debut LP. Right from the opening seconds, Pilots of Venus essentially stomp as hard as possible on the gas and embark in break-neck speed trip through 90’s inspired alternative rock. Taking cues from Pixies, Nirvana, and punk rock in general, this nine-track list is incredibly astonishing as well as nostalgic in a sense.