Big Thief

Big Thief, an indie 4-piece from Brooklyn, have a second album out.

Capacity includes the gently beautiful “Shark Smile”.

“Shark Smile”

Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean’s debut last year was impressive.

Now an equally impressive new song, “I Was a Fool”.

“I Was a Fool”

Awaken I Am

Awaken I Am, a rock quintet out of Australia, recently released their album Blind Love.

The song “Black Dreams” soars with melodic power.

“Black Dreams”

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is an American experimental composer who studied at the Berklee College of Music.

Her latest album The Kid is simply too beautiful to break up in parts so we present it in its entirety here.

The Kid

Fever Ray

Fever Ray, the alias of Swedish musician Karin Dreijer Andersson, quietly released her sophomore album Plunge.

Once half of the electronic duo The Knife with her brother, Fever Ray now concentrates on creating her own daring music as heard in the song “IDK About You”.

“IDK About You”

Sleigh Bells

Simply a great new song from Sleigh Bells.

“And Saints” from his Brooklyn duo is included on their new EP Kid Kruschev.

“And Saints”

nothing, nowhere.

nothing, nowhere. Is the nom de plume of Joe Mulherin.
Born in Foxborough, MA he spends his time in Vermont.

Blending emo with hip-hop, his first official debut is Reaper and includes “Hopes Up” featuring Dashboard Confessional.

“Hopes Up”

Trashique (Grimes and HANA)

The Con X: Covers is a 10-year celebration of Tegan and Sara’s album The Con.

Like-minded Friends (Hayley Williams, Ryan Adams, Chvrches, PVRIS, Bleachers and Cyndi Lauper to name a few) have adapted the songs from the original and proceeds benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation , which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.

Grimes and HANA (under the name Trashique) cover “Dark Come Soon”.

“Dark Come Soon”

Dog Party

There is so much good new music that it takes years to hear all that is worthy. Here is a band that I discovered recently. Sacramento Sisters Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles call themselves Dog Party.

This punk duo opened for Green Day in 2016.

Play the song “I Don’t Need You” (from their latest album Til You’re Mine) at full volume.

“I Don’t Need You”

Yaeji

Yaeji is the electronic project of the 23-year-old New York and Seoul-based DJ Kathy Yaeji Lee.

Her unique voice and seemingly simple delivery make her new song, “Drink I’m Sippin On” so enticing.

“Drink I’m Sippin On”

The Breeders

It’s been 24 years since the most prominent lineup of The Breeders recorded together.

Now guitarists Kim and Kelley Deal, bassist Josephine Wiggs, and drummer Jim Macpherson have reunited.

And we have a new classic Breeders song “Wait in the Car”.

“Wait in the Car”

Eminem

Why I love Eminem.

Destroyer

Dan Bejar, a member of the the Canadian musical collective The New Pornographers, has many more recordings with his rock band Destroyer.

The new album, ken, features the song “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood”.

“Tinseltown Swimming in Blood”

Björk

The always beguiling and fascinating Björk has dropped a new song: The Gate.

Expect the forthcoming album Utopia soon.

“The Gate”

And her videos are always some of the most intriguing:

Morrissey

Our favorite musical curmudgeon Morrissey offers a new song that rails against the TV media.

Expect the album Low in High School soon.

“Spent the Day in Bed”

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