New track from Say Hi03 Sep 2015

Check out the Indie Shuffle premiere of Say Hi's new track, "It's A Hunger" off of the upcoming album Bleeders Digest (out 9/18)! Catch the band…  ·read more·

Check out the Indie Shuffle premiere of Say Hi's new track, "It's A Hunger" off of the upcoming album Bleeders Digest (out 9/18)! Catch the band on tour with Telekinesis this fall. ·read less·

El Vy03 Sep 2015

Barsuk is super excited for Brent Knopf (Ramona Falls, Menomena) who's collaborating with the National's Matt Berninger on a new project called El Vy (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with 'hell pie'). 4AD is releasing …  ·read more·

Barsuk is super excited for Brent Knopf (Ramona Falls, Menomena) who's collaborating with the National's Matt Berninger on a new project called El Vy (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with 'hell pie'). 4AD is releasing their album Return To The Moon on October 30th, and the title track has already been released (watch the video here). Today the band shared a second track, "I'm The Man To Be" along with a video (directed by Matt's brother, Tom Berninger). El Vy will be touring in November and December — dates can be found on the band's website. ·read less·

Nada Surf release live album14 Aug 2015

This just in from Nada Surf: "On Saturday March 24th, 2012, we drove into Seattle, Washington, one of our favorite cities, …  ·read more·

This just in from Nada Surf: "On Saturday March 24th, 2012, we drove into Seattle, Washington, one of our favorite cities, to play at the Neptune Theatre (they spell it Brit style). We were in the midst of a US tour in support of The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. Days before, our longtime friend and frequent producer John Goodmanson told us that the venue was wired for recording, with a whole extra set of cables going from the stage down to the basement. did we want him to record the show? our answer: yes! a few months ago, we asked fans if they'd be interested in a live album. their answer: yes! so we had John mix it and now it's ready. Live at the Neptune Theatre is available to pre-order in a limited edition 3xLP package that includes a show poster from that night, an LP-sized 8-page color booklet, a t-shirt iron-on and a temporary tattoo: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/nadasurf.

"The package will ship in early 2016 but when you pre-order you receive an immediate digital download of the album. it's also available at all digital outlets today. If you order tickets for the November shows in DC, NYC and Toronto you will also receive a free digital download of the album with your ticket confirmation. Bonus!" we hope you enjoy the record, we sure enjoyed making it! ·read less·

Babes' "Life Come Into Me" video premieres on Stereogum11 Aug 2015

Watch the video on Stereogum or via YouTube (possibly NSFW). "The men appear to be auditioning for something in front of unamused singer Sarah …  ·read more·

Watch the video on Stereogum or via YouTube (possibly NSFW). "The men appear to be auditioning for something in front of unamused singer Sarah Rayne Leigh, whose inner monologue corresponds with the song's melancholy 'life is pointless' lyrical theme," says Stereogum. "Under this ruckus lies the band's oozingly slow synth and Leigh's timeless voice."

The track is off the bedroom-rock family five-piece's forthcoming full-length debut, Untitled (Five Tears), out October 30. Noisey recently premiered the first pre-release track "I've Got a Reason to Keep on Living," saying it "crests a sunny surf-pop wave... there's an element of obsession lurking in these beachy grooves." Listen via Soundcloud here. ·read less·

Big Scary releases new track "Organism"27 Jul 2015

Acclaimed Australian duo Big Scary returns to their creative, musical sanctum and releases new song "Organism." The grooving, …  ·read more·

Acclaimed Australian duo Big Scary returns to their creative, musical sanctum and releases new song "Organism." The grooving, rhythm-driven track is the first new music fans will have the chance to hear since the US release of their Australian Music Prize-winning full-length, Not Art, in January 2014. Listen here.

The pair have been spending a great deal of their time working on new material for their upcoming album, and are currently putting the finishing touches on what is set to be another forward-thinking journey into one of the most inventive and challenging pop acts in recent years. As frontman/producer Tom Iansek said of the song, "it's moving back towards Jo and me as a band and the dynamic between us. It's refocusing on the duo. With this has come a lot of stripping back of the non-essential, using less to create more. Using new and unfamiliar textures but keeping the performance firmly grounded in that of two people playing." Drummer Jo Syme added, "it's a quirky, three-minute pop song — obnoxious sax stabs dance with the bass, and the simple parts slot in around each other with little rhythmic tricks."

Big Scary are set to take their new song (and maybe a few more works-in-progress) on the road this September for a headlining North American tour, kicking off in Vancouver on September 4 at The Cobalt, hitting Bumbershoot, Pygmalion, and Midpoint music festivals, and ending October 2 at Mercury Lounge in New York City. The band is set to tour the EU & UK through the end of the year. You can find all tour dates and information at www.bigscary.net, or on Barsuk's shows page. ·read less·

Say Hi premieres track at Stereogum24 Jul 2015

Stereogum has premiered album standout "The Grass Is Always Greener" from the forthcoming Say Hi record Bleeders Digest (out September 18) saying the track "maintains Elbogen's singular …  ·read more·

Stereogum has premiered album standout "The Grass Is Always Greener" from the forthcoming Say Hi record Bleeders Digest (out September 18) saying the track "maintains Elbogen's singular sound, matching smart, concise guitar and synth figures with tight grooves and understated vocals that hit like decrepit lullabies".

Say Hi's Australian tour with Death Cab for Cutie starts July 26. His US tour with Telekinesis starts October 1 at The Shakedown in Bellingham, WA. ·read less·

Hibou reveals live performance video, tour dates with Cayucas23 Jul 2015

Peter Michel, who records under the name Hibou, is excited to share a live-performance video of his song "Above Us." The track is taken from his upcoming self-titled debut album being released September 18. The video premiered via Flood who said, "the video he and his touring band have shared for album cut 'Above …  ·read more·

Peter Michel, who records under the name Hibou, is excited to share a live-performance video of his song "Above Us." The track is taken from his upcoming self-titled debut album being released September 18. The video premiered via Flood who said, "the video he and his touring band have shared for album cut 'Above Us' strips away the song's buoyant drum pattern and sticky guitar work, leaving behind a cascading piano melody and Michel's gentle voice. Armed with nothing more than piano, bass, and acoustic guitar, and lit by the sunlight coming through the windows, the trio transform Michel's parents' living room into an intimate cafe space and reveal the expertly built structure that supports one of Hibou's strongest songs."

Hibou is touring across North America throughout July and August this summer, opening for Cayucas. ·read less·

Babes announce debut album15 Jul 2015

Babes — the pop-rock family five-piece from Los Angeles — makes their full-length debut with Untitled (Five Tears), out October 30 on Barsuk. …  ·read more·

Babes — the pop-rock family five-piece from Los Angeles — makes their full-length debut with Untitled (Five Tears), out October 30 on Barsuk. Noisey premiered the lead single "I've Got a Reason to Keep on Living," saying it "crests a sunny surf-pop wave. Yet there's an element of obsession lurking in these beachy grooves." Listen here.

The band, siblings Aaron, Zach, and Sarah Rayne Leigh, along with cousins Jeffrey Baird and Bryan Harris, have all been playing music together since they were children and recorded the new LP on a mobile rig in various places around Los Angeles.

Babes honed their skills recording with producers and songwriters such as Steve Lindsey (Leonard Cohen, Elton John), Jeff Barry (The Dixie Cups, The Ronettes, Phil Spector), Benji Hughes (Jeff Bridges), Charlie Midnight (James Brown) and Matthew Wilder (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus). Untitled (Five Tears) is Babes' debut LP following their self-titled and self-produced EP on Harvest Records in 2014, which Buzzbands LA says "oozes with the beauty and innocence of pop's past" and Stereogum raves, "...retro strains of girl-group pop and twee in a way that will resonate with 
Camera Obscura fans." ·read less·

Watch DCfC perform "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" on Conan14 Jul 2015

Watch Death Cab for Cutie perform "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" from their album Kintsugi on Conan. The band is on tour now — tour dates …  ·read more·

Watch Death Cab for Cutie perform "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive" from their album Kintsugi on Conan. The band is on tour now — tour dates can be found here. ·read less·

Chris Staples announces brand new EP, US tour09 Jul 2015

Chris Staples is excited to announce that he will be releasing a new EP, Cheap Shades, on July 24th. Cheap Shades is a follow up to his widely acclaimed Barsuk debut American Soft. Staples will kick off a nationwide tour in support of the new release in San Francisco on July 27th.

Chris Staples is excited to announce that he will be releasing a new EP, Cheap Shades, on July 24th. Cheap Shades is a follow up to his widely acclaimed Barsuk debut American Soft. Staples will kick off a nationwide tour in support of the new release in San Francisco on July 27th.

Barsuk welcomes Babes29 Jun 2015

We're excited to welcome Los Angeles, California's Babes to the Barsuk family! Check out the video for "ATMO", from their self-titled EP.

We're excited to welcome Los Angeles, California's Babes to the Barsuk family! Check out the video for "ATMO", from their self-titled EP.

Trails And Ways premieres "Jacaranda" on KEXP18 Jun 2015

Today, Trails and Ways premiered the video for "Jacaranda", from their debut album Pathology, at KEXP. The video, which features a mysterious …  ·read more·

Today, Trails and Ways premiered the video for "Jacaranda", from their debut album Pathology, at KEXP. The video, which features a mysterious glowing orb and a young skater girl, can be seen here. ·read less·

New album from Say Hi18 Jun 2015

We're very pleased to announce that Bleeders Digest, the new record from Say Hi, will be released on September 18th. A US tour with Telekinesis starts October 1st at The Shakedown in Bellingham, WA. Bastion of independent music KEXP has a premiere of album standout "Creatures of the Night" that you can listen to here.…  ·read more·

We're very pleased to announce that Bleeders Digest, the new record from Say Hi, will be released on September 18th. A US tour with Telekinesis starts October 1st at The Shakedown in Bellingham, WA. Bastion of independent music KEXP has a premiere of album standout "Creatures of the Night" that you can listen to here. ·read less·

Video premiere from Small Feet17 Jun 2015

Small Feet are excited to unveil the video for "All And Everyone", the first single from their debut album From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean out August …  ·read more·

Small Feet are excited to unveil the video for "All And Everyone", the first single from their debut album From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean out August 7th. You can watch it here.

"Beautifully haunting music."KEXP

"Immediately contagious."Clash (UK)·read less·

Mates of State premieres video at Pitchfork16 Jun 2015

Today Mates of State debuted the video for "Staring Contest", the lead single off You're Going To Make It, at Pitchfork. You're Going To Make It is out today in North …  ·read more·

Today Mates of State debuted the video for "Staring Contest", the lead single off You're Going To Make It, at Pitchfork. You're Going To Make It is out today in North America on Barsuk, and yesterday in Europe on Fierce Panda Records. Watch the video here.

"Though their latest EP comes after twelve albums, two children, and many, many years since their first interaction, You're Going To Make It manages to feel as love-struck and starry eyed as ever." — NOISEY·read less·