May 2016

Premiere: Pet Clinic Looks Inward on No Face

We are thrilled to premiere Pet Clinic’s full-length debut No Face, streaming now on their website. Following 2012’s six-song EP The Dust That Made The Fire That Made The Light, the Pittsburgh five-piece…

Big Bill Crashes Punk Rock Prom at Swan Dive

Ain’t no party like a Big Bill party, cuz a Big Bill party gets weird AF. Frontman Eric “Bill” Braden wandering into the crowd and inciting slam dancing among a rowdy bunch of…

Pet Clinic Turns Tables, Asks Big Questions in Interview (PGH)

Tomorrow, one of Pittsburgh’s brightest bands releases their long-awaited, much-anticipated full-length debut. Pet Clinic‘s No Face comes at you, released independently, and with huge payoff. What’s the best way to get your hands on a copy?…

Cross Record Stops by Austin for a Hometown Show Amid International Tour

I’m not sure if I’m Cross Record’s biggest fan, but I’m trying hard to be. In more than a few posts, I’ve asserted that the band is one of Austin’s most vital acts,…

Damien Jurado Brings Impeccable Song Craft to The Parish Monday 5/23 (ATX)

Damien Jurado’s recent recorded work, such as his newest record Visions of Us on the Land, has showcased elaborate, textured arrangements, a result, in part, of his collaborations with producer Richard Swift. However, at…

Cross Record’s Homecoming Show at 3Ten ACL Live Friday Night 5/20 (ATX)

After an extensive tour supporting Sheawater in myriad European and North American cities, Cross Record is coming home. The project of Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, Cross Record creates ethereal pop that accesses tones…

PREMIERE: David Bernabo’s New Experimental Album The Inn

David Bernabo officially drops The Inn this Friday, but Pop Press is thrilled to stream the album in its entirety today. It’s a solo record and the 10th on the Ongoing Box imprint….

Watch Japanese Breakfast’s Luminous Video for “In Heaven”

Japanese Breakfast’s debut LP, Psychopomp, dropped on April 1st via Yellow K records, bestowing unto the world an outstanding collection of shimmering pop songs. We saw the band, which is effectively the project…

Ought Performs at The Sidewinder May 20th (ATX)

A friend once argued that all bands ultimately despise being compared to other artists. But I think if someone’s calling you a punk rock Talking Heads there’s just not much room to feel slighted….

Dig Steve Gunn’s Motorcycle Adventure in “Ancient Jules” Video

Let’s not kid ourselves, Steve Gunn’s guitar playing towers above most guitarists creating music at the moment. Stylistically, fans of Kurt Vile will find much to like about Gunn’s simultaneously chill yet heady guitar-line-driven…

Mitski Shares “Happy” Ahead of New Album, Puberty 2

On “Happy,” a flat, pulsing beat gives way to eerie vocals before Mitski Miyawaki’s vocals begin to drift into a major key and sax joins the mix. Soon after, the arrangements bursts into upbeat drums…

Watch Spoon’s Britt Daniel Mentor The Two Lips for Converse Rubber Tracks Session

For the past few years, we’ve caught up with artists participating in Converse Rubber Tracks’ pop up studio sessions at SXSW, during which the organization provides a full day of free studio time…

Cuneiform Press Launches Project to Publish Musician-written Texts

Poetry purveyor and publisher Kyle Schlesinger is issuing a call for writings of any kind from musicians for a new series of books. The founder and operator of celebrated imprint, Cuneiform Press, Schlesinger…

In Our Natural State at Marfa Myths 2016

In the desert, you can hear yourself think. Maybe this is true of being in nature in general, but the desert seems to provide an unparalleled clarity of thought. And in our infinitely complex, cluttered…

Women In Sound Issue 2 Release (PGH)

We’re super-psyched the second issue of Madeleine Campbell’s zine Women in Sound will be released this Saturday. The zine serves to “showcase the achievements by women, queer, and trans* people working in all facets of…

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