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Video: Wild Belle Sends Postcards From The Road

Wild Belle have embarked on their North American tour, playing dates in support of Tennis and Passion Pit. Lead Singer Natalie Bergman has been capturing videos of the band’s introduction to road life,…

Laetitia Sadier’s “Lightning Thunderbolt” Video + European Tour

Laetitia Sadier teamed up with David Thayer to film the video for “Lightning Thunderbolt,” the third single from Silencio. The video is chock-full of groovy images- clouds, fireworks, fog, and lots of dreamy…

Health Premiere Short Film “Tears”

Health take us on a brief trip to Creepsville in the short film “Tears.” The group collaborated with directors David Altobelli and Jeff Desom to tell the story of urban zombie-babies in a…

The Ruby Suns Share Upcoming Release Details, Free Download

The Ruby Suns will release their fourth studio album, Christopher, on January 29 via Sub Pop. The album “marks a new chapter in The Ruby Suns musical career. It’s a rewarding album, chock…

Video: Dark Dark Dark – “Tell Me”

Isaac Gale, who has previously worked with Bon Iver, Colin Stetson, and Polica, directed the newest Dark Dark Dark video. In “Tell Me,” Nona Marie Invie wanders through empty buildings and along a…

Christopher Owens Announces Upcoming Performances

Since leaving Girls, Christopher Owens has recorded his first full-length album entitled Lysandre. The album is due out January 15 in the U.S. via Fat Possum and January 14 in the UK via…

Local Natives Announce New Album + Tour, Release Single

Guys, I am so excited. We finally (finally!) have some news regarding the follow up to 2010’s excellent Gorilla Manor. The L.A. group will release their second full-length, Hummingbird, on January 29 via…

Errors Announce New Relics, Tour With Twilight Sad

Error’s have a new album out November 6 via Mogwai’s label Rock Action. New Relics is the group’s second release and sticks to the distinct brand of synth-pop they’re known for. In support…

Indians Release “Cakelakers,” play CMJ

Since we last posted about Indians’ 4AD Session, they’ve finished up their debut album Somewhere Else , due out January 29. The group will also be playing CMJ this weekend in New York…

Stream Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Cobra Juicy

Back in July, we mentioned that Black Moth Super Rainbow launched a Kickstarter to fund their latest album, Cobra Juicy. Now, the full album is streaming over at Paste Magazine! Cobra Juicy will…

Video: Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest”

Bon Iver has just released the Vernon and Dan Huiting-directed video for “Beth/Rest.” Justin Vernon wrote in a press release, “It’s kind of about two people who are truly meant for each other…

Tamaryn Album Stream

Tamaryn’s Tender New Signs comes out tomorrow, October 16, but there’s a preview today over at Gorilla vs. Bear. Make sure to check out the group on their Fall tour, starting October 28….

Video: Sharon Van Etten – “Magic Chords” + Tour

Sharon Van Etten, who is set to play Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, has just released her second video in support of Tramp. “Magic Chords” was directed by Rick Alverson outside…

Album Review: Sun Airway – “Soft Fall”

Sun Airway made waves in 2010 with their critically acclaimed debut album, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier. The group has been one of the bands foremostly responsible for the emergence of the popular…

New Track – “Sheila” – Memory Tapes

Memory Tapes is all set to release Grace/Confusion on December 4 via Carpark Records. To give us a little taste of what’s to come, the label is streaming new single “Sheila.” At 8…

The Vaccines To Tour North America

In early 2013 The Vaccines will hit the roads of North America in support of their newest effort, Come Of Age. The album was written during the group’s last tour, following the success…

Album Review: Generationals – Lucky Numbers EP

Generationals consider their latest EP a “New Orleans” record- not because it sounds New Orleans but simply because it just is. Recorded everywhere from City Park to the French Quarter, from friend’s apartments…

Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) Album Stream

Mark Eitzel is set to release his new solo album, Don’t Be A Stranger, on October 2 via Merge Records. You can stream it now over at Paste Magazine. Keep an eye out…

Video: Daphni – “Pairs”

In July we mentioned Dan Snaith’s (Caribou) groovy new side project Daphni. His forthcoming album JIALONG will be released digitally October 9 and in stores on October 16 via Merge Records. Until then,…

Dum Dum Girls “Lord Knows” Video + Tour

Dum Dum Girls premiered the video for “Lord Knows” over at Rookie this week. The End of Daze EP was largely inspired by the events following the passing of Dee Dee’s mother. The…

New Scott Walker Album: Bish Bosch

4AD has just announced a new Scott Walker album, the follow up to 2009’s The Drift, will be released on December 4th. According to a press release, Bish Bosch is “a tauter but…

Album Review: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber

I often cite myself as a lover of French music, but what I really mean is that I love old French music: the swarm of Yé-Yé girls that penetrated pop music in the…

Wild Belle Signs to Columbia + Tour

New York’s sibling-duo Wild Belle have signed to Columbia Records. The funk-jazz-reggae-pop group will be joining husband-and-wife, pop-duo Tennis on a North American tour next month. Check out their video for “It’s Too…

Video: Sun Airway – “Closer”

Back in July I wrote a track review of Sun Airway’s “Close” and now there’s a video. According to director Ewan MacLeod, the tale the video aims to tell is “kind of a…

Video: Exitmusic – “The Modern Age”

Exitmusic have a video for their new single “The Modern Age.” Directed by Daniel Ryan, the video features dark, moody footage of the duo (primarily frontwoman Aleksa Palladino) in various natural settings. Their…

Video: Tamaryn – “Heavenly Bodies”

Tamaryn have a new album coming out on October 16 via Mexican Summer. To get us all excited about Tender New Signs they’ve just put out a video, for “Heavenly Bodies,” which juxtaposes…

Night Beds Sign To Dead Oceans + Single + Tour

Night Beds is the newest group to sign to Dead Oceans. The group, lead by 23 year-old Winston Yellen, will release a 7″ tomorrow and a full-length album “soon” (according to a Dead…

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sign to Jagjaguwar, Share New Single

Portland, Oregon’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra announced today that they’ve signed a contract with Jagjaguwar Records and will release a full-length album in 2013. To celebrate, they’ve dropped “Swim and Sleep (Like Sharks),” a…

A Place To Bury Strangers Announce Tour Dates + Video

A Place To Bury Strangers have announced a string of Fall tour dates in North America, Russia, and Greece. The group has also just released a new video for “Leaving Tomorrow,” filmed by…

Video: The Helio Sequence – “Hall of Mirrors”

The Helio Sequence has just released their fifth studio album Negotiations. We first wrote about “Hall of Mirrors” when it was made available for download last month. The video premiered today, telling a…

Catherine Irwin of Freakwater Releases New Solo Album

Catherine Irwin will release her sophomore solo album, Little Heater, on September 18 via Thrill Jockey Records. The former member of Freakwater’s newest work pairs lyrics that explore themes of loss and despair…

Sic Alps Stream Self-Titled Album at Spin

Well, the headline about said it all. As you may have already gathered, Spin is hosting a full stream of Sic Alps’ Sic Alps, due out September 18 via Drag City. You can…

Buke & Gase Stream New EP, Premiere Video

Buke & Gase’s “Function Falls” EP will be in record stores today, September 11. To get the party started they’re streaming the EP at Wired. Oh, and remember the “Misshaping Introduction” single? There’s…

4AD Signs Indians

4AD has just announced they’ve signed Copenhagen-based Søren Løkke Juul (aka Indians). To mark the occasion the label has also released a new installment in the 4AD Session series. In the video the…

Video: Moon Duo – Sleepwalker

Moon Duo just released a new (and pretty funny) video to accompany the first single, “Sleepwalker,” from their latest album. The music is set to a video that tells the story of a…

POP INTL: On The Map – Ghana’s Bola

And we’re back! Ghanaian musician Bola creates songs utilizing the main instrument and vocal stylings of traditional Frafra Kologo music and modernizing them with drum machines and synthesizers. It’s kind of amazing.

POP INTL: On The Map – France’s Noir Désir

In France most aspects of alternative culture are still defined as being “rock ‘n’ roll” or “pas rock ‘n’ roll,” an anecdote that tends to make my American friends, who are used to…

Tyler, the Creator & Toro Y Moi Collaborate

Tyler, the Creator and Toro Y Moi have collaborated on a track called “Hey You.” Tyler commented via Odd Future’s tumblr: “Unfinished Tune By Tyler And Toro Y Moi That Got Out Somehow…

Bikini Kill Reissue Catalog Through New Label

In honor of Bikini Kill’s 25th anniversary the group has launched Bikini Kill Records, which will reissue old material. The label will first release the band’s self-titled EP (1992) followed by original demo…

Bob Dylan’s The Tempest Out in September

The Tempest, a collection of 10 new songs by Bob Dylan, will drop on September 11 via Columbia Records. The Jack Frost-produced album is Dylan’s 35th studio set and is available for pre-order…

POP INTL: On The Map – Nigeria’s Ofege

In the early 70’s some high school students in Lagos, Nigeria formed under the name Ofege to create guitar-solo heavy Afro-psych-rock. Their debut album Try and Love was highly successful in Nigeria but…

Stream Eternal Summers’ Correct Behavior

Eternal Summers’ Correct Behavior is streaming one week before the album’s release date (July 24). Check it out below!

Poor Moon To Open For Beach House

Remember when we told you about Poor Moon’s new album coming out in August? In support of their debut self-titled album, Poor Moon will support label-mates Beach House on their upcoming Fall tour….

Passion Pit Cancels Tour Dates, Stream Gossamer

Passion Pit have just announced the cancellation of multiple tour dates. So far only the dates leading up to the group’s appearance at Lollapalooza have been cancelled. Michael Angelakos posted this via the…

Fleetwood Mac Reuniting Next Year

I just can’t resist a good piece of Fleetwood Mac-related news, y’all. On CBS’ This Morning, Stevie Nicks announced that Fleetwood Mac will reunite for performances next year, saying “It’s the plan. Because…

Video: Shearwater – “Immaculate”

The video for Shearwater’s “Immaculate” was directed by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and features a slideshow of quick-moving images: Victorian photographs, people bound and tortured, Jonathan Meiburg having a Photobooth-documented freakout (or…

Imperial Teen Tour

Imperial Teen are heading out on tour in support of their latest effort, Feel the Sound. Watch the video for “Runaway” and see tour dates below. TOUR: Jul 20 Denver, CO – Underground…

Video: Damien Jurado – “Museum of Flight”

Seattle-based filmmaker Tyler Kalberg documented Damien Jurado’s recent five-week tour through Europe. Some of the footage that was collected now serves as a gorgeous video for Jurado’s “Museum of Flight”, a track from…

The Helio Sequence Release Negotiations, “October”

It’s been four years since The Helio Sequence has released new material but come September 11 the duo will drop their fifth full-length album, Negotiations. The shimmery, stripped down “October” is one of…

Track Review: “Close” – Sun Airway

Sun Airway will drop their second full-length, Soft Fall, on October 2 via Dead Oceans. The sweeping, ethereal “Close” is our first peak at the album and we’re getting excited. The track has…

Black Moth Super Rainbow Announce Kickstarter + Cobra Juicy

It seems we’re entering a new era in the music industry- one where musicians are attempting to take more control of their music by self-funding it or having it backed by fans. We…

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces Full Lineup

Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest has released the highly anticipated lineup for their seventh annual festival, which will be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. FFF has proven itself once again and there…

New Okkervil River Tour Dates

Okkervil River will play a small string of tour dates this summer and will co-headline the Cultivate Music Festival in Denver, Colorado with Best Coast in October. TOUR: 08/24/12 Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish…

Cody ChesnuTT To Release Album, Previews “That’s Still Mama”

Cody ChesnuTT hasn’t put out a record since 2002 but it seems he’s back. The singer songwriter is attempting to fund a new full-length album, Landing On a Hundred, through Kickstarter. To entice…

Stream Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE

After rushing the release of his eagerly anticipated album channel ORANGE, Frank Ocean has made the release available to stream online. Listen to all 17 tracks here!

Track Review: “Dreams” – Taken By Trees

“Dreams” is the first sneak peek at Victoria Bergsman’s (aka Taken by Trees) long-awaited follow up to 2009’s East of Eden. Other Worlds was written during a period of time the former Concretes…

POP INTL: On The Map – Finland’s French Films

Today, On The Map is taking you to the Nordic country of Finland, where French Films has been garnering quite a bit of attention for their exciting mix of surf rock and new…

Album Review: Deep Time – Deep Time

One couldn’t begin to talk about Austin’s music scene and not mention the wonderful contributions of Jennifer Moore. I was immediately charmed by her voice when I first heard the now defunct Voxtrot’s…

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Diagnosed with Dementia

My heart is aching upon having just read the news that one of my favorite authors, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is suffering from Dementia and, as a result, can no longer write. His brother…

Album Review: Twin Shadow – Confess

Through all of the promotional material surrounding Confess, the second full-length release by Twin Shadow, it isn’t hard to imagine George Lewis Jr. as a modern day Ponyboy Curtis. Donning a worn-out leather…

Are We Not Men? Devo Documentary on Kickstarter

Are We Not Men?, a documentary about Devo, has launched a Kickstarter page to raise money for a 2013 Sundance Film Festival release. The Tony Pemberton directed documentary was produced in cooperation with…

Stream Twin Shadow’s Confess

Confess is streaming over at the Urban Outfitter’s website one week before it’s release. Listen here.

Video: Porcelain Raft – “The Way In”

Mauro Remiddi (aka Porcelain Raft) self-directed this video for “The Way In.” In this lo-fi homemade video, Remiddi is seen holding various objects before projections of women. The grainy images match perfectly with…

Christopher Owens leaves Girls

Through a string of Tweets Girls frontman and primary songwriter, Christopher Owens, announced his departure from the band. He said: Dear all, This may come as a surprise to many & has been…

Video: Santigold – “The Keepers”

Santigold has premiered the video for infectious pop anthem “The Keepers” on Noisey. The video features Santigold as “a member of the idyllic 1950s American family sitting down to dinner and smiling as…

Video: Spiritualized – “Little Girl”

“Little Girl” is the second single from Spiritualized’s acclaimed Sweet Heart Sweet Light. The Vincent Haycock directed video follows “a young female runaway who steals her dad’s money and motorcycle to escape the…

Dirty Projectors’ Swing Lo Magellan Streaming

The new Dirty Projectors album, Swing Lo Magellan, is streaming at the New York Times 9 days before it’s proper release (July 10 via Domino). If your anticipation is anything like ours, this…

New Joanna Newsom: “The Diver’s Wife”

When Joanna Newsom performed last week with Phillip Glass in San Francisco, she performed a new song called “The Diver’s Wife” which was captured in full by an audience member. You can stream…

Track Review: “Spiral” – Wye Oak

Wye Oak was commissioned to write and record a new song as part of Adult Swim’s 2012 Singles Program. For 12 consecutive weeks a new track will debut every Monday through September and…

Lykke Li Covers Fleetwood Mac “Silver Springs”

In anticipation of Just Tell Me That You Want Me- A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, due August 14 on Starbucks’ Hear Music, Lykke Li’s cover of “Silver Springs” has been released. The song,…

Track Review: “Watch The Corners” – Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr. has just released the first single from their forthcoming album I Bet On Sky. “Watch The Corners” is driving and melodic, with a gnarly J Mascis guitar solo cherry on top….

Dum Dum Girls Announce End of Daze EP

Dum Dum Girls are set to release a new EP on September 25 via Sub Pop. The End of Daze EP‘s first single is “Lord Knows” but other standout tracks include “Mine Tonight”…

POP INTL: On The Map – Lithuania’s Clara Rockmore

Lithuanian-born Clara Rockmore was a child prodigy on the violin but health problems forced her to abandon playing as a teen. It wasn’t long after, however, that she discovered a new instrument: the…

Album Review: Friends – Manifest!

After releasing singles “I’m His Girl” and “Friend Crush” last year, Brooklyn, NY’s Friends garnered massive attention- their jangly 90’s-inspired pop and self-directed lo-fi videos began appearing just about everywhere. It’s no surprise…

Woods Announce Bend Beyond

Wood is set to drop a brand new full-length entitled Bend Beyond on September 18 via Woodsist Records. A limited edition 7″ of the first single from the album will be available at…

Jennifer Moore of Deep Time on Feminism

After Vice magazine recently reviewed the latest album by Grass Widow as “getting together with a couple of other women and some guitars and making your slightly different voices all sync up as…

Video: Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”

Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) has just released a video to accompany the first single from his forthcoming album Confess. With the Keith Musil directed “Five Seconds” Lewis continues to put out…

Summer Camp Release “Always” Video + French Version

Summer Camp just released a video for “Always”, a second peak at their upcoming EP of the same title (read our track review here). In this lo-fi Oliver Evan directed video, the members…

POP INTL: On The Map – India’s Mohammed Rafi

We’re back this week with “Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai” by Mohammed Rafi, a song originally recorded for the 1973 film Loafer. Mohammed Rafi is considered one of India’s most beloved and talented…

Morrissey Announces U.S. Tour

Morrissey will be touring the states this fall with Kristeen Young, including one night with Iggy and the Stooges. Full tour dates below: 10/05 Boston, MA – Wang Theatre 10/06 Waterbury, CT –…

Track Review: “Dance For You” – Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors just released another peek at their upcoming album Swing Lo Magellan and we have to say, we’re pretty excited (you can see our review of “Gun Has No Trigger” here). “Dance…

Wild Nothing to Release New LP

Wild Nothing is set to release Nocturne, the follow-up to 2010’s excellent Gemini, on August 28. Track list and tour dates are listed below, followed by a stream of the new, just-released track from the…

Dinosaur Jr. Announce “I Bet on Sky”, Tour

Dinosaur Jr. will release their 10th studio album since 1985 on September 18 via Jagjaguwar. A press release about the album states, “The trio has taken everything they’ve learned from the various projects…

Lollapalooza Schedule Announced

Lollapalooza will take place August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. The line-up includes Jack White, The Wknd, Black Sabbath, the Afghan Whigs, Frank Ocean, The Walkmen, Neon Indian, Twin Shadow, Passion Pit, Sharon…

Thee Oh Sees Announce Album, Tour

Psychedelic rockers The Oh Sees will release Putrifiers II on September 11. In support of the album, the group will tour with Ty Segall in the US, Europe, and Canada. Full tour dates…

Video: Deep Time – “Clouds”

Recently Deep Time (formerly Yellow Fever) stopped by Olympia, Washington’s Capitol Theater to film a performance with Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew. Lew combined the images of the performance with those of rolling clouds…

L$D

Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds, and Tragik have collaborated as L$D. Check out “DONT SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH” below!

Reptar at Silencio in Paris, France

David Lynch is well known for expanding the boundaries of the bizarre, and we’ve talked before about the peculiarities of the boys in Athens, Georgia’s Reptar, so it seemed only fitting that one…

Video: Grass Widow – “Goldilocks Zone”

The video for Grass Widow’s “Goldilocks Zone” from their latest album, Internal Logic, was directed by the band’s own Hannah Lew and appears to be set in a 1960’s sci-fi B movie. The…

Track Review: “Sleeping Ute” – Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear just dropped a new single from their currently-untitled follow-up to 2009’s Vecketimist, due September 18. “Sleeping Ute” is an expansive psych-rock piece driven by crashing symbols and intricate guitar playing combined…

Grizzly Bear Announce New Album, World Tour

Grizzly Bear is set to release the follow up to 2009’s Veckatimist, out September 18. No title yet. Tour dates lists below: Aug 28 Cambridge, England – The Junction Aug 29 Nottingham, England…

Track Review: “We Are On Fire” – CocoRosie

CocoRosie just released a new stand-alone single titled “We Are On Fire” via Touch and Go. The single was recorded in Los Angeles this past Winter with David Sitek (TV on the Radio),…

Miss Miniver Rose

Introducing Miss Miniver Rose

Wondering who that was accompanying the Flaming Lips at Free Press Summer Fest in Houston this past weekend? That was Elizabeth Rose Allen, who also goes by the monikers Lizzy or Lizzie Allen…

Track Review: “What You Wanted” – Seapony

Seattle’s Seapony is back with the follow-up to last year’s Go With Me; Recorded in Olympia’s Dub Narcotic Studios, Falling is an energetic pop record that recalls the end of summer and all…

POP INTL: On the Map – Pakistan’s Nazia Hassan

It’s time to get intercontinental! We thought we’d celebrate the beginning of On the Map with a little pop number from Pakistan. “Disco Deewane”, sung by Nazia Hassan and produced by India’s Biddu,…

POP INTL: On the Map

Hey y’all! We’re excited to announce a new feature that will appear every Tuesday here at Pop Press International. “On the Map” will explore music from all over the world, spanning genres and…

The xx Announce New Album

The xx have announce via Facebook that they will release their second album. They write, “After a long time on the road, we took a break, created our own studio and wrote these…

Album Review: Jonti – Sine & Moon

While promoting Jonti Danilewitz’s debut album Twirligig at the end of 2011, Stones Throw made available a compilation of the artist’s older material called Sine & Moon Mix. The South African-born Australian resident’s…

Bill Fay to Release First Studio Album in 40 Years

Bill Fay is one of England’s, if not music’s, best kept secrets. The singer-songwriter produced two triumphant studio albums in the 70’s, but when his contract wasn’t renewed he faded into obscurity until…

Track Review: “Home” – Friends

Earlier this month Friends gave us a glimpse of what to expect on their debut full-length Manifest! with “Mind Control”. Now we’ve got the second single: the drum heavy break-up anthem “Home”. Accompanied…

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