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The Soft Moon Rises at Cattivo (PGH)

If anyone was doubting the veritable depth of Pittsburgh’s music scene, last Friday at Cattivo would have erased any lingering concerns. Two incredible local bands and a helluva touring band in the form…

Show Preview: The Soft Moon w/ the Gotobeds at Cattivo (PGH)

Make plans to come to Cattivo Friday night to see Bay Area darkwave postpunks The Soft Moon (Captured Tracks). The band plays a version of industrial keyboard-driven tunes that are as cold as,…

Live Review: Shearwater’s World Tour Kickoff Show at ND in Austin

Long-time Shearwater fans rejoice: a new album recently arrived via Sub Pop, and the group’s hometown show at the ND last Wednesday, kicked off a tour that will make stops in the U.S., Europe,…

Show Preview: Building a Better Robot

Tonight! Tonight! is the latest “Building a Better Robot” benefit show for one of Pittsburgh’s punkest institutions, the Mr. Roboto Project. In their own words: “With the 2016 version of ‘Building A Better…

Unlocking the Spirit: Father John Misty Live at Stubb’s

Who knew the wonders of the human spirit that would be unleashed by a months-long psychedelics binge outside of L.A.? After Josh Tillman left behind a lengthy series of somber, experimental folk songs…

Five Tracks We’re Digging Right Now: Rose Windows, Joanna Gruesome, and more

It’s been a while since we’ve let you know what new tracks we’re digging as of late, so here’s five that range from rockin’ to soulful to downright delicate. Listen on, dear reader….

I Made Love To My Girlfriend While Listening To Father John Misty’s Baby-Makin’ Record I Love You, Honeybear: A Critique and One-sided Dialogue

Included in the packaging for the physical LP of Father John Misty’s sophomore follow up, I Love You, Honeybear, is a thin pamphlet titled, “Exercises for Listening.” It’s an extensive instruction manual for…

Sleater-Kinney Reunites for New Album & Tour

What can one say? Hallelujah!, perhaps? Even Sub Pop Records, who release the new album from reunited riot grrrl fixtures Sleater-Kinney seem appropriately giddy in the news post announcing the reunion, new album,…

Live Review: Shabazz Palaces Get Otherworldly at Red 7

Hip-hop can be a difficult genre to perform. In terms of actually “performing,” the result can be more karaoke than art exhibition. The easiest route for large scale stage productions usually revolves around…

Upcoming: Shabazz Palaces September 16th

Tuesday the 16th welcomes back Seattle’s hip-hop wunderkind Shabazz Palaces. On the tail of their most recent, excellent release, Lese Majesty, the duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire will perform on the…

Watch: Avi Buffalo – “So What”

After four years without an album, Avi Buffalo returns with At Best Cuckold, due out on September 9th via indie giant Sub Pop. The band debuted the video for album track “So What” yesterday….

Dum Dum Girls Share Album Trailer

Dum Dum Girls are really hitting up the media channels as H&M previewed their first single “Lost Boys and Girls Club” and now V Magazine is hosting the trailer for their album Too True,…

Video: Father John Misty – “Funtimes in Babylon”

We will say it for probably the 10th time: Father John Misty’s Fear Fun was our most listened to album of last year. So, even thought it has been a while since its release, we’re…

Father John Misty at Emo’s Live Review

I’ve seen Father John Misty twice before, and his recent sold-out performance at Emo’s marked the third occasion. If you can see a band that has only a single album more than once…

Win Tickets to Father John Misty at Emo’s Tuesday May 7th

Last year, when we ranked the 20 best albums of 2012, we put Father John Misty’s Fear Fun at number three. What’s maybe more important is that we listened to the record more than any…

Baptist Generals Share Second Single, Announce Tour with Mountain Goats

It has been a decade since the Baptist Generals release their debut on Sub Pop. It has also been a decade since the band toured with The Mountain Goats. I saw the two…

Video: Still Corners – “Berlin Lovers”

Still Corners’ new music video for album track Berlin Lovers focuses on a young couple at a roller-skating rink juxtaposes playfulness with darkness. The video opens with a shot of a leather jacket…

Baptist Generals to Release New Album on Sub Pop

Man, it feels like years since I’ve heard the Baptist Generals. I remember a great show in 2003 with the Mountain Goats back when Austin’s venue The Parish was The Mercury. At any…

Album Review: The Ruby Suns – Christopher

The first time I heard the Ruby Suns, I was riding in a friend’s car. The first track sounded good, so I asked who it was. The song ended and the next track…

Video: Ruby Suns – “Kingfisher Call Me”

We already wrote about “Kingfisher Call Me” when the Ruby Suns announced their album and made the track available for download. Now, the band has released a video for the track. To accompany…

The Best Albums of 2012

Welcome to Pop Press International’s list of the best albums of 2012. There are a few things we have to confess to you before you read further. Let’s cut right to the chase….

Video: Husky – “Tidal Wave”

This is the kind of video that wins awards. As a backdrop for Husky’s subtle, folk-tinged song “Tidal Wave,” Celeste Porter has created a beautiful and captivating world filled with creatures of stylized…

New Track: “Hall of Mirrors” – The Helio Sequence

We previously reported about The Helio Sequence’s 5th studio album, Negotiations, due out on September 11th on Sub Pop Records. We also brought you the stream of the album’s first single, “October.” Now,…

New Track: “Birds” – Poor Moon

Former Fleet Foxes members reformed as Poor Moon are set to release their self-titled, debut LP via Sub Pop later this month on August 28th. Today, the band shared the second single from…

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