Upsilon Acrux (photo by Ebrahim Saleh)

Shred Then Shred: Dylan Fujioka of Upsilon Acrux

New Atlantis Records announced the April 14 release of Sun Square Dialect, the seventh full-length album by LA’s Upsilon Acrux.  Founded by guitarist Paul Lai almost two decades ago, the ever-morphing Upsilon Acrux has been described by Thurston Moore as “amazing” and by Nels Cline as “some off the most detailed compositions I have ever heard.” Inspired initially by King Crimson, among others … More »

Dot Dash share “Rainclouds” from forthcoming Earthquakes & Tidal Waves

Dot Dash has a new album out — their fourth — called Earthquakes & Tidal Waves. It was recorded at Fidelitorium in North Carolina and produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Superchunk, The dB’s, Wilco, Dinosaur Jr., etc.) Earthquakes & Tidal Waves is being released by The Beautiful Music, the Canadian indie label that also put out their first three albums. Check out the song “Rainclouds” from … More »

Mitski readies re-release of Bury Me At Make Out Creek, tours (2015)

NYC-based songwriter extraordinaire Mitski will re-release her breakout record Bury Me At Make Out Creek, April 7 via Don Giovanni Records. This release will mark her joining of the Don Giovanni family and includes special unreleased bonus material. In celebration, fans will have new chances to experience Mitski’s raw, soul-shaking live show as she joins Screaming Females and Speedy Ortiz … More »

Byzantine share stream of To Release Is To Resolve, play shows (2015)

Byzantine has taken its monstrous sound to new heights with To Release Is To Resolve. At Revolver Magazine you can stream the album from the progressive thrash titans in its entirety prior to its April 7 release via CEN/RED Distribution. Stream To Release Is To Resolve here: www.revolvermag.com/news/byzantine-premiere-new-album-to-release-is-to-resolve.html To Release Is To Resolve finds Byzantine picking up where they left … More »

Skinny Lister ready Down On Deptford Broadway

Following a triumphant week at SXSW recently and currently on tour in Europe supporting Chuck Ragan, London-based folk band Skinny Lister have released another track titled “This Is War” from their forthcoming sophomore album, Down On Deptford Broadway, out Tuesday, April 21 on Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Mineral). An uplifting, fast-tempo call to arms, “This Is War” … More »

The Speedbumps share “Done Treading Water”

The Speedbumps, an award-winning American band with a warm, authentic sound, are looking to do big things this year. Built on a passion for hollow-bodied instruments, indie-folk influences, and singer-songwriter Erik Urycki’s breathy, commanding vocals and canny phrasing, the band has developed an aesthetic that seeks to tease out beauty from the gritty details of everyday life. Daryl Rowland, writing … More »

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HAIL MARY MALLON – IT’S PRONOUNCED, “BEAST-IARY.”

HAIL MARY MALLON – IT’S PRONOUNCED, “BEAST-IARY.” Phoenix, AZ – Rolling through town were Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic, who both record as the unit Hail Mary Mallon. Following their careers throughout the better part of 12 years I’ve seen the change, the growth in both artists. Rob Sonic early in his musical life Sonic Sum, the group he fronted … More »