The Gunshy

Triumphant Return; An interview with Matt Arbogast of The Gunshy

For his first proper full-length in several years, Chicago’s Matt Arbogast, who performs under the moniker The Gunshy, assembled a robust cast of collaborators and pulled out all the stops for his fifth record, Silent Songs. A bit of a departure from his Waits-leaning, barroom-prophet past, Silent Songs offers swells of strings, horns, gang vocals and tracks with a much … More »

Vow

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Andrew Thomas and Julia Blake (Vow)

Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vow have been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia’s soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads. LA duo Vow release their upcoming EP, Make … More »

Lights readies Little Machines, tours (2014)

Canada’s acclaimed pop multi-instrumentalist and Juno Award winner Lights is back with her third studio album, Little Machines out on September 23 via Warner Brothers Records. Little Machines features the first single, “Up We Go.” Little Machines was produced and engineered by Drew Pearson, with key songs/singles mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent (Madonna, U2, Beyonce), and was recorded in both Los Angeles, CA … More »

The Black Angels release Clear Lake Forest, share “The Flop” video

The Black Angels  announced that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the seven-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety of formats, including 12″ clear vinyl, CD and digitally. To celebrate, the band has unveiled a video for “The Flop” today via Noisey. The … More »

Locrain complete recording of latest full-length

Experimental, avant-drone artisan’s Locrain have completed the recording of their latest full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Return to Annihilation. The exceptionally prolific trio recorded the album earlier this month with producer Greg Norman at Electrical Audio (Pelican, Russian Circles). The as-of-yet titled record will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records. Pictures from the recording sessions can be viewed … More »

Tame Impala releases Liver Versions, shares “Mind Mischief”

Yesterday Tame Impala released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the nine tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions. Parker’s goal was to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced … More »

Chris Clarke shares video for “F Wit This”

Los Angeles emcee/producer Chris Clarke (son of jazz legend Stanley Clarke) presents the self-directed music video for “F Wit This”, his self-produced single from his new album The Handpicked. youtube.com/watch?v=3QfPzhCgig4 The song features Opto, and the video features a collection of Polaroids Chris took of artists throwing up the West Coast hand sign, including Mac Miller, Tyler, The Creator, Madlib, Alchemist, … More »