From The Horse’s Mouth: Keith Varick (Varick) on Boundless EP

On November 14, Varick self-releases his Boundless EP. Composing and playing piano since the age of 6, Keith Varick eventually studying music theory and composition He later left college and moved to NYC to start his band, and after years of developing his sound, he is exploring a balance of all that influenced and inspired him. This exploration draws from … More »

Angelo De Augustine shares “You Open To The Idea,” tours (2014)

Angelo De Augustine unveiled a brand new single yesterday at Vogue where they lovingly said that he’s a “Los Angeles–based 22-year-old who makes music in the delicate but piercing manner that [Elliott] Smith pioneered, the sonic equivalent of a cracked porcelain plate—broken, but beautiful in its ruin.” The song comes off his debut album, Spirals Of Silence (out Nov. 18), … More »

Youngblood Hawke remixes Bryce Vine’s “Where The Wild Things Are”

Bryce Vine released a remix of his single, “Where The Wild Things Are,” by indie pop band Youngblood Hawke. It’s a really dope remix, reimagining the anthemic EDM flavored track (which was the 2014 X-Games Theme Song) into an organic alt-rock jam. [Stream] Where The Wild Things Are (Youngblood Hawke Remix):

Black Breath readies third full-length for Southern Lord Recordings

Southern Lord Recordings have announced that brutalizing Seattle quintet, Black Breath, has locked studio time late this Autumn to harness their third full-length album for the label. Returning to GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts to record once again with Kurt Ballou (Converge), as with their landmark 2010 debut, Heavy Breathing, and even more consuming 2012 follow-up, Sentenced To Life, the … More »

TV show features Guster frontman

Did you know that Guster frontman Ryan Miller has his own TV show on Vermont PBS? It’s called “Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller” and the second season premiered last night. Watch a trailer here: In season two Ryan goes foraging with Nova Kim and Les Hook, global leaders of the Wild Edible movement, and rides custom-made bikes Kidrobot/Ello founder … More »

Kitsune releases Maison 16 compilation

Breaking today some of the exciting artists who will matter most tomorrow, Kitsuné’s flagship compilation is back for another round. Showcasing, as always, a complete assortment of the movers and shakers currently shaping up music’s future, Kitsuné Maison 16 hits the streets on November 3 with a fresh new artwork composed of drawings by 23 of the most exciting new illustrators scouted by the … More »

F. Virtue and Juan Deuce release “Cufflinks” (featuring Daniel J. W!shington and J57)

This might be the first music video in rap history to feature gay and straight MCs discussing their relationships. It also shows gay and straight couples and strangers meeting for the first time, kissing! You have to see this. Watch “Cufflinks” by F. Virtue & Juan Deuce ft. Daniel J.W!shington & J57: “Cufflinks” is from New York Strangers, a collaborative … More »

Colbert takes on #GamerGate & Wonder Woman

Howdy, fellow ‘blasters. You’ve probably heard about #GamerGate by now, but you may not know much about it. The first half of last night’s Colbert Report focused entirely on the controversy that has led to death threats being made against female game designers, journalists and commentators. Colbert’s first guest was Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the vlog “Feminist Frequency” and central figure in this … More »

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Issue 39, featuring Shabazz Palaces on shelves this week!

Print issue #39 of Ghettoblaster will be hitting shelves near you any day! It’s a great one too, featuring Shabazz Palaces on the cover and interviews from Shellac, Dilated Peoples, Electric Wizard, The Black Angels, The New Pornographers, Blonde Redhead, Flying Lotus, Zola Jesus, plus America’s Funnyman Neil Hamburger, Cinemax‘s The Knick, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Oni Comics‘ Black … More »