New song: Mannequin Pussy – Who You Are

Always on the ball, it’s apt that Mannequin Pussy’s latest single ‘Who Are You’ takes on power structures just days after Alabama essentially outlawed abortion. While it isn’t about power structures *ahem white men* controlling what we do with our bodies, it is about their power to make us inflict hatred on our bodies and […]

New song: Haybaby – Get Down

Our first introduction to Brooklyn trio Haybaby came with the droll, slackrock of ‘Total Bore’. Like rainclouds moving in and out of sight, it ebbed and flowed with a virulent air. Follow-up single ‘Get Down’, the second from their forthcoming album ‘They Get There’, is an epistle on self-preservation. In the three years since their […]

New song: Crumb – Ghostride

Over a guitar that unravels like twine, and muted drums, Crumb frontwoman Lila Ramani expunges a slew of monosyllabic, off-hand observations. ‘Ghostride’, from their forthcoming full-length ‘Jinx’, begins with Ramani people-watching from the leather upholstery of a taxi backseat – “press my face up closer to the glass, I see the people when they pass, […]

New song: Olden Yolk – Grand Palais

The singles, the final one of which drops today, from Olden Yolk’s debut album ‘Living Theatre’ perfectly showcase the New York duo’s aptitude for diversity. Lead single ‘Cotton and Cane’ was a straight-up slice of dreampop, follow up ‘Distant Episode’ was a earthy, whirring ballad, while final single ‘Grand Palais’ gives into their more fuzzy, […]

Interview: Dehd

Chicago trio Dehd couldn’t sound more classic if they tried. Their scuzzy, infectious riffs could be pulled straight from an MC5 record, yet whether it’s the jousting voices of lead singers Emily Kempf and Jason Balla or their stood-up sticksman Eric McGrady, there’s something wonderfully idiosyncratic about Dehd. Their new album ‘Water’ documents Kemp and […]

Premiere: The Roves – Jimmy Ashcloud

The Roves launched their new album ‘All Those Freaks’ with a single that shot straight out of the gates. ‘Who’s sleeping on the Throne‘ had swaggering riffs, a big chorus and a wonderful croaky vocal from James Wing. The second single, which we’re premiering today, is from a completely different stock and reveals a softer, […]