The Hood Internet’s latest mixtape dropped this morning, and as can be expected it’s packed to the cellophane with what one would dub party starting mashups. The Mixtape Volume Seven is what you wanna put on in that summer BBQ before the DJ’s get set up, or maybe what you wanna play when you’re trying to [...]


4 Mar
An oral history from Wayne Coyne & Co via Pitchfork Classic

Pitchfork put together this documentary about The Flaming Lips seminal album The Soft Bulletin. Although they’d experienced some success prior to The Soft Bulletin, that album is what elevated the Oklahoman alt rockers from struggling indie band to the cult favorites that they are today. The world is full of stories about how rad Wayne [...]


2 Nov
Minnesota-via-Philly band return in January with "Love Sign"

The great Free Energy return with the first music video from their upcoming sophomore album Love Sign. Makers of indie pop more catchy than Ebola, Free Energy return on “Electric Fever” from where they left off with their stunning 2010 James Murphy-produced debut Stuck on Nothing (check out our interview with Free Energy). The video [...]


17 Oct
370+ releases & counting for the LA indie hip-hop & soul label

Anybody who even moderately pays attention to music knows how difficult it is to survive as an independent label nowadays — the shit is brutal. What’s even harder is surviving when you’re uncompromising about your product, discriminating with your roster and meticulous about your craft. Such is the case with Los Angeles’ Stones Throw Records, [...]


9 Aug
Revisioned by Best Coast, Washed Out, The Kills, MGMT & more

Just Tell That You Want Me is the new Fleetwood Mac tribute album featuring a handful of our favorite indie bands including Best Coast, Washed Out, The New Pornographers, Tame Impala, The Kills, Lykke Li, MGMT and more, and is now up to stream via SoundCloud. When covering a band so iconic and influential, and [...]


4 Jul
Sure Bear Hands has some issues with our bullshit, but they still want to celebrate the 4th of July with all y'all

In honor of America’s birthday (‘MURICA’S NUMBER 1 MOTHERF*CKERS), post-punk/experimentalists Bear Hands have released a 12-minute video containing 3 songs titled Songs from Utopia Volume 1  — a collection of “quasi-political thought pieces” (tracklist below). The EP serves as a manifestation and recognition of urban consciousness, a collection of aware, outspoken songs regarding what the [...]


FYF Fest (Fuck Yeah Fest Festival…don’t ask) has been a favorite day festival for Los Angeles’ city dwellers for a couple years now. The festival, which started as a promotion of punk bands, has included a plethora of bands from different genres bringing it mounting attention over the past few years, and has finally built [...]


5 Jun
Brooklyn indie rockers prepare for upcoming album + tour dates

Acclaimed Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear has announced today that they will be releasing a new album this fall, September 17/18th. After gaining much attention from their last album Veckatimest, which was released three years ago and reached #8 on Billboard 200, all eyes (and ears) are on them to produce an album that [...]

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