NPR “Considers” PHOX’s Debut

PHOX

Hot off the much-anticipated release of their debut album of “lethargic pop,” PHOX got some major love from NPR in an interview touching on the band’s genesis and the process of setting their sound free.

Have a listen to bandmates Monica Martin and Matt Holmen’s short, sweet, and illuminating conversation with Melissa Block of All Things Considered here.

We can’t wait to welcome the band home during their pair of SOLD OUT Madison performances at the High Noon Saloon this August!

Now Streaming: Protomartyr’s “Under Color Of Official Right”

Protomartyr

“Next time you’re feeling bummed out, throw on Protomartyr. It’ll be your mirror,” promised NPR, as they previewed the tracks from the Detroit post-punks’ upcoming Under Color Of Official Right.   Fans of bands like Diarrhea Planet, Parquet Courts, Iceage, and Gun Outfit will definitely want to take note.

Take a listen here, and don’t forget to grab tickets to see the band when they open for Cloud Nothings at Gabe’s in Iowa City on April 30, and right here in Madison at the High Noon Saloon on May 2.

Parquet Courts Debuts Three New Songs On NPR’s World Cafe

Parquet Courts

 

Don’t get us wrong; we are loving “Stoned and Starving” (the lead single off of Parquet Courts‘ much-raved-about release, Light Up Gold), but we’ve been waiting to hear more new material from the punky Brooklyn-based foursome.  As if a musical genie granted our wish, we were thrilled to find that the band recently performed three new tracks for NPR’s renowned World Cafe program.  Take a listen and tell us what you think.

Be sure to pick up your tickets to see the band live in Madison at the High Noon Saloon on June 22.

American Radio Welcomes Savages Via KEXP

Savages

 

The sky is the limit for these emerging post-punk Brits.  SavagesSilence Yourself has been called “a disquietingly brilliant debut,” “brutal, jarringly confrontational, and completely singular,” and ” anarchic, itching punk at its most primal, most belligerent.”  Fans of Joy Division, The Men, Parquet Courts, and Deerhunter: we’re talking to you!

Earlier this month the band made their American radio debut on Seattle’s KEXP, and their electrifying live performance is now available for your viewing pleasure.  Click here to take a peek.  We have chills….how ’bout you?

Expect to see and hear a lot more from these talented ladies.

Now Streaming: Josh Ritter’s “The Beast In Its Tracks”

Josh Ritter

 

The folks over at NPR have made the entirety of Josh Ritter‘s latest album, The Beast In Its Tracks, available to stream away to your heart’s content.  Let us know what you think of the brand new tunes in the comments section below, after the jump.

We can’t wait for Josh to make these songs come alive with the Royal City Band and Sea Wolf at the Capitol Theater on April 24.  Please join us, won’t you?

Now Streaming: Chelsea Light Moving’s Debut

Chelsea Light Moving

 

Been wondering what Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore has been up to these days?  Well, he has a new band and a soon-to-be-released album, the self-titled Chelsea Light Moving, on the way, which the indie rock community has been buzzing about for quite some time now.

NPR recently made all of the album’s tracks available for your listening pleasure here.  Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

You can catch Chelsea Light Moving live in Madison at the High Noon Saloon on March 28.  Get tickets here.  

NPR’s Robin Hilton Names Animal Collective One Of The World’s Most Original Bands

Animal Collective

NPR’s now legendary program, All Things Considered, recently asked the question: “Who Is Making Today’s Most Original Music?”  In answering, producer and co-host Robin Hilton suggested that the indie gods of Animal Collective might fit the bill.

After all, of their latest release, Centipede Hz, NME remarked, “It’s chaotic and confounding. It will frustrate as much as it delights. And no, not everything they throw at the wall manages to stick. But my, what a lovely mess they’ve made.”

Get your tickets hear the band’s unique sound live in Madison at the Orpheum Theater on March 17 with Dan Deacon.

Who do you think is making (or has made) the most original music you’ve ever heard?