NPR “Considers” PHOX’s Debut


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”


“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



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?

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