EMA’s New Record One Of Pitchfork’s Top Picks + Now Streaming

EMA

 

Pitchfork has featured the striking and inventive EMA in their guide to 2014’s spring album releases with a quick review The Future’s Void, which NPR is now streaming. Take a look at the good company she keeps with their full list of selected seasonal favorites.  The indie music media giant also interviewed this rising star last month.

“Guarded,” though, is a relative term with Anderson. She’s still pushing boundaries—and maybe none more forcefully than her own. “I’m not allowing people to be in a comfort zone when they listen to my lyrics,” Anderson says. “And sometimes that makes me really nervous. I’m like, ‘Can I say this? Are people going to think this is really fucking lame?’ But if you feel like you’re not supposed to do something, that just means you’re bumping up against a rule. And if you never examine the rules, then what’s the point?”

Check out their full convo here.

Tickets to her May 3 show at the High Noon Saloon with Downtown Boys are on sale now.  

Bill Callahan Lands On Pitchfork’s Best New Music

Bill Callahan

Those who remember Bill Callahan from his days performing as Smog will be pleased to hear that he’s still creating music worthy of making the critics jump out of their seats and buzz.  His most recent release, Dream River, was recently given the honor of an 8.5 rating on Pitchfork as well as their “Best New Music” accolade.

It’s not just the oh-so-hip kids at Pitchfork raving about Bill’s work.  Here are just a few of the praises that the music world is singing:

“A million vivid scenes that paint a compelling portrait of the human condition.” – Paste

“A nonchalant master class in how to do everything right.” – Exclaim

“Engaging and seductive.” – All Music Guide

“The man doesn’t sing so much as induce trances.” – SPIN

You can catch Bill right here in Madison at the High Noon Saloon on October 12.

Pitchfork Debuts Toro Y Moi’s “Campo”

Toro Y Moi

Pitchfork just recently had the honor of debuting a brand new funky-smooth track from Toro Y Moi that you can feast your ears upon by streaming here.   We’re thrilled to have him in Madison at the Barrymore Theater on  November 3, especially after all the excitement surrounding the release of his most recent album, Anything In Return.   Mojo magazine declared that Toro Y Moi (a.k.a. Chazwick Bundick) “constructs a wold of dancey digital pop out of low-slung Cali R&B rhythms, blunted hip-hop, Gallic dance pop and quirky house.”  We want to live in that world.

Enjoy the new tune, and get your tickets to his Madison show here.  

Over or Under? The National Weigh In

The National

Listen to The National sound off on The Police, shorts, Scientology, mushrooms and more in this recently released new episode in Pitchfork‘s entertaining Over/Under series.

The band’s September 15 show at the Orpheum will be here before you know it.  Get your tickets now

Thee Oh Sees’ “Flood’s New Light” Claims Best New Track Title On Pitckfork

Thee Oh Sees

“Flood’s New Light” from psych rock darlings Thee Oh Sees has recently been honored as being Pitchfork’s Best New Track.  Not too shabby for a little ol’ California garage band.  The song hails from the band’s upcoming album, Putrifiers II, due out September 11.   Take a listen and let us know what you think.  Are you excited for the new record?

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:

Thee Oh Sees – “Floods New Light”
Click here to score your tickets to see the band live in Madison at the High Noon Saloon with Ty Segall on September 29.

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Related Content: Free MP3 Download From Thee Oh Sees: “Lupine Dominus”

Vote Now: Zola Jesus Goes International

Zola Jesus

We see incredible things in this talented lady’s future.  We couldn’t be more thrilled that local lo-fi psychedelic goth queen Zola Jesus is making big waves in the music world—like, really big.  Her latest work, the Stridulum EP has received rave reviews from music critics all over the country (including Pitchfork, and Nylon magazine), and now, as she prepares for a UK tour later this summer, she stands poised to win over an army of fans across the pond as well.

With your help, she may just be able to grab some airtime on (legendary BBC radio personality) Steve Lamaq’s show.  Want to help make it happen?  Click here and submit your vote for her latest single, “Night,” to make it onto Lamaq’s Rebel Playlist.  Hurry—-voting is only open through Sunday!

Check out True Endeavors’ 2009 interview with Zola Jesus here.

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Great Gifts For The Musically-Minded

With Thanksgiving’s glorious orgy of gluttony now behind us, all eyes are on the upcoming December holidays.  Along with those highly-anticipated celebrations comes the stress of finding the perfect gifts for those you care about.  The folks over at Pitchfork have tried to make it easy on you this year by compiling a list of the coolest presents  with Reviews so you can pick something up for even the pickiest music fans.  Not bad, eh?  (I’m salivating over the live Nirvana album and the quirky mugs…)  What stuff would you add to your dream wish list?