Stuff by: Steven Ward

Pearl Charles rallies her heartache against a disco ball tune with new single “All the Boys”

Echoing all the veins of pop-rock that call to mind iconoclasts like Fleetwood Mac and their contemporary counterparts in Jenny Lewis and The Preatures, within the first thirty seconds of her new single, “All the Boys,” singer/songwriter Pearl Charles immediately establishes herself as like those bands a whirlwind of boldly spirited originality. With a voice […]

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Sure Sure share delightful single “Giants,” debut album out now

In a near effortless exercise in optimism, indie-rockers Sure Sure have unveiled the final single from their now released self-titled debut album, a release that instantly cements their breezily enchanting DIY tones into something sublimely delightful. The song, “Giants,” spins itself in the form of a happy-go-lucky warning, one textured by the boys’ distinct wails […]

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Her Space Holiday reveal new song “Wounded” from upcoming EP

Her Space Holiday, the experimental project of Marc Bianchi, has debuted the first sounds of his return with the buzzingly introspective, “Wounded,” off his upcoming Gravity EP. Pulsating on a few choice electronics like broken, interstellar transmissions filled with Bianchi’s existential meanderings the track putters along on the atmospheric space it creates between its melodies. Not […]

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Animals abound in Palm’s music video for “Dog Milk”

Gearing up for the release of their sophomore album Rock Island, Philadelphia’s indie-rock outfit Palm have debuted a music video for their single “Dog Milk,” taking their fans on a home video tour of a zoo and city rooftops in the process. Catching a glimpse of the occasional penguin and lemur, Palm’s video mingles all the […]

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I’m With Her release new single “Game To Lose” off upcoming debut album

The trio of folk crooners I’m With Her, the band fronted by Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan, have released their second single “Game To Lose” off their upcoming debut album See You Around. Wielding their three-part harmonies with a poignant elegance and near seamless effortlessness that would give Lucius a run for their money, […]

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Bahamas release sizzling new single “Bad Boys Need Love Too”

Toronto singer/songwriter Bahamas, the groovy brainchild of Afie Jurvanen, has released his first single “Bad Boys Need Love Too” off his highly-anticipated upcoming fourth studio album Earthtones. The track sizzles and pops between its sultry beats courtesy of legend James Gadson and a collection of smoky vocals, which are offered up by bandmate Felicity Williams and the […]

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BØRNS releases another taste of new album Blue Madonna with “God Save Our Young Blood”

Indie-pop singer BØRNS has already wasted little time in the new year with the release of a single off his upcoming sophomore attempt Blue Madonna, peeling back his earlier synth fixations in favor of more organically sublime textures.  In, “God Save Our Young Blood,” the young singer’s normally stratospheric falsetto takes the backseat as he murmurs […]

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Kishi Bashi mesmerizes gently at intimate Constellation Room, premieres raw cut of Japanese-American internment documentary

Kishi Bashi, the stage name of singer/songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi, is one of the many multi-instrumentalists who’ve been floating around behind the scenes over the past decade that’s emerged in recent years as a solo artist with his own band. A founding member of indie-rock darlings Jupiter One, Ishibashi has also toured as a violinist for […]

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Stereophonics talk aging with grace and not becoming 90’s one-hit-wonders

In their over two decades run as a band, Welsh rockers Stereophonics have nurtured a commercially successful project that’s established a massive worldwide fan base, released ten albums, and created a catalog of music filled to the brim with hits. With the release a few weeks ago of their tenth studio album Scream Above the Sounds, […]

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LCD Soundsystem at the Hollywood Palladium by Steven Ward
Bathed in the surreality of their return LCD Soundsystem open five-night residency at Hollywood Palladium

There is a surreality attached to the knowledge that LCD Soundsystem has a new album out and are currently wrapping up a five-night residency at the Hollywood Palladium. It was only six years ago that James Murphy and company gave what the world believed was their final concert in their spectacularly short-lived run as a band, […]

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