Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

friday wake up call

New alt-J song/video entitled "Left Hand Free", taken from the band's upcoming record, This Is All Yours, out on September 22nd.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

thursday wake up call

"All You Can Do" by Watsky featuring Jimetta Rose, from the upcoming album, All You Can Do, out on August 12th.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

tuesday wake up call

New song/video for "Get Hurt" by The Gaslight Anthem, taken from Get Hurt, out on August 12 via Island Records.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

friday wake up call

New Avi Buffalo song, "So What", from the band's highly-anticipated sophomore record, At Best Cuckold, out on September 9th on Sub Pop.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

thursday wake up call

alt-J has released "Hunger Of The Pine", the wonderful first single/video from the band's upcoming record, This Is All Yours, out on September 22nd.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

wednesday wake up call

New Gnarwolves song/video, "Smoking Kills", from the band's S/T album, out on September 23 via Pure Noise Records.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

monday wake up call

"Mecca" by Wild Beasts, taken from one of my favourite records of the year so far, Present Tense, out now on Domino.




Also, check out this great SOHN Remix of "Mecca".

Saturday, July 12, 2014

saturday wake up call

Awesome live video (shot from Ben Koller's drum cam) of Converge performing the song, "All We Love We Leave Behind"

Friday, July 11, 2014

friday wake up call

"These Aren't the Droids" by Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, starring Ellie Kemper + a bunch of people dressed in Star Wars costumes!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Monday, July 07, 2014

Friday, July 04, 2014

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

monday wake up call

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! performs acoustic versions of "True Trans Soul Rebel" and "Dead Friend" live at Greenpoint Tattoo Co. in Brooklyn, NY.



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

saturday wake up call

New Against Me! video for "Drinking With The Jocks", from one of my favourite records of the year so far, Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

Friday, June 20, 2014

friday wake up call

Here's "I Am King", the new song by Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids), from the band's upcoming album I Am King, out on September 2nd via Deathwish.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

thursday wake up call

New Joyce Manor song entitled "Schley", taken from the band's upcoming record, Never Hungover Again, out on July 22nd via Epitaph Records.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Yet another incredible video by OK Go for the band's new single "The Writing's On the Wall".

Friday, June 13, 2014

friday wake up call

New JJ single/video entitled "All White Everything", from the group's upcoming record V, out on August 19 via Secretly Canadian.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 09, 2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

saturday wake up call

"Sun Glass" by Fucked Up, taken from the band's upcoming record, Glass Boys, out this Tuesday (June 3) via Matador Records.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

thursday wake up call

New Every Time I Die song/video entitled "Thirst", from the band's upcoming record, From Parts Unknown, out on July 1st through Epitaph.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

sunday wake up call

"Face Down" by White Lung, from the band's upcoming album, Deep Fantasy, available on June 16th via Domino.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

monday wake up call

Live set of Iceage performing at Insula Music store in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 10th, 2014.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

thursday wake up call

New lyric video for "The Most Beautiful Girl" by Masked Intruder, from the band's second album, M.I., out on May 27 through Fat Wreck Chords.


Wednesday, May 07, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Wonderful animated video (directed by Daniel Brereton and animated by Matt Lloyd) for Metronomy's "Reservoir".

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

tuesday wake up call

Unartig has posted a full set of Against Me! playing live at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Great new Andrew Jackson Jihad track/video entitled "Temple Grandin", from the band's upcoming album, Christmas Island, out on May 6 via SideOneDummy.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

tuesday wake up call

"There Is No Other Time" by Klaxons, taken from the band's upcoming 3rd album, Love Frequency, out on June 2nd.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

sunday wake up call

"No Fun" by New Swears, second single from the band's upcoming album, Junkfood Forever Bedtime Whatever, out this summer via Bachelor Records.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

thursday wake up call

Born Ruffians have released a lyric video for "Oh Cecilia", a brand new track from the deluxe edition of Birthmarks, out now via Paper Bag Records.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

wednesday wake up call

New Owen Pallett track entitled "Song for Five & Six", taken from Pallett's upcoming album, In Conflict, out on May 27 through Domino and Secret City.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

tuesday wake up call

To celebrate Earth Day, Portugal. The Man has teamed up with The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute to created "The Endangered Song‬", a campaign to raise awareness on the critically endangered Sumatran Tigers. Happy Earth Day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

saturday wake up call

New track/video by The Horrors entitled "So Now You Know", from the band's highly-anticipated album, Luminous, out on May 5th via XL Recordings.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

thursday wake up call

New Converge video for "Precipice" and "All We Love We Leave Behind", directed by Craig Murray.



Both songs are from the incredible 2012 release, All We Love We Leave Behind, out now through Deathwish.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings performed three acoustic songs Live on RadioBDC.

"Now Here In"




"I'm Not Part Of Me"




"Psychic Trauma"



The studio version of all three tracks are from the incredible Here and Nowhere Else, out now on Carpark Records.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

tuesday wake up call

"Serpents" by Grieves, taken from one my of favourite albums of the year so far, Winter & The Wolves, out now through Rhymesayers.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

sunday wake up call

Conor Oberst live set in The Greene Space at WNYC, New York.



Set List:
"Time Forgot"
"Double Life"
"Night At Lake Unknown"
"Lonely At The Top"
"Hundreds Of Ways"
"You Are Your Mother’s Child"
"Common Knowledge"

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

friday wake up call

Modern Baseball performed "Your Graduation" live in WXPN studios for the Key Studio Sessions.



The studio version of "Your Graduation" is from You're Gonna Miss It All, out now via Run For Cover Records.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

thursday wake up call

"Mess on a Mission" by Liars (directed by Luis Cerveró), from the band's new record Mess, out now on Mute Records.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Wild Beasts' "A Simple Beautiful Truth", directed by Klaus Thymann & Mike Hughes, taken from the band's new album Present Tense, out now on Domino.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

saturday wake up call

Incredible video directed by Rick Robin for "The Tempest" by Throwing Snow feat. Adda Kaleh ... make sure you watch this in fullscreen!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

thursday wake up call

Against Me! performed two songs for the Nervous Energies session during the band's soundcheck @ The Neptune in Seattle, Washington:

"Borne On The FM Waves Of The Heart" (featuring Laura Stevenson)




"Shivers" (Rowland S. Howard cover)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

tuesday wake up call

Brand new video/song by The Antlers entitled "Palace", from the band's upcoming album Familiars, out on June 17th via Anti-.

Monday, March 31, 2014

monday wake up call

"Swimming Pool Blues" by Miniature Tigers, from the band's upcoming album, Cruel Runnings, out on June 10th through YEBO Music.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

monday wake up call

Here's a fantastic video for "Montana", the second single from Tycho's great new album, Awake.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

sunday wake up call

Really love "Black Sap Scriptures" by Plague Vendor, the track is taken from the band's upcoming album Free to Eat above, out on April 15.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

saturday wake up call

Great video (directed by Niall O'Brien) for Breton's "15 Minutes", taken from the awesome new album, War Room Stories, out now via Believe Recordings.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

tuesday wake up call

Laura Jane Grace played two live acoustic Against Me! tracks for Folk-O-Rama in in downtown Columbia, Missouri.

"True Trans Soul Rebel"




"Fuckmylife666"

Saturday, March 15, 2014

saturday wake up call

"Black Me Out" by Against Me!, my favourite track from Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one of my favourite records of the year so far!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Saturday, March 08, 2014

saturday wake up call

Pretty badass animated video (directed by Paul Clark) for "I'm Closing In" by Obits.

Friday, March 07, 2014

friday wake up call

Love this new Esben and the Witch track entitled "No Dog", taken from the band's upcoming split LP with Thought Forms, out on April 7th via Invada Records.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Monday, March 03, 2014

monday wake up call

Here's the video for "Top Notch" by Manchester Orchestra, the first single from the band's upcoming release, Cope, out on April 1st through Loma Vista.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Watch the new video (directed by Tim Nackashi) for The Faint's "Help in the Head", taken from the band's upcoming album, Doom Abuse, out on April 8th through SQE Music.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

tuesday wake up call

Super excited for this one: new lyric video/song by The Horrors entitled "I See You"!



"I See You" will appear on the band's forthcoming album, Luminous, out on May 5th via XL Recordings.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

sunday wake up call

"Should Know Better" by Comeback Kid, from the band's upcoming record, Die Knowing, out on March 4 through Victory Records.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

thursday wake up call

New Grieves video for "Shreds", the first single from his upcoming album, Winter & The Wolves, out on March 25 through Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

saturday wake up call

Fantastic stop-motion video by Conor Finnegan for Candice Gordon's "Sound of Horns".



Watch the making of below:

Friday, February 14, 2014

friday wake up call

New La Dispute song/video, "For Mayor In Splitsville", taken from the band's highly anticipated album, Rooms of the House, out on March 18 through Better Living.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

wednesday wake up call

New OFF! song/video entitled "Void You Out", taken from the band's upcoming album, Wasted Years, out on April 8 through Vice.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

monday wake up call

New Let's Wrestle single entitled "Rain Ruins Revolution", taken from the band's brand new S/T album, out today on Fortuna Pop!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

saturday wake up call

Lyric video for "FUCKMYLIFE666" by Against Me!



"FUCKMYLIFE666" is taken from Against Me!'s awesome new record, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, out now through Total Treble.

Friday, February 07, 2014

friday wake up call

Villagers have released a new song/video entitled "Occupy Your Mind".

"In the advent of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, please find attached a song written for you, your mother, your father and your gay brothers and sisters in Russia."

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Gem Club perform "Soft Season" using a street piano found at the Old North Church in Boston.



"Soft Season" is from Gem Club's brand new album, In Roses, out now on Hardly Art.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Sunday, February 02, 2014

sunday wake up call

Watch SOHN performs this incredible unplugged rendition of "Tempest" at Casino Baumgarten, Vienna.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

friday wake up call

"Hold Open My Head" by Nai Harvest, the title track from Nai Harvest's EP Hold Open My Head, out on March 4th through Dog Knights Productions & Topshelf Records.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

wednesday wake up call

New single from Timber Timbre entitled "Hot Dreams".



"Hot Dreams" is from Timber Timbre's third album, out on April 1 through Arts & Crafts.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

tuesday wake up call

PunkWorldViews.com posted two live videos of Direct Hit! performing at the Redwood in Los Angeles.

"Satan Says"




"The World Is Ending (No One Cares)"

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

sunday wake up call

Impressionist video by Romain Assénat & Ana Silva for Nils Frahm's "Says".



"Says" is off of Spaces, out now through Erased Tapes Records.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

saturday wake up call

New No Age video for "I Won't Be Your Generator", directed by Oliver Payne.



"I Won't Be Your Generator" is taken from An Object, out now via Sub Pop.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

thursday wake up call

Ridiculously crazy new Death Set video (directed by Sofia Szamosi) for "Lite The Fuse", taken from the band's new EP entitled King Babies, out on Dim Mak.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

tuesday wake up call

My most anticipated album of the year, Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me! is out today! Watch Laura Jane Grace & James Bowman perform acoustic versions of "FuckMyLife666" and "True Trans Soul Rebel" at Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ.




Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

sunday wake up call

Great stop-motion / shadow puppets video by Katie Maren Nelson for Hey Ocean!'s "If I Were A Ship".

Thursday, January 16, 2014

thursday wake up call

"Difference Maker", beautiful track by NEEDTOBREATHE, taken from their upcoming album Rivers In The Wasteland, out on April 15th.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

wednesday wake up call

"Miss Teen Massachusetts" by Skaters, taken from the band's debut album Manhattan, out on February 25th.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

tuesday wake up call

What a beautiful song — "Brighter!" by Cass McCombs featuring Karen Black, video directed by Stephen Eckelberry.

Monday, January 13, 2014

monday wake up call

Bad Religion performs a live web exclusive of "True North" (one of my favourite songs from last year) on Conan!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

sunday wake up call

King Krule pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock in this new video (directed by Jamie-James Medina) for "A Lizard State".

Saturday, January 11, 2014

saturday wake up call

Jake Bugg has released a new single/video for the song "A Song About Love", taken from Jake's second album, Shangri La.



Bonus: Jake Bugg performs "A Song About Love" on Later with Jools Holland.

Friday, January 10, 2014

friday wake up call

Here's a live video of Finch performing "Letters To You", taken from the band's upcoming live album/DVD, What It Is To Burn X, out on February 25th through Tragic Hero Records.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Watch "Bank of Elevators", chapter 8 from Direct Hit!'s Brainless God, out now on Red Scare Industries.



If you missed the previous chapters, watch them here (chapter 1 to 4), here (chapter 5) and here (chapter 6 & 7.)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

tuesday wake up call

New Lawrence Arms song/video, "Seventeener (17th and 37th)", from the band's upcoming record, Metropole, out on January 28th via Epitaph.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Sunday, January 05, 2014

sunday wake up call

New Blood Red Shoes song/video entitled "The Perfect Mess", taken from the duo's upcoming S/T album, out on March 3rd through Jazz Life.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

friday wake up call

Really cool video, directed by Stephen Meierding and Sami Jano for Appomattox's "United".

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

my 30 favourite albums of 2013


Happy New Year! Here's a look back at some of my favourite albums from 2013 ... other great albums that made it just outside of this list include Anthems by Pure Love, No World by Inc., You're Nothing by Iceage, Enola by I Can Make A Mess, Kveikur by Sigur Rós and Good Together by Chapel Club.


30. Direct Hit!: Brainless God

29. Nils Frahm: Spaces

28. The Flatliners: Dead Language

27. Ghostpoet: Some Say I So I Say Light

26. Zomby: With Love

25. Frank Turner: Tape Deck Heart

24. Bad Religion: True North

23. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires Of The City

22. Deafheaven: Sunbather

21. Weekend Nachos: Still

20. The Wonder Years: The Greatest Generation

hello 2014!