Beat Connection

Premiere: Beat Connection - “Rosealene” (Live) Video

Nov 24, 2015

Pop experimentalists Beat Connection are offering up a video for a live take of "Rosealene," a slinky, funk-laced cut from their latest full-length Product 3 (out now on ANTI-). Below, you can watch our premiere of the clip, which exudes an icy cool. And if you like what you see, you'd be wise to check out the band on tour. Dates are beneath the video.

Tour Dates:

11/25 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
11/27 - Theatre Fairmount - Montreal, QC
11/28 - The Drake - Toronto, ON
12/02 - The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
12/03 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
12/04 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
12/05 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
12/06 - Vega - Lincoln, NE
12/09 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
12/10 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
12/11 - The Watercooler - Boise, ID
12/12 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
12/19 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC



Idiot Glee

“I Don’t Feel Right” MP3 Stream

Nov 23, 2015

"I Don't Feel Right," the latest single from Idiot Glee, finds mastermind James Friley channeling Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, and Eno at their most warped. This is pop music as laboratory creation, sonic perfectionism taken to a delirious extreme. Idiot Glee's self-titled LP is out January 29 on Hop Hop.



The Brainstems

Premiere: The Brainstems - “Time to Ride” MP3 Stream

Nov 20, 2015

On November 27, Bad Diet will release No Place Else, the debut LP from St. Louis garage band The Brainstems. Ahead of the album, we're sharing "Time to Ride," an exercise in calculated chaos that effortlessly toggles between monochromatic punk minimalism and shout-along party rock. Check out our premiere below.



Expert Alterations

“The Past And You” Video

Nov 20, 2015

Last month, Kanine released You Can't Always Be Liked, a fine collection of indie pop classicism from Baltimore's Expert Alterations. Below, you can check out a video for album cut "The Past And You," which, rather appropriately, feels like it could have come straight from the halcyon days of Flying Nun or the C86 era.



Pete Astor

“My Right Hand” MP3 Stream

Nov 19, 2015

On February 12, Slumberland will release Spilt Milk, the latest from veteran indie pop sophisticate Pete Astor (The Loft, The Weather Prophets). Below, you can stream the wry, graceful single "My Right Hand", which features contributions from James Hoare of Ultimate Painting, The Proper Ornaments, and Veronica Falls.



The She’s

“Cherry Red” MP3 Stream

Nov 18, 2015

"Cherry Red," the latest from San Francisco's The She's, finds the band careening wildly through eras and genres without every sounding out of their depth. Come for the eerily precise girl group vocals and Spector-esque beat, stay for the shoegazed-gleaned guitar textures that transform the track into something more delirious during the closing stretch. Listen below.



Neon Bunny

“Romance in Seoul” Video

Nov 17, 2015

Neon Bunny, a Seoul-based practitioner of dreamy electro-pop, has shared a video for "Romance in Seoul." The sophisticated track, which was inspired by the likes Ella Fitzerald and Dinah Washington, is currently available through Cascine's singles imprint, CSCN. Watch the clip below.



Idiot Glee

“Evergreen Psycho” MP3 Stream

Nov 16, 2015

In advance of his self-titled LP, Idiot Glee (James Friley) has shared "Evergreen Psycho." The single plays like a forgotten link between the lush melodrama of '60s baroque pop and the synthetic grandeur of early-'70s art-rock. Listen below. Idiot Glee is due out January 29 on Hop Hop.