Illuminati Hotties’ Release Mesmeric Single “Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism” Ahead of Tour Supporting Death Cab For Cutie

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Photo credit: Lissyelle Laricchia. As we near the release date for their new album, Let Me Do One More, illuminati hotties deliver a new slow-burning single. The local tenderpunk band, helmed by Sarah Tudzin, recently announced a tour accompanying Death Cab For Cutie, as well as a local show at Zebulon to celebrate the new record. The unhurried new track “Threatening Each Other Re: … Continue reading Illuminati Hotties’ Release Mesmeric Single “Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism” Ahead of Tour Supporting Death Cab For Cutie

Torii Wolf Bares Their Teeth (and Soul) on Splendid Ten Billion Years EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Fans of Torii Wolf never have to wait long before the artist releases something new and immediately captivating. Music videos, plenty of one-off singles, and even a 4-track EP with Louymadeabanger all were part of the involuntary lead-up to their new EP; now that it’s out, Ten Billion Years has overshadowed the rest, baring Wolf’s teeth and soul.  Read more. Torii Wolf | listen to Ten … Continue reading Torii Wolf Bares Their Teeth (and Soul) on Splendid Ten Billion Years EP

Snarling B-side “Sunny Place For Shady People” Encapsulates Lawrence Rothman’s Anxiety Living In ‘Trump Country’

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. For Lawrence Rothman, existence is political. In the lead-up to the general election last fall, the genderfluid artist was living in Missouri, which they describe as Trump country. The threat of persecution constantly surrounded Rothman, and indirectly gave them the inspiration for “Sunny Place for Shady People,” a b-side featuring Son Little that is not associated with their forthcoming LP; … Continue reading Snarling B-side “Sunny Place For Shady People” Encapsulates Lawrence Rothman’s Anxiety Living In ‘Trump Country’

Pinch Yourself Awake for Ibeyi’s New Single “Recurring Dream” From How to Stop a Recurring Dream Feature Film

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Twin duo Ibeyi have returned with an original single written and recorded for the independent film How To Stop a Recurring Dream. This is the first new music since their 2017 album, Ash (and they are reportedly working on their third LP right now). The band has a close bond with writer-director Ed Morris after working with him to create a few music videos for … Continue reading Pinch Yourself Awake for Ibeyi’s New Single “Recurring Dream” From How to Stop a Recurring Dream Feature Film

Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

Prior to last year, I was only ever tangentially familiar with No Joy. I was vague with Wait To Pleasure and slightly more accustomed to “Califone,” and so I came to know them as a general ‘rock’ band. Imagine my surprise when I read a few reviews of Motherhood that classified the band as shoegaze. (I take my quarantine drama where I can.) Granted, most … Continue reading Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

Caroline Rose’s Carefully Crafted Tragedy, Superstar

It’s hard to describe, but go with me on this: imagine someone beat-box imitating the sound an old record player makes when it gets to the end but doesn’t stop spinning. That is the first glorious sound on “Nothing’s Impossible,” the opening track of Superstar, the latest album by crimson hero Caroline Rose. It is wound tightly around its titular concept. It’s also an enormous … Continue reading Caroline Rose’s Carefully Crafted Tragedy, Superstar

Dive Headfirst Into Loma’s Mesmerizing Sophomore LP Don’t Shy Away

sngalbums: Photo by Bryan C. Parker Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth,” Pablo Picasso told The Arts reporter Marius de Zayas in 1923. More recently, in the spring of 2018, Loma revealed their own untruth at the Bootleg as part of a tour for their eponymous debut album. Even more lies await on … Continue reading Dive Headfirst Into Loma’s Mesmerizing Sophomore LP Don’t Shy Away

Best Songs of 2020: 7. Henry Hall

Best Songs of 20207. Henry Hall – “John the Dog” As far as silly music goes, “John the Dog,” and frankly the rest of Neato, ranks among the best of all time. The tale of Henry Hall’s imaginary dog pal leads us down a path to frightening self-awareness and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Henry Hall | listen to Neato | website | Facebook | Twitter … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 7. Henry Hall

Best Songs of 2020: 10. Alina Bea

Best Songs of 202010. Alina Bea – “Never” You Will Learn was a long time coming, and when I finally sat down with it, “Never” knocked me over like a ton of bricks. One thing I can always expect from Alina Bea is the unexpected. Alina Bea | SnG coverage | order You Will Learn | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 10. Alina Bea

Best Videos of 2020: 5. G.Smith

sawdustandgin: G.Smith Exits Through the Gift Shop on New Single “Mona Lisa” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The remnants of a relationship will lay shattered until someone chooses to sweep it away or examine each shard for closure. Each one is a prism, refracting its history into distinct stories. On her new single, premiering on Grimy Goods today, G.Smith tries to make sense of a … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 5. G.Smith