J Fernandez – Between The Channels


J Fernandez follow’s-up last year’s Memorize Now EP later this June when he releases his debut album, Many Levels Of Laughter. The album arrives June 8 on Joyful Noise Recordings.

Having already shared the album’s off-kilter lead single Read My Mind, Fernandez this week shared another breezy, psychedelic track from the upcoming LP called Between The Channels. Listen below.

J Fernandez’s debut Many Levels of Laughter will be released June 8 via Joyful Noise.

Destroyer – Dream Lover


Vancouver’s Dan Bejar will return in August with a new album as Destroyer, entitled Poison Season. It will be Destroyer’s first full-length solo effort since 2011’s Kaputt. That’s not forgetting the Spanish-language EP, Five Spanish Songs, which he released back in 2013.

“The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet. I even sang with the band. That song always swung between super austere and super mid-’70s Springsteen/Bowie street-rock. In the end, I decided I wanted both. Couldn’t really figure out a way to sequence the orchestral version within the record, so I decided to carve it up as a book-ending motif, with the rock version squarely in the middle.” – Dan Bejar

Destroyer releases Poison Season, a double album, on August 28 via Merge in the US and Dead Oceans in the UK. Listen to the album’s swaggering, roaring lead single Dream Lover below.

VIDEO: Ducktails – Headbanging In The Mirror


Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile releases St. Catherine, his fifth studio album under his Ducktails moniker, on July 24 via Domino Records.

The album was recorded alongside Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, and was recorded in L.A., Berlin, and New York. Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine over the course of 2014 and then finished off recording at the start of 2015.

Watch the Rose Schlossberg-directed video for breezy lead single Headbanging In The Mirror, which features experimental musician James Ferraro.

Watch Bob Dylan perform ‘The Night We Called It A Day’ for David Letterman


Bob Dylan was the final musical guest ever on The Late Show with David Letterman, hitting the Ed Sullivan Theater on last night for the first time since 1993.

Dylan first appeared on Letterman’s Late Night program on NBC in March 1984 to perform a raucous rendition of the Infidels‘ classic, Jokerman. Watch him perform an intimate performance of The Night We Called It a Day, lifted from his latest album Shadows in the Night.

“I spend a lot of time, like everybody does, driving around with my son Harry. Sometimes you feel like you take an opportunity to teach him or reinforce things for him,” Letterman said in his introduction of Dylan. “I say, ‘Harry, what are the two most important things to know in the world? There’s really only two things you need to know.’ He says, ‘One, you have to be nice to other people.’ I said, ‘That’s right. And what’s the other one?’ He says, ‘The greatest songwriter of modern times is Bob Dylan.’ That’s all you need to know in life.”

Watch the performance below.

Alex Burey – Family Stone


Nineteen-year-old London-based producer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Alex Burey releases his sophomore four-track Family Stone EP on June 13. Having previously shared its tender lead single Come Over, the emerging artist has just unveiled the EP’s classy title track Family Stone.

Family Stone follow’s his charming debut EP Inside World which was released back in January on his own label, Pling Recordings.