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Ought – Desire

Ought have shared Desire, the third preview from their forthcoming LP Room Inside the World, out February 16 on Merge Records. Best described by bassist Ben Stidworthy as “Sade meets Bruce Springsteen,” the song employs a 70-piece vocal choir and uncovers a romantic side of the band seen only in glimpses before. It’ll stop you dead in your tracks…. Read more »

Ought – Disgraced in America

Today, Ought share Disgraced in America, the second preview from their third LP Room Inside the World, out February 16 on Merge Records. The song is accompanied by an incredible animated video directed by Heather Rappard, involving glycerine as paint thinner and painstakingly shot in 15-second increments over the course of three weeks. “Breaking a… Read more »

Ought – These 3 Things

Still fresh from signing with Merge, Ought will release Room Inside the World on February 16. The album, their third LP and first for Merge, explores themes that have always concerned the band—identity, connection, survival in a precarious world—but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette. The band share first single These 3 Things and… Read more »

VIDEO: Destroyer – Times Square

Dan Bejar has unveiled the Shayne Ehman-directed visuals to Times Square, from his excellent and newly-released Destroyer record, Poison Season. Here’s what Shayne Ehman had to say about making the video: “We ended up just wandering around New York til 3am and the city seemed completely dead. We could have been anywhere, really. I needed… Read more »

Destroyer – Times Square

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…. Read more »

Destroyer – Girl in a Sling

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…. Read more »

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…. Read more »

Waxahatchee – Under a Rock

Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, will make her major-label debut this April with the release of her third album to date, Ivy Tripp. The album was produced and recorded alongside Swearin’ members Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer, and will be released through her new home Merge Records on April 7.

Waxahatchee – Air

Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, will make her major-label debut this April with the release of her third album to date, Ivy Tripp. The album was produced and recorded alongside Swearin’ members Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer, and will be released through her new home Merge Records on April 7. The news comes accompanied by a… Read more »