Green Day: Father of All…

The pop-punk stalwarts resist political commentary in lieu of making the most convincingly carefree Green Day record of the new millennium. Source: Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Evan Rytlewski

Peter Gabriel: So

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Peter Gabriel’s 1986 art-pop masterpiece, a turning point in the commercial globalization of pop music. Source: Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article […]

Coca-Cola bottles with built-in light-up lightsabers

If you’re going to be in Singapore in December you can participate in “the Galactic Hunt” for Coca-Cola bottles with built-in light-up lightsabers: View this post on Instagram Keep your eyes on these Limited Edition Lighted Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Coca-Cola No Sugar Bottles! In anticipation of the upcoming movie, we will be […]

Album of the Day: Moondog,“On the Streets of New York”

Moondog was a beatmaker. The blind, street-dwelling composer, born Louis Hardin, wrote pieces simple enough to play by himself on the sidewalk yet complex enough to be performed by full orchestras. And at the heart of every Moondog song was an inventive beat, in a self-made style he called “snaketime” due to its slithery danceability. […]

Album of the Day: Meemo Comma, “Sleepmoss”

On UK producer Lara Rix-Martin’s second album as Meemo Comma, the English countryside comes alive. On Sleepmoss, Rix-Martin builds an ecosystem that connects field recordings with ambient textures and classical flourishes, making for music that is by turns stormy and serene. There’s some subtext to the music here: on Sleepmoss Rix-Martin has found “peace with […]

Album of the Day: Arthur Russell, “Iowa Dream”

Avant-garde New York City musician and composer Arthur Russell, known to many as the mastermind behind Dinosaur L’s simmering underground disco gem “Go Bang,” died in 1992. However, Iowa Dream—which was compiled by Russell’s partner, Tom Lee, and Audika Records’ Steve Knutson—illustrates that his posthumous legacy is in very good hands. The album encompasses unfinished […]

Album of the Day: Afuma, “Songs From the Shore”

On Songs From the Shore, Afuma—the duo of guitarists Taketo Shimada and Stefan Tcherepnin—explore both death and the afterlife. That weighty subject matter is echoed by the sound of musicians’ lap steel and baritone guitars, Tcherepnin’s Sonica analog oscillator synth, and David Silver’s somber drumming. The result is an album that is appropriately mournful, offering […]

Album of the Day: Panic Girl, “Cake on Jupiter”

  “Himalayan Tea”, the lush, ambient roller from Munich-based artist Panic Girl, opens the door to a world where the ordinary meets the ethereal. The effect is something like magical realism: On “Morning Coffee in Tokyo,” snippets of urban ambience—like the sound of a train in motion, laughter, coughing, and the clinking of dishes—blend with […]

Album of the Day: The Deer, “Do No Harm”

At the start of the decade, Austin’s The Deer arrived after an ampersand—they were the loose accompaniment behind Grace Park, a promising folk singer with a wounded sense of wonder. In the years since, Grace Park has become Grace Rowland and folded both her name and her cotton-wrapped soprano into The Deer, a quintet that […]