Juxtaposition can be a risky move in music, but San Franciso band the Visibles make it work, contrasting Justin Goldman's barbed-wire voice with a giddy, playful, guitar-pop arrangement on a catchy single called "Clarendon Hills."
Instead of resting on his laurels when Sonic Youth decided they would be "ending for a while," Lee Ranaldo and the Dust took up arms and forged ahead.
When most people hear mention of Hanson, they immediately picture the fresh-faced, white-bread teen brothers who busted onto the pop scene in 1997 with their first major label release, "Middle of Nowhere," which went 4x Platinum in the U.S. and featured the Grammy-nominated, sun-shiny hit "MMMBop."
Nothing will prove your love for something like overcoming or putting up with another something that you loathe.
Grooms bring their fragmented pop and sonic blasts to the KDHX studios in support of their latest shoegazing album, "Infinity Caller."
With a stuttering rhythm track and a drifting vocal mix, "Lost Winter" by Clara Hill isn't quite rock, funk, pop or electronic. Instead it draws from all those genres to create an original soundscape and a dream-swept mood.
Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire compared his band's upcoming album release show to a wedding. "This is the one I want people to come to," he said. "If you haven't seen us before or for a while, this is definitely the show to see."
With his latest configuration Dream Shake and new single "Buffy," songwriter James Nee, best known for his work with We Are Trees, turns up and charges ahead into garage-pop territory, and slays some personal vampires along the way.
If an archetype of post-punk art rock exists, the band Soviet Soviet --from the Adriatic coast of Pesaro, Italy -- has tapped straight into it. The new track "Together" has shades of Oingo Boingo and Joy Division, and dark, driving shades all its own.