CURRENT: Deerhunter – “Breaker”

“Breaker” marks the most prominent vocal collaboration between Deerhunter’s two main songwriters – Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt – in the band’s impressive discography. While the two have always made for a wonderful musical pairing, “Breakers” is even more gorgeous than the idea of a full-blown collaborative track between the two songwriters originally seemed. As […]

CURRENT: Kurt Vile – “Life Like This”

No one would ever confuse Kurt Vile as being high-strung. So it’s pretty impressive that the second taste of one of the more anticipated fall releases (right next to you, Chromatics) of 2015 shows Vile even more relaxed than on “Pretty Pimpin’” or Wakin On A Pretty Daze. “Life” is anchored by a rolling piano section, […]

CURRENT: Cousin Stizz – “Shoutout” [Gravez Remix]

Boston rapper Cousin Stizz’s “Shoutout” has been online for over a year now, but with the recent release of his debut mixtape Suffolk County, the budding rapper’s 2014 track receives a remix from Gravez. Instead of reconstructing “Shoutout,” Gravez utilizes the many great things present in the original and positions them in a slightly new light. […]

CURRENT: Ellie Herring – “Maze”

Ellie Herring’s blistering “Maze” – the b-side to her forthcoming single release in October – splits through the speakers and relentlessly asserts its scattered, frenetic intentions in its opening seconds. The bounce-inspired opening sets the tone, as the song swirls at a dizzying pace. The longer you stick with “Maze,” the more entrenched you become […]

CURRENT: Hinds – “Garden”

Hinds is a four-piece hailing from Barcelona that operates within lo-fi, guitar-based parameters. They’ve just announced their debut LP, Leave Me Alone, along with releasing that album’s opening track, “Garden.” The song feels ripped from another time period, yet there’s a vitality to “Garden” that provides the track with some much needed currency. Leave Me Alone is […]

CURRENT: Chromatics – “Shadow”

When Johnny Jewel announced Dear Tommy would arrive “in time for Valentine’s Day,” it seemed too good to be true. And it was. While that album’s release remains a mystery, Chromatics have been unveiling some sensational tracks from Tommy, including “Just Like You,” “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around,” and “In Films.” Next up is “Shadow,” […]

CURRENT: Leon Bridges – “Better Man (Remix)” [ft. Bun B]

Leon Bridges released his debut album Coming Home not long ago, and this week the soul singer released a mixtape featuring reworks of Home tracks such as “Smooth Sailin’,” “River” and “Coming Home.” An early highlight is the Chi Duly remix of “Better Man,” complimented by a verse from fellow Texan Bun B. Chi deftly bridges the gap between Bridges’ rock and […]

CURRENT: Nicole Dollanganger – “You’re So Cool”

Nicole Dollanganger received one of the best cosigns a young artist could ask for when Claire Boucher (Grimes) was so moved by her forthcoming LP that she created Eerie Organization to oversee the release. And while it is easy to look for similarities between Grimes and Dollanganger, they begin and end with the two artists’ delicate, […]