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Brooklyn Vegan premieres Doug Gillard’s new single, “Your Eyes”

"Doug Gillard released his excellent new solo album, Parade On, earlier this month which features 11 examples of his expert popsmithery.”

Listen and read more on Brooklyn Vegan

MXDWN digs Split Single!

"There was an eight-year wait for rock n’ roll’s Jason Narducy. Luckily, fans of the multi-talented producer did not have to wait nearly so long for his next funky, fresh new album, Fragmented World.”

In Your Speakers loves Doug Gillard’s newest!


Once you have thought that you have Doug Gillard figured out, the next track undoubtedly will change your mind. Is he the indie rock star crooning about death? Or is he the bluesy guitarist wailing away? Perhaps, he is the neo-punk rebel railing against the status quo. Whoever Doug Gillard is, the man has produced a fine collection of eclectic rock.”

Read more on In Your Speakers

Listen to Will Stratton on WNYC

27 year-old singer, insightful songwriter, and finger-picking guitar virtuoso Will Stratton is now feeling well and creating songs, but 2013 was a rough year for him. Stratton was diagnosed with Stage 3 testicular cancer and underwent difficult but successful chemotherapy treatment and surgery. Part of his recovery involved doing what he loves: making music.”

Pitchfork premieres Torres’ Shaking Through session; she performs her new song, “New Skin”, with The War On Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, more


"Torres has performed a new song called “New Skin” for Philadelphia non-profit Weathervane Music's shaking through web series. (A different version will appear on the follow-up to her 2013 self-titled debut.) For the recording, she was backed by Sharon Van Etton, Adam Granduciel and Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs, and Chris Wilson of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists” 

Survival Knife Gave Decibel Magazine A Run Down On Their Favorite Metal Tracks!

After an extended layoff Justin Trosper of the late, much-mourned noisy post-hardcore heroes Unwound has returned with an excellent infectious-if-still-decidedly-off-kilter outfit of musical subversion, Survival Knife.”

Read on at Decibel Magazine!

Noisey is streaming Will Stratton’s new LP; read Caitlin White’s gorgeous interview with Will, who has been through more than you have.

"Will is now completely free of cancer and ready to move on with his life. But putting out Gray Lodge Wisdomfeels more like a testament to the human spirit—it’s an album created amid fear, pain, and suffering, but it doesn’t feel dour. Instead, the gracious tone of the simple, eight-song record serves as a catharsis, helping bookend Will’s personal experience in a way that becomes universal.”

Survival Knife’s debut album, Loose Power, is now streaming in its entirety at Pitchfork Advance!

Listen now on Pitchfork Advance!

CMJ has the first look at the brand new Tele Novella video for “Coat-Tail Rider”in advance of their upcoming tour dates!

The tune here is a dippy twist of a latterday ‘60s James Bond theme lamenting an ex-heartthrob, while back-up harmonies lollygag around. But the video, that we’re premiering today, is a surrealist’s idea of a basement party with some jittery mimes who end up signing out the song.”

Watch their video now over on CMJ! 

In Your Speakers Gives A Great Review of Paradise’s Latest LP!

Taking influence from psychedelic rock bands of the ’60s like the Kinks, the Monks, ? and the Mysterians, 13th Floor Elevators and, of course, the Rolling Stones, Paradise have nearly perfected the vintage sound that once ruled the radio stations almost five decades ago.”

Keep reading on In Your Speakers!