Remember all the hand-wringing last year over the so-called disappearance of protest music? As the Occupy movement hit its peak, capturing the attention of the country, commentators and older musicians were accusing contemporary artists of failing to grapple with the major struggles of their time in ... More >>
When we last reported on San Francisco's answer to the Clipse, The Jealous Guys, it was to spread word of their free Valentine's Day jam, The Love Mixtape. Now they've dropped a video -- black and white, natch -- for the single "Brainwashed By London," from the very same album. The flick finds them ... More >>
Scottish post-rock/#BASED progenitors Mogwai release album number seven today, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. It's less what you'd call a return to form than a spirited condensation of their roomy, moody noise epics; as they've done before, most notably on 2006's Mr. Beast, this album finds ... More >>
No, not that kind.Scotland's dignified linear noise factory Mogwai has released the tracklisting for its forthcoming seventh studio album, which you may have mistaken for a David Shrigley print hanging in the punk rock section at the coolest record store you've never been to: Hardcore Will Never ... More >>
Been a while since Radiohead came through the Bay Area, and it'll probably be another while before they return. (Thom Yorke played at the Fox in April, but that doesn't count.) Looks like several more months of putting their discography on shuffle and watching 7 Television Commercials on endless loo ... More >>
Solar Bears New artists and musicians constantly bubble up on the electronic music radar. Not that that can't be said about nearly all musical genres, but it seems with electronic music, the ease with which people can make music via software, sampling, and a bit of creativity contributes to the ... More >>
If you've never seen a Mogwai concert before, here's your chance to learn what post-rock devotees, European festivalgoers, unsuspecting upstairs neighbors and barefoot deaf people alike have learned over the years: Mogwai concerts are incredibly loud. Vincent Moon and Nathanaël Le Scouarnec, of the ... More >>
With the release of The Hoop, Crime in Choir is poised to become your new favorite scary instrumental band.