Cayetana add tour dates, including shows with Weaves (who have a new song)

We knew Philly indie rockers Cayetana were opening one of The Bouncing Souls’ “Stoked for the Summer” shows in Asbury Park (the 7/28 show with Beach Slang) and they’ve since added other dates, including the NYC and Philly stops of Weaves‘ tour

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The Album Leaf – “Back To The Start” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Album LeafThe Album Leaf have signed with Relapse Records for the August release of Between Waves. Aside from the 2012 Sun Kil Moon collaboration Perils From The Sea, it’s the first full-length record from Jimmy Lavelle’s project since 2010’s A Chorus Of Storytellers. It will include last fall’s single “New Soul.” … More »

Stream Clique Burden Piece (Stereogum Premiere)

Stream Clique Burden Piece (Stereogum Premiere)“Deny yourself out of necessity/ Starve the essence of one’s being,” Clique’s PJ Carroll sings near the midpoint of the Philadelphia band’s new album, Burden Piece. “Ascetic ritual to feel something/ In the absence of sustenance, you find meaning.” That’s quite a life philosophy to abide by, but Clique spend much of their sophomore album … More »

Stream Earthless & Harsh Toke Acid Crusher / Mount Swan (Stereogum Premiere)

EARTHLESS-HARSH-TOKE-Acid-Crusher-Mount-Swan-LPIt’s been three years since we’ve heard from San Diego’s Earthless, who previously caught our attention by way of their excellent third album From The Ages. Despite the substantial interval since, they remain atop the growing heap of bluesy proto-metallers running around the continental 48, thanks to their essentialized approach. Earthless boil their vintage … More »

Alamo Drafthouse Chief Tim League Shares Ideas For Gender-Neutral Restrooms At Austin Theater Location

Alamo Drafthouse chief Tim League took to Facebook to discuss his concept and the architectural design for gender neutral restrooms at his theater chain’s upcoming Mueller location in Austin, Texas. League’s ideas come in the wake of a heated national debate over transgender rights in schools and public life. Close to two weeks ago, the Obama administration was embroiled in a legal standoff with North Carolina over its controversial House Bill 2, part of which has to do…


Dogbreth – “Cups And Wrappers” (Stereogum Premiere)

Dogbreth - "Cups And Wrappers" (Stereogum Premiere)When I listen to Dogbreth, I can’t picture them performing anywhere but a DIY basement venue reeking of sweat and stale beer. Split between Phoenix and Seattle, the four-piece power-pop band is releasing their new LP Second Home on Asian Man Records, and today we’re premiering the album’s first single, “Cups And Wrappers.” It takes … More »

Bad Boy, Mobb Deep, And The Endurance Of ’90s Rap Nostalgia

Puff Daddy and Lil KimIn the Bad Boy era, I hated Bad Boy. I loved Biggie, and the rest of it was an abomination to me. It was the cartoonish glitz of the videos. It was the obviousness of the samples. It was all the R&B. It was Mase’s rapping-like-his-mouth-was-full-of-marshmallows delivery. It was Puff’s everybody-look-at-me dancing. It was the … More »