Week in Pop: Beacon, HOTT MT, Jahzel, Richie, Steel Phantoms, Taught Abroad, We Are Temporary
Prayers for pop music, anecdotes from Queen Ashi Dala, sermons from Reverend Jahzel, + more. #Goldmine Sacks
Awesome Tapes From Africa readies new release from Hailu Mergia
Stream the accordion-heavy Ethiopian "Shilela" here. #Love
Fielded's Southpaw Diva Mix
The post-apocalyptic pop songstress trades in her Joan Of Arc attire for beachwear. #Friday Night
Premiere: Secret Colours, "Freak"
60s Britpop that only wants to be your friend. #AM Gold
The first annual Chicago Sonic Coalition
Video proof Alien Shit was a real band for one night. #Gonzo Chicago
Mister Lies, "Magichour feat. Knower"
Contoured ice-pop that leaves emotional questions unanswered. #Pulse
Sacramento Electronic Music Festival lineup
Visit the California capital for performances by Pictureplane, Jerome LOL, Antwon, and more. #Party Report
Deastro, Keep Clear EP
The many faces of Randolph Chabot blur into one. #Pulse
Lineup for MoMA PS1 Warm Ups announced
You will have no shortage of Majical Cloudz this summer. #Just Heard
Download/stream Ryan Hemsworth's Still Awake EP
Heavy on the Pokemon vibes, rich in digital emo sweetness. #Approved Theft
Weval, "The Most (David Douglas Remix)"
Kicking out re-kitted ambient electro from the Netherlands. #Debut
Left and Right, "Virginia Settlement"
Something for the "young, dumb and underpaid" as the indie Virginians matriculate to Philadelphia. #Debut
Rapper live-tweets London machete attack
Boyadee's tweets go into precise detail about the gruesomeness of the incident. #Just Heard
Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot begins hunger strike
She wasn't permitted to appear at her own parole hearing. #Just Heard
Download a comp of bands covering early Lilys songs
Featuring Speedy Ortiz, White Laces, Pet Milk, The Weaks, and more. #Just Heard
Walsh, "First Time"
Keep your retro-future live disco Daft Punk record. We're jamming an homage to the classics. #Pulse
Slashed Tires, Alarm Clock EP
Freeform jamming on that windy electrical current. #The Future
I got into a Twitter fight with Dana Rohrabacher
Our sports writer gets into it with California's 48th district rep over global warming. #Party Crasher
Stream: Airbird & Napolian, In the Zone / Special
On the inside track with insights from Joel Ford & Ian Evans. #Pulse
Béisbol, "That Feeling"
Jeff and Ryan share sentiments and a series of "I'm tired"/ "you're tired" statements. #Debut
Rebel motorcycle club rock from San Diego's ghost riders on the go. #Scuzz
Diarrhea Planet, "Separations"
Take one look at this album cover and you will be sold. #Love
Pure Bathing Culture, "Pendulum"
Meet me at the intersection of Fleetwood Mac and the PCH. #AM Gold
Jovontaes, "Can't Surf"
All they need is one mic for their Midwest psych. #Debut
Premiere: Secret Colors, "King"
Clear tones awaken while scratches keep time. #Pulse
Hammered Satin, "Emily"
A new glam cut from Hollywood's hell raising heart breakers. #Debut
Eulogy to the Knicks' 2013 season
The PC Worship guitarist watches Game 6 between sets at a DIY surfing contest. #Jock Strap
Watch Impose founder Derek Evers in a TEDx talk on remaining independent
Our head honcho quotes George Bush, addresses loser talk, and grows his independent brand. #Love
Smith Westerns, "3am Spiritual"
Sing-along vocals, soaring guitar solos, and piano interludes emailed directly to your heart. #Love
Stream Shannon & The Clams' full album before its Tuesday release
Retro punk for those summery days at the soda fountain. #AM Gold
Dinowalrus, "No Expectations" (Rolling Stones cover)
Paying homage to the Stones, Robert Johnson, 60s psyche, and the future in one swoop. #Debut
Bestial Mouths, "Earth"
Grabbing the the reigns of terror away from the angry councils of gnostic deities. #Debut
Laurel Halo, "Sex Mission"
Get a little worked up with slow-mounting techno. #Pulse
Antwon interprets Mish Way of White Lung
The Nature Boy interprets a dream involving Iceage's Elias Ronnenfelt. #Traps in the Midst of Dreams
Sonny & The Sunsets, "Palmreader"
Bop your head to the beat while you ponder the meaning of life. #AM Gold
Plastic Flowers, "Populists"
Sundrenched dreampop flown in from Greece. #AM Gold
Vacation, "Candy Waves"
Fucking up pop songs with plenty of spit, sweat, and Midwest grit. #Scuzz
Harmony Korine's A Crackup At The Race Riots
The auteur's "novel" from '98 is the ravings of a lunatic visionary. #Black Orchid
People of the North, "Drama Class"
This is what a slap in the face at 7 a.m. from a Tibetan monk feels like. #Debut
Titus Andronicus show in Athens disrupted by distribution of confederate flags
Patrick Stickles is rightfully not happy. #Just Heard