Imposition Tour: all ages in Olympia and adults only in Portland
Inked by Shannon Perry in the Actual Pain loft and wandering down a sassy K-hole. #Imposition Tour
Watch a new video for Calvin Love's "Wild Blue"
Canada ain't so bad. #Just Heard
Michael Sam, Jason Collins and other Feb. highlights
We went posi with the headline. There's also lowlights in here. #Jock Strap
Derek Erdman: On the Doofy Side of Eccentric
He sells paintings but recently, he was selling Kurt Cobain’s belongings. #Paper Plain
Pastel, "Hold Me"
Introducing the intimate embraces and audio architecture of Gabriel Brenner. #Debut
Odonis Odonis, "Angus Mountain"
Odonis Odonis shows off the versatility of their craft. #Scuzz
The Fresh & Onlys announce new album, House of Spirits
An album that grapples with the "idea that home is where your feet are." #Just Heard
Magic Eye's While We Were Recording mixtape
A mix of music the band was listening to during the Babylon sessions. #Mixtape
Life Size Maps, "This Same House"
Slightly off and slightly computed euphoria from the Brooklyn 8-bit maestros. #Debut
Cuddle Formation and Emily Reo, "Dreams of Bermuda (Yoshi's Story)"
Two FMLY favorites team up on a track about dreams. #Love
Dan Casey makes dope tracks, not war. #Just Heard
Stream three new tracks from Toronto duo Imposter(s)
A seductive triptych from Toronto's mystery boudoir-noir duo. #Debut
Stream: Le Man Avec Les Lunettes, Make It Happen
Ways to enjoy life and make things happen with a DIY mentality. #Debut
Dorian Pimpernel, "Ovlar E"
Take a trip back in time. #Stay High
The 2014 Austin Imposition
And here's the full line up (sort of). #Impose Presents
Tour Begins: Seattle for Sub Pop & a night at the Black Lodge
The Sub Pop office tour, buying weed from bigfoot, and lingering Lynchian contexts. #Imposition Tour
The Best Music of February 2014
The unlikely Brooklyn heroes of the month. #Best Music
André Obin, "Approaching Zero"
Obin's new single showcases an artist no longer approaching 11. #Debut
Ed Schrader's Music Beat, "Pantomime Jack"
The beat goes on after with Ed and Delvin. #Love
Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman to release new record as La Sera
In a great band's wake, one ex-member stays the solo course. #Just Heard
Altopalo, "Picchu Machu"
Altopalo lets it all fly with their schizophrenic debut. #Stay High
L.A. Witch, "Get Lost"
Get lost from yourself and soul, direct from the coven of this L.A. trio. #Newish
February's Most Average Moments
We like our February like we like our eggs: over easy. #Eh...
Guantanamo Baywatch, "Love Kin"
The Portland swamp rockers join la familia de Suicide Squeeze. #Debut
Download NPR's massive SXSW playlist
NPR releases six hours of previews, tastes, and teasers from all over the SXSW map. #Approved Theft
That New New In Lit: February
As winter pushes on, we share some literary methods of entertainment. #Codex
tUnE-yArDs announces new album, shares megamix of every track
As well as a handful of tour dates. #Just Heard
The 2014 Imposition Tour
Come join us and Shannon & the Clams in Oakland tonight. #Impose Presents
Exploding In Sound Records unveils 2013//2014 sampler, touring down to SxSW
Following a long year of great releases, the payoff is here. #Just Heard
Week in Pop: Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Falling Off Maps, JPNSGRLS
with support from Alsarah & The Nubatones, Broncho, Fielded, & more. #Goldmine Sacks
Dogbreth, "How Long"
A Phoenix four-piece asks the question we've all asked. #AM Gold
B. Lewis, "An Hour In San Jose" mix
An hour of high speed mix that outfits Aughts r&b in space age attire. #Friday Night
Olive Drab, "King of Cancer"
Taking on the emo revival with a little grunge mixed in. #Debut
Lookbooks Worth Looking At
A few lookbooks that don't suck. #Polyester
Walking in dreams, walking after midnight, & walking while asleep. #Debut
The Douchiest Show to Date
Talking ancient artifacts and punk in New York with Irene Plagianos and Big Ups. #Nothing Urgent
Stream: Plateau Below, Still Paradise
Some of the best and brightest rising stars of Bloomington, Indiana. #Debut
The Sour Notes, "Don't Listen"
"Get with it, come on if you wanna..." #Debut
Cocktails, "Hurt You"
Working out the pain, and crashing the SF Noise Pop party. #Just Heard
On learning to forget, or, the fall of emo capitalism and the indie resurrection
One writer leaves his emo nostalgia confessional on the dashboard with no hint of irony. #Big Words