STREAM HOOKWORMS' 'OFF SCREEN', FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM 'THE HUM'

Hookworms | 10/23/14

With The Hum getting louder and the release of Hookworms’ second album only a few weeks away - November 11th to be precise - the strongly independent group have this week been sharing their track ‘Off Screen’ via the websites of some of the country’s best independent record stores. From Tuesday, the track has been exclusively streaming via the websites of Other Music, In Sound, and End Of An Ear.  

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THE GO-BETWEENS: THE STORY OF THE GRANT MCLENNAN BOOK CLUB

The Go Betweens | 10/23/14

There was a time where being a Go-Betweens fan meant to be part of an inadvertent secret club.  To establish with a new acquaintance that common connection was a social and musical shorthand to understanding one another, that you’d met a worthy conversant at the least but quite possibly a lifelong friend as well.  And it wasn’t willful elitism or snobbery: The Go-Betweens were "the secret" fans wanted to share with the world and... Read more?

DIRTY PROJECTORS

With Swing Lo Magellan, David Longstreth shows he really doesn't know how to do the same thing twice. This time, beyond the aughts-era duality of retromania and neophilia, and beyond his band’s reputation for dizzying, heady innovation, Longstreth has found the beautiful, generous simplicity of the heart and soul. Same as it ever was. And this must be exactly the place where he's planted the seeds for his band's finest album to date.

Where prior DPz albums investigated 20th-century orchestration (The Getty Address), aerated the aesthetics of 80s hardcore and west African guitar music (Rise Above), and explored complex... Read »

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