Mixed Media

January 2016

Bob Mould - “Voices in My Head” (Singles Going Steady)

"Voices in My Head" sees Bob Mould diving into deep soul-searching territory and it's full of zesty melodies and ardent noise.


Joey Kneiser - “Heaven Only Wants Us Once We’re Dead” (video) (premiere)

Highlighting the inequality that remains in America, Joey Kneiser's "Heaven Only Wants Us Once We’re Dead" gives voice to the marginalized.


Lizzo - “Humanize” (Singles Going Steady)

Somehow Lizzo's "Humanize" feels like an indie rock track that's been translated into the hip-hop and R&B sphere.


HÆLOS - “Oracle” (Singles Going Steady)

Vocalist Lotti Bernardout summons the heavens and returns with a voice eerily evoking shades of PJ Harvey during her most restrained, yet intimate moments.


The Altered Hours - ‘In Heat Not Sorry’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Altered Hours' sound ranges from ethereal darkness to pysch-heavy trance to dreamy shoegaze, which makes it really easy to find yourself enveloped within their singular world.


Bibio - “Feeling” (Singles Going Steady)

Bibio celebrates '70s classic R&B, borrowing from the era's greatest luminaries, Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield with his standout track.


Poliça - “Wedding” (Singles Going Steady)

Poliça's "Wedding" is caught in an Orwellian nightmare of shady politics and its intensity builds masterfully.


Paper Lions - “Believer” (video) (premiere)

Paper Lions' new music from Full Colour, releasing this April, is jam packed with arena-sized pop nuggets that could easily see some major chart success worldwide.


Mercury Rev - “Coming Up for Air” (Singles Going Steady)

"Coming Up for Air" delights in the language of Brian Wilson while penning a cavity-sweet chorus that swirls around the band's familiar baroque orchestration.


Hayes Carll - “The Love That We Need” (Singles Going Steady)

Hayes Carll does his imitation of Townes Van Zandt, but Carll misses the desperation that gave Van Zandt’s songs their edge.


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Double Take: 'The Public Enemy' (1931)

// Short Ends and Leader

"Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood.

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