Greg Dulli's Random Desire is striking in its unified exploration of what comes after — years after — a heartbreak. Not a mere collection of 10 songs, it is an album in the classic sense, each track as essential as a chapter in a book or a scene from a movie.
Chicago Artist Emily Blue Unveils "17", Merging Electropop and Hair Metal Ahead of Collaborative Tour (premiere + interview)
Chicago avant-pop artist Emily Blue merges electropop and hair metal into a synergy that sounds like they were destined to become entwined.
Midnight fulfills Stef Chura's promise. Broad in scope, its 12 songs cover a range of moods, tones, and energies.
The Go Rounds' "Foxtrot" heralds an album examining "the places, times, and relationships that hold our reflection," says songwriter Graham Parsons.
After a decade-long gestation, a collaboration between Detroit rapper Mister and UK producer Curt Cataract is bearing fruit. Hear their latest track "Holding It Up".
With its personal perspectives on the effects of the current cultural zeitgeist, Cherry Glazerr's Stuffed & Ready is not simply a great rock record, but an important document in the early days of 2019.
Chicago sextet the Curl's "Hit Em Where It Hurts" is the latest showcase of the group's addictive quirkiness.
The new year is off to an auspicious start for the High Strung and one of their novelist singers. Quiet Riots, the band's eighth studio album, is on the cusp of release, prefaced by a DIY video for energetic lead single "If You Wanna Roll"
Ronny Tibbs, a midwestern songwriter with a flair for the vintage, unveils "30-Year-Old Boy" ahead of his new four-year-in-the-making LP.
Neo-psychedelia and achingly beautiful vocals are the pillars of Chameleon Treat's swirling sound, traits they hone on sophomore record Basketpusher.
Urgent, aggressive, and still melodic, Handgrenades' "Honey B" conveys the perspective of one in the throes of addiction.
Ahead of their second LP, the cello-and-drums duo Lung unveils a surging tune of paranoia, obsessiveness, and menace with "Spiders".
Emily Blue makes art pop overflowing with instant hooks while fusing their catchiness with cutting social commentary as on her new EP, *69.
That an album can inspire such vivid imagery and impressions in this era abounding in social dread is among its strongest attributes, and makes it an important document of this zeitgeist.
Detroit post-punk quartet Siamese is heralding their first full-length with a new song "Tarrare" and accompanying video paying eerie homage to classic horror films.
With "Wakey", Detroit-based electronic/art rock quartet Summer Like the Season has delivered a tune that perfectly fits their name.
Twerp Verse is Speedy Ortiz at their most refined and most accessible. The album abounds with melodic hooks while addressing some grim cultural issues.
Garage-blues duo Messenger Birds offers a biting and ominous perspective on America's sociopolitical landscape with "Self Destruct".
Nashville songwriter Nathan K. releases gritty little tune about literally falling on his face from his forthcoming Bridges EP.
Brother-sister synthpop duo the Old Adage release an anthem about being true to oneself.
Detroit-area drummer Zach Pliska takes on mic duties for new post-punk project, Vazum.