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118 items by John Gentile

  • Abuela Channel Peru's Mysteries in 'True Colors' - Song Premiere

    Abuela Channel Peru's Mysteries in 'True Colors' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    On their debut single, "True Colors," the electronic duo Abuela (that's Spanish for "grandma") experiment with minimalism and ancient instruments. The group formed when Evan Mast of the New York experimental synth-rockers Ratatat joined up with Justin...

    January 31, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Les Claypool Is Country-Fried With Duo de Twang - Album Premiere

    Les Claypool Is Country-Fried With Duo de Twang - Album Premiere | ARTICLE

    At this point, is there anything that Les Claypool hasn't done? After fronting alt-metal legends Primus for 30 years, recording with the Police's Stewart Copeland and Phish's Trey Anastasio, releasing a live album covering the...

    January 29, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • Feadz Reinvents Himself on 'Metaman (Auto Remix)' - Song Premiere

    Feadz Reinvents Himself on 'Metaman (Auto Remix)' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    On his new "Auto Remix" of "Metaman," the French DJ Feadz has some fun with his own trippy single, fracturing and reassembling it into a more aggressive dance cut. Although Feadz has been producing electronic music for over...

    January 28, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Melissa Etheridge Seeks to Unite on 'Uprising of Love' - Song Premiere

    Melissa Etheridge Seeks to Unite on 'Uprising of Love' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Melissa Etheridge was so incensed by the Russian government's recent treatment of the LGBT community, she wrote a single specifically about the issue and formed an entire coalition dedicated to supporting Russian LGBT activists. However, instead of...

    January 27, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • The Chain Gang of 1974 Weighs Mortality on 'You' - Song Premiere

    The Chain Gang of 1974 Weighs Mortality on 'You' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    "You," by the Chain Gang of 1974 (a.k.a. Kamtin Mohager), was written after he had just seen a horrendous highway accident. The bloody scene's effect on him was compounded by the fact that before the recording of...

    January 27, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Semi Precious Weapons Get 'Aviation High'

    Semi Precious Weapons Get 'Aviation High' | VIDEO

    On "Aviation High," Semi Precious Weapons move past their rock & roll roots and push into the pop arena. The band, which formed in NYC, add flashes of glam theatrics to their upcoming album, Aviation, which they...

    January 24, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • Battleme Takes a Mind-Trip on 'Nights on the Strand' - Song Premiere

    Battleme Takes a Mind-Trip on 'Nights on the Strand' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    "Nights on the Strand," from Battleme’s upcoming Future Runs Magnetic LP, finds the singer-songwriter contemplating annihilation against a deceptively quiet backdrop. Battleme, a.k.a. Matt Drenik, got his start as frontman for Austin rockers Lions. But after penning...

    January 24, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Apache Relay Build Up 'Katie Queen of Tennessee' - Song Premiere

    Apache Relay Build Up 'Katie Queen of Tennessee' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    On "Katie Queen of Tennessee," Apache Relay break out of the "folk rock" tag that's been stapled to them. The Nashville band formed in a dorm and began as an acoustic project before expanding into a six-member...

    January 23, 2014 8:30 AM ET
  • Mark McGuire Travels 'In Search of the Miraculous' - Song Premiere

    Mark McGuire Travels 'In Search of the Miraculous' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Before writing his album Along the Way, singer-songwriter Mark McGuire began to read obsessively the works of P.D. Ouspensky, a Russian thinker who published books in the early 1900s about the "Fourth Way" system of achieving higher...

    January 22, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • OFF! Fight the Uptight in 'Void You Out' - Song Premiere

    OFF! Fight the Uptight in 'Void You Out' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    OFF! are getting faster, harder, fiercer and scarier. It's not surprising, considering their pedigree; the punk supergroup is comprised of Dimitri Coats of Burning Brides, Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross, Mario Rubalcaba of Earthless and none...

    January 22, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Stream Drowners' Post-Punk Debut

    Stream Drowners' Post-Punk Debut | ARTICLE

    On their debut LP, Drowners find the sweet spot between modern indie-rock and classic new wave. The group formed when frontman Matthew Hitt moved from Wales to the Big Apple and found influence in the sites and...

    January 21, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • See Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words'

    See Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' | VIDEO

    After years of acting in hit movies and TV series, including Juno and Arrested Development, Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut this spring with the dark comedy Bad Words. Starring as the misanthropic...

    January 17, 2014 3:10 PM ET
  • Camera2 Curb Their 'Appetite'

    Camera2 Curb Their 'Appetite' | VIDEO

    Camera2's "Appetite" is a song about abandoning hedonism. The Brooklyn group, which includes Andy Chase, who has produced tracks for Smashing Pumpkins and Tahiti 80, formed in mid-2012 after Chase decided to stop reveling in the...

    January 17, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • Cleveland Rocks on Dance Floor-Ready 'Good Time' - Song Premiere

    Cleveland Rocks on Dance Floor-Ready 'Good Time' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    A "Good Time" can be had at the intersection of the modern Cleveland party scenes. On the track, which features Cleveland residents E-V, Lorine Chia and Machine Gun Kelly, the dance, R&B and hip-hop worlds merge into...

    January 15, 2014 3:00 PM ET
  • Together PANGEA Rage Against Young Love on 'Badillac' - Song Premiere

    Together PANGEA Rage Against Young Love on 'Badillac' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    "Badillac," by Los Angeles rockers together PANGEA, isn't just a breakup song; it's a no-excuses, no-backsliding breakup song. In fact, frontman William Keegan ended a four-year, on-again-off-again relationship just after completing their album of same name. "Badillac" finds...

    January 14, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • Altitudes & Attitude Call for 'Booze and Cigarettes' - Song Premiere

    Altitudes & Attitude Call for 'Booze and Cigarettes' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Although thrash metal's "big four" – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – have been in competition (both friendly and not-so-friendly) with each other for 30-odd years, bassists from two of the opposing armies...

    January 13, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Skaters Stalk 'Miss Massachusetts'

    Skaters Stalk 'Miss Massachusetts' | VIDEO

    Michael Ian Cummings, frontman for New York City's Skaters, says he's definitely not into stalking. He might have written a song about stalking, and filmed a video about the song, which involves stalking, but he's definitely not...

    January 10, 2014 2:00 PM ET
  • Nick Waterhouse Works Hard on 'This Is a Game' - Premiere

    Nick Waterhouse Works Hard on 'This Is a Game' - Premiere | ARTICLE

    The violent saxophone that opens "This Is a Game" serves one purpose – to let you know that Nick Waterhouse is a soul man, through and through. Waterhouse paid his dues as a teenager in the Orange...

    January 9, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Kid Ink Defends His Cred on 'No Miracles'

    Kid Ink Defends His Cred on 'No Miracles' | VIDEO

    Kid Ink's "No Miracles," off his major-label debut My Own Lane, is the Los Angeles-based rapper's response to haters who think he hasn't worked hard for success. In fact, since his 2010 debut Up and Away, he...

    January 7, 2014 11:25 AM ET
  • Surfer Blood Don't Fear the Reaper

    Surfer Blood Don't Fear the Reaper | VIDEO

    Surfer Blood's video for "Say Yes to Me," off 2013’s Pythons, was filmed just after the band was dealt some bad news.  The band, who root their sound in post-Nirvana alt-rock, spent 2011 and 2012...

    January 7, 2014 9:00 AM ET
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