Pandora Stock Market Gains Erased One Day Later

Pandora stock lost Wednesday’s gains and then some on Thursday.  Pandora stock had risen as much as 7% in after hours trading Wednesday, after the streamer offered a mixed quarterly report but beat Wall Street expectations with revenue of  $395 million, above analyst predictions of $376 million. On Thursday morning, pre-market trading priced the stock…

Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q & Kid Cudi to Headline ‘Smokers Club Fest 2018’

Start rolling now. The Smokers Club just revealed the lineup to their upcoming festival and there’s plenty to get excited about. Headlined by ScHoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa (who will be performing Kush & OJ in its entirety) and Kid Cudi, the two-day event will also feature performances from 2 Chainz, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Isaiah Rashad,…

Hollow Hand :: A World Outside

So many records, so little time. Here’s one from 2017 we weren’t hip to until the tail end of the year, Hollow Hand’s “A World Outside”. Recorded in mono straight to a Tascam 4-track in their home studio in Brighton, England, Hollow Hand deals out sunny psych-pop in the vein of contemporaries Jacco Gardner and…

Haley Heynderickx streaming debut LP, ‘I Need to Start a Garden’

Haley Heynderickx at Berlin earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield) Portland, OR folk singer Haley Heynderickx is releasing her debut album I Need to Start a Garden on Mama Bird Recording (Courtney Marie Andrews, Saintseneca) next week (3/2), and it’s deservedly been picking up a good deal of buzz. The early singles have all…

Aaron Richards & Direct Release Justin Bieber Cover on Monstercat

Electronic music and sampling go hand in hand. In fact, the genre would have likely had a very difficult time picking up the kind of steam that it did without the influence of sampling. The same, however, cannot be said for covering. While it isn’t strange for musicians to do covers of pop songs, it…

Loma: Loma

On paper, the creative marriage of Shearwater and Cross Record doesn’t necessarily sound like the most productive union. Shearwater, the indie-rock band led by Jonathan Meiburg over the last two decades, favor big moments and dramatic sweeps where Meiburg’s expressive voice can leap and pirouette from chord to chord. Cross Record prefer subtler execution, letting…

Kodak Black: Heart Break Kodak

Kodak Black stands accused of sexual assault. It’s an inconvenient truth, but it’s the lens he invites when he releases a so-called R&B album on Valentine’s Day. Over the course of 17 tracks, the Florida rapper grants entry into his troubled affairs with women through a combination of crooned love letters and woeful screeds. But…

KLRX – outerspace love

Ahead of his debut album, Aris Infinity, New York-based producer KLRX unveiled its first single, “outerspace love,” via Sundae Sauuce. Processed vocals establish the track’s mood, grinning without taking itself too seriously, and announce the title’s double duty as the production’s hook. The energy almost immediately ramps up with percussive synths and a number of vocals…

Songs By Pat Ament :: Grapefruit Records Reissue

Despite a notoriously terrible memory, I’m really good at remembering hearing things for the first time, and I have always been able to associate my initial encounters with certain records with times, places, and people. When I go on tour with other musicians, I rarely bring music from my own collection, preferring instead to expose…

Playlist Culture And Our Shrinking Attention Spans

Besides getting the industry back on its feet as a whole, playlist have been a huge asset in bringing unknown groups and artists out of obscurity. While this all seems like a good thing, playlist culture has it’s own potential downsides. ______________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire on the ReverbNation Blog In addition to delivering…

stream True Blue’s Edge Of EP

We’re documented fans of True Blue, the synth-pop solo project of Porches’ Maya Laner, so it probably goes without saying that we’re very psyched about this unexpected development: Maya just self-released her debut Edge Of EP out of nowhere today, and it’s lovely… Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/stream-true-blues-edge-of-ep/

premiere: Launder – Annie Blue

We’ve already heard the excellent lead single from Launder‘s all-killer new Pink Cloud EP, which features Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV on guitar, SoKo on vocals, and production from Day Wave, and today the LA-based artist — real name: John Cudlip — shares the EP’s more urgent, but still dreamy as all get-out opening track……

video: Yuno – No Going Back

Sub Pop shares a bouncy and bright new song/video from Yuno‘s forthcoming debut for the label. Yuno was signed to Sub Pop by Shabazz Palaces‘ Ish Butler, who had this to say about the young Florida artist: Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/video-yuno-no-going-back/

Major Murphy – One Day

Grand Rapids group Major Murphy unveil another sweet new jam from their new album No. 1, and it’s the kind of breezy, tender soft rock gem that could be mistaken for a classic yacht rock deep cut if you didn’t know better. No. 1 is out soon on limited pink vinyl via Winspear. Listen below:…

Belle and Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 3

On the first two editions of their EP trilogy, How to Solve Our Human Problems, Belle and Sebastian catalogued all manner of psychological stressors, from the fear of aging into irrelevance (“Sweet Dew Lee”) to parental pressures (“I’ll Be Your Pilot”) to soul-crushing despair over the state of the world (“The Girl Doesn’t Get It”)….

Wild Beasts: Last Night All My Dreams Came True

From the beginning, Wild Beasts’ music has been a story of two voices. At the forefront was Hayden Thorpe, with a falsetto that sounded like a punchline, swerving between low, horny grunts and operatic trills. In 2009, when he described a scene “equally elegant and ugly” in a song called “Hooting and Howling,” it was…