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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Earlier this week, Sylvan Esso and tUnE-yArDs wrapped up a month and a half-long tour with two back-to-back nights at New York’s Webster Hall. Soundcheck producers Mike Katzif and Katie Bishop attended the shows on two separate nights, and chatted afterward online about their post-show impressions and the two bands, which both released albums this year.
Monday, June 23, 2014
There's an otherworldly cosmic tone in everything Shabazz Palaces members Palaceer Lazaro and Tendai Maraire create. And its brand new song "#CAKE" -- from the Seattle hip-hop group's upcoming album, Lese Majesty, seems perfectly suited to soundtrack your late night chillout after the party starts to peter out.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Interpol’s last, self-titled album came out back in 2010, and unless you happened to catch the brooding New York band’s recent live performance at Governor’s Ball a couple weekends back, you probably have not heard much of the band's new music. Until today. Interpol has just shared a live concert music video for “Anywhere” -- a track from the band’s forthcoming, anagram-y titled album, El Pintor.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hear jazz saxophonist and composer Matana Roberts perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Hear Speedy Ortiz perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Twelve albums and more than 1,500 shows into its career, Phish has never seemed more at ease embracing what it does best, while still trying to refine and reinvent its own formulas.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The Teen Age is still a relatively new band with only a few songs released so far. But the group has already made some waves thanks to its blown-speaker rockers, shoutable choruses, and reckless exuberance. That woozy youthful energy is on full display in the new music video for “Stop,” from the band’s debut EP, Ways To Adapt.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Watch the brilliant comedian and extraordinary loop-happy musician construct his hip-hop and soul-infused songs in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
While the songwriter's sonic scope may have widened, her songs have never been more intimate and revealing. Hear Sharon Van Etten and her band perform tracks from the new album Are We There.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Wig Out at Jagbags is the Jicks' first album recorded since the Pavement reunion a few years back. Hear the group perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
While Sharon Van Etten's sonic scope may have widened, on her latest album, Are We There, her songs have never been more intimate and revealing. Stream Are We There, in its entirety before its release on May 27.
Friday, May 16, 2014
On her latest album, Make My Head Sing..., the longtime alt-country singer-songwriter reveals her explosive side with songs full of gnarled distortion and seething emotion. Watch her perform songs from the album in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Calgary band's new music video for its short and stirring song "Black Water" highlights the song’s restless, world-weary mood and emotionally-searching spirit.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The prolific Bright Eyes mastermind goes solo once again on his latest album, Upside Down Mountain. Hear the country-infused record in its entirety.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Even before you watch the music video, Les Jupes' single “Introversion” already evokes an eerie and hair-raising feeling. But the video's dreamlike point-of-view really teases out and heightens the song’s anxiety and isolation.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Watch the prolific songwriter and composer perform selections from his ambitious Los Angeles-centric, The Ambassador, in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Known for its cyclone of guitar riffs and screaming feedback, the Baltimore duo turned to synths, bass and electronics and completely overhauled its sound. Watch Wye Oak perform songs from its the transportive, meditative new record, Shriek, in the Soundcheck studio.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Watch the new music video for "Better Man," a track from Brooklyn based trio Frances Cone's self-titled EP.