Vampire Weekend – “Classical” [Video]

Vampire Weekend unveils a third dimension of its eagerly awaited new album with “Classical,” the latest advance offering from Only God Was Above Us, out April 5th via Columbia Records. Written by Ezra Koenig, produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Koenig and featuring an orchestral arrangement by Will Canzoneri, Koenig and Rechtshaid, “Classical” is Vampire Weekend at its most… well… classic: Gorgeous, uplifting melodies that … Read more

Fire Track: Ride – “Monaco”

Ride releases “Monaco,” the latest offering from their forthcoming seventh studio album, Interplay, out 29th March via Wichita Recordings / PIAS. The track follows the previously released BBC Radio 6 Music A-listed “Peace Sign” and, most recently, “Last Frontier.” For new track “Monaco,” frontman Mark Gardener’s powerful lyrics are matched by an icy, throbbing synth-rock intensity … Read more

The Lemon Twigs – “A Dream Is All I Know” [Video]

NYC sibling duo The Lemon Twigs have shared the theatrical epic “A Dream Is All I Know”, the (near) title track and latest taste of their forthcoming album, “A Dream Is All We Know”, out May 3rd on Captured Tracks. Merging ripping guitars, zig-zagging harmonies and bittersweet nods to love and loss, today’s single captures … Read more

Karate Boogaloo – “One Hand One Bounce” [Video]

Karate Boogaloo are proud to present Hold Your Horses, a mesmerizing new long-playing disc of original instrumental tunes from Melbourne, Australia’s most dedicated. Following last month’s release of their lead single “The Early Bird Catches” KB are set to drop their latest single “One Hand One Bounce”. This track represents the overall tone of the album; spacious and introspective, with moody … Read more

Fire Track: Old 97’s – “Magic”

Alt-country pioneers Old 97’s have just released “Magic,” the second single from their 13th studio album American Primitive that will be released on April 5 via ATO Records. “Magic,” a jittery piece of power-pop echoing the anguish of grasping for salvation, was the first song the band tracked with producer Tucker Martine at Flora Studios … Read more

Choncy – “Dead Meat” [Video]

From the foxhole of the Rust Belt, Choncy fleshes out a frenzied, multifaceted approach to punk with their sophomore album, 20X MULTIPLIER. The Cincinnati four-piece delivers an intoxicating 9-song 12” tinged with personality and dumb luck following Community Chest, their 2023 debut on Feel It Records. 20X MULTIPLIER was recorded to tape at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville by … Read more

Fire Track: Sam Evian – “Stay”

In-demand producer Sam Evian, known for his work with Big Thief, Palehound, Blonde Redhead and Cass McCombs, releases “Stay,” the third single from his forthcoming fourth studio album  Plunge (March 22, Flying Cloud Recordings/ Thirty Tigers).  “Stay” is a swinging ballad that showcases Evian’s crooning atop a feather bed of rhythmic strumming, barroom guitar licks … Read more

Meatbodies – “Billow” [Video]

Meatbodies’ “Billow” plays like a long-lost single from the Creation Records heyday with a space-y Stone Roses-type groove that is immediate and unforgettable. It’s nothing short of an instant classic built on harmonizing vocals and tons of tambourine—blossoming from darkness into a hopeful groove bathed in sunlight and lysergic acid. The track is just one of thirteen … Read more

La Luz – “Strange World” [Video]

La Luz – the band led by Shana Cleveland – has announced the May 24 release of their new album, News of the Universe. The LP marks their first for Sub Pop. With a credo adapted from science fiction author Octavia E. Butler, an album title from a collection of metaphysical poetry, and an expansion in consciousness brought on by personal crisis, … Read more

The Jesus And Mary Chain – “Girl71” [Video]

A new chapter in the history of one of the most influential bands around is firmly underway. After igniting anticipation for the March 22nd release of their new album GlasgowEyes with the singles ‘jamcod’ and ‘Chemical Animal’, The Jesus and Mary Chain now unveil their latest track ‘Girl 71’ via Fuzz Club. Playing melodic, hook-laden power-pop with … Read more

Cloud Nothings – “Running Through The Campus” [Video]

Cloud Nothings are back! Cleveland’s loudest export have announced their upcoming album, Final Summer, due out April 19th from Pure Noise Records. Over the past 15 years Cloud Nothings have become part of the fabric of modern indie rock with a steady run of reliably fantastic records, and this streak continues unabated with Final Summer–an … Read more

Les Savy Fav – “Guzzle Blood” [Video]

Following the release of their first new music in 14 years, Les Savy Fav is back again, to announce their second single “Guzzle Blood”, from upcoming LP OUI, LSF, due out May 10th.  It’s impossible to talk about Les Savy Fav without acknowledging that it’s been more than 10 years since the guys released 2010’s Root for Ruin. But it’s not like they had a messy breakup … Read more

The Ophelias – “Black Ribbon” [Video]

The Ophelias – composed of Spencer Peppet (guitar & vocals, she/her), Mic Adams (drums, he/him), Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (violin, she/her), and Jo Shaffer (bass, they/she) – announce their new EP, Ribbon, out April 12th. In conjunction, they present a new single/video, “Black Ribbon.” The Ophelias started amongst Peppet, Adams, and Fuentes in high school, with Shaffer joining in 2019. Although they began as an “all girl band,” … Read more

Fire Track: The Reds, Pinks & Purples – “Learning To Love A Band”

The Reds, Pinks & Purples shares new single “Learning To Love A Band” from their upcoming Unwishing Well that is out April 12 on Slumberland / Tough Love Records. “Learning to Love a Band” is about that blissful moment when you realize you truly love and understand a band’s music, but it’s also about being … Read more

Babehoven – “Birdseye” [Video]

One night in the winter of 2022, Maya Bon and Ryan Albert—the duo behind Hudson Valley-based band Babehoven—were hunkered down at home to watch the snow. They turned their living room furniture around to face the window and lit candles around the house, the glow lapping at the dark. It was dusk; the sky smoldered … Read more

Old 97’s – “Where The Road Goes” [Video]

Thirty years after the release of their powerhouse debut Hitchhike to Rhome, alt-country pioneers Old 97’s are celebrating with the announcement of their lucky 13th studio album American Primitive that will be released on April 5 via ATO Records. Opening with the lyric “You’ve got to dance like the world is falling down around you, because it is,” American Primitive radiates with rambunctious … Read more

late night drive home – “Believe Me (Even If I’m Lying)” [Video]

Since forming in 2019, the El Paso natives have gained a cult following of 1 Million monthly listeners charmed by their Gen-Z perspective that also has a penchant for nostalgia.  On this EP the band looked to 90’s grunge staples such as Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins to incorporate heavier instrumentation, while also boasting the modern influence … Read more

Fire Track: DIIV – “Brown Paper Bag”

DIIV —Andrew Bailey, Colin Caulfield, Ben Newman, and Zachary Cole Smith—announce their fourth album, Frog in Boiling Water. Produced by Chris Coady and set for release on May 24th via Fantasy Records, Frog In Boiling Water was a four-year process that nearly broke the band before the album was completed. With an aim to push their sound, make a record … Read more

Album Stream Premiere: Gentlemen Rogues – Surface Noise

Gentlemen Rogues · Surface Noise Gentlemen Rogues are set to unleash their new record, Surface Noise, tomorrow to the eager ears of fans worldwide. With TFN exclusive album stream premiere today, you will be introduced to the band’s signature blend of infectious melodies and roaring chords. This LP keeps moving with one power-pop anthem after … Read more

METZ – “99” [Video]

On April 12th, METZ will release Up On Gravity Hill, their first album in 4 years, on Sub Pop for the world ex-Canada and in Canada on Dine Alone. The album was engineered by Seth Manchester (Mdou Moctar, Lingua Ignota, Battles, The Body) and features guest performances from Amber Webber of Black Mountain and composer/string arranger … Read more

Fire Track: Footballhead – “Overthinking Everything”

Chicago’s Footballhead has joined Tiny Engines who will give their debut album, Overthinking Everything, a proper release in early 2024. Originally self-released digitally by the band in the Summer of 2023, the album has been remastered by Jesse Cannon (Basement, The Menzingers, Saves The Day, Somos). Overthinking Everything is out March 1st and the title track and the 4th single from the album is … Read more