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Penfriend Releases Debut Album 'Exotic Monsters' Photo Penfriend Releases Debut Album 'Exotic Monsters'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 21, 2021

Drawing more from her wide-ranging reading list than her favourite bands, Laura deals with the gruelling emotional matters of 21st-century life with honesty, grace and warmth, referencing Ursula Le Guin, Barbara Kingsolver, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood and Mark Westmoquette along the way....
Penfriend Shares Brand New Single 'I'll Start A Fire' Photo Penfriend Shares Brand New Single 'I'll Start A Fire'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 18, 2021

“’I’ll Start A Fire’ was the first of two songs I wrote in September 2020 that jostled for a space on the record (the second was ‘Black Car’), and I’m so glad they did,” recalls Laura. ...
Penfriend Releases Video for 'Exotic Monsters' Photo Penfriend Releases Video for 'Exotic Monsters'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - February 17, 2021

Sparked by a throwaway phrase from Margaret Atwood's ‘The Handmaid's Tale’, ‘Exotic Monsters’ is a laundry list of asynchronous human needs and desires; a reflection of our increasingly confused, disconnected and polarised lives....
Robyn Hitchcock Releases New 'Juliet, Naked' Video, Announces U.S. Tour Photo Robyn Hitchcock Releases New 'Juliet, Naked' Video, Announces U.S. Tour
by Sarah Jae Leiber - October 30, 2019

Robyn Hitchcock has unveiled a striking companion video for his recently released single, “Sunday Never Comes.” The clip – directed by award-winning Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan (Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts) – is streaming now at Hitchcock's official YouTube channel....
Robyn Hitchcock Releases 'Sunday Never Comes' Photo Robyn Hitchcock Releases 'Sunday Never Comes'
by Kaitlin Milligan - October 30, 2019

Robyn Hitchcock has unveiled a striking companion video for his recently released single, “Sunday Never Comes.” The clip – directed by award-winning Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan (Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts) – is streaming now at Hitchcock's official YouTube channel....
California's Avant Groundbreaker Cellista To Launch Multimedia Tour For 'Transfigurat Photo California's Avant Groundbreaker Cellista To Launch Multimedia Tour For 'Transfigurations' Album-Book
by Sarah Jae Leiber - August 20, 2019

Groundbreaking experimental cellist and multimedia artist Cellista soon will be launching a national tour of her 'Transfigurations' multimedia work album and book, co-authored with the philosopher Dr. Frank Seeburger....
Cellista Previews LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL Ahead Of New Album Photo Cellista Previews LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL Ahead Of New Album
by Tori Hartshorn - May 21, 2019

Ahead of her new 'Transfigurations' album, groundbreaking experimental cellist and multidisciplinary artist Cellista presents 'Look Homeward, Angel', a cutting edge genre-bending track featuring the lyrics and rhymes of hip hop artist DEM ONE (a.k.a. Demone Carter) and beautiful soprano vocals by Me...
Chicago's The Safes Release Tribute to Juliana Hatfield Engineered by Steve Albini Pl Photo Chicago's The Safes Release Tribute to Juliana Hatfield Engineered by Steve Albini Plus Fall US Tour
by Tori Hartshorn - October 12, 2018

Chicago “atomic Pop” band The Safes have released a tribute to Juliana Hatfield today via American Laundromat Records. The record was engineered by the renowned Steve Albini at Electrical Audio. To turn this up to 11, The Safes asked their friends Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko of Chicago's one-and-onl...
Belly Release Video For MINE Ahead of First Major US Tour Since 1995 Photo Belly Release Video For MINE Ahead of First Major US Tour Since 1995
by Tori Hartshorn - August 02, 2018

This summer, Belly embark on their first US tour in support of DOVE, their critically acclaimed new album & first release in 23 years. In celebration of the upcoming tour, the band released a video for 'Mine.'...
Fred Abong (Throwing Muses, Belly) Announces Debut HOMELESS EP, UK Tour with Kristin Photo Fred Abong (Throwing Muses, Belly) Announces Debut HOMELESS EP, UK Tour with Kristin Hersh
by Tori Hartshorn - June 28, 2018

Fred Abong – best known as former bass player for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses and Grammy-nominated alt-rock band Belly – has announced he will release his debut solo EP, entitled 'Homeless'....
Belly's First Album in 23 Years DOVE Now Streaming via NPR Music First Listen, Out Ma Photo Belly's First Album in 23 Years DOVE Now Streaming via NPR Music First Listen, Out May 4
by Macon Prickett - April 26, 2018

On May 4, Belly return with DOVE, their first full length album release in 23 years. Today, the album is available to stream via NPR Music First Listen, who said 'Dovelooks at the past only as a pathway to the present — at the sum of lives that have never stopped being lived, whether or not Belly wa...
Belly Share Release New Song STARS ALIGN From DOVE, First Album in 23 Years Out 5/4 Photo Belly Share Release New Song STARS ALIGN From DOVE, First Album in 23 Years Out 5/4
by Tori Hartshorn - March 29, 2018

Belly Share Release New Song STARS ALIGN from DOVE, First Album in 23 Years Out 5/4...
VIDEO: BELLY Share Video For SHINY ONE From Upcoming Album DOVE Photo VIDEO: BELLY Share Video For SHINY ONE From Upcoming Album DOVE
by Macon Prickett - March 12, 2018

On May 4, Belly return with DOVE, their first full length album release in 23 years. The album was produced and recorded by band member Tom Gorman alongside longtime friend of the group Paul Q. Kolderie (Hole, Throwing Muses, Radiohead). Today, the band shared the official video for 'Shiny One,' the...
BELLY Announce First Album in 23 Years, DOVE + Tour Dates Photo BELLY Announce First Album in 23 Years, DOVE + Tour Dates
by Macon Prickett - February 23, 2018

On May 4, Belly return with DOVE, their first full length album release in 23 years. The album was recorded and produced and recorded by band member Tom Gormanalongside longtime friend of the group Paul Q. Kolderie (Hole, Throwing Muses, Radiohead). Today, the band shared 'Shiny One,' the first sing...
Kristin Hersh Announces New Video, Live Dates with Grant Lee Phillips and Tanya Donel Photo Kristin Hersh Announces New Video, Live Dates with Grant Lee Phillips and Tanya Donelly
by Tori Hartshorn - January 26, 2018

Indie rock legend Kristin Hersh has released a new video for 'Wonderland', animated by Wyatt True. This track is off her latest double album 'Wyatt at the Coyote Palace' (Listen on Bandcamp, Spotify or iTunes).  Released on vinyl via HHBTM Records and as a double-CD/ book combo via Omnibus Press, th...