• Mew - 85 Videos & Twist Quest

    Mew – “85 Videos” & “Twist Quest”

    Denmark’s Mew (QRO spotlight on) are well practiced in the art of making an alt-splash, then disappearing for a time, only to return with yet more acclaim.  Now they are returning with Visuals, out April 28th, and in the run-up they’ve put out two very visual videos for the...
  • Land of Talk - Inner Lover & This Time

    Land of Talk – “Inner Lover” & “This Time”

    QRO has loved Land of Talk (QRO spotlight on) for a decade now, from back when Elizabeth Powell (QRO interview) was first starting with debut EP, Applause Cheer Boo Hiss (QRO review).  Unfortunately, the artist we said was going to be big (QRO live review) was derailed by health...
  • The Coathangers - Parasite

    The Coathangers – “Parasite”

    To kick off their winter tour, The Coathangers have a new video for their song “Parasite”.  It’s a minute-plus of the kind of punk you remember from growing up. Video for “Parasite”:   Tour dates: Wed. Feb 01 – St. Augustine, FL @ Planet Sarbez Thu. Feb 02 –...
  • Rakunk - Wicked Bible

    Rakunk

    The drums hook the listener into Rakunk from the start of “Wicked Bible” off their self-titled EP, for those who haven’t heard of them, and while this is important for any rock musician, they manage to maintain a shocking vibe of both edgy and mainstream all without falling into...
  • Split Single : Untry Love

    Split Single – “Untry Love”

    Jason Narducy knows who to work with.  The musician serves as bassist in Bob Mould‘s band (QRO live review with Narducy), not to mention touring bassist for Superchunk (QRO live review with Narducy).  In both he also worked with the hilarious drummer Jon Wurster – see them in the...
  • Laura Michelle - Chuck Norris

    Laura Michelle – “Chuck Norris”

    We all know actor/ass-kicker Chuck Norris as Walker, Texas Ranger and living meme.  Now check out “Chuck Norris”, the new song from Laura Michelle – whose video, yes, features the living legend.  QRO just caught the popster kick off New York Fashion Week at the über-classy Norwood – QRO...
  • Black Foxxes - Whatever Lets You Cope

    Black Foxxes – “Whatever Lets You Cope”

    U.K.’s Black Foxxes just released their debut LP I’m Not Well, which featured epic single “Whatever Lets You Cope”.  Channeling raw emotion, check out their video, and see them on tour in September, including Riot Fest Chicago. Watch the video for “Whatever Lets You Cope”, and see their tour...
  • Joan As Policewoman & Benjamin Lazar Davis

    Joan As Policewoman & Benjamin Lazar Davis

    Team-ups & team-ups!  Joan Wasser, a.k.a. Joan As Policewoman, has previously teamed up with the likes of Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, and Lou Reed.  Now she’s working with Benjamin Lazar Davis, of Okkervil River, Cuddle Magic, and Bridget Kearney.  On October 21st comes Let It Be You, and this month...
  • Mark Mallman - The End Is Not The End

    Mark Mallman – “The End Is Not The End”

    Minnesota son Mark Mallman has done everything from playing marathon song cycles (the fourth was 150-plus hour trip in the back of a van from New York to Los Angeles; the third, in Minneapolis over four days, were declared ‘Mark Mallman’ days by Mayor Chris Coleman, who added, “Whereas...
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