• Local H - "Innocents (Edited For Television)”

    Local H – “Innocents (Edited For Television)”

    Scott Lucas scathes the opening line joyously, “Innocence, you wanna bleed again, alright / In a sense of being freed again, that’s fine,” even as a smooth, almost folky guitar line chills the listener to begin the new Local H single, “Innocents (Edited For Television)”, released May 6th, 2018....
  • Xiu Xiu/(r) - “Sharp Dressed Man”/“Gimme All Your Lovin’”

    Xiu Xiu/(r) – “Sharp Dressed Man”/“Gimme All Your Lovin’”

    Xiu Xiu have grown steadily and even though their LPs have been a mixed bag of sound quality and style, and if they had not done this before it would come as some surprise that they would release a two-single-cover effort. One which is not only is with another...
  • 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...