• 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...
  • The Maytags - Love Lines

    The Maytags – “Marry Ya”

    Iowa, for some reason, has a thriving soul/big band scene, like someone took Daptone Records and put it in the middle of America.  This can be witnessed every year at 80/35 Festival (QRO recap), and one of the highlights is The Maytags.  Their recent single is “Marry Ya”, from...
  • Paper Route - Chariots

    Paper Route – “Chariots”

    QRO has been a fan of Paper Route since their strong 2009 debut full-length Absence (QRO review) and seeing them at South-by-Southwest in that year (QRO photos) and again in 2012 (QRO photos) behind that year’s follow-up, The Peace of Wild Things (QRO review).  Now they’ve announced Real Emotion,...
  • Matt & Kim - Let's Run Away

    Matt & Kim – “Let’s Run Away”

    QRO favorite (QRO spotlight on) Matt & Kim know a thing or two about making a great video, and while their latest doesn’t have them naked, it is the first music video shot in the brand-new “centriphone” technique (invented last year by a pro skier).  And the video for...
  • Peacock Affect - Spaceships

    Peacock Affect – “Spaceship”

    Peacock Affect, an indie alternative music band has a new single. “Spaceship” is a song with a really good attitude and a great video. This is a track that includes spacey feel, interestingly done, low vibe vocals, plus satisfying rhythm, and many more raw vibes. Taking the raw, obviously...
  • Bear Hands - 2AM

    Bear Hands – “2AM”

    QRO favorites Bear Hands (QRO spotlight on) have just released their new album You’ll Pay For This, including great single “2AM”, which sees the band taking on getting older, but not soberer. The group plays a record release party on Saturday, May 7th, at Marlin Room at Webster Hall,...