• We Are Scientists - Fault Lines

    We Are Scientists – “Fault Lines”

    Having recently revived their hilarious Instagram conversations, We Are Scientists have just put out their great new video for “Fault Lines”, featuring wigs, fake teeth, murder, ghosts, fake cover of The Economist, cat’s food and more.  To be featured on “good new album” coming next year (“bad new album”...
  • Grant-Lee Philips - Yuletide EP

    Grant-Lee Phillips – Yuletide EP

    This holiday season is going to be awful, happening over Zoom if it happens at all.  So Grant-Lee Phillips has put out his sweet Yuletide EP.  Of course it’s a cheery and touching – this is the town troubadour of the town in the snowglobe, Gilmore Girls‘ Stars Hollow. ...
  • Grouplove - Wildflowers (Tom Petty Cover)

    Grouplove – “Wildflowers” (Tom Petty Cover)

    Just when everything was shutting down, Grouplove put out the accidentally-perfectly-timed Healer (QRO review).  They’ve stayed active, from hosting an Instagram prom to the contribution to the Tom Petty Birthday Bash on SiriusXM last month with their touching cover of his classic “Wildflowers”.  Now the song has been released...
  • The Dears - Christmas Love

    The Dears – “Christmas Love”

    ‘Tis the season for holiday songs, most of which you can’t stand, but leave it The Dears to make a sweet one, “Christmas Love”.  They’ll also be doing Christmas Love Special, an interactive fireside chat and acoustic performance on December 11th, with both an early 2:00 PM EST and...
  • Billie Eilish - Therefore I Am

    Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”

    We already know that Billie Eilish is the “Bad Guy” and a Bond Girl with “No Time To Die” (QRO review).  In the superstar’s latest single “Therefore I Am”, she informs us that she’s not our friend – and in the video she directed, that she’s one hungry mallrat....
  • Hannah Georgas - Pray It Away (with Matt Berninger)

    Hannah Georgas – “Pray It Away” (with Matt Berninger)

    In September, Hannah Georgas released her impressive All That Emotion (QRO review), coming off touring with The National and produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner.  Now she’s put out a new version of Emotion‘s “Pray It Away”, a duet with The National’s Matt Berninger (who put out his own...
  • Sharon Van Etten - Silent Night b/w Blue Christmas

    Sharon Van Etten – “Silent Night” b/w “Blue Christmas”

    Some people have been getting stuff done this quarantine lockdown season.  Sharon Van Etten has released great covers, like Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding” (QRO review) and Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” (QRO review), plus her own original “Let Go” (QRO review).  Now she embraces...
  • Eels - Are We Alright Again

    Eels – “Are We Alright Again”

    To celebrate the release of the new Eels album Earth to Dora (QRO review), they’ve put out their great new video for “Are We Alright Again”, wherein Eels super-fan Jon Hamm gets robbed blind (or deaf). Watch the video for “Are We Alright Again”:...
  • Princess Goes To the Butterfly Museum - Eat an Eraser

    Princess Goes To the Butterfly Museum – “Eat an Eraser”

    Back on March 12th, one of the last concerts that QRO caught before everything shut down was Princess Goes To the Butterfly Museum at Mercury Lounge (QRO photos).  Fronted by Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall, they put out single “Vicious” (QRO review) with a video from the before-time of...
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