• M. Ward - For Heaven's Sake

    M. Ward – “For Heaven’s Sake”

    Earlier this year, folk maestro M. Ward released yet another great record, Migration Stories (QRO review).  And while his tour got cancelled in the pandemic lockdown, he’s taken that time to make Think of Spring, a collection of songs originally recorded by the great Billie Holiday.  The new album...
  • Maxïmo Park - Baby, Sleep

    Maxïmo Park – “Baby, Sleep”

    2021 is looking to be a better year – it pretty much has to be.  On the music front, albums are being announced, like alt-Brits Maxïmo Park and their new record, Nature Always Wins, coming out February 26th.  And they’ve put out a great video for their new single,...
  • Icona Pop & Sofi Tukker - Spa

    Icona Pop & Sofi Tukker – “Spa”

    Yes, we all miss the club, getting sweaty on the dance floor – but also miss getting sweaty in the “Spa”.  Ultra Music labelmates (QRO photos from Ultra Music party) Icona Pop & Sofi Tukker have teamed up for a banger about the sauna, because of course they have....
  • Lanterns On the Lake - The Realist

    Lanterns On the Lake – “The Realist”

    After being shortlisted for this year’s Mercury Prize with Spook the Herd (QRO review), Newcastle’s Lanterns On the Lake have announced The Realist EP, out December 11th on Bella Union Records.  And here’s the beautiful, touching title track. Stream “The Realist” below:...
  • Sharon Van Etten - Let Go

    Sharon Van Etten – “Let Go”

    Indie it-girl Sharon Van Etten was already killing it this quarantine with covers, like Nick Lowe’s classic “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding” (QRO review) and Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” (QRO review).  Now comes her own original, “Let Go”, from the PBS documentary Feels Good Man, about...
  • Judah & The Lion - Beautiful Anyway

    Judah & The Lion – “Beautiful Anyway”

    We all need an uplift, and Judah & The Lion have provided it in their great new single “Beautiful Anyway”.  The video is a mix of live concert material (remember when we could have those?…) with stay-at-home quarantine footage. Watch the video for “Beautiful Anyway” below:...
  • Jetty Bones - Taking Up Space

    Jetty Bones – “Taking Up Space”

    We’re all having a hard time during this quarantine pandemic, wondering whether we’re really worth it.  Tackling that head-on in her catchy new single is Jetty Bones with “Taking Up Space”.  And the song has a great new video, directed by Lindsey Byrnes (Hayley Williams, Tegan & Sara) and...
  • The High Water Marks - Can You

    The High Water Marks – “Can You”

    Out of the great Elephant 6 musical collective (of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel) came The Apples In Stereo, and now co-founder Hilarie Sidney and her  new band, The High Water Marks.  Sidney will be releasing her first record in thirteen years, Ecstasy Rhymes, on November 20th, but first is...
  • Anya Marina - 16 Letters

    Anya Marina – “16 Letters”

    While we’re all stuck inside, Anya Marina heads outdoors on her new video for “16 Letters”.  Off of her great new record, Queen of the Night (QRO review), Marina and director Scott Coffey burn their letters in the woods (of Kingston, NY and Berlin, Germany, respectively). Watch the video...