• Gregory Porter Valentine's Day

    Gregory Porter – “I Will”

    Valentine’s Day 2020 was, unbeknownst at the time, at last gasp of normality, with last year’s just another day of cohabiting (or Zoom), but hopefully this year’s will be back to the new normal. While the actual day falls on a case of the Mondays, for the Saturday night...
  • Broken Social Scene - Curse Your Fail

    Broken Social Scene – “Curse Your Fail”

    On January 14th, Canadian alt-all-stars Broken Social Scene release Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities, a compilation of extras & deep cuts. They just released the previously only available as a 7-inch “Curse Your Fail”, BSS cutting deep. Listen to “Curse Your Fail”:...
  • Abstract Mindstate - Move Yo Body

    Abstract Mindstate – “Move Yo Body”

    Back in August, Chicago turn-of-the-millennium rap greats Abstract Mindstate reunited behind new album Dreams Still Inspire, produced by none other than big local fan Kanye West, and released on his YZY SND label. Now they drop their killer video for “Move Yo Body”, featuring WRLDFMS Tony Williams, and who...
  • Pete Yorn - Elizabeth Taylor

    Pete Yorn – “Elizabeth Taylor”

    Any act of applied preservation, when aimed at historic areas or icons, nearly always automatically wrecks the very thing it set out to protect – like using concrete to capture light. It would be barbarous work to attempt to think of an icon wrapped in a more silvery haze...
  • Wet Leg - Too Late Now

    Wet Leg – “Too Late Now”

    Wet Leg, the band everyone you know and their sister is obsessed with, has announced the debut full-length, Wet Leg, out April 8th. But that’s so far away, so the band has followed up their breakthrough single & video “Chaise Lounge” (QRO review) with “Too Late Now”., giving off...
  • Land of Talk - Calming Night Partner EP

    Land of Talk – Calming Night Partner EP

    It’s so lovely to get our lovely voices back after the COVID lockdown. Montreal’s lovely Elizabeth Powell, a.k.a. Land of Talk, already returned with September’s “The Weight of That Weekend” (QRO review), and has now put out her lovely digital EP Calming Night Partner. Listen to Calming Night Partner...
  • ASHRR - Same Way

    ASHRR – “Same Way”

    L.A.’s ASHRR have kept very busy during the last year and a half, releasing a string of singles we have covered here at QRO. After “WAVES” (QRO review), “Dark Eyes” (QRO review), and “Otherside” (QRO review), on Friday, November 12th, they have released “Same Way”. The song follows the...
  • Johnny Marr - Spirit Power & Soul

    Johnny Marr – “Spirit Power & Soul”

    Living legend Johnny Marr will be putting out a double-album Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 on February 25th, and in the run-up to that 2022 date he’s putting out each part, starting with Pt. 1 EP and it’s great video for “Spirit Power & Soul”. And he has a livestream...
  • Wet Leg - Chaise Lounge

    Wet Leg – “Chaise Lounge”

    From the Isle of Wight in U.K., Wet Leg come to America next month, behind their viral & awesome hit “Chaise Lounge” – check them out (including just-added dates with CHVRCHES), all day long. 12-07 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge12-08 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool12-09 Brooklyn, NY –...