• Coyote Clean Up – “dumber by the day (neiz the operator dub)”

    Straight outta Detroit Ice Cold Chrissy and the CCU Crew bring you "dumber by the day (neiz the operator dub)", a pretty damn hot track off Double Trouble Doo Doo Bubble. Don’t know what that means? Or don’t want to? Neither do we. The main point is that Coyote...
  • Roman Ruins – “The Comedown” + Beach House remix

    Roman Ruins, aka Graham Hill (touring drummer of Beach House and The Papercuts), has just released a short-but-sweet 7" called PASTOR/AL, which features the sleek, metallic track "Why Party?" and the bedroom swing of "The Comedown" (stream it below!).  Clearly talented aside from his other projects, Hill can surely...
  • Rollerskaters – “Sleep Tight” (Star Slinger Remix)

    The Wavves/Mountain Dew Corporation may be the Kings of the Beach, but the UK’s Star Slinger may have the greatest claim to the King of the Summer title. The DJ/Producer’s signature thump was the soundtrack to the hottest months of the year as he remixed his way through your...
  • Geographer – “Kites”

    Getting a much-deserved re-release is Geographer's Animal Shapes EP, and this time, no one should pass over it.  These three San Fran-area guys have put together a charming & disarming little collection synth-rock that seems poised for an eco-friendly ad campaign.  Uncommonly smooth melodies and inventive rhythms drive Animal...
  • Franklin – “Cats In the Flat”

    In February 2011,  an album by French musician Franklin will fall out of the sky upon our heads.  In the meantime, here's an opportunity to hear a demo of a track slated for that release.  It's called "Cats In the Flat" and it's a fine specimen of a shimmering...
  • Panda Riot – “Julie In Time”

    CMJ SPECIAL REPORT UPDATE! PANDA RIOT WILL BE PLAYING MONDAY DURING THE FEST AT THE ROCK SHOP!  DEETZ HERE! SHOW UP AND BUY ME A DRINK! Tidal waves of Breeders-esque choral effects gone electric pour over taut drum beats and nervy samples in "Julie In Time", the opening track...
  • Dead Confederate – “Run From The Gun”

    Check out this track from the upcoming Dead Confederate album, Sugar.  It’s a cool mix of dark country and britpop with a nicely catchy vocal melody.   We can’t promise it won’t get stuck in your head the rest of the day, but it’s really not such a bad thing....
  • Bad Books – “You Wouldn’t Have To Ask”

    There’s an upcoming special collaboration between Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine called Bad Books and it’s going to deliver a heady, but lively collection of Southern alt-rock jams.  Both sides of the collaboration are at their finest, and fans of both will surely be pleased with the results. Stream...
  • Mellows – “Ghostriding”

    CMJ SPECIAL REPORT UPDATE: CORY LEVINSON OF MELLOWS LANDED A SLOT ON A PRETTY HYPE BILL WEDNESDAY 10/20, HOSTED BY FREE WILLIAMSBURG AND STADIUMS & SHRINES, AT GLASSLANDS, ALONG WITH SOME OTHER QRO FAVORITES INCLUDING ZAMBRI . CORY’S PLAYING UNDER HIS OTHER MONIKER, KOHWI – PREPARE TO BE RULED....