Latest Indie News

  • 3 Contemporary Painters Obsessed With Music

    Sep 17

    By Alex Soare, the founder of Art Rise. There has always been a very real connection between visual art and music – both mediums move us in deep, emotional and, sometimes, unspeakable ways. And for centuries, musicians have been inspired by visual art and vice versa. But, who are the artists who have best depicted the feeling of music being made and heard? They’re the ones whose art can almost make its viewers hear the tunes and feel the rhythms coming through the canvas. Some of their...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Peaking Lights Share "Everyone and Us"

    Sep 17

    Peaking Lights' new album Cosmic Logic is out October 7 via Weird World. Following their lead-off single "Breakdown", they've delivered a new one called "Everyone and Us". Peaking Lights have also announced a few shows, including a record release party in L.A. that will also feature an Animal Collective DJ set, Nite Jewel, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Puro Instinct, Egon, and more. See dates below. Here's their video for "Breakdown": Peaking Lights: 10-02 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *~10-04...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • The Orchard Adds 4 Indie Labels

    Sep 17

    The Orchard has added several significant indie labels ranging from Brazilian Pop to old-school Disco to their music distribution roster. Omnian Music Group, Moshi Moshi Records, Donna Summer and Gege Produções all join The Orchard, with each partnering for specific services and territories. The label rundown: Brooklyn-based Omnian Music Group pairs up with The Orchard for global digital distribution outside of Europe. The new group, founded by Captured Tracks’ Mike Sniper, ties together...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Joy Orbison, Sophie, Lunice, Martyn, Fatima Al Qadiri to Play Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Afterparties

    Sep 17

    Pitchfork Music Festival Paris returns to Grande Halle de La Villette from October 30 to November 1. As previously announced, Kindness and Kelela will play the opening party on October 29, and today, we're pleased to announce that there will also be two festival afterparties on October 30 and 31 at Trabendo.  The October 30 party will feature Joy Orbison, Martyn, Ryan Elliott, and Felix. Tickets are available here. The October 31 party will feature Lunice, Fatima Al Qadiri, Sophie, Tourist,...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Run the Jewels Will Re-Record New Album Using Only Cat Sounds If Meow the Jewels Kickstarter Is Successful

    Sep 16

    Earlier this week, Killer Mike and El-P detailed a bunch of ludicrous pre-order packages for their upcoming Run the Jewels album RTJ2 (out October 27). For example, $40,000 gets you Meow the Jewels, a remixed version of the album primarily featuring cat sounds. Now, in the same spirit that brought us Caustic Window, a fan has launched a Kickstarter to ensure that fans will be able to hear RTJ2's meow-loaded remix. The bottom of the official pre-order page comes with the disclaimer, "run the...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Local acts needed for 11/20 at Shillelagh Tavern in #Queens NY: http://ow.ly/BB1IN #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Sep 17

    Local acts needed for 11/20 at Shillelagh Tavern in #Queens NY: http://ow.ly/BB1IN #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Local acts needed for 11/18 at The Trash Bar in #Brooklyn NY: http://ow.ly/BB1IN #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Sep 17

    Local acts needed for 11/18 at The Trash Bar in #Brooklyn NY: http://ow.ly/BB1IN #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Interpol Hit the Gym With "Twice as Hard" Video

    Sep 17

    Interpol have shared the video for "Twice as Hard", from the newly released El Pintor. It's directed by the band's Paul Banks, and shows a number of boxers training and sparring in the gym. Watch it below, via Boing Boing.  Watch the band discuss their debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights:  

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Bop.fm Tipping Point: Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster Added

    Sep 17

    Bop.fm specializes in "service-agnostic playlists" allowing you to send a song link to a friend who can listen to it without having the same music service subscriptions that you have. Starting out as a somewhat better variation on overlapping trends, Bop.fm has steadily added key music streaming services from Spotify to Deezer. Now they're covering most of the possibilities with the addition of Pandora as well as Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster. Bop.fm - The "Switzerland of Digital...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Danny Brown Throws a House Party in His "Smokin' & Drinkin'" Video

    Sep 17

    Danny Brown's A-Trak-produced Old track "Smokin' & Drinkin'" has a new video, and in it, a bunch of people attend a raging house party. Alan Del Rio Ortiz directs, and according to Entertainment Weekly's behind-the-scenes scoop, Hannibal Buress was around when this was filmed.  Brown told EW: It’s like a normal fun time with me. In the Midwest, I guess you can go party and do a nightclub type of thing. But a lot of people, on the weekends, you probably got that one house that you hang...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)