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The Sword announce new album, Used Future, reveal lead single, “Deadly Nightshade”: Stream

Photo by ​Dean Dickinson The Sword have announced their return with a new album dubbed Used Future. Due out March 23rd, the 13-track effort follows 2015’s High Country. The stoner metal outfit recorded Used Future in Portland, Oregon alongside producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, First Aid Kit). As a sample of what they worked up in the studio, the

Ratatat offshoot KUNZITE announce debut album, BIRDS DON’T FLY, share the Origins and video for new song “VAPORS”: Watch

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest single. Mike Stroud of Ratatat and White Flight’s Agustin White have combined their talents to form a new band called KUNZITE. The two-piece is grounded in some of the similar electronic rock aesthetics as Ratatat, but with a decidedly

Mad Cool Festival adds Arctic Monkeys, cementing its status as the year’s best rock festival

Photo by Philip Cosores We’re running out of hyperboles to describe Mad Cool Festival’s 2018 lineup, and for good reason. The likes of Pearl Jam, Jack White, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Massive Attack, and Tame Impala are all set to appear at the Madrid-based festival between July 12th and

Arctic Monkeys announce preliminary 2018 tour dates

Photo by Joshua Mellin With a new album expected in the not too distant future, Arctic Monkeys are beginning to fill up their summer calendar with a number of live performances. With the exception of an appearance at Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival, all the confirmed dates come in the form of European festival appearances. They’re set

Joe Satriani: New LP Inspired by Urge to Do 'Something Different'

As guitarist Joe Satriani launches into the beginning of another new year, it’s no surprise to find him already juggling a large load of projects and commitments. Currently on the road with his annual G3 Tour, sharing the stage with fellow guitar gurus Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, Satriani also

Album Review: Ty Segall Goes Long and Gets Loopy on Freedom’s Goblin

The Lowdown: On his latest (and longest) record, indefatigable rock-god-in-waiting Ty Segall beefs up his sound with a brass section while giving himself over to a bout of anything-goes creativity that hits way more than it misses. The Good: The brass, which adds showband strength to power pop numbers like “Fanny Dog” and “Alta” or

Stevie Nicks Wants Everybody to 'Keep Fighting' for Sexual Equality

Stevie Nicks said everybody should “keep fighting” the battle against sexual misconduct and other types of gender inequality in an interview after Fleetwood Mac were honored as MusiCares Person of the Year last week. She added that she felt she’d been “very lucky” in terms of how those issues had affected her own career. “Everybody