Spring EP

New music specialty radio shows Already made Wallows THE stand out exception to the rule last year when they took them #1 on the SubModern Airplay Chart AS An Unsigned Band (something you know Never happens!)! We’re excited now with the band snatched up by Atlantic Records to reveal the effortlessly cool New single “Pictures Of Girls” Just post-premier on SiriusXM ALT Nation’s ‘Advanced Placement’!


Despite forming less than a year ago, Wallows members Braeden Lemasters, Dylan Minnette and Cole Preston have been playing music together for nearly a decade. The connection is evident in their solid, high-energy live performances. Following a series of sold-out shows at LA’s The Roxy and Troubadour, Slim’s in San Francisco, Constellation Room in Santa Ana and Mercury Lounge in New York City, Wallows are currently on their first-ever headlining tour across the US with sold-out dates including LA’s famed El Rey Theatre and New York City’s iconic Bowery Ballroom.


Wallows’ Atlantic Records debut is “Pictures of Girls,” the first single from their forthcoming Spring EP (out 4/6!) recorded with Grammy award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Future Islands, Alvvays). Wallows will play SXSW in March (see below tour dates leading up to the wrap in Austin).


Wallows quickly became a band to watch with their tracks “Pleaser,” “Sun Tan,” “Uncomfortable” and “Pulling Leaves Off Trees.” Their sound, an amalgam 90s era alt-rock with a younger modern twist, has received critical attention from Zane Lowe on Beats1, Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, Alternative Press, Under The Radar, and Idolator, among others. Debut single “Pleaser” has amassed over 5 million collective streams, soared to #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart and has remained permanent fixture on KROQ’s Locals Only playlist, a collection of the best local music coming out of LA and OC.

Listen: Wallows – “Pictures Of Girls”

Wallows – “Pictures Of Girls”




City Boy

Vancouver, Canada 4-piece Calpurnia has made the first reveal off their upcoming debut EP–it’s “City Boy”! Led by Finn Wolfhard, best known for his performances on the small screen in ‘Stranger Things’ and on the big in ‘It’, the band’s upcoming record is produced by Cadien Lake James of Twin Peaks and following up sold out shows in NYC and Toronto, will be announcing festival dates soon.


Calpurnia‘s story is how teenage rock dreams are meant to unfold: four friends, all raised on a healthy diet of the Beatles, Nirvana and David Bowie, and a deep love for their respective instruments, retreat one day to a basement and begin jamming together. They cut their teeth on some cover songs and then, with just enough confidence and a dose of adolescent enthusiasm, they write and record their own tunes. And the results are nothing short of stunning.


“It was kind of destined to be,” Finn Wolfhard says of the almost serendipitous genesis of the rough-and-tumble Vancouver-based indie-rock foursome he formed with three of his now-closest friends. “We all just really clicked. And when I’m passionate about something,” the singer-guitarist adds of Calpurnia, who this spring release their self-titled debut EP via Royal Mountain Records, “I like to get it done as quickly as I can. There’s not a lot of wasting time. I love just going for it. Go big or go home.”


In addition to Wolfhard, Calpurnia includes lead guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe, a six-string prodigy whose bedroom-shredding viral videos have earned her legions of fans on social media, bassist Jack Anderson and drummer Malcolm Craig. They alll grew up within walking distance of one another. But it took Wolfhard – best known as one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors thanks to his role as Mike Wheeler on Netflix’s hit series ‘Stranger Things’ – meeting Craig on the set of Canadian punk rockers PUP’s ‘Guilt Trip’ music video for things to finally spring into motion.


In short order, the pair met Tesler-Mabe at a music summer camp, and she quickly introduced them to Anderson, her close childhood friend and bassist. “And as soon as we started rehearsing it was just insane,” Anderson says of the quartet’s instant personal and musical chemistry. “It was kind of unbelievable. Like a gift.” Once they played their first official gig together, it was a done deal. “We had all the adrenaline we needed,” Craig says. Where they’d previously played cover songs, “after the response we got,” Craig notes, “we were like, ‘Let’s record some of our own music!'”


“Finn Wolfhard’s band Calpurnia is the real deal, in case you were wondering”—NME


“The breezy song features a catchy guitar riff and echoey vocals from singer/guitarist Wolfhard, plus an epic guitar solo outro.”—Billboard


“a swaggering, blues rock track inspired by the Rolling Stones…It’s an impressive debut for a band of 15-year olds. Hell, it’s an impressive debut for any indie rock band.”—Esquire


“like something straight out of the ending of a John Hughes movie…Obviously, Finn sounds great on the mic, but the instrumental parts are what really stand out”—MTV

Listen: Calpurnia – “City Boy”

Calpurnia – “City Boy”

Gang Of Youths

Gang Of Youths

Gang Of Youths

Go Farther In Lightness

The holiness of love, the chaos and rapture of surviving against all odds. This is what drives Sydney five-piece Gang Of Youths, whose New single “The Heart Is A Muscle” we’re honored to deliver as first taste off the forthcoming “Go Father In Lightness” (out 3/16).


Sydney’s Gang Of Youths founded in the confines of their religious youth, enchanted by the spectacle of worship and deliverance, it’s no wonder their music burns with the desperation of apocalypse. With singer Dave Le’aupepe’s lyrics drawn from some of the most miserable life experiences available to humanity, and the band’s music taking cues from rock history’s most ambitious and theatrical preachers, Gang Of Youths drag the beauty out of everything from hell to high heaven.


“The honesty, the poetry, the power of the production. The music. This is rock n’ roll. This is real spirited music right here.”—Zane Lowe/Beats 1


“one of the most thrilling and emotive live acts in music today”—NME


“poignant ballads and explosive bar rock”—Pitchfork


“Gang Of Youths is 2017’s Best Band That You Haven’t Heard Of Yet”—Uproxx

Listen: Gang Of Youths – “The Heart Is A Muscle” (radio edit)

Gang Of Youths – “The Heart Is A Muscle” (radio edit)




I Did It!

Kitten’s New single “I Did It!” is an energized and memorable slab o’ Britpop propulsion! Equal parts sugary and swaggery, it goes down instantly smooth and should have you jumping up and down in no time—Crank It! This breath of fresh spring air is off the band’s upcoming sophomore full length And those attending SXSW can catch the band in action Live!


“The song is both regretful and empowering. It’s about the kind of mistake that ends up showing you the way forward. I’ve made a lot of those. I’m sure there will be more.”–Chloe Chaidez of Kitten


“glistening and infectious slice of retro-pop, but there’s a new urgency underpinning it all. The song rushes forward with a propulsion that’s muscular while remaining brisk”—Stereogum


“a vibrant, 80s alt-pop gem.”—VICE

Listen: Kitten – “I Did It!”

Kitten – “I Did It!”

Post Animal

Post Animal

Post Animal

When I Think Of You In A Castle

Overflowing with riffs and reckless abandon, we’re So Thrilled to be able to reveal Post Animal’s “Ralphie” to radio—the contagious first single off the Chicagoans’ impending new album and Polyvinyl debut “When I Think Of You In A Castle” (out 4/20)!  


“Ralphie” finds Post Animal guitarist Joe Keery and bassist Dalton Allison trading lead vocals to churn out surely one of the most infectious pop melodies of the year so far! The band says about their beloved friend and bandmate Joe (friends don’t lie!):


“In early 2015, Joe joined our band and quickly became one of our best friends. He’s played a vital role in Post Animal and the creation of every musical release we’ve had or planned thus far, including his vocals and guitar work on When I Think Of You In A Castle. It comes as no surprise that our incredibly talented Joe has found success in other artistic endeavors, and for that reason he is no longer an active touring member of Post Animal. We plan to create more magic with him in the future as our fondness for musical collaboration remains strong. On that note, we hope you enjoy “Ralphie,” and we are excited to share more music with you in the coming months.”


Post Animal is a psych rock five-piece from the tightly knit Chicago music scene. Since forming in 2015, the band has developed a loyal fanbase, howling from the depths of sweaty basement shows and packed rock clubs. True to their DIY roots, the band has booked numerous tours and self-released two EPs, which have garnered them coverage from the likes of NME, Paper Mag, Vice, and PASTE.


Boasting the individual talents of Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javi Reyes, Wesley Toledo, Matt Williams, and Joe Keery (currently an inactive contributing member), Post Animal has toured and performed with the likes of White Reaper, Twin Peaks, and Wavves.


“A bright and punchy bit of psych-pop…moving effortlessly through a series of effervescent passages full of sugary hooks and guitar breaks.”—Stereogum


“showing off the band’s knack for rock that is as hooky as it is hallucinatory.”—PASTE


“an instantly infectious, psych-tinged pop-rock epic.”—NME


“psychedelic-inspired garage rock….swirling panoramic new single”—MTV

Listen: Post Animal – “Ralphie”

Post Animal – “Ralphie”

The Aces

The Aces

The Aces

When My Heart Felt Volcanic

Utah quartet The Aces have announced their anticipated debut album, “When My Heart Felt Volcanic” (out 4/6) and which contains a collection of songs that exhibits confidence and polish that bellies their young years. Fans already pre-ordering the album receive an instant download of the track “Volcanic Love” which is also previewed at radio this month.


The Aces cut their teeth as a live band early, using the teetotal, all-ages venue The Velour as their testing ground from age 13 onwards. It was in this environment that they gained confidence and thrived, their lineup solidifying a year later when McKenna met Katie in junior high, who, thanks to her older brother’s love of music, had a whole rehearsal space in her parent’s basement. The newly formed quartet would now blend McKenna and Katie’s alternative tastes (they grew up on The Cure, The Beatles and Depeche Mode) with those of Alisa and Cristal to truly find their sound.


The Aces’ “Stuck” landed them in the Top 40 At Alternative Radio, and wrapped a successful 2017 of growth as Billboard’s Chart Breaker artist as well as their 2018 Artist To Watch


“Slinky pop that traces the missing link between Haim, The 1975, and Muna.”–NOISEY/Vice


“Four girls about to rule the world emblazons the homepage for The Aces. That declaration sounds about right.”–The FADER


“More honest than most pop songs.”–NPR  

Listen: The Aces – “Just Like That” (clean radio edit)

The Aces – “Just Like That” (clean radio edit)



Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations. On the stage and on the page, her style is defined by a ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor. Dessa’s third full-length album “Chime” (Doomtree Records) is listed by NPR and AV Club as one of 2018’s most anticipated albums.


Dessa’s résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and a top-200 entry on the Billboard charts for her album “Parts of Speech”. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape; her track, “Congratulations,” notched over 5 million streams.


As a writer, Dessa‘s been published by The New York Times Magazine, broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, published two literary collections of her own, and is set to release her first hardcover collection with Dutton Books/Penguin Random House in the fall of 2018. She’s been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The LA Times says Dessa “sounds like no one else.”  The Utne Reader calls her a “one-woman powerhouse.”


In March, Dessa embarks on a world tour through the US, Europe, and Asia.

Listen: Dessa – “5 out of 6” (clean radio edit)

Dessa – “5 out of 6” (clean radio edit)

Father John Misty

Father John Misty

Father John Misty

Mr. Tillman

Get ready to grin from ear to ear, as there’s miles of smiles to be had on this brand New Father John Misty single, and the first recorded new release from our man since last year’s “Pure Comedy”! After Just debuting the song live recently in Tokyo, “Mr. Tillman” is now released officially into the wild and in anticipation of a possible (?) new album he’s been teasing us about.


“recalls psychedelic elements from the first FJM album….vocal melody moves like a druggy, half-lidded incantation that constantly threatens to wake up into a scene that’s more explicitly unnerving, that persistent piano line working against it to give the whole thing this darkly dreamy atmosphere, a Lynchian veneer of prettiness over something more sinister.”—Stereogum


“Damn, Tillman! Back at it again with the nice chorus and obtuse navel-gazing….concise and baroque” —NOISEY/Vice


“dances between psychedelic piano and guitar in a gentle, slightly disoriented twirl. And unlike the the meta commentary on ‘Pure Comedy’, this song is far more self-focused, as the title suggests.” —Consequence Of Sound

Listen: Father John Misty – “Mr. Tillman”

Father John Misty – “Mr. Tillman”





Occasionally, along comes a band that Perfectly captures so much of what is thrilling about music right now! Superorganism is a collection of eight international musicians and pop culture junkies (London/Japan/Australia/New Zealand) whose “Something For Your M.I.N.D.” we’re frankly beginning to worry about since We Simply Can’t Stop Playing It!


Numbering eight in total, and recruited from London, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Superorganism currently live together in a house/DIY studio/band HQ in East London.


It was in this house back in January that Superorganism had their big bang moment. Though they’d previously created music and visuals together, this was something distinctly fresh. They sent the track to their friend Orono, a Japanese student who at that time was studying at high school in Maine. Orono wrote and recorded a vocal part and pressed “reply”. What came back across the Atlantic was an intoxicating piece of idiosyncratic, technicolor pop that was “Something For Your M.I.N.D.” With that, Superorganism was born!


It’s unlikely at that point Superorganism would’ve expected to hear that track played on Frank Ocean or Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig’s radio shows, Or that the band’s identity would be the subject of so much speculation. Or that they would sign a deal with the legendary independent Domino label or that there’d be such demand to see the band live that their debut UK show would full London’s 700 capacity Village Underground. But over the last few months such is the trajectory of this unique band. You, my friend, are in for a treat!


“The new band who’ll f*ck with your brain and turn it inside out.”–NOISEY/Vice


“The part-pop group, part-cult, full hivemind bringing a sense of fun back to music.”–DAZED


“a hopelessly replayable loosie…it’s trying exactly hard enough. There’s a dramatic pause right in the middle of the hook, and it makes me grin every time.”–TheFADER


“The song now has a video to go along with it made up of a mix of footage that looks as gooey and eclectic as the track itself.”–Stereogum


“filled with cartoonish noises, a vintage sample and a killer pop chorus. A delightfully bizarre arrival.”–NME (Best Songs Of 2017 So Far)


“The supercool jam is woozy and head-nodding, with deep sludgy beats and a quirky, colorful chorus.”–WXPN/The Key


+ BBC Radio 1–Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World”


+ Notable Fans Singing The Band’s Praises: Josh Homme, Vampire Weekend, Gorillaz, Frank Ocean

Listen: Superorganism – “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

Superorganism – “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

Beach House

Beach House

Beach House

Lemon Glow

It’s the triumphant return of Baltimore duo Beach House, and while we Do know they’ll be a new album in the Near Future, we’ve the blissful “Lemon Glow” to tide us over…..good things come to those who wait sometimes. It’s simply so Great to just have them back isn’t it?!


We’ll let you know more info As it becomes available.


“another entry in Beach House’s canon of makeout music; it’s a song about the thrill of intimacy, a breathless hymn to emotional connection.”—Pitchfork


“A little more foreboding than we’re used to from the beloved dream-pop pair, ‘Lemon Glow’ has a hint of the sinister about it, and that makes for a great new twist on their sound.”–NOISEY/Vice


“It’s packed full of synthesizers, and may well be Beach House’s most danceable track to date.”–NME


“continue their dream-pop escapades by layering vocalist Victoria Legrand’s lush synth instrumental with partner Alex Scally’s electric-slide guitar skills and heavy drums….Legrand’s smooth, wispy vocals move with the peaks and valleys of the production.”–PASTE


“a typically gauzy tune, featuring funky backbeat, warbling lead guitar, and washes of choral ambience.”—SPIN

Listen: Beach House – “Lemon Glow”

Beach House – “Lemon Glow”