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Watch the Wytches Live on WFUV

English psych band the Wytches put out full-length album Annabel Dream Reader in August, and then didn’t wait long to release yet another brand new track. “Darker,” which dropped in September, has a surf-doom vibe that really embodies the dark and menacing side of the Wytches, and the three-piece recently stopped by WFUV’s studios to play it live. In addition, the Wytches performed the Annabel track “Graved ...

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A Conversation with Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien

There is an entire website dedicated to Radiohead’s gear, which is no small task given the U.K. band’s ambitious pursuits over the last 20 years. Because as they chase new sonic territory and push genre boundaries—from indie to alt rock to experimental rock to ambient—there tends to be shifts in their gear, too. The folks over at thekingofgear.com take the pursuit rather seriously, and when Fender launched ...

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Foo Fighters Perform ‘In the Clear’ on Ellen

The Foo Fighters stopped by Ellen today to perform “In the Clear,” which appears on latest album Sonic Highways. The band recorded the song in New Orleans, and had an assist on its album version from the famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Check out the performance below. ...

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10 FAQ About Learning Guitar

  Written by Hilary Brown Interested in picking up your first guitar? If you’re reading this article, you’ve already taken the first step in beginning a fruitful musical journey. Learning guitar can be intimidating to the wary newcomer. It’s normal as a beginner to have many questions and concerns as you start your journey, but we’re here to help you get started off on the right foot. Below are some commonl ...

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Royal Teeth Perform ‘Rich’ for World Cafe

As part of a recent session filmed in Lafayette, La., for the World Cafe: Sense of Place series, Royal Teeth performed a few songs from debut album Glow. In addition, the group pulled out brand new song “Rich,” which has been making its way into their live set in recent months. Watch Royal Teeth play “Rich” in the clip below and click here for the full set. ...

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Hiss Golden Messenger Make Network Television Debut on Letterman

Hiss Golden Messenger — the project of M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch — has earned a lot of buzz with the release of album Lateness of Dancers earlier this year. As such, the guys were invited to make their network television debut this week on The Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed “Southern Grammar.” The appearance impressed host David Letterman so much that he offered some effusive praise ...

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The Bulls Get All Tied Up in ‘Come Unwound’ Video

Anna Bulbrook of the Airborne Toxic Event and Marc Sallis of the Duke Spirit recently teamed up to form a new band called the Bulls, taking it back to the early 1990s with a dreamy shoegaze sound. The duo’s opening music video for the track “Come Unwound” is a great example of that, with Bulbrook’s atmospheric voice and lush string arrangements complimenting Sallis’ menacing guitar. The imagery for the clip ...

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Real Estate Performs ‘Crime’ on Conan

Brooklyn-based band Real Estate hit the west coast this week for an appearance on Conan to support latest album Atlas. The band performed its track “Crime,” another perfect example of their dreamy indie pop. Check out Real Estate in the clip below. ...

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Fender Q&A: Phred Brown of Bruno Mars’ Hooligans

As music director for Bruno Mars’ band, the Hooligans, Phred Brown has played on some of the world’s biggest stages, whether it is the Grammys, the Super Bowl, or sold-out shows at mega-venues like Madison Square Garden or London’s O2 Arena. That’s quite the jump from his humble beginnings playing piano bars in Detroit, but Brown is the type of person to make his own luck. The Detroit native grew up playing ...

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Watch the Drums Live on KEXP

Brooklyn-based indie poppers the Drums recently stopped by  the Seattle studios of KEXP. And it was good timing, too, as the band ran through tracks off their third album, Encyclopedia, which came out in September of this year. Watch the Drums in action below. ...

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