Premiere: “Stargazer” (Live) by Nap Eyes

A deep thinker from the band's new album, Thought Rock Fish Scale

Hailing from Halifax, Nap Eyes recorded their debut full-length album Whine Of The Mystic (2014) straight to tape in live takes and no overdubs. Even within the different layers beneath the canopy of alt-rock, the band sets itself apart from the overly polished and produced tracks of late. Their surprisingly delicate sound—poetic and undressed—captures natural spontaneity without a hint of sloppiness. The eight songs on …

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Courtney Barnett's surprise live set, a thank you from How To Dress Well and more in this week's musical round-up

Courtney Barnett: Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party Summing up the weekend vibe (or maybe even adult life) is Courtney Barnett’s “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party,” and the Melbourne singer-songwriter shared the message with Londoners this week in a surprise live set outside Camden Town tube station. With lyrics like “I wanna go out / but …