The Strokes: At The Door

In addition to confirming the release date of their Rick Rubin-produced sixth LP, The New Abnormal (10 April), The Strokes dropped the album’s epic lead single, “At The Door.” Arguably one of their most dynamic tracks, the near-six-minute number transitions from precise, minimal synth work to busier, beautiful Strokes-soundscapes; all of this is tied together with an eerie outro. Lead singer Julian Casablancas demonstrates the …

Ezra Furman: Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone

Another catchy number from musician Ezra Furman, “Calm Down” (aka “I Should Not Be Alone”) clocks in at 2:22 and doesn’t dip in its dramatic delivery at any point. The animated video, directed by Beth Jeans Houghton, swirls comic book color into the mix. After a milestone year for the songwriter, 2019 will see the release of his latest album, Twelve Nudes, out 30 August …

Premiere: “Exquisite” by Holly Miranda feat. Kyp Malone

The TV on the Radio member directs a gently psychedelic music video for a collaborative track

One would be remiss to say that Holly Miranda‘s greatest asset is her voice. Of course, the unearthly power it conveys can quickly capture a listener, but there’s always more at play behind it. Her forthcoming album, Mutual Horse out 23 February on Dangerbird Records, attests to Miranda’s other skills—all of which complement these sublime vocals. There’s reinvention that rekindles what won fans in the …