Up Is The Down Is The: Dawn

From the genre-defiant avant-rock quartet Up Is The Down Is The (aka Andrew Martin, Zach Sherwood, Cameron Brizzee and Casey Cathy), the track “Dawn” casts an entrancing sonic spell. Inspired by situations where people feel overwhelmed about the inevitable, the slow-burning single is the first to be revealed from Pulling The Wool, the brand’s forthcoming full-length album. It debuts with an eerie official music video, …

Broken Bells: We’re Not in Orbit Yet…

The vision of James Mercer (founder and frontman of The Shins) and producer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), alt-rock act Broken Bells return with the psych-inflected single “We’re Not in Orbit Yet…” It’s the first release from the duo’s upcoming full-length, Into the Blue, their first new album since 2014’s After the Disco. A retro-futuristic music video, directed by Johnny Chrew, accompanies the releases and pairs grainy …

Sampa The Great feat. Chef 187, Tio Nason + Mwanjé: Never Forget

Sampa The Great (aka Sampa Tembo) has announced her highly anticipated second full-length album, As Above, So Below, with the dramatic, powerful track “Never Forget” featuring Chef 187, Tio Nason and Mwanjé. The stirring song is a tribute to Zamrock—a genre combining elements of psychedelic rock, blues, funk and traditional Zambian music—with elements of Kalindula, contemporary hip-hop and more. The Zambian-born, Australia-based artist returned to her …