WLCA's Top 30 Playlist
WLCA's Top 5 Songs of the Week
1.Two Door Cinema Club- Next Year
2.Twenty One Pilots- Car Radio
3.Thao and the Get Down Stay Down-We the Common
4.Alt-J - Breezeblocks
5.Southbound Drive- Marigold
Muse has uploaded a video to the band's Facebook page suggesting that it will lend a hand on the soundtrack to World War Z, the upcoming Brad Pitt film.
Alternative Addiction caught up with Red Line Chemistry's Brett Ditgen about the band's new album "Tug of War" and the band's battle to stay upbeat in the difficult world of rock.
The Mowgli's have announced the completion of their debut album, "Waiting For The Dawn", set for release June 18th on Photo Finish/Island Records.
Robin Finck, on-again/off-again guitarist for Nine Inch Nails, has rejoined the band according to a statement issued by Trent Reznor.
Recently AA's Mike Newdeck got a chance to interview Canadian rockers Ravenscode. Check out the interview right here.
Matt Nathanson's ninth studio recording, "Last of the Great Pretenders" will be released on July 16th. Beginning yesterday, the new album is available for preorder via MattNathanson.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was one of many rockers to pay tribute to Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the Doors, who died on Monday at the age of 74 in Rosenheim, Germany where he was being treated for bile duct cancer.
Recently talking with AA, The Summer Set's John Gomez talked about The Summer Set and other band's they've been linked to evolving to distinct lanes of pop.
Bastille - the top-selling debut act of 2013 in the U.K. - will be introduced in the U.S. with a four song EP, entitled "Haunt" and a pair of West Coast shows.
Both Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy have signed on to appear at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago. The event is set to take place at the city's Humboldt Park and will run from September 13 through the 15.
Indie Rock Music
The 2013 music festival season officially launched with Coachella last month. You might think the music fest season kicks off with South By Southwest, but SXSW is not really a music fest as much as it is a music free-for-all, sort of like New York’s CMJ Music Marathon that happens each October is. In the [...]
Recent DIY & Indie Debuts of 2013, Vol. I – Great White Buffalo, Tournament of Hearts, Make Haste, Constant Supply, Will and the Indians
There have been many albums released in the past few months that we either did not have time to get to when they were initially released or that we only learned about after they were initially released. Many of the albums highlighted in this new installment of Recent Releases We Almost Missed are debut EPs [...]
On April 23rd, the San Francisco band Cool Ghouls released their self-titled debut album, featuring stand-out tracks like “Ballin,” and “Natural Life” and “In The Morning,” and we almost missed it. Even though they have a decidedly ’60′s psychedelic rock/country guitar twang sound, mixed with unmistakable hippie pop infusions and funky rhythms, Cool Ghouls don’t [...]
Best New Music Releases, Week of May 14th – Vampire Weekend, Wild Nothing, Small Black, Pure X, Classixx
We surveyed IRC readers asking what’s their favorite album of the week, and not surprisingly, the vast majority picked Vampire Weekend‘s first album in three years, the just dropped Modern Vampires of the City. By the time Contra, the band’s sophomore album, was released in 2010, a backlash was already building up against the wildly [...]
2013 BFD Live 105 Sunday at the Shoreline in Mt. View – Passion Pit, 30 Seconds to Mars, Awolnation, Diplo, Of Monsters and Men
Tomorrow the BFD LIve 105 mini-music fest gets underway at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mt. View, California. This year’s line-up features bands like 30 Seconds to Mars, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, Silversun Pickups, Wavves, The Airborne Toxic Event, Atlas Genius, Capital Cities, Diplo, The Crystal Method, DJ Shadow, Fits and the Tantrums and [...]
When a band has so many ace songs that it’s a real challenge to pick just a few of them to include in an Artist of the Week profile, that’s when you know that you’ve come upon something special. That’s the case with New York City indie rock DIY band, The Rotaries. Last August, the [...]
Around The World Playlist, Vol. I – The Strokes, The Shins, Akron/Family, Sufjan Stevens, The Clash, Calexico, Beach House
We are playlist fanatics; all kinds of playlists – from playlists focused on particular genres and best songs of the week to playlists of obscure DIY bands to playlists that center on almost every topic, subject and theme under the sun (we’ve even published playlists with songs about the sun too, and the popular Summer [...]
We’ve been fans of the San Francisco band Sonny & The Sunsets since hearing their splendid single, “Too Young To Burn,” in 2010. That song, and the album it appeared on, Tomorrow is Alright, catapulted the band to indie stardom, and they’ve been riding high on that wave ever since with each recording or video [...]
Best New Music Releases, Week of May 7th – AM & Shawn Lee, She & Him, Deerhunter, Mikal Cronin, Savages, Fitz and The Tantrums
As summer approaches, the number of new releases from a variety of well-known, and some lesser-known, bands and artists, will begin to increase. This week is sort of one of those weeks because it’s still early enough in the spring to get a good roll started and ride it through the summer. IRC’s top releases [...]
7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. III – The Naturals, Echoic, Lausch, AppleTree, Bearskin, Captain Dangerous and The Shy Lips
One thing is for sure about the regular readers and listeners of IRC: you want to hear more underground, DIY, new and under-the-radar bands and artists. Over the past couple of years, the posts that usually get the most love, if you will, are often profiles and playlists that highlight DIY and small label bands [...]
Best New Music Releases, Week of April 30th – Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Guided By Voices, Akron/Family, Daughter, Wolf People
Leading of this week’s new releases are two blockbuster albums from veterans of rock and roll, two bands that no doubt have been, and continue to be, an inspiration to countless popular and obscure alternative and indie rock artists. First up, is the latest album from Iggy Pop and The Stooges, and it sounds excellent. [...]
Artist of the Week: International Songwriting Competition Names Joshua Hanson of Yellow Red Sparks as Grand Prize Winner
The International Songwriting Competition, widely recognized as the world’s premier songwriting event, today announced its 2012 winners. ISC’s Grand Prize has been awarded to Joshua Hanson of Irvine, California, for his song, “Monsters With Misdemeanors,” which he entered in the folk singer-songwriter category. Therefore, it only made sense to name Hanson as IRC’s Artist of [...]
Tristram Burden is a South Korean artist and ex-pat from Kent, England, who travelled the world for a number of years with his mandolin and some songs in a quest to meet other musicians who shared similar tastes in music. After numerous musical incarnations, he finally found what he was looking for in 2010 in [...]
Best New Music Releases and Singles, April 2013 – Young Galaxy, Phoenix, Kurt Vile, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dead Confederate, OMD
Due to Coachella, Record Store Day, and combing through hundreds of DIY submissions (since IRC readers want more great music from talented, under-the-radar DIY artists), the past few of weeks of best new music releases are being combined together, featuring lead singles from the top albums of the month of April. In May, we’ll resume [...]
Top 2013 Record Store Day Releases, Vol. I – The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Best Coast, Phoenix, MGMT, Dan Deacon
Since its humble beginning in 2007, Record Store Day has grown into a huge international success for independent record stores across the nation and the world. In fact, it is now considered the music holiday of the year for indie music lovers, artists, record stores and music collectors. The special day started six years ago [...]
by J. Hubner I’ve only recently began listening to The Besnard Lakes, and I can say without a doubt that they create some of the most beautifully dense, imaginative music that’s being written today. Much like their album titles, such as The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, [...]
In the past 18 months, the college-formed Istanbul indie dream rock band The Away Days have been on quite a whirlwind journey, performing alongside music giants like Pulp and Kaiser Chiefs (at the One Love Festival), as well as Mark Ronson and Sam Sparro (at and Adidas All Originals Party event), and Factory Floor at [...]
5 DIY Bands to Watch, Vol. V – Copies, Plastic Animals, Carson, Monkeybird, Sictor Valdana and The Check This Outs
During the past few months, IRC has published dozens of posts that highlight promising DIY and small label indie bands to watch, including the 5 DIY Bands to Watch series. For the fifth installment of this popular series, the focus turns to highlighting overseas unsigned bands like Copies (Brazil), Plastic Animals (Scotland); Carson (Switzerland); Monkeybird [...]
2013 Coachella Music Festival Kicks Off Today; Coachella Playlist and Live YouTube Webcast from Indio
The 2013 music festival season gets under way in just a few hours with the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. While last month’s South By Southwest in Austin is the biggest musical event each year in sheer numbers, it is not a musical festival per se. Coachella is considered the [...]
Best Songs of March 2013 – Atoms For Peace, Shout Out Louds, Youth Lagoon, Bowie, The Strokes, Wavves, Little Green Cars
March was a fantastic month for new album releases, and for the singles from those albums, which makes this preview of the top three songs from each week of March’s Top 10 Songs playlists, a real treat, not only because there is so much terrific music, but also because the playlists reflect which songs – [...]