Singer-songwriter Grey Gordon has signed to No Sleep Records. He will release his third EP, Still At Home Here, on May 28th, which you can pre-order here or here. Listen to "500 Miles" from the EP here.
“Truthfully, I couldn't be more shocked when Chris approached me about signing to No Sleep, but I'm obviously beyond ecstatic to be putting out this upcoming EP with them,” says Gordon. “It's an incredible honor to get to be involved in something I've appreciated as an onlooker for the last few years. No Sleep is doing incredible things, and I honestly could not be more excited to be working with them, hopefully well into the future.”
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
This week we are revisiting a lifelong favorite of both of ours: R.E.M.'s 1992 classic Automatic for the...
The Hush Sound, Hockey, and River City Extension are going on tour. Dates are in the replies. River City Extension is finishing up a music video for "If You Need Me Back in Brooklyn," to be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, they have posted a sound collage put together from their rehearsals that show a glimpse of new material. You can listen to that in the replies.
In a recent Pitchfork feature for which Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch was interviewed, he mentioned that the band is on somewhat of a break at the moment, and we shouldn't expect new material anytime soon. Speaking about time spent recording with the band last year, Martsch said he was "happy to bag that record" and "wasn't having a great time."
Christopher Owens has announced a solo acoustic tour in June, check out the dates in the replies. He says he will be playing songs from his solo album Lysandre as well as ones released by his former band Girls.
Today we've got a pretty cool song premiere. If you're a fan of that weird, indie-punk vibe of bands like Superchunk and Weezer, then you might dig the sound of Michigan's Lawnmower. They'll be releasing its new EP, Whack Yer Brain, on Save Your Generation Records, and you can listen to a new song titled "Beware Heather Sinclair" in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile.