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Samantha Urbani – Go Deeper
Heavy, shimmering early '90s vibes from Samantha Urbani on her smoldering Sade-influenced new song and self-directed video (she tells us her favorite part is the snails). "Go Deeper" is taken from Urbani's forthcoming debut EP, out soon on Lucky Number / URU:
new Hinds – San Diego
Madrid's Hinds unveil another jam from their forthcoming debut LP Leave Me Alone, due early next year. The band had this to say about the rollicking, kind of paranoid "San Diego": "we all have bad days. we mean bad nights. one day a friend told us 'I don't w…
HINDS announce debut LP Leave Me Alone, hear opening track “Garden”

After quickly becoming one of our favorite new bands over the last year or so — via a string of undeniably infectious singles and their insanely fun live shows -- Madrid's HINDS have finally announced their debut -full-length Leave Me Alone, out in January 2016 on Mom + Pop / Lucky Number. The group…
video premiere: DEERS – Trippy Gum



Featuring two of the most refreshing jams we've heard all year, the demo recording from Madrid's DEERS captures an uncanny, very natural looseness and chemistry that seems difficult for any band to achieve these days. The video for the group's garage-pop throwback / low-key summer jam "Bamboo&q…
premiere: Friends – The Way

Here's something a bit unexpected: a sultry, slow-burning power ballad from Brooklyn's Samantha Urbani and the new + apparently sleeker version of her band Friends, with an unspecified assist coming from the multi-talented Dev Hynes. The Way single is out soon on Lucky Number Music:
video premiere: Friends – “I’m His Girl”
Directed by Samantha Urbani of Friends + Aurora Halal (whose work has been featured a lot around here lately). Friends' irresistibly catchy I'm His Girl single -- which, incidentally, vaguely recalls one of the best Cat Power songs, albeit with a considerably dirtier bassline -- is out digitally and…