Girls Names make alien pop on new LP (listen to “The Impaled Mystique”)
Bill’s Indie Basement (5/4): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more
It's an overstuffed Basement this week, with new records from UK eccentric Julian Cope, Ireland's Girls Names, German house producer DJ Koze, the return of Taken By Trees (aka Victoria Bergsman of The Concretes), '80s alt vets Shriekback, Montreal's gothy Freak Heat Waves, and snarky Minneapolis duo BNLX.
BV-SXSW Saturday @ Cheer Up Charlies in pics: Protomartyr, Into It Over It, Julien Baker, Margo Price, Le1f & more
First Thursday, then Friday, and finally the third of three BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Austin venue Cheer Up Charlies happened on Saturday (3/19). Here's a recap and a set of pictures.
Girls Names playing SXSW (including BV day party) and Brooklyn show
Belfast, Ireland post-punks are gearing up for their first U.S. shows in three years.
BrooklynVegan SXSW Sat Day Show lineup (Protomartyr, Into It Over It, Le1f, Julien Baker, Mothers, Margo Price & more)
Our free SXSW day party on March 19 at Cheer Up Charlies includes Protomartyr, Into It. Over It., Julien Baker, Mothers, Margo Price, Car Seat Headrest, Fear of Men & many more.
Our Favorite Albums of 2015
& Amanda Hatfield Every year is a good year for new music, but 2015 felt like the best one in a while. It was an especially great year for major label rap, after 2014 was an especially slow one, but it was good for plenty more than that too: folk, post-punk, indie pop, noise, art pop, punk, etc...
listen to Ep 2 of BrooklynVegan’s “Spotify In Residence” show
The second episode of BrooklynVegan's "In Residence" show on Spotify is now live. It's part two of our 2015 wrap-up where BV editors Bill Pearis, Andrew Sacher and site founder Dave play more of their favorite songs of the year, and discuss such topics as favorite live bands, overused words in band names, comebacks, and what we're looking forward to in 2016...
Girls Names share “Reticence” video, touring in 2016 including SXSW (dates)
Ireland's Girls Names have made a video for "Reticence," the opening track on their fantastic album from this year, Arms Around a Vision...
stream Girls Names’ new album, ‘Arms Around a Vision’
Girls Names' new album, Arms Around a Vision, is out today (10/2) via Tough Love. The record is a big leap for the Irish band who are still drawing from post-punk influences but really make it their own here...