Early this year, the New York indie-pop duo TOLEDO released an expanded edition of 2022’s How It Ends. Now they seem ready to move into a new era. “Jesus Bathroom,” the band’s new single out today, is accompanied by a note that “it’s been a while.” It’s a synth-forward rock track that chugs along dreamily, like an aughts blog-rock version of the 1975. Listen below.
We didn’t get a lot of new breakout rap stars this year, but one person who did make a big jump to a national audience was Sexyy Red. This past summer, Sexyy Red’s freaky but blasé anthems like “Pound Town” and SkeeYee” went from meme-bait to straight-up crossover hit status, and Sexyy put in a […]
Love Actually, the cornball ensemble comedy about a bunch of British people falling into and out of love with one another, is now 20 years old. It endures as meme fodder, if nothing else. As it turns out, the British pop balladeers Keane, who were unsigned at the time, wrote a song called “Love Actually” […]
Claire Rousay has shared a few songs this year, including “i no longer have that glowing thing inside of me,” “Sigh In My Ear,” and “Deceiver,” the latter two with Helena Deland. For Bandcamp Friday, the Los Angeles ambient artist is sharing “meg.” “meg” is different than Rousay’s usual moody material; on Bandcamp, she explains […]