Category Archives: Streaming

Stream Hinds’ ‘Leave Me Alone’ before you buy it

Garage-rock band Hinds, hailing from Madrid, today released one of the most hotly anticipated albums (so far) of 2016 — Leave Me Alone.

It’s streaming now on NPR, for your listening pleasure. FYI: NPR points out that hind is another word for a female red deer.

Their sound is a bit like ’60s harmony Britpop or laid-back surf-pop, which then turns right around and slaps you with some harsh punk reality.

In their press release, the band explained how they expected a perhaps sunnier album and were rather taken aback when that’s not what came out.

“Feelings are more balanced, like in life. So suddenly we had a more sober – or even sad – album than we expected. Please don’t think we’ve turned into depressive people or something, we’ve always been humans, it’s just we’re now showing it to you.”

Hinds are on the lo-fi side but with amped-up passion, authenticity and sheer confidence. Leave Me Alone, their full-length debut, contains demos and a cover of The Headcoats’ “Davey Crockett” for Record Store Day. Hinds have already released the singles “Garden” and “San Diego.”


Hinds is on Mom + Pop/ Lucky Number. Read more details at NPR.

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Smiths, Morrissey fan site user streams rarities

Soundcloud user Peter Skinny has uploaded several rare demos and alternate versions of Smiths songs, among them “The Boy Racer,” “Southpaw,” “Never Had No One Ever” and “Bengali In Platforms.” Skinny happens to be a forum member for fan site Morrissey-Solo. According to a story at Consequence of Sound, the demos are from The Smiths’ album The Queen Is Dead.

Check them out below:

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Royal Headache’s album “High” streaming at NPR Music

Royal Headache‘s new album “High,” is streaming now on NPR Music’s First Listen.

The Sydney band’s operating on a first-name basis with the public – vocalist Shogun, drummer Shortty, guitarist Law and bassist Joe. With the album at only 29 minutes (still longer than their 2011 debut), there’s only so much time to get to know them, but they’ve used that brief period of time wisely.

Their song “Another World” is a barn burner of a punk/mod revival song, and the title track is a plaintive and honest love ballad. The band also ekes in elements of soul that find a home within their punk/DIY sentimentality.

Creating these “slow” love odes that are penned to take off at a dizzying pace just accelerates the emotional roller-coaster you might find yourself on when you hear the album. The members of Royal Headache certainly sound like they’re having a good time on “High,” and we’re all welcome to listen in.

Royal Headache’s “High” is out Aug. 21 on What’s Your Rupture? and on their Distant and Vague label in Australia. The band will be touring with Total Control and Sheer Mag.


Mon. Aug. 10 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

Tue. Aug. 11 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Thu. Aug. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *

Fri. Aug. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl

Sat. Aug. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Berserktown Festival

Mon. Aug. 17 – Austin, TX @ Red 7

Wed. Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #

Thu. Aug. 20 – Detroit, MI @ UFO #

Fri. Aug. 21 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar

Sat. Aug. 22 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola

Mon. Aug. 24 – Boston, MA @ The Great Scott #

Tue. Aug. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade #

Thu. Aug. 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space #

Fri. Aug. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA #

Sat. Aug. 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades #


* w/ Total Control

# w/ Sheer Mag

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Bonnaroo livestream now under way at Red Bull TV


These days, you don’t even need to leave your house to see a festival. Leave the spilled beer, insipid port-a-potties and bad views to the other guys.

Bonnaroo 2015 livestream, the annual festival at The Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, is now happening at Red Bull TV. Bonnaroo 2015 will stream from June 11-14 and will span three channels

Among the highlights: Billy Joel, Courtney Barnett, Royal Blood, Run the Jewels, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Morning Jacket, ODESZA, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco and many many more.

Visit to set a reminder for the live broadcast.

According to a press release:

The Bonnaroo 2015 festival is exclusively broadcasting on Red Bull TV which can be accessed at, and via the Red Bull TV app on Android, iOS and Windows phone, through Apple TV, and Samsung TV’s Red Bull channels, and as a free downloadable app on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Nexus Player, Roku Players, Roku TV models, and Xbox 360. The Red Bull TV stream will also be carried on the festival’s website,

Here’s the list of Bonnaroo artists you can watch on the livestream:

Thursday, June 11 – starts at 7pm CT

Benjamin Booker, Courtney Barnett, DMA’S, Dopapod, Glass Animals, Temples, The Growlers, Unlocking the Truth

Friday, June 12 – starts at 5 p.m. CT

Against Me!, Alabama Shakes, Atmosphere, Ben Folds & yMusic, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Between the Buried and Me, Dawes, Earth Wind & Fire, Guster, Mac DeMarco, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Moon Taxi, Royal Blood, Run the Jewels, SOJA, Sylvan Esso, Tears for Fears, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Saturday, June 13 – starts at 5 p.m. CT

Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?, Bahamas, Belle & Sebastian, Bleachers, Gary Clark Jr., Gramatik, Jamie xx, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, ODESZA, Rhiannon Giddens, SZA, The War on Drugs, Trampled by Turtles, Tycho

Sunday, June 14 – starts at 5 p.m. CT

AWOLNATION , Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Billy Joel, Brandi Carlile, D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Jerry Douglas & Earls of Leicester, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Punch Brothers, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Spoon, The Bluegrass Situation SuperJam feat. Ed Helms, Twenty One Pilots

Below is the livestream schedule:

bonnaroo 2015-tv sched

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