Avid Walker

Avid Walker

“Conversations” Chilled-out electronic duo Mesa Luna have launched their very own collective called nbd label, and it’s through this new venture that they have released the new single from fellow Vancouver twosome Avid Walker. The song is called “Conversations,” and Exclaim! has the premiere. An announcement explains that Avid Walker consists of Brendan Bleker and Jared Langerud. Their background is […]

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

“No Sleeep” (lyric video) Janet Jackson is officially back. Having rolled out the new single “No Sleeep” and having booked a North American tour, the veteran pop singer has now given the new single a lyric video. The visuals highlight how this mellow, grooving soul tune was recorded. The lyrics are displayed in the form of close-up shots of lyric […]

Daphni

Daphni

“Vikram” Last month, Caribou’s Dan Snaith revisited his Daphni alter ego to deliver “Usha,” a mash-up of Usha Uthup’s “Main Gul Badan” and Alex Israel’s “Colugo.” Today, he’s returned with another new Daphni single. “Vikram” is a fairly simple production, pairing subtle drums and gentle instrumentation with an eastern vocal sample. The result is, once again, another fascinating work from the seemingly unstoppable […]

JEFF the Brotherhood & Colleen Green

JEFF the Brotherhood & Colleen Green

“A Dog” / “Hellraiser” (split 7-inch stream) Brooklyn-based label Famous Class continues to churn out awesome pairings as part of their ongoing LAMC singles series, which raises funds for the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund. This time around, they’ve delivered a split 7-inch between Nashville fuzz-rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood and L.A. indie popster Colleen Green.   JEFF the Brotherhood’s contribution […]

Heyrocco

Heyrocco

‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’ (album stream) Charleston, SC-based trio Heyrocco are about to unleash their debut album Teenage Movie Soundtrack, but before it hits shelves later this week, Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to the whole thing.   The young three-piece is composed of childhood pals Nathan Merli, Christopher Cool and Tanner Cooper, who take their musical cues from […]

Machine Head Announce More ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ Tour Dates

Machine Head Announce More ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ Tour Dates

Oakland metal juggernauts Machine Head have announced they’re spit-shining their catalogue for another tour behind last year’s Bloodstone & Diamonds. The North American trek takes off in the fall. The upcoming trip follows the template Machine Head used earlier this year with their “An Evening With…” tour, which found the band digging deep for extra-long sets. As with those shows, […]

Edmonton Mayor Hints at Cease and Desist Over Nine Inch Nails Parody Shirt

Edmonton Mayor Hints at Cease and Desist Over Nine Inch Nails Parody Shirt

Last month, some Alberta politicians had Nine Inch Nails fans weeping for the state of humanity even more than usual when they parodied the band’s iconic logo. To commemorate a meet-up between the NDP’s Rachel Notley, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, they made Notley/Iveson/Nenshi shirts with the band’s iconic logo. Now, Iveson has hinted that they were […]