Berlin-era Bowie looms large over LCD Soundsystem's spectacular American Dream

FACT reviews are back! Stay tuned every weekend for our writers’ takes on recent releases deserving dissection, and head to our all-new reviews section to keep track. LCD Soundsystem’s comeback album American Dream is packed with the anxiety trying to bring back the past and the ghosts that still haunt — and it’s great. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib digs deep into their re-emergence one indie […]

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What Does An Artist Manager Do and How To Get One

On Sunday, June 4th Andrew Leib ( Red Light Management) and I are hosting a day-long workshop called What Does a Manager Do and How To Get One. Grab Tickets here. I will be interviewing 6 top-level managers, one on one, to discuss what they do on a daily basis, what they look for in […]

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Watch LCD Soundsystem perform 'Call the Police' and 'American Dream' on Saturday Night Live

From the band’s upcoming reunion album. LCD Soundsystem were the musical guest on last night’s episode Saturday Night Live. They performed ‘Call the Police’ and ‘American Dream’, two new tracks from their upcoming reunion album that they band debuted on BBC Radio and Beats 1 last week. According to LCD frontman James Murphy, while there […]

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R&B newcomer Jamila Woods signs to Jagjaguwar, releases playful new video for 'Holy'

The video represents “self-care as a sacred act.” Jamila Woods has signed to respected US imprint Jagjaguwar – known primarily for championing indie rock like Angel Olsen and Bon Iver – for the proper release her debut album HEAVN, one our favorite records  2016. The album, which was originally released for free on SoundCloud, assembles a troupe […]

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New Pornographers Plot Canadian Fall Tour

Fresh f the release their new album Whiteout Conditions, the New Pornographers are set to revisit their Western Canadian roots on an upcoming fall tour. The long-running indie rockers will play at Orillia, ON’s Mariposa Folk Festival this summer and Montreal, before hitting the road for a string headlining shows across the western half Canada come […]

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Singles Club: Mount Kimbie link up with James Blake while Ikonika impresses again

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, Mount Kimbie enlist James Blake for our first glimpse at the Warp duo’s long-gestating new album, Actress gives us another taste his upcoming AZD and One Direction’s Harry Styles leaves his boy […]

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Spoon ‘Hot Thoughts’ (video)

Spoon will be embarking on a hefty round world tour dates later this month, but ahead the latest shows, the Austin indie rock vets have unveiled a video for the title track f this year’s Hot Thoughts LP.   The new clip was directed by Matt Muir, and it pairs live performance the band mashed together […]

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The Chemical Brothers' Dig Your Own Hole is still a rollercoaster of block rockin' beats

The Chemical Brothers’ sophomore album Dig Your Own Hole took their festival-friendly electronic sound across the globe and converted confirmed rockers to the dance music cause almost by accident. 20 years later, Ryan Diduck remembers what set the unassuming duo apart from their helmet-wearing, vividly-dressed peers. Released on April 7, 1997, Dig Your Own Hole marks […]

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Five Things You Should Know About Future Islands’ ‘The Far Field’

Three years ago, Baltimore trio Future Islands scored a major breakthrough with Singles, their fourth album and first for new label 4AD. After slogging it out on the indie rock circuit for eight years, it was a performance the album’s powerhouse single “Seasons (Waiting On You)” on Late Night With David Letterman that proved to […]

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An Essential Guide to Mount Eerie, the Microphones and the World of Phil Elverum

The earliest releases by Phil Elverum (who, at the time, was still spelling his last name as “Elvrum”) firmly embraced the era lo-fi recording and bedroom four-track exploration that spawned indie favourites like Lou Barlow, Smog and his much beloved Eric’s Trip. His first experiments had the hint trial and error baked in; Microphone Mix […]

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