"…if you broke down every single Parquet Courts song, picked out the good bits, and threw away the rest. It’s music that is too melodic for punk conventions, and walks the line of hardcore with shouted vocals … Warning: you won’t want this song to end, ever."

Read more at Noisey. 

Out 4/14/15 on Alyssa’s label, Arrowhawk


Bright, warm and melodic, it’s built from a swaying melody, infectious harmonies, loose California-style guitar riffs, and softly crooned lyrics that are both clever and easy to relate to, “It’s a pain to stretch yourself out after being through the wash / but being run through often makes the fibers soft.””

Read on at Turntable Kitchen!


"Prass takes us through her obvious influences in ’70s soul, old Nashville country, and R&B, but, on occasion, she also sends the listener tumbling through a dream portal, where life feels and sounds like a Disney princess movie."

Check out the full interview at Grantland!


Opening with Strokes-y fuzzy guitar, “Again” quickly escalates with an outpouring of happy-go-lucky handclaps and jubilant tambourine jingles. Consider our faith renewed.”

Listen now on Spin! 


In keeping with their legacy as one of the nations few free, all ages, and all-volunteer music festivals, the PDX Pop Now! festival returns July 24-26 with 45 genres-spanning sets from Portland musicians. Set amid the Southeast industrial district at AudioCinema, the festival will feature two stages, food carts, a street fair, and Portland’s renowned band basketball tournament Rigsketball.”

Read more about the festival on their website! 



Imagine the extreme brevity of Descendents' ’80s pop-punk smartened up by an infatuation with K Records twee and you’ve pretty much got it.”

Head on over to Pitchfork to keep reading!


What’s so great about The Growlers’ live performance is how raw and distinctive Brooks’ vocals sound live, and their shared kookiness on stage. They gyrate and writher around, but in a sort of slow-motioned, unenergised way. Like if a really stoned koala got electrocuted. They just sort of bop from side to side while their garage surf rock riffs jolt everyone else into grease lightning style dance moves. 

Read on at Monster Children! 


Jalbert and Wilson play all the instruments themselves with the recording taking place in Wilson’s parent’s basement after Wilson was inspired by psychedelic rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The results is some magical, sparkling rock pop that sounds of another time, yet fresh and new.”

Listen now on My Old Kentucky Blog! 


Hear the new Natalie Prass album, along with visuals from Tiona McClodden, at Pitchfork Advance