B-Sides: Regina Spektor, "What We Saw From the Cheap Seats"

Listening to What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, the sixth studio album from real-life Manic Pixie Dream Girl Regina Spektor, is a pretty philosophical experience.... Read more »

B-Sides: White Lung's White-Hot "Sorry"

Sometime between White Lung's first record, It's the Evil, and their second, Sorry, the band blew up. Maybe it's because of the rock... Read more »

B-Sides: JD Samson (and a rundown of how she made my teen years more bearable)

JD Samson is certainly no stranger to Bitch; a significant voice in the Riot Grrrl movement, and a more than prominent queer and feminist icon, it only makes sense to let you know what she's up to this summer. Last week, while attempting to figure out... Read more »

B-Sides: Kat Edmonson

Kat Edmonson makes warm, hand-holding love songs that hearken back to smoky 1940s lounges or swinging 1960s girl groups, with simple lyrics and arrangements that keep her message accessible and sweet.... Read more »

B-Sides: First Aid Kit, Folk-Music Sister Act

First Aid Kit rose to fame after the sisters sent a demo of their song "Tangerine" to a local radio station in Sweden and were promptly signed by Rabid Records. The band's 2008 cover of Fleet Foxes' "... Read more »

B-Sides: Naomi Hooley and the Wilderness Inside

I discovered Naomi Hooley's warm, powerful music a few months ago, when a friend pointed me first to her song "Tornado" and then the album that spawned it, the gorgeous It was a Great October. Her sound is earthy and... Read more »

B-Sides: New Music From Angel Haze, Beach House, and Erykah Badu

Time to kick Tuesday into high gear with five spankin' new songs you need to get to know better. Starting things off, here's Brooklyn teen band the Skins...Click through for more! Read more »

B-Sides: Q&A with Ana

Last month I wrote a review of Anaïs Mitchell's latest (fabulous) album, Young Man... Read more »

B-Sides: Colleen Green

Tip: Find a friend with a convertible, or a friend with one of those bikes with a fat sound system on it, and get Colleen Green's recently re-released Milo Goes to Compton. Wait for a sunny day, combine said friend's form of open-air transportation with the album, and cruise around town,... Read more »

B-Sides: Iyadede

Iyadede starts off her album, The Demo, saying, "If you have this record in your hand most likely you are an eclectic individual and I salute you for that." The word eclectic could not be more appropriate for Iyadede; she has lived all over the world and uses these experiences as fuel for... Read more »