Guided by Voices (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends PR)
Pandemic be damned, Guided By Voices have recorded their third album of 2020. This tremendous pace has kept the band in the news constantly this year, including five features in Rolling Stone, this time announcing their upcoming album Styles We Paid For, due out Dec. 11. They also have shared the first single, “Mr. Child.”
The Cribs (Photo courtesy [PIAS])
The Cribs recently shared new track “Never Thought I’d Feel Again,” and its accompanying video, taken from their forthcoming eighth album, Night Network, scheduled for release via Sonic Blew/[PIAS] on Friday, Nov. 13.
Volbeat (Photo courtesy Q Prime)
Today, Volbeat confirm the release of Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live in Deutschland, available digitally worldwide on Nov. 27 via Republic Records. The new 27-song set features songs recorded during the sold-out German leg of last year’s Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour, along with two additional tracks recorded earlier on the tour.
Grace Potter (Photo by Pamela Neal)
Last year, Grace Potter released her latest studio album, Daylight, and she toured the country earlier this year with a stop at The Anthem in DC. Soon after, COVID-19 shut the country down, and live touring stopped.
But Grace is among a number of pioneers bringing live performances back with drive-in shows where audiences experience a big concert from their car. Catch Grace Potter in Showtime at the Drive in locally at the Frederick Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in a show presented by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage.
SHAED (Photo by Jared Zagha)
As SHAED nears 2 billion streams worldwide, the multi-platinum DC trio has released their anthemic new single “No Other Way” today via Photo Finish Records.
Andy Shauf (Photo by Colin Medley)
Andy Shauf released The Neon Skyline earlier this year via ANTI_, and he next performs in a livestream to benefit Encampment Support Network Toronto via Noon Chorus on Sunday, Oct. 18.
The Weather Station (Photo by Daniel Doors)
The Weather Station — project of Tamara Lindeman — marks her bold return with a new single/video, “Robber,” and an accompanying self-directed video. It’s her first release on her new label, Fat Possum, and her first new music since her acclaimed 2017 self-titled album, “that sounds as fleshed-out and powerful as the world it contains” (Pitchfork).
Bishop Briggs performs on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Oct. 7, 2020. (Photo courtesy Island Records)
Bishop Briggs returns to the stage, virtually, with The Champion Tour Livestream on Saturday, Oct. 17, via Veeps.
Kristeen Young (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends PR)
Art-rock provocateur Kristeen Young recently released “American Landfill,” a reimagining of a song she recorded with David Bowie.
Electric Grandmother (Photo courtesy the band)
“Sitcom-core” DC duo Electric Grandmother recently debuted a video for new song “Space Phone” from the band’s latest album, Relaunch. The music video for “Space Phone” consists of stop-motion animation created entirely by the band’s Mary Alice Hamnett.