INDIE: Hot New Indie Group Streaming New Album
Nautically themed indie outfit Tennis, a band whose excellent first album was mostly about a very long sailing trip, is now streaming their second album, Young & Old. Patrick Carney of The Black Keys produced the album, so it might be a little rougher around the edges than their debut. But it also might be dreamy. [Prefix]
INDIE: Lo-fi Darling Also Streaming New Album
Brooklyn lo-fi megastar Frankie Rose, a founding member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls, is streaming her second album Interstellar. The album, recalling synthy, dark, early 1980s pop, is the follow-up to her well-received self-titled debut. [Spin]
COUNTRY: #1 Country Star Says Scalpers 'Piss Me Off'
North Carolina's Eric Church, whose latest album Chief hit No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart, is striking out on tour as a headliner for the first time and getting mad at scalpers, who seem to be buying premium discounted seats and then reselling them at a profit. The troubadour sounds genuinely angry as he discusses how keeping ticket prices low allows scalpers to take advantage of his good will. [The Boot]
METAL: Death Metal Crew Announces Nationwide Tour
Start preparing your animal sacrifices now: Buffalo, NY, five-piece Cannibal Corpse—who Bob Dole once accused of "undermining the national character of the United States"—is heading out on a nationwide tour! Bassist Alex Webster, trying to whip up enthusiasm about the tour, said, "Prepare for an evening of relentless aural punishment!" We will! Bob Dole won't. [The Gauntlet]