• Le Butcherettes Takeover!

      Teresa Suárez, better known as Teri Gender Bender and front-woman of Le Butcherettes, spent her former years growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she witnessed the violent and misogynistic treatment of women first-hand. The balancing act of chaos and corruption tied together with the peacefully religious in her community allowed her to always consider both sides of the coin and gain perspective. As an adolescent, she found solace and escape in punk and hardcore music. Her music idols ranged from Henry Rollins/Black Flag to Shirley Manson, and in 2007 she formed her musical project, Le Butcherettes. Teri Gender Bender’s live performance is unlike any other; with her intense and…

  • Music Video Premiere: River Jones’ “Radio Waves”

      Austin, Texas’ very own River Jones has a knack of pleasantly surprising us every now and then with his incredibly unique and personal solo project after periods of pensively working hard at his craft. Contrary to his previous work we’ve featured, Jones’ music video for “Radio Waves” is a more spirited and optimistic track, perfectly suited for imminent spring days. Directed by River Jones and Sarah Mullinnix, “Radio Waves” uses overlapping images and kaleidoscopic color schemes, capturing a dream-like state of dizzying forms and bold lyrics popping in front of your eyes. Jones gravitates towards the past, referring back to prior memories of love and describing the object of…

  • Free Free Dom Dom’s “FFDD”

    Based in Berlin, Germany, Free Free Dom Dom is a duo project that emerged in October 2015 under the monikers of Little Voice (vocals/composition) and Philippe Duval (vocals/production). With their unique band name stemming from Japanese inflections, Free Free Dom Dom strive to follow their own musical path and radiate an open-minded attitude.   While filming their first music video for “FFDD”, they worked with London-based director and photographer Ophelie Rondeau, embracing a rock ‘n’ roll spirit to their shoot. Using a Super 8mm camera and with only three 8mm rolls at their disposal for a total of nine minutes of film, each moment was critical. Rondeau encouraged them to…

  • The Besnard Lakes Are A Mystical World of Their Own: An Interview with Olga Goreas

      What began as the band’s namesake and getaway for inspiration, The Besnard Lakes’ yearly retreat to their cabin at Besnard Lake in rural Saskatchewan was nearly compromised after a ring of fire surrounded it for several days last year. Perhaps the realization of the ephemerality of things near and dear to the band helped to further enhance their expanded soundscapes and soaring psychedelia in their fifth album, A Coliseum Complex Museum, to be released tomorrow on JagJaguwar. I was more than happy to have the opportunity to interview bassist and vocalist Olga Goreas about the band’s upcoming album, the supernatural influences surrounding their music and visuals, and where the…

  • River Jones’ “Black Pearls” Music Video Debut and Live Screening at Cheer Up Charlies

      River Jones has done it again – formerly known as Alta Violet, River Jones’ solo and self-titled project succeeds in encapsulating nostalgic haunting melodies combined with a fresh and individual perspective. Jones’ music video for “Black Pearls” depicts the world of a girl once loved and now gone astray, spiraling into the depths of her own supernatural and mystical domain. Flickering and distorted images are a recurrent motif in Jones’ videos, highlighting a reminiscent and romantic quality to his music. In “Black Pearls”, Jones’ addition of the occult united with purposeful camera angles and the juxtaposition of light and darkness magnifies an ominous tone. Despite once having loved and lost,…

  • Cautiontape Takeover!

      Austin, Texas’ Cautiontape is comprised of vocalist and songwriter Britani Woods (previously of Petals), Jason Garcia on keyboards and vocals (Household Names), drummer Asher Alexander and bassist Matt Bell-Roberts. Their sound can best be described as upbeat pop licks and danceable electronica to make for one bright and vivacious band. Reminiscent of musical acts like Metric and a throwback to bands such as The Cardigans and The Cars, Cautiontape boasts an infectious sound with ultra striking pop melodies. When it comes to making decisions on the direction of their music, Brit says, “[w]e always know when we’ve done a good take of something because Asher yells “YEAH!!!!” from the…

  • Three Bones Takeover!

      Based out of Austin, TX, Three Bones can best be described as having “the principal of swampy grit and phenomenal songwriting, Victoria [de Benedicty]’s voice will make you strong, it will heal your wounds. The immeasurable feel of this group will have you kneeling at their church of soul.” A Finalist Winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2015, Three Bones has garnered much attention within Austin’s local music scene and beyond. The band has also been welcomed to join CMJ in New York in October and has plenty more in store for their audience in the near future. If you’re in Austin tonight be sure to check…

  • Calling Out – EZTV

      Here we have the number one album of summer. Not THE summer… just summer. If a single season can have a soundtrack, this is it.   Color me impressed as hell with this debut by Brooklyn trio EZTV. Who do I hear behind this band? I find Dire Straits in their riffs. Seriously, these are some fantastic and yet subtle enough works from the lead guitar. In their laid-back, beachy attitude, I hear Cayucas (these two are cousins at best though). I hear the Shins, in that EZTV is able to satisfy that Shins-esque tiptoe between easy-going and upbeat. But most of all, I hear the Kinks. EZTV captures…

  • Album Sneak Peak: Fuzz’s II

      Fuzz, consisting of powerhouse trio Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals), has announced their upcoming double album release for II, due on October 23rd via In the Red. Infusing sludge, metal, and garage-punk, Fuzz seeks to combine forces of varying genres to assimilate something both powerfully controlled as well as brutally destructive. They’ve shared two singles off their upcoming album for “Rat Race” and “Pollinate”, and you can receive instant gratification downloads for these two tracks when pre-ordering their album at iTunes.   [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou-72_Ya5Ec&feature=youtu.be[/embedyt] “Rat Race”   [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDHXR2B9rEM&feature=youtu.be[/embedyt] “Pollinate”   Fuzz will also be touring North America and Europe this fall. Check…

  • Broken Guru’s Bent Up Halo is Garage Psychedelia Meets Punk Attitude

      Broken Guru’s sound can best be described as raw garage rock meets psychedelia with a wholehearted punk attitude in the mix. Life-long friends from New York, Rich Guerzon, Chrisy Fiero and Ray Fiero spurred the birth of Broken Guru back in the spring of 2013 and what resulted was a coherent honest mess of alternative tunes and their recently released album for Bent Up Halo. Drawing influences from bands like Jane’s Addiction, The Sonics, and early The Rolling Stones, Broken Guru’s impeccably meshes sounds from early 60’s garage/psychedelia with a vibrant here and now vibe of punk rock charisma. Their introductory track, “Plight of Imemine”, is chock full of…

  • Unbound in the Middle: An Interview with Alta Violet’s River Jones

      River Jones’ released his self-titled EP for his highly anticipated new indie-rock project, Alta Violet, in late March of this year. Reminiscent of Elliott Smith and The Beatles, Jones’ style is immaculate and well crafted, seeing as he has already carved out a name for himself in the bustling Austin music scene. Always having been a prolific writer since his adolescent years, Jones’ states that “if I stopped writing yesterday, I would never need to write a new song again and I would have a careers worth of catalog songs”. Not only does Jones sing and play the drums, bass, guitars and keys on his album, he also recorded…

  • Ransom Scenery’s Album ear to ear Takes Experimental to New Heights

      Based out of Springfield, Illinois, Ransom Scenery’s avant-garde and experimental album, ear to ear, is truly an album they can proudly call their own. The band’s flawless ability to create such a diverse dimension of sound and texture rings exceedingly well on their first EP, released in February of this year. Duo Drew Lowery and Chaepter Negro’s craft for rich and elaborate sounds is reminiscent in the realm of Deerhunter and alt-J, yet stands alone as a creative artifact down their own individualized musical path. Ransom Scenery delves into a solid start with their single for “Slowly Spinning”, a dizzying and otherworldly track with heavy shoegaze influences. As their…

  • Greenbeard Takeover!

      Described as “desert rock from the sun stricken soil of Austin, TX”, Greenbeard bring out the heavy rock ‘n’ roll grooves with a psychedelic twist. Chance Parker, Marc Maddox, Buddy Hachar and Ethan Thayer have seen an incredible amount of achievement since the formation of their band Greenbeard, and rightly so. With their success of their self-titled album last November, their current eight date tour from Texas to the Pacific Northwest, and with Denver’s The Underground Music Showcase in store for them on July 25th, you’ll surely be hearing more from Greenbeard in the near future, if you haven’t already. Make sure to catch them live on June 5th…

  • Prinzhorn Dance School’s “Reign” Review

      In Cambridge, Massachusetts there exists a club called TT the Bear’s Place. On Saturday nights this strange little hole in the wall is home to literally the best thing ever: new wave dance music, primarily from the 80’s. I spent some of my best Boston nights raving to remixes of Iggy Pop, the Cure, and Depeche Mode with some of the strangest partygoers the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts had to offer. Why, you may be asking, is this in any way related to Prinzhorn Dance School’s new single “Reign”? Well, it’s because “Reign” would fit seamlessly within one of the famed “retro” playlists at good ol’ TT the Bear’s.…

  • Grown Up Avenger Stuff’s “Pins” Music Video Review: A Hero In Their Own Right

      Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Grown Up Avenger Stuff fits like a musical superhero reminiscent of 90’s indie-rock. Brothers Tyler, Hunter, and John Thomsen and vocalist Deirdre Kroener formed in 2009 and have since played countless shows and music festivals across the United States, including Bele Chere, SXSW, and Festival in the Park. Not only gaining popularity in such an impressive amount of time and headlining renowned music festivals, this savvy and energetic pop-powerhouse also won Creative Loafing magazine’s Best Female Vocalist in 2010 and were chosen second of over 10,000 bands for the Wordkrapht band competition. Surrounded by a superb blend of neon lights and cloudy haze,…

  • Album Review: Lady Lamb’s “After”

      For Lady Lamb (real name, Aly Spaltro), her sophomore album After is about growing up, seeing the positives, and moving forward. When Spaltro released her debut album Ripely Pine, she was going by the name Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and writing about pain and young sadness.  She may still write about pain but she’s reached a place of acceptance and found a much more controlled and powerful sound. Spaltro’s voice is reminiscent to me of Janis Joplin’s emotion and force. She strains her voice with such passion and beauty and sings like she has a lifetime full of stories and experiences but she’s only 25. There’s a distinct difference…

  • Single Review: Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren’s “Fiend”

      In general, I don’t care for electronic music. But every now and then I’m enticed by the dramatic drops, distorted vocals, and hauntingly catchy beats that define some of today’s better electro-pop. Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren’s freaky-awesome “Fiend” is one such example – and I can’t get it out of my head. “Fiend” is the first single from new music and art outlet Foreign Family Collective, which is spearheaded by electronic duo ODESZA (you may have heard of them, seeing as they’re the darlings of this year’s festival season). It’s an unusual collaboration between two artists who have both worked with ODESZA but have strikingly different sounds. Monsoonsiren’s take…

  • Slooom: An Audio and Visual Experience

      Lauren Bruno, the creative director of $3 Shows and singer-songwriter for Les RAV, has set on new adventures into the world of electronic music and artistic video composition with her project, Slooom. Working with director Ryan Orenstein, music producer Delwin Campbell, and a cast and crew of over forty people, Slooom can’t wait to share with you their audio and visual experience. Set to be released as a three part series, check out their 15 second teaser trailer for part one of their series, “Honey”:     You can also follow their updates for their upcoming May 1st, 2015 release of “Honey” through their Facebook event.    

  • No You Can’t Have This Track: Grimes – REALiTi

      In case you haven’t heard yet, Grimes’ most recent album was scrapped. Yes, the one with ‘Go’ on it. When asked why, Grimes told that the album just felt “depressing”, though I think it may have had more to do with bad reaction to the single ‘Go’ featuring Blood Diamonds. While not a bad song, ‘Go’ seemed to give off the feeling that any relevant electronic artist could have created the track. It had the Grimes feel, but not enough of it. Even though she scrapped it, we’ve been fortunate to hear more from the ‘lost’ album. ‘REALiTi’ does that which ‘Go’ did not. It has a classic Grimes…

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Multi-Love”

      Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s new album, Multi-Love, set to be released on May 26th, has already garnered much positive attention. Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson concocts a new spin on love – what happens with three individuals join together and the complications that inevitably ensue. Nielson aims to create a sound he can call his very own, experimenting with added dimensions and synths. “It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator…. it’s more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren’t quite like anyone else’s.…

  • The Daddyo’s “Mr. Cool Guy” Music Video Premiere

        The Daddyo’s united with us last week for their social media takeover on ANON Magazine, providing you with intimate and immediate updates on the making of their music video for their new single, “Mr. Cool Guy”. Getting a behind-the-scenes sneak peak and watching their visual and musical creativity come to fruition was an absolute delight. The Daddyo’s have a playful and honest vibe to them, and their music video reflects exactly that – the two bandmates, Kylie S. and Kylie H., play the role of wide-eyed and radiant girls, with an innocence reminiscent of carefree days spent with your best friend and desiring nothing more but each and…

  • Meet The Daddyo’s

    We just want to be best buds with the trio from The Daddyo’s, especially after they sent us this super cool ‘getting-to-know-them’ profile! Find out what TV show they’re digging, and what Friends‘ character they’re most like. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@anonmagazine) for all the updates with The Daddyo’s music video shoot for ‘Mr. Cool Guy’ today!        

  • The Daddyo’s Site Takeover!

    The Daddyo’s, described as shoegaze-y grunge stoner pop based out of Tulsa, OK, are taking over ANON Magazine today! They’ll be updating our social media with adventures from their photoshoot for ‘Mr. Cool Guy’, so make sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fun!   Haven’t heard of The Daddyo’s yet? Here are a few music videos to get your weekend started!                 You can also follow The Daddyo’s on their Facebook, Bandcamp, Tumblr, and Instagram pages. Stay tuned today for more updates!  

  • Flying Lotus x MF DOOM’s “Masquatch”

      Two men known for their awesome collaborations have just collaborated.  Flying Lotus, who just recently came out with what I would call his magnum opus album, You’re Dead!, and MF DOOM, who just did a bomb collab with Bishop Nehru entitled NehruvianDOOM, have come together to put the damn cherry on top with a quick little treat created for the updated Grand Theft Audo V soundtrack, “Masquatch”. This track is as dark and dank as a DOOM track and as ethereal and mysterious as a FlyLo track.  Get your popcorn ready. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDJShdujfa8

  • Ariel Pink’s pom pom

        Ariel Pink returns with his signature unconventional, psychedelic, muted-pop sound in his latest album. pom pom is overflowing with 17 tracks and lasts for 68 minutes, by far Ariel Pink’s most ambitious album yet. One could say this is his masterpiece, his coup de grâce. What sets pom pom apart from his other two Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti albums, aside from having a lot more music on one record, is that his sound is much brighter and seemingly more “normal” as far as pop music goes. I only say “normal” because Ariel Pink’s music is still as crazy and nonsensical as ever. Songs can transition from an electronic…

  • One For The Dreamers: Woman’s Hour

    Indie music in today’s culture has gained recognition as well as popularity from music lovers abroad. From the average teen turned Grammy winner Lorde, to the stylistic edge of The 1975, there’s no denying it’s a genre to watch. But one band, London-based Woman’s Hour, has turned the tables on what we see as top of the line music. With their foot stomping beats and their indie pop vibes, Woman’s Hour rushes on the scene with more than the jaw dropping performances and sweet melodies that we are all immune to. Woman’s Hour is more than an average band. Not only is their name one to wrap your head around,…

  • Get To Know Them: Olivver

    Since starting his solo career, Bryan Sammis has been busy creating unique, soulful, and hauntingly beautiful music under the artist name Olivver.  He recently released his first music video for the song “Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People),” and we had the chance to talk to him about his music, his creative process, his new clothing company, and of course, pizza.   ANON: After you and The Neighbourhood parted ways, did you immediately jump into your solo work or was there a period of rest and catching up? Olivver: I took a couple days to reflect and to weigh my options and figure out what I really wanted to do with…

  • Wildcat Apollo Presents: KC Zombie

    Fresh off the road from 2014’s Vans Warped Tour after winning Best Rock Song for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Wildcat Apollo certainly has a promising future ahead of them. Members Alex Margolin, Cat Tassini, and brothers Aaron and Taylor Eichensee made their way to Austin, Texas in 2013 to record their debut, self-titled album, which was released in October of last year. The band relocated permanently to the city in early 2014. “KC Zombie” is a wonderful mix of dreamy, psychedelic-pop infused with luscious spanning scenes of vintage models and decor. What starts as a glimpse into a fantasy world between four walls spirals into a horrific nightmare, all…

  • Tomboy Presents: Roll Out

    Tomboy, an electro-pop duo with members Sarah Aument and William Shore, is the best thing to come out of NYC this year. It’s been three weeks since the debut of Tomboy’s “Roll Out,” and its already made its way to one of Flavorwire’s top five singles of the week—and there’s reason for that. “Roll Out” is a tribal-infused journey in which you find yourself intoxicated by Aument’s vocals between each beat transition. From slow and melodic to a bumpy ride on an undertone bass, the song sounds like the sexier, mellowed-out version of “Latch.” But it gets better. “Hang Out” is another Tomboy track that you can’t help but listen…