August 14th, 2017 | BY: Gillian Rivera
MisterWives is known for their goofy, fun-loving music videos, and their latest is no exception. Premiering here on NYLON, the band delivers one of their most carefree videos yet in their new “Drummer Boy” visual, which happens to take place in a men’s bathroom. The track is featured on their sophomore album, Connect the Dots, which debuted last spring during their tour with Saint Motel and Panic! at the Disco.
Though the choice of scenery may seem odd, the band assures us that there’s a good reason for it. “While on tour with Panic! at the Disco, we noticed the arena bathrooms had great acoustics, full of natural reverb and some wonderful scents,” the band tells us. “We couldn’t help ourselves, so we grabbed our instruments, set up in the bathroom, and jammed on a fun acoustic arrangement of ‘Drummer Boy.’ We definitely left our mark in the stalls that day.”
August 8th, 2017 | by: Taylor Weatherby
This week, the four dudes of Judah & the Lion (frontman Judah Akers, drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald and banjo player Nate Zuercher) take us back to the early 2000s (and even into the ‘90s) with their favorite nostalgia rock jams, from Nirvana to Blink-182. The band's theme is in honor of their current trek as openers for Incubus and Jimmy Eat World — both of whom made it on their headbang-worthy playlist.
With 23 songs in total, each member contributed his own picks, all of which come together for one kickass selection of classics. Cross and Macdonald even took a trip down memory lane while putting together their portion of the Takeover Tuesday playlist, giving fans some insight as to why they chose the tracks they did.
July 31st, 2017 | Lindsey Byrnes
Singer, songwriter Sarah Jaffe released her long-awaited fourth full-length album, Bad Baby, earlier this summer. The record is a big change of pace from her last album, Don’t Disconnect, in 2014. The Dallas singer isn’t going in a different direction, though; she’s just moving forward.
“I think it’s just growing up, this is what I do full time now. If I’m lucky and I’m working at it then I’m getting better,” says Jaffe.
Since releasing her debut EP in 2008, the 31-year-old has consistently surprised and impressed listeners with each new record. In less than a decade, Jaffe has toured with artists such as Norah Jones, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and contributed vocals to an Eminem song.
Bad Baby has been largely regarded as Jaffe’s strongest work yet. The Red Oak, Texas native took a new approach to making the album. Stuck in a creative rut, Jaffe listened to a friend who told her to treat music like any other job.
August 4th, 2017
Find us a pair of sisters more rad than The Suzan's Rie and Saori. Since 2004, the duo have blessed us with infectious sounds, style goals, and the greatest album titles in the game. 2010's Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat immediately won us over with its irresistible charm and established them as force to be reckoned with in the indie community.
The Tokyo natives are back with yet another colorful compilation, the incredible Doki Doki Sounds. The EP, which was released on July 28, provides fans with nine minutes and twelve seconds of pure pop-rock bliss—three songs that are guaranteed to make their way onto your summer playlist.
To promote their new tunes, The Suzan are heading to the Big Apple to perform the tracks live for the first time. New Yorkers, want to experience "Tell Me What" in the flesh? Mark your calendars for August 5 and August 10, when they'll be hitting the stage at Sunnyvale and Pianos, respectively.
Ahead of the performances, the girls gave us a glimpse into what a day looks like in the city they call home, Tokyo. From their favorite sake spots to their go-to music venues, Rie and Saori know what's up. Check them out below, then make sure to Track The Suzan on Bandsintown to get notified when they'll be performing in a city near you!