Fences, a Seattle alt-pop outfit helmed by Christopher Mansfield, is gearing up to release a new album in October. The lead single, "Arrows," is out Tuesday, July 29, and features Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year, which featured headliners Mavis Staples and Ryan Adams at the top of their form.
When Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O announced plans for her first solo record June 25, she curiously didn't share any new music. Well, here it is -- a two-minute lo-fi acoustic dirge called "Rapt" that certainly coincides with Karen's promise for a breakup album.