Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jam of the Day | Deep Sea Diver - One By One

Songs that build have become a lost art, which is why Deep Sea Diver caught our attention. And we have a keeper here.

The voice belongs to Jessica Dobson, who's played guitar in The Shins and for Beck. But here, Dobson is the main event, and she's earned it with "One By One" from Deep Sea Diver's new Always Waiting EP.

Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

Aww shit y'all, it's Hopscotch week once again here in North Carolina, and we're diving head first into preparations. We've broken in a new set of SIC-branded Vans, practiced staying up later than 10:30 pm and even nailed down the fastest routes between all venues. Bring. It. ON!

We've also been combing over the lineup this year, and now feel fully prepared to offer up our official Hopscotch track for 2014.  See it below, and scroll all the way down for a little added bonus -- a handy Spotify playlist of most of the bands we'll be checking out.

Three day passes are almost gone, so if you're on the fence, listen below then get your tix!

In chronological order:


Toon and the Real Laww
De La Soul
Wild Fur
Young Cardinals
Sun Club
Blanko Basnet
Saint Rich
Jacuzzi  Boys
The War on Drugs


Lonnie Walker
St. Vincent
No Eyes
Sinners and Saints
Circuit Des Yeux
Dark Rooms
Mas Ysa
Sun Kil Moon


Valiant Thorr
Madison Jay
Coke Weed
The Range
Dead Gaze
How to Dress Well
Jamie xx

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stream Ryan Adams' New Album at NPR

Photo by Julia Brokaw

Happy Sunday, friends! Get you something good here at NPR!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

LouFest 2014 | The Speakers in Code Playlist

We're inching closer to LouFest, which takes places September 6 & 7 at Forest Park in St. Louis. One-day ($60), two-day ($95), and VIP ($350) tickets are available here.

Last week, we brought you an interview with LouFest founder Brian Cohen, and today our LouFest coverage continues with our "Speakers in Code: 2014 LouFest Playlist," which features 21 of our favorite songs that we're hoping to hear next weekend in St. Louis.

You can subscribe to the playlist here, or simply stream it from the widget below.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jam of the Day | Young Summer - Leave Your Love

Young Summer has been a favorite of ours since last year's "Fever Dream," and with yesterday's release of her full-length, Siren, she's stuck in our heads once again. There are many tracks that provide immediate satisfaction, like "Striking Distance" and "Taken," but our favorite is today's Jam of the Day, "Leave Your Love." Have a listen below, and purchase Siren here.