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Festival Watch | Lollapalooza 2018

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break down festival news into the facts you need to know.Lollapalooza August 2-5Headliners To WatchJack White Guitar-rock icon Jack White returns to Lollapalooza as a solo act. Despite his newest record, Boarding House Reach, being shaky at best, White is always backed by talented...

Alex's Top 200 Albums Of 2017

For the last decade or so, Ive rounded up my favorite albums at the years end. Outside of satisfying some nerdy, personal desire of mine, it gives me a reason to revisit each album, spending November and December doing so, inevitably rediscovering some musical gems along the way. As the author of many album...

Late Night Roundup | Ty Segall, Beck, The National & More

Watch some of Tomorrow's Verse's favorite artists hit the promotional late-night television circuit. 1. Ty Segall on ConanProlific garage-rocker Ty Segall is returning with a new album, Freedoms Goblin, out in January, and stopped by Conans show to debut a new song, Fanny Dog. This songs about my dog, Fanny, he awkwardly says before breaking...

Late Night Roundup | The National, U2, Pete Townshend, Gary Clark Jr. & More

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite bands hit the promotional late-night television circuit. The National on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Shortly after releasing the excellent new album Sleep Well Beast, Ohios The National stopped by Colberts show to perform the solemn track The Day I Die. With a giant backing band adding a...

Friday Album Reviews | 10 New Records You Need To Know

The National Sleep Well BeastOhios The National return with the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013s Trouble Will Find Me, and dont disappoint. Sleep Well Beast is another set of gorgeous, solemn songs, understated but affecting, conscious in every way. Production is flawless, and the lyrics are as personal and gorgeous as ever. Yet Sleep Well Beast...

New Tunes | This Week’s 10 Best Songs [8/10/17]

With a neverending flow of good music constantly being released, Tomorrow's Verse will keep you up to date on our favorite new tracks released this week. Queens Of The Stone Age The Evil Has LandedThe second track released from QOTSAs upcoming album is a lengthier psych-rock track that owes more than a little to...

Late-Night Roundup | Sufjan Stevens, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton & Lumineers

Watch some of Tomorrows Verses favorite artists hit the promotional late-night television circuit.Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSufjan Stevens teamed up with The Nationals Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly and drummer James McAlister for a new, interstellar album Planetarium. The artists gave fans a...

The National Announce New Album And Tour, Release New Song

The National will return with a new album in 2017, and a tour including two dates in Chicago.Though the band recently oversaw the creation of the massive Day Of The Dead compilation, Sleep Well Beast will be the bands first studio album since 2013s Trouble Will Find Me.To be released on September 8, Sleep Well...

Hear Two New Songs From Supergroup Featuring Sufjan Stevens, The National’s Bryce Dessner, And More

Planetarium, a new record attributed to Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (The National), classical composer Nico Muhly and James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, The Album Leaf), will be released June 9.The album will consist of 17 songs inspired by the solar system and other celestial formations and planets, based on an original composition they performed at the Brooklyn...

WATCH: Indie Rock Lineup Perform Day Of The Dead Live @ Eaux Claires Festival

Photo via dayofthedead InstagramOne difference between a jamband festival and an indie rock music festival:  there are eleventy billion recordings available (video, audio, audience pro-shot) online for something like Lockn, but you'll be lucky to find a couple of portrait-shot Vines and archived Periscopes from Eaux Claires, its indie counterpart.One thing they have...