Check Ahead! Soundcheck brings you exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming records. Get an early listen in for both highly anticipated albums and undiscovered new gems.
Tropic Of Pisces is the project of Matt Scheiner, a diverse musician who's played with bands like Oberhofer. Hear "They Count," a track from the native New York musician's upcoming EP, Symmetry.
Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.
Timber Timbre's song "Curtains?!" embodies both the unsettling and the alluring as frontman Taylor Kirk sings a tale about a man's secrets exposed. But in an alternate version sung by Fiver (a.k.a. Simone Schmidt), the song takes on a new identity.
Hear "Goodnight Goodbye," a track by Eternal Summers from Kanine Records' upcoming official Record Store Day compilation, Non-Violent Femmes.
Hear Here And Nowhere Else, the new album from the gloriously noisy rock band in its entirety.
Hear an exclusive premiere of the Brooklyn-based electronic producer's new song, "You Will Have To Kill Me," from his forthcoming album, The World Doesn't End.
Part rock band, part sprawling collective, The Family Crest plays wildly ambitious orchestral pop songs that jump from genre-to-genre, often in the same song.
Art Decade is part of a small boom young bands playing earnest and ambitious orchestral pop full of sweeping strings, big choruses and epic melodic peaks. Hear the Boston band's self-titled sophomore album in its entirety before its release next week.
With his debut album, Golden Age, jazz guitarist Nir Felder shows why he's been such a go-to sideman and one of the exciting young voices in jazz. Watch him in a new live concert music video for "Lover" filmed live at Rockwood Music Hall.
Hear "Escucho Mucho," a track from the Uruguay-born, Queens-based Juan Wauters' upcoming new album N.A.P. - North American Poetry.
Here's your chance to discover Sweden's version of our favorite Beatle. His name is Peter Morén, of Peter Bjorn & John fame, and his newly released single and music video is a singular blend of soul, New Wave and infectious pop hooks. Watch it here.
Hear "Singularity," a new track from Hollow & Akimbo's upcoming self-titled debut album.
Hear Until The Colours Run, the emotionally stirring new album from U.K. band Lanterns On The Lake, in its entirety.
Hear an exclusive premiere of "Tami" from folk songwriter Tom Brosseau's upcoming album Grass Punks.
Hear an exclusive premiere Jeremy And The Harlequin's song "Trip Into The Light," from the band's self-titled EP.