Premiere: Zach Schimpf + BIRP Records

By blalock on April 14th, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Very pleased to announce that we will be working with Zach Schimpf to release his next album, Zach’s House of Holograms, on vinyl! We’ve been sharing Zach’s music for over five years now and couldn’t be more excited to release this next...

Interview: Pond

By cpaz on March 27th, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Last week, I spoke with Nick, frontman and vocalist for Pond. We chatted about colonialism in Australia, his relationship with Tame Impala’s frontman Kevin Parker, and why Pond’s members have started listening to Kanye. Read on:

Let’s dive right into it – You...

Interview: Crying

By cpaz on March 17th, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Earlier this month, I had a chance to talk with members of the band Crying. In my top 10 albums of 2016 list, I listed their project, Beyond the Fleeting Gales, as my favorite album of the year. So, needless to say, I was pretty excited to do...

Interview: Mt. Joy

By twocentsup on March 15th, 2017 at 10:57 PM
Brian Earls is a contributor at BIRP! and co-founded

SYLVAN ESSO Announce New Album 'WHAT NOW' + Tour Dates

By blalock on February 28th, 2017 at 6:53 AM
Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso have announced their long awaited new album today: What Now will be released on April 28th via Loma Vista Recordings. An album that feels urgent and relevant to this particular time in history, What...

Christian's Top 10 Albums of 2016

By cpaz on January 21st, 2017 at 3:03 PM
I've never done a top albums list before, so I'll start out by listing my criteria for judging these projects. I pretty much look at only two things: continuity and listenability. Of those two, continuity is by far...

Christian's Top 20 Songs of 2016

By cpaz on January 12th, 2017 at 3:43 PM
20. Brasstracks - Say U Won't  

Interview: Austin Basham

By cpaz on December 24th, 2016 at 5:10 PM

I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Austin Basham, a folk singer hailing from Austin, TX. We've featured Austin's music before and I was delighted to catch him while on his first ever European tour. Here's what we talked about: 


So I know you’ve...

A non-Country fan's opinion on the best Country albums of 2016

By cpaz on December 18th, 2016 at 7:26 AM

I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that I really wanted to try to expand the music tastes for people on this site. Without getting too political, I think that there are too many things that we like to use to divide ourselves. I don't want my taste in music to define me as a member of camp...

Stream Childish Gambino's new album "Awaken, My Love!"

By blalock on December 1st, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Donald Glover's third Childish Gambino album, Awaken, My Love!, is now available for stream via Apple Music.  It features the two previously released singles Me And Your Mama & Redbone and is the follow-up to 2013's Because of...