Friday, December 21, 2012

Lord Huron "Time To Run"

Lord Huron released their debut LP 'Lonesome Dreams' in October via Play It Again Sam/I AM SOUND. Watch the video for "Time To Run" (above) or listen to the track below.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wrightwood "Valley"

Psychedelic folk outfit Wrightwood (singer/songwriter Peter Mercado and  producer Andrew Lynch (Earlimart, OFF!) release debut single "Valley" (video above). Listen for their debut LP from the duo to drop sometime next spring. Wrightwood is ertainly one to watch out for in the new year.

Rone "Bye Bye Macadam"

Rone shares video for "Bye Bye Macadam" from latest LP 'Tohu Bohu' (available now via InFine). Watch the striking video above now or listen below.

Misfit Mod "Queen Love Zero" (video)

Misfit Mod shares new video for "Queen Love Zero" from forthcoming debut 'Islands & Islands' (due February 19th via Stars & Letters). Watch the video (above) now and get ready for much more from Misfit Mod in the new year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lucius "Don't Just Sit There" (video)

Lucius share video for "Don't Just Sit There" from there self-titled debut EP. Watch "Don't Just Sit There" (above or listen below).

Úlfur "Black Shore"

Úlfur - Black Shore from Máni M. Sigfússon on Vimeo.
Úlfur (Úlfur Hansson) to release debut album 'White Mountain' on March 5th via Western Vinyl. Hannson has played in Swords of Chaos and in Jónsi's touring band. The album was mixed by Alex Somers (of Jónsi & Alex and Riceboy Sleeps) and features guest vocals from Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (of Mountain Man). Watch the video for "Black Shore" the first single off of the forthcoming LP (or listen below).

The Neighbourhood "A Little Death"

The Neighbourhood share B-side of "Let It Go" titled "A Little Death" (out now via Columbia Records). Grab the bundle here. Listen to "A Little Death" (below) now.

Mitzi "All I Heard"

Brisbane's Mitzi share second single "All I Heard" from forthcoming LP 'Truly Alive' out February 19th via Future Classics. The debut full length was mixed by Ash Workman (Metronomy, Klaxons). Listen to "All I Heard" (below) now.

OOFJ "Death Teeth" (video)

OOFJ to release debut LP 'Disco To Die' in February via Fake Diamond/ClapYouClapMe. The ten track album was recorded with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Watch the video for "Death Teeth" (above or listen below) from the forthcoming release now.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Solar Year "Magic Idea"

Montreal's Solar Year share B-side of the "Night & Dat" single with "Magic Idea". The single drops on January 7th via Stratosfear Recordings. Listen to "Magic Idea" (below) now.

Younolovebunny "Attention"

Copenhagen's Younolovebunny to release debut cassette 'Happy Nation II' on January 1st via Almost-Musique (Shimmering Stars, Money). Listen to "Attention" (below) now from the forthcoming EP.

Feldspar "The Flat and Paper Sky" (video)

Feldspar shares Craig Heathcoat directed video for "The Flat and Paper Sky" from the band's latest EP 'The Flat and Paper Sky Vol. II' (which dropped on December 3rd hot on the heals of "Vol. I"). Watch the video (above) now and keep your ears peeled for more from Feldspar in 2013.

Veronica Falls "Teenage" (video)

Veronica Falls to release sophomore LP 'Waiting For Something To Happen' on February 12th via Slumberland/Bella Union. The band is now sharing a video for album track "Teenage" (above or listen below). Catch Veronica Falls live at Vancouver's Media Club on March 22nd (all dates below).

Tour Dates
3/6 - Black Cat, Washington DC *
3/7 – Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA *
3/8 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY *
3/9 – Great Scott, Boston, MA *
3/10 – Divan Orange, Montreal *
3/12 – The Garrison, Toronto, ON *
3/13 – Beachland Tavern, Cleaveland, OH +
3/14 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL +
3/15 – High Noon, Madison, WI +
3/16 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN +
3/18 – Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
3/21 – Tractor, Seattle, WA ^
3/22 – Media Club, Vancouver, BC #
3/23 – Doug Fir, Portland, OR ^
3/26 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA^
3/29 – Echo, Los Angeles, CA ^
3/30 – Casbah, San Diego, CA ^
* w/ Cold Showers & Cheatahs
+ w/ Cold Showers
^ w/ Brilliant Colors & Golden Grrrls
# w/ Brilliant Colors

China Rats "N.O.M.O.N.E.Y."

The UK's China Rats to release proper debut in 2013, play SXSW. Listen to "N.O.M.O.N.E.Y." (below) now. One to watch for in the new year.

Wild International "Dreams pt. II"

Wild International released the 'Lake Tones' EP today. We've had this on repeat around here for a little while and now you can stream the entire EP now over at Spin. Can't get enough? Listen to the unreleased second half of the EP track "Dreams" with the aptly titled "Dreams pt. II" below now.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tasty Ears Top 50 Albums of 2012

  1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
  2. Purity Ring - Shrines
  3. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
  4. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Chords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Epic Records
  5. Grimes - Visions
  6. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
  7. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  8. The Walkmen - Heaven
  9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
  10. Titus Andronicus - Local Business
  11. Grizzly Bear - Shields
  12. DIIV - Oshin
  13. Tame Impala - Lonerism
  14. Beach House - Bloom
  15. Twin Shadow - Confess
  16. Nude Beach - II
  17. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
  18. Santigold - Master Of My Make Believe
  19. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
  20. How To Dress Well - Total Loss
  21. Chairlift - Something
  22. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  23. Chromatics - Kill For Love
  24. Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
  25. The Men - Open Your Heart
  26. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
  27. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
  28. Dan Deacon - America
  29. Liars - WIXIW
  30. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
  31. alt-J - An Awesome Wave
  32. Ty Segall - Twins
  33. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
  34. Woods - Bend Beyond
  35. Jack White - Blunderbuss
  36. Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
  37. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
  38. Jessica Pratt - Night Faces
  39. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
  40. Crystal Castles - III
  41. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
  42. The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
  43. Swearin' - Swearin'
  44. Lower Dens - Nootropics
  45. Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
  46. Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
  47. Sleigh Bells - Reign Of Terror
  48. Wild Nothing - Nocturne
  49. Swans - The Seer
  50. Poliça - Give You The Ghost

Friday, December 14, 2012

Trust "heaven" (video)

Trust shares video for "Heaven" prepares to set out on tour including a stop at Vancouver's Venue on March 7th (all dates below). Watch "Heaven" above or listen below now.

Trust Winter 2013 Tour
02/22     Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace
02/23     Hamilton, ON | This Ain’t Hollywood
02/25     Detroit, MI | Magic Stick 
02/26     Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall
02/27     Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry 
02/28     Winnipeg, MB | West End Cultural Centre 
03/01     Saskatoon, SK | Amigos 
03/02     Calgary, AB | Hi Fi Club 
03/04     Edmonton, AB | The Pawn Shop 
03/06     Kelowna, BC | Habitat
03/07     Vancouver, BC | Venue 
03/08     Victoria, BC | Sugar 
03/10     Seattle, WA | Crocodile 
03/11     Boise, ID | The Shredder 
03/12     Salt Lake City, UT | Urban Lounge 
03/13     Denver, CO | Larimer Lounge 
03/15     Lawrence, KS | Jackpot Music Hall 
03/16     St. Louis, MO | Off Broadway 
03/18     Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom 
03/19     Pittsburgh, PA | Brillobox 
03/21     Ottawa, ON | Ritual
03/22     Montreal, QC | SAT
03/23     Quebec City, QC | L’Agitee

Eels "New Alphabet"

Eels to release new album 'Wonderful, Glorious' on February 5th via Vagrant Records (pre-order here). Listen to the latest single "New Alphabet" (below) from the forthcoming album. The single gets it's own release on December 18th.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sun Glitters "Tight"

Sun Glitters is sharing their B-side "Tight" from their forthcoming Lefse Single Series release (pre-order here). The single "Mouth" is set to drop on December 18th, listen to "Tight" below now.

Dog Bite "Forever, Until"

Dog Bite shares another new track from forthcoming debut LP 'Velvet Changes' (out February 5th via Carpark Records). Listen to "Forever, Until" (below) now. Catch Dog Bite live at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on February 26th supporting Toro Y Moi (all dates below).


01/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
01/31 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
02/01 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
02/02 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
02/04 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
02/05 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
02/06 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
02/08 - Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
02/09 - Richmond, VA @ The National
02/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
02/13 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
02/15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
02/16 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
02/17 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
02/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
02/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
02/21 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
02/23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
02/24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
02/26 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
02/27 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
02/28 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
03/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 
03/02 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 
03/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Caught A Ghost "Connected"

Caught A Ghost to release debut EP 'Nightworks' on February 12th via +1 Records. Listen to "Connected" (below) now for a taste of things to come from this modern-Motown new project.

The Jim Jones Revue "Where Da Money Go?"

The Jim Jones Revue share video for "Where Da Money Go?" from their critically acclaimed latest LP 'The Savage Heart' (out now via Play It Again Sam/Punk Rock Blues Records). The track is the second single from the album to get it's own release (December 24th).

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Widowspeak "The Dark Age"

Widowspeak to release their sophomore LP 'Almanac' on January 22nd via Captured Tracks. Listen to "The Dark Age" (below) the second single off of the forthcoming album. The album was recorded by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate).

Fine Times "Hey Judas" (video)

Fine Times - Hey Judas from Light Organ Records on Vimeo.
Vancouver's Fine Times share video for "Hey Judas" from their self-titled LP (out now via Light Organ Records). The video finds the duo trapped on a surreal island ruled by masked deviants.

Wavves "Sail To The Sun"

Wavves to release John Hill (Rihanna, Santigold) produced new album in the spring via Mom + Pop Records. Watch/listen to "Sail To The Sun" (above/below) from the forthcoming LP now.

Toro Y Moi "So Many Details" (video)

Toro Y Moi shares video for "So Many Details" from the highly anticipated forthcoming LP 'Anything In Return' (out January 22nd via Carpark Records). The video was shot and directed by HARRYS in the Hamptons (once the video reaches 250,000 views a video for the second single will be unlocked).

Dirty Projectors "Offspring Are Blank" (video)

Dirty Projectors share frontman David Longstreth directed video for 'Offspring Are Blank" from their critically acclaimed album 'Swing Lo Magellan' (out now via Domino Record Co.). The album is topping many year end lists (stay tuned to find out out where it will fall on Tasty Ears Best of 2012).

China Rats "To Be Like I"

The UK's China Rats to release proper debut single in March of 2013. Listen to "To Be Like I" (below) for a taste of things to come. Keep your ears peeled for more punk-rock-like-The-Ramones-used-to-make from China Rats soon.

Wax Idols "Sound of a Void"

Oakland's Wax Idols to release sophomore LP 'Discipline & Desire' on March 26th via Slumberland Records. Listen to the first single "Sounds of a Void" (below) from the forthcoming album now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Free Energy "Street Survivor"

Free Energy is gearing up for the release of their sophomore LP 'Love Sign' (out January 15th via Free Energy Records). Listen to "Street Survivor" (below) the third track to be shared from the highly anticipated album. The forthcoming release was produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Cyndi Lauper) and can be pre-ordered here.

Marnie Stern "Year of the Glad"

Marnie Stern to release new album 'The Chronicles of Marnia' on March 19th via Kill Rock Stars. Listen to "Year of the Glad" the first track to be shared from the forthcoming LP.

Ra Ra Riot "When I Dream"

Ra Ra Riot prepare for the release of third album 'Beta Love' out January 22nd via Arts & Crafts. Listen to the second single "When I Dream" (below) from the forthcoming LP (pre-order now here). Catch Ra Ra Riot live at Vancouver's Venue on February 7th.

Lovelife "Your New Beloved"

Lovelife to release new EP 'The Fourth Floor' on December 17th via National Anthem. Listen to "Your New Beloved" (below) from the forthcoming EP now.

Monday, December 10, 2012

How To Dress Well "& It Was You"

How To Dress Well (Tom Krell) shares Luke Gilford directed video for "& It Was U" from his recently released new album 'Total Loss' (available now via Acephale). The album is deservedly featured on several Best Of 2012 lists. Watch/listen to "& It Was U" (above/below) now.

The Deer Tracks ""Okta Crash"

The Deer Tracks set to release 'The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3' on February 12th via The Control Group. The forthcoming LP is their strongest yet and we'll hopefully have an example for you soon. In the meantime check out the previously unreleased track "Okta Crash" (below) from the Swedish electronica duo.

Eliza and the Bear "Upon The North"

London's Eliza and the Bear share new track "Upon The North" from forthcoming Double A-side (with "The Southern Wild") which is set for release on February 25th. Listen to "Upon The North" (below) now. Keep your ears peeled for more from Eliza and the Bear in the near future.

Ava Luna "Ice Level" (video)

Brooklyn's Ava Luna share video for the title track from their critically acclaimed debut LP 'Ice Level' (out now via Infinite Best). The album dropped last spring and is still on regular rotation around here. Add one part Jamie Lidell to one part Dirty Projectors, shake and strain over something you've never heard before and enjoy. Watch above or listen below but don't miss this track. Go.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Honey Pies "Game Show"

Adelaide's The Honey Pies to release new album 'Coconuts' on December 14th. The four piece is hotly tipped back home by the likes of Triple J. Listen to the first single "Game Show"off of the forthcoming LP below now.

Solar Year "Night & Day"

Montreal duo Solar Year share A-side and title track of new 7" 'Night & Day' (out now via Stratosfear Recordings). Listen to "Night & Day" (below) now.

Boats "Great Skulls"

Winnipeg's Boats to release new album  'A Fairway Full Of Miners' on February 3rd via Kill Rock Stars. The album was recorded by Ryan McVeigh at Prairie Recording Studio and mixed David Carswell (Destroyer, New Pornographers) in Vancouver. Listen to the first single "Great Skulls" from the forthcoming LP below now.

The Pack a.d. "Positronic"

The Pack a.d. share video for "Positronic" from this year's critically acclaimed 'Unpersons' (out now via Mint Records). Watch the Lloyd Choi directed video above now.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mocky "Little Bird"

Mocky to release 'Graveyard Novelas EP' on February 25th via Heavy Sheet (his own publishing). Mocky has already co-produced Feist's 'The Reminder' and 'Metals' albums as well as Jamie Lidell's 'Multiply'. Listen to the fist taste of the forthcoming LP with "Little Bird" (below) now.

Autre Ne Veut "Counting" feat. Mykki Blanco (video)

Autre Ne Veut set to release sophomore album 'Anxiety' on February 26th via Software Recording Co.. Watch the David Riley directed video for the forthcoming album's first single "Counting" (above). Featured on both the track and the video is Mykki Blanco.

King Dude "Vision In Black" (acoustic Glassroom session)

King Dude kicks off the second leg of his tour in support of his recent release 'Burning Daylight' (out now via Dais. To celebrate King Dude is sharing an acoustic performance of "Vision In Black" (above). Catch King Dude at Vancouver's Media Club on January 15th (with Chelsea Wolfe) (all dates below).

12/07/12 Brooklyn, NY - Club Europa ¥ *
12/08/12 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
12/09/12 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool Ω
12/12/12 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
12/14/12 Oakland, CA - The Uptown ¥ ^
12/15/12 Oakland, CA - The Uptown ¥ ^
01/11/13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ∆
01/13/13 Portland, OR - The Doug Fir Lounge ∆
01/14/13 Seattle, WA - Triple Door ∆
01/15/13 Vancouver, BC - Media Club ∆
01/18/13 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ∆
01/19/13 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern ∆
01/20/13 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room ∆
01/21/13 Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel ∆
01/22/13 Montreal, QC - Il Motore ∆
01/23/13 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ∆
01/25/13 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church - Chapel ∆
01/26/13 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ∆
02/05/13 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom ∆

¥ = w/ Psychic TV
* = w/ Starred
Ω = w/ Cult of Youth
^ = w/ Lumerians
∆ = w/ Chelsea Wolfe

Dinosaur Jr "This Is All I Came To Do" (Acoustic Performance)

Dinosaur Jr shares previously unreleased acoustic performance of "This Is All I Came To Do" for [PIAS]' 30th Anniversary. The band will also be performing a special NME Awards Show on February 4th at London's Electric Ballroom. Dinosaur Jr's latest album 'I Bet On Sky' is out now via Play It Again Sam. For one of the loudest bands on earth they sure can kill it acoustic. Check out [PIAS] Recordings for more exclusive content.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Misfit Mod "Cars"

Misfit Mod (aka Sarah Kelleher) releases 'Sugar C' single b/w "Cars" via Stars & Letters. Misfit Mod grew up in New Zealand but now calls London home. Listen to the b-side "Cars" (below) now and get ready for her debut full length which is scheduled to drop next year.

Beach Fossils "Careless"

Beach Fossils to release new album 'Clash The Truth' on February 19th via Captured Tracks. The forthcoming album was produced by Ben Greenburg (of The Men) and finds Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino providing some guest vocals on one track. Listen to "Careless" (below) for a taste of things to come from Beach Fossils.

Ducktails "Letter Of Intent"

Ducktails (Matthew Mandanile's Of Real Estate's not so solo project) to release new album 'The Flower Lane' on January 29th via Domino Record Co. (pre-order here). Listen to "Letter Of Intent" (below) from the forthcoming release. The track features vocals from Jessa Farkas (of Future Shuttle) and Ian Drennan (of Big Troubles) as well as Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) on synth and Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) on Bass.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nosaj Thing "Snap"

Nosaj Thing gearing up for release of new album 'Home' which is set to drop next year via Nosaj's new imprint and label (Timetable) for Innovative Leisure. Listen to "Snap" (below) a second track from the forthcoming album.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Tiny Desk Concert" (NPR)

Seattle duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their latest album 'The Heist' earlier this year to rave reviews. NPR recently had them in to perform  a Tiny Desk Concert (above). Watch all three tracks "Some Love", "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton). Great performance, great album. Go.

GEMS "All I Ever"

Nomadic duo GEMS are currently calling Washington, D.C. home. The band released their first single
"Void Moon" last month and now you can hear "All I Ever" (below). GEMS brand of dream-pop (think Beach House) will hopefully make it's way to Vancouver for a live performance soon. Listen to "All I Ever" now.

Team Ghost "Dead Film Star"

French five piece Team Ghost release 'Dead Film Star EP' in North America this week via Wsphere. The band was put together by ex-M83 co-founder Nicolas Fromageau. Watch the Simon Cahn directed video for the title track above or listen below. The band's debut LP is set to follow on March 19th.

Isadora "Falter"

Isadora share Chris Byler and Sam Adams directed video for "Falter" (above). The band is set to release their debut EP in February. Watch "Falter" (starring the band's drummer Jesse Bilotta) now.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Camera2 "Just About Made It"

Brooklyn Four piece Camera2 share Josh Stoddard directed video for "Just About Made It" from their debut EP of the same name. The band is made up of singer/producer/songwriter Andy Chase (Juliana Hatfield/Smashing Pumpkins) guitarist Michael Jurin, bassist Aric Gillis and drummer Mike Williams. Watch the video above or listen/download the track below now. Keep your ears peeled for more from Camera2 soon.

Miyuki & Ross Fish "Break Free"

Fellow Audio-Kult artists Ross Fish and Siberia's Miyuki share "Break Free" from the forthcoming collaborative album. Listen to "Break Free" (below) now.

The Soft "Mori"

The UK's The Soft to release new EP early next year via Ceremony. Listen to "Mori" for a sample of things to come for this chill-wave, bedroom pop trio.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Local Natives "Breakers" (video)

Local Natives prepare for the January 29th release of their highly anticipated sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' (via Frenchkiss Records/Infectious Music). The band is now sharing the Jaffe Zinn directed (with the band) video for "Breakers" the first single off the forthcoming album. Watch the video now above (or listen below). Catch Local Natives live at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on April 27th (all dates below).

Local Natives tour dates are:
11/28/2012 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotov
11/29/2012 Berlin, Germany @ Comet
12/1/2012 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere // SOLD OUT
12/4/2012 Amsterdam, Holland @ Bitterzoet // SOLD OUT
12/5/2012 Brussels, Belgium @ Rotunde // SOLD OUT
12/6/2012 London, UK @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen // SOLD OUT
12/9/2012 Camber Sands Pontins, UK @ All Tomorrow's Parties
1/28/2013 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater // SOLD OUT
1/29/2013 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey // SOLD OUT
1/30/2013 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
2/1/2013 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg // SOLD OUT
2/2-3/2013 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom // SOLD OUT
3/18/2013 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/19/2013 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
3/22/2013 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
3/23/2013 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/25/2013 Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
3/26/2013 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/30/2013 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/1/2013 Providence, RI @ Fete
4/4/2013 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/5/2013 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/25/2013 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
4/26/2013 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
4/27/2013 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Theatre

Foxtails Brigade "The Unloved"

California's Foxtails Brigade release new single "The Unloved"from new album 'Time Is Passed' (out now) available here. Listen to "The Unloved" (below) now.

Girls Names "Hypnotic Regression"

Belfast four piece Girls Names to release sophomore album 'The New Life' on February 26th via Slumberland Records. Listen to a first taste of the forthcoming album with "Hypnotic Regression" (below) now.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cheatahs "The Swan"

The UK's Cheatahs prepare to release their debut album 'Extended Plays' on February 5th via Wichita Recordings (pre-order here). The band is now sharing a video for "The Swan" (above or listen below) from the forthcoming LP. Catch the band live next spring (dates below).

Upcoming Tour Dates (All dates w/Cold Showers and Veronica Falls)
Mar 6th - Washington DC @ Black Cat
Mar 7th - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Mar 8th - New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Mar 9th - Boston, MA Great Scott
Mar 10th - Montreal @ la divan orange
Mar 12th - Toronto @ The Garrison

Elephant Stone "Heavy Moon"

Montreal's Elephant Stone set to release self-titled sophomore LP on February 5th via Hidden Pony Records. Watch the video for "Heavy Moon" (above or listen below) the first single from the forthcoming album.

Julia Holter "Goddess Eye II"

Julia Holter shares video for "Goddess Eye II" from this year's very successful LP 'Ekstasis' (available via RVNG Intl. Watch the Yelena Zhelezov directed video above now (or listen below).

Flying Lotus "Tiny Tortures"

Flying Lotus shares David Lenandowsky directed video for "Tiny Tortures" from his critically acclaimed latest album 'Until The Quiet Comes' (out now via Warp Records). The video stars Elijah Wood and can be watched above.

The Babies "Baby"

The Babies released their highly anticipated sophomore LP 'Our House On The Hill' earlier this year via Woodsist Records. Watch the Timothy Fiore directed video for "Baby" (above) now. Catch The Babies live tonight at Vancouver's Media Club (all dates below).


Nov 29 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
Nov 30 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Dec 01 - Olympia, WA - The Northern
Dec 03 - Reno, CA - Holland Project
Dec 04 - Sacramento, CA - Bows and Arrows
Dec 05 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Dec 06 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Dec 07 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
Dec 08 - Pomona, CA - VLHS
Dec 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Dec 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Dec 11 - Tucson, AZ - Topaz Tundra
Dec 12 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Saloon
Dec 13 - San Antonio, TX - Korova
Dec 14 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Dec 15 - Dallas, TX - Bryan St Tavern
Dec 16 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
Dec 17 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Dec 18 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Dec 19 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Dec 20 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Dec 21 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Dec 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rice Cultivation Society "King Midas"

Long Island's Rice Cultivation Society (aka Derek Smith) to release new album 'Sky Burial' on January 15th via Mecca Lecca Recordings. Listen to "King Midas" (below) now.

Golden Grrrls "We've Got..."

Glasgow three piece Golden Grrrls to release their self-titled debut LP on February 26th via Slumberland Records. Listen to "We've Got..." (below) one of the eleven forthcoming tracks now.

Jonny Pierce "I Didn't Realise"

Jonny Pierce (frontman for The Drums) set to release debut solo album sometime next year. Pierce is sharing the new track "I Didn't Realise" now by way of the above video. Pierce trades surf rock for electro pop and comes out sounding a little bit like early Jane's Addiction on this one (which we love). Can't wait for more of this.

How To Destroy Angels "Ice Age"

How To Destroy Angels share video for "Ice Age" from their 'An Omen EP_' (out now via Columbia Records). The video was directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless). Watch/listen to "Ice Age" (above/below) now.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nosaj Thing "Eclipse/Blue"

Nosaj Thing shares Creators Project in conjunction with Daito Manabe video for "Eclipse/Blue" (featuring  Kazu Makimo of Blonde Redhead). The track is from the highly anticipated sophomore album from Nosaj Thing titled 'Home' (set for release on Nosaj's new label and imprint (Timetable) for Innovative Leisure).

Lindi Ortega "Cigarettes & Truckstops"

Lindi Ortega released her sophomore album 'Cigarettes & Truckstops" last month via Last Gang Records. Ortega is now sharing a video for the title track  (above). Catch Lindi Ortega live at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on February 22nd (all dates below).
Listen to Cigarettes & Truckstops" (below) now.

Maximum Hedrum "Synthesize"

Maximum Hedrum is Sam Spiegel's (produced the Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Show Your Bones' founder of N.A.S.A. (the band)) latest project featuring vocals by Sepultura's Derrick Green and producer musician Harold Faltermeyer. The electro funk project is set to release their debut self-titled album on March 5th via Spectrophonic Sound. Listen to "Synthesize" and "Keep In Touch" (featuring George Clinton) below now.
"Keep In Touch"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ninetails "Maybe We"

Liverpool four piece Ninetails to drop new record 'Slept and Did Not Sleep' on December 10th via Superstar Destroyer Records. Watch the video for "Maybe We" (above or listen below) from the forthcoming release.

Battleships "Your Words"

Sydney's Battleships released their debut mini-album 'To You' earlier this month. Watch the video for the single "Your Words" (above) or listen below. Keep your ears peeled for more from the hotly tipped Battleships soon.

In The Valley Below "Palm Tree Fire"

In The Valley Below release conclusion of their 2 part video series with director Laurent Michel Moreau. The new video is for "Palm Tree Fire" (watch part 1 here). In The Valley below is expected to release their debut EP early next year. In the meantime catch the duo on tour with Mates of State (all dates below).

Tour Dates: 
11/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
12/06 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
12/07 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel #
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's #
12/13 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
12/16 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's #   

# w/ Mates of State

The Dirty Nil "Little Baby Metal Fist" (video)

The Dirty Nil share David Dunham directed video for "Little Baby Metal Fist" from the the recently released 7" of the same name (get it here). Watch the video above now and don't forget to turn it up.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jessica Pratt "Midnight Wheels"

Jessica Pratt released her self-titled debut album via Tim (White Fence) Presley's Birth Records earlier this month. The young folk singer/songwriter is off to a very promising start here. Her sound and songwriting may be reminiscent of days gone by but do not confuse this with "retro". Oh no, Pratt comes by this honestly. Listen to "Midnight Wheels" (below) now and find out for yourself.

Mike Edel "The Country Where I Came From"

Victoria's Mike Edel shares Jordan Clarke and Kasey Lum directed video for "The Country Where I Came From" from 2011's debut LP 'The Last Of Our Mountains'. Catch Edel live at Victoria's Lucky Bar on November 30th or at Vancouver's Media Club on December 1st. Watch the video for "the Country Where I Came From" (above or listen below) now.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Incan Abraham "Springhouse" (video)

Incan Abraham set to release 'Springhouse' 10" on November 27th via JAXART Records. The 10" features the title track and comes backed with "Panama Dry" and a remix of "Springhouse". Watch the new video for "Springhouse" (above) or listen below now.

Dumbo Gets Mad "Bam Bam"

Italy's Dumbo Gets Mad to release sophomore LP 'Quantum Leap' early next year via Bad Panda Records. Listen to "Bam Bam" the second single off of the forthcoming release below now.

The Mynabirds "Body Of Work" (video)

The Mynabirds recently dropped the 'Body Of Work' 7" (the stand out track from 'GENERALS') via Saddle Creek. To accompany the release comes the Avital Tsypin directed video for "Body Of Work". The single is being released on limited edition vinyl and comes backed with the previously unreleased track "In The Mouths Of Wolves". Watch/listen to "Body Of Work" (above or below) now.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Bootlegs "Fail To Recall"

Oakville Ontario four piece The Bootlegs released their debut EP 'Knock Me Down' last week via Mighty Records. Head over to the band's website to download the EP for free. The band sites The Strokes as an influence I'm hear a bit of Broken Social Scene and between the two The Bootlegs are off to a strong start. Listen to the first single "Fail To Recall" below now.

Civil Twilight "River" (video)

Civil Twilight - "River" Official Music Video from Civil Twilight on Vimeo.
Cape Town's Civil Twilight released 'Holy Weather' in April via Wind Up Records (the album gets it's UK release next spring). The band is now sharing a video for the album single "River" (above). Watch and/or listen now.

Free Energy "Hangin"

Free Energy continue to gear up for the release of their sophomore LP 'Love Sign' (out January 15th via Free Energy Records). Now the band is sharing a third single "Hangin" from the forthcoming album (listen below). Can't wait for this record to drop and the tour to start. Free Energy put on an electrifying live show.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kjartan Bue "Man Riding Backwards"

Denmark's Kjartan Bue to release debut 'Man Riding Backwards' on November 25th. The mini album includes the title track "Man Riding Backwards" which you can hear below. Doing something remotely fresh with an acoustic guitar is practically unheard of these days but Bue is certainly onto something.

Darlings "Nothing I Don't Care For"

Brooklyn's Darlings to release 'Perfect Trip' LP on January 29th. Listen to "Nothing I Don't Care For" the second single off of the forthcoming album below now. Keep your ears peeled for more from Darlings soon.

ON AN ON "The Hunter"

ON AN ON share second single from 'Give In' which is scheduled for release on January 29th via Roll Call Records. The trio's forthcoming debut was produced by Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals, Los Campesinos). Listen to "The Hunter" below now.

Ivy Dye "Snow Creek"

Chicago's Ivy Dye self-released their debut EP 'Lyme Times' over the summer and quickly stirred up a buzz. The solid four track EP was written and recorded by Chris Adams (download it here). Ivy Dye is set to release a follow up EP 'Continuations' on January 15th. Listen to "Snow Creek" (below) from 'Lyme Times' now.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Big Harp "You Can't Save 'Em All"

Big Harp to release sophomore LP 'Chain Letters' on January 22nd via Saddle Creek. The forthcoming album was mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M ward, First Aid Kit). Listen to the first single "You Can't Save 'Em All" (below) now.
Big Harp "You Can't Save 'Em All"

Dan Deacon Live at The Biltmore Cabaret (Vancouver October 26th) pics

Dan Deacon brought his infamous live show to Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret just before Halloween last month. The Biltmore was packed and many were in costume which only added to the magic. Deacon made his final stage preparations to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" which whipped the crowd into an appropriate frenzy. When the curtains opened Deacon was front and centre behind a table full of so many pedals and cables it was almost comical. One band mate joined him at the table while two live drummers filled out the stage. Now if you have never attended a Dan Deacon show before it is all about audience participation. DBefore long the crowd was split into two groups and led in an mass interpretive dance off.
Next up Deacon got a row of people to link hands above their heads while others passed underneath before becoming part of the tunnel themselves. Deacon led the human passageway out a back door and back in another door to the venue and then all the way around the bar.

The whole thing was scored by Deacon's latest album 'America' and several highlights from 'Bromst' as well.

Deacon recently created a smart phone app to be used at his live shows and asked everyone to turn it on part way through the set. The phones flashing colours on one side while the flash blinked on and off on the other.

Listen to "True Thrush" (below) now and peruse a few more shots from the show. See you at the next one.