Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I Break Horses + CSLSX "Violent Sea" (video)

Stockholm duo I Break Horses released their first new work "Violent Sea" since last years debut 'Horses'. The track is a collaborative one with Philadelphia collective CSLSX. I Break Horses is about to set out on tour supporting M83 (dates below) including a stop at Vancouver's Vogue on April 27th.


22 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *
23 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *
25 Portland, OR - Roseland *
26 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
27 Vancouver, BC - Vogue *
29 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
30 Denver, CO - Ogden *

01 Lawrence, KS - Granada *
02 St Louis, MO - Pageant *
04 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
05 Detroit, MI - Majestic *
06 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy *
07 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
09 Boston, MA - House Of Blues *
10 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
14 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater *
15 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
17 Houston, TX - House of Blues *
18 Austin, TX - Stubb's *
19 Dallas, TX - Granada *
21 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent (Headline Show)
22 San Diego, CA - Casbah (Headline Show)
23 Los Angeles, CA - Echo (Headline Show)
24 San Francisco, CA - Popscene (Headline Show)
26 Sasquatch Festival, WA -Seattle
29 Chicago, IL-Lincoln Hall (Headline Show)
30 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge (Headline Show)  
* = w/ M83 

Scott Matthew "Sinking" (live video)

Scott Matthew: Sinking (Live) from Riot Bear Recording Co. on Vimeo.
On February 7th New York songwriter Scott Matthew released 'Gallantry's Favorite Son' digitally (physical release comes March 6th). Today Matthew released his "favorite" song off the album "Sinking" (downloadable below) along with a video of him performing it live in Berlin (above).

Caveman "Vampirer/Old Friend" (video)

Last fall Brooklyn's Caveman self released their debut album 'CoCo Beware' via their own Magic Man! label to rave reviews ( cracking Tasty Ears Top 25 of 2011). Well now the band has signed to the most excellent label Fat Possum and are re-releasing the album (on March 27th) just after they head out on a North American headlining tour (dates below). Caveman will be at Vancouver hot spot the Biltmore on April 20th (or 4/20 for the pot heads). Check out the newly released video for "Vampirer/Old Friend" (above) shot by John O'Hara in Silver Lake.  This band is underrated in our opinion and their live show, I'm told, is what their all about. See you at the show music fans.

Caveman live dates:
3/6: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
3/7: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater Rooftop
3/8: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
3/9: Atlanta, GA @ 529
3/10: Orlando, FL @ Orange You Glad Festival
3/11: Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
3/13: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/14: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20: Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
3/21: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
3/22: Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
3/23: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
3/23: Toronto, ON @ El Mocombo
3/24: Buffalo, NY @ 9th Ward
3/29: Syracuse, NY @ Syracuse University
3/30: Bethlehem, PA @ Nowadays Festival
4/9: Washington, D.C. @ Red Palace
4/10: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4/11: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
4/12: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
4/13: Madison, WI @ UW Madison
4/14: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
4/16: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
4/17: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
4/20: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
4/21: Seattle, WA @ Barboza (Neumos)
4/22: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
4/24: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
4/25: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
4/27: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/28: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
5/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
5/2: Columbia, MO @ Mojos
5/3: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
5/4: Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
5/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) w/ Beirut

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hollis Brown "Spoonful" (new track)

New York's Hollis Brown are set to release 'Nothing & The Famous No One' EP on April 3rd. The band went down to Nashville to work with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) recording straight to analogue tape. Deer Tick's John McCauley lends a hand (or in this case a voice) to the track "Spoonful" (below).

Hollis Brown (Feat. John McCauley) "Spooful"

Cuff The Duke "Count On Me" (video)

Today marks the stateside release of Cuff The Duke's 'Morning Comes' via Paper Bag Records. The album dropped late last year here in Canada and has been nominated for a Juno prize for "Adult Alternative Album of the Year". Check out the brand new video for "Count On Me" (above).

Milagres does NPR Tiny Desk Concert (video)

'Glowing Mouth' Milagres' sophomore album was released last year via Kill Rock Stars to "glowing" reviews (ha!). The Brooklyn band recently did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR (above) that includes a version of "Halfway".

PS I Love You "Sentimental Dishes" (new track)

Ontario's PS I Love You will release their highly anticipated sophomore album 'Death Dreams' on May 8th via Paper Bag Records. The bands debut album was long listed for the coveted Polaris Prize and with "Sentimental Dishes", the first release off of the forthcoming long player, PS I Love You is piquing interest of music fans everywhere. Check it out below (and feel free to download it via Soundcloud below).

Monday, February 27, 2012

Terry Malts "I Do" (video)

Terry Malts - I Do from Slumberland Records on Vimeo.
Terry Malts continues their onslaught of releases each one making us all a little richer. Check out the latest video for "I Do" directed by Kyle Camarillo (above) and catch them on tour through april including a show in early March with Crocodiles in San Francisco.

Bon Iver "Towers" (video)

Bon Iver - Towers (Official Music Video) from Bon Iver on Vimeo.
Filmmaker Nabil Elderkin directed "Towers" the latest video released from Bon Iver's self-titled 2011 album (number one on Tasty Ears Top 50 Albums of 2011). Catch them at Deer Lake Park on May 25th in Vancouver (tickets on sale soon, dates below). Go!

Tour Dates:
03/03/12 Perth, AU - Perth International Arts Festival @ Red Hill Auditorium
03/06/12 Adelaide, AU - Thebarton Theatre 
03/08/12 Melbourne, AU - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
03/10/12 Victoria, AU - Golden Plains Sixxx @ Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre
03/11/12 Sydney, AU - Sydney Opera House 
03/12/12 Sydney, AU - Sydney Opera House 
03/13/12 Sydney, Au - Sydney Opera House
03/15/12 Brisbane, AU - Tivoli Theatre - SOLD OUT
03/16/12 Brisbane, AU - Tivoli Theatre - SOLD OUT
03/17/12 Brisbane, AU - Tivoli Theatre - SOLD OUT
04/12/12 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas w/All Tiny Creatures
04/14/12 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04/17/12 Davis, CA - Freedom Hall at UC Davis w/All Tiny Creatures SOLD OUT
04/19/12 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium w/All Tiny Creatures
04/21/12 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04/22/12 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl SOLD OUT
04/23/12 Tucson, AZ - TCC Arena w/Feist
04/27/12 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
05/21/12 Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee
05/22/12 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
05/25/12 Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Park
05/27/12 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
05/29/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Ampitheater
05/31/12 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Ampitheatre w/Feist
06/07-10/12 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/07/12 Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival 
08/08/12 Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival 
08/10/12 Goteborg, SE - Way Out West Festival 
08/11/12 Oslo, NO - Oya Festival 

Girls "My Ma" (video)

Girls released 'Father, Son, Holy Ghost' last year toping many year end lists (including the number two spot on Tasty Ears Top 50 Albums of 2011). The band has now released a video by Aaron Brown (Focus Creeps) with help from Grant Singer for the heart wrenching track "My Ma". Check it out above and catch Girls on Conan on March 22, 2012.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hunx "Private Room" (video)

Hunx (aka Seth Bogart) is set to release his first solo album 'Hairdresser Blues' on February 28th via Hardly Art. The first single "Private Room" has already been given the video treatment directed by Hannah Lew of Grass Widow. Catch Hunx (and His Punx) on tour next month (including Vancouver's Waldorf on March 24th w/ Heavy Cream and Nobunny).


3/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex + & (Check Yo Ponytail 2)
3/21 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill + & ^ 
3/22 Portland, OR - Dante's +  
3/23 Seattle, WA - Crocodile +  
3/24 Vancouver, BC - Waldorf +  
3/27 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock (early) +  
3/28 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club +  
3/29 Chicago, IL - Double Door +  
3/30 Detroit, MI - Lager +  
3/31 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar +  
4/2 Boston, MA - Radio + 
4/3 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie +  
4/4 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge +  
4/5 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Mug @ Vassar College + # 
4/6 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands #  
4/7 Harrisonburg, VA - Macrock  
4/8 Baltimore, MD - Windup Space # *  
4/9 Belmont, NC - Haunted Mill # 
4/10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl # =  
4/11 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree #  
4/12 Gainesville, FL - Boca Fiesta (The Backyard) #  
4/13 Miami, FL - Churchills #  
4/14 Orlando, FL - Will's Pub #  
4/17 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's #  
4/18 Austin, TX - Mohawk #  
4/19 El Paso, TX - M's Lips # 
4/20 Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room # 
4/21 San Diego, CA - Casbah # 
+ with Heavy Cream  
& with Nobunny 
^ with Shannon & the Clams
# with Natural Child 
* with Nobunny (solo) 
= with Chain & the Gang

Craft Spells "Still Left With Me" (new track)

With the release of "Still Left With Me" (below) a new track from Craft Spells, comes the announcement of a new EP titled 'Gallery'. The forthcoming 6 track EP is set to drop on May 15th via Captured Tracks. Hit play already.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Screaming Females "It All Means Nothing" (video)

On April 3rd Don Giovanni Records is set to release 'Ugly' the new album from Screaming Females. The band hits the road next month with Titus Andronicus. Paste recently premiered the video for "It All Means Nothing" the opening track from the forthcoming album. Check it out above.

Beirut "Vagabond" (video)

Today Beirut released another video from his most recent album 'The Rip Tide' this one for the track "Vagabond". Like "Santa Fe" the video was directed by Sunset Television but the story is otherwise very different. We love it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yuksek "Off The Wall" (video)

YUKSEK - Off the wall (clip officiel) by umusic
On February 14th french composer Yuksek released his new album 'Living On The Edge Of Time' via Ultra Records. Today Pierre-Alexander Busson released a video for "Off The Wall" (above) as well as announced several American tour dates (below).

Yuksek Tour Dates
3/14: SXSW- Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Burex Showcase)
3/16: SXSW- Austin, TX (Neon Gold Showcase)
3/16: SXSW- Austin, TX @ Malverde (Kitsuné Showcase)
3/17: SXSW- Austin, TX @ ND (Windish Showcase)
3/18: New York, NY @ Le Bain (DJ set)
3/20: WMC- Miami, FL  @ Bardot (DJ set)
3/21: WMC- Miami, FL @ Bromance Party/Mamouchka (DJ set)
3/22: WMC- Miami, FL @ Embrace (DJ set)
3/23: San Francisco, CA @ The Mezzanine
3/24: Las Vegas, NV @ Royal House Indie Music Festival
3/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Dim Mak Studios
3/28: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Crocodiles "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)" (free download)

'Endless Flowers' the latest full length from Crocodiles, is set for release on June 4th via Souterrain Transmissions. The San Diego outfit have digitally released the first single "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)" (below) b/w "Fascist Cops" (The Kids cover).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lower Dens "Brains" (video)

Baltimore's Lower Dens are set to release a brand new album titled 'Nootropics' via Ribbon Music on May 1st (pre-order here). The first single "Brains" dropped last month but the video is new (above).The band heads out on an extensive tour soon, catch them live or they'll eat your BWAINS!

The Mynabirds "Generals" (new track)

The Mynabirds' sophomore album 'GENERALS' drops June 5th via Saddle Creek. Download the title track (above) from this politically charged forthcoming album now.

Christopher Paul Stelling "Solar Flares" (free download)

Today marks the release of Christopher Paul Stelling's debut album 'Songs of Praise & Scorn' via Mecca Lecca Recording Co.. To celebrate Stelling is sharing the second single from the album, "Solar Flares", as a free download (below). We've had this album on heavy rotation around here for quite some time now (and it will remain so for the foreseeable future). This guy is the whole package, an incredible voice, a crafty songwriter, and he plays the shit out of the guitar. Get this album now and thank me later.

Santigold "Disparate Youth" (new track)

It was 2008 when Santigold's self-titled debut album dropped and dance floors of the world went crazy for it. Fans have been patiently awaiting her next album ever since. Well on May 1st the wait is over and 'Master of My Make Believe' will be available via Downtown Records/Atlantic Records. Today marks the first official release for "Disparate Youth" from the forthcoming album (purchase it here). The track was produced by Santigold and Ricky Blaze, check it out.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Strangers Are Strange" (video)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra released a video for "Strangers Are Strange" today ahead of heading out on tour later this week. The video was directed and edited by Sam Kristofski. Get your strange on!

Friday, February 17, 2012

YACHT "Shangri-La" (video)

YACHT - Shangri-La from Jona Bechtolt on Vimeo.
YACHT is currently on tour (dates below) but that won't stop them from releasing a new video. The track "Shangri-La" from the album of the same name has been given the video treatment. The video is an ode to the bands recent move to Los Angeles and puts the L.A. in "Shangri-La". Bam!

Catch YACHT on tour at one of the upcoming dates below:
02/17/12 Madison, WI – The Sett, University of Wisconsin
02/18/12 Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe
02/19/12 Columbus, OH – The Basement
02/20/12 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room @ Crofoot Ballroom
02/22/12 Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
02/23/12 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
02/24/12 Monreal, QC – Il Motore
02/25/12 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
02/26/12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/27/12 Waltham, MA – Chum's, Brandeis University
02/29/12 Gamier, OH – The Horn Gallery, Kenyon College
03/01/12 St. Louis, MO – Plush
03/02/12 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
03/03/12 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
03/05/12 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
03/15/12-3/16/12 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/29/12 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

Gravenhurst "The Prize" (new track)

Bristol's Nick Talbot (aka Gravenhurst) is to release a new album on May 1st titled 'The Ghost In Daylight' via Warp Records. It's been five years since his last release and the growth is obvious. Check out the first single "The Prize" above.

Bon Iver at AIR Studios

Jagjaguwar and 4AD have teamed up to capture an incredible Bon Iver performance. Justin Vernon and Sean Carey sit across from each at grand pianos at AIR Studio's Lyndurst Hall for a nearly 25 minute journey through several tracks. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and recorded and mixed by Jake Jackson with Brian Joseph (Air Studios) Vernon and Carey play "Hinnom, TX", 'Wash.", Bonnie Raitts "I Can't Make You Love Me", "Babys", and "Beth/Rest". Blow minding!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Evans the Death "Telling Lies" (new track)

We'll have to wait till April 3rd for the self titled debut from Evans the Death via Slumberland Records. Although the first single "Telling Lies" b/w "Morning Voice" doesn't get released until March 6th you can give it a listen right now below. The band took it's name from the Undertaker who dreams of his childhood in Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood'. It seems this young five piece dreams instead of wonderful noise and clever lyrics. With company like The Kinks, Frank Zappa, and The Decemberists also drawing inspiration from the very same work of prose Evans the Death are certainly off to an excellent start.

Tu Fawning "Bones" (new track)

Portland's Tu Fawning are set to follow up 2010's critically acclaimed debut with 'A Monument' coming May 7th via City Slang. The album was recorded at San Francisco's famous Tiny Telephone Studios as well as their hometown's Type Foundry. You've seen them on Portlandia (Shooting Star Preschool ep.) now hear the new single. Go!

The Drums "Days" (video)

On February 27th The Drums will be releasing a third single from 2011's 'Portamento' this time for "Days" b/w the previously unreleased "I Don't Want To Go Alone". In advance of the release comes a video for the track (above). If you missed them on Jimmy Fallon last night you can catch it here. The Drums will also be performing at the NME Awards Show in London at the end of the month.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

La Sera "Break My Heart" (new track)

La Sera (aka Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls) new album 'Sees the Light' is set to "see the light" (I know, right) on March 27th via Hardly Art. Now you can catch her on a west coats tour this March prior to the release (dates below). Also, be sure to check out her new track "Break My Heart" (below) which premiered over at Spin today.

La Sera "Break My Heart"


03/03 Seattle, WA The Rendezvous *
03/04 Portland, OR Holocene *
03/06 Sacramento, CA Bows and Arrows *
03/07 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop *
03/08 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite *
03/10 San Diego, CA Irenic *
03/11 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room *
03/12 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Sol Live *
03/14 - 03/17 Austin, TX SXSW

* = w/ Cold Showers

Frankie Rose "Gospel/Grace" (video)

Frankie Rose - Gospel/Grace from Slumberland Records on Vimeo.
As I'm sure by now you are aware Frankie Rose is set to release her sophomore album 'Interstellar' on February 21st via Slumberland/Memphis Industries (digital is out now). Rose has just announced tour dates in support of the new album (below) including a stop in Vancouver on April 24th at The Biltmore Cabaret. Check out the new video for "Gospel/Grace" (above) and I'll see you at the show.

Tue-Feb-21  Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory (Album Release Show - tix) *
Thu-Apr-05    Philadelphia, PA    Northstar Bar *
Fri-Apr-06    Arlington, VA        Artisphere / Chickfactor 2012: For The Love of Pop!
Sat-Apr-07    Baltimore, MD        Golden West *
Sun-Apr-08    Richmond, VA        Strange Matter *
Mon-Apr-09    Chapel Hill, NC        Local 506 *
Tue-Apr-10    Atlanta, GA        529 *
Fri-Apr-13    Dallas, TX            Club Dada *
Sat-Apr-14    Austin, TX        Red 7 *
Mon-Apr-16    Phoenix, AZ        Rhythm Room *
Wed-Apr-18    San Diego, CA        Soda Bar *
Thu-Apr-19    Los Angeles, CA    The Satellite *
Fri-Apr-20    Santa Cruz, CA        Crepe Place *
Sat-Apr-21    San Francisco, CA    Brick and Mortar Music Hall *
Mon-Apr-23    Portland, OR        East End *
Tue-Apr-24    Vancouver, BC        The Biltmore *
Wed-Apr-25    Seattle, WA        Barboza *
Thu-Apr-26    Missoula, MT        The Badlander *
Sat-Apr-28    Fargo, ND            The Aquarium *
Sun-Apr-29    Minneapolis, MN    7th St Entry *
Mon-Apr-30    Chicago, IL        Township *
Tue-May-01    Detroit, MI        Magic Stick *
Wed-May-02    Toronto, ON        The Shop under Parts and Labor *
Thu-May-03    Albany, NY        Valentine's *

* = w/ DIVE 

Soso "My Women, My Guitar" (Cody Chestnutt cover)

Sweden's Soso is set to release her debut album 'The Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China' on May 1st. The album will include only one cover, Cody Chestnutt's "My Women, My Guitar" (from his classic album Headphone Masterpiece). The rest of the album includes a love song titled "Joaquin Phoenix" a recording of Soso crying that was edited into beats "Sab Lackath" and many more. Check out the Cody Chestnutt cover below now.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Light Asylum "Shallow Tears" (new track)

On May 1st Light Asylum will release their self-titled debut album via Mexican Summer. Check out the recently released single "Shallow Tears" b/w "Genesis" (below) and then grab it here. Plus tour dates below.

May 03 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
May 04 Philadelphia, PA – Making Time @ Voyeur
May 05 Washington DC – U Hall
May 11 Seattle, WA – Actual Pain @ Electric Tea Garden
May 12 Portland, OR – Branx
May 14 San Francisco, CA – 120 mins. @ Public Works
May 15 Los Angeles, CA – Check Yo Ponytail @ The Echo

Farewell Republic "Gliss"

Brooklyn's Farewell Republic are set to release their debut LP 'Burn the Boats' on February 21st. The highly anticipated forthcoming release is an exciting blend of arty-indie-post-punk and refrshingly-angsty-chillwave. Check out the second single "Gliss" (above) and pre-order the album via their Bandcamp page.

Autolux "The Science Of Imaginary Solutions" (video)

Autolux originally released this video for "The Science Of Imaginary Solutions" at a gallery in Los Angeles. The ATP recording artists are now pleased to announce a limited edition A6 publication of the Kill Pixie Art/Thomas McMahan directed video. Order away.

EMA "Take One Two" (video)

Today EMA released a new single and video for "Take One Two"(above). EMA has this to say about the video

“This footage comes from a South Dakota trailer park in the mid-90s, and features a small group of freaks and misfits who seem to be having the time of their lives. Dressing up, hanging out, making up funny skits, and lots of laughing. When I look back now at our fresh young faces (yes that is me with the short dark hair and cat-eye liner), I'm amazed at how simply happy we all look. This is especially remarkable as I know what was going on outside those plywood walls: getting called names, shoved into lockers, and threatening to get our asses kicked for being queer or punk or just plain weird.

But despite all that, there is a joy, strength and self-acceptance in our faces that I find inspiring and wanted to pass on. I'm offering the proceeds of this song to an anti-bullying non-profit started by a 15-yr-old girl in Long Island who was a victim of bullying for 7 years before switching schools. It's called The Jamie Isaacs Foundation ( and it works to bring youth advocates into schools and pass anti-bullying legislation."

Lambchop "Gone Tomorrow" (video)

On February 20th Lambchop will release an eleventh studio album titled 'Mr. M' via City Slang. We posted the first single "Gone Tomorrow" a little while back but now we have the video for the single (above). Directed by Zach Spiger and shot on film (whatever that is) the video is a Valentine from Nashville.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Spirit Animal "Crocodile Skins" (new track)

Later this New York's Spirit Animal will release their sophomore album 'Spirit Animalia'. Check out the first single "Crocodile Skins" from the forthcoming album (below).

Porcelain Raft "Something In Between" (video)

On February 21st Secretly Canadian is set to release Porcelain Raft's new single 'Unless You Speak From The Heart'. The single is backed with "Something In Between" (which has been given the video treatment above). Catch Porcelain Raft on tour now including several shows with Youth Lagoon (all dates below).

03/28 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY *
03/29 - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge MA *
03/30 - La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
03/31 - Lee's Palace, Toronto ONT *
04/02 - Radio Radio, Indianapolis IN *
04/03 - Off Broadway, St Louis MO *
04/04 - Metro, Chicago IL *
04/05 - Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI *
04/06 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
04/08 - Hi-Dive, Denver CO
04/10 - Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA
04/11 - Porter's Pub, San Diego CA *
04/12 - Troubadour, Los Angeles CA *
04/13 - The Independent, San Francisco CA *
04/15 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
04/16 - Crocodile Cafe, Seattle WA

* with Youth Lagoon

Friday, February 10, 2012

SIINAI "Marathon" (new track)

Finland art rockers SIINAI are set to release their debut album 'Olympic Games' on Splendour Records on February 21st. Check out the grandiose new track "Marathon" (below). If you struggle with the whole instrumental thing then you'll have to wait till April 17th when Jagjaguwar is to release the Siinai and Moonface (latest moniker of Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade)) collaboration 'Heartbreaking Bravery'. "Teary Eyes And Bloody Lips" from the forthcoming Moonface album is also below.

SIINAI "Marathon"

Dana Buoy "Call To Be" (new track)

Dana Buoy (drummer for Akron/Family) is set to release his debut solo LP 'Summer Bodies' this May via Lefse Records. The album reportedly began as answering machine love notes in Oregon before culminating into a completed album in New York by way of Thailand. Catch Buoy's "tropicore" sound on tour with Youth Lagoon and be sure to check out the first release "Call To Be" after the jump.

Dana Buoy "Call To Be"

The Weeknd "Next" (Keys N Krates remix)

Toronto is home to many great musical acts. The buzz worthy The Weeknd are a popular example. Another Toronto group making a name for themselves is the electro-hip-hop trio Keys N Krates. We've been digging Keys N Krates self-released 'Blackout EP' for the last few months (download it for free here). Now you can check out the Keys N Krates take on The Weeknd's sexy slow burner "Next". KNK apply their unique blend of club music and hip-hop to the track creating a beat driven high energy dance floor number that's as sexy as ever.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Terry Malts "The Neighborhood" (video)

The Neighborhood // Terry Malts from Yours Truly on Vimeo.
Yours Truly and Audyssey have teamed for a series dubbed "The Neighborhood" (which is American for The Neighbourhood") where they interview musicians about their local scene's. Check out Terry Malts playing a few tracks in this episode.

Super Gauchin "La Gorra" (video)

Super Gauchin are two Argentinean brothers who recently released an EP titled 'Piratas Y Fichines' via Waxploitation/ZZK!. Check out the appropriately 8 bit video for the track "La Gorra" (above).

Frankie Rose 'Interstellar' (album stream)

February 21st, that's when Frankie Rose will release her latest work 'Interstellar' via Slumberland/ Memphis Industries. The ten track sophomore album has already garnered a lot of attention and Spin is giving a sneak peak as to why. Yep, the entire album is streaming there right now. Check it out.

Band of Skulls "Sweet Sour" (video)

This week Band of Skulls digitally released their sophomore album 'Sweet Sour' (the album will be available everywhere next week). Now Vevo has the video for the title track (posted above). The band will be in Vancouver on April 10th at the Commodore Ballroom but if you don't have tickets yet then be prepared to shell out some bucks cause it is sold out and for good reason, the band is tight live (more dates below).

13-Mar TUE Austin, TX Antone's
16-Mar FRI Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
17-Mar SAT Dallas, TX Granada Theater
19-Mar MON Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
20-Mar TUE Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
22-Mar THU New York, NY Webster Hall
23-Mar FRI Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
24-Mar SAT Washington, DC 9:30 Club
26-Mar MON Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
27-Mar TUE Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
28-Mar WED Providence, RI The Met
30-Mar FRI Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre
31-Mar SAT Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
2-Apr MON Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
3-Apr TUE Chicago, IL House of Blues
4-Apr WED Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
6-Apr FRI Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
7-Apr SAT Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (Grand Room)
9-Apr MON Seattle, WA Neptune
10-Apr TUE Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (sold out)
11-Apr WED Portland, OR Dante's
12-Apr THU San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
15-Apr SUN Coachella
22-Apr SUN Coachella
* We Are Augustines Support All Dates except Coachella

No "Another Life" (new track)

Los Angeles' No released their debut EP 'Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever' for free last fall (grab it here). The band generated enough buzz that next week Origami Vinyl is releasing it on, well vinyl obviously. For you lazy buggers check out "Another Life", which sounds a bit like The National meets Arcade Fire, right here.

Nite Jewel "In The Dark" (new track)

California's Ramona Gonzalez (aka Nite Jewel) is set to release 'One Second Of Love' on March 6th via Secretly Canadian. Nite Jewel will head out on tour shortly after the forthcoming release including a stop at Vancouver's Electric Owl on April 6th (more dates below). Check out the second release "In The Dark" off 'One Second Of Love".

All Tour Dates W/ Chairlift Except Bowery Ballroom In NYC W/ Sophia Knapp Mar 14-17 SXSW - Austin, TX
Mar 26 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Mar 27 Il Motore - Montreal, QC
Mar 28 Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
Mar 29 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Mar 30 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
Mar 31 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
Apr 03 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
Apr 04 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 06 Electric Owl - Vancouver, BC
Apr 07 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
Apr 08 Doug Fir - Portland, OR
Apr 10 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Apr 11 Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 12 The Casbah - San Diego, CA
Apr 14 The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
Apr 16 Club Dada - Dallas, TX
Apr 17 The Mohawk - Austin, TX
Apr 18 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
Apr 19 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
Apr 20 Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Apr 21 U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
Apr 22 Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 24 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

Magic Wands "Space" (new track)

'Aloha Moon' the debut album from Magic Wands is set to drop on April 24th via Bright Antenna/ILG. Their sound has been labeled "lovewave" but perhaps the fact that they have toured with The Kills, The Horrors, The Black Keys, The Virgins, and The Teenagers puts them into perspective. Check out "Space" the first single off of the forthcoming album over at Spin (where it premiered) and find out for yourself how they earned the opening spot for so many great bands with nothing more than an EP.

Boy Friend "Bad Dreams" (new track)

Texas duo Boy Friend released their debut album 'Egyptian Wrinkle' this week via Hell, Yes!. The highly buzzed about album is available for purchase here. If you're not familiar with the band yet check out the latest release "Bad Dreams" (below) and see if they don't break your heart a little.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chains Of Love "He's Leaving With Me" (new track)

Vancouver's Chains Of Love are pleased to announce the release of their debut 'Strange Grey Days 12" EP' on March 14th via Manimal Vinyl. Prior to the release the band has planned a west coast tour starting in Vancouver's Biltmore on February 16th and taking them all the way down to SXSW (dates below). Check out the latest track "He's Leaving With Me" after the jump. Do yourself a favour and check 'em out live they're high energy sets are intoxicating.

Chains Of Love "He's Leaving With Me"

February 16, 2012 Vancouver @ The Biltmore
February 21, 2012 Seattle @ The Funhouse
February 23, 2012 San Francisco @ Brick and Mortar
February 24, 2012 San Diego @ Soda Bar
February 25, 2012 Los Angeles @ Echo
February 27, 2012 Los Angeles Live on KXLU
March 1, 2012 Portland @ Mississippi Bar
March 14-17  Austin - SXSW

Royal Canoe "Hold On To The Metal" (new track)

Winnipeg's Royal Canoe are set to release a four track EP titled 'Extended Play' on February 21st. The six piece "experimental pop"outfit is heading out on a tour on the same day as the release. Royal Canoe will be eher in Vancouver on March 1st at The Media Club before heading south for a few shows to and from SXSW (all dates below). Check out the first release "Hold On To The Metal" off of the forthcoming EP below and I'll see you at the show.

Royal Canoe’s Extended Play Tour Dates

Feb 21 – Regina, SK @ Ohanlons
Feb 22 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
Feb 23 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
Feb 24 – Banff, AB @ Banff Centre
Feb 25 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
Feb 26 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
Feb 27 – Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
Feb 28 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
Mar 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club 
March 8 – Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
March 11 - San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse
March 14 - 17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (showcase venues/times TBA)

March 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Mint Gallery
March 21 - New York, NY @ Spike Hill
March 22 - 24 – Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week (showcase venues/times TBA)

Twerps "Through the Day" (video)

Twerps - Through the Day from Life or Death PR on Vimeo.
Last fall Melbourne's Twerps released their self-titled debut album to critical acclaim. Now the band is coming to North America to tour and supporting none other than Real Estate while they're at it. If you haven't done so pick up the album stat, it's a gooder. Check out the new video for "Through the Day" (above) and concert dates (below).


2/8 Melbourne, AUS - Corner Hotel #
3/2 Melbourne, AUS - Phoenix Public House
3/9 Sydney, AUS - The Standard *
3/12 Melbourne, AUS - Corner Hotel *
3/13-18 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/27 New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
3/29 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent Ave ^
3/30 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
4/03 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
4/04 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
4/05 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
4/06 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Presents at Lincoln Theatre *
4/07 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *
4/08 Oxford, MS - Cats Purring Dude Ranch *
4/09 Little Rock, AR - Rev Room *
4/10 Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
4/11 Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
4/23 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium *
4/24 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
4/25 Reno, NV - Holland Project *
4/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
4/27 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre *
4/28 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck *
4/29 St. Louis, MO - Plush *
4/30 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *
5/01 Harrisburg, PA - Appalachian Brewing Co *

# = w/ Girls
* = w/ Real Estate 
^ = w/ Ducktails

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Liz Green "Displacement Song" (video)

Liz Green's North American debut 'O, Devotion!' drops today via PIAS. Check out the video for the latest track to be made available "Displacement Song" (above). The debut album was four years in the making and is a timely shot in the arm of cabaret and folk revivalism.

Ravens & Chimes "Night" (new track)

New York's Ravens & Chimes are preparing for the release of their second album 'Holiday Life'  on April 3rd via Better Looking Records. It's been four years and a line-up change since their critically acclaimed debut but sophomore albums are usually more challenging to make. Check out the first release "Night" off of the forthcoming album after the jump.

Ravens & Chimes "Night"

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ryan Power "I Don't Want To Die"

New Hampshire's Ryan Power is to release 'I Don't Want To Die' on April 3rd via NNA Tapes. Check out the buzzed about title track below now.

Bend Sinister "Give It A Rest" (new track)

Vancouver's Bend Sinister are to release a new five track EP titled 'On My Mind' via File Under: Music on  March 6th. The release coincides with a Canadian tour (dates below) that finds them at Vancouver's Venue on March 23rd. The EP was produced by Shawn Cole at Fader Master and Mushroom Studios. Check out the latest track "Give It A Rest' below.

Bend Sinister Tour Dates:
MARCH 1st - KELOWNA - The Habitat
MARCH 2nd - OLDS (alberta) - Tracks pub
MARCH 6th - MONTREAL - L'Esco Bar

MARCH 7th - KINGSTON @ The Mansion House
MARCH 8th - LONDON - Call The Office
MARCH 10th – TORONTO - @ Cherry Cola
MARCH 13th- WINNIPEG - The Pyramid *
MARCH 14th - REGINA - The Exchange *
MARCH 15th - SASKATOON - Amigos *
MARCH 16th - CALGARY - The Gateway *
MARCH 17th - EDMONTON - The Starlite room *
MARCH 18th - BANFF - Wildbills *
MARCH 19th - JASPER - The Horseshoe Club *
MARCH 20th - FERNIE - The Northern *
MARCH 21st - NELSON - The Hume Hotel *
MARCH 22nd- KAMLOOPS - Catus Jacks *
MARCH 23rd - VANCOUVER - Venue *
MARCH 24th - VICTORIA - Club 9one9 *
MARCH 26th - WHISTLER - Garibaldi Lift Company *

Young Magic 'Melt' (album streaming)

This Valentine's Day get ready to fall in love with Young Magic. The three piece band that now calls New York home will release their debut album 'Melt' on February 14th via Carpark Records. The forthcoming album has been on repeat around here for the last week and is our new favourite thing. It just so happens that the album is streaming in it's entirety right now (and for the rest of the week) over at Hype Machine. 'Melt' is a little bit chill-wave, a little bit hip-hop, a little bit early Yeasayer and a whole lot of right now. Check it out now and pick it up next week.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Choir of Young Believers "Nye Nummer Et" (new track)

On March 20th Denmark's Choir of Young Believers are set to release their sophomre album 'Rhine Gold' via Ghostly International. The band has now made available "Nye Nummer Et" from the forthcoming  long player. Check out the track below and catch them live at SXSW.

Neon Indian "Fallout" (video)

As Neon Indian (Alan Palomo) prepares for an extensive spring tour (dates below) he also found time to release a new video for "Fallout" from the critically acclaimed 2011 album 'Era Extraña'. The animated video was recognizably directed by Lilfuchs of Adult Swim and premiered today on both Adult Swim and Spin. Neon Indian will be here in Vancouver on April 28th at Venue.

March 7, New York, NY MOMA
March 8, Richmond, VA The National *
March 9, Knoxville, TN The Square Room *
March 10, Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge *
March 11, Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room *
March 13, Dallas, TX Granada Theater *
March 17, Houston, TX House of Blues Houston *
March 19, Atlanta, GA Masquerade *
March 20, Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *
March 21, Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle *
March 23, Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival 
April 3, Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer ^
April 4, Cleveland, OH Grog Shop ^
April 5, Bloomington, IN Rhinos ^
April 6, Chicago, IL The Metro ^
April 7, Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club ^
April 9, Denver, CO Bluebird Theater ^
April 10, Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge ^
April 12, Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ^
April 13, Indio, CA Coachella
April 20, Indio, CA Coachella  
April 24, San Francisco, CA Fillmore %
April 26, Portland, OR Doug Fir %
April 27, Seattle, WA Neumos %
April 28, Vancouver, BC Venue %
April 30, Edmonton, AB Starlite Room %
May 1, Calgary, AB Republik %
May 3, Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret %
May 4, Minneapolis, MN First Avenue %
May 5, Madison, WI Majestic Theatre %
May 6, Detroit, MI Magic Stick %
May 8, Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre %
May 10, Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End %
May 11, Boston, MA Paradise %
May 12, New York, NY Terminal 5 

* = w/ Purity Ring   
^ = w/ Friends
% = w/ Lemonade