Friday, March 30, 2012

The Dig "Red Rose in the Cold Winter Ground" (new track)

On May 29th The Dig will release their new album 'Midnight Flowers' via Buffalo Jump Records. The bands latest single "Red Rose in the Cold Ground" is posted below. Catch them on tour with Ben Kweller this spring.

Ava Luna "A Year of Mirth" (live video from SXSW)

Brooklyn's Ava Luna released their debut album 'Ice Level' (via Infinite Best) earlier this month to well deserved buzz. Breakthru Radio's Hear & There caught up with Ava Luna down at SXSW and captured a special performance of "A Year of Mirth" from the back of the band's van. Check out the video above and get after this band.

Goldmund "Shenandoah" (video)

Goldmund AKA Keith Kenniff released an album of Civil War era songs late last year titled 'All Will Prosper' via Western Vinyl. The video for "Shenandoah" (above) was directed byAlex R. Johnson. The prolific Kenniff also releases electronic music as Helios and is half of the duo known as Mint Julep.

Karin Park "Restless" (new track)

Sweden's Karin Park is set to release her debut long player 'Highway Poetry' on May 28th. With tracks like "Restless" (below) it's no wonder this is such a highly anticipated release. The 6'3" Park has supported Azari &III and SBTRKT on their recent European tours.

Fixers "Another Lost Apache" (new track)

UK's Fixers are set to release their debut North American EP 'Pop Meat/Your Corruptor' on April 24th via Dolphin Love Records. Get a taste of the album below with the very catchy track "Another Lost Apache".

Fixers "Another Lost Apache"

Dragonette "Let It Go" (new track)

Canadian trio Dragonette shared a new single "Let It Go" via their Soundcloud page yesterday. The single gets a digital release on April 3rd including several remixes. Check out "Let It Go" below now.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Erol Alkan & Boys Noize "Roland Rat" (new track)

Erol Alkan & Boys Noize are back to tag team a pair of new tracks "Roland Rat" and "Brain Storm" for digital release on April 16th (with a vinyl release April 9th and an exclusive Beatport release April 2nd). Check out "Roland Rat" (above) now.

Dent May "Best Friend" (new track)

Dent May's sophomore album 'Do Things' drops on June 12th via Paw Tracks. The first taste of the album "Best Friend" can be heard now (below). The ten track long-player from the Mississippi native May promises to push his unique pop stylings further forward.

Pulled Apart By Horses "Wolf Hand" (video)

Pulled Apart By Horses have released a video (above) to accompany the forthcoming single "Wolf Hand" (out 23rd via Transgressive). The band had the following to say about the track "(it's) our very own piercing tale of forgetting about aging and staying young forever."

The Hundred In The Hands "Faded" (new track)

New York's The Hundred In The Hands are set to release their sophomore album 'Red Night' on June 12th via Warp Records. The duo have made "Faded" from the forthcoming album, public today. Check it out below.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Caveman "Thankful" (video)

New York's Caveman self-released 'CoCo Beware' last fall and created a real buzz. So much so that this week Fat Possum re-released the album. New York Magazine's Vulture premiered a new video from the album, this one for "Thankful" (above). I'll see all you Vancouverites at the Biltmore on April 20th for the show (more dates below). One of our favourite albums from last year can be one of this years now too. Get it. Go!

Caveman Tour Dates:
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

PUNCHES "Can I Live" (video)

PUNCHES released their new EP 'It Can Only Get Better' this week via Our Label International. To celebrate the band also released a video for "Can I Live" off of the new EP (above). The EP also includes a remix of the track by fellow New Yorker Ducky as well as another new track "Dancing Together" featuring guest vox from Midnight Magic's Tiffany Roth.

Frankie Rose "Night Swim" (video)

Frankie Rose has launched a video for "Night Swim" from her saweeet new album 'Interstellar' (out now via Slumberland/Memphis Industries). The murky video was directed by Laurel Parmet. Catch Frankie Rose at Vancouver's Biltmore on April 24th w/ DIVE (all dates below). If you don't have 'Interstellar' yet get it already!


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 *
Thu-Apr-12    Oxford, MS        Cats Purring Dude Ranch *
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 *
Sat-May-05    New York, NY        Mercury Lounge *#  

* = w/ DIVE
# = w/ Spectrals 

Hollis Brown "Ride On The Train" (video)

New York's Hollis Brown is set to release 'Nothing & The Famous No One' EP on April 3rd. We have had this EP on repeat for a while around here and love it. The band premiered a video for one of our faves "Ride On The Train" from the forthcoming EP over at CMJ today (and we have it above). Check it out and get stoked for next weeks release now.

Ty Segall & White Fence "I Am Not A Game" (new track)

Ty Segall & White Fence are set to release a new collaborative LP 'Hair' on April 24th via Drag City Records. The first single "I Am Not A Game" can be heard below. Catch the pair live at Vancouver's Waldorf on May 4th (all tour dates below).

Ty Segall & White Fence "I Am Not A Game"


5-2 San Francisco - Independent *
5-3 Portland, OR - Star Theater
5-4 Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel
5-5 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
5-6 Missoula, MT - The Palace
5-8 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
5-9 Madison, WI - High Horse Saloon
5-10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall !
5-11 Detroit, MI - Lager House !
5-12 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern !
5-13 Montreal, QC - Il Motore !
5-14 Portland, ME - Space Gallery !
5-16 New York, NY - Webster Hall $!
5-18 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
5-19 Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade
5-20 Atlanta, GA - Earl
5-21 Nashville, TN - The End
5-22 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
5-23 Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern
5-24 Houston, TX - Walter's
5-25 Austin, TX - Mohawk (outside) 

* = w/ Shannon and the Clams, The Mallard
! = w/ The Strange Boys
$ = w/ The Men 


4-22 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium +
8-4 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library 

+ = w/ The Shins 


4-13 Gambier, OH- Kenyon College [solo set] 
4-15 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Julia Holter "Moni Mon Ami" (video)

Julia Holter released her sophomore album 'Ekstasis' on March 8th via RVNG. The album has received rave reviews and now her track "Moni Mon Ami" has received the video treatment courtesy of director Yelana Zhelezov (above). Next month will see Holter hit the road including a stop at Vancouver's Media Club on May 22nd before heading on to Europe (dates below).


04/01/12 - Ekstasis Release Party (presented by Dublab) - Atwater Crossing - Los Angeles, CA
04/16/12 - Arden Concert Gild - Arden, DE
04/17/12 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
04/18/12 - Unsound Festival NY - Issue Project Room - Downtown Brooklyn, NY
04/29/12 - Rickshaw Shop - San Francisco, CA
05/21/12 - Holocene - Portland, OR
05/22/12 - The Media Club - Vancouver, BC
05/23/12 - Barboza (Neumos) - Seattle, WA


05/26/12 - Le Guess Who? - May Day, Utrecht, NL
05/27/12 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL
05/28/12 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BE
05/29/12 - Vilette Sonique Festival - Paris, FR
05/31/12 - Silencio - Paris, FR
06/02/12 - Field Day Festival - London, UK
06/03/12 - Engine House @ IABF - Manchester, UK
06/04/12 - Forbidden Fruit Festival - Dublin, UK
06/05/12 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK* w/ Peaking Lights
06/06/12 - Xoyo - London, UK* w/ Peaking Lights
06/07/12 - Tou Scene - Stavenger, NOR
06/10/12 - Berghain - Berlin, GER
06/12/12 - Across @ Neues Museum - Nuernberg, GER
06/13/12 - Forum - Graz, AT
06/15/12 - Les Trinitaires - Metz, FR
06/16/12 - B-Sides Festival - Luzern, CH
06/17/12 - Spazioconcept - Milano, IT
06/23/12 - Cafe Teatro @ Dia De La Musica - Madrid, ES
06/26/12 - Centro Cultural Vila Flor - Guimaraes, POR
06/27/12 - Galleria Ze De Bois - Lisbon, POR

The Men "A Minor" (new track)

The Men released their latest Opus 'Open Your Heart' on March 6th via Sacred Bones (we can't stop listening to it) and finished their European Tour last week. The band will take April off before heading back out on tour in May, this time mainly to the west coast (unfortunately no Vancouver date yet) until mid July. Sacred Bones will release 'Todo Muere Vol. 2' for Record Store Day this year (April 21st) including "A Minor" a new track from The Men. Check it out below along with tour dates.


5-16 New York, NY - Webster Hall !
5-30 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan's
6-1 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival
 6-2 - London, UK @ Field Day Festival
6-3 - London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms 
6-13 Ottawa, ON - Club Saw
6-14 Toronto, ON - The Garrison [Panache Booking NXNE Showcase] ^
6-15 West Toronto, ON - Wrongbar [NXNE]
6-16 Grand Rapids, MI -  Pyramid [T-Rex Music Festival]
6-18 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
6-19 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
6-21 Spokane, WA - Mootsy's
6-22 Seattle, WA - Barboza
6-23 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios $
6-24 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
6-25 Santa Cruz, CA - 105 Pioneer St.
6-26 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
6-28 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
6-29 El Paso, TX - Lips Lounge
6-30 Austin, TX - Red 7
7-1 Beaumont, TX - Victoria House
7-2 Jackson, MS - Hal & Mals
7-3 Atlanta, GA - 529 %
7-4 Belmont, NC - Haunted Mill
7-5 Washington, DC - DC 9
7-15 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival

!  w/ Ty Segall, White Fence, The Strange Boys
^  w/ Black Belles, Mac Demarco & more
$   w/ Hurry Up
%  w/ Womyn Pryson

Boy Friend "Egyptian Wrinkle" (video)

Two girls from Texas going by the moniker Boy Friend made quite a splash last month with the release of their debut album 'Egyptian Wrinkle' via Hell Yes! The duo recently made their own video for the title track (above). The band even scored an opening slot for Perfume Genius in the UK in May.

Japandroids "The House That Heaven Built" (new track)

Vancouver's Japandroids are set to release their sophomore album 'Celebration Rock' on June 5th via Polyvinyl Records. The first single "The House That Heaven Built" from the forthcoming album will get its own release on March 15th b/w a cover of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds "Jack The Ripper". Check out the new single on Soundcloud and catch them on tour following the release of the single (all dates below).
Japandroids on tour!
5/17/12 – Cardiff, UK @ Club Ifor Bach
5/18/12 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
5/19/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
5/21/12 – Bristol, UK @ Cooler
5/22/12 – London, UK @ CAMP (basement)
5/23/12 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
5/24/12 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
5/25/12 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit 2
5/26/12 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
5/31/12 – Barcelona, ESP @ Parc del Forum (Primavera Sound)
6/11/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/12/12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
6/14/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/15/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
6/16/12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
6/19/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/21/12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/22/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/23/12 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
6/25/12 – Montreal, PQ @ La Sala Rossa

6/26/12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/27/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
6/29/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
6/30/12 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
7/3/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
7/7/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore

Monday, March 26, 2012

La Sera "Real Boy/Drive On" (video)

La Sera has a released a double-video for "Real Boy/ Drive On" from her sophomore album 'Sees The Light' (out now via Hardly Art). The videos were directed by Travis Peterson.

Tu Fawning "Anchor" (new track)

Portland's Tu Fawning are set to release their brand new album 'A Monument' on May 7th via City Slang. The band has just announced a Record Store Day (April 21st) 7" for the album track "Anchor" b/w a remix by HAUSCHKA. Check out "Anchor" now (above) and get out to Record Store Day for plenty of limited edition gems.

PS I Love You "Princess Towers" (new track)

PS I Love You is set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album 'Death Dream' on May 8th via Paper Bag Records. Shortly thereafter the band heads out for 12 dates around eastern North American cities. Check out the latest release "Princess Towers" (available for free download) from the forthcoming album (above).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mac DeMarco "I'm A Man" (new track)

Captured Tracks released Mac DeMarco's debut album 'Rock And Roll Night Club' on March 20th. The Edmontonian relocated to Vancouver before hitting the road with Japandroids. Check out "I'm A Man", the latest from the self professed "jizz-jazzer" (below).

Mac DeMarco "I'm A Man"

Nat Baldwin "Weights" (video)

Nat Baldwin is heading out on tour in support of last year's Western Vinyl release of 'People Changes'.  You are probably more familiar with Nat Baldwin then is immediately obvious, he's performed on both Vampire Weekend's 'Contra' and Department of Eagles 'In Ear Park' after several years with Dirty Projectors. Check out h the latest video for the track "Weights" (above). The double bassist/singer-songwriter and former student of Anthony Braxton will be touring the north east from now straight through to April 3rd.

Nat Baldwin Tour Dates
March 22 Kittery, ME • BUOY w/ A Severe Joy
March 23 Hudson, NY • The Spotty Dog Books & Ale w/ Otto Hauser
March 24 Brooklyn, NY • Union Pool w/ Glass Ghost Sam Mickens
March 25 Philadelphia, PA • First Unitarian Chapel w/ Extra Life
March 27 Cincinnati, OH • The Ice Cream Factory w/ Sacred Spirits, ShadoWraptr
March 28 Bloomington, IN • The Bishop w/ Qur'an Qur'an, Snaarj
March 29 North Manchester, IN • The Firehouse w/ Ryan Kerr
March 30 Chicago, IL • The Hideout w/ Sun Rooms
March 31 Gambler, OH • The Horn Gallery w/ Bellows
April 1 Youngstown, PA • Cedar's Lounge w/ Andre Costella, The Building
April 3 Baltimore, MD • Metro Gallery w/ Co La, Lexie Mountain

Lower Dens "Propagation" (new track)

'Nootropics' the forthcoming album from Lower Dens drops on May 1st via Ribbon Music. The second track off of the album "Propagation" is available now (check it out below). Both "Propagation" and "Brains" are to be released as a 10" on March 27th. You can pre-order the full album now here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mount Eerie "House Shape" (new track)

"House Shape" is the first offering from Phil Elverum's Mount Eerire project. The track is from his forthcoming album 'Clear Moon' which is set to drop on May 22nd. Mount Eerie has recorded a companion album titled 'Ocean's Roar' set to follow later this year. Check out "House Shape" below.

Light Asylum "IPC" (new track)

"IPC" is the latest track to whet our appetite from Light Asylum's forthcoming self-titled debut album out May 1st via Mexican Summer. Catch them on a short but sweet American tour this may in support of the new LP (dates below).

Light Asylum Tour Dates:
May 03 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge [record release show]
May 04 Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur
May 05 Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 11 Seattle, WA – Electric Tea Garden
May 12 Portland, OR – Branx
May 14 San Francisco, CA – Public Works
May 15 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex

Clark "Secret" (new track)

Clark's new album 'Iradelphic' is set for release on April 3rd via Warp Records. Check out the latest track "Secret" (featuring Martina Topley Bird) from the forthcoming album.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Devin "Masochist" (video)

New York's Devin is set to release his debut album 'Romancing' April 10th via Frenchkiss (April 30th via No Evil in the UK). Check out the video for "Masochist" (above) the first single and lead track off of the forthcoming album. This is pure rock and roll that is a punk around the edges and scuzzy at it's core.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Modern Faces "Cynical Brother" (video)

Scotland's Modern Faces are preparing to release their debut double A side "Pravda Scrolls/Cynical Brother" with a video for "Cynical Brother". Hot off a tour with Kasabian Modern Faces have set the release of the single for April 9th with a full length to follow later this year.

Cold Specks "Winter Solstice" (new track)

On May 22nd Arts & Crafts will release the debut album 'I Predict A Graceful Explosion' from Cold Specks. "Winter Solstice" is the first single off of the highly anticipated forthcoming album. Catch Cold Specks on tour with Great Lake Swimmers including a stop at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on May 11th (all dates below).

Cold Specks in March

March 21 - Guelph, ON @ Co-operators Hall at River Run
March 22 – Toronto, ON @ The Music Gallery – Canadian Music Festival

Cold Specks Canadian Tour Dates supporting Great Lake Swimmers

May 4 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
May 6 - Edmonton, AB @ McDougall United Church
May 7 - Calgary, AB @ Central United Church
May 11 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
May 12 - Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
June 2 - Toronto, ON @ The Music Hall (formerly Danforth Music Hall)

Hotbreath Tea & The Invisible Branches "Beautiful Rings" (new track)

On March 27th Tree Machine Records will release the debut album from Hotbreath Tea & The Invisible Branches titled 'One Hungry Acre'. The project is led by drummer Mike Moloney and was recorded by Zack Anselm (Hypocrite In A Hippy Crypt). Check out "Beautiful Rings" the first single off of the forthcoming album (above).

Pugs & Crows "The Blues For The Last Quarter of the 21st Century" (video)

As promised here is part 2 of Tasty Ears presents An Afternoon at The Zoo with Pugs & Crows (part 1 is here). Check out another track "The Blues For the Last Quarter of the 21st Century" from the Vancouver band's forthcoming sophomore album. The experimental track is followed by a few words from the band on the new album and what jazz might be?

Shot at Vancouver's Kozmik Zoo and recorded and mixed by Knuckleduster Music An Afternoon at The Zoo is an ongoing original series of videos from Tasty Ears. For more behind the scenes photos go here. No animals were harmed in the making of these videos.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pugs & Crows "We Must Befriend The Ice Queen" (video)

Vancouver's Pugs & Crows (Cole Schmidt - guitar, Meredith Bates - violin, Ben Brown - drums, Russell Sholberg - bass, and Catherine Toren - piano) are set to release their sophomore album in June, we've got an advanced sneak peak at some of the new material. We caught up with the Pugs & Crows for An Afternoon at The Zoo at Vancouver's Kozmik Zoo. The first track the band played was "We Must Befriend The Ice Queen" and is posted above. We had a great time capturing two tracks with the band as well as a little interview. Catch the Pugs & Crows at Vancouver's Jazz Festival where they are opening for guitar legend Bill Frisell (June 22 at the Vogue). Stay tuned for "The Blues For The Last Quarter of the 21st Century" and a few words from the band coming soon. Thanks again to the incredibly talented Pugs & Crows and The Kozmik Zoo.

Check out some behind the scenes photos here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

An Horse "Leave Me" (video)

An Horse - Leave Me from David Rusanow on Vimeo.
Aussie duo An Horse released a video this week for "Leave Me" from last years critically acclaimed 'Walls' (Mom+Pop Music) album. Catch them on tour (dates below).
3/14/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
3/15/12 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
3/16/12 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s  --- near Palm Springs
3/20/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box ^
3/21/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^
3/23/12 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
3/24/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater ^
3/27/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
3/29/12 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall ^
3/30/12 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room ^
3/31/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
4/1/12 – Chicago, IL @ Saki Records In-store, 5pm
4/2/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
4/6/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^
4/7/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
4/9/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA ^
4/10/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
^ w/ Nada Surf

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mr. Gnome "House of Circles" (video trailer)

Cleveland duo Mr. Gnome has written a short graphic novel based off of the characters from the cover of their last album. Above is a tease of what's to come. Check it out.

Portasound "Dreadnought" (new track)

London's Portasound are set to release their debut EP 'The Second Renaissance' on May 14th via Blood & Biscuits. Having already played with the likes of Friendly Fires and The XX, Portasound preps  their first official release. Check out the first track off the forthcoming EP "Dreadnought" (below). Pre-order is available here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Futureheads - A Cappella & Acoustic Tour Preview

The Futureheads head off on a UK tour on April 2nd in support of their forthcoming a cappella album 'Rant' (preview video above and dates below). I'm going to go grab a liquid lunch down at the pub now.

2nd: BRIGHTON, Komedia
3rd: BRISTOL, Colston Hall
4th: LONDON, Union Chapel
5th: LEEDS, Wardrobe
6th: STOCKTON, Georgian Theatre
8th: GATESHEAD, Sage
9th: GLASGOW, Oran Mor
10th: BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
12th: NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
13th: MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College of Music

Kalle Mattson "Water Falls" (new track)

On May 1st Ontario's Kalle Mattson is set to release 'Lives In Between EP' via the Parliament of Trees imprint. The forthcoming EP is a follow up to 2011's the highly successful sophomore album 'Anchors'. Check out the new track "Water Falls" (below) in advance of the EP release and catch Mattson on his Eastern Canadian tour  (dates below).

Kalle Mattson Tour Dates
March 21 - Toronto, ON - The Rivoli (CMW - Midnight)
March 22 - Toronto, ON - Young Lions Music Club (CMW - 2:30pm)
March 30 - Ottawa, ON - Club Saw (JUNOFest - Midnight)

April 17 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion
April 18 - Ottawa, ON - Zaphods
April 26 - Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn w/ The Wooden Sky
April 27/28 - Sudbury, ON - Northern Ontario Music Awards

May 9 - Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
May 10 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplops
May 11 - North Bay, ON - TBA
May 12 - Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flahertys
May 15 - Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
May 17 - Moncton, NB - Plan B Lounge
May 18 - Sydney, NS - Govenors Pub
May 19 - Fredericton, NB - The Capital
May 20 - Halifax, NS - The Carleton
May 22 - Kingston, ON - TBA
May 23 - Toronto, ON - The Supermarket
May 24 - London, ON - The Brass
May 25 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 26 - Peterborough, ON - The Spill

Monday, March 12, 2012

Boys Who Say No "Ms. Lee" (video)

Boys Who Say No released 'Contingencies' their debut full-length last month in their native Canada. Last week the band dropped a video for "Ms. Lee" the first single off the new album. Check it out above and catch them on tour stateside soon.

Cold Showers "So I Can Grow" (Room 205 video)

Cold Showers recently visited Room 205 where a  performance of "So I Can Grow" (from their forthcoming debut album) was captured on film. Check it out above.

White Fence "King Of The Decade" (new track)

Tim Presley's White Fence project is set to release it's third and fourth albums this spring. The albums are titled 'Family Perfume' Vol. 1 and 2 respectively and will be available April 3rd and May 15th via the Woodsist imprint. Catch White Fence at SXSW as well as on tour with Ty Segall (including a stop at Vancouver's Waldorf) and Thee Oh Sees (dates below). Check out the latest track from White Fence's forthcoming album "King Of The Decade" (below).

White Fence "King Of The Decade"


03/09 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar *
03/10 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad *
03/11 Denton TX 35 Denton Festival *
03/13 Austin, TX - Panache Pre-Party - Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St) - 11:45 PM 
03/14 Austin, TX - KVRX - Spiderhouse (2908 Fruth St) - 5:15 PM 
03/15 Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest - Spiderhouse (2908 Fruth St) - 2:30 PM
03/15 Austin, TX - Trailerspace (1401 Rosewood Ave) - 5:30 PM 
03/15 Austin, TX - Impose Party - Longbranch (1133 E 11th St) - 1:15 AM
03/16 Austin, TX - Panache Party - Spiderhouse (2908 Fruth St) - 4:00 PM 
03/16 Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlies - 1104 E 6th St - 8:30 PM
03/16 Austin, TX - Beerland - 711 Red River Goner Madison - 10:00 PM 
03/17 Austin, TX - Panache SXSW Showcase - Mohawk Outside (912 Red River St) - Midnight
03/24 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory / Burgerama %!
04/22 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium +
05/03 Portland, OR Star Theater %
05/04 Vancouver, BC Waldorf Hotel %
05/05 Seattle, WA Chop Suey %
05/06 Missoula, MT The Palace %
05/08 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry %
05/09 Madison, WI High Horse Saloon %
05/10 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall !%
05/11 Detroit, MI Lager House !%
05/12 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern !%
05/13 Montreal, QC Il Motore !%
05/14 Portland, ME Space Gallery !%
05/16 New York, NY Webster Hall $%
05/18 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's %
05/19 Raleigh, NC King's Barcade %
05/20 Atlanta, GA Earl %
05/21 Nashville, TN The End %
05/22 Memphis, TN Hi Tone %
05/23 Little Rock, AR Whitewater Tavern %
05/24 Houston, TX Walter's %
05/25 Austin, TX Mohawk (outside) %
08/04 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library
! = w/ The Strange Boys
$ = w/ The Men
* = w/ Thee Oh Sees
+ = w/ The Shins
% = w/ Ty Segall

Friday, March 9, 2012

Teen Daze "Treten" (new track)

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Vancouver's Teen Daze will release his first proper full length 'All Of Us Together' on May 22, 2012 via Lefse. "Treten" (below) is the latest release off of the forthcoming album and premiered over at Stereogum earlier today. Teen Daze heads out on a European tour next month (dates below) catch him if you can.

Teen Daze "Treten"

03.17.12 - San Francisco - The Creators Project
04.02.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Kulturhaus III&70 (w/ Brothertiger)
04.04.12 - Oslo, Norway - Internasjonalen (w/ Brothertiger)
04.06.12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen (w/ Brothertiger)
04.07.12 - Malmo, Sweden - Debaser (w/ Brothertiger)
04.09.12 - London, England - The Lexington (w/ Brothertiger)
04.10.12 - Manchester, England - Kraak Gallery (w/ Brothertiger)
04.11.12 - Newcastle, England - Cluny 2 (w/ Brothertiger)
04.12.12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Den Eglantier (w/ Brothertiger)
04.13.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Nieuwe Anita (w/ Brothertiger)
04.16.12 - Madrid, Spain - TBA (Iwantanimal Festival) (w/ Brothertiger)
04.17.12 - Barcelona, Spain - TBA (Iwantanimal Festival) (w/ Brothertiger)
04.19.12 - Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Illuminati (w/ Brothertiger)
04.20.12 - Genoa, Italy - Milk Club (w/ Brothertiger)
04.21.12 - Padova, Italy - Studio 2 (w/ Brothertiger)
04.22.12 - Luzern, Switzerland - Treibhaus (w/ Brothertiger)
04.23.12 - Ljubljana, Slovakia - Orto Bar (w/ Brothertiger)
04.24.12 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Nu Spirit Club (w/ Brothertiger)
04.27.12 - Berlin, Germany - Naherholung Sternchen (w/ Brothertiger)
05.11.12 - New York, NY - Glasslands 

Mike Wexler "The Trace" (acoustic session video)

Tuesday marked the release of Mike Wexler's latest album 'Dispossession' via Mexican Summer. Wexler popped in to the Seaside Lounge Recording Studios with pianist Brent Cordero for a two track acoustic session. Both "Pariah" and "The Trace" (above) were recorded in this caught on film session. Wexler will also be performing at SXSW this year.

Hollis Brown "Ride On The Train" (new track)

On April 3rd Hollis Brown will release a new EP titled 'Nothing & The Famous No One'. The NYC quintet went down to Nashville to record with Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Middle Brother). The first release from the four track EP was "Spoonful" now check out another track from the forthcoming EP "Ride On The Train" (below). You can catch the band live at SXSW.

Hollis Brown "Ride On The Train"

Reptar "Rainbounce" (video)

Reptar - Rainbounce from Lucky Number Music on Vimeo.
Athens, Georgia quartet Reptar is gearing up for their Record Store Day (April 21st) release of a limited edition single 'Stuck In My Id' and a limited edition EP 'Oblangle Fizz Y'all'. Check out the trippy video for the very cool track from the new EP "Rainbounce" (above) and catch them live at SXSW. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spirit Animal "Crocodile Skins" (video)

New York psych funkers Spirit Animal are set to release 'Spiritia Animalia' later this year. The first single "Crocodile Skins" recently got the video treatment (above). Catch them live at... you guessed it, SXSW.