Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dana Buoy "Call To Be" (video)

Dana Buoy (aka Dana Janssen, aka Akron/Family's percussionist) released his debut solo LP 'Summer Bodies' earlier this month via Lefse. Now Buoy has a debut video (shot and edited by Sam Molleur) for the album cut "Call To Be" featuring Dana getting his own body ready for summer by jogging/chasing "that cute girl you always see going for a run" around LA.

Julia Holter "Our Sorrows" (video)

Julia Holter released 'Ekstasis' (via RVNG Intl.) earlier this year to rave reviews. It's easily one of our top 25 albums of the year so far. If you haven't heard it yet check out "Our Sorrows" (above) and find out what all the fuss is about. If you already know the album then enjoy the Naomi Yang directed video. Catch Holter on tour (dates below).

UK / European Summer 2012 Tour

6/1/12 - Cafe Oto - London, UK
6/2/12 - Field Day Festival - London, UK
6/3/12 - Engine House @ IABF - Manchester, UK
6/4/12 - Forbidden Fruit Festival - Dublin, IRL
6/5/12 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK * w/ Peaking Lights
6/6/12 - Xoyo - London, UK * w/ Peaking Lights
6/7/12 - Tou Scene - Stavenger, NOR
6/9/12 - Only Connect Festival of Sound - Oslo, NOR
6/10/12 - Berghain - Berlin, GER
6/12/12 - Across @ Neues Museum - Nuernberg, GER
6/13/12 - Forum - Graz, AT
6/14/12 - Kong- Munich, GER
6/15/12 - Les Trinitaires - Metz, FR
6/16/12 - B-Sides Festival - Luzern, CH
6/17/12 - Spazioconcept - Milano, IT
6/19/12 - Menza Pri Koritu - Ljubljana, SLO
6/20/12 -Koo Koo Club - Athens, GRE
6/22/12 - Sidecar - Barcelona, ES
6/23/12 - Cafe Teatro @ Dia De La Musica - Madrid, ES
6/24/12 - Festival Sinsal- Vigo, ES
6/26/12 - Centro Cultural Vila Flor - Guimaraes, POR
6/27/12 - Galleria Ze De Bois - Lisbon, POR
7/3/12 - King Ludwig @ Museum Ludwig - Cologne, GER
7/4/12 - Thalia - Dresden, GER
7/5/12 - HBC - Berlin, GER
7/6/12 - Debaser - Malmo, SWE
7 7/12 - Roskilde - Copenhagen, DEN

US & Canada Fall 2012 Tour

8/8/12 - Paramount Theater - Seattle, WA
8/9/12 - Edgefield - Portland, OR
8/12/12 - Hollywood Forever - Los Angeles, CA
8/24/12 - Echo - Los Angeles, CA
8/31/12 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
9/1/12 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
9/2/12 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
9/4/12 - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, VA
9/6/12 - Hopscotch Festival - Seattle, WA
9/8/12 - The Old Church - Portland, OR
9/20/12 - SPACE Gallery - Portland, ME
9/21/12 - Church of St. John - Montreal, QC
9/22/12 - Legendary Horshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
9/24/12 - Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
9/25/12 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
9/26/12 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
9/28/12 - Pygmalion Music Festival - Champain-Urbana, IL
9/29/12 - Midpoint Music Festival - Seattle, WA
10/1/12 - Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
10/2/12 - Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA

Dent May "Home Groan" (new track)

Dent May is sharing "Home Groan" (below) from the highly anticipated forthcoming album 'Do Things' which drops on June 12th via Paw Tracks. The upcoming release, self-described as a "wedding reception band on acid", finds May playing every part himself on this funky, synth heavy LP. Catch him live at Vancouver's Waldorf on July 5th or wherever you might find him (dates below).


6-15 Dallas, TX - The Bryan Street Tavern
6-16 Austin, TX - Scottish Rite Theater $$
6-17 San Antonio, TX - Korova $$
6-18 Lubbock, TX - Pray For Rain $$ 
6-20 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture $$
6-21 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom $$
6-22 San Diego, CA - Casbah $$
6-23 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell $$
6-24 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar $$
6-26 Isla Vista, CA - Biko Garage $$
6-27 San Jose, CA - Blank Club $$
6-28 Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place $$
6-29 Oakland, CA - New Parish Music Hall $$
6-30 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room $$!
7-2 Arcata, CA - The Jambalaya $$
7-3 Olympia, WA - The Northern $$
7-5 Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel $$
7-6 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey $$ 
7-7 Portland, OR - East End Block Party $$
7-8 Missoula, MT - VFW Hall 
7-10 Fargo, ND - Aquarium 
7-12 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin *
7-14 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
7-15 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
7-16 Toronto - Shop Under Parts and Labour
7-17 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo 
7-20 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
7-21 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
7-22 Washington DC - DC9 
7-23 Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
7-24 Atlanta, GA - The Earl 
7-25 Hunstville, AL - Vertical House
+ w/ Family Portrait , The Babies, William Tyler, DJ Ducktails
$$ w/ Quintron and Miss Pussycat
$$! w/ Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Shannon and the Clams  
* w/ Liturgy and Lotus Plaza

Scissor Sisters "Baby Come Home" (video)

Scissor Sisters dropped their latest album 'Magic Hour' this week via Polydor. To celebrate the release the band is sharing a new video (directed by Lorenzo Fonda) for über pop throw back "Baby Come Home" (above). The track is the second single from the album and will be seeing it's own release on July 23rd.

Dan Deacon "Lots" (free download)

Dan Deacon will release a new album 'America' on August 28th via Domino Records. He's sharing the first taste of the album "Lots" as a free download (above). 'America' is Deacon's follow up to 2009's 'Bromst' (one of our favourite albums of that year) and is further influenced by his Carnegie Hall debut and a film score he did for Francis Ford Coppola. If "Lots" is just the beginning then 'America' is poised to be one hell of an album.

Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Guilford Avenue Bridge
2. True Thrush
3. Lots
4. Prettyboy
5. Crash Jam
6. USA I: Is a Monster
7. USA II: The Great American Desert
8. USA III: Rail
9. USA IV: Manifest  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lawrence Arabia "Travelling Shoes"

New Zealand's Lawrence Arabia is set to release his new album 'The Sparrow' on July 24th via Bella Union. The album, a follow up to 2010's award winning 'Chant Darling' was produced and mixed by Arabia himself. Check out the addictive "Travelling Shoes" (below).

d'Eon "Now You Do"

Montreal's d'Eon will release his new full length album 'LP' on June 5th via Hippos In Tanks. 'LP' is an oratorio in four movements that blends pop and dance stylings with classical and baroque forms and progressions. Check out "Now You Do" the latest track to surface from the forthcoming double album (below).

Matthew Dear "Her Fantasy"

'Beams' the newest album from Matthew Dear is set for release on August 28th via Ghostly International. Check out the albums lead track "Her Fantasy" (below).

TEEN "Better"

Brooklyn's TEEN are set to release their debut album 'In Limbo' on August 28th via Carpark Records. TEEN is Teeny Lieberson (formerly of Here We Go Magic) her sisters Katherine and Lizzy with good friend Jane Herships. Check out the forthcoming album's opener "Better" (below) now.

M83 "Reunion" (video)

You remember M83's video for "Midnight City" where a group of telekinetically gifted children are liberated. Well the video for "Reunion" (above) marks part two of the saga with a little youthful defiance. The videos were directed by Fleur & Manu and produced by Division. The new video also celebrates the release of the "Reunion" single (originally off of one of last years top albums Hurry Up We're Dreaming') including remixes by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Naked and Famous, and several more. The highly anticipated video sequel more than lives up to the hype (being scored by one of our favourite tracks doesn't hurt  either).

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Liars "No. 1 Against The Rush" (video)

The highly anticipated new album from Liars 'WIXIW' (pronounced wish you) drops on June 5th via Mute. Check out the video for their first single from the forthcoming album "No. 1 Against The Rush" (above). For an advanced listen to the whole LP head over to NPR's "First Listen" now. Be sure to catch them on their upcoming tour including a July 9th date at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret (all dates below).

Wednesday 6/20 – Webster Hall – New York City, NY*
Friday 6/22 – The Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday 7/5 - The Filmore – San Francisco, CA
Saturday 7/7 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Sunday 7/8 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Monday 7/9 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Wednesday 7/11 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Friday 7/13 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Saturday 7/14 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS
Sunday 7/15 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Tuesday 7/17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday 7/18 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI
Thursday 7/19 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Friday 7/20 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Saturday 7/21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Monday 7/23 - La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
Tuesday 7/24 - Paradise – Boston, MA
Wednesday 7/25 - U Street Music Hall – Washington DC
Thursday 7/26 - Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Friday 7/27 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
Saturday 7/28 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
*With Oneohtrix Point Never

The Sound Of Arrows "Conquest" (video)

Sweden's The Sound Of Arrows are releasing a single for "Conquest" (from their album 'Voyage') on June 25th via their own Skies Above imprint. Check out the video for the single (above) directed by Ernest Desumblia and shot on location in Barcelona. The band will further release a free remix album via their website at the end of June.

Ty Segall "I Bought My Eyes"

Ty Segall and his touring band together form the Ty Segall Band (sometimes, after a longweekend, it's best to break these things down) and are pleased to share another track from there forthcoming album 'Slaughterhouse' (out June 26th on In The Red). "I Bought My Eyes" is the second of eleven songs from the highly anticipated new album (check it out below). Go!

2:54 "Creeping" (video)

2:54's highly anticipated, self-titled, debut album drops today via Fat Possum. Yesterday the band released a video for "Creeping" (above) directed by Scandinavians Frode & Marcus. Check out what all the buzz is about and catch 2:54 live (dates below) including a stop at Vancouver's Biltmore on June 23rd with Widowspeak.

Tour Dates 
 05/31 London, UK - Rough Trade East (7:30PM) 
6/7 London, UK - Scala $ 
6/9 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
6/10 Washington, DC - Rocknroll Hotel !
6/11 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge !
6/13 Boston, MA - TT The Bears !
6/14 Montreal, QUE - Divan Orange !
6/15 Toronto, ONT - NXNE/Lee's Palace !
6/16 Columbus, OH - The Basement !
6/17 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle !
6/18 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock !
6/21 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
6/22 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
6/23 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
6/25 San Francisco, CA - Independent ! 
6/26 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
6/27 San Diego, CA - Casbah !

$ = Gross Magic & Echo Lake
! = Widowspeak

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dreamers "Appaloosa" (video)

LA's duo Dreamers dropped their self-titled debut album this week via Germ. To celebrate the release the band is sharing a wild video for "Appaloosa" (above). In the video front woman Megan Gold horrifyingly births some 80's pop stars which inevitably leads to a flourish of choreography. This one earns some big points for originality for suresies.

Blue Foundation "Fundamental"

Brooklyn's Blue Foundation released their new album 'In My Mind, I Am Free' this week via their own imprint Dead People's Choice Records. Check out the latest track from the album "Fundamental" (below) which premiered over at MTV Hive recently.

Bravestation "Signs of the Civilized"

Toronto's Bravestation is set to release their debut album 'Giants & Dreamers' on July 10th. Check out the above video for "Signs of the Civilized" the second single from the forthcoming album. The well crafted video was directed by band member Derek Wilson and Wood & Wires Productions with OTMZine and IndieGoGo funding.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Air Traffic Controller "Pick Me Up"

Boston's Air Traffic Controller will release their sophomore album 'Nordo' on June 26th via Sugarpop Records. Under The Radar recently premiered another new track from the forthcoming album "Pick Me Up" and we now have it available for streaming below. This is shaping up to be a good one.

DIIV "How Long Have You Known?" (video)

DIIV is set to release their debut LP 'Oshin'  on June 26th via Captured Tracks. Following 3 hot tracks already buzzing comes a video for "How Long Have You Known?" (above). If you're out east you can catch them on tour prior to the release (dates below).

Tour Dates

5/01/12 @ Magic Stick - Detroit, MI *
5/02/12 @ The Shop Under Parts and Labor - Toronto, ON *
5/03/12 @ Valentine's - Albany, NY *
5/05/12 @ Mercury Lounge - New York, NY * !
05/24/12  @ Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY %
05/25/12 @ FUEL @ Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH
06/09/12  @ Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC #
06/11/12  @ Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA #
06/12/12  @ TT The Bears - Cambridge, MA #
06/13/12  @ Il Motore - Montreal, QC #
06/15/12  @ Lee's Palace (NXNE) - Toronto, ON
6/23/12 @ Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY (Record release show! Buy tickets here)
8/09/12 @ RiverRocks at Pier 84 - New York, NY ^

# = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
% = w/ Killer Mike, High Highs
* = w/ Frankie Rose
! = w/ Spectrals
^ = w/ Grimes, Wild Nothing

Bend Sinister "She Don't Give It Up"

Bend Sinister is preparing for the release of their latest album 'Small Fame' on July 10th via File Under: Music with the track "She Don't Give It Up" (available for streaming below). The full length album is the follow up to 'On My Mind EP' that dropped earlier this year. 'Small Fame' was produced by Shawn Cole (You Say Party!, Yukon Blonde) at Fader Master and Mushroom studios. Bend Sinister took some time off from the studio to do some extensive touring in support of acts like METRIC, Born Ruffians, Minus the Bear, and We Are Scientists after the release of 2008's LP 'Stories of Lovers, Tales of Lovers'. Check out their latest track now.

Psychic Twin "Gonna Get Her"

Lefse is to kick off their first ever 7" series on June 26th with Psychic Twin's "Gonna Get Her" b/w "Deepest Part". Stream the Psychic Twin single "Gonna Get Her" (below) and watch for more Lefse singles from Field Mouse, Mister Lies, Sun Glitters, Big Search, and Matthew Cooper (of Eluvium) coming soon.

Jonti "Nightshift In Blue" (video)

Jonti released his well received debut long player 'Twirligig' via Stones Throw last year. Check out the recently completed video for the album track "Nightshift In Blue" directed by Ross Harris and  Joel Fox of Yo Gabba Gabba and stars Natalia Iswara as Luscious Dee and Jonti himself as Hojo Jojo, as it premiered on VICE earlier. Catch Jonti on tour including a stop at Vancouver's Waldorf on June 16th (all dates below).


06/14 Portland, OR Crown Room #$
06/15 Seattle, WA Vermillion #$
06/16 Vancouver, BC The Waldorf Hotel #$
06/19 San Francisco, CA Public Works *$
06/20 San Jose, CA The Pagoda at Fairmont Hotel *$
06/21 Fresno, CA Fulton 55 *$
06/22 Los Angeles, CA The Echo %$
06/23 San Diego, CA Kava Lounge %$
$ = w/ Sonnymoon 
# = w/ Knxwledge
* = w/ Devon Who, B.Lewis
% = w/ Mndsgn

Jennifer Castle "Neverride"

Jennifer Castle's third album (first under her own name) 'Castlemusic' was released last year by Flemish Eye to rave reviews. Castle recently completed a captivating video (filmed by Davida Nemeroff) for one of the albums most popular tracks "Neverride" (above). You may recognize her voice from Fucked Up's massive 'David Comes To Life' album or from her work with The Constantines. Now hear her sing her own songs catch Castle on tour this summer (dates below).

June 6 :: Montreal, QCC :: Casa Del Popolo for Suoni Per Popolo :: w/ Kath Bloom
July 20 :: Dawson City :: Dawson City Music Festival
July 27 :: Guelph, ON :: Hillside Festival :: Pop Montreal showcase
August 3 :: Sackville, NB :: SappyFest!! :: with DELORO
August 17 :: Owen Sound, ON :: Otherfolk Music Festival

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Choir Of Young Believers "Paint New Horrors"

Denmark's Choir Of Young Believers released their sophomore album 'Rhine Gold' (out now via Ghostly International) to high praise. The latest release from the new LP came in the form of "Paint New Horrors" over at RCRD LBL today (we have it below). We've kept this on our favourites playlist since we got our ears on it.

The Mynabirds "Body of Work"

The Mynabirds are ramping up for the release of 'GENERALS' on June 5th via Saddle Creek with a new single from the forthcoming album "Body of Work" (available to hear and download below). The new album will coincide with singer Laura Burhenn's portrait project titled The New Revolutionists that shines a light on women making a difference in their communities. Both the title track and now "Body of Work" are certainly setting 'GENERALS' up to be very strong release and live show (dates below).

The Mynabirds Tour Dates
06/08: Omaha, NE – Slowdown
06/15: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/16: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
06/17: Chicago, IL – Schuba's
06/19: Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
06/20: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/21: Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar
06/22: New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/23: Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/24: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's
06/25: Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
06/27: Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/28: Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/29: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
06/30: Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
07/01: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/02: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
08/04-08/05: Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/11: Omaha, NE @ MAHA Music Festival

Alice Cohen "Cascading Keys"

Brooklyn's Alice Cohen's fourth album 'Pink Keys' is set to be released on June 12th via Olde English Spelling Bee and her own Crinoline imprint. Check out the first single off of the album "Cascading Keys" (below). The eleven track album was mixed by Chris Moore (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and features several guest appearances.

Novella "He's My Morning" (new track)

Next week marks the release of Novella's self-titled debut EP via Italian Beach Babes. The band has already played with some of indie's freshest bands including Friends, 2:54, Veronica Falls, Gauntlet Hair, etc.. Check out "He's My Morning" (below) from the forthcoming EP.

Joshua Hyslop "What Have I Done" (feat. Anna Scouten)

Joshua Hyslop
Vancouver folk musician Joshua Hyslop released his debut full-legnth 'Where The Mountain Meets The Valley' last week via Nettwerk Music. Check out the first single "What Have I Done" Hyslop's beautiful and rather Iron & Wine-esque duet with Anna Scouten.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Teen Daze "Treten" (video)

Vancouver's Teen Daze is continuing to gear up for the July 5th release of his new album 'All of Us, Together' via Lefse with a video for the "Treten" single. Drawing on two documentaries from the 1960s Teen Daze put together the video himself. Check the updated tour schedule below which kicks off next month.


06/03 - San Deigo, CA - Soda Bar ^
06/05 - Los Angeles, CA - The Virgil (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) ^
06/06 - San Francisco, CA - The Rickshaw Stop ^
06/13 - Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
06/20 - Winnipeg, MB - The Lo Pub
06/14 - Saskatoon, SK - MoSo Fest
06/22-06/23 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
07/03 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie #
07/04 - New Haven, CT - BAR Nightclub #
07/06 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bears #
07/07 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore #
07/08 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel #
07/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Billobox #
07/11 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop #
07/12 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's Tavern #
07/13 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Café #
07/14 - Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club #
07/15 - Minneapolis. MN - 7th Street Entry #
07/17 - Denver, CO - The Hi-Dive #
07/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court #
07/19 - Boise, ID - Reef Boise #
07/22 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club #

^ = w/ The One AM Radio and Giraffage
# = w/ White Arrows and Beat Connection 

Gold & Youth "Time To Kill" (new track)

Friends! Our debut single “Time to Kill” is now available for free download at the top of the page! 

Now off to New York for a couple shows with label-mates Zeus & Eight and a half!
Arts & Crafts recording artists Gold & Youth are fresh off of a UK tour and have announced a couple of shows including June 8th at the Electric Owl in their hometown Vancouver and June 9th at Victoria's best live indie music venue Lucky Bar (both shows with Gang Signs). Check out the band's latest "Time To Kill" below.

Dusted "Property Lines" (new track)

Dusted is Brian Borcherdt (one quarter of Holy Fuck). His debut album under the new moniker 'Total Dust' is set for release on July 10th via Hand Drawn Dracula/Polyvinyl. Check out the second release off of the forthcoming album "Property Lines" (below) and catch more of the album prior to release by catching Dusted live (dates below). Dusted will be at Vancouver's Biltmore with A Place To Bury Strangers on June 12th.

Tour Dates:
5/24 Toronto @ The Great Hall w/ Bruce Peninsula
6/5   San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
6/6   Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door*
6/7   Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex*
6/8   San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
6/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
6/11 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile*
6/12 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*
6/14 Toronto @ El Mocambo (NXNE HDD Showcase)
*w/ A Place To Bury Strangers

How To Dress Well "Ocean Floor For Everything" (new track)

How To Dress Well recently signed to Acéphale Records and is preparing for the release of his new album 'Total Loss' in the coming fall. Check out the first taste of the album by way of the track "Ocean Floor For Everything" (below). The beautiful track may well have been recorded underwater with its wash of vocals sitting atop distant synths and sandy percussion. Catch the now Chicago based Tom Krell on tour now including a stop at Vancouver's Waldorf on June 13th (all dates below).

Tour Dates

6/5 New York, NY - TBD
6/7 Toronto, ONT - The Drake
6/8 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
6/9 Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly
6/13 Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel
6/14 Portland, OR - Holocene
6/15 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
6/16 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
6/23 Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival 

John Maus "Mental Breakdown"

On July16th/17th a collection of unreleased and rare tracks from John Maus will be made available by Ribbon Music. 'A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material' has been entirely remixed and remastered for this release. Maus will also be playing some live shows this summer (dates below). Check out "Mental Breakdown" (from the forthcoming release) below.

John Maus will also be playing a handful of live shows around the world this summer. See below for dates:

06-15 Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace (NXNE)
07-12 New York, NY - Pier 84 (River Rocks Series) *
07-20-22 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
08-09 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08-10 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
* w/ Dan Deacon

Yeasayer "Henrietta" (new track)

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Yeasayer released "Henrietta" last week to 200 random fans and it was quickly shared with the world. Now the band is releasing details of a forthcoming album 'Fragrant World' which is set to drop on August 21st via Secretly Canadian. A glimpse of the eleven track album may be heard on Yeasayer's upcoming tour in advance of the release (dates below).

Tour Dates
6/19: Richmond, VA @ National
6/20: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
6/21: Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
6/22: Nashville, TN @ Cannery
6/23: Louisville, KY @ Headliners
6/24: Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
7/02: Vienna, Austria @ Szene
7/04: Gdynia, Poland @ Heineken Open’er Festival
7/07: Bruges, Belgium @ Cactus Festival
7/08: Lieges, Belgium @ Les Ardentes
7/09: Utrecht, Holland @ Tivoli De Heling
7/13: Norfolk, England @ Latitude
7/15: Grafenhainichen, Germany @ Melt Festival

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jesca Hoop "Born To" (video)

On June 26th Bella Union is set to release Jesca Hoop's highly anticipated new album 'The House That Jack Built'. In anticipation of the forthcoming release comes the single "Born To" which has now been given the video treatment (above).

Blouse "They Always Fly Away" (live at Room 205)

Portland's Blouse release their self-titled debut LP via Captured Tracks late last year to critical acclaim. The band recently made their way to Incase's Room 205 for a live performance of "They Always Fly Away" captured by Paul Stec and J. Clark.

Modern Rivals "Defenestrate You" (new track)

Sea Legs EP cover art
New York's Modern Rivals self-released some fantastic new material the 'Sea Legs EP' earlier this month. The band recorded and produced the album themselves while Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc.) did the mix. Check out the lead track "Defenestrate You" (below) and head over to Bandcamp to download the track for free.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Girls Names "A Troubled See" (new track)

On June 25th Tough Love Records (June 26th via Slumberland Records) comes the release of a split 7" from Belfast's Girls Names with label mates Weird Dreams. Check out Girls Names half "A Troubled See" (above) with promise of a sophomore LP later this year.

MS MR "Hurricane" (video)

MS MR recently garnered a lot of well deserved attention with the release of their track "Hurricane". The band has now released an accompanying video (above) for the tune. The duo head out on tour with Marina & The Diamonds in July (dates below). Catch them at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on July 15th.

MS MR tour dates:
* w/ Marina & The Diamonds
6/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
7/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*
7/11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
7/13 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre*
7/14 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*
7/15 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
7/18 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall*
7/21 - Chicago, IL @ Park West*
8/14 - Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club*
8/16 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
8/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*

Friends "Mind Control" (video)

Friends are gearing up for the release of 'Manifest!' on June 4th/5th via Lucky Number. You've heard the track now watch the video for the single "Mind Control" off the forthcoming album (above). Careful they might get in your head!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Federal Lights "I Woke Up" (new track)

Winnipeg's Federal Lights are gearing up for the release of their debut EP 'Carbon' on July 3rd. Fronted by Jean-Guy Roy the band recorded the EP with Cam Loeppky (Weakerthans) at his Prairie Recording Co. late last year. Check out the latest off of the forthcoming EP "I Woke Up" (below).

Holograms "Chasing My Mind" (new track)

Stockholm's Holograms are set to release a self-titled debut LP on July 10th via Captured Tracks. Check out "Chasing My Mind" and get amped for this Swedish punk export.

So Many Wizards "Happy Birthday" (new track)

LA's So Many Wizards are set to release their debut LP 'Warm Nothing' on August 14th via JAXART Records and distributed by French Kiss Label Group. Check out their latest "Happy Birthday" (below). If it's your bday then this one's for you.

Pop. 1280 "Bodies in the Dunes" (video)

New York's Pop. 1280 released a new LP 'The Horror' earlier this year via Sacred Bones. Now the band is sharing a video for "Bodies in the Dunes" (above) directed by Jaqueline Castel by way of her Future Primitive production house. Catch Pop. 1280 on tour now(dates below).


5/19 - Detroit, MI @ Jumbo's !
5/20 - Chicago, IL @ Treasure Town $
5/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Memory Lanes #
5/22 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
5/24 - Seattle, WA @ Josephine ^
5/25 - Portland, OR - TBA
5/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Submission (Warm Leatherette Party)
5/27 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish @
5/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fenix 5-4  *
5/29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Down and Out 
5/30 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar )
5/31 - Tucson, AZ @ The District %
6/1 - Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard
6/2 - Austin, TX @ The Parrish (Chaos in Tejas)
6/3 - Tulsa, OK @ Yellow Brick Road +
6/4 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone >
6/5 - Nashville, TN - @ The End w/ Useless Eaters
6/6 - Asheville, NC - TBA
6/7 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
6/9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands 

! =  w/ Frustrations, Protomartyr & Body Holographic
$ = w/ w/ Running, Brain Idea & Toupee
# = w/ w/ STNNNG
^ = w/ Dreamsalon & Haunted Horses, Perpetual Ritual
@ = w/ Ceremony, WHIRR, Gun Outfit, ++++ & Big Kids
* = w/ Merx & Shark Toys
) = w/ Beaters, Baptism of Thieves
% = w/ Rubylyth
+ = w/ Western Survival & NoWater
> = w/ Mark Sultan & True Sons Of Thunder 
? = w/ O'Death and Colin L. Orchestra