Friday, June 29, 2012

The June Brides "A January Moon"

The June Brides released the double A side "A January Moon"/"Cloud" this week via Slumberland/Occultation. Listen to "A January Moon" now below.

The Presets "Youth In Trouble"

The Presets to release new album 'Pacifica' in September via Casablanca. Listen/watch the video for "Youth In Trouble" (above) created by Yoshi Sodeoka. Catch the band on tour this fall including a stop at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on October 15th (all dates below).

North American Tour Dates

10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/23 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
10/28 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Mystic Underground "Remember Me"

Brooklyn's The Mystic Underground to release new EP 'Dreamers and Lovers' this August via Stereosonic. The duo recently played a special hometown show in advance of the release. Listen to "Remember Me" the second single off of the forthcoming EP now (below).

Mystery Jets "Greatest Hits"

Mystery Jets release video for "Greatest Hits" from 'Radlands' (out now via Truthpaste/Rough Trade). The video was directed by Jem Goulding.

Jeans Wilder "Spanish Tile"

Jeans Wilder released his latest album 'Totally' this week via Everloving Records. Listen to "Spanish Tile" (below) the second track to be released from the eleven song long player. Andrew Caddick's jangle-ee surf grunge comes from a similar vein as does Wavves and Heavy Hawaii for all lead members played together in Fantastic Magic back in the day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Milk Music "Violence Now"

Olympia, WA's Milk Music to tour through July in support of the digital self-release of 2010's 'Beyond Living EP' (available here). In celebration the band is sharing "Violence Now" (below) a rare track from an old flexi disc split single. Catch them on tour near you (dates below).


7/6 - Spokane, Washington - Spokane Vintage Warehouse 
7/7 - Missoula, Montana - VFW Post 209
7/8 - Calgary, Alberta - TBA 
7/9 - Regina, Saskatchewan - The Club at the Exchange
7/10 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Frame Arts Warehouse 
7/11 - St. Paul, Minnesota - Turf Club
7/12 - Madison, Wisconsin - Memorial Union Terrace %
7/13 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Quarters ^
7/15 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
7/16 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean * 
7/17 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
7/18 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern @
7/20 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore @
7/21 - Boston, MA - What We Talk About When We Talk About Us
7/23 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent !
7/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
7/25 - Columbus, OH - Ace Of Cups
 7/26 - Cincinnati, OH - The Comet 
7/30 - Kansas City, MI - Outer Space 
7/31 - Denver, CO - Rhineoceropolis 

% = w/ Liturgy, Lotus Plaza, Dent May
^ = w/ Autonomy, High Horse, Tenement
* = w/ Iceage, Skrapyard, Ooze
@ = w/ Iceage
! = w/ Nude Beach, Zulus

Night Moves "Headlights"

Minneapolis' Night Moves to release debut LP 'Colored Emotion' on October 9th via Domino Records. Check out the trios first single "Headlights" now (below) and keep your ears peeled for the forthcoming album.

Snowblink "Black & White Mountains"

Snowblink (Toronto based Daniela Gesundheit and Dan Goldman) to release sophomore album 'Inner Classics' on September 11th via Arts & Crafts. In advance of the full length comes the "Black & White Mountains" single b/w "Blue Moon" (available for purchase here). Gesundheit relocated Snowblink in 2008 from San Francisco, where she was backed by four male singers (two of whom were MGMT), to Canada and paired up with Goldman. Listen to the new sound and single now.

WHY? "Sod In The Seed"

WHY? to release new EP 'Sod In The Seed' on August 13th/14th via City Slang/Anticon (both streaming below). The trio is also planning to release a new full length this fall as well. Listen to the title track from the forthcoming EP below now. Catch them on tour starting in August (dates below).


08-24 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note *&
08-25 - Norman, OK - Opolis *&
08-26 - Santa Fe, NM - SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing *&
08-27 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *&
08-28 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *#
08-30 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ^*#
08-31 - Arcata, CA - Arcata Playhouse *#
09-01 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *#
09-02 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09-03 - Boise, ID - Reef *%
09-04 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue *%
09-05 - Englewood, CO - The Gothic *%
09-06 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room *%
09-07 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada *%
09-08 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center ^*%
09-09 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^*%
09-10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom ^*%
09-11 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt^*+
09-12 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East^*+
09-13 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg ^*+
09-14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^*+
09-15 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall ^*+
09-16 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle ^*+
09-17 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^*+
09-18 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^*+
10-05 - Dusseldorf, Germany - New Fall Festival
10-06 - Evreux, France - L'abordage
10-07 - Paris, France - Maroquinerie
10-08 - Brighton, UK - Old Market
10-09 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
10-10 - Manchester, UK - Central Methodist Church
10-11 - Bristol, UK - Fleece
10-12 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
10-13 - Oxford, UK - The Bullingdon
10-15 - Berlin, Germany - Volksbuhne 

* = w/ Serengeti 
^ = w/ Doseone
& = w/ DJ Tony Trimm 
# = w/ dj sodapop
% = w/ Jel (DJ Set)
+ = w/ DJ Thanksgiving Brown 

Snacky Tunes Vol. 2

Heritage Radio's Snacky Tunes is hosted by the Bresnitz twins (Darin and Greg) and combines food and music by bringing in some great musical acts into the studio to chat about food and of course perform some music. Yesterday Vol. 2 of 'Snacky Tunes Live' was released for free download. The compilation includes a live version of Light Asylum's "Dark Allies" which we're streaming below.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Com Truise "Open"

New Jersey's Com Truise (producer Seth Haley) to release a compilation of unreleased and early recordings titled 'In Decay' on July 17th via Ghostly International. Listen to the new cut "Open" (below) which recently premiered via Rolling Stone. Order some reissues here now.

Bravestation "Western Thrills" (video)

Toronto's Bravestation release third single from forthcoming album 'Giants & Dreamers' (out July 10th). The latest track "Western Thrills" has been given the video treatment by Wood & Wires (above) the track is also available for listening via Soundcloud (below). More album details and downloads can found on Bandcamp.

Gallows "Last June"

Gallows to release new self-titled album on September 10th via their own imprint Venn in partnership with [PIAS] Recordings. The forthcoming long player is the highly anticipated follow up to 2009's 'Grey Britain' and will feature eleven tracks including "Last June" (listen below).

Monday, June 25, 2012

TOY "Motoring" (video)

TOY to release self-titled debut album on September 11th via Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music/ Fontana North. The eleven track album was recorded with Dana Carey (Hot Chip, Chairlift, The Kills) in his London Studio. Listen/watch "Motoring" from the forthcoming album above.

JBM "On Fire On A Tightrope" (live at Isokon Studio)

Last month Brooklyn's JBM (AKA Jesse Marchant) released his sophomore album 'Stray Ashes' via In The Forest. NPR recently caught up with JBM at Woodstock's Isokon Studios and premiered the live footage from 'Stray Ashes' track "On Fire On A Tightrope" (above). The track is full of space that captures the haunting sound of isolation in which it was recorded.

Yeasayer "Longevity" (video)

Yeasayer to release new album 'Fragrant World' on August 21st via Secretly Canadian (Mute in Europe). Watch the trippy video for the first single "Longevity" (above). The single is available now here and the forthcoming album can be pre-ordered now too via the band's website. Check out the album artwork below and get ready for this highly anticipated album.

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Beirut "The Rip Tide" (video)

Beirut released 'The Rip Tide' last year to critical acclaim. Now Zach Condon and Co. are please to share the video for the tile track (above). Be sure to catch this band live on tour including a stop at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre on July 28th (all dates below).

Beirut tour dates:

6/22 Full Hit Of Summer Festival – Arena Vienna, AT Buy Tickets
6/23 Southside Neuhausen - ob Eck, DE Buy Tickets
6/24 Hurricane - Sheessel, DE Buy Tickets
6/26 Hove Festival – Arendal, NO Buy Tickets
6/27 Train - Aarhus, DK Buy Tickets
6/29 Rock Werchter - Werchter, BE Buy Tickets
6/30 Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, DE Buy Tickets
7/13 Quebec City Intl Summer Festival - Quebec City, QC Buy Tickets
7/16 Metropolis Theatre – Montreal, QC Buy Tickets
7/17 Metropolis Theatre – Montreal, QC Buy Tickets
7/19 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
7/21 The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN Buy Tickets
7/23 The Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB Buy Tickets
7/25 Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB Buy Tickets
7/26 Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary, AB Buy Tickets
7/28 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC Buy Tickets
8/28 House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA  Buy Tickets
8/29 Rumsey Playfield - New York, NY Buy Tickets
9/01-9/02 FYF Festival - Los Angeles, CA Buy Tickets
9/03 Fox Theater - Oakland CA  Buy Tickets
9/05 Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA Buy Tickets
9/06 McDonald Theatre - Eugene OR  Buy Tickets
9/07 MusicfestNW - Portland, OR  Buy Tickets
9/11 Barrlowlands - Glasgow, UK Buy Tickets
9/12 Academy - Leeds UK Buy Tickets
9/14 Hammersmith HMV Apollo – London, UK Buy Tickets
9/15 We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR Buy Tickets
9/16 Leffinge Lauren – Leffinge, BE Buy Tickets
9/18 TonHalle - Munich, DE Buy Tickets
9/19 Columbiahalle – Berlin, DE Buy Tickets
9/21 Turkcell Kurcesme - Area Istanbul, TR Buy Tickets
11/11 Harvest Festival - Werribbe Park, Melbourne, AU Buy Tickets
11/17 Harvest Festival - Parramatta Park, Sydney AU Buy Tickets
11/18 Harvest Festival - Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, AU Buy Tickets

Friday, June 22, 2012

Chelsea Wolfe "Flatlands" (live audio Glassroom Sessions)

Chelsea Wolfe to release acoustic LP this fall via Sargent House prior to a third studio album next year. Listen to "Flatlands" from the live audio Glassroom Sessions now below. Catch Chelsea Wolfe live in Vancouver at the Biltmore Cabaret on September 8th (all dates below).

06/29 - Los Angeles, CA - The El-Rey %
  08/06 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club !
08/07  - St. Louis, MO  -  Firebird !
08/08  -  Louisville, KY - The Veron Club !
08/09 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree !
08/10 -  Tallahassee, FL - Retrofit !
08/11  - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub !
08/12 - Tampa, FL - State !
08/13 - Jacksonville, FL - Jackrabbits !
08/14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl !
08/15 - Carraboro, NC - Cat's Cradle !
08/16 - Washington, DC - Rock n Roll Hotel !
08/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer !
08/18 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom !
08/19 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East !
08/20 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore !
08/21 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace !
08/22 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme !
08/23 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall !
08/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock !
9/5 - Sacramento at Blue Lamp 
9/7 - Portland at Ted's - Musicfest NW $
9/8 - Vancouver - Biltmore $
9/9 - Seattle - Barboza $
9/12 - San Francisco - Rickshaw Stop $
9/14 - Los Angeles - The Echo $

% = w/ Russian Circles, And So I Watch From Afar & Deafheaven
! = w/ Russian Circles
$ = w/ Crypts

Dragonette "Rocket Ship"

Toronto's Dragonette to release third studio album 'Bodyparts' on September 25th. Listen to the latest track to be revealed "Rocket Ship" below now. Catch Dragonette on tour this summer including Vancouver's Summer Playland Festival on July 6th (all dates below).

Dragonette Tour Dates
* = w/ The Knocks

6/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Red River Exhibition - FREE SHOW w/ gate admission
7/1: Mississauga, ON @ Canada Day / Mississauga Celebration Square - FREE
7/5 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival - BUY TICKETS
7/6: Vancouver, BC @ Summer Playland Festival - BUY TICKETS
7/7: Regina, SK @ Summer Invasion - BUY TICKETS
7/11: Edmonton, AB @ HOT Factor Block Party / Public House - FREE
7/12: Calgary, AB @ The Stampede - FREE
7/14: Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Blackberry - BUY TICKETS
9/11: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom * - ON SALE FRIDAY
9/12: New York, NY @ Webster Hall * - BUY TICKETS
9/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer - BUY TICKETS
9/14: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club * - BUY TICKETS
9/15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat - BUY TICKETS
9/16: Cleveland, OH @ Ingenuity Festival - FREE
9/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro * - BUY TICKETS
9/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club * - BUY TICKETS
9/20: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club * - BUY TICKETS
9/21: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge* - BUY TICKETS
9/24: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up * - BUY TICKETS
9/25: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre * - BUY TICKETS
9/26: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine * - BUY TICKETS
9/27: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir * - BUY TICKETS
9/28: Seattle, WA @ Decibal Festival / Neumos * - BUY TICKETS

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stars "The Theory of Relativity"

Stars to release new studio album 'The North' on September 4th via ATO Records. The forthcoming LP was produced by Stars, Graham Lessard, and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire). Listen to "The Theory of Relativity" the first release so far from 'The North' and head over to the band's website to download it now for free.

The Folk "Rules Of Youth"

Toronto/Guelph Ontario's The Folk released their new EP 'Say It Again' this week (available here). The five piece has already supported acts like Library Voices and Sheezer as well as festivals including NXNE and Pop Montreal. Listen to "Rules Of Youth" the raucous opening track off 'Say It Again' below now and keep your ears on this band.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Phèdre "Haberdash"

Phèdre are releasing their new track "Haberdash" via Daps Records to help raise money for Toronto's recently shut down institution UNLOVABLE. 100% of the proceeds go towards UNLOVABLE's legal bills to fight and reopen. Purchase the track over at their Bandcamp page for a $1. Listen to the new track below now.

Casiokids "Dresinen" (video)

Casiokids to release "Dresinen" single on June 25th via Moshi Moshi the third single from 2012's 'Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen'. Watch the video for "Dresinen" above created by Rumpus Animation.

Exray's "You Can Trust A Robot"

San Francisco's Exray to release their sophomore LP 'Trust A Robot' on June 26th via Howells Transmitter. Listen to the title track "You Can Trust A Robot" below now.

WATERS "Mickey Mantle" (video)

WATERS released 'Out In The Light' last year on TBD Records and garnered some high praise (grab it here). The above video for the album cut "Mickey Mantle" was created as part of Music Video Race where artists are paired with a director and have 48 hours to conceptualize, film and edit a video. WATERS teamed up with director Peter Ruecktenwald for this beauty.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Zulu Winter "Bitter Moon"

England's Zulu Winter released their debut album 'Language' today via Arts & Crafts. You've heard the debut single "Silver Tongue" now listen to their latest album track to become available "Bitter Moon" below and/or grab the whole album here.

Levek "Black Mold Grow"

Levek to release debut LP 'Look A Little Closer' on September 25th via Lefse. Listen to the lead single "Black Mold Grow" now (below).

Dirty Projectors "Gun Has No Trigger" (video)

Dirty Projectors recently debuted a video for "Gun Has No Trigger" from their forthcoming LP 'Swing Lo Magellan' (available July 10th via Domino Records). The video marks front man David Longstreth's directorial debut (above). The album is available for pre-order now from Domino. Catch the band on tour soon including a stop at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on July 24th w/ Wye Oak (all dates below). You can catch a live performance of "Gun Has No Trigger" on Jimmy Fallon tonight.

07-05 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
07-06 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall ^
07-07 Montreal, QC - Club Soda, Montreal Jazz Fest 
07-10 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn &
07-11 Millvale, PA - Mr.Smalls Theatre ^
07-12 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center For The Arts
07-13 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue &
07-17 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant &
07-18 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre &
07-20 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater &
07-21 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue &
07-23 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market &
07-24 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom &
07-25 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom &
07-27 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater &
07-28 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern &
07-29 San Diego, CA - HOB San Diego &
07-31 Marfa, TX - The Crowley Theatre &
08-02 Austin, TX - Emo's East &
08-03 Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater &
08-04 New Orleans, LA - HOB New Orleans
08-06 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theatre
08-07 Fort. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
08-09 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
08-10 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
08-11 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
08-13 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
08-14 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
08-15 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
08-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
08-19 Boston, MA - Paradise 
09-01 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival 
09-27 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09-28 Urbana IL — Pygmalion Music Festival
09-30 Milwaukee WI — Pabst Theatre
^ w/ Purity Ring
& w/Wye Oak

Two Wounded Birds "If Only We Remain" (video)

Kent Quartet Two Wounded Birds drop new video for "If Only We Remain" in advance of self-titled debut album release on June 24th (in North America) via Holiday Friends Recording. Catch them live on tour in the UK now (dates below).

See Two Wounded Birds live on tour:

June 22nd London Shacklewell Arms
June 29th Coventry Godiva Festival
July 6th Rome, Italy Atlantico Live Rome
July 20th Preston Mad Ferret
July 28th Portsmouth Club NME
Sept 1st Portsmouth Southsea Festival

DIIV 'Oshin' (album stream)

DIIV's forthcoming album 'Oshin' is streaming in it's entirety now via Hypemachine (and below) drops June 26th via Captured Tracks. Give the highly anticipated debut LP from Brooklyn's DIIV (formerly Dive) a listen below and find out what all the fuss is about.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wintersleep "Nothing Is Anything" (acoustic)

Canada's Wintersleep released their latest album 'Hello Hum' last week via Roll Call Records/ILG. Listen to an acoustic version of the album cut "Nothing Is Anything (Without You)" below. Catch the band on tour including Live In Squamish on August 25th (more dates below).

§OCI€TY "All That We've Become"

Society is managing to stay pretty mysterious at this point. All we can tell you is "All That We've Become" is pretty rad. Give it a listen below.

Cloud Nothings "No Future/No Past" (Live at the Grog Shop)

Cloud Nothings to release 'Live at Grog Shop' (a document of their hometown (Cleveland) show on April 5th) in a vinyl only, limited edition (1000 personalized copies) release via Carpark Records on July 17th (pre-order here). The band is also releasing a 7" flexi of "Fall In" from the same show free with purchase of 'Attack On Memory' (available here). 'Attack On Memory' dropped earlier this year to high praise we have it pegged as a very strong contender for album of the year. Check out the new live performance of "No Future/No Past" from the forthcoming release (above) now.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ape School "Marijuana's on the Phone"

Philadelphia professor Michael Johnson's band Ape School set to drop their new album 'Junior Violence' on August 7th via Hometapes. In advance of that release comes the new single "Marijuana's on the Phone" will get it's own release b/w "Blame Mark Griffey" on June 26th. Head over to Soundcloud and download "Marijuana's on the Phone" now.

Everest "Raking Me Over The Coals"

Everest to release 'Ownerless' LP on June 26th via ATO Records (pre-order here). The band is touring their way through the summer including shows with Neil Young and Crazy Horse with Los Lobos or Patti Smith as well as dates with Alberta Cross (all dates below). Listen to "Raking Me Over The Coals" the latest release from Everest's forthcoming album now below.

Everest Tour Dates
# = Alberta Cross
* = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Los Lobos
^ = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Patti Smith

06/17: Bowie, MD @ Prince George's Country Stadium
06/25: New York, NY @ Private Album Release Show
06/26: Washington, DC @ Living Social
06/29: Annapolis, MD @ The 'RNR Rockin' River Cruise
07/05: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/06: Columbus, OH @ The Basement #
07/07: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot, Pike Room #
07/09: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
07/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas #
07/12: Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel #
07/14: Cincinatti, OH @ Sawyer Point Park, Banbury Music Festival #
07/16: Nashville, TN - The High Watt #
07/17: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway #
07/19: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
07/22: San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
07/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
07/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
07/27: Portland, OR @ Peter's Room #
07/28: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #
07/29: Vancouver, CAN @ TBD #
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *
11/11: Vancouver, CAN @ Rogers Arena *
11/13: Calgary, CAN @ Scotiabank Saddledome *
11/14: Saskatoon, CAN @ Credit Union Centre *
11/16: Winnipeg, CAN @ MTS Centre *
11/19: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre *
11/20: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre
11/23: Montreal, CAN @ Bell Centre ^
11/24: Ottawa, CAN @ Scotiabank Place ^
11/26: Boston, MA @ TD Garden ^
11/27: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^
11/30: Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center ^
12/2: Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena
12/3: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclay Center/Prudential Center

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mount Eerie "Pale Lights" (excerpt)

Mount Eerie will release the companion to the critically acclaimed 'Clear Moon' with 'Ocean Roar' this September via P.W. Elverum and Sun Records. Listen to an excerpt from "Pale Lights" from the forthcoming album below. Mount Eerie heads out on tour in a few days and will make a stop at Vancouver's Rickshaw on June 21st (all dates below).


06/17 Olympia, WA Northern 414 1/2 Legion Way
06/18 Portland, OR 4321 SE Hawthorne (2 shows, early & late) 
06/19 Portland, OR Valentine's
06/20 Seattle, WA 20/20 Cycle (2 shows, early & late) 
06/21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
06/22 Nanaimo, BC TBA
06/23 Victoria, BC The Fifty Fifty
06/24 Bellingham, WA Make.Shift Art Space
07/13 - 07/15 Anacortes, WA 1st Anacortes Unknown Music Series
08/24 - 08/26 Rochester, WA Helsing Junction Sleepover

Poolside "Slow Down"

Poolside to release debut 'Pacific Standard Time' on July 9th via Day & Night Recordings (Different Recordings in Europe). Poolside are good friends Filip Nikolic (who recently co-produced the new Bonde do Role album with Diplo) and Jeffrey Paradise (of Calculators with Luke and Vito of The Rapture). Listen and/or watch to "Slow Down" the latest release from the forthcoming LP now.

Slug Guts "Stranglin' You Too"

Slug Guts to drop their new album 'Playin' In Time With the Deadbeat' on July 24th via Sacred Bones. The Australian seven piece's third LP was written during a tumultuous year that included mental hospitals, jails, court trials, death, and rehab. Listen to the latest release "Stranglin' You Too" from the forthcoming release now below.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Opossom "Blue Meanies"

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Opossum is the moniker for Kody Nielson's (Mint Chick) latest project. The band is to release their debut album 'Electric Hawaii' on August 7th via Fire Records. Nielson, who wrote, recorded, and mixed the album hmself, recently came off of tour with his brother Ruben's band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Listen to "Blue Meanies" (below) the first release from the forthcoming LP. Watch the video for the track after the jump.

OPOSSOM - Blue Meanies from fire records on Vimeo.

The Fresh & Onlys "Yes Or No"

The Fresh & Onlys to release fourth album 'Long Slow Dance' on September 3rd/4th via Souterrain Transmissions/Mexican Summer. In advance of the album comes the single "Yes or No" which will got it's own release yesterday (June 18th in the UK). Give "Yes or No" a listen now below or download it via Soundcloud. Catch the San Francisco quartet on tour this summer including a stop at Vancouver's Media Club on September 15th (all dates below).

07/21 San Francisco, CA Phono Del Sol
08/05 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library
09/05 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room *
09/06 San Diego, CA Soda Bar *
09/07 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
09/08 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
09/09 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium *
09/11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades *
09/13 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios *#
09/14 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown *
09/15 Vancouver, BC The Media Club *
09/16 Seattle, WA Crocodile *

* = w/ Terry Malts
# = w/ Grass Widow

Wild Nothing "Shadow" (new track)

Wild Nothing to release their new album 'Nocturne' on August 27th/28th via Bella Union/Captured Tracks. The highly anticipated sophomore release is the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed 'Gemini'. Give 'Nocturne's' opening track "Shadow" a listen (above). Catch Jack Tatum and co. on tour this summer in support of Beach House including a stop at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on October 1st (dates below).


Jun 26 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
Jun 27 Jackson, MS – Morning Bell Records & Studios
Jun 29 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Jul 01 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
Jul 02 Santa Ana, CA – Contellation Room
Jul 03 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey *
Jul 06 Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen *
Jul 07 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
Jul 09 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
Jul 10 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall *
Jul 11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Jul 12 Knoxville, TN – Minglewood Hall *
Jul 13 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
Jul 14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Jul 15 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
Jul 16 Bloomington, IA – The Bishop Bar
Jul 17 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
Jul 18 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom *
Jul 19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
Jul 20 Columbus. OH – Newport Music Hall *
Jul 21 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre *
Aug 09 New York, NY – Pier 84 (with Grimes, Diiv)

* w/ Beach House

Ice Choir "I Want You Now And Always"

Ice Choir to drop their debut album 'Afar' on July 31st via Underwater Peoples. Kurt Feldman wrote and produced the forthcoming release from the road while touring with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (he's their drummer). Give a listen to the latest from the LP "I Want You Now And Always" below now.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Coco Rosie "We Are On Fire" (video)

Last week Coco Rosie released "We Are On Fire" b/w "Tearz For Animals" via Touch and Go. Check out the video for the Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) recorded "We Are On Fire" above and stream the Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) featured "Tearz For Animals" below.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Baby" (feat. Dam Funk)

'Mature Themes' is the title of the forthcoming album from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. The album is set to drop on August 21st via 4AD. Give the first single, a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson's "Baby" featuring guest vocals from Dam Funk, a listen below. Catch APHG on tour this fall including a stop at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre on September 27th (all dates below).


06-24 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender (Ebisu Garden Hall)
06-25 Osaka, Japan - Conpass
09-07 Austin, TX - Mohawk *$
09-08 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre *$
09-10 Atlanta, GA - Goat Farm (Goodson Yard Room) *$
09-11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*$
09-13 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *$
09-14 New York, NY - Webster Hall *!
09-15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *%
09-16 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *%
09-18 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Du Mile End *%
09-19 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *%
09-20 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College *   
09-21 Chicago, IL - Metro *#
09-22 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe *#
09-24 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall *#
09-25 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *#
09-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theatre *
09-29 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
10-01 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club *#
10-05 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *

* = w/ Bodyguard
$ = w/ Moon Diagrams
! = w/ TEEN
% = w/ Phedre
# = w/ Dâm-Funk