Friday, September 28, 2012

The Dig "I Already Forgot Everything You Said" (video)

New York indie group The Dig released their latest album 'Midnight Flowers' earlier this year via Buffalo Jump Records. The band is set to head out on a U.S. tour (dates below) next week and have an interesting proposition for fans: "Email your ticket receipt for any show on the fall tour to to redeem a free download of 'Midnight Flowers'." Watch the video for "I already Forgot Everything You Said" (above) now.

The Dig Fall Tour 2012:
w/ The We Shared Milk

10/3   - Washington, DC @ Red Palace - Tickets
10/4   - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie - Tickets
10/5   - Northampton, MA - The Basement - FREE SHOW
10/6   - Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo - Tickets
10/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks - Tickets
10/11 - Columbus, OH @ Kobo - Tickets
10/12 - Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room - Tickets
10/13 - Bowling Green, KY @ Tidball's - Tickets
10/14 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement - Tickets
10/16 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's - Tickets
10/17 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's - Tickets
10/18 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (indoors) - Tickets
10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ The Limelight - Tickets
10/20 - El Paso, TX @ The Hoppy Monk - Tickets
10/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rogue Bar - Tickets
10/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Royal House - FREE SHOW
10/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg - Tickets
10/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord - Tickets
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court - Tickets
10/28 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge - Tickets
10/31 - Minneapolis, MN - Halloween Party @ 400 Bar - Tickets
11/1   - Madison, WI @ The Frequency - Tickets
11/2   - Detroit, MI - Benefit Show @ Starkweather Arts Center - Tickets
11/3   - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's - Tickets

Prince Rama "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever"

Prince Rama's forthcoming LP 'Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World' is set to drop on November 6th via Paw Tracks. To say it is a concept album is an understatement. On the forthcoming LP Prince Rama is channeling ten different fictional bands (complete with back stories) for one track each. For the latest release the band is channeling I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. or Inner Messages Morphing Over Resonant Time, Always Loving Infinitely Free and Everlasting, an early eighties English sex cult that recorded dance tracks to provoke lovemaking. In death they were found in the midst of orgiastic collapse and had not eaten or slept in thirteen days. Listen to "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" (below) now.


Leicester four piece I AM IN LOVE share third single "PALM". The band is set to release on October 22nd via Velocity Sounds Records. Listen to "PALM" (below) now.

Keaton Henson "Kronos" (video)

Keaton Henson to release new EP 'Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us' on November 6th. The EP was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, The Shins, The Strokes) in L.A. and features guest appearances from members of Band of Horses, The Raveonettes, and Alberta Cross. Watch the video for "Kronos" (above) the first track to be lifted from the forthcoming release.

The Wilderness of Manitoba "Morning Sun" (video)

Toronto five-piece set to hit the road next month in support of the recent release of 'Island Of Echoes' (out now via Pheromone Records). The band is now sharing a video for the album single "Morning Sun" (above). Catch the band live on their Canadian tour (dates below).

The Wilderness Of Manitoba Tour Dates
October 05 – Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty's
October 06 – Bayfield, ON - Black Dog Bistro
October 12 – Guelph, ON - University of Guelph (12 PM)
October 18 – London, ON - APK
October 19 – Ottawa, ON - Maverick’s  
October 20 – Kingston, ON - The Mansion
October 25 – Kemptville, ON - The Branch
October 26 – Toronto, ON - Trinity-St. Paul’s
October 28 – Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
November 01 – Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
November 04 – Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre

*** More Tours Dates To Be Announced Soon ***

Daphni "Pairs" (video)

Daphni set to release new album 'JIAOLONG' on October 9th via Jiaolong Records/Merge. Check out the Jane Eastlight video for the latest single "Pairs" (above) now.

WHY? "Strawberries" (video)

WHY? is gearing up for the release of their new LP 'Mumps, etc.' which drops next week via Anticon/City Slang. We've been playing the shit out of this album and now our favourite track has been given the video treatment. Watch "Strawberries" (above) and get stoked for this one. Catch WHY? on tour next month ion support of the forthcoming LP (dates below).

10.05 Düsseldorf, Germany: New Fall Festival
10.06 Evreux, France: L'Abordage
10.07 Paris, France: Maroquinerie
10.08 Brighton, England: Old Market
10.09 London, England: Electric Ballroom
10.10 Manchester, England: Central Methodist Church
10.11 Bristol, England: Fleece
10.12 Glasgow, Scotland: SWG3
10.13 Oxford, England: The Bullingdon
10.15 Berlin, Germany: Volksbühne
10.18 Cincinnati, OH Lois & Richard Rosethal Center for Contemporary Art Black Box Theatre 
10.20 Pittsburgh, PA Altar
10.24 Richmond, VA Canal Club
10.25 Athens, GA 40 Watt
10.26 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
10.27 Orlando, FL The Social
10.28 Tampa, FL Crowbar
10.29 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
10.30 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
10.31 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
11.01 Houston, TX Walter's
11.02 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
11.03 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.05 St. Louis, MO Luminary Arts 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Slim Twig "Altered Ego" (video)

Toronto's Slim Twig dropped his latest LP 'Sof' Sike' last month via Paper Bag Records to high praise (order here). Watch the new video for "Altered Ego" (above) from the latest release. Twig recently recorded, produced, and mixed the forthcoming U.S. Girls (out October 23rd via FatCat) album. Even more recently comes the 'Paper Bag Records vs. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars' on which Twig covers Bowie's "It Ain't Easy" (download it the whole album for free here). Catch Twig on tour this November with (his wife's band) U.S. Girls in Europe (dates below).

Slim Twig & U.S. Girls Tour Dates
 13 Oct - Fall Down Gallery, Ottawa, ON
22 Oct - Double Double Land, Toronto, ON
19 Nov - Point Ephémère, Paris, FR
22 Nov - ZDB, Lisbon, PT
23 Nov - CCVF, Guimaraes, PT
24 Nov - venue tbc, Madrid, ES
25 Nov - venue tbc, Barcelona, ES
28 Nov - Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, BE
29 Nov - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
01 Dec - Friese, Bremen, DE
04 Dec - Le Rouge, Lille, FR
05 Dec - The Lexington, London, UK
07 Dec - FatCat Furballs show, The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
08 Dec - The Castle Hotel, Manchester, UK

Fishing "Choy Lin" (video)

Australian duo Fishing release trippy video for equally tripped out track "Choy Lin". The video (above) was directed, produced, and edited by the band with the help of SPOD Films. The track is to be released as a 7" titled 'Choy Lin' which is set to drop on October 23rd via Waaga Records (pre-order here) and will be backed with "White Sheet Beach".

Fear Of Men "Your Side"

English four piece Fear Of Men share B-side of of forthcoming 7" 'Mosaic' (out October 15th via Too Pure Records. Listen to "Your Side" (below) now and keep your ears peeled for more from Fear Of Men.

The Rest "Hey! For Horses" (video)

Hamilton Ontario's The Rest released their latest album 'SEESAW' in June to critical acclaim (grab it here). The band recently teamed up with friend and children's puppet video producer Kori Pop for a (not for kids) video for "Hey! For Horses" (above). The beautifully shot clip features steamy soft-core puppet sex and hardcore murderous horses. The Rest are planning to release videos for the nine remaining album tracks in the near future. They have set the bar high with this one, we can't wait to see what's next.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Teen Daze "Spirit"

Vancouver's Teen Daze to share every track from forthcoming sophomore LP 'Inner Mansions' prior to November 6th release date. The album will be released by Lefse records and can be pre-ordered here. Listen to the latest track to shared titled "Spirit" below now and get psyched.

Dinosaur Jr. "Pierce The Morning Rain"

Dinosaur Jr. release second single "Pierce The Morning Sky"from new album 'I Bet On Sky' (out now via Jagjaguwar). The new single will get it's own release on November 5th. Listen to "Pierce The Morning Sky" (below) now.

Lilac "Prey" (video)

Prey from Frank Door on Vimeo.
LA's Lilac to release new LP titled 'No Exit' on November 5th via Different Fur Records. Watch the new video for the second single "Grey" (above) now.

Champs "St. Peters"

Champs share new single "St. Peters" out now via PIAS. Listen to the title track below now. Order it here.

Ladyhawk "No Can Do"

BC four piece Ladyhawk set to release third studio album 'No Can Do' on October 9th via Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada. Catch the band live at Vancouver's Biltmore on November 1st (all dates below) for an special album release show. Download and listen to the title track from the forthcoming album now.
Ladyhawk "No Can Do"

Ladyhawk “No Can Do” Tour Dates
Oct 16-Victoria BC @ 9one9 w/ Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Oct 18-Edmonton AB @Wunderbar w/Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Oct 19-Saskatoon SK @ Amigo's w/Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Oct 20-Calgary AB @Broken City w/Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Oct 21-Kelowna BC @ TBA w/Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Oct 24-Hamilton ON @ Casbah w/Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Oct 25-Toronto ON @ Horseshoe w/Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers, special guests Fiver
Oct 26-London ON @ APK Live w/Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Oct 27-Welland ON @ The Rex w/ Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers
Nov 01-Vancouver BC @The Biltmore w/Shotgun Jimmie

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Dirty Nil "Little Metal Baby Fist"

Little Metal Baby Fist cover art
The Dirty Nil release new 7" 'Little Metal baby Fist' today via Bandcamp. The 7" features the title track backed with "Hate Is A Stone". The new single was engineered and mixed by Michael Keire at Threshold Studio in Hamilton. The three piece like things loud and slightly buzzed so crank up your speakers, crack a brew and hit play. Go!

PAWS "Sore Tummy"

PAWS gearing up for the release of their debut LP 'Cokefloat!' (out October 9th via FatCat). Today the band are sharing "Sore Tummy" a new single from the forthcoming debut backed with a brand new track "Salem". "Listen to both "Sore Tummy" (feat. Alice Costelloe of Big Deal) and "Salem" (below) now.

Crushing Blows "The People You WIll Never Meet"

Derbyshire duo Crushing Blows set to release new self-titled EP on Nov. 12th via the band's own Super Heavy Weight Records label. Listen to "The People You WIll Never Meet" the lead track from the forthcoming EP (below) now.

Citizens! "True Romance" (video)

London's Citizens! to release  debut LP 'Hear We Are' on October 9th via Kitsuné/Cooperative Music. The band is now sharing a video for "True Romance" (above) inspired by the famous photo of the couple kissing in the middle of the Vancouver riots of June of 2011. The video was directed by French collective We Are From LA.

Monday, September 24, 2012

People Get Ready "Windy City"

Brooklyn four piece People Get Ready to release self-titled debut on October 23rd via Brassland. The band includes Steven Recker (who toured as a guitar player for David Byrne), Luke Fasano (a former member of Yeasayer), James Rickman, and Jen Goma. Listen to "Windy City" (below) now and get ready for PGR.

The Pack A.D. "The Water"

Vancouver's The Pack A.D. release new track "The Water" today. Catch the duo on their cross Canada tour starting next month next month including a show at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom to close out the tour on November 23rd (all dates below). Listen to "The Water" (below) now.

The Pack a.d. Tour Dates:

Oct 04 - Lethbridge AB @ The Slice
Oct 05 - Medicine Hat AB @ Schooners Pub
Oct 06 - Regina SK @ O’Hanlon’s
Oct 08 - Thunder Bay ON @ The Apollo
Oct 10 - Sudbury ON @  The Townehouse
Oct 11 - Peterborough ON @ The Red Dog
Oct 12 - Hamilton ON @ The Casbah
Oct 13 - London ON @ Call the Office
Oct 14 - St. Catharines ON @ Mansion House
Oct 15 - Guelph ON @ Albion Hotel
Oct 16 - Montreal QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Oct 19 - Charlottetown PE @ Hunter’s Ale House
Oct 20 - Halifax NS @ Reflections Cabaret
Oct 21 - Moncton NB @ Tide & Boar Gastropub
Oct 24 - Ottawa ON @ Mavericks
Oct 25 - Kingston ON @ The Mansion
Oct 26 - Toronto ON @ orseshoe Tavern
Oct 27 - Windsor ON @ Phog Lounge
Oct 28 - Fort Wayne IN @ The Brass Rail
Oct 30 - Minneapolis MN @ The Whole Music Club
Oct 31 - Winnipeg MB @ West End Cultural Centre
Nov 01 - Saskatoon SK @ Amigo’s
Nov 02 - Edmonton AB @ Starlite Room
Nov 03 - Calgary AB @ Republik
Nov 10 - Bellingham WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 11 - Seattle WA @ The Crocodile
Nov 15 - Nelson BC @ The Royal
Nov 16 - Camrose AB @ Scalliwags
Nov 22 - Victoria BC @ Club 9ONE9
Nov 23 - Vancouver BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

Mean Creek "Young & Wild" (video)

"Young & Wild" by Mean Creek from loroto on Vimeo.
Boston quartet Mean Creek to release sophomore album 'Youth Companion' on October 16th via Old Flame Records. Check out the striking P. Nick Curran directed video for the latest single "Young & Wild" (above) and catch Mean Creek on tour next month (dates below).

11 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall (Youth Companion release show)
16 - Brooklyn, NY - CMJ - Union Hall - Allston Pudding showcase
17 - New York, NY - CMJ - Fontana's - Pirate! showcase
17 - New York, NY - CMJ - Alphabet Lounge
18 - New York, NY - CMJ - Piano's - Old Flame Records showcase
19 - New York, NY - CMJ - Bowery Electric - The Outlaw Roadshow showcase
23 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
25 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
26 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
28 - Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion

01 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphiteater
04 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
07 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre
10 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
12 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
14 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
16 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphiteatre
17 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Casino
20 - San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

01 - Allston, MA - Great Scott

Cold Cave "A Little Death To Laugh"

Cold Cave release new track "A Little Death To Laugh" from forthcoming 7" of the same name via Heartworm Press on October 20th. The single is backed with "Young Prisoner Dreams of Romance" and "Tristan Cobière". A limited amount are available here (the first 50 are signed). Listen to "A Little Death To Laugh" (above) now and catch Cold Cave live in the U.S. with Divine Fits (dates below).


10/18 San Diego, CA - Casbah 
10/19 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
10/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Getty 
10/21 New York, NY - Webster !
10/22 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer !
10/24 Columbus, OH - Newport !
10/25 Chicago, IL - Logan Sq !
10/26 Indianpolis, IN - Deluxe !
10/27 Asheville, NC - Moogfest
10/28 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln !
10/29 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West !
10/30 TBA
10/31 Austin, TX - Stubb's !
11/01 El Paso, TX - Low Brow !
11/02 Tucson @ Rock !
11/03 Pioneertown @ Pappy & Harriet's !
11/04 Los Angeles @ Fonda !

! = w/ Divine Fits

FI.SHE.S "A Drive To The Psychos"

Paris' FI.SHE.S share new track "A Drive To The Psychos". The young five piece are one to watch out for. Check out "A Drive To The Psychos" (below) now.

Animal Collective "Applesauce"

Animal Collective to release second single "Applesauce" from critically acclaimed new LP 'Centipede Hz' (out now via Domino). The new single will be released as a 10" on November 11th (pre-order here) and will be backed with "Crimson". Listen to "Applesauce" above now and catch Animal Collective live near you (I saw them last week and it was the best show I've seen from them yet!).

NA Tour Dates 

09-25 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues  *
09-27 Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
09-28 Austin, TX - The Backyard *
09-29 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *
09-30 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
10-02 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
10-03 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts *
10-05 Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Park *
* w/ Micachu and the Shapes
! w/ Flying Lotus
# w/ Huun Huur Tu

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Zolas "Ancient Mars" (live session video)

The Zolas Ancient Mars Live Session from Light Organ Records on Vimeo.
Vancouver's The Zolas ramping up for the release of their sophomore album 'Ancient Mars' on October 2nd via Light Organ Records. Hot on the heels of the forthcoming album's debut single "Knot In My Heart" (which rose to #1 on The Hype Machine earlier this week) comes a live session video for the title track (watch it above). Catch The Zolas live at Vancouver's Rio Theatre on November 16th (all dates below).


Sept 29 – Kingston – Revolutions
Oct 2 – Truro – Split Crow Pub
Oct 3 – Charlottetown – Hunter’s Ale House
Oct 4 – Moncton – Tide and Boar
Oct 5 – Halifax – Michaels
Oct 6 – Saint John – Pepper’s Pub
Oct 7 – Fredericton – Nicky Zee’s
Oct 10 – Guelph – Brass Taps
Oct 11 – London – Call the Office
Oct 12 – Toronto – Great Hall
Oct 13 – Sarnia – Paddy Flaherty’s
Oct 17 – Montreal – Sala Rossa
Oct 18 – Quebec City – Le Cercle
Oct 19 – Sherbrooke – Woodstock Bar
Oct 20 – Terrebonne – Bieres et Compagnie

Oct 23 – Thunder Bay – Crock’s
Oct 24 – Winnipeg – Park Theatre
Oct 25 – Regina – O’Hanlon’s TBA
Oct 26 – Saskatoon – Amigo’s
Oct 29 – Lethbridge – The Slice
Oct 30 – Calgary – Palomino
Nov 1 – Edmonton – Wunderbar
Nov 2 – Kelowna – The Habitat
Nov 16 – Vancouver – Rio
Nov 23 – Victoria – Felicita’s

Old English "We've Been Here Before"

Old English to release new album 'Prose & Khans' early next year. The self proclaimed accidental band started as the solo project of Matt Henderson and quickly grew into a revolving cast of 15 musicians. Listen to "We've Been Here Before" the first single from the forthcoming album (below) now (free download from Bandcamp). Keep your ears peeled for more from Old English soon.

Cold Showers "Violent Cries"

LA's Cold Showers to release new LP via Dais. Prior to the release comes a tour with The Soft Moon (dates below). Listen to a cut from the forthcoming album titled "Violent Cries" (below) now.


09/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands*
09/21 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal @ La Sala Rossa*
09/22 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel*
09/23 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room*
09/24 - Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret*
09/25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Brillobox*
09/26 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
09/27 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall +
09/28 - Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
09/29 - Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/30 - Columbus, OH @ Bourbon Street
10/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/03 - New York, NY @ Wierd (Home Sweet Home)
10/09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (Check Yo Ponytail 2) %

* = w/ The Soft Moon
+ = w/ The Raveonettes & Melody's Echo Chamber
% = w/ DIIV & Violens 

ESP "627" (video)

ESP - 627 (Official Video) from Chris Coats on Vimeo.
LA trio ESP self-released their self-titled debut EP last month (get it here). Watch the Chris Coats directed video for the album cut "627" (above) now.

Weekend "Sirens"

Weekend shares a rough mix of "Sirens" from the forthcoming album which is due out next year. Listen to "Sirens" (below) now.

Tubetops "Silent Eyes" (feat. Kyiki) (video)

Brooklyn four piece Tubetops recently collaborated with Crystal Fighter's lead female vocalist Ellie Fletcher (who's solo project goes under the moniker of Kyiki). The result is "Silent Eyes" a sexy track that was recorded in both Brooklyn and London (Fletcher's home). Watch the Dan Kagan directed video for "Silent Eyes" (above) now.

Nosaj Thing "Eclipse/Bue" (feat. Kazu Makino)

LA's Nosaj Thing prepares to drop new album 'Home' next year via his new label and imprint (Timetable) for Innovative Leisure. The forthcoming album will feature guest vocalists Toro y Moi and Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead). Listen to "Eclipse/Blue" (feat. Kazu Makino) below now. The track will be released on a 10" next month (pre-order).

The Royal Concept "Gimme Twice" (Live from Brooklyn)

Sweden's The Royal Concept released their self-titled EP in June via Lava/Universal Republic. While in New York over the summer the band shot a video for a stripped down version of "Gimme Twice" on a Brooklyn rooftop (watch above). Catch the band on their U.S. tour with Wolf Gang (dates below).

The Royal Concept tour dates (all dates w/ Wolf Gang)
10/1 - Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
10/2 - San Diego – Casbah
10/6 - Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/7 - Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10/10 - Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/11 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
10/12 - Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/14 - Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10/18 - St Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
10/20 - Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar
10/22 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
10/24 - Pawtucket, RI – The Met
10/25 - Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/27 - Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/30 - Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery
11/01 - New York, NY – Santos Party House
11/3 – Charlotte, NC – The Stage Door Theatre
11/4 – Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
11/5 – Birmingham, AL - Workplay
11/7 – Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
11/8 – Dallas, TX - Trees
11/9 – Austin, TX - Parish

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Radical Face "Always Gold" (video)

Radical Face to release new EP 'Always Gold' on November 23rd via Bear Machine Records. The song "Always Gold" was originally released on 2011's 'The family Tree: The Roots' and is getting a fresh edit and acoustic arrangement on the forthcoming EP along with three b-sides. Watch the new video for "Always Gold" (above).

Chelsea Wolfe "Appalachia"

Chelsea Wolfe gearing up for release of new LP 'Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs' on October 16th via Sargent House (pre-order). Listen to the second single "Appalachia" (below) from the forthcoming album now.

Dirty Projectors "About To Die" (video)

Dirty Projectors to release new EP titled 'About To Die' on November 6th via Domino (pre-order). The EP will feature 'Swing Lo Magellan' (easily one of our favourite albums of 2012 so far) track "About To Die" along with three brand new songs. Watch the video for "About To Die" (above) featuring footage from the bands recent short film Hi Custodian.

Strange Talk "Cast Away" (video)

Strange Talk - Cast Away from Strange Talk on Vimeo.
Australia's Strange Talk to release debut LP early next year. Today they are sharing the first taste of the album by way of the song "Cast Away" (which has been given the video treatment above). The new album was produced by the band and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, The Presets). Listen to "Cast Away" now.

Why? "Strawberries"

Why? to release new LP 'Mumps, etc.' on October 2nd via Anticon/City Slang. Today the band is sharing our favourite track from the forthcoming album "Strawberries". Download the band's recent EP 'Sod The Seed' for FREE (here) and catch Why? live on tour (dates below) Listen to "Strawberries" (below) now and get stoked for a great long player from your favourite Cincinnati trio.

10.05 Düsseldorf, Germany: New Fall Festival
10.06 Evreux, France: L'Abordage
10.07 Paris, France: Maroquinerie
10.08 Brighton, England: Old Market
10.09 London, England: Electric Ballroom
10.10 Manchester, England: Central Methodist Church
10.11 Bristol, England: Fleece
10.12 Glasgow, Scotland: SWG3
10.13 Oxford, England: The Bullingdon
10.15 Berlin, Germany: Volksbühne
10.18 Cincinnati, OH Lois & Richard Rosethal Center for Contemporary Art Black Box Theatre 
10.20 Pittsburgh, PA Altar
10.24 Richmond, VA Canal Club
10.25 Athens, GA 40 Watt
10.26 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
10.27 Orlando, FL The Social
10.28 Tampa, FL Crowbar
10.29 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
10.30 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
10.31 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
11.01 Houston, TX Walter's
11.02 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
11.03 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.05 St. Louis, MO Luminary Arts  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rich Aucoin "Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E." (video)

Rich Aucoin releases video for "Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E." (above) from critically acclaimed debut LP 'We're All Dying To Live' (out now via Sonic Records). Aucoin had this to say about the video:

"The idea for this video was to do a re-telling of Brian Wilson's extraordinary life so far and homage as many milestones as we could in the 4mins of the song's duration as we could. We started the story out in Brian's bedroom in Hawthorne practicing vocals along to the radio to the recordings of The Four Freshmen (see posters in the background!) with his brothers. Then we quickly see the Candix recording studio before its collapse, making way for the Capitol Records signing. After being photographed with a surfboard and lead onto Ed Sullivan, we see them recording, posing for the Pet Sounds cover and being bombarded with fame until collapsing under it and the making of SMiLE's pressure. After escaping from bed, we see Brian's progression back to health and to finishing his opus. This was all made out of love and respect for a man and his music who have given so much to everyone. THANKS BRIAN!"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are preparing to release a new full length early next year with new label Jagjaguwar. Listen to a new single "Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)" (above) now and catch UMO on tour now with Grizzly Bear (dates below).


09/18 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN w/ Grizzly Bear
09/20 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC w/ Grizzly Bear
09/21 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC w/ Grizzly Bear
09/22 - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA w/ Grizzly Bear
09/23 - Olympia de Montreal - Montreal, QC w/ Grizzly Bear
09/24 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY w/ Grizzly Bear
09/26 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON w/ Grizzly Bear
09/28 - Midpoint Music Festival - Cincinnati, OH
09/29 - Pygmalion Music Festival - Champaign, IL
09/30 - The Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI w/ Dirty Projectors
10/01- Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI 
10/02- Annabell's Bar and Lounge - Akron, OH
10/03 - Metropolitan Kitchen - Annapolis, MD
10/05 - Taix - Los Angeles, CA
10/12 - Campestre Don Juan - Cholula, Mexico
10/13 - Corona Capital Festival - Mexico City, Mexico
12/28 - Rhythm and Alps Festival - Christchurch, NZ
12/30 - Pyramid Rock Festival - Phillip Island, Australia
12/31 - Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival - Peats Ridge, Australia

The Child of Lov "Rotisserie"

The Child of Lov to release debut LP via Domino imprint Double Six Records (details early next month). The LP will feature special guests Damon Albarn, Thundercat, and DOOM. Listen to "Rotisserie" (below) now.

To Kill A King "Choices" (video)

London quintet To Kill A King share new song "Choices" as last video in the series 'Ralph's Balcony Sessions'. The series features twenty videos (two songs each from five bands) including Bastille, Youth Imperial, Professor Penguin, We Were Evergreen and of course To Kill A King themselves all filmed 15 stories up from TKAK lead singer (Ralph Pelleymounter's) balcony. Watch the grand finale featuring all the afore mentioned artists playing a new TKAK song "Choices" (above) now. Wait for it... oh yeah.

Tamaryn "Heavenly Bodies" (video)

Tamaryn to release new album 'Tender New Signs' on October 16th via Mexican Summer. Watch the video for "Heavenly Bodies" (above) from the forthcoming LP. Catch Tamaryn live on tour next month (dates below).

Oct 13 Glassgow, Scotland – Captain’s Rest
Oct 14 Manchester, UK – Soup
Oct 15 London, UK – The Lexington
Oct 28 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Oct 29 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
Nov 01 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Nov 02 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
Nov 03 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
Nov 04 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
Nov 05 Allston, MA - Great Scott
Nov 08 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
Nov 09 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Nov 10 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
Nov 11 Washington, DC - Red Palace
Nov 13 Atlanta, GA – 529
Nov 15 Houstin, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Nov 16 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Nov 17 Austin, TX - Red 7
Nov 20 San Diego, CA - Casbah
Nov 23 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Nov 24 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 

Flying Lotus "Putty Boy Strut" (video)

Flying Lotus to drop highly anticipated new album 'Until The Quiet Comes' on October 1st/2nd via Warp Records. The Cyriak animated video for "Putty Boy Strut" (above) the first single from the LP was released today. Catch Flying Lotus at Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club on October 22nd (all dates below).

'Until The Quiet Comes' is released on October 2 in the US on Warp Records

Flying Lotus Tour Dates
9/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
10/7: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/13: Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
10/15: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10/16: Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/22: Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/25: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
* w/Animal Collective

alt-J "Fitzpleasure"

UK's alt-J dropped their new album 'An Awesome Wave' on North America this week via Canvasback Music. The band was recently nominated for the UK and Ireland's coveted Mercury Prize. Listen to "Fitzpleasure" from the LP (below) and watch the video "remix" of another album cut "Tessellate" (above). Catch the band live in North America (dates to follow).


09/18 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus * (SOLD OUT) 
09/19 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar * (SOLD OUT)
09/20 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig *  
09/21 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
09/22 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock * (SOLD OUT)
09/25 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre #
09/26 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre #
09/29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Theater (SOLD OUT)
09/30 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room w/ Blood Red Shoes
10/01 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore # (SOLD OUT) 
10/03 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys #
10/04 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pool - The Cosmopolitan #
10/08 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant  #
10/09 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom #
10/11 - Houston, TX - House of Blues  #
10/12 - Helotes, TX - Josabis #
10/13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues #
10/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

* with opener JBM
# supporting Grouplove

First Aid Kit "Wolf" (video)

Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg are First Aid Kit. The pair's sophomore album 'The Lion's Roar' was released earlier this year via Wichita Recordings and was recently followed up with an iTunes Session. Watch the video for "Wolf" (above) shot in a Swedish forest and directed by Johan Söderberg. Catch First Aid Kit live (dates below).

First Aid Kit North American tour dates:

SEPT. 24       CHICAGO, IL                      METRO*
SEPT. 25       ANN ARBOR, MI                 THE BLIND PIG*
SEPT. 26       TORONTO, ON                   DANFORTH MUSIC HALL*
SEPT. 28       BOSTON, MA                     ROYALE NIGHTCLUB*
SEPT. 29       NEW YORK, NY                  IRVING PLAZA*
OCT. 3          ASHEVILLE, NC                  ORANGE PEEL*
OCT. 4          ATLANTA, GA                     BUCKHEAD THEATRE*
OCT. 5          NASHVILLE, TN                  3RD & LINDSLEY*
OCT. 6          ST. LOUIS, MO                   FIREBIRD*
OCT. 8          OMAHA, NE                       WAITING ROOM*
OCT. 9          LAWRENCE, KS                  THE GRANADA THEATRE*
OCT. 12         AUSTIN, TX                       AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL
OCT. 13         DALLAS, TX                       THE KESSLER THEATER*
OCT. 16         LOS ANGELES, CA              THE FONDA THEATRE*
OCT. 19         PORTLAND, OR                  ROSELAND THEATER*
OCT. 20         SEATTLE, WA                     NEPTUNE**

* Dylan LeBlanc supports
** Starbucks ‘Little Big Show’, Laura Gibson supports

Mac DeMarco "Freaking Out The Neighborhood"

Mac DeMarco to follow up 2012 debut 'Rock and Roll Night Club' with new album '2' (out October 16th via Captured Tracks). Listen to "Freaking Out The Neighborhood" (below) the latest release from the forthcoming LP. Catch DeMarco live near you (dates below).


09/18/12 Phoenix, AZ Trunk Space
09/20/12 El Paso, TX Lowbrow
09/21/12 Austin, TX Mohawk
09/22/12 Dallas, TX Bryan St. Tavern
09/23/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
09/25/12 New Orleans, LA The Circle Bar
09/26/12 Birmingham, AL Alabama Music Box
09/27/12 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder (FSU)
09/28/12 St. Augustine, FL Present Moment Cafe
09/29/12 Miami, FL The Garret
10/01/12 Sarasota, FL New College of Florida
10/02/12 Tampa, FL Crow Bar
10/03/12 Atlanta, GA The Earl
10/04/12 Athens, GA Farm 255
10/05/12 Durham, NC The Pinhook
10/06/12 Williamsburg, VA College of William & Mary
10/07/12 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
10/09/12 Washington, DCDC 9
10/10/12 Baltimore, MD Pearl Harbor
10/11/12 Princeton, NJ Princeton Terrace Club
10/18/12 Middletown, CT Wesleyan University
11/22/12 Toronto, ON Drake Hotel

Fort Lean "Sunsick" (video)

Brooklyn's Fort Lean to release new EP titled 'Change Your Name' on October 30th. The forthcoming four track EP was produced by Chairlift's Patrick Wimberly. Watch the new video for "Sunsick" (above) from the 7" of the same name that dropped earlier this year.

Earlimart "10 Years"

LA's Earlimart dropped their new album 'System Preferences' this week via the duo's own label The Ship. 'System Preferences' is the band's seventh album and first in four years. Listen to "10 Years" (below) from the latest release.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ma Petite "Man About Moon"

Melbourne born Vancouver based Ma Petite (Indiana Avent) released her debut "Man About Moon" today. The single is from the forthcoming full length album 'The Road That Let Me Fall' expected to drop next year. The single was recorded at Hipposonic Studios (Mushroom) with producer Paul Beochler. The track includes a who's who of the Vancouver music scene with guests including Ben Appenheimer (Portage and Main), Kenton Loewen (Dan Mangan), Matt Kelly (Yukon Blond, Zolas), Olivier Clements (Aidan Knight), George Knuff (41st and Home), John Sponarski (Portage and Main), Savannah Wellmen (Redbird), Ali Milner, and also her dad Pip Avent. Listen to "Man About Moon" (below) now and catch her live at Vancouver's Media Club on September 28th.

Titus Andronicus "In A Big City" (lyrics video)

New Jersey's Titus Andronicus to release third album 'Local Business' on October 23rd vi XL. the band's last album 'The Monitor' was our favourite of 2010 and this first taste of the new LP has us super amped for it. Watch the funny lyric video for "In A Big City" (above) from the forthcoming album.

WIN Tickets to Trash Talk at Vancouver's Venue on September 25th

SoCal punks Trash Talk live at Venue Nightclub on September 25th hosted by Odd Future and presented by Cherchez La Femme, Crowsnest Productions, Student Loan Records, and Green Burrito. Trash Talk recently dropped a video for "F.E.B.N." (above). Local punks Nü Sensae are supporting Trash Talk along with Anchoress and WTCHDR plus DJs Cherchez La Femme, Genie, Daniel R., and Expendable Youth. The doors are at 9 but the show goes till 3a.m..

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to this show repost this blog via Facebook or Twitter now.

I Break Horses "Hearts" (at Room 205)

Sweden's I Break Horses 2011 LP 'Hearts' was one of our favourites of the year. Recently they brought the title track to Incase's Room 205 for a video treatment. Set designer Tamarra Younis transformed the space into a cocoon of muslin gauze while voyeur director Forrest Borie shot the performance through several glory holes. Watch "Hearts" above now.

Kilo Kish "Navy" (video)

Brooklyn's Kilo Kish to release new single "Navy" via brand spanking new label The Blue Rider (it's their second release). OFWGKTA's The Internet produced the track. Kish directed the video herself with Ben Rayner, watch "Navy" above.