Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tamaryn "The Garden" (video)

Tamaryn shares Miko Revereza directed video for "The Garden" (above). The track is from 'Tender New Signs' which dropped earlier this month via Mexican Summer. Catch Tamaryn on tour now (dates below).

Vex Ruffin "Same Thing Tomorrow"

Vex Ruffin drops 'Same Thing Tomorrow' cassette only release today via Stones Throw Records. Listen to the title track "Same Thing Tomorrow" (below) and watch for a proper debut LP next spring.

Cold Specks "Hector" (video)

Toronto's Cold Specks released her Polaris Prize short listed debut LP 'I Predict A Graceful Expulsion' earlier this year via Arts & Crafts. Watch the spooky Olivier Groulx directed video for "Hector" (above) or listen below. catch Cold Specks live at Vancouver's St. James Hall on November 21st (all dates below).

Cold Specks North American Fall Tour Dates

10/25/12 - Toronto, ON @ Trinity St. Paul’s Church with Adam Cohen
10/26/12 - Québec City, QC @Salle Louis-Fréchette – Grand Théâtre de Québec with Adam Cohen
10/27/12 - Saguenay, QC @ Théâtre Palace Arvida with Adam Cohen
10/28/12 - Valleyfield, QC @ Salle Albert-Dumouchel with Adam Cohen
10/29/12 - Waterloo, QC @ Maison de la Culture de Waterloo – Salles Yves-Herbert Sauvageau with Adam Cohen
10/31/12 - Rimouski, QC @ Salle Desjardins Telus with Adam Cohen
11/01/12 - Trois-Rivières, QC @ Salle J-Antonio Thompson with Adam Cohen
11/02/12 - Victoriaville, QC @ Cinéma Laurier with Adam Cohen
11/03/12 - St. Thérèse, QC @ Salle Lionel-Groulx with Adam Cohen
11/04/12 - Gatineau, QC @ Canadian Museum of Civilization / Musée Canadien des Civilisations with Adam Cohen
11/06/12 - Sherbrooke,  QC @ Centennial Theatre – Bishops University with Adam Cohen
11/08/12 - New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
11/09/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Chapel
11/10/12 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
11/11/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl                             
11/13/12 - Denton, TX @ Dan's Silverleaf
11/14/12 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (inside)
11/17/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Getty Museum
11/18/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the hill
11/20/12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
11/21/12 – Vancouver, BC @ St James Hall
11/23/12 – Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
11/24/12 -  Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
11/26/12 – Winnipeg, MB @Park Theater
11/28/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
11/29/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
12/02/12 – London, ON @ Aeolian Hall
12/08/12 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall with Conor Oberst
12/09/12 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah

Shock "Heaven" (video)

San Francisco's Shock released their debut single 'Heaven' earlier this month via Voltaire Records. The title track comes backed with several remixes and the promise of new music in the new year. Watch/listen to "Heaven" above/below now.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sky Ferreira "Sad Dream" (video)

Sky Ferreira recently released her 'Ghost EP' via Capitol Records. Now Ferreira is sharing the Grant Singer directed video for "Sad Dream" (above). Check it out.

Candidate "Brutal"

Brooklyn dreamrockers Candidate recently released their latest LP 'Psychic Dissonance from the Unself' (available here). The band recently made quite an impression with their CMJ show. Listen to "Brutal" (below) now for a taste of this up and coming band.

Death Ledger "White Wine"

Toronto's Death Ledger is the side-project of Birthday Girls member Kevin Donnelly. Death Ledger's debut self-titled release is available now (grab it here). Listen to the dark electro of "White Wine" one of four tracks from the new release (below) now.

El Perro Del Mar "Hold Off The Dawn"

El Perro Del Mar set to release fourth album 'Pale Fire' on November 13th via The Control Group. Listen to the second single "Hold Off The Dawn" (below) now.

Parakeet "Shonen Hearts"

London's Parakeet (Mariko Doi of Yuck and James Thomas and Jon Jackson of The History of Apple Pie) are set to release their debut EP 'Shonen Hearts' via Bandcamp (available here). Listen to the title track "Shonene Hearts" (below) now. Fuzzy!

Azar Swan "Amrika"

Azar Swan (formerly Religious To Damn) preparing for the release of debut album next spring. The duo is now sharing a brand new track "Amrika" (below).

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ceremony "Everything Burns"

California's Ceremony released their latest album 'Zoo' in the spring via Matador Records. The band hits the road tonight with one of our favourite bands Titus Andronicus making for a champion bill. Listen to "Everything Burns" (below) now and catch the band at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on November 15th with, in case you missed it, Titus Andronicus (all dates below).

Tour Dates

10/29 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar !
10/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom !
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 !
11/01 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt !
11/02 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone !
11/03  – Dallas, TX - Tapatio Studios !
11/04 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites #
11/05  – El Paso, TX @  M's Lip Lounge !
11/06 – Tempe, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom !
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater !
11/09 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic !
11/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room !
11/11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium !
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall !
11/13 – Springfield, OR @ The Gathering Place
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s !
11/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret !
11/16  – Portland, OR @ Branx !
11/17  – Boise, ID @ The Crux Crux (early show & all ages) !
11/17 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux (late show) !
11/18 –  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
11/19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge !
11/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot !
11/21 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground !
11/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry !
11/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall !
11/24 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency !
11/25 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro !
11/26 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic !
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace !
11/28 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore !
11/29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge !
11/30 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair !
12/01 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s !
12/02 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall !
12/03  – Allentown, PA @ Maingate Nightclub $

! = w/ Titus Andronicus 
# = w/ Bleached & Violent Bullshit
$ = w/ United Youth & more

Martin Eden "Verions" (video)

Martin Eden - Verions from Lefse Records on Vimeo.
Martin Eden (Matthew Cooper of Eluvium) released his debut LP under the Martin Eden moniker 'Dedicate Function' this month via Lefse Records. Watch the Peter Luckner directed video for album centrepiece "Verions" (above) or listen below.

Prince Rama (as Hyparxia) "Welcome To The New Age"

Prince Rama is gearing up for the release of highly anticipated new album 'Top Ten Hits  of the End of the World' on November 6th via Paw Tracks. Listen to "Welcome To The New Age" (below) on which Prince Rama channel Hyparxia (a computer generated band that uses only harmony (no dissonance) and only pleasing frequencies). Catch Prince Rama on tour in Europe soon (dates below).


11/01 - Utrecht - Netherlands - Vredenburg Leidsche rijn *
11/03 - Strasbourg - France - La Latiere *
11/04 - London - UK- Roundhouse *
11/06 - Dublin - Ireland - Vicar Street *
11/07 - Glasgow - Scotland - ABC1 *
11/08 - Manchester - UK -The Warehouse Project *
11/09 - Tourcoing - France - Le Grand Mix *
11/10 - Antwerp - Belgium - Trix *
11/13 - Gothenburg - Sweden - Pustervik *
11/14 - Stockholm - Sweden - Debaser Medis *
11/15 - Oslo - Norway - Sentrum Scene *
11/16 - Lund - Sweden - Mejerjet *
11/18 - Berlin - Germany - Astra *
11/19 - Lausanne - Switzerland - Les Docks *
11/20 - Zurich - Switzerland - X-Tra *
11/21 - Lausanne - Switzerland - Les Docks *
11/26 - Bratislava - Slovakia - A4
11/27 - Vienna - Austria - Arena Vienna
11/30 - Paris - France - L'espace
12/1 - Utrecht - Netherlands - Le Guess Who? Fest
12/4 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - Novas Frequencias Fest
12/6 - Miami - Florida - James Hotel ^
12/7 - Miami - Florida - Gussman Center for the Performing Arts +

* = w/ Animal Collective
^ = w/ Thurston Moore
+ = w/ Chromatics

The Sea and Cake "Harps" (video)

The Sea and Cake released their tenth album 'Runner' last month via Thrill Jockey. Watch the Jim Buim directed video for the single "Harps" above (or listen below). Catch the band live on tour at Vancouver's Rickshaw Cabaret on November 1st (all dates below).

Tour Dates:

10/26 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge - link 
10/27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre Ballroom - link 
10/28 - St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center - link 
10/29 - Chicago, IL @ City Winery - link 
11/01 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Stop - link 
11/03 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile - link 
11/04 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge - link 
11/05 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall - link 
11/06 - Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya - link 
11/07 - Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre - link 
11/08 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims - link 
11/09 - Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door - link 
11/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater - link 
11/11 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah - link 
11/12 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress - link 
11/13 - Marfa, TX @ Padre's - link 
11/14 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk - link 
11/15 - Dallas, TX @ Trees - link 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Colleagues "Parents' House"

Stockholm's Colleagues share a new track "Parents' House" (below). The band is a new electro pop project worth keeping your ears open for. 

Farewell Republic "Bloomberg"

Brooklyn's Farewell Republic to release sophomore album 'Young Effete Titans of Industry' early next year. The LP was mixed by Brian Thorn (Arcade Fire, Blonde Redhead) and includes the latest single "Bloomberg". Listen to twisting and turning taste of the forthcoming records with "Bloomberg" now (below).

Pinback "Sherman" (video)

Pinback released their latest album 'Information Retrieved' this week via Temporary Residence. Matt Hoyt directed the video for "Sherman" (above) from the brand new LP. Catch Pinback live at Vancouver's Venue on January 22nd.

Sinkane "Runnin'" (video)

Sinkane shares video for the first single off of debut LP 'Mars' (out now via DFA Records). The video for "Runnin'" (above) was directed by Philip Di Fiore. Catch Sinkane live on tour at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on February 26th with Toro Y Moi (all dates below).

Tour Dates:
10/26/12 New York, NY @ Hudson River Park Pier 57 DJ Set w/ Albert Hammond, Caveman
11/1/12 New York, NY Bowery Electric w/ ESG
11/06/12 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub w/ Yeasayer
11/07/12 Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston w/ Yeasayer
11/08/12 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End w/ Yeasayer
11/09/12 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall w/ Yeasayer
11/10/12 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall w/ Yeasayer
11/11/12 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel w/ Yeasayer
11/13/12 Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre w/ Yeasayer
11/15/12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club w/ Yeasayer
11/16/12 Philidelphia, PA - Union Transfer w/ Yeasayer
11/17/12 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater w/ Yeasayer
11/18/12 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle w/ Yeasayer
11/19/12 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Yeasayer
11/30/12 Utrecht - Le Guess Who Festival w/ Deerhoof, Why?, Lower Dens
12/1/12 Munich - on3 festival w/ Ben Gibbard, Das Racist, Lower Dens
12/5/12 – Cologne – Gebäude9 w/Beak 
12/6/12 - Zurich - Zukunft    
12/8/12 - Rennes - Transmusicales w/ Lianne La Havas, Nick Waterhouse
12/11/12 - London -  Sebright Arms 
12/13/12- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ !!!
2/19/13 - Chicago, IL - Metro w/ Toro Y Moi
2/20/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe w/ Toro Y Moi
2/21/13 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre w/ Toro Y Moi
2/23/13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater w/ Toro Y Moi
2/24/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge w/ Toro Y Moi
2/26/13 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret w/ Toro Y Moi
2/27/13 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile w/ Toro Y Moi
2/28/13 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom  w/ Toro Y Moi
3/3/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre w/ Toro Y Moi

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down "Holy Roller"

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down set to release their new album 'We The Common' on February 5th via Ribbon Music. The forthcoming LP was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Bill Callahan, The Walkmen) and features a duet with Joanna Newsome. Listen to "Holy Roller" (above) from the band's soon to be released third album.

Baby In Vain "Machine Gun Girl"

Danish girl trio Baby In Vain release debut 7" 'Machine Gun Girl/The Catcher' today via Crab Salad Recording Co.. These three girls aged 16-19 have already supported Ty Segall and list Kyuss as a strong influence. With another 7" set for release next month and a 6 track EP to follow in the spring this band is off to a strong start. Listen to the A-side "Machine Gun Girl" (below) now.

DeVotchKa "Along The Way"

DeVotchKa to release new album 'DeVotchKa Live With The Colorado Symphony' on November 13th via Cicero Recordings Ltd. (pre-order here). DeVotchKa's own Tom Hagerman fleshed out the tracks for the 60 piece orchestra writing every note himself. Listen to "Along The Way" (below) and see the entire  album track listing too.

DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony 
(Cicero Recordings LTD) 
Nov 13, 2012
1. The Alley
2. The Clockwise Witness
3. Along The Way
4. The Common Good
5. You Love Me
6. All The Sand In All The Sea
7. Firetrucks On The Boardwalk
8. Comrade Z
9. Undone
10. Queen Of The Surface Streets
11. We're Leaving
12. Contrabanda
13. The Enemy Guns
14. How It Ends

Colour The Atlas "Snow"

English quartet Colour The Atlas set to release their debut self-titled EP on November 28th via Ugly Truth Records. At nineteen years of age the band sites influences like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes however Colour The Atlas pick up that torch and run (or trip-hop) in a different direction for a sound all their own.  Listen to "Snow" (below) the first track from the forthcoming EP.

Christopher Owens "Here We Go"

Christopher Owens set to release highly anticipated debut solo album 'Lysandre' on January 14th via Turnstile Records. The former Girls frontman is now sharing a first taste of the forthcoming LP with "Here We Go" (listen below). The album track listing is also posted below. Owens sure can carry a tune and spin a yarn.

Lysandre tracklist in full:
1. Lysandre’s Theme
2. Here We Go
3. New York City
4. A Broken Heart
5. Here We Go Again
6. Riviera Rock
7. Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener
8. Lysandre
9. Everywhere You Knew
10. Closing Theme
11. Part Of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Dirty Nil "Hate Is A Stone"

The Dirty Nil release new 7" 'Little Baby Metal Fist/Hate IS A Stone' via Bandcamp. Listen to "Hate Is A Stone" (below). The 7" also comes with a cover of David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream". Crank it up and listen to "Hate Is A Stone" now. Yes!

The Raveonettes "Curse The Night" (video)

The Danish duo The Raveonettes share new video for "Curse The Night" from their latest album 'Observator' (out now via Vice Records). Watch the video (above) now and/or listen to the track below.

Deerhoof "Sexy, But Sparkly"

Deerhoof releases new track "Sexy, But Sparkly" via Famous Class' Less Artists More Condos 7" series. The track comes backed with "Black Mountains" by Half Waif. All digital proceeds go to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save The Music. Listen to "Sexy, But Sparkly" (below) now.

Bude Beach "Some Kinda Love" (video)

Brooklyn's Nude Beach released 'II' earlier this year via Other Music Recording Co. to rave reviews and rightfully so. The album is still on regular rotation around here. The band is now sharing a clever video for "Some Kinda Love"directed by Tom Scharpling (above). Catch Nude Beach on tour this fall (all dates below).


10/30 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
10/31 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
11/1 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
11/2 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag*
11/3 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
11/4 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
11/5 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
11/7 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House*
11/8 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's*
11/9 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*
11/10 - Providence, RI - Firehouse 13
11/11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar*
11/12 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel*
11/13 - Asheville, NC - Broadway's
11/14 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In*
11/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade*
11/16 - Memphis, TN - The Hi-Tone*
11/17 - Oxford, MS - End of All Music (In-store)
11/17 - Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
11/18 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks*
11/19 - Chattanooga, TN - Sluggo's
11/20 - Belmont, NC - The Haunted Mill

* with Roky Erickson

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tony Castles "One Tone Man"

Brooklyn's Tony Castles released their latest 'Sharon Stone EP' today (available here). Listen to "One Tone Man" our favourite track from the new EP (below) now. The heartfelt vocal delivery on this track kills. This trio just gets better and better.

Fishing "White Sheet Beach"

Australia's Fishing recently shared "Choy Lin" and immediately created a buzz. Well now they're sharing the b-side of the 7" with "White Sheet Beach". The single gets release on October 23rd via Waaga Records with a full length to follw next year. Listen to "White Sheet Beach" (below) now.

The Casket Girls "Heartless"

The Casket Girls are gearing up for the release of their debut LP 'Sleepwalking' on November 6th via Gaveface Records. The three-piece, made up of Ryan Graveface (Black Moth Super Rainbow), whom wrote and played all the song structures, and sisters Elsa and Phaedra Greene, who wrote and recorded all the vocals, are now sharing a second track "Heartless" from the forthcoming LP. Listen to "Heartless" now (below) an uptempo dance track juxtaposed with dark lyrics.

Stars "Backlines" (video)

Stars released their sixth studio album 'The North' this year via ATO Records and cracked Billboards Top 50 Albums Chart. The new album was recorded at Montreal's RCA Victor Studios and produced by Stars Graham Lessard and Marcus Paquin (The Arcade Fire) (buy it here). Watch the new video for "Backlines" (above) from 'The North' (or listen below). Catch Stars live at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on November 10th (all dates below).

Upcoming North American Tour Dates

11/7 - Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theatre
11/8 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/9 - Victoria, BC - Save on Centre # *
11/10 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena # *
11/12 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place # *
11/14 - Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral # *
11/15 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place # *
11/17 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre # *
11/19 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre # *
11/23 - Kingston, ON - K-Rock Centre # *
11/24 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre # *

* - ticket does not include album download
# - with Metric

Hank & Cupcakes "Sweet Potion" (video)

Hank & Cupcakes released their new EP 'Ain't No Love' today via BMG Rights Management (grab it here). To celebrate the band is sharing a Myles Kane (media editor The New Yorker) directed video for the single "Sweet Potion" from the new EP. Watch the video (above) or listen (below) and be sure to catch the band on tour this fall (dates below).

Don’t miss Hank & Cupcakes LIVE on tour this Fall!
10/23 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
10/24 - Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
10/25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Live
10/26 - Miami, FL @ The Stage
10/27 - Tampa, FL @ Czar
10/28 - Sarasota, FL @ Shamrock
10/31 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den
11/1 - Buffalo, NY @ Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar
11/2 - Rochester, NY @ Bugjar
11/3 - Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
11/6 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's
11/7 - Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
11/8 - Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
11/9 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
12/8 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Frank Rabeyrolles "Listening To Tago Mago" (video)

France's Frank Rabeyrolles to release debut LP '#8' on December 3rd via his own Wool Recordings. The album is his first using his own name but is technically his... yep, 8th (other monikers include Double U and Franklin). Watch the video for "Listening To Tago Mago" (above) now (or listen below).

Wild Nothing "Paradise" (video)

Wild Nothing released their latest album 'Nocturne' to rave reviews in August via Captured Tracks/Bella Union. Now the band is sharing a Matthew Amato directed video for album track "Paradise" featuring Michelle Williams. The video features a new edit of the song that includes Williams delivering a reading from Iris Murdoch's 'A Word Child'. Watch the video for "Paradise" (above) now (listen to the original below). Catch Wild Nothing on the European leg of their tour now(all dates below).

10/29/2012 - Dublin  - Vicar Street
10/30/2012 - Manchester  - The Ritz
11/1/2012 - London  - HMV Forum
11/2/2012 - Paris  - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/3/2012 - Amsterdam - PARADISO
11/4/2012 - Brussels  - MAGASIN 4
11/6/2012 - Copenhagen  - Pumpehuset
11/7/2012 - Malmo  - Debaser
11/8/2012 - Göteborg  - Pustervik
11/9/2012 - Stockholm  - Debaser Medis
11/11/2012 - Helsinki  - Kuudes Linja
11/13/2012 - Hamburg  - MONDIAL
11/14/2012 - Bremen  - Lagerhaus
11/15/2012 - Berlin  - Death By Pop Club
11/16/2012 - Dresden  - Club Puschkin
11/17/2012 - Frankfurt  - Das Bett
11/18/2012 - Darmstadt  - Bedroomdisco
11/19/2012 - Stuttgart  - KellerKlub
11/20/2012 - Munich  - 59 to 1
11/22/2012 - Rome  - Circolo degli Artisti
11/23/2012 - Bologna  - Covo Club
11/24/2012 - Lucerne  - Südpol
11/25/2012 - Koln  - GEBAUDE 9
11/28/2012 - London  - The Lexington
11/29/2012 - Leeds  - Brudenell Social Club
11/30/2012 - Glasgow  - Stereo
12/1/2012 - Dublin  - The Workman’s Club

Monday, October 22, 2012

Vinyl Williams "Higher Worlds" (video)

LA's Vinyl Williams self-released his debut LP 'Lemiscate' last year and now it's getting re-issued by No Pain In Pop and his own Salonislam  imprint on November 13th. Check out Williams new video for "Higher Worlds" (above) which he made himself.

Local Natives "Breakers"

Local Natives to release highly anticipated sophomore album 'Hummingbird' on January 28th/29th via Infectious/Frenchkiss. Listen to "Breakers" (below) the first single from the forthcoming LP. We can't wait to hear more.


Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast "Pacific Gyre"

Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast to release EP 'Indian Summer' on November 20th via Pirates Blend Records (founded by managers and members of Bedouin Soundclash). Malinowski (of Bedouin Soundclash) moved back home to Vancouver earlier this year for an extended holiday and it wasn't long before inspiration in the form of a viola demo he heard go the best of him. Listen to a first taste of the forthcoming EP with "Pacific Gyre" (below).

Balthazar "The Oldest Of Sisters" (video)

Belgium's Balthazar to release sophomore album 'Rats' on October 15th via Play It Again Sam Records. Watch the video for their new single "The Oldest Of Sisters" (above) or listen to the track (below) from the forthcoming LP now. The suave yet stark vocals over a 60s/70s sound complete with horns makes for a great single.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Keaton Henson "Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us"

Keaton Henson prepares for the release of his new EP 'Sweetheart What Have You Done To Us' on November 19th. Henson worked with Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripe, The Shins) on the EP. Listen to the title track "Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us" (below) now. Keep your ears on this guy, he's onto it.

Ghost of Chance "Mexico City"

Connecticut's Ghost of Chance set to release new 7" 'Paddle Boat EP' on November 15th via Obscure Me Records. Listen to "Mexico City" (below) the first of four tracks on the forthcoming EP. Sophisticated garage rock with a hint of the psychedelic. 

Snøskred "Come Closer"

Norwegian five piece Snøskred set to release debut album 'Whiteout' on October 26th via Riot Factory/Sad Songs For Happy People. Listen to "Come Closer" (below) from the highly anticipated forthcoming LP. All five members contribute vocals to this noisy-shoegaze-indie-dreampop ensemble. Keep your ears peeled for this band.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hypocrite In A Hippy Crypt "If/Then"

Hypocrite In A Hippy Crypt set to release sophomore album 'Tweaker Two' next month via Tree Machine Records. Listen to "If/Then" a first taste of the highly anticipated release below now. Keep your ears peeled for more from HHC soon.

Jordan Klassen "Go To Me"

Vancouver's Jordan Klassen released his latest EP 'Kindness' earlier this year to rave reviews. Klassen is currently preparing a new album for release next year. In the meantime catch Klassen on tour including a stop at Vancouver's Media Club on December 1st (all dates below). Listen to "Go To Me" the excellent single from the most recent EP below now.

Jordan Klassen Tour Dates with Mike Edel

October 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Tom Lee Music Hall (Abbey Road on Granville Street Benefit for the UGM) **
October 25 - Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
October 26 - Linden, AB @ Linden Cultural Center
October 27 - Lethbridge, AB @ The Miz
October 29 - Caronport @  ‘The Den’ at Briercrest
October 30 - Regina, SK @ The Artful Dodger
November 1 - Sault St. Marie, ON @ Lop Lop Lounge and Gallery
November 3 - Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli  w/ Paper Lions and Gabrille Papillon **
November 5 - Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
November 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Cameron House
November 8 - Peterborough, ON @ The Spill
November 9 - Montreal, QC @ Burittoville
November 11 - Ottawa, ON @ Elmdale Tavern
November 14 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center
November 15 - Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
November 16 - Edmonton, AB @ The Elevation Room
November 17 - Calgary, AB @ The Ironwood 
November 30 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
December 1 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club

** Does not include Mike Edel on the bill

Facts "Body Break"

Vancouver's Facts release three song EP 'Sweatin' For The Arts' to help raise money for Arts Umbrella (a not for profit organization that is dedicated to arts education for children). The EP can be purchased here for a minimum $1 donation with all proceed going directly to Arts Umbrella. The new EP features "Body Break" from the bands debut album 'Like A Living Being' (out now) as well as two new tracks. Listen to "Body Break" (below) now.

Kid Smpl "But I Don't"

Seattle's Kid Smpl to release debut full length 'Skylight' on November 12th via Hush Hush. Listen to the first single "But I Don't" (below) from the forthcoming LP now. Kid Smpl (AKA 22 year old Joey Butler) creates electronic music that toes the line towards ambient but it's too damn sexy for that.

TEEN at The Media Club October 10th 2012

Teeny Lieberson
Last week two fresh Brooklyn band's TEEN and Hospitality were in town to play Vancouver's Media Club. TEEN opened the intimate show with a short but sweet set that captivated the audience without much in the way of stage banter. They played a strong sampling off of their debut LP 'In Limbo' (out now via Carpark Records). The band ended the set with a personal favourite of mine "Why Why Why" (below). The three sisters (including leader Teeny Lieberson) and their friend hung around in the audience after the show to watch Hospitality (who also played a great set). Check out some pictures of TEEN below.


Teeny Lieberson
Here's a track from Hospitality too, another favourite from the live show.

Lupine Bell "G.G."

English three-piece Lupine Bell released their debut self-titled EP earlier this year to high praise. The band formed just over a year ago has five very strong tracks (available here) including "G.G." an up tempo number complete with vocal harmonies and great hook. Listen to "G.G." (below) now and keep your ears peeled for more from Lupine Bell.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Rebel Light "Goodbye Serenade"

DIY trio The Rebel Light prepare for the release of their debut EP in the next few weeks. The band recorded and mixed the album themselves using a bathroom for vocal booth and a woodshed for to isolate the drums. Listen to "Goodbye Serenade" (below) now.

Wild Belle "Backslider" (video)

Chicago's Wild Belle to release new LP 'Isles' next year via Columbia Records. Watch the self-directed video for "Backslider" (above) from the forthcoming album. Catch the duo (with full band) live at Vancouver's Electric Owl on December 1st (all dates below).

Wild Bell on tour:
10/18      Raleigh, NC                          Disco Rodeo * SOLD OUT
10/19      Charleston, SC                    Music Farm * SOLD OUT
10/20      Atlanta, GA                          Masquerade Music Park *
10/22      Lake Buena Vista, FL          House of Blues*
10/23      Hollywood, FL                     ArtsPark Amp *
10/24      Gainesville, FL                     Stephen O’Connor Center *
11/25      San Diego, CA                      Casbah &
11/26      Los Angeles, CA                   Echo &
11/27     San Francisco, CA                Bottom of the Hill&
11/29      Portland, OR                         Doug Fir &
11/30      Seattle, WA                           Neumos &
12/1        Vancouver, BC                      Electric Owl &
12/7        Minneapolis, MN                 7th St Entry
12/8        Milwaukee, WI                     Turner Hall  %
12/9        Chicago, IL                            Metro %

* supporting Passion Pit
& co-headline with Deep Sea Diver
% supporting Of Montreal

PVT "Nightfall"

PVT is preparing to release new album 'Homosapien' via Felte. The band is now sharing the first single "Nightfall" from the forthcoming fourth LP. Listen to "Nightfall" (below) and catch the band live at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on October 25th with Menomena (all dates below).

U.S.A & Canada
Oct 17 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern w/ Menomena
Oct 18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom w/ Menomena
Oct 19 Chicago, IL – Metro w/ Menomena
Oct 20 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ Menomena
Oct 23 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Menomena
Oct 25 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore w/ Menomena
Oct 26 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market w/ Menomena
U.K & Europe
Oct 31 Paris, FRANCE – Zenith w/ Gotye
Nov 01 Antwerp, BELGIUM – Sportpalais w/ Gotye
Nov 03 Nantes, FRANCE - Le Stereolux w/ Bloc Party
Nov 04 Lyon, FRANCE - Le Transbordeur w/ Bloc Party
Nov 05 Bordeaux, FRANCE - Le Rocher de Palmer w/ Bloc Party
Nov 07 Toulouse, FRANCE - Le Bikini w/ Bloc Party
Nov 08 Milan, ITALY - Alcatraz w/ Bloc Party
Nov 09 Munich, GERMANY – Zenith w/ Gotye
Nov 10 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS – Heineken Music Hall w/ Gotye
Nov 11 Hamburg, GERMANY - Docks w/ Bloc Party
Nov 12 Stuttgart, GERMANY - Theatrehaus w/ Bloc Party
Nov 13 Dresden, GERMANY - Eventwerk w/ Bloc Party
Nov 15 Munich, GERMANY - Tonhalle w/ Bloc Party
Nov 18 Copenhagen, DENMARK - Vega w/ Bloc Party
Nov 19 Stockholm, SWEDEN - Munich Brewery w/ Bloc Party
Nov 20 Oslo, NORWAY - Rockafeller w/ Bloc Party
Nov 24 Hasselt, BELGIUM – MOD
Nov 25 Paris, FRANCE – Noveau Casino
Nov 27 Gent, BELGIUM – Video
Nov 28 London, UK – Birthdays
Dec 06 Adelaide, SA - Adelaide Entertainment Centre w/ Gotye
Dec 08 Melbourne, VIC - Sidney Myer Music Bowl w/ Gotye
Dec 12 Brisbane, QLD - Riverstage w/ Gotye
Dec 14 Sydney, NSW - Sydney Entertainment Centre w/ Gotye

U.S. Girls "North on 45" (video)

U.S. Girls (AKA Meghan Remy) gearing up for the release of fourth album 'GEM' on October 23rd via FatCat Records. Watch the video for "North on 45" (above) from the forthcoming LP. The video was directed and filmed by Remy and stars Lulu Hazel Turnbull.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Portage and Main "Never Had The Time" (video)

Vancouver's Portage and Main release new single "Never Had The Time" from forthcoming album to be released next year. Watch the video for "Never Had The Time" (above) or listen to the track via their Bandcamp page (below). Catch the band live at Vancouver's Redroom on October 18th.

Cult of Youth "Man and Man's Ruin" (video)

Cult of Youth kick off their North American tour today in support of their excellent new album 'Love Will Prevail' (out now via Sacred Bones). Watch the KONKRET FILM video for "Man and Man's Ruin" (above) and catch the band live at Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel on October 25th (all dates below).

Tour Dates 

10/16 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
10/17 - New York, NY - Home Sweet Home#
10/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Shop
10/19 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class*
10/20 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle*
10/21 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club*
10/24 - Seattle - WA - Barboza^
10/25 - Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf Hotel
10/26 - Portland, OR - The Know
10/27 - San Francisco, CA - Helmock Tavern
10/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
10/29 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10/31 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
11/1 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace%
11/2 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
11/3 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk$
11/4 - Austin, TX - Auditorium Shores
11/6 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
11/7 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
11/8 - Ybor City, FL - New World Brewery
11/9 - Atlanta, GA - 529 Bar
11/10 - Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse
11/11 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
11/12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
11/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

# w/ Slug Guts
* w/ Pharmakon
^ w/ King Dude
 % w/ Cold Cave, Divine Fits
$ w/ Daughn Gibson