Friday, November 30, 2012

Local Natives "Breakers" (video)

Local Natives prepare for the January 29th release of their highly anticipated sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' (via Frenchkiss Records/Infectious Music). The band is now sharing the Jaffe Zinn directed (with the band) video for "Breakers" the first single off the forthcoming album. Watch the video now above (or listen below). Catch Local Natives live at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on April 27th (all dates below).

Local Natives tour dates are:
11/28/2012 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotov
11/29/2012 Berlin, Germany @ Comet
12/1/2012 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere // SOLD OUT
12/4/2012 Amsterdam, Holland @ Bitterzoet // SOLD OUT
12/5/2012 Brussels, Belgium @ Rotunde // SOLD OUT
12/6/2012 London, UK @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen // SOLD OUT
12/9/2012 Camber Sands Pontins, UK @ All Tomorrow's Parties
1/28/2013 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater // SOLD OUT
1/29/2013 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey // SOLD OUT
1/30/2013 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
2/1/2013 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg // SOLD OUT
2/2-3/2013 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom // SOLD OUT
3/18/2013 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/19/2013 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
3/22/2013 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
3/23/2013 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/25/2013 Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
3/26/2013 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/30/2013 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/1/2013 Providence, RI @ Fete
4/4/2013 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/5/2013 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/25/2013 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
4/26/2013 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
4/27/2013 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Theatre

Foxtails Brigade "The Unloved"

California's Foxtails Brigade release new single "The Unloved"from new album 'Time Is Passed' (out now) available here. Listen to "The Unloved" (below) now.

Girls Names "Hypnotic Regression"

Belfast four piece Girls Names to release sophomore album 'The New Life' on February 26th via Slumberland Records. Listen to a first taste of the forthcoming album with "Hypnotic Regression" (below) now.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cheatahs "The Swan"

The UK's Cheatahs prepare to release their debut album 'Extended Plays' on February 5th via Wichita Recordings (pre-order here). The band is now sharing a video for "The Swan" (above or listen below) from the forthcoming LP. Catch the band live next spring (dates below).

Upcoming Tour Dates (All dates w/Cold Showers and Veronica Falls)
Mar 6th - Washington DC @ Black Cat
Mar 7th - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Mar 8th - New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Mar 9th - Boston, MA Great Scott
Mar 10th - Montreal @ la divan orange
Mar 12th - Toronto @ The Garrison

Elephant Stone "Heavy Moon"

Montreal's Elephant Stone set to release self-titled sophomore LP on February 5th via Hidden Pony Records. Watch the video for "Heavy Moon" (above or listen below) the first single from the forthcoming album.

Julia Holter "Goddess Eye II"

Julia Holter shares video for "Goddess Eye II" from this year's very successful LP 'Ekstasis' (available via RVNG Intl. Watch the Yelena Zhelezov directed video above now (or listen below).

Flying Lotus "Tiny Tortures"

Flying Lotus shares David Lenandowsky directed video for "Tiny Tortures" from his critically acclaimed latest album 'Until The Quiet Comes' (out now via Warp Records). The video stars Elijah Wood and can be watched above.

The Babies "Baby"

The Babies released their highly anticipated sophomore LP 'Our House On The Hill' earlier this year via Woodsist Records. Watch the Timothy Fiore directed video for "Baby" (above) now. Catch The Babies live tonight at Vancouver's Media Club (all dates below).


Nov 29 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
Nov 30 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Dec 01 - Olympia, WA - The Northern
Dec 03 - Reno, CA - Holland Project
Dec 04 - Sacramento, CA - Bows and Arrows
Dec 05 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Dec 06 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Dec 07 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
Dec 08 - Pomona, CA - VLHS
Dec 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Dec 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Dec 11 - Tucson, AZ - Topaz Tundra
Dec 12 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Saloon
Dec 13 - San Antonio, TX - Korova
Dec 14 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Dec 15 - Dallas, TX - Bryan St Tavern
Dec 16 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
Dec 17 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Dec 18 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Dec 19 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Dec 20 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Dec 21 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Dec 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rice Cultivation Society "King Midas"

Long Island's Rice Cultivation Society (aka Derek Smith) to release new album 'Sky Burial' on January 15th via Mecca Lecca Recordings. Listen to "King Midas" (below) now.

Golden Grrrls "We've Got..."

Glasgow three piece Golden Grrrls to release their self-titled debut LP on February 26th via Slumberland Records. Listen to "We've Got..." (below) one of the eleven forthcoming tracks now.

Jonny Pierce "I Didn't Realise"

Jonny Pierce (frontman for The Drums) set to release debut solo album sometime next year. Pierce is sharing the new track "I Didn't Realise" now by way of the above video. Pierce trades surf rock for electro pop and comes out sounding a little bit like early Jane's Addiction on this one (which we love). Can't wait for more of this.

How To Destroy Angels "Ice Age"

How To Destroy Angels share video for "Ice Age" from their 'An Omen EP_' (out now via Columbia Records). The video was directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless). Watch/listen to "Ice Age" (above/below) now.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nosaj Thing "Eclipse/Blue"

Nosaj Thing shares Creators Project in conjunction with Daito Manabe video for "Eclipse/Blue" (featuring  Kazu Makimo of Blonde Redhead). The track is from the highly anticipated sophomore album from Nosaj Thing titled 'Home' (set for release on Nosaj's new label and imprint (Timetable) for Innovative Leisure).

Lindi Ortega "Cigarettes & Truckstops"

Lindi Ortega released her sophomore album 'Cigarettes & Truckstops" last month via Last Gang Records. Ortega is now sharing a video for the title track  (above). Catch Lindi Ortega live at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on February 22nd (all dates below).
Listen to Cigarettes & Truckstops" (below) now.

Maximum Hedrum "Synthesize"

Maximum Hedrum is Sam Spiegel's (produced the Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Show Your Bones' founder of N.A.S.A. (the band)) latest project featuring vocals by Sepultura's Derrick Green and producer musician Harold Faltermeyer. The electro funk project is set to release their debut self-titled album on March 5th via Spectrophonic Sound. Listen to "Synthesize" and "Keep In Touch" (featuring George Clinton) below now.
"Keep In Touch"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ninetails "Maybe We"

Liverpool four piece Ninetails to drop new record 'Slept and Did Not Sleep' on December 10th via Superstar Destroyer Records. Watch the video for "Maybe We" (above or listen below) from the forthcoming release.

Battleships "Your Words"

Sydney's Battleships released their debut mini-album 'To You' earlier this month. Watch the video for the single "Your Words" (above) or listen below. Keep your ears peeled for more from the hotly tipped Battleships soon.

In The Valley Below "Palm Tree Fire"

In The Valley Below release conclusion of their 2 part video series with director Laurent Michel Moreau. The new video is for "Palm Tree Fire" (watch part 1 here). In The Valley below is expected to release their debut EP early next year. In the meantime catch the duo on tour with Mates of State (all dates below).

Tour Dates: 
11/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
12/06 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
12/07 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel #
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's #
12/13 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
12/16 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's #   

# w/ Mates of State

The Dirty Nil "Little Baby Metal Fist" (video)

The Dirty Nil share David Dunham directed video for "Little Baby Metal Fist" from the the recently released 7" of the same name (get it here). Watch the video above now and don't forget to turn it up.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jessica Pratt "Midnight Wheels"

Jessica Pratt released her self-titled debut album via Tim (White Fence) Presley's Birth Records earlier this month. The young folk singer/songwriter is off to a very promising start here. Her sound and songwriting may be reminiscent of days gone by but do not confuse this with "retro". Oh no, Pratt comes by this honestly. Listen to "Midnight Wheels" (below) now and find out for yourself.

Mike Edel "The Country Where I Came From"

Victoria's Mike Edel shares Jordan Clarke and Kasey Lum directed video for "The Country Where I Came From" from 2011's debut LP 'The Last Of Our Mountains'. Catch Edel live at Victoria's Lucky Bar on November 30th or at Vancouver's Media Club on December 1st. Watch the video for "the Country Where I Came From" (above or listen below) now.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Incan Abraham "Springhouse" (video)

Incan Abraham set to release 'Springhouse' 10" on November 27th via JAXART Records. The 10" features the title track and comes backed with "Panama Dry" and a remix of "Springhouse". Watch the new video for "Springhouse" (above) or listen below now.

Dumbo Gets Mad "Bam Bam"

Italy's Dumbo Gets Mad to release sophomore LP 'Quantum Leap' early next year via Bad Panda Records. Listen to "Bam Bam" the second single off of the forthcoming release below now.

The Mynabirds "Body Of Work" (video)

The Mynabirds recently dropped the 'Body Of Work' 7" (the stand out track from 'GENERALS') via Saddle Creek. To accompany the release comes the Avital Tsypin directed video for "Body Of Work". The single is being released on limited edition vinyl and comes backed with the previously unreleased track "In The Mouths Of Wolves". Watch/listen to "Body Of Work" (above or below) now.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Bootlegs "Fail To Recall"

Oakville Ontario four piece The Bootlegs released their debut EP 'Knock Me Down' last week via Mighty Records. Head over to the band's website to download the EP for free. The band sites The Strokes as an influence I'm hear a bit of Broken Social Scene and between the two The Bootlegs are off to a strong start. Listen to the first single "Fail To Recall" below now.

Civil Twilight "River" (video)

Civil Twilight - "River" Official Music Video from Civil Twilight on Vimeo.
Cape Town's Civil Twilight released 'Holy Weather' in April via Wind Up Records (the album gets it's UK release next spring). The band is now sharing a video for the album single "River" (above). Watch and/or listen now.

Free Energy "Hangin"

Free Energy continue to gear up for the release of their sophomore LP 'Love Sign' (out January 15th via Free Energy Records). Now the band is sharing a third single "Hangin" from the forthcoming album (listen below). Can't wait for this record to drop and the tour to start. Free Energy put on an electrifying live show.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kjartan Bue "Man Riding Backwards"

Denmark's Kjartan Bue to release debut 'Man Riding Backwards' on November 25th. The mini album includes the title track "Man Riding Backwards" which you can hear below. Doing something remotely fresh with an acoustic guitar is practically unheard of these days but Bue is certainly onto something.

Darlings "Nothing I Don't Care For"

Brooklyn's Darlings to release 'Perfect Trip' LP on January 29th. Listen to "Nothing I Don't Care For" the second single off of the forthcoming album below now. Keep your ears peeled for more from Darlings soon.

ON AN ON "The Hunter"

ON AN ON share second single from 'Give In' which is scheduled for release on January 29th via Roll Call Records. The trio's forthcoming debut was produced by Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals, Los Campesinos). Listen to "The Hunter" below now.

Ivy Dye "Snow Creek"

Chicago's Ivy Dye self-released their debut EP 'Lyme Times' over the summer and quickly stirred up a buzz. The solid four track EP was written and recorded by Chris Adams (download it here). Ivy Dye is set to release a follow up EP 'Continuations' on January 15th. Listen to "Snow Creek" (below) from 'Lyme Times' now.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Big Harp "You Can't Save 'Em All"

Big Harp to release sophomore LP 'Chain Letters' on January 22nd via Saddle Creek. The forthcoming album was mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M ward, First Aid Kit). Listen to the first single "You Can't Save 'Em All" (below) now.
Big Harp "You Can't Save 'Em All"

Dan Deacon Live at The Biltmore Cabaret (Vancouver October 26th) pics

Dan Deacon brought his infamous live show to Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret just before Halloween last month. The Biltmore was packed and many were in costume which only added to the magic. Deacon made his final stage preparations to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" which whipped the crowd into an appropriate frenzy. When the curtains opened Deacon was front and centre behind a table full of so many pedals and cables it was almost comical. One band mate joined him at the table while two live drummers filled out the stage. Now if you have never attended a Dan Deacon show before it is all about audience participation. DBefore long the crowd was split into two groups and led in an mass interpretive dance off.
Next up Deacon got a row of people to link hands above their heads while others passed underneath before becoming part of the tunnel themselves. Deacon led the human passageway out a back door and back in another door to the venue and then all the way around the bar.

The whole thing was scored by Deacon's latest album 'America' and several highlights from 'Bromst' as well.

Deacon recently created a smart phone app to be used at his live shows and asked everyone to turn it on part way through the set. The phones flashing colours on one side while the flash blinked on and off on the other.

Listen to "True Thrush" (below) now and peruse a few more shots from the show. See you at the next one.

The Zolas "Knot In My Heart" (video)

Knot In My Heart_The Zolas from Light Organ Records on Vimeo.
Vancouver's The Zolas release a very cool video for "Knot In My Heart" from their latest release 'Ancient Mars' (out now via Light Organ Records). The video was directed by Sean Arden and must have taken forever to shoot and assemble but the result is well worth it. Watch "Knot In My Heart" (above) now (or listen below).

Night Moves "Country Queen" (video)

Minneapolis' Night Moves give the single "Country Queen" from their well received debut 'Colored Emotions' LP (out now via Domino Record Co.) the video treatment. The video was directed by Isaac Gale and David Jensen (Bon Iver, Colin Stetson, Polica) and features a very retro aesthetic. Watch "Country Queen" (above) now (or listen below).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Alek Fin "Waiting Like A Wolf"

LA's Alek Fin to release debut EP 'Mull' on December 1st. Listen to "Waiting Like A Wolf" (below) for the first taste of this new independent electronic musician.

Lewis Watson "Sink or Swim"

Lewis Watson released his second EP of his career and the year last month appropriately titled 'Another Four Sad Songs' (out now via Warner Music). Listen to the first single "Sink or Swim" (below) now. You can also watch the video for the track here.

DeVotchKa "All the Sand in All the Sea"

DeVotchKa released a new album this week 'DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony' via Cicero Recordings (buy it here). The band had been writing music for more and more players with each album finally culminating in the new album. Watch a video of the band performing "All the Sand in All the Sea" (above) with the 60 piece orchestra.

Isadora "On The Rights"

Brooklyn five piece Isadora release first tracks. The band only just formed this year and already have two very promising tracks to share in advance of their first collection of songs slotted to drop next year.
Listen to "On The Rights" (below) now.

Kid Smpl "Star Ocean" and "Nearing"

Seattle's Kid Smpl released debut LP 'Skylight' this week via Hush Hush. Listen to a couple of tracks from the new album below now. Both "Star Ocean" and "Nearing" are excellent examples of Kid Smpl's deep ambient style. I've been waking up to this all week. I highly recommend it.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Their Only Dreams "Calculator in the Sky"

California's Their Only Dreams (David Lyudmirsky) releases 7" 'Calculator in the Sky/Adult Contemporary Man' via White Iris Records. Listen to the A-side "Calculator in the Sky" (below) now.

Feeding People "Silent Violent"

Feeding People to release sophomore LP 'Island Universe' on February 5th via Innovative Leisure. Listen to "Silent Violent" a first taste of the forthcoming album. The highly anticipated LP was recorded and produced by Jonny Bell (of The Crystal Antlers) and Hanni El Khatib.

Walk Off The Earth "Red Hands"

Walk Off The Earth recently released their latest EP 'R.E.V.O.' via Columbia Records (a division of Sony Music). The band, who took YouTube by storm with their cover of Gotye (feat. Kimbra)'s "Somebody That I Used To Know" (now the most popular cover song ever to hit YouTube) understands how important video can be. Their new single "Red Hands" is no exception, directed by Ellis Bahl the video was shot all in one take and then edited. Watch the final version (above) and the unedited version (below). Catch WOTE live at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre on November 25th.

Widowspeak "Ballad of the Golden Hour"

Widowspeak to drop new LP 'Almanac' on January 22nd via Captured Tracks. Listen to a taste of the forthcoming sophomore album by way of the first single "Ballad of the Golden Hour" (below). The upcoming release was recorded by Kevin McMahon (Real Estate, Swans) and will feature twelve new tracks.

Memory Tapes "Neighborhood Watch"

Memory Tapes is gearing up for the release of his new album 'Grace/Confusion' on December 4th (via  Carpark Records). Today Dayve Hawk is sharing "Neighborhood Watch" (below) from the forthcoming LP. A journey from dreamy guitar slips smoothly into a synth epic. Go!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The History Of Apple Pie "Glitch"

London's The History Of Apple Pie set to release highly anticipated debut album 'Out Of View' on January 29th via Marshall Teller Records. The forthcoming album was engineered by The Horrors' Joshua Third. Listen to a brand new track "Glitch" (below) now.

Autre Ne Veut "Counting"

Autre Ne Veut to release sophomore LP 'Anxiety' on February 12th via Software Recording Co.. Listen to "Counting" (above) now for taste of 2013.

Ambassadeurs "My World"

Ambassadeurs (aka Mark Dobson) to release vinyl only 12" of four previously (commercially) unreleased tracks on his new label Lost Tribe. Listen to "My World" from the forthcoming EP below now.

Duologue "Underworld"

London five-piece Duologue prepare for release of debut album 'Song & Dance' on February 18th. The forthcoming LP was co-produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Ladytron) and the band. Watch the video for "Underworld" (above) or listen below. The band will be announcing North American tour dates soon.

Holopaw "Yearling's Darlings"

Florida's Holopaw released the 'Golden Sparklers' 7" yesterday via Misra. The single is a preview of the band's forthcoming full length 'Academy Songs, Volume I' (which is set to drop on January 13th. Listen to the B-side cut "Yearling's Darlings" (below) now.

Atlas Genius "Trojans" (video)

Atlas Genius recently released their 'Through The Glass EP' via Warner Bros. Records. The EP includes "Trojans" which has now been given the video treatment by director Claire Marie Vogel (above) or listen below. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming full length due early next year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ra Ra Riot "Beta Love"

Ra Ra Riot sets release date for third album 'Beta Love' for January 22nd via Arts & Crafts. Listen to the title track "Beta Love" (below) now. Catch Ra Ra Riot live at Vancouver's Venue Nightclub on February 7th (more dates below).

Ra Ra Riot Canadian Tour Dates
02/07/13 | Vancouver, BC | Venue Nightclub | Tickets
03/06/13 | Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
03/07/13 | Montreal, QC | Il Motore | Tickets

Lymbyc System "Prairie School"

"Prairie School" by Lymbyc Systym from Western Vinyl on Vimeo.
Lymbyc System released their latest album 'Symbolyst' in September via Western Vinyl. Watch the video for the opening track "Prairie School" (above) directed by Blair Neal and Kyle MacDonald. The whole thing was shot on an iPhone.

Only You "Applying Myself"

Only You "Applying Myself" from Black/White Iris Music on Vimeo.
Only You (Rachel Fannan) released her debut 7" 'Applying Myself/Love Is Making Me Tired' last month via White Iris Records. Only You is now sharing an Ellis Bahl directed video for the A-side "Applying Myself". Watch Fannan rock out at a seedy karaoke club in the above video now (or listen below).

Keaton Henson "Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us" (video)

Keaton Henson set to release new EP 'Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us' on November 19th. We posted the title track a few weeks ago (and again below) and now Henson is sharing a very powerful video for the track (above). The EP drops in advance of the forthcoming LP 'Birthdays' (produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Shins) and features special guest spots including Band of Horses, The Raveonettes, and Alberta Cross) which is due for release on February 18th.

alt-J "Buffalo" (feat. Mountain Man)

alt-J share new track "Buffalo" (featuring Mountain Man) from the original motion picture soundtrack 'Silver Linings Playbook' (directed by David O. Russell (The Fighter) based on the book of the same name by Matthew Quick). The film stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) and Robert de Niro. The soundtrack drops on November 19th via Sony Masterworks and the film is out November 21st (pre-order here). Listen to "Buffalo" (below) now.

Flight Facilities "Clair De Lune" (video)

Australian duo Flight Facilities follow up the release of their new single "Clair De Lune" (available here) with a Dave Ma (Foals, The Horrors) directed video for the track. Watch "Clair De Lune" (above) now (or listen below).

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lilac "Tarot"

LA's Lilac to release sophomore LP "No Exit' next week (November 20th) via Different Fur Records (stream it now here). The band released a third single from the forthcoming album "Tarot" which can be heard below.

Jim James "Know Til Now"

Jim James (My Morning Jacket) announces debut solo album 'Regions of Light and Sound of God' via ATO Records on February 5th. James played all of the instruments on the album and engineered and produced it himself too. Listen to "Know Til Now" (below).

Purity Ring "Lofticries"

Purity Ring released 'Shrines' (via Last Gang Records) this summer to critical acclaim. The album is easily one of our favourites of the year front to back. Watch the new AG Rojas (Jack White's "Sixteen Saltines", Spiritualized "Hey Jane") video for "Lofticries" (above) now or listen here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wake Owl "Gold"

Vancouver's Wake Owl (Colyn Cameron) released his debut single 'Gold' this week via Rezolute Music with an EP to follow next year. Listen to "Gold" (below) now and catch Wake Owl live at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre on December 21st with Jon and Roy.

ARMS "Heat & Hot Water"

Brooklyn's ARMS released their album 'Summer Skills' last year. The album was produced by Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, Fucked Up) and is now available on vinyl via Bandcamp. Watch the Andrew Droz Palermo directed video for "Heat & Hot Water" (above) featuring Believers vocalist Wesley Powell and cameos from ARMS frontman Todd Goldstein or listen (below).

Dog Bite "Prettiest Pills"

Dog Bite set to release debut album 'Velvet Changes' on February 5th via Carpark Records. Listen to "Prettiest Pills" (below) now from the forthcoming LP. Catch Dog Bite Live at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on February 26th supporting Toro Y Moi (all dates below).


01/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
01/31 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
02/01 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
02/02 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
02/04 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
02/05 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
02/06 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
02/08 - Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
02/09 - Richmond, VA @ The National
02/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
02/13 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
02/15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
02/16 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
02/17 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
02/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
02/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
02/21 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
02/23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
02/24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
02/26 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
02/27 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
02/28 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
03/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Dropkick Murphys "Rose Tattoo"

Boston's Dropkick Murphys set to release new album 'Signed and Sealed in Blood' on January 8th via Born and Bred Records. Watch the video for "Rose Tattoo" (above) from the forthcoming album. The video features fans of the band with fresh ink of the album art. The track also features Mumford & Sons Winston Marsalis on banjo.

The Kickstand Band "Still Thinking Of You Tonight"

Detroit trio The Kickstand Band released their debut album 'Puppy Love' this week via Suburban Sprawl Records. Listen to "Still Thinking Of You Tonight" (below) now.

People Get Ready "Windy City"

People Get Ready released their self-titled debut album last month via Brassland. The band is now sharing a video for "Windy City" the first single off of the LP. The playful video is a glimpse into the theatrics of the bands buzzed about live show. Watch "Windy City" (above) or listen (below) now.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wild International "Young Wayfarer"

Wild International to self-release debut EP 'Lake Tones' on December 18th. Listen to "Young Wayfarer" (below) the second single from the forthcoming EP. In the vein of Animal Collective's most accessible tracks with a twist all their own. Listen now.

Sun Glitters "Mouth"

Sun Glitters to release 7" 'Mouth' as part of the Lefse singles series. The 7" is set to drop on December 18th and comes backed with "Tight". Listen to the A-side "Mouth" (below) now (pre-order here).

Lusine "Another Tomorrow"

Lusine to release third album 'The Waiting Room' on February 19th via Ghostly International. Lusine is the moniker for Seattle-based producer Jeff McIllwain. Listen to "Another Tomorrow" (below) from the forthcoming LP.

Cruiser "The Fritz"

Philadelphia's Cruiser released their self-titled EP last spring via Bandcamp. The EP was produced by Jeremy Park (Youth Lagoon) and has generated a lot of buzz. The band is now releasing a limited edition marble pink vinyl 7" of the EP tracks "The Fritz" and "Moving To Neptune"complete with a pair of Cruiser sunglasses (plus a download link of the EP). Listen to "The Fritz" below now.

Richard Reagh "Watcha Gonna"

Canada's Richard Reagh is currently based out of Sweden. He played his first show there with Jens Lekman and you may recognize him from a duet with El Perro Del Mar. Now Reagh is releasing his latest album 'The Ed Harris Masters' via his own label This Is Pop. The LP will be released in five parts over the next several months. Watch/listen to the first single "Watch Gonna" above/below now. This is pop indeed.

Dexters "Recover"

Dexters set to release debut single 'Recover' on November 19th via This Feeling Records. The band is currently working on their debut LP to drop next year. Watch the video above or listen to the track below non.

Prince Rama "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" (video)

Prince Rama released their latest LP 'Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World' this week via Paw Tracks. The concept album finds the band channeling a different imagined, apocalyptic band for each of the ten tracks. Watch the band  channel I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. in the video for "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" (above) made in collaboration with the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (you can buy the album here).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hello Ocho "Party On A Raincloud"

Watch the above video for "Party On A Raincloud" by Hello Ocho. The video was filmed on a Tuesday in a cave in Georgia with a naked choir et al. Primal. Now listen to "Stickin To The Sheets" (below) also from Atlanta's Hello Ocho. The band is promising an album in January of next year. I know right. So psyched for this.

Blasé "Mouths"

Many bands don't share a lot of personal information in order to remain somewhat mysterious, enter the aptly named project Blasé (see definition below). This super secret project from Boston comes with the above track "Mouths" and the following disclaimer " I want these songs to rely on emotions rather than who I am or what bands I've been in or how many likes on Facebook." 

So who is Blasé? I guess the answer is... I don't care as long as he keeps sharing these sweet tracks.

Bla`se´    (blå`zã´)
Having the sensibilities deadened by excess or frequency of enjoyment; sated or surfeited with pleasure; uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; used up.

Blondfire "Where The Kids Are"

Siblings Blondfire released their sophomore EP 'Where The Kids Are' yesterday via Warner Bros. Records. All four tracks will also appear on the bands debut LP set to follow next spring. Listen to the title track "Where The Kids Are" (below) now.

Them Swoops "Work Around It"

Melbourne's Them Swoops release "Work Around It" single via +1 Records (available here) ahead of debut EP set to drop in the spring of 2013. Listen to "Work Around It" (below) now, a pop track in the vein of Phoenix with a hook you can't shake.

Line & Circle "Roman Ruins"

Line & Circle "Roman Ruins" from Black/White Iris Music on Vimeo.
Line & Circle released their first 7" 'Roman Ruins' this fall via White Iris Records backed with "Carelessness". Watch the above video for "Roman Ruins" (or listen below) and catch the band live at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on November 26th (all dates below).
11/21/12 @ Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
11/23/12 @ Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
11/25/12 @ Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
11/26/12 @ Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
11/27/12 @ Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA 

So Many Wizards "Lose Your Mind"

So Many Wizards released their debut LP 'Warm Nothing' in August via JAXART Records. The band is now sharing "Lose Your Mind" (below) a second track off of the album complete with a video treatment (above). Check out "Lose Your Mind" now.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Little Ones "Argonauts"

The Little Ones to release highly anticipated sophomore LP 'The Dawn Sang Along' on February 12 via Branches Recording Collective. Listen to "Argonauts" the lead track off of the forthcoming album below now.

In The Valley Below "Take Me Back"

LA duo In The Valley Below to release debut EP early next year. The forthcoming EP was recorded by the band and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, David Byrne) with vocals tracked by Pete Min (Debbie Harry). While impatiently awaiting the debut you can check out the Laurent Michel Moreau directed video for "Take Me Back" (above or listen below) and expect a second part coming soon.

Flight Facilities "Clair De Lune" (feat. Christine Hoberg)

Flight Facilities to release new single "Clair De Lune" (feat. Christine Hoberg) on November 13th via Glassnote Records. I know what you're thinking, "didn't French impressionist composer Claude Debussy write a piece by that name?" Yes, Flight Facilities love Debussy and his song inspired this one. Listen to "Clair De Lune" featuring New York vocalist Christine Hoberg (below) now, and then over and over again.