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Motion City Soundtrack is set to release the video documentary I Am The Movie: The Movie on May 13th through Epitaph Records. Motion City Soundtrack culled hours of video footage and photographs from the early ’00s when the band recorded and released their debut album, I Am The Movie first in 2002 on their own, […]
Secrets are streaming their new video for “Maybe Next May”, check it out below. The band will head out on the Hollow Bodies tour this week with Blessthefall and will be appearing on all of Warped Tour this summer. Check out the tour dates here.
Emery will launch a crowdfunding campaign next Tuesday, April 1, on BadChristian.com to help support the band’s upcoming full-length, You Were Never Alone. The album will be released this summer on BadChristian Music, the record label founded by Emery members Matt Carter and Toby Morrell and former Emery bassist Joey Svendsen. You Were Never Alone […]
I Am The Avalanche are streaming their new album, Wolverines, over on billboard.com. The album is due out this Tuesday March 18th and is also available for pre-order on iTunes for just $7.99. I Am The Avalanche will be making the following U.S. appearances starting next week. Tour dates below. Wolverines Tour 2014 MARCH 17 […]
A few weeks back I went to the Ryman in Nashville to see Jake Bugg, upcoming singer-songwriter from England, along with The Skins and The Weeks. I expected a great show from Bugg, but I hadn’t taken the time to listen to The Weeks prior to the show. As soon as they hit the stage […]
Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury were arrested on Thursday evening, questioned over links with Kurdish militants and ISIS and have now been formally charged with “working on behalf of a terrorist organisation”
It’s only fitting that the Basilica Soundscape festival takes place as summer turns to fall, as this festival is much different than the large-scale festivals that take place across the country during the summer. Not only is it’s location in the industrial Basilica Hudson building in Hudson, New York a much more intimate affair in […]
Last month Natalie Prass played to a sold out Bowery Ballroom, the rescheduled show from her postponed performance in May, which she had to cancel right during doors because of an illness that left her unable to perform. It wasn’t too long a wait, and if anything, the show had one of those “we’re all […]
Closing out 4Knots Music Festival this year was Super Furry Animals, a great booking by the festival, as the Welsh psych-rockers don’t play all that often. I wasn’t sure I’d get to see them anytime soon, or possibly at all, so this was one hell of a get. It was their first time playing in […]
Over the years you can always rely on 4Knots Festival (as well as the Siren Music Festival before the change) to book some great classic rock bands. Last year we got Dinosaur Jr. and one of the headliners this year was Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks. It was my frist time seeing Malkmus play in […]
One of the sets I was most looking forward to at 4Knots this year was from the exciting as all hell Chicago rockers Twin Peaks. It’s scary to think that these guys are really only getting started, as they’re one of my favorite up and coming rockers in the game at the moment. Not only […]
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Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, which means we have one last Summer festival to be excited about before Fall returns. North Coast Music Festival will be taking place in Chicago next week, and the diverse lineup proves that there is something for everyone. Need some soul music? The O’My’s and The Main […]
“Dead Instruments” is a diverse soundscape of fuzzy bass, bright guitars and both rhythmic and melodic vocals. Definitely a unique work of art in its own right. I sorta feel like it’s where chaos meets clean. Check it out below:
FELT ALONE IN YOUR COMPANY The UK has long been breeding inventive artists and with a fast strike of hot releases, Laura Wolfie aka Wolfie is quickly igniting a name for herself across the blogosphere. Her latest offering produced by ADP (who co-produced Krept & Konan feat. Jeremih “Freak Of The Week”) dives into that pool of […]
SEE YA NEVER You might remember these Philly dewds from when they played our fancy Cabin Fever showcase at this year’s SXSW. Since then, the band has been CRUISR’n USA, performing everywhere from Firefly Fest to sharing the stage with Halsey and Imagine Dragons. As they gear up to get on the road again with a couple of Young […]
photos: Grooms @ last-ever DbA show (more by PSquared) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Grooms, Parlor Walls, Faten Kanaan @ Shea Stadium They'll soon be on a...
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis Tamaryn / Samantha Urbani @ LPR 8/28/2015 Tamaryn celebrated the release of her third album, Cranekiss, with a show at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday night. This was a completely different lineup...
by Andrew Sacher Snoop Dogg at Riot Fest Denver 2015 (photo by @shaybird303) Day 1, Day 2, and then finally Riot Fest Denver 2015 wrapped up with its third and final day on Sunday (8/30). Like the past two days,...
David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors and other artists are contributing new songs to a Spongebob Squarepants musical. According to Entertainment Weekly, other artists contributing songs include Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, T.I.,...
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis Royal Headache / Sheer Mag / The Gotobeds @ Saint Vitus 8/30/2015 Watching Australian band Royal Headache is kinda like being courtside at a tennis match, with frontman Shogun being the ball....
Tomorrow night, D'Angelo's first TV interview in over 10 years will air on "The Tavis Smiley Show". It's the first of a two-parter, with the second installment airing Thursday. As well as 2014's Black Messiah, the interview will touch on social issues and D'Angelo's upbrining in the Pentecostal Church.
Watch D'Angelo and the Vanguard do "Really Love" on "SNL":
Rick Ross has revealed that his new album Black Dollar, the follow-up to last year's Mastermindand Hood Billionaire, is coming out this Thursday (September 3). Leading up to the album's release, he's sharing some new music, including the above single "Foreclosures" (which was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and 8 Bars).
On September 16, Run the Jewels and TV on the Radio will perform together. It's unclear what this collaboration will entail; Pitchfork has reached out to both acts' representatives for more information. Update (8/31, 7:18 p.m.): A representative has confirmed that TV on the Radio will act as Run the Jewels' live band.
The Dead Weather will also swing by on September 14.
SpongeBob Squarepants, the titular anthropomorphic sponge of the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon show, is getting his own Broadway musical. It'll feature original music by David Bowie, Dirty Projectors, the Flaming Lips, They Might Be Giants, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, T.I., Panic! at the Disco, Lady Antebellum, Plain White T's, and Jonathan Coulton, as Entertainment Weeklyreports. The play is set to run in Chicago from June 7-July 3 of 2016, with a Broadway run planned for the 2016-17 season. This isn't the first time Bowie has done something for SpongeBob. Back in 2007, he voiced a character on an episode. A statement from a Nickelodeon executive described that slate of musicians as "a dream team of SpongeBob fans," which confirms the stars spend as much time lazing around and watching cartoons as you and me.
Bowie also has another theater project in the works as well: he's co-writing Lazarus, a theater production based on his character from The Man Who Fell to Earth that will open this fall.
Wavves' Nathan Williams has shared another track off the band's forthcoming album V, which comes out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros. The song, which was premiered by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, is titled "My Head Hurts". Listen to it here.
Interdimensional Transmissions, the underground record label based out of Detroit that is well known for its strong artist roster and for its long-running party series, No Way Back, is now preparing to release an album ...
On September 4, Russian producer Vlad Kudryavtsev (a.k.a. Monokle) will return to Germany's Ki Records with Rings, the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut album, Saints. Unfolding beautifully across 11 tracks, Rings is ...
One must rifle through something in order to reach Helen's The Original Faces full-in beauty, and it isn't distortion. The barricade between the album's heavenliness and our ears may or may not result from being over-familiar with Liz Harris' modus operandi; experiencing her vocal-puddling grandeur under a different guise partially informs this suspected barrier. The structural rock and friendly shoegaze, not to mention the application of a tambourine, distances us from longing, pleading, predictable, addictive Grouper. The Original Faces lacks any type of lull or shrugging shoulders. Executed in twelve short tracks, the band knows exactly what they want to accomplish and does it most succinctly. Be that as it may, I had a strange memory lapse in learning about the release. I thought to myself, "Oh, of course this is coming out, and that's great, and it feels deja-vu-y, and of course it's shoegazy, and there's a song called 'Allison,' which is probably a Slowdive cover."
It's not; it's an original "Allison," and it's absolutely lovely. Throughout the album, lyrical layers accumulate and chantey with Jed Bindeman's hi-hat-heavy drums and Scott Simmon's slowly progressive electric guitar. "Dying All The Time" is a tight-knit snare, floor tom, and ride tapestry, one that digs and digs and digs through seemingly impassable surfaces. The tension and focus lifts every time Harris reenters, no matter the track. Finished in only thirty-three minutes, one might feel as if something has quickly washed over them, like an unnoticed storm that alters the temperature. Hit play again, and focus more. Find something to grab on to, such as the lingering vocals at the end of "Violet."
Harris' indecipherable lyrics leave us fulfilled. The project is unique, and some Grouper fans likely rejoice in her appearance in a shoegaze band. The sound of Helen, on the other hand, is heavily habitual. If such is the case, how does the project still feel anomalous, a forces which satiates and calms someone who has been suffering from musical frustration? Gorgeous though it is, something about the album is fleeting, unavailable for grasping fully. Some people certainly love and prefer music like that.
Helen's freshman full-length will be out on September 4 on Kranky. You can check out their 7" from 2013, whose tracks will likewise appear on The Original Faces.
Rasmus Stolberg, member of Copenhagen veteran experimental luminaries Efterklang and Liima, is not only in charge of acclaimed radio station The Lake Radio but is also hosting and curating Berlin's By the Lake Festival, which is set to happen at the Freilichtbühne Weißensee on August 29. In anticipation of the event, Rasmus is introducing each of the performing artists. Watch videos by all of them and read his thoughts after the break. (ed.)
Find more details about the festival over here, and buy tickets here.
Auscultation, in case you didn't know, is the name of technology used for listening to internal organs. The stethoscope is the best known and most timeless form of such technology. Not to comically liken recent Portland transplant Joel Shanahan's more cuddly project to stethscopic techno, "Promise You'll Haunt Me" is indeed a gentle harkening to what is up with the heart, whether it is that of the artist's or our own. The coating of analog film on the top layer of the album only briefly feels like the cold shock of the metal ring around the horn of a doctor's stethoscope. If you're accustomed to analog fuzz with house beats, this tape is your home. By the time lonesome-sounding "Drop Off" plays, the listening experience has evolved into a source of comfortable reflection via aurality. Each track is a soothing, melodic jam representative of Shanahan's particular craft, attention to detail, and willingness to do inner-work, which tends to be vaguely muzak-y, yet persistently enjoyable. Such qualities are found in the sounds of both Auscultation and his other moniker, Golden Donna.