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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 […]
Today we have a special treat from Portand, Maine indie-folk group Builder Of The House. It’s the project of Robert Cimitile and Elliot Heeschen, who recently released their new EP Hourglass, their first release on Louisville record label, sonaBlast! Records. Builder of the House have a brand new music video for “A Plot In Falmouth,” and […]
In mid-March British rockers Palma Violets made their return to New York to play some songs from their new album Danger In The Club. I caught their rowdy sold out performance at Baby’s All Right on March 18, a show that literally saw parts of the soundproofing on the ceiling fall on top of the […]
On Thursday night New York duo Tanlines played a sold out Bowery Ballroom, their second New York show in two days (they played Rough Trade NYC the night before). The shows came one week ahead of the release of their brand new album Highlights (out via True Panther Sounds), their first new album in three […]
This past Thursday marked the return of husband & wife duo Tennis to New York City for the first time in 2015, their first stop back in the city since their show last September at Webster Hall. Coincidentally it won’t be the last, as they’re following it right up with a more intimate show at […]
Last night Kaiser Chiefs returned to New York to play a packed Irving Plaza as a part of the final leg of their U.S. tour for 2014’s Education Education Education & War. I last caught them last summer at the Firefly Music Festival, along with an intimate performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg early last […]
As the weather warms up in NYC, there is little better than meeting your friends for a happy hour and letting that hour drift into night. With our latest giveaway, we have a great and free way for you to continue your night at a concert presented by our friends at Black Panda PR happening […]
THE SOUND OF CRAZY Unfortunately we have all been there – be it by friend or stranger danger – when a person’s relentless chat dims our buzz. The sobering result is often detrimental to the moment of intoxicating bliss we had all been waiting for when that Tito’s vodka hit our lips. The upside is this […]
PLAY YOUR WICKED GAMES London’s newest songstress arrives like a big bad Wølffe with a stark debut that will blow the whole pop house down and let you know there is a new singer is coming. As the latest artist to be signed to Elton John’s Rocket management, “Shoot You Down” fires straight out of the gate like a surefire shot down a dark noir […]
CAN’T KEEP UP WITH YOUR GAMES “Veins,” the debut from eighteen year-old Warwickshire singer Keyes is immediately gratifying. Striking hot at that first chord, Keyes melds sultry croons with sullen synths that surreptitiously bake into the baseline until it’s fully toasted into a crisp chorus just begging you to eat it up, devouring it with your ears as much […]
DIDN’T SEE IT COMING It’s been a minute since we last heard from Hunter Hunted but today the L.A. duo return to the airwaves with their radio-ready first taste of their forthcoming album “Blindside.” With a swift kick to hope-shredding guitars, their brand of ebullient electro-rock immediately revs back to life fueled by an undeniable custom-cut chorus just waiting […]
photo: Iron Chic at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong) Long Island punks Iron Chic just played NJ's Skate & Surf last weekend (as pictured above), and they already had a bunch of other announced NYC-area appearances coming...
by Bill Pearis Austin's Flesh Lights make hyperactive, punky rock n' roll with boundless energy. If you dig fellow Austinites OBN IIIs or Bad Sports you'll probably like what these guys do. The band released Free Yourself last fall via...
photo: Hudson Mohawke at SXSW 2015 (more) As announced in March, Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke is visiting the U.S. later this month, but now we also know that the May 28th NYC show at Irving Plaza in NYC will be...
photo: Warm Up 2014 (more by PSquared) The annual Warm Up summer concert series of mostly electronic music (but other genres too) returns in 2015 every Saturday from June 27 to September 5 at MoMA PS1. Like in past years,...
by Bill Pearis photo: Ride @ Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday) Shoegaze greats Ride are in the midst of their reunion, having just wrapped a run in North America and are now back in the UK. Yesterday (5/20), Ride...
During the show, Snaith revealed that the song was created to play during his New Year's Day live sets with Four Tet. He joked that it was "sloppily put together and poorly mixed". "I'm sold," replied Hopkins.
Later, they talked about Snaith growing a beard and subsequently walking around with only half of it shaved off. The show also features music by Radiohead, Hopkins, Four Tet, Clams Casino, and more.
MoMA PS1 in Long Island City has announced the lineup for this year's installment of Warm Up, their annual outdoor summer concert series. It happens every Saturday from June 27 to September 5 in the museum's courtyard.
This year's Warm Up will feature performances from Cut Copy (DJs), Samantha Urbani, A.G. Cook, Jlin, Sicko Mobb, Baauer, Lotic, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Untold, Laraaji, Vessel, Despot, Jam City, Skepta, Tiga, Cut Hands, and others. Find the schedule and more information here.
Warm Up is curated by a committee featuring Pitchfork's Brandon Stosuy, Dean Bein of True Panther Sounds, Jonathan Galkin of DFA Records, Eliza Ryan, Imogene Strauss of Cool Managers, and Matt Werth of RVNG Intl.
You don't have to be a professional critic to note that Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson have similar-sounding voices. However, they're similar enough that even Ghostface himself has been fooled. In a video interview with Vlad TV, the Wu-Tang rapper said that the first time he listened to Bronson, he thought he was listening to himself. "I thought he was me," he said. "I'm asking myself, 'When the fuck I do that verse?'" You can watch the full video below via Okayplayer.
Not that he seems offended—during the interview, Ghostface comes to terms with the situation. "But if that's his voice, what the fuck you supposed to do?" he said. "That's just his fuckin' voice."
Watch Ghostface on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":
Berlin Atonal will return this August for another round of world premiere performances, special projects, audio-visual shows, installations, and aftershow parties. Taking over the Kraftwerk building, the festival has announced 10 acts ...
Michael Rathbun (a.k.a. Distal), although still young, has amassed quite the back catalogue including releases on labels such as Tectonic, Grizzly, and Fortified Audio. He also runs Embassy Recordings with fellow Atlantan Mite—who, evidently, ...
I have a new musical crush and rather conveniently his name is Boycrush (well Alistair Deverick actually, from New Zealand). And he's gone and done a song with a former member of Yumi Zouma, Kim Pflaum, whose new project is called Madeira. The song in question is "Flirt" and as you would expect, it's riveting. Full of a bounding bounce as well as ballooning, volumnious squats of brass, and Pflaum's now instantly recognizable singing style, "Flirt" is a hop, skip, and a jump into the summer of our discontent. I can't help but agree with Pflaum when she sings "Just a fleeting touch/That's all I want." Truly a bittersweet symphony here.
"Flirt" will be on Boycrush's EP Girls On Top, which comes out May 27. Check out the whole EP when it arrives. It will bowl you over with just how stunning and charming it is.
There's this one thing GvB's Chris Cantalini and I could always agree on: San Francisco outfit The Sandwitches are criminally overlooked, and for inexplicable reasons. Joke's on you though, as the band's forthcoming third-full-length Our Toast will be their final offering. While The Sandwitches' distinctive melancholy permeates the LP, however, it's not all sadness and gloom. Take second single "Wickerman Mambo", premiered below: The jangly guitar chords may not be steeped in happiness either, but there's a certain, almost defiant (or sarcastic) optimism coming through, a joyful carelessness that can only be expressed by someone who's experienced pain and sorrow but still refuses to give in. It's a last flicker though, in a way, as the album's penultimate track before "Nothing But Love" shifts the tone again, slowly and sadly waving goodbye in style. I have no clue what's next for the band's members – one may hope that at least Grace Cooper will release more gorgeously haunting material as Grace Sings Sludge – but The Sandwitches and their damaged yet beautiful and always sincere take on classic garage and americana will truly be missed.
There is something unsettling about the work of Budapest-based producer S Olbricht. In his musical world, whether it be for Lobster Theremin or Opal Tapes, he seems to always have the option of going toward the light, but, for whatever reason, he stays put, basking in just enough darkness, able to still see the brighter and lighter side which he is resisting. His brand new release for Bratislava-based Proto Sites, an imprint that has thus far done nothing but allow space for blissful augmentation of ambient abilities from acts like Casi Cada Minuto and Imre Kiss, interestingly has a moment of uplifting relief. "Onhom" is a trance-infested, emotive and sloping track, one that speaks to elation over and submission to change and redux. This is the one track on the EP that fills the shoes of what a "trancess" may be, either a trance princess or some kind of ticket for gaining access to trance. As usual for S Olbricht, most of the songs, their titles, and anti-directional soundscapes are otherworldly, sprinkled with a little spookiness; however, when "Onhom" hits, we gain some fresh perspective about not only the artist's faculties, but perhaps also about our own.
Trancess is out soon on Proto Sites. You can hear more of said "blissful augmentation" here, and pre-order the vinyl here.