We’re looking for innovators- Writers, Photographers, Filmmakers – all with a desire to push the envelope further than before. Your passion is great music, and so is ours. If you think you have what it takes, contact us using the link on the far right & become the latest Prospect ready to showcase your abilities to the world.
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 […]
Last week Eskimeaux, the recording project of Gabrielle Smith, released her brand new album O.K. via Double Double Whammy. Last Friday, to celebrate the occasion, Smith and co. played a record release show at Shea Stadium along with Jawbreaker Reunion, Sharpless, Emily Reo and Free Cake For Every Creature. My night began with a set […]
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 […]
As everyone heads off to their Memorial Day weekend plans, it’s best to b e p r e p a r e d with a playlist for your driving, training, biking, drinking needs so I made a playlist full of T R A F F I C J A M S old and new. From Rooney to Halsey and Young […]
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 […]
photo: TVOTR at T5 earlier this week (more by Amanda Hatfield) photo: Parquet Courts at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Pixies,...
photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher Superheaven @ The Studio at Webster Hall - 5/15/15 Superheaven kicked off their BrooklynVegan-presented tour with Diamond Youth and Rozwell Kid this past Friday (5/15) at NYC's Studio at Webster Hall, before...
photos by PSquared Courtney Barnett @ Greene Space 5/20/2015 Courtney Barnett just finished up her sold-out, three-night run at Bowery Ballroom with Chastity Belt and Darren Hanlon, and you can check out pictures from night 1 here. While she was...
photo: United Nations at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin) Modern Life Is War are playing their seminal 2005 album, Witness, on tour for its tenth anniversary, and since we last spoke openers have been announced. The Northeast shows have...
photo: Old Man Gloom at Psycho California 2015 (via @lifewillbethedeathofme84) Old Man Gloom (mem Converge, Cave In, ex-Isis) recently announced a tour with the reunited Mare, including a Brooklyn show happening 9/3 at Saint Vitus. That show sold out, but...
Noisey have shared a new episode of their "Under the Influence" documentary series that focuses on krautrock. The 30-minute video explores the genre's influence, and it features interviews with Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, Interpol's Daniel Kessler, plus members of Can, Neu!, Föllakzoid, and others. It also features DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith recording a krautrock song in the studio. Watch the whole thing below.
Lana Del Rey revealed earlier this year that she was at work on a new album called Honeymoon. During last night's show in Ridgefield, Wash., Stereogum reports (via Reddit) that she told the audience that the album will arrive in September.
Jack White is one of the artists involved with Tidal, the artist-owned streaming service launched by Jay Z. Over the past week, he's been contesting the frequently brought-up argument that the service mostly exists to help rich artists get richer. In an online Q&A this past Wednesday, White pushed back: "What is elitist about it? Who's speaking for the little guy?"
Tonight, he's penned a poem for the Third Man Records blog entitled "music is sacred". It addresses the "sanctity of music" and those who threaten it: "jump in front of demons,/and stand over cowards and those who would intend/to rip out your lungs and dampen your desire". Read it below.
those of you who stand for the sanctity of music so that its soul can breathe and be heard so that it blooms in graveyards echoes in hotel hallways awakens neighbors in the night and fills peoples minds with fire shout it out loud with whatever microphone you have or these stones will shout for you. jump in front of demons, and stand over cowards and those who would intend to rip out your lungs and dampen your desire tell the living and the dead what you know in your heart to be true and what you know your ears will forever hear that the melody of the human race is a song that never ends. music is sacred.
Update: A representative for White shared this statement about the poem:
“contrary to reports, the poem recently posted by Jack White had absolutely nothing to do with the current interest in the Tidal streaming service q&a with third man followers. It was a stand alone piece and was never issued as a press release, it can be found on the third man books site here.”
Unfortunately, that won't be the case, according to a new statement from the band posted to their Tumblr tonight. Twin Shadow have cancelled all their dates through August to allow the those involved to heal (their previously-announced September gigs still stand; find them below). Find the post, titled "We'll be back soon", below the jump.
As many of you know, towards the end of our North American Eclipse tour we were involved in a serious tour bus accident that left members of our crew and band as well as myself, injured. The injuries vary from minor to very serious.
Recently I had reconstructive hand surgery and have begun physical therapy. I’m working hard to regain basic function in my hand and to get to a place where I can play an instrument again.
The tricky part of being involved in something like this is that certain injuries creep up on you long after the accident. Recently I started experiencing pain in my left knee and went to see a doctor. Upon reviewing my MRI the doctor found a tear in my PCL and Meniscus. Fortunately, surgery can be avoided with physical therapy and limiting the stress I put on my knee.
Doing shows at the moment would put me at risk of not fully recovering and needing knee surgery. As a result I am sad to say that we need to cancel the remainder of our shows through mid-August.
Taking this time to heal is important for everyone affected by the accident. We plan on being fully recovered and back on the road by mid-August. Thank you to the Twin Shadow family and those of you who continue to support us.
05-22 Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby 2015 05-23 Paris, France - Le Trianon 05-24 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Oude Zaal 05-26 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich 05-27 Cologne, Germany - Luxor 05-28 Baden, Switzerland - Nordportal 05-30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound 05-31 Berlin, Germany - Berlin Festival 06-05-07 New York, NY - Governor’s Ball 06-12 Mexico City, Mexico - Sala 07-31-08-02 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga 09-15 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater 09-17 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE 09-18 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavillion at Riverbend 09-19 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavillion 09-21 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
A$AP Rocky has revealed the tracklist for his LongLiveA$AP follow-up, At.Long.Last.A$AP. The record is out June 2 via RCA, and it was executive produced by Danger Mouse and the late A$AP Yams. It features contributions from Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, and more. You can check out the tracklist below.
The album includes the previously shared "M'$", which was produced by C-Note and Mike Dean, "Everyday", and "L$D". According to GQ, the album also features actual singing by Rocky, as well as contributions from an unknown British guitarist named Joe Fox, who Rocky randomly met while recording in London. Rocky also told the magazine, before sharing a verse from the record:
I'm claiming ownership of my legacy. Look at it: At.Long.Last.A$AP. A-L-L-A.Like slang for 'Allah.' It's the return of the god MC. I'm named after Rakim, and I'm finally facing what it means: I was born to do this shit. And I hope I get to do it for a very long time.
01 Holy Ghost [ft. Joe Fox] 02 Canal St. [ft. Bones] 03 Fine Whine [ft. M.I.A., Future, and Joe Fox] 04 L$D 05 Excuse Me 06 JD 07 Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 08 Electric Body [ft. Schoolboy Q] 09 Jukebox Joints [ft. Kanye West and Joe Fox] 10 Max B [ft. Joe Fox] 11 Pharsyde [ft. Joe Fox] 12 Wavybone [ft. Juicy J and UGK] 13 Westside Highway [ft. James Fauntleroy] 14 Better Things 15 M’$ [ft. Lil Wayne] 16 Dreams (interlude) 17 Everyday [ft. Rod Stewart and Miguel] 18 Back Home [ft. Mos Def, Acyde & Yams]
Here's the video for "L$D":
Watch A$AP Rocky freestyle in an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Selector":
Celebrating its eighth year in September, Outlook Festival has announced its boat parties for 2015. Hosts will include Swamp 81, Just Jam, Renegade Hardware, High Focus, Channel One Sound, Reggae Roast and Norman Jay’s ...
This year, San Francisco electronic music pioneers Scott, Gavin, and Robbie Hardkiss (a.k.a. Hardkiss) are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hardkiss' seminal album Delusions Of Grandeur. As part of the ...
If you follow this humble website, you've probably already seen it all around the web, but if not, here's what you should not miss this weekend: No Fear Of Pop turned five years in February, and now that the sun is out and the Berlin summer is finally near, we want to celebrate our birthday with you. The magic is happening at Urban Spree in Friedrichshain on Sunday, May 24, starting from 4pm. There's really not much else to say other than that it's surely gonna be a wonderful day and night, so head over here for more info and to RSVP, and find the timetable below. If you're reading this it means we love you, so we'd be more than happy to see you on Sunday.
6pm Small Wonder
11pm Lucrecia Dalt
4pm Jason Grier
6:30pm Holly & Wade // This Thing
8pm Michael Aniser // Noisekölln
10pm Perera Elsewhere
1am Heatsick (inside Urban Spree if too cold)
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.