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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 […]
With youth unemployment as high as it's been in 20 years, the Mayor of London, MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip and Telegraph columnist has added a fourth string to his bow and signed up to write a new Shakespeare biography — due 2016 — with a sorely-needed advance of £500,000
Next Tuesday night Django Django will return to New York for a headlining performance at Webster Hall, which will feature an opening set from Seattle electro-rockers Beat Connection, who just signed to Anti- Records. The show comes in support of Django Django’s new album Born Under Saturn (out via Ribbon Music) and should be a […]
You may best know Ben Browning for his work with Cut Copy. When he’s not destroying large rooms with Cut Copy, he records his own music. Earlier this summer Browning released his debut album Turns. He’ll debut his live set up at his New York performance on July 30 which will take place at Le Poisson […]
Tomorrow night Moon King, the Toronto-based duo of Daniel Woodhead and Maddie Wilde, will return to New York for a slot at Bowery Ballroom, opening for Mr. Twin Sister. The group released their debut album Secret Life earlier this year via Last Gang Records We last caught Moon King when they played Baby’s All Right […]
This weekend I’ll be making my first ever journey to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival. I’ve heard nothing but great things from friends who have gone, who have called the festival one of the best out there, and a very relaxing festival experience. That’s not to mention an impressive lineup that includes Roger […]
Earlier last June, Purity Ring returned to New York for a pair of two sold out shows at Terminal 5, in support of new album Another Eternity (out via 4AD), released this past February. The Canadian duo brought along fellow Canadian groups Braids and Born Goldto open both shows. Born Gold, the project of electronic-pop […]
“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 […]
I WANT TO GET TO KNOW YA A new gig at Complex has kept me away from MJF more than I like but Zola Blood has just warranted my return with their latest release “Play Out,” the first follow up to last year’s debut Meridian EP. All steamrolling riffs and asphalt-pounding bass, the Hackney four-piece chronicles a late night […]
I WANTED TO LOVE YOU It’s hard to resist this TOKiMONSTA rework of The Drums’ “There Is Nothing Left.” Exchanging the melancholy of the stripped back original (that The Drums do so well) for dense production and heavy hitting bass, TOKiMONSTA annunciates each note for profound, magnetic effect. In the end, she has seamlessly transformed the original’s pain into […]
photo: Django Django @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Culture Club @ Beacon Theater The original lineup of '80s icons...
Indie rap group Doomtree released All Hands earlier this year, and recently put out the video for its track "Generator." You can watch that below. The group also announced a tour, which hits NYC on September 24 at Brooklyn...
by Andrew Sacher photo by Colin Medley Canada's Andy Shauf is on tour now, having played NYC with The Weather Station earlier this month, and with two more stops here coming up. One starts in about 30 minutes at Central...
photo: Tears for Fears in Austin, 2014 (more by Tim Griffin) Eighties icons Tears for Fears, who are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic Songs from the Big Chair, continue to tour and have added a few shows on...
photo: Today is the Day at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro) US black metal band Abigail Williams and noisecore lifers Today is the Day are teaming up for a tour this September/October. It hits NYC on 9/27 at Bowery...
After some considerable backlash, he apologized and, in a series of tweets, referred to himself as "transphobic." He wrote, "I need help to learn to accept" and said his comments were rooted in insecurity.
Here's the full series of tweets:
Ok well I already got enough backlash so I feel bad now and I apologize to all humans and I see that everyone goes thru struggles - Lil B
When Chief Keef planned a free concert in Chicago where he'd perform via hologram, he reportedly faced opposition from City Hall. The show was subsequently moved to Hammond, Indiana, but was shut down by police after one song. Tonight on Twitter, Keef urged his fans to call City Hall and tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel "to stay the fuck off the people's music." He also said that he'll run to replace Emanuel in office.
Tyler has a history with Collective Shout. In 2013, the group lobbied for his Australian shows to be canceled and his visa taken away. During a show in Sydney in 2013, Tyler went on a tirade against a member of the group, calling her a "fucking bitch," a "fucking whore," and a "fucking cunt." The member reported Tyler to the police.
José González has announced a North American tour in support of this year's albumVestiges & Claws. The trek kicks off in Hollywood, FL September 28 and will run through October, making several appearances at Austin City Limits and a stop at San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Fest along the way. Find a full itinerary below.
08-01 Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Music and Arts 08-16 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival 08-19 Cologne, Germany - Cologne Music Festival 08-20 St. Poelten, Austria - Frequency Festival 08-22 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival 08-23 Hamburg, Germany - MS Dockville Festival 09-06 Brighton, England - Together The People 09-28 Hollywood, FL - ArtsPark Amphitheater 09-29 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre 09-30 Orlando, FL - The Social 10-01 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse 10-02 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans 10-02-04 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival 10-04 Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Café & Bar 10-05 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall 10-06 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge 10-07 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note 10-08 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre 10-09 Oklahoma City, OK - ACM @ UCO Performance Lab 10-09-11 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival 10-12 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre 10-13 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre 10-14 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center - Piper 10-15 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern 10-17 North Fork, CA - Bandit Town 10-17 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival 11-11 Zagreb, Croatia - Lauba
After years of working with traditional instruments in bands and on soundtracks, David Sheenan decided to see what music he could make using only his laptop. In 2013, Sheenan relocated from Ireland to Berlin to study history at university, leaving all his instruments, equipment and synthesizers at home. Without these by his side, he gave himself the challenge of creating a record digitally. Under his producer name of Vogelbat, his abstract electronic style is beat-driven with manipulated vocals and treated samples. His self-titled debut album, expected later this year, features glitchy hip-hop ("OXI", "Spectred Pile"), silky ominous trip-hop ("Barred From Berghain") with moments of sweetness like the string sounds on "Kita-Ku". "Nuuk" is an initial taste of the album and a promising start for Vogelbat. Take a listen below.
Montreal's Hua Li, who've we posted about on this site before, released a new EP, called Za Zhong, at the end of June on fellow Montrealer's Charlie Twitch's (also known as ¡FLIST!) label, Art Not Love. Za Zhong, all with production by Gloze, abounds with charisma with "Double Trouble" starting things off in a chiming, rippling, swarming, and swarthy manner that flows into "Luxury"'s dithering and teasing nature and grind. Hua Li goes from singing to rapping with palpable panache. Singer Zyhkeira makes a very impressive appearance on "How Bad" with a quick, darting vocal turn amidst the song's wafting backdrop and "Faded in the Night" is snappy and jumpy. Four wonderfully lackadaisical tracks here, all with potent grooves.
There’s something boyish yet deeply self-aware about the single and opening track on Pat Keen’s debut album Leaving. Its narrative is one of growing up and giving in to apathy—finding hope and fucking it all away—catching yourself in stubbornness and trying to rise higher—failing. With lyrics like “I took a chance and grew out of my turtle shell/And flew right out of living hell” it's singsongy on a first listen, but it’s the earnestness in Keen’s voice paired with those strange chord progressions that make something sort of affected sincerely affecting. Musicianship is apparent throughout; the track’s closing breakdown hits all those sweet American places. “Morning” is a lullaby for adults, a nursery rhyme on acid.