Our favorite jangly indie pop band from Barcelona, Spain, Mourn, have just rolled out a new song. “Gertrudis, Get Through This!”, which is part of a new 7″ coming this summer from Captured Tracks, has the band still pushing forth the punk-inspired and youth-oriented pop music that we have been hooked on.
Additionally, the band will do another run of U.S. dates to bring forth their awesomeness. Do not miss them.
Sun Jul 12 2015 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
Mon Jul 13 2015 Washington, DC DC9
Wed Jul 15 2015 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
Thu Jul 16 2015 Toronto, ON The Garrison
Fri Jul 17 2015 Detroit, MI UFO Factory
Sun Jul 19 2015 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon Jul 20 2015 Covington, KY Madison Live
Tue Jul 21 2015 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
Wed Jul 22 2015 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade NYC
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Broken Circles announced the addition of Savannah, GA’s Triathalon to the label’s roster last Fall. The band’s debut full-length, Lo-Tide, is now available.
The band has an brand new video for “Usher Surfing” premiering now.
Triathalon is a four-piece ensemble based out of Savannah, GA. Their sound carries the basis of motown/surf sounds, but with a twist of experimental sketchiness. Their tunes move and groove seamlessly through rapid changes, from delicate breaks to dense swells.
Although the video is more of a lyric video to enjoy the sugary-sweet words, the band has gone and used imagery and video that harkens back to any video that would have been a staple in the 90’s played on 120 Minutes.
If there is ever a band whose music is haunting and heavy in all possible aspects, it’s definitely Ides of Gemini. Their style of doom/gloom/drone/noise/whathaveyou, is of course cemented in metal but goes way beyond the genre. For Record Store Day, the band teamed up with Magic Bullet Records to release a 7″ of new music. One of the tracks, “Strange Fruit”, is now accompanied by a video that is as jarring and strange and enticingly provoking as their music and all previous video and visual outings.
Magic Bullet Records’ Brent Eyestone commented on the video: “When we were putting together the plan for the latest Ides Of Gemini 7″, J. [Bennett] told me they had been working on an arrangement of the old poem/standard “Strange Fruit.” I was intrigued, to say the least. What they turned in just blew anything I could potentially imagine or anticipate out of the water. This is THE greatest cover/arrangement of the poem that I have ever heard turned into song and I am immensely proud of the job they did with this. The band has made a (sadly) poignant music video surrounding the subject matter. Please take the time to listen, watch, and contemplate. Thank you.”
One of our most favorite recent bands that we’ve come across, Doe, recently did their first shows in the U.S. Bear in mind, the band hails from North London and not only do they have a handful of EPs and singles under their belt, which have all been collected as The First Four cassette released by Old Flame Records.
So, Doe stopped in at the Saltlands Studio for BreakThroughRadio TV where they not only performed a few songs, but also answered a few questions and shared more about themselves.
Just watch the video and fall in love with Doe‘s music.
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Broken Circles is thrilled to announce the addition of Black Mountain, NC’s Adjy to the label’s roster. The band’s two song prelude to their forthcoming LP is dubbed Another Flammarion Woodcut and is available now digitally via Bandcamp, Spotify or iTunes. The track “Hyperthemesia” is also available on a Clear Square 7″ lathe. This 7″ is limited to 30 copies and is hand numbered in a chipboard jacket with an insert. You can order that here.
The band will be playing the Broken Circles Nashville show Can’t Be Fixed on May 23rd at The End with Bandit, Nest, Slow & Steady, Ivadell, and Bloom.
“The truth of fiction is that it’s through the use of fiction we tell the truth.” This could best summarize the ethos behind Adjy: A musical endeavor birthed from the toil of composer Christoper Noyes’ mind. With an emphasis on storytelling, Adjy cants deeply sincere hymns commemorating doubt, philosophy, the toil and trauma of attempting connection with others, and literary theory like a love lost, or a medical textbook -all through the autobiographical perspective, and personal myth-arc of Noyes. Like a post-modern romanticism; aware of the fictional nature of the story, but in love with what the story is telling, and thus telling more stories. In 2015 a prelude to Adjy‘s full length was released dubbed Another Flammarion Woodcut, continuing the myth-arc, and inaugurating what ventures await.
Right off their upcoming U.S. label (Tiny Engines) debut I/II, Leeds, UK’s Walleater have premiered the song “Perfect Sin”. The bands new EP II, which the song is off of, will be collected with their 2014 EP I as a complete LP in the Summer.
Some bands spend years searching for their true sound as they strain under the weight of influences, trends or expectations. Other bands just sound naturally comfortable in their own skin. Walleater is one of those bands. Throw whatever tag you want upon the young UK band, Walleater occupies their own space and they do so with a remarkably clear artistic vision. The band has a penchant for melody and suspense, a certain flare for the dramatic build and release. However, this never comes at the expense of the song. Nothing is contrived or forced, every note serves a purpose and every piece of the puzzle fits. And that simplicity, that organic quality, that is where Walleater’s sound begins and ends.
With appearances in the video and song by Madball’s Freddy Cricien, H2O’s Toby Morse, and Sick Of It All’s Lou Koller, Agnostic Front‘s new video for the song “Never Walk Alone” is the epitome of classic NYHC anthems.
In 2011, Angela Plake began performing her songs under the moniker, Bandit. In winter 2012, she moved to Nashville, TN and joined forces with old friend, Dan Bishop. Together with drummer, Charles Miller, the new Bandit lineup recorded their first full-length, Of Life, in 2014. Influenced by haunting life concepts and mounds of brilliant authors, the trio shatters the stereotype of shallow garage band tracks. Plake’s challenge for herself and every listener is to acknowledge all of the philosophical curiosities that tend to be ignored and pick them apart in a way that makes them beautiful, all the while still claiming life as a thrilling adventure.
Tiny Engines is excited to welcome Omaha, NE’s See Through Dresses to the label roster. Fresh off recent tour dates with Cursive and Beach Slang the band recorded six new songs that will make up their Tiny Engines debut. The EP will be released in the Fall of 2015.
Principal songwriters Mathew Carroll and Sara Bertuldo, along with drummer Nate Van Fleet and bassist Alex Kirts, have crafted a catalogue of songs indebted to classic post-punk and new wave artists of the 80’s, but their sonic footprint more closely resembles the textural treatments of 90’s dream-pop and shoegaze. The arrangements often build as though to erupt, only to implode. There are moments when Bertuldo and Carroll sound noxious and distant, their voices doused in reverb, their guitars droning and pulsing. When the clouds look dark, See Through Dresses offer flashes of pure pop sunshine to punctuate those moments of isolation and distance.
The band’s 2013 Self-Titled LP is available for streaming below.