Florida emo revivalists You Blew It! are now streaming a new track their forthcoming LP, Award of the Year Award, online. The song is titled “Keep Doing What You’re Doing,” and you give it a listen for yourself down below.
The record is due out January 14th, 2014 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats courtesy of Topshelf Records. It will be the follow-up to their 2012 release Grow Up, Dude.
Michigan pop-punk band The Swellers have released a video for the track “Got Social”. The song comes from the band’s latest effort, The Light Under Closed Doors, out now on No Sleep Records.
Indie/pop songstress Allison Weiss has released a brand new video for her track “Wait For Me.” The song appears on Weiss’ full-length record Say What You Mean, which was released earlier this year on No Sleep Records. Check it out below courtesy of mtvU:
The cat’s out of the bag. Your favorite black metal shoegaze band, DEAFHEAVEN, have announce that they will be heading out as support with Between The Buried And Me in an U.S. and Canada tour in February and March of 2014. The tour will also feature Intronaut and The Kindred and will hit some cities that the bands have not been to before in recent years.
02/20 West Springfield, VA Empire
02/21 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
02/22 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/23 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
02/24 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
02/26 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
02/27 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
02/28 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/01 London, ON London Music Hall
03/02 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
03/04 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
03/05 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s
03/06 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/07 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
03/08 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
03/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
03/11 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
03/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
03/14 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Café
03/15 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX Quiktrip Park
03/18 Sauget, IL Pop’s
03/20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz
03/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/23 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Comprised of member of Nothing and More Than Life, SWAN DIVE are a cross-genre band that take the basis of classic shoegaze and add the more loud and dissonant elements of Brit-pop to create something new. And loud.
The band has announced pre-orders for their debut 7″ EP via a co-release between UK’s Fist In The Air Records and Germany’s Day By Day Records. The Fly Toward The Sun EP features four songs that spread SWAN DIVE‘s new take of classic sounds of 90′s alternative music. Listen for yourself below and order from either label. The 7″ EP is available on three different colors each limited.
The band also shot a video for the track “‘Til Your Numb” containing live footage taken during their European tour with Departures. Enjoy.
Philly’s Nothing recently performed at the Red Bull Select music series in New York City at Tammany Hall. At the show, they played a few songs from their upcoming new album Guilty of Everything. One of the new song, “Hymn To The Pillory”, has Nothing taking on a more aggressive sound to their usual newgaze approach. We rather like that.
Social music DJ’ing service Turntable.fm will be shutting down on Dec. 2nd according to the company’s blog. In its place, the company will be turning its focus onto Turntable Live, which it describes as “an interactive way to hold concerts online.” Check out the video below to see how it will work:
Seattle’s Helms Alee are returning with not only a new LP, their third, on Sargent House, but they are paving the way for this massive release with a new track. Sleepwalking Sailors is due out on February 11th, 2014, and here we have a new track to whet our appetites: “Tumescence”. The song finds the band is their heavy and plodding groove mixing a hard-driving sound with an underlying melody and harmonious vocals. And then you get thrown for a loop as it all reaches an apex of heaviness.
Sleepwalking Sailors Tracklist:
1. Pleasure Center
4. 4 Dangling Modifiers
5. Heavy Worm Burden
6. Crystal Gale
7. New West
8. Fetus Carcass
9. Slow Beef V
11. Dodge The Lightning
Soul Coughing‘s Mike Doughty will be releasing his new album, Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe I’ll Come Down St. Louise Is Listening I Miss the Girl Unmarked Helicopters The Idiot Kings So Far I Have Not Found the Science, which is encompassed by 13 tracks of re-imagined songs from his former band. The album is due out November 25th (today!) on Snack Bar / Hornblow Recordings. After the press release, check out the video for a re-take of “Super Bon Bon”.
On 25th November Mike Doughty will release his new album, ‘Circles Super Bon Bon…’; a collection of 13 re-imagined songs originally performed by his former band, Soul Coughing.
The album’s name is a list of the songs included, and is surely a contender for the longest LP title ever. It includes tracks that originally appeared each of Soul Coughing’s three studio albums, as well as ‘Unmarked Helicopters’ – a rarity originally written for the X-Files-themed 1996 compilation album ‘Songs in the Key of X’.
Doughty has famously eschewed the band’s repertoire as he built a solo career in the years after their 2000 split, but decided to re-explore his old songs after writing his memoir, ‘The Book of Drugs’, which was published by Da Capo last year.
“The parts about Soul Coughing in my memoir, ‘The Book of Drugs’, were a big fat ball of darkness. After a long, arduous book tour, reading these parts to audiences, I sat down with an acoustic guitar and picked through them. I found myself wanting to figure out what I meant, who I was, where I was when I wrote the songs. I wanted to separate the songs – not the recordings, but the songs – from the darkness”, explains Mike. “I don’t know that I’ll ever dig the Soul Coughing recordings, but I’ve found my way back to the songs. These new recordings are as I meant them to be, when I wrote them, some are bangers, some are pop songs; in general, they’re bigger, heavier, cleaner, funkier, and more streamlined than the originals.”
“My favourite songs on the album are the ones that, when I wrote them, I envisioned as big club tracks – I’ve finally gotten to make them into what I heard in my head. I spent a lot of time in the ’90s in dance clubs playing house, hip hop, and techno music in New York in the early ’90s, plus big beat and drum n bass raves in London in the mid-’90s. I wrote melodies on the dance floor, singing snippets of lyrics to myself, then went home and wrote them down as the drugs were wearing off”, he adds.
Doughty says of the reinvented versions of the songs on ‘Circles Super Bon Bon…’, “after my memoir, which was full of pain, I picked up an guitar and, by myself, went through the songs I wrote in the ’90s – between the ages of 20 and 29 – to figure out who I was, where I was, and what I was trying to say. There’ll be more of the music I stumbled into, and fell in love with, when I came to New York as an 18-year-old – an explosion of amazing hip-hop and house music. I can use the weirdness I absorbed as a doorman at an avant-garde jazz club, when I was 21, more artfullly. I think the songs can be better than they were. I can make the actual songs more hearable. I think I can make them more like what I intended them to be.”
The album was produced by Good Goose (Menya, Ninjasonik, Mac Lethal, Homeboy Sandman) and features upright bass from Catherine Popper. The duo helped Mike mike bring to live, what he calls “My sonic obsession, when I was 22 and trying to start a band; the huge beats and the omnipresent upright bass on the great hip-hop records of the time.
Due to Mike’s loyal, dedicated fanbase the funds for were raised campaign with PledgeMusic.com. Doughty’s enthusiastic fans helped the project reach its funding goal within 16 hours of launch in early April, and to date more than 3,400 fans have contributed.
Incentives ranging from autographed CDs to, t-shirts, exclusive video content and even to a private are still available, and fans may continue to pledge up until the day before the album’s release date at http://pledgemusic.com/mikedoughty.
How Many Cans?
True Dreams of Wichita
Super Bon Bon
The Idiot Kings
Maybe I’ll Come Down
So Far I Have Not Found the Science
I Miss The Girl
St. Louise Is Listening
Scranton, PA indie pop band Petal have signed on with Run For Cover Records to release a 7″ EP, Scout, soon. The band is centered around Kiley Lots who formed the group last year with the help of friends. Below is the press release from RFC as well as a stream of the Scout EP.
Kiley Lotz formed Petal in 2012 in her hometown of Scranton, PA. Petal currently has a rotating line up that includes members of Tigers Jaw, Three Man Cannon, Halfling, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, and Captain We’re Sinking. In 2013 Petal released their first EP, Scout, which features Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins and was recorded by Matt Schimelfenig. Combining a wide array of influences, Petal falls somewhere between Cat Power and Lemuria while still creating their own distinct sound. Crunchy guitars juxtaposed with clean vocals and earnest lyrics help define Petal as a voice, strong and unwavering, rising out of a chaotic world to assert its place. The repetition of “I was born” in Left A Mark further establishes this idea of presence and purpose, moving away from idle absorption into the masses. With Scout, Petal announced their presence, ready to be heard.
Run For Cover will be launching pre-orders for the Scout 7″ this Friday alongside a new Petal T-Shirt. Keep your eyes peeled on their site.