Minus the Bear will be hitting the road this Fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Menos el Oso, in which the band will play the record from front to back, and surely more. See below for dates and support.
There has been a palpable air of excitement for the return of Queen Kwong to these shores over the past few months. LA’s Queen Kwong, aka Carré Callaway took on London for a free 4 show residency in the capital earlier this year leaving packed audiences mesmerised by the sheer power and savagery of the band’s superb brand of punk rock.
‘Get A Witness’ is the second single from the eagerly awaited debut album that has now been announced for release on 28th August. The album also titled ‘Get A Witness’ will be released on 12” vinyl, CD and download.
Trent Reznor discovered the group’s leader when she was just 17 and Carré has since been turning heads wherever she goes with unforgettable live shows and DIY releases. 2015 has already been an exciting year for Queen Kwong, selling out 4 London shows in a week, slots at The Great Escape, a special Maida Vale session for Radio 1 and the band are currently on tour in the US with infamous space rock band Failure by special invitation.
Queen Kwong have been championed by various DJ’s with Zane Lowe choosing the band as one of his last ever tracks on his Radio 1 farewell show. Daniel P Carter kicked things off for Queen Kwong at the station early on with big support for recent track Cold Daggers, which was championed right across the station’s daily output.
Sultry and sinister in equal measure, Carré is joined on stage by Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, former Marilyn Manson bassist Fred Sablan and Awol Nation drummer Hayden Scott who effortlessly create eerie swathes of raw psychedelic guitar, backed by an absolutely killer rhythm section. This pedigree line up causes intrigue to many a rock fan, but it is Carré’s uncanny gift to combine menace and sure-fire confidence that are leaving audiences wanting more.
Queen Kwong are due to return this August in support of their debut album ‘Get A Witness’ and will be bringing their sleaze, swagger, noise and heart wrenching beauty to both Reading & Leeds Festivals on The Lock Up Stage. This will be the perfect chance to witness the quartet’s visceral, primal sound that is fast becoming their trademark.
We love 90’s music. Grunge, alternative, indie, Brit-pop, shoegaze, etc. And Nirvana. So when one of our favorite newgaze bands, Nothing, covered “Something In The Way” for Robotic Empire’s Whatever Nevermind compilation album, we were ecstatic. Nothing‘s version is just as stripped down as the original but with a more haunting and almost creepy feel.
Now in the Kevin Haus directed video, the melancholy and darkness is amped up with jarring images and some incredibly-shot long takes. And just in case, it’s NSFW.
If you keep up with the varied tastes of the writers on this site, then you surely have heard and fallen in Love with Funeral Advantage. The Boston shoegaze/dreampop band have announced their debut full-length Body Is Dead to be released on 8/25 via The Native Sound. To get fans revved up for the LP, a new song (and video) has been premiered: “Sisters”.
After two years, and multiple EPs and split releases, Funeral Advantage is finally here with a debut full-length album. Titled after the 10-minute long closing track, Body Is Dead serves as an excellent introduction to indie/ dream-pop of Tyler Kershaw, and an even better continuation of his past work. Following on the heels of his most popular release, in the split 7″ with Former Ghosts, Body Is Dead incorporates many of the electronic and indie rock elements of that release, but infuses a deeper semblance of pop. This collection of 10 new songs is without a doubt the catchiest and dreamiest thus far. Body Is Dead will be released on August 25th, both digitally and on limited edition 12″ vinyl.
The Fall Of Troy came out of hiatus a while back and have been playing shows here and there. Surely to gauge interest in their return and also to work on new material. The band has announced a lengthy run of U.S. tour dates in which they will perform Doppelgänger in its entirety and more.
The band posted on their FB:
So we think the overwhelming consensus since our return has been ‘play Doppelgänger’ and ‘new record?!’ So here’s a bit on both.
We are working tirelessly on the new record and will be giving you a sneak peek soon.
‘When is soon?’ Soon is when we tour Doppelgänger in its entirety later this year.
We will be hitting the road this September and November to play 2 sets for you, one being Doppelgänger front to back and the other being comprised of some favorites, rarities, and a new song or two.
If that isn’t exciting enough, we are lucky enough to tour with And So I Watch You From Afar & Slothrust in September and KYLESA & Powwers in November. WHAT?!
Thank you for making this our job!
Tim, Thomas, and Andrew
See the dates below along with supporting bands.
A video from the recent collaboration between Alex Barnett and Faith Coloccia has made it out. The video for “Rose Eye” is as abstract as they get and it’s a fitting visual interpretation of the music contained in Barnett + Coloccia‘s Weld LP. From Noisey: “Recorded live, the duo toil in dark ambient, noise, and techno on the release, using processed vocals, field recordings and tape manipulation to great affect.”
Marriages have announced their first extensive tour in the U.S. this summer in support of their latest album, Salome (Sargent House). Joining them at the Denver stop for the majority of the tour will be Philadelphia’s Creepoid, who are also on the road in support of their soon to be released album, Cemetery Highrise Slum (June 23, Collect Records). Check out all of Marriages‘ tour dates, spanning July 11th through August 12th in the United States, then in the UK for ArcTangent Festival in Bristol and London with Deafheaven in late August, below.
Marriages recently returned from their first ever tour in Europe this past spring, where they received rave reviews from performances at Roadburn Festival as well as the following three weeks as support to Wovenhand. These shows followed the April 7th release of Salome, Marriages‘ timeless 9-song monolith of a debut LP that was hailed as “immediate, but also timeless” by Stereogum. Propulsive, frequently iridescent, the compositions on Salome are confident and evocative, the sound of a band focusing their strengths to great effect. Throwing open the curtains on not only their sound but on their songwriting as well, members Emma Ruth Rundle, Greg Burns, and Andrew Clinco seem perfectly at ease scaling anthemic peaks and heartbreaking valleys, often in a single composition. Salome finds Marriages fully embracing their skill at crafting timeless songs with chillingly epic results.
MARRIAGES – ON TOUR
July 11 San Francisco, CA @ Portero del Sol Park
July 13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
July 14 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
July 15 Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
July 16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
July 17 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake *
July 18 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre *
July 19 Fargo, ND @ Aquarium *
July 20 Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar *
July 21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
July 22 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
July 23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose *
July 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
July 25 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s Lounge
July 26 Hamden, CT @ The Space *
July 27 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
July 28 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
July 29 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
July 30 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
July 31 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
August 1 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
August 5 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
August 6 Austin, TX @ Red 7 *
August 7 Dallas, TX @ The Foundry *
August 8 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective *
August 9 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
August 10 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
August 11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *
August 12 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
August 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos Downstairs *
August 22 Bristol UK @ Arctangent Festival
August 24 London, UK @ Scala ^
* w/ Creepoid
^ w/ Deafheaven
Bristol, England’s Milk Teeth has been blazing a noisy trail since their inception in 2013. And now with their second release in the form of the Sad Sack EP, the band proves even more that they’re not only the kindred spirits to the 90’s grunge movement but with a noisy edge that is fitting for today’s music fan that has grown tired of whatever may be of trend. They recently signed on with Hopeless Records to gain more exposure in the U.S.
The band has been touring non-stop all across Europe with numerous bands, too many to count. Somehow the band still found time to shoot a great live video for the song “No Fun” off the EP. The video was directed and shot by Michael Dickinson and Martyna Wisniewska, and Joshua Halling. The video showcases Milk Teeth‘s frenetic live shows and also the fun the band themselves have throughout.
If you’re fortunate enough to catch the upcoming Appleseed Cast tour and you’re stoked to see Adjy and Annabel opening the bill, you might want to be a little extra early to catch the fourth (possibly lesser known, but no less deserving) band on the bill. That band, you may have noticed, is called Coaster, and they happen to feature Seth Engel of Options and The City On Film (the latter you might recognize as the primarily solo + friends vehicle for Bob Nanna of Braid).
Got your attention? Tight. If any band name-dropped above catches your interest at all, you won’t be disappointed with what Coaster have on offer, either. This is solid, straight-forward self-described “pop / DIY rock and roll” that hits your brain hard in dopamine triggers. Stream “Paralyzed” below now, and if you dig what you hear, keep in mind it’ll be appearing on the band’s EP, Slow Jams, due out June 30 on Community Records (pre-order here).
Tour Dates supporting The Appleseed Cast and Adjy:
06/25 – Wichita, KS @ Marple
06/25 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
06/27 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
06/28 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
07/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
07/02 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
07/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
07/06 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
07/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
07/10 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
07/11 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
07/12 – Victoria, BC @ Logan’s
07/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
07/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
07/16 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
07/17 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb *
07/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *
* with Annabel
Correction: This story initially stated Dads would be included on this tour. However, they have dropped off the bill and Adjy have taken their place. The story has been updated to reflect this change.