Holly Overton with Midnight People Share "Good Lies"

If you’ve ever found yourself in something you never thought could end, and have felt lost when it does, you’ve got a friend in “Good Lies.” The brand new track from Holly Overton with Midnight People is rock n’ roll island pop steeped in warmth and resolution, featuring vocals by Alex Flippinger of Yin Yangs and Junk Boys.

If this track makes you feel like there could be hope and good times are coming, believe it because the album Every New Day comes out May 4th on Burger Records / Time Castle Recordings, which is also the date of the record release show at Sunnyvale!

Pre-order of Every New Day. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released

Slowdive Releases First New Song in 22 Years

You know it's gonna be a good day when this happens.

Featuring Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals) and Simon Scott (drums, electronics), “Star Roving” is part of a bunch of new tracks the reunited members have been working on, so look out for more to come from your favorite shoegazers.

The Bushwick Hotel Premiere New Video for "Bittersweet," + Live Web Series

Brooklyn-based rockers The Bushwick Hotel have been strong collaborators and creatives around NYC the past few years, and they have much material to show for it. We're excited to premiere some cool new projects that they are now ready to share.

First up, their new music video for "Bittersweet," their latest highlighted track off new album Graffiti of a Young Man's Mind:

The following is the backstory, as told by the band:

"When the Bushwick Hotel finished their debut record Graffiti of a Young Man's mind there was no way for them to know the adventures this record wouldtake them on, the relationships it would forge, or in fact how literal some of the track titles would become over time. None fit this description more than Bittersweet.

While working on the record, and supporting their music by selling art on Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, the band befriended photographer, director and artist Cathrine Westergaard. Quickly a fruitful and thriving creative relationship was forged between Westergaard, the band and editor Dale Krupla.

The fruits of this relationship included a 12 page spread in Australian magazine Kurv, a gallery showing at the famed C24 gallery in Chelsea, several events, and a video for the title track off Graffiti of a Young Man's Mind.

"We were very ambitious.  The music video for Graffiti of a Young Man’s Mind was shot in three locations in just one day," explains guitarist Rudy Temiz. The video was debuted at the gallery opening, "the night was a success.  We'd never seen Cathrine happier."

An entirely too short time later Ms. Westergaard, would be diagnosed with and succumbed to cancer.

The Bittersweet video is additional footage from their final photo and video shoot together, which the band and Krupla found after her passing, and used to give a final tribute to a friend and collaborator."

Additionally, The Bushwick Hotel has been working on a new web series called Live By the Sword. Shot by the band and directed by Dale Krupla, the series takes place in their recording studio and on the road, where they invite local and touring bands to play live sessions and do some interviews. 

And check out the Live By the Sword series, featuring performances and interviews from Bushwick, to Nashville, to Austin, and back:

Live By The Sword: Dan Mariska & The Boys Choir

Live By The Sword: The Burning of Rome

Live By The Sword: Bugs in the Dark

Live By The Sword: Telegraph

Live By The Sword: The Tye Trybe

Catch all this live on Saturday, November 19th at Our Wicked Lady, with performances by Raccoon Fighter & The Bushwick Hotel, featuring new material from the band's forthcoming EP, Hard Times, performed with a full horn section. Dress Classy and act trashy at this FREE black tie event - RSVP here

Cholo Goth is Real, and Genre Pioneers Prayers Represent with "Black Leather"

Watch their video, featuring Kat Von D

"Approach me with caution, cause I'm losing control" frontman Leafar Seyer warns in the first single off the San Diego industrial duo's forthcoming Baptism Of Thieves EP.  

He walks through the cemetery and haunts Kat Von D, all the while possessing an air of an artist so confident in their individuality and expression that's even sharper than the black and white visuals. That's gangsta.

Prayers' next live performances will be at Coachella, April 17 & 24 on the Mojave stage, and promise more music on the way. Stayed tuned at their website, completely owning their genre with www.chologoth.com.

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Raw Rockers Summer Cannibals Release Their First Single on Kill Rock Stars

"Go Home" is the first taste off Portland punkers Summer Cannibals' third LP Full of It, coming out May 27 on Kill Rock Stars. It goes down rough the way I like it.

Check them out on tour with The Thermals:

Tour Dates (w/ The Thermals):
4/16: Spokane, WA @ The Barlett
4/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
4/20: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/21: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
4/22: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/24: New York, NY @ Bowery
4/25: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
4/26: Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
4/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/30: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/1: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
5/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
5/4: Paducah, KY @ Maiden Alley Cinema
5/5: St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
5/6: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
5/7: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
5/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

New Video: MS MR - "Criminals"

MS MR has come a looooong way since I first saw them at Glasslands (RIP) years ago, but despite their rocket ride to mass attention and super shiny pop evolution, Lizzy's voice is still amazing, and Max Hershenow still makes dope beats. This duo is an example of how popularity sometimes comes to the ones who deserve it, and they don't always completely sell out. What's even more refreshing, is that they're completely aware of this:

Lizzy and Max say: "This video is a reflection on the internal conflict we’ve been facing over the past few months as our indie selves and their pop counterparts fight for creative control of MS MR. We find ourselves in an odd place as a band, having made the personal choice to explore where we might fit in in the shiny and seductive pop realm (especially given our ambitious goals), while truthfully still being two art kids locked away in our DIY studio, thriving off our own musical naiveté and thirst to push artistic boundaries. Are we on the right path? Have we come too far? Do we want a way out?"

They just wrapped their How Does It Feel headline tour in the U.S., but look out Europe:

11/6 – Brighton, UK – The Arch
11/7 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/8 – Glasgow, UK – Art School
11/10 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/12 – Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
11/13 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo
11/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg (Old Room)
11/16 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra
11/17 – Munich, Germany – Technikum
11/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
11/19 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria-Theater
11/21 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
11/22 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
11/23 – Prague, Czech Republic – Overtone Festival at Roxy

 

 

Single Premiere: Sunset Diver - "Tag Along"

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Brooklyn-based Sunset Diver crafts lo-fi beachy pop tunes that transport your mind away from this urban jungle island of NYC to a more tropical island paradise.

His new track "Tag Along" is minimal yet captivating, sounding like a somber sunset over the ocean, with the waves rolling in and out in the background. Lyrically sparse, he sings to someone who's not there; someone who went out and never came home. "I left on a light / It was still on in the morning." As the tide comes and goes, the breeze also sighs through guitar loops. It's a song that sounds like it could easily be an early collaboration between Atlas Sound and Jens Lekman, exploring late night reveries on a 4-track.

Sunset Diver is Devin Johnson on guitar, synth, vox, samples, & loops, along with friend Ben Hozie (Bodega Bay) on bass. Together they recorded a forthcoming album that grew out of a live set Devin performed solo on two samplers. 

In the meantime, more of Sunset Diver's ambient beach beats can be heard on his Bandcamp, but in case you get lost in the sounds, you may want to tell whoever's at home not to wait up.

New CocoRosie Album + Europe & US Tour Dates Announced!

The talented sisters of CocoRosie have announced their sixth studio album, due out this fall.

To announce the news, they've unveiled this behind the scenes video (by Fernando Portabales) they filmed during the recording process, featuring pieces of new songs "Hairnet Paradise" and "Big and Black":

Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady had this to say about the still untitled new album:

"This will be our sixth record! Like many of our past records, we wrote and gathered much of the material at our farm studio in the south of France with minimal equipment, vintage toys and antique instruments. Going back to a '4-track' style approach, we limited ourselves to essential, acoustic accompaniment, played by us, and select percussion, toys from our old suit cases dating back to the "La Maison" days. Unlike our more psychedelic/electronic explorations of the last two records, our latest songs have a dusty southern feel with old-timey poetry. We ended up in Argentina where we finished the recordings and mixed the record with engineer Nicolas Kalwill with whom we've worked on two previous records. The spirit of Buenos Aires added to our already teen-romance-nostalgic-mood where we spontaneously shot a music video casting over 30 local girls."
CocoRosie tour dates:
Tue 6/30 - Rome, Italy @ Vila Ada HERE
Thu 7/2 - Milan, Italy @ Carroponte HERE
Sat 7/4 - Paris, France @ Au Foin de la Rue Festival HERE
Mon 7/6 - Porto, Portugal @ Casa Da Musica HERE
Tue 7/7 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Tivoli HERE
Fri 7/10 - Barcelona, Spain @ Cruilla Festival HERE
Sat 7/11 - Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival HERE
Mon 7/13 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Gesher Theater (sold out)
Tue 7/14 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Barby HERE
Thu 7/16 - Paris, France @ Cabaret Sauvage HERE
Fri 7/17 - Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival HERE
Sat 7/18 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord / Tolhuistuin HERE
Tue 9/22 - Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern HERE
Wed 9/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater HERE
Fri 9/25 - New York, CA @ Webster Hall

more tour dates to come

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Is In My Head Again With "Spat Out Spit" + Official Lyric VIdeo

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Once again, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper gives a voice to those confused thoughts that become poetic revelation with new song "Spat Out Spit." No additional words are needed, as the song speaks clearly for itself:

"Spat Out Spit" is the new tune the singer and songwriter has shared off forthcoming full length, After, which is out March 3 on Mom + Pop. And wait there's more...she is embarking on a Spring headlining tour! I've only met her one time, but I feel really proud of this little lady with a big voice. Dates Below!

LADY LAMB TOUR DATES:
(Get Yer Tix Herr)
Tue. Mar. 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
Sat. Mar. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *#
Fri. Mar. 13 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *# 
Fri. April 3 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre 
Sat. April 4 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse 
Mon. April 6 - Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen 
Wed. April 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe 
Thu. April 9 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Fri. April 10 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Sat. April 11 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Mon. April 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl 
Wed. April 15 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa 
Fri. April 17 - Austin, TX @ Lamberts 
Sat. April 18 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall 
Tue. April 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room 
Wed. April 22 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 
Thu. April 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo 
Sat. April 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop 
Mon. April 27 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios 
Tue. April 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl 
Wed. April 29 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza 
Thu. April 30 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux 
Fri. May 1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 
Sat. May 2 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 
Mon. May 4 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown 
Tue. May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry 
Wed. May 6 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas 
Fri. May 8 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch 
Sat. May 9 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison 
Mon. May 11 - Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange 
Tue. May 12 - Hamden, CT @ The Space 
Wed. May 13 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room 
 
* = Cuddle Magic
# = Henry Jamison 

BC Camplight's New Album, How To Die In The North, Streaming Now, Out Tuesday January 20

Float away with this latest release from Philadelphia-based BC Camplight. How To Die In The North is full of groovy retro melodies, infused with hazy psych reminiscent of early Caribou compositions. 

BC Camplight is the musical moniker of Brian Christinzio, originally from New Jersey, but relocated to Philly after falling in with The War on Drugs and Sharon Van Etten. His smooth vocals caress your ears and puzzle your brain with lyrics like "Just because I love you / doesn't mean I love you." I don't know, but I think it does. 

Stream the whole record now, get a legit copy on Tuesday when it comes out on Bella Union.

Sia's new video for "Elastic Heart," featuring 12 year old dancer Maddie Ziegler and Shia LaBeouf

Apparently a lot of people were freaked out by this video of a preteen girl and grown man dancing in such an emotionally charged manner. To me this choreography doesn't come across as creepy or sexual. It's intense and animalistic, but it feels more like pure expression of two frightened caged animals bonding instead of fighting. Maddie expresses herself like a little wild wolf cub, and it's really cool she has this outlet - not to mention she's a super talented dancer.

Iceage Premiere New Video, Announce New Album + Tour Dates

Copenhagen's Iceage is sounding more alluring than ever with their new single new single "Forever," off their forthcoming third album Plowing Into The Field of Love. Watch the video for this track and prepare to be drawn in as frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt growls out some beautiful imagery of diving deep into the psyche and repeats, "I'd lose myself forever."

Plowing Into The Field of Love will be out October 7 on Matador. Iceage is also on tour through Australia, North America, and Europe beginning later this month - dates below. 

ICEAGE TOUR DATES:

Wed. Sep. 17 - Syndey, AU @ Good God Small Club

Thu. Sep. 18 - Melbourne, AU @ Hugs & Kisses

Fri. Sep. 19 - Fortitude Valley, Queensland, AU @ The Brightside

Fri. Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Helm

Sat. Oct. 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Helm

Sun. Oct. 12 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Helm

Wed. Oct. 15 - Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel Arts Collective w/ Helm

Thu. Oct. 16 - Boston, Ma @ The Great Scott w/ Helm and Rakta

Fri. Oct. 17 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola w/ Merchandise, Lower, Father Murphy

Sat. Oct. 18 - Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey w/ Father Murphy

Sun. Oct. 19 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe w/ Father Murphy

Tue. Oct. 21 - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House w/ Helm, Father Murphy

Wed. Oct. 22 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Helm, Father Murphy

Thu. Oct. 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Helm

Fri. Oct. 24 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ Helm

Sat. Oct. 25 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall w/ Helm

Sun. Oct. 26 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Helm

Mon. Oct. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Helm

Wed. Oct. 29 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project w/ Helm

Fri. Oct. 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Helm

Sat. Nov. 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Helm + Rakta

Sun. Nov. 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Helm

Mon. Nov. 3 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Helm

Tue. Nov. 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West w/ Helm

Wed. Nov. 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister w/ Helm

Sat. Nov. 8 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fri. Nov. 21 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival

Sat. Nov. 22 - Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich

Sun. Nov. 23 - Trier, DE @ Exhaus

Mon. Nov. 24 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine

Tue. Nov. 25 - Esslingen, DE @ Komma

Wed. Nov. 26 - Vienna, AT @ Arena

Thu. Nov. 27 - Munich, DE @ Strom

Fri. Nov. 28 - Zurich, CH @ Kinski

Sat. Nov. 29 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique

Sun. Nov. 30 - Antwerpen, BE @ Het Bos

Mon. Dec. 1 - Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino

Tue. Dec. 2 - London, UK @ 100 Club

Elephant Stone's New Release "Knock You From Yr Mountain"

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There is some psych pop magic going on here with this track, a brand new release from Montreal-based Elephant Stone. Formed by bassist/sitarist Rishi Dhir, this band makes some deep grooves and wild solos that will take you on a journey. As far as the message, here's what Rishi had to say about the track:

The song pretty much says what needs to be said. I look at the present state of the world; and it breaks my heart. I don’t understand how the leaders of the world see corruption, murder, war, and deceit as a way to lead their people. They do not represent us, they seek to control us. We need a change. Will all the craziness happening in the world right, we felt it was an appropriate time to release "Knock You From Yr Mountain". I always hold onto the hope that one day mankind will realize that two wrongs do not make a right.

- Peace and love 

- Rishi

Their new album, Three Poisons will be out August 26 on Hidden Pony.