On March 6, 2012, Philly’s folk-rock trio Good Old War will release their third full-length Come Back as Rain through Sargent House. Below, we have the single “Calling Me Names” for you to enjoy, which happens to be the first track the band is sharing from the forthcoming LP. Additionally, we have the track list for Come Back as Rain.
Come Back as Rain track list [via] ::
1 - Over and Over
2 - Calling Me Names
3 - Amazing Eyes
4 - Better Weather
5 - Can’t Go Home
6 - Not Quite Happiness
7 - Touch the Clouds (Taste the Ground)
8 - It Hurts Every Time
9 - After the Party
10 - Loud Love
11 - Present for the End of the World
[LIVE] :: AIMES to perform at Glasslands Gallery on December 14th w/Trippple Nippples, Knife City, Bermuda BonnieDecember 9, 2011
Since the debut of his Your Floor Is Now A Tree LP a few months back, AIMES (aka Aman Ellis) has released a number of remixes, bootlegs, and other various edits, which all showcase his throwback space disco vibe. To help spread the word about his music, AIMES will be performing on Wednesday, December 14th at the Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn.
Here is the info:
When :: Wednesday, December 14th at 8:30 PM
Where :: Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Who :: Trippple Nippples, Knife City, Bermuda Bonnie, AIMES
Price :: $10 Advance or $10 at door.
Tickets Available At :: http://ticketf.ly/vRsoTp
NOTE :: This event is 21+; check out the facebook event page here.
On their latest single “The Unknown Faces at Father James Park”, the Phenomenal Handclap Band continue to showcase their blend of psych, soul, and disco.
According to PHB:
“As a teenager, Father James Park was the local park where my friends and I were able to go and not be bothered by our parents or other authority figures. We used to meet there as often as possible to hang out and clear our minds, and since there were no adults around, it also became the place we’d go to expand our minds. The Unknown Faces at Father James Park is about the inherent peer pressure, confusion, and tumultuous times that teenagers have.
For the video, we thought the best way to reflect this subject matter would be to edit together found footage along the lines of the various PSA’s we were subjected to in high school. They were so humorless and terrifying at the time, but looking back, it was a lot of unnecessary warning against what turned out to be healthy experimentation.”
Keep an eye out for the band’s forthcoming LP Form & Control, which is due out February 14 on Tummy Touch.
Hand Drawn Dracula releases free ‘Vicious Circles’ EP Vol. 1. [ft. Black Moth Super Rainbow, Holy Fuck, Shugo Tokumaru]December 7, 2011
For volume one of their Vicious Circles EP, Hand Drawn Dracula has brought together Black Moth Super Rainbow, Holy Fuck, and Shugo Tokumaru‘s interpretations of each other’s work. The result is five “cover” songs that are filled with “a unique blend of krautrock, psychedelic and electro-pop.” [via] Oh, did we mention the release is free? Just follow the link below and make sure to hit “like.”
1. Shugo Tokumaru – Holy Fuck’s “Lovely Allen”
2. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Shugo Tokumaru’s “Hidamari”
3. Holy Fuck – Shugo Tokumaru’s “Hole In Your Parachute”
4. Shugo Tokumaru - Black Moth Super Rainbow’s “Sun Lips”
5. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Holy Fuck’s “The Pulse”
From their forthcoming LP, which should be released at some point in 2012, the Swedish trio Miike Snow has released a new track titled “Devil’s Work”, along with a film accompaniment.
Boulder, CO’s three man electro tag team known as Robotic Pirate Monkey has released its fourth album Colors in Disguise, which being offered as a free download. If you are a fan of Pretty Lights or that style of electro, RPM is a perfect addition to your music library.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross release 6-track sampler from ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Soundtrack + cover of “Immigrant Song” [ft. Karen O.]December 2, 2011
On Decmeber 9th, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will release their 37-track soundtrack for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, which is in theaters December 21st. From the 3 hour soundtrack, Reznor and Ross are currently offering a 6-track sampler, which clocks in around 35 minutes, and features the tracks “Hidden In Snow”, “People Lie All The Time”, “What If We Could?”, “Oraculum”, “Please Take Your Hand Away”, and “Under The Midnight Sun.” To recieve the sampler, just enter your e-mail below.
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have recently joined forces under the name DARKSIDE to release a self-titled EP through Jaar’s label Clown and Sunset. After seeing the EP pop up on Gorilla vs. Bear, and discussing the EP and how it should be pressed on vinyl with the folks over at I Guess I’m Floating, I can say that this is one of the “must listen” EPs of 2011.
It is very rare that I listen to EP on repeat over and over again for a day or two, but the DARKSIDE EP is definitely an exception. Overall, the EP has an airy feel, which gives Jaar and Harrington some room to breath with their creation. The guitars are delicate, the vocals are haunting, and the bass rhythms create an instant groove that you cannot get out of until three tracks come to their end.
Take a listen to the EP below, and make sure to grab a copy for $5 over at Clown and Sunset. Hopefully the EP gets a release on vinyl as my record player needs to experience this music just as much as you do. Enjoy!
During this year’s CMJ in NYC, Portugal. The Man stopped by The Ace Hotel for a semi-acoustic performance of a handful of tracks. In the interview portion, Zach Carothers and Ryan Neighbors discussed where the name for their latest LP In The Mountain, In The Cloud came from, how their acoustic performances are different from their electric performances, along with some other questions pertaining to the band’s move from Alaska to Portland, and when they knew they “made it.”
So American (from In The Mountain, In The Cloud)
And I (from Censored Colors)
All Your Light (from In The Mountain, In The Cloud)
Continue after the jump to watch the live performance and interviews. Thanks to Baeble Music for hosting the video!
If you have attended a music festival in the United States over the last year or two, odds are you have experienced Pretty Lights or heard about his music and live show. His unique soulful electronic music has spread like wildfire through the blogosphere and has resulted in a massive U.S. fanbase, which is evidenced by the large number of sold out tour dates.
Today, Pretty Lights has teamed up with the technology behemoth BitTorrent to release a media bundle that contains PL’s Glowing In The Darkest Night EP, Making Up A Changing Mind EP, Spilling Over Every Side EP, along with a video of his Bonnaroo performance, and a bonus single “I Know The Truth.” Even though Pretty Lights has been giving away his music free of charge for years through his website, the project with BitTorrent will allow him to share his creativity with ”over 100 million music enthusiasts in 165 countries.” [via]
“I began offering my music as a free download with the release of my first album because I’ve always supported the sharing of digital media, including my own creations.” said Smith from his current Australian tour. “I’ve experienced the benefits firsthand of letting anyone and everyone download my music at no charge, which is, primarily, a momentous growth in the attendance of my live shows. I believe that the recipe for my success has been three fold. One, producing fresh and original soulful music. Two, continuing to always invest back in the production of my live show/experience. And three, pushing the envelope in the way that I distribute my music online to new listeners. The third is why I’m so excited to be partnering with BitTorrent.” [via]
DOWNLOAD :: Pretty Lights’ BitTorrent Media Bundle
Singer/songwriter McKenzie Eddy has released a new video for her single “Bees,” which will be featured on her forthcoming release Slow Your Horse Down. Enjoy McKenzie’s poetic singing style over the mellow guitar line from her BluRoc labelmate Sean O’Connell.
Keep up to date with McKenzie Eddy over on her website!
Manu Chao‘s “Clandestino” is such a gorgeous track. That being said, here is some background info of the performance:
“While in Arizona, Manu Chao visited the perimeter fence of the notorious jail facility known as ‘Tent City’, which was conceived by Sheriff Arpaio, and where inmates are forced to suffer degrading treatment and to endure the extreme temperature range of the desert by living outside in tents.
Manu Chao, along with bandmate Madjid Fahem, serenaded the walls of the jail with a heartfelt rendition of his song ‘Clandestino’. This version was captured on film by filmmaker Alex Rivera, whose work strives to draw attention to the Latin-American community in the US.” [via]
For more information on the performance, head here.
After running a successful kickstarter project that raised around $11,000, Little Tybee have released their video for “Boxcar Fair.” Featuring a puppet who stumbles upon a magical fair in the desert, “Boxcar Fair” is an impressive showing of artistry. What is most impressive is the fact that the video was shot in one take with no edits!
According to Paper Garden Records, Little Tybee will have a new LP that is set to be released some time in March 2012!
As The Polyphonic Spree celebrates its 11th year in existence, they have released the single “It’s Christmas,” which was recorded in 2003 around the same time as Together We’re Heavy. The track somehow got lost in the shuffle but was recently found and mastered. Additionally, the band has another brand new track “Bullseye,” which is “the first single released from a collection of songs from the forthcoming label, Good Records Recordings.”