OAKLAND PSYCH-TINGED POST-PUNK TRIO MALL WALK PREMIERE SELF-TITLED EP
Drummer Nicholas Clark and bassist Daniel Brown represent the muscle behind the EP, whereas Miller takes a deliberately restrained, tactical approach to guitar playing. On “Teen Missing,” the cyclical exchange between bass and drums promises something surfy and rollicking, only for the song to conclude with two minutes of anarchic guitar that subverts expectations considerably. With “Treadmill,” the band constructs a huge, immersive space with as little as possible, while Miller describes life as a boring slog through semi-comical disappointments.
THE GHOST OF BROOKLYN FREE HALLOWEEN SHOW
The world is full of living musicians, but what it really craves are dead ones. With one foot still in the grave, The Ghost of Brooklyn is a real ghost from Green-Wood Cemetery. Not the scary nighttime variety, but a friendly musical ghost that meditates, plays guitar and prowls the city streets in search of good vegan food. At night, instead of boozing, whoring and scaring the shit out of people he heads back to the graveyard to watch Youtube. Born in 1881 (or about that time), The Ghost of Brooklyn is an animated corpse raised for musical purposes. Cursed with authenticity and tremendous songwriting talent, his raw punchy sound will haunt you.
The Ghost of Brooklyn
HALLOWEEN (Friday, October 31, 2014)
FREE SHOW – 8pm
94 Ave A (Corner of East 6th)
New York, NY – 10009
INCITE TOUR WITH 36 CRAZYFISTS, SKINLAB & ALL HAIL THE YETI
Richie Cavalera’s musical middle finger to society, INCITE, are set to take the states by storm this fall on their newly announced tour with 36 Crazyfists, Skinlab, and All Hail the Yeti, kicking off on October 31st in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The tour hits 20 western and central U.S. cities before wrapping up in Chico, CA on November 23rd. See below for a full listing of dates.
“So fired up to be doing a US tour with such killer bands,” states Richie Cavalera. “It’s going to be a rager every night. We want to see all of you in the pit! The tour kicks-off Halloween night and hits all the killer spots throughout the west coast and midwest. We’re ready to make some new fans and friends.”
EX HEX VIDEO “WATEFALL”
The new video for Ex Hex’s “Waterfall” was directed by NYC underground cartoonist M. Wartella, who has been called the “Roger Corman of cartoons” and is the creative mind behind recent animated videos for King Tuff, Black Bananas, and Sweden’s Teddybears. Wartella explains his B-movie approach: “It’s basically Rock & Roll Space Vixens invade Washington, DC. I wanted to give the awesome ladies of Ex Hex the Ed Wood treatment and create something like a Russ Meyer or Corman film: Fast, Cheap & Out of Control.”
MICHAEL SACKLER-BERNER’S NEW TRACK “MIDNIGHT CRISIS”
Fans of acoustic pop across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of nascent singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner’s new track “Midnight Crisis” on Acoustic Nation. The western-tinged song is the b-side of the first release in a series of digital 45s (with both a- and b-sides), which will culminate in Michael Sackler-Berner’s double EP release due out February 11th, 2015.
RÖYKSOPP ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE “SORDID AFFAIR” AVAILABLE NOW
Röyksopp announce their first single “Sordid Affair” featuring Man Without Country available now on Cherrytree Records/Interscope. “Sordid Affair” is taken from their fifth and final album The Inevitable End out November 24th.
ZOLA BLOOD STREAM DEBUT EP
Zola Blood, the latest act to emerge from the much-loved and revered Pond Life Songs, announced their arrival this July with the release of the hugely ambitious tracks Grace and Meridian. The latter premièred on The Fader and positioned them as The Hype Machine’s # 1 most blogged about artist in late August.
I:SCINTILLA SUPPORT UN WOMEN PROGRAMS THRU MUSIC
Every woman has been negatively impacted by gender inequality. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that all men have also been deeply effected by these same injustices. In many cases, gender discrimination has stolen the voices, gifts, rights, safety and in some instances, the lives of women all over the world. It has stunted the growth of mankind; shattered spirits; and taken from us great scholars, artists, mothers, writers, humanitarians, and leaders that would have made a true difference in the lives of all people. If you are a believer in basic human rights, then you also believe in fighting for gender equality. You are a feminist.
ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE + VIDEO
Atlantic Records has announced a joint venture with Little Mixtapes Records and its founder, Janine and The Mixtape, managed by Andy Murnane/Frequency Media Group. “DARK MIND,” the New Zealand-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer’s acclaimed debut EP, will be re-released at all US-based DSP’s on November 4th.
LI XI SHARES NEW SINGLE “PLUTO” VIA IMPOSE
Combining fuzzy, oxidized psychedelic decimation with space-aged, future-retro motorik pop, San Francisco’s Li Xi resides in a sonic world of their own. Led by Maryann Tran and James Vernon, the band is on their second year and about to release their debut full-length record Meet Me Somewhere.
ALISON MOYET LIVE ALBUM
Reaching #5 in the UK album chart, Alison Moyet’s recent longplayer the minutes was hugely well received, being called “her best in decades” by Q, “amazing” by The Quietus and “a musical resurrection” by The Huffington Post.
The accompanying tour was equally lauded, with The Times dubbing it “triumphant” and the Evening Standard stating “she’s never been better”.
RUN THE JEWELS SHARE NEW TRACK FEATURING ZACK DE LA ROCHA
Run The Jewels have launched an iTunes preorder for their massively anticipated sophomore album RTJ2, which comes bearing an immediate download of previously unheard album track “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” that features a guest verse by former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha. The song is currently streaming at Buzzfeed via the link above. The iTunes version of the album also includes the bonus track “Blockbuster Night Part 2” which features guest spots from Despot and Wiki (of Ratking), and will remain exclusive to that format.
NYC TRIO NEW MYTHS SHARE POLISHED DEBUT “GIVE ME NOISE”
New Myths is a NYC based trio made up of Rosie Slater (drums and vocals), Marina Ross (bass and vocals) and Brit Boras (guitar and lead vocals), also a member of Brooklyn based band Future Punx. After being brought together through a string of personal connections- Ross and Slater played together in a band throughout high school, Slater and Boras went to the same jazz conservatory for college, and Boras and Ross were childhood neighbors, the band was formed in 2012. Inspired by the different music they all loved, everything from Blondie to the Cure to Heart to Kate Bush and Joy Division, the music of New Myths is a combination of electronic elements with a new wave sensibility.
TJR VIDEO “ASS HYPNOTIZED”
A man walks down the streets of LA, oblivious to the true nature of the world around him, until a fateful encounter with a special pair of sunglasses lets him see the truth, and he instantly becomes ‘Ass Hypnotized!’
SKEYES “EMPTY MIRRORS”
Pennsylvania progressive metalcore outfit Skeyes has announced that they have signed with Imminence Records. Guitarist Jesse Cease commented on the signing by stating, “We are really excited to officially be a part of the Imminence family and to have our debut EP, entitled Empty Mirrors, released under their label in 2015. This is the beginning of a significant chapter in our lives, and we can’t wait to share it with each and every person who connects with it, or simply wants to listen to it. No matter the reception we receive, this experience is a learning process for us at best, and anything else that comes with it is going to be considered gratifying and beneficial for our future as a band–and as individuals.”
LUNATIC SOUL POST NEW ALBUM
Lunatic Soul fans have a chance to hear and stream its brand new album “Walking On A Flashlight Beam” in full before the music is released in North America on the 28th of October through Kscope (Ian Anderson, Anathema, Engineers, Steven Wilson).
CARIAD HARMON NEW VIDEO
Cariad Harmon ushers in a new video for the charmingly sweet single “Like You”, from her self-titled album out November 11. In a collaboration with director Austin Pulliam and The Wild Honey Pie, the video displays a time-lapsed animation from artist Daniel Fishel who takes Harmon’s playful lyrics and brings them to life in a painted story.
HIGHASAKITE VIDEO + US DATES
In anticipation of Highasakite’s return to the US next month, the band has released their official music video for “Darth Vader,” the latest single from their US debut full-length album Silent Treatment. Check out the band’s confirmed tour dates below!
Highasakite Confirmed US Fall Dates:
November 4 at Rockwood Music Hall, New York City
November 5 at Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, DC
November 6 at Under Ground Arts Club, Philadelphia
November 10 at Club Bardot, LA (School Night show)
JUSTIN SYMBOL ‘V Ω I D H E A D’ ALBUM TEASER
JUSTIN SYMBOL will release V Ω I D H E A D this Tuesday, October 15th, and in anticipation of the release, Revolver Magazine has an exclusive V Ω I D H E A D album teaser posted up today.
THE WAILERS CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR ICONIC ALBUM
The world’s most iconic reggae band The Wailers just announced new U.S. tour dates to celebrate the 30th anniversary and recent top 5 ranking on the Billboard Top 200 charts of the rerelease of their renowned 1984 album LEGEND.
The emblematic reggae group will be performing the album in its entirety throughout their tour.
Having spent the last several decades touring the world and spreading the message of reggae far outside its Jamaican birthplace, The Wailers are now celebrating the 30th anniversary of LEGEND Named by Time Magazine as the “Best Album of the 20th Century” and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, LEGEND is also the best-selling reggae album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.
POST SEASON EP VIA YOUTUBE
Altoona, PA pop-punks Post Season are giving fans a early stream of their of their new ‘Hollowed Out Hearts’ EP on Youtube.
JUKEBOX THE GHOST VIDEO “POSTCARD”
Jukebox the Ghost is back in a big way. We’ve long been partial to their piano-driven melodic pop but brand new single “Postcard” is on another level entirely. Like a heartsick “Video Killed The Radio Star”, it’s a serious shot of ’80s movie dopamine and it goes down a dream. Jukebox rocket man Ben Thornewill is in top form here with a sleeper hit on his hands, channeling the neon showmanship of The Killers on the band’s most anthemic offering to date. Executive produced by Andrew Dawson (who’s worked with everyone from Kanye to Fun), it’s our favorite Jukebox offering to date and the perfect lead single for their forthcoming new self-titled full-length, out October 21st with preorder now available.
NETA’s “SILLY LIFE” SINGLE/VIDEO OUT NOW
Haunting vocals blend with downtempo electronic rhythms on producer/guitarist NETA new single “Silly Life” from his album “Heroes In A Tale” due out in late 2014. The stylish accompanying video from director up-and-coming director Kobie Flashman is loaded with symbolism and irony.
NIM VIND NEW LYRIC VIDEO
Canadian rock n’ roll/horrorpunk favorite NIM VIND will release his brand new record, Saturday Night Séance Songs, tomorrow via front man Nim’s own House of Vind label. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for some special exclusives happening tomorrow!
LISTEN: THE BOTS’ DEBUT ALBUM ‘PINK PALMS’
“The album is a mash of frenetic garage rock and lush indie rock” – Los Angeles Times
WARNER DRIVE “BOYS AND GIRLS” VIDEO
Warner Drive is a Los Angeles based rock band with a blend of punk and metal elements. The group has built a reputation as one of the country’s most relentless touring acts, playing 200-250 shows each year for the past three years running. Known for their incredible energetic performance, Warner Drive has shared the stage with bands such as Jet, Hinder, Fuel, CKY, Saving Abel, Camp Freddy, Danko Jones, The Plain White T’s, Yellow Card, Steel Panther, and more.
FAT P NEW VIDEO “WHATYOUKNOW”
Fat P is a 21 year old Dominican-American rapper based out of Boston, MA. This is the first single to his new upcoming project “Ed, Edd n Eddie”. The follow up EP to his self- released ‘The Death of Fat P’.
CHRONIC CITY VIDEO FEAT SLEEP SLEEP
A “band” is always a corset for creativity and opportunities – thus, two Austrian producers explore new musical territories: each song with different musicians. For the recordings of the debut album “Nom De Guerre”, Chronic City started travelling together with a mobile recording studio. Each track has to find its ideal partner in order to develop the right atmosphere for a song. Either dreamy such as “Ocean Of Luxury ft. Sleep Sleep”, dancey as in “Vertigo” (with Austrian pop veteran Bilgeri) or as tricky as in Sir Tralala’s contribution to “Mountains of Hope”: the direction, in which the song is supposed to develop, often becomes clear only during short meetings.
DIRTY & NASTY GET WILD & GET VIOLENT WITH NEW SINGLE “DOWN BY LAW”
On October 14th, 2014, Houston Press Music Award nominees Dirty & Nasty (Houston, TX) release the first single off of their highly anticipated EP Sons of the Queen “Down By Law.” Recorded by Benjamin Julia of the world famous Converse Rubber Tracks Studios, Down By Law is an aggressive, bombastic, in your face trip down Hip-Hop memory lane.
THE NEW BASEMENT TAPES RELEASE “SPANISH MARY”
The New Basement Tapes – Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) – today released the latest track from their forthcoming album, Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes.
WILCO MARKS 20 YEARS WITH TWO SPECIAL RELEASES OUT NOVEMBER 17
Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary. The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is a 4-CD/4-LP/DIGITAL-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives. The second, What’s Your 20, is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings.
NEW SINGLE BY SCISSORS FOR LEFTY
“Werewolf” succeeds “Bangs & Lashes,” the title track previously released marking Scissors For Lefty’s return after seven years of silence since the 2007 break-thru single “Ghetto Ways” from Underhanded Romance. Scissors For Lefty is still steeped in the playful art-pop, glittery keyboards and disco bass that attracted a massive amount of fans and landed tours with a various aught juggernauts like Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Erasure, Kaiser Chiefs and Juliette & The Licks!