Brooklyn post rock band Good Looking Friends stream debut LP, ‘Settle In, Decay’, via The Alternative
Brooklyn-based post rock band, Good Looking Friends, share the first listen of their upcoming release of their debut album, Settle In, Decay, today on The Alternative. “Decay sounds like its actively avoiding all of the recent emo trends, simply using the idiom’s confessional lyricism and drab moods as a springboard to leap toward other sounds,” says The Alternative, while explaining Good Looking Friends’ “multifaceted, emo-by-way-of-everything-that’s-not-emo sound.”
Gang of Four will release a new EP, “Complicit” on April 20, 2018, their first new material in three years. The EP bookends a period since 2015’s critically acclaimed album What Happens Next, during which Gang of Four has been championed by artists as diverse as St Vincent, James Murphy, Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean, the latter of which sampled the band on Blonde. With a new Gang of Four studio album due in Summer 2018, the band are trailing news of the EP with the first new track to emerge from the release, “Lucky” (stream here).
Today Philadelphia based Cold Fronts share “Aftermath” and announce their tour in support of Hockey Dad. “Aftermath” is the fourth track off their sophomore album Fantasy Du Jour out 4/20 via Sire Records.
LOWELL’s new single “War Face” + album out 4/6!
A ten-track collection of deeply personal songs that reflect on the power and influence of youth, Lone Wolf is the crystallization of teenage perspective, harnessing the irrepressible energy of it. The album features the vibrant production of Zale Epstein (Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar), Davey Badiuk (Tegan and Sara, Dragonette), and Gus Van Go (The Stills, Wintersleep), ranging from alt-pop ballads to ferocious dancefloor rally-cries.
The debut album from MIEN (pronounced “Mean”) will be released on Friday April 6th, 2018. MIEN is comprised of The Black Angel’s Alex Maas, The Horror’s Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham. Today the band shares the third single from the album, “(I’m Tired of) Western Shouting.”
Teddi Cain ( INTRO ) “Tic Toc” New Video
Streets hottest new R&B artist “Teddie Cain” taking the industry by storm. Teddie Cain singer, writer, and producer presents hit single Intro (Tic Toc). The Chicago native Teddie Cain, sparked a love for music at a very young age. Influenced by a combination of artists such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, DeBarge, Jodeci, & Master P, it created the captivating & unique style we love from Cain today. Several events throughout his life have launched the passion he has for composing his own music. Through his lyrical genius, his audience can tap into his story and feel all the rhythmic genres that have shaped his unique sound.
THE DIVISION MEN “Niños Del Sol”
“Niños Del Sol” is the 3rd album featuring guest musicians Rafael Gayol (Leonard Cohen), Jake Garcia (The Black Angels), Steven Hufsteter (Tito and Tarantula, Del Shannon), Jay Reynolds (Asleep at the Wheel) and Javier Escovedo (The Zeros). The music is dark, ethereal and haunting.
The song premiered on PopMatters who said, “The Minneapolis artist’s latest single meshes indie rock and Americana tendencies into a swirling, atmospheric blend of sound to behold.”
New York’s Cape Francis have just shared their gorgeous debut video for their single “Iditarod” which you can stream now via Vevo!
Filmed in Alaska, the video is a beautiful depiction of the beautiful terrain and the art of Alaskan dog racing.
The Cuckoos Release Video for “Heartbreak Paradise”
Featuring pink-hued performance footage over tropical snippets from the band’s time at Carnaval de Bahidora in Las Estacas, MX, the video represents the ‘heartbreak paradise’ vocalist/keyboardist Kenneth Frost describes in the song. “It’s about a place for all the people that have fallen in and out of love,” Frost explains. “It’s a place that serves as a temporary fix for those longing for love but who are unable to move on from what they’ve lost.”
Espanola – ‘Outside Saskatoon’
“Back in 2013, I spent two weeks writing at The Dunk in Prince Edward Island. The place was run by this fellow named Hal Mills – a great friend to artists, a real music lover and an encourager of cool things. He must have been over 70, and had built this bandstand on the property where he threw these big shows that people would come from all around to see. I got a lot of songs written down there. The following year, I recorded some of those songs way out on the plain in Saskatchewan, on a grid road near the town of Delisle. I loved everything about Sinewave Studios – from Chad Mason who ran the place, to the tape machine he was using, to the sheer isolation. You’d walk out the front door and, aside from Chad’s house, there really wasn’t much to see 360° around except for snowy prairies, some wooden fence, and the odd silo. Perfect solitude.” Espanola
Southpaw is a three-piece alternative/pop-punk band, residing just 30 minutes outside of the bustling Grand Rapids city center, in the hard-working suburb of Muskegon, MI.
The band’s latest LP ‘White Lighter Myth’ is out now on LA-based Anchor Eighty Four Records.
‘White Lighter Myth’ was engineered by Brandon’s (vocals/guitar) own brother Aaron Eikenberry, mixed by Scott Goodrich (TSSF, Culture Abuse, Slowtrip), and mastered by Mike Kalajian (Saosin, Moose Blood, The Plot In You), with artwork by Sam Dunn (Trash Boat, AFI, Mastadon).
BeachwoodCoyotes – ‘Discipline’
Entitled ‘Discipline’ the track focuses on self reflection, the reality of getting older and learning to grow with age. Featuring ethereal backing vocals, throbbing bass lines and shimmering synthesizers, the song is a clear indication of the band’s evolving sound.
Beachwood Coyotes have garnered both critical and commercial acclaim with features on high-profile media outlets such as Wonderland Magazine and Huffington Post, as well as multiple music placements on MTV.
Hukutus “Oksitosiini” to be released on April 27, first track revealed!
Finnish metal band HUKUTUS set April 27 as an international relase date for “Oksitosiini”, to be released by My Fate Music! First track available for worldwide premiere now! The opener “Ave Mariana”:
SEAN CHRISTOPHER ‘CHEROKEE’
‘Cherokee’ is the haunting new single from Bristol-based musician Sean Christopher, available April 5th on Dumont Dumont (Ry X, Charlie Cunningham, Josin). The track is taken from Sean’s debut album ‘Yonder’, which will be released on May 11th and includes the acclaimed singles ‘A Thousand Hues’, ‘Carry On’ and ‘Paper Plane Pilot’, which was chosen by Lauren Laverne for BBC 6Music Recommends. Entirely written and recorded by Sean, ‘Yonder’ is a stunningly beautiful debut, with each track linked by his use of flamenco guitar.
PictureHouse have today announced the release of their brand new single “Riptide”. Written by frontman Dave Browne with Swedish songwriter and producer Adam Kviman, Riptide is the first new material the band have released since 2013’s Evolution album.
The record is also the first recording featuring the 4 original members of Dave Browne, Johnny Boyle, Aongus Ralston and Geoff Woods since Karmarama in 1998.
Team Picture | Share new single
Following hot on the tails of ‘(I Have A) Little Secret’ and ‘(I Want Your) Life Hack’, ‘Strange Year’ is the third single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming mini-album, ’Recital’ which is due out on June 1 via Big Dumb Music. In-line with sharing the news of ‘Strange Year’, the band are announcing the limited edition vinyl release of the Matt Peel-produced (formerly Autobahn, Eagulls) mini-album.