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People Taking Pictures reveals luscious debut album, ‘Informative Noise’

Threading eclectic experimental rock and indie influences together to form a strong tapestry of music, People Taking Pictures strikes out strong and vibrant with the release of their debut album, Informative Noise. The solo project from Psychedelic Porn Crumpets guitarist Luke Parish, People Taking Pictures blends sounds beautifully on this introductory effort, released via the band’s own label – What Reality Records? – today.

WILDSTREET Announce US Tour Dates

FEB 20 – The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY, USA
FEB 21 – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA, USA
FEB 22 – Bar None, Uniontown, PA, USA
FEB 23 – The Outpost, Kent, OH, USA
FEB 25 – Sly Grog Lounge, Asheville, NC, USA
FEB 26 – 529 Bar, Atlanta, GA, USA
FEB 27 – Slim’s Downtown, Raleigh, NC, USA
FEB 28 – Blue Fox Billiards, Winchester, VA, USA
FEB 29 – The Tusk, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Blåådpalt – Sliced To Perfection

The band comments: “We chose ”God of Razorblade” as the single release from our album, because it reflects the band`s music overall. It has rawness and groovy parts, but also a melodic ambiance. The second verse`s vocal parts were replaced by a guitar solo during the mixing stage, which brought more versatility to the track. The makers of the music video did an excellent job creating an atmosphere that suits the single. We are extremely pleased with the music video.”

Emily King Shares “Teach You Featuring Sara Bareilles”

Emily King is starting off 2020 with a bang – today the New York singer-songwriter releases the exquisite acoustic version of her song “Teach You,” originally off her Grammy-nominated album Scenery, featuring her friend, collaborator and recent tourmate Sara Bareilles.

Ripple Music announce RIPPLEFEST COLOGNE on March 28th!

Ripple Music present the second edition of RIPPLEFEST COLOGNE with riff merchants Howling Giant, Horseburner, Plainride, Fire Down Below, StoneBirds, Bright Curse and Astral Kompakt, taking place on March 28th at Club Volta in Cologne.

March 28, 2020 | Club Volta, Cologne
Doors: 3pm | Music: 4pm
Presales 19,90€

NYC’s Bambara release new single “Heat Lightning”

Bambara’s new album Stray was announced in October ahead of a February 14th release on the venerable Brooklyn indie Wharf Cat, and the early response has made the album one of the more anticipated releases of the young year. Beginning with lead single “Serafina,” which was described by FADER as “a love song for suburban armageddon,” and followed by “Sing Me To The Street” which features vocals from Ani Ivry-Block of Palberta, and Drew Citron of Public Practice, the album has received critical attention from outlets like NPR, FADER, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, DIY, BrooklynVegan, Kerrang, The Needle Drop, Clash, Alt Citizen, So Young, Line of Best Fit, NME, and “Serafina” has made a mark on the radio in the UK (where the band recently went on a headlining tour) earning praise from influential figures like the BBC’s Steve Lamacq and Simon Raymonde from Cocteau Twins. Today, the band are sharing the third single from the album “Heat Lightning.”

Paige Cora (dream-pop, singer-songwriter) to release stunning debut album, “Instant in Time,” later in January

Singer-songwriter Paige Cora is set to release her debut album, Instant in Time, on January 24, 2019. Written and produced by the Ft. Erie, Ontario-based artist herself, engineered and mixed by Jae Daniel, and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London by Christian Wright (Ed Sheeran, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, Keane), Instant in Time teems with the confidence of a seasoned performer defining her voice and serves as both a bold manifesto and introduction.

Algiers: new song “We Can’t Be Found” and video

The mesmerizing visual for the sinuous, dub-inflected song, which builds to a soaring, cascading chorus, propelled by the powerhouse vocals of frontman Franklin James Fisher, was directed by Ian Cone. “I always feel the most successful music videos are the ones that are reflective and convey the mood of the song to the listener over everything else,” says guitarist Lee Tesche. “In this instance, we collaborated with the artist Lloyd Benjamin, trying to frame some of his sculpture work in a more abstracted way, referencing the urban dystopian cityscapes found in the German expressionist films of the 1930s. The result aspires to be somewhere in between the unsettling work of Darius Khondji and the set design of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari or Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.”

The Men announce new LP ‘Mercy’ out Feb. 14 on Sacred Bones + shares new single

New York band The Men have always been genre-morphic and unpredictable, but on their eighth album Mercy they have truly done something new as a band. For the first time since forming, they have now created three straight records with the same lineup, and the result is a sound that feels developed and continuous despite running the gamut of mood, in true Men fashion. Having this lineup stability has allowed the band to deepen and finesse the sounds they were exploring on 2017’s Drift and produce tracks that have a unique and distinct voice.

William Prince reveals stunning new single ‘Always Have What We Had’

Regarding the single William says, “I went home to my empty apartment with flesh and blood in my head and just started reflecting on the time spent with my son’s mother. You put the work into things and sometimes it doesn’t go the way you hope. That doesn’t mean it’s a total wash, you can learn a lot from a difficult situation like that. We have a beautiful son who we both love very much – we’re the best of friends that we’ve ever been now because of the realization that we’ll always have what we had, despite any hiccups along the way.”

Juliana Hatfield Releases “Can’t Stand Losing You” Video Directed by Rachel Lichtman

Like the album itself, the video pays homage to the Police’s “Can’t Stand Losing You” video and features three Julianas representing Sting, Andy Summers and Steward Copeland. “Rachel shot me playing each individual part on each different instrument and then used her magical skills to put all three of me together, like an all-woman, cloned Police.”

Hear Wolf Parade’s new single “Julia Take Your Man Home” from Thin Mind (Jan. 24, 2020)

Wolf Parade is sharing “Julia Take Your Man Home,” a new single from Thin Mind, the group’s forthcoming fifth album. Featuring Spencer Krug on lead vocals, the song is like a caricature of male stupidity. “I’m singing about some other, worse version of myself. It’s not actually me.” Krug says. “I’ve never carved shapes that look like dicks into anything.”


GRAMMY® award-nominated, multi-platinum artist Halsey will launch the North American leg of her world tour on June 2 at White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, WA. Produced by Live Nation, the headline run will include shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 10), Forest Hills Stadium in New York (July 15), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (July 24) and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (July 27).

BLACK MIRRORS Releases Unplugged Single and Video “Günther Kimmich”

The Belgian rock excellence BLACK MIRRORS have released their high voltage unplugged version of “Günther Kimmich”, along with a music video, today via Napalm Records.

Since the release of their debut album, Look Into The Black Mirror, in September 2018, the Belgian rockers have played over 120 shows in 16 European countries, and on top of that, the band won the prestigious D6cibels Music Award in the category “Rock & Alternative”. Following these exceptional months, it is no surprise that in addition, the famous Eurosonic showcase festival in Groningen sent a special invitation. Now, BLACK MIRRORS have revealed a new facet.