Sounding like Fugazi or Shudder to Think fronted by a younger, more vicious Morrissey, they were an anomaly, in Toccoa, or almost anywhere. They brought together such disparate influences that one could barely imagine them co-existing in a band, much less pulling it off as a thoroughly distinctive sound. The English melodicism laid on top of such pummeling instrumentation was a study in contrasts, but it was of a piece, as there was enough of the melodic in the instruments and enough brutality in the lyrics and vocal delivery that it hung together, just so. As singer, Lee Bozeman describes it, "I write these beautiful, nice...
Hudson Mohawke has announced Lantern, his follow-up to 2009's Butter. It's out June 16th via Warp Records, and features Miguel, Jhene Aiko, and more. Check out the tracklisting and trailer in the replies.
The Early November will release their new full-length album, Imbue, on May 12 via Rise Records. The album's first single, "Narrow Mouth," is streaming in the replies (via Billboard). Imbue is available for pre-order here, and all upcoming tour dates (with the likes of You Blew It!, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Lydia, and Restorations) are also in the replies.
Red City Radio is now streaming the first single from their self-titled full-length album. You can listen to "Electricity" in the replies. The album is available for pre-orders in a variety of bundles here. Red City Radio drops on April 21 via Staple Records.
Coming out of Houston, Fox & Cats are releasing a new album called Ampersand on May 12th. The band worked with Kory Gable and Travis Hill of The Looking Glass Studio (Punchline, I Call Fives). We are premiering a new song called "Black Hole" - give it a spin in the replies. The producers' influence definitely shows, as the chorus is backed by riffs in a way that doesn't sound far off of other pop-punk bands like I Call Fives. The song isn't exactly reinventing the wheel, but the guitar solo comes out of nowhere and adds a nice touch. Be on the look out for more from the band in the coming months.
Mini Mansions will release their album The Great Pretenders on March 23rd and today they have revealed "Vertigo" from the record which features Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and has been a live favourite for some time. Listen in the replies.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
When I moved from the suburbs to my new place in the city I found about 9 cassette tapes worth of songs I was working on in 05/06 for the album that was supposed to come after HTGOA. Yes, cassette tapes... maybe I was trying to be ironic. I've only been able to get through half a tape but it's crazy to listen to what I was thinking/feeling a decade ago!! I played the first song on the tape for Adam, he loved it and so did Jason and Ryan so it ended up as song 3 for these writing sessions!! Let's see what other jams I'm going to find in the next couple of weeks!!
Today is the day we wrap up our exclusive video series with Cartel performing acoustic tracks from Chroma. If you hit the replies you can find the band performing "Honestly," and if you missed any of the other videos I highly recommend checking them out. The band also recorded some songs from their other albums during these sessions and I've heard those will be released, along with this series, in some fashion for purchase in the near future. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well.
Ultimately, the reason Modest Mouse didnít spit out a new record three years ago is because the songs just werenít fully developed yet. The musicians didnít enter into the new music with any sort of intention or vision in mind, instead allowing the music to create itself along the way. In the early stages, Brock found himself interested in a certain type of song that he eventually dismissed.
The singer has been developing a TV series for Fox, "Detour," based around his experiences going to Harvard University after Weezer struck it big with 1994's self-titled debut. Cuomo's education ambitions were well covered at the time, but now his concept for the show appears to be gaining momentum -- it's now got a cast, according to Deadline Hollywood.