Thursday, March 29, 2012

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #10

Podcast #10 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

Track List:
1) Yukon Blonde Tiger Talk Stairway
2) Nurses Dracula Trying to Reach You
3) Dan Mangan Arts & Crafts Sampler 8 Post-War Blues
4) Beach House Bloom Myth
5) Porcelain Raft Strange Weekend Unless You Speak From Your Heart
6) Dana Buoy Summer Bodies So Lucky
7) Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster Broken Hearts Sound Like Breakbeats
8) Best Coast The Only Place The Only Place
9) The War on Drugs Slave Ambient Come to the City
10) Gold & Youth Arts & Crafts Sampler 8 Time to Kill
11) Gauntlet Hair Gauntlet Hair Top Bunk
12) Guided By Voices Do the Collapse Teenage FBI
13) Moonface With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery Headed for the Door

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Preview M. Ward's A Wasteland Companion Thanks to NPR & Merge!

M. Ward's new solo album A Wasteland Companion is due out April 10th on Merge Records! However, thanks to NPR, you can preview the whole album just by clicking HERE!

Also, check out the truly incredible video for The First Time I Ran Away!

M. Ward on tour:
April 11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
April 12 Santa Cruz, CA The Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
April 13 Indio, CA Coachella **SOLD OUT**
April 14 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo **SOLD OUT**
April 16 San Diego, CA Belly Up **SOLD OUT**
April 17 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
April 18 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum
April 20 Indio, CA Coachella **SOLD OUT**
May 5 Portland, ME State Theatre
May 6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
May 7 New Haven, CT Toads Place
May 8 Boston, MA House of Blues
May 11 New York, NY Webster Hall
May 12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
May 13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 15 Durham, NC Duke Performances at Page Auditorium
May 16 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
May 17 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
May 18 Gulf Shores, AL Hang Out Music Festival
May 20 Nelsonville, OH Nelsonville Music Festival
May 22 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
May 23 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
May 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
May 26 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
May 27 George, WA Sasquatch Festival

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

La Sera - Double Video!! Real Boy/Drive On!

Katy Goodman never ceases to amaze. Here's two videos in one from La Sera's album Sees the Light - Real Boy/Drive On. Enjoy!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Preorder Moonface's With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery! Free MP3s!

So, the super special deal on preorders for Spencer Krug's latest brilliant project Moonface has begun. With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery is due out April 17th. Starting today, every pre-order will receive an instant digital download of the entire record. Deluxe bonuses, including a limited-edition 7" with bonus material and poster, are available. Check out the two free MP3s released in advance of the album. This one is not to be missed.


Dana Buoy - Summer Bodies

Dana Buoy (aka Dana Janssen), the long time drummer for Akron/Family, is releasing his fantastic debut solo album Summer Bodies on Lefse Records May 8th. According to the press materials, this album "started as hopeful love notes left on an answering machine in Oregon were later crafted into an album in a bungalow near a jungle lagoon in Thailand." In truth, the easy, care free beach lifestyle clearly comes through in the music. Summer Bodies feels like a good friend you haven't seen in years who comes to visit for a day to catch up on old times. By the time Summer Bodies ends, you have the sensation of lying in bed on a summer night, slightly buzzed, reviewing the events of the day, while pleasantly drifting off to sleep. Stand out tracks include Call to Be, Delicate Suitor and So Lucky. However, there is not a disappointing song on this album. Give this record a shot, you won't regret it.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gauntlet Hair Performs Lights Out for Into the Woods!

Into the Woods is a fantastic indie music documentary production team from Portland Oregon. After having to quickly change locations and almost getting shut down by the cops, Into The Woods was able to capture Dead Ocean's Gauntlet Hair performing a fantastic version of "Lights Out" under an overpass just in time for the golden hour. Check out the video and full tour dates below.

04/22/12 New York, NY- Santos Party House
04/23/12 Boston, MA- Great Scott
04/24/12 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands w/ Tezeo
04/26/12 Cleveland, OH- Grog Shop
04/27/12 Detroit, MI- Magic Stick Jr.
04/28/12 Bloomington, IN- Russian Recording w/ Pictureplane
04/29/12 Chicago, IL- Schubas
04/30/12 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05/03/12 Portland, OR- Rotture w/ Yukon Blonde, Dana Buoy
05/04/12 Bellingham, WA- Shakedown w/ IG88, Dana Buoy
05/05/12 Vancouver, BC- Waldorf w/ Dana Buoy
05/06/12 Seattle, WA- Barboza (Neumos Jr.) w/ IG88, Dana Buoy
05/08/12 Sacramento, CA- Blue Lamp w/ Dana Buoy
05/09/12 San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill w/ Dana Buoy
05/11/12 Los Angeles, CA- Satellite w/ Dana Buoy
05/13/12 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar w/ Dana Buoy

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #9

Podcast #9 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

Track List:
1) Of Monsters & Men Into the Woods Little Talks ICELAND
2) Ring Them Bells When I Hear the Whistle Blow DENMARK
3) Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol. 1 Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With the Flood of Detritus
4) Holograms Holograms 7" Hidden Structures SWEDEN
5) Advance Base A Shut-In's Prayer Summer Music
6) Castling Queen's Side Cinema Rise & Fall SWITZERLAND
7) Human Tetris Happy Way in the Maze of Rebirth Silver Tears RUSSIA
8) 1860 Sagan For You, Forever ICELAND
9) Cats on Fire All Blackshirts to Me A Few Empty Waves FINLAND
10) Lack of Eoins Sudden Death Mode Single Sudden Death Mode ESTONIA
11) Giantree We All Yell Communicate AUSTRIA
12) Wildlife Strike Hard, Young Diamond Sea Dreamer CANADA
13) Young Prisms In Between Dead Flowers
14) The Creepy Crawlies Get Buried! Get Buried!

Free Arts & Crafts Sampler!

Arts & Crafts, the record label that brings us Stars, Los Campesinos, and tons of other amazing bands, is giving away a free sampler for the mere cost of an email address. Just follow the link below!

Arts & Crafts Sampler

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Australia's Argentina Debuts Chalk Outlines Single!

Brisbane based musician/producer Alex Ritchie aka Argentina is prepping a soon to be released debut EP. Chalk Outlines is a first taste of what is to come. If the entire EP turns out to be this good, "we could be happy all the time."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wildlife - Sea Dreamer Video

Hey! Hilariously awesome video for the Sea Dreamer track off Wildlife's debut album Strike Hard, Young Diamond. Check it out!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #8

Podcast # 8 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

Track List:
1) This Many Boyfriends Young Lovers Go Pop
2) Frankie Rose Interstellar Daylight Sky
3) Fenster Bones Fantasy II
4) Peter Bjorn & John Writers Block Up Against the Wall
5) Royal Headache Royal Headache Girls
6) The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs Come Back From San Francisco
7) Gabriel & the Hounds Kiss Full of Teeth Lovely Thief
8) Xray Eyeballs Splendor Squalor Die Little Love
9) Eux Autres Sun is Sunk Ring Out
10) Kishi Bashi 151a Bright Whites
11) The Men Open Your Heart Please Don't Go Away
12) La Sera Sees the Light I Can't Keep You in My Mind
13) Sam Prekop Pavilion Arizona
14) Future Islands On the Water Give Us the Wind
15) Destroyer Kaputt Bay of Pigs

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I Break Horses & CSLSX Video - Violent Sea + Tour Dates!

Ahead of their upcoming five week North American tour as special guests of M83, I Break Horses share their collaborative effort w/ CSLSX Violent Sea, which includes the first new work from the band since the release of debut album Hearts in August 2011. Tour dates below!

Tour Dates:
22 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *
23 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *
25 Portland, OR - Roseland *
26 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
27 Vancouver, BC - Vogue *
29 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
30 Denver, CO - Ogden *

01 Lawrence, KS - Granada *
02 St Louis, MO - Pageant *
04 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
05 Detroit, MI - Majestic *
06 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy *
07 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
09 Boston, MA - House Of Blues *
10 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
14 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater *
15 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
17 Houston, TX - House of Blues *
18 Austin, TX - Stubb's *
19 Dallas, TX - Granada *
21 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent (Headline Show)
22 San Diego, CA - Casbah (Headline Show)
23 Los Angeles, CA - Echo (Headline Show)
24 San Francisco, CA - Popscene (Headline Show)
26 Sasquatch Festival, WA -Seattle
29 Chicago, IL-Lincoln Hall (Headline Show)
30 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge (Headline Show)
* = w/ M83

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #7

Podcast # 7 is available for streaming online or downloading and listening at your leisure! Live broadcast radio shows are 9pm Thursdays (EST) on

Track List:
1) Parenthetical Girls Privilege Pt IV: Sympathy for Spastics A Note to Self
2) Tanlines Mixed Emotions All of Me
3) Simian Ghost Wolf Girl SWEDEN
4) Honheehonhee Shouts A Is For Aniaml CANADA
5) Variety Lights Central Flow Silent Too Long
6) PS I Love You Death Dreams Sentimental Dishes
7) Sun Kil Moon Among the Leaves Sunshine in Chicago
8) Dot Calliope Simon's Typewriter
9) Cheers Elephant Like Wind Blows Fire Leaves
10) Fucking Werewolf Assoc. Keep My Address to Yourself SWEDEN
11) The Mynabirds Generals Generals
12) Ceremony Zoo Adult
13) Spanish Prisoners Gold Fools Know No Violence
14) Sleepology Rotten Dreams Rotten Dreams
15) Black Mountain Year Zero Original Soundtrack Mary Lou

Mercury Rev Frontman David Baker's New Project - Variety Lights - Free MP3!

Legendary Mercury Rev frontman David Baker is back with a great new band -Variety Lights. After leaving the public spotlight more than 18 years ago, Baker returns with his collaborator, Will MacLean, to debut the remarkable psychedelic-synth album Central Flow. The lead track is, appropriately, Silent Too Long, which will be released as an exclusive single for Record Store Day. The debut album is due out in June on Fire Records. They were kind enough to share Silent Too Long as a free MP3. Please download and take a listen! It puts the kick back in a young man's stride.

Download Silent Too Long MP3!