Wednesday, October 31, 2012

September Girls - Hells Bells Video!

Irish band September Girls are making their US debut with a terrific Wanting More 7" EP due out this November on Matinee Recordings! Take a look at their fun found footage video for Hells Bells!

Gangi - Hindering the Sight of Threatening Events Video!

Off their current release Gesture Is!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

7 Silly Questions w/ Wilhelm and the Dancing Animals!

I have a total crush on the six adorable Spaniards that comprise the charming band Wilhelm and the Dancing Animals. Their brand of upbeat indie is so infectious, so entertainingly original that it is virtually impossible to listen and not fall in love immediately. Their album The War of the Species came out earlier this year on Origami Records and is a delight from start to finish!

According to their bio, Wilhem and the Dancing Animals started when the drummer of the band Antigua & Barbuda, Guille Fernandez, wanted a change in his musical career and decided to ask Helen Agreda to accompany him in a fresh new project. They were soon joined by four more musician friends (Kiko, Have, Iñigo, and Josh). I was lucky enough to catch up with Guille and Helen online. Thankfully, they agreed to answer our highly dubious questions.

What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid?
Helen: Take That
Guille: Il niño

What is the first record you bought?
Helen: Roxette: Joyride
Guille: Sepultura: Against

Unicorns vs. Narwhals? Who would win in a fight?
Helen: I've just googled narwhals, I didn't even know they existed! God! I would force them to become friends.
Guille: Narwhals. Unicorns don't exist.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on the road?
We were playing at a festival and Helen decided to slag the organisers off with a guy she'd just met: the organiser. We found out later.

Who has the worst van etiquette?
Josh (our bassist) for eating stinky salad bags.

Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod?
Helen: Lukestar
Guille: Blink 182

What is the worst fight over nothing that you got into with each other after being road weary and exhausted?
We are proud to say we have never ever had a fight. Cross fingers.

***Photo by Claudia Ochoa

Bleeding Rainbow - Drift Away Video!

Their new record Yeah Right is out 1/29 on Kanine!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Sea and Cake - Harps Video!

Watch the great new video from The Sea and Cake for Harps thanks to Pitchfork! Runner was released last month and it's fantastic! Take a look!

Titus Andronicus - In A Big City Video!

New Titus Andronicus video for In A Big City!! They are on tour right now supporting the new album Local Business with Ceremony! Check it out!

M83 - Steve McQueen Video!

Great video for Steve McQueen by M83, taken from the album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Devotchka - Along the Way MP3!!!

Wonderful free download from Devotchka from their Nov 13th release Devotchka Live With the Colorado Symphony!! It's wonderful. Download it now.

Dirty Projectors - While You're Here

Take a listen to While You're Here from the new Dirty Projectors About To Die EP out Nov. 5/6th on Domino.

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #38

Podcast version of the live Viva Indie Rock radio show, Thursdays, 9pm, on

Track List:
1) GRMLN   Explore  Coral
2) Outer Minds  Those Machines
3) Parquet Courts   Light Up Gold  Borrowed Time
4) Gospel Gossip  Atlantic Blue 7"  Behind
5) The World Palindrome  Particularly Hello  We've Got It 
6) Laibach  An Introduction To  Warme Lederhaut
7) Paperfangs  Everyday  Everyday
8) Tame Impala  Lonerism  Endors Toi
9) Eating Out  Burn
10) LCMDF  Mental Health  Paranoia
11) PVT  Nightfall  Nightfall
12) Total Warr  Corbay EP  xxxHatexxx
13) Wilhelm and the Dancing Animals  The War of the Species  Elephants
14) B Fleischmann  I'm Not Ready For the Grave Yet  I'm Not Ready...
15) Black Moth Super Rainbow  Cobra Juicy  I Think I'm Evil
16) The Amazing   Gentle Stream  International Hair

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MUST WATCH VIDEO!! Sufjan Stevens - Mr. Frosty Man

One of the greatest things I have ever seen. Mr. Frosty Man from the upcoming Silver & Gold box set. Animation by Lee Hardcastle.

Dream Boat - Seasons of the Witch Video!

Great video from Dream Boat's upcoming 12/4 debut release Eclipsing on the Cloud Recordings label.

HANNE KOLSTO - Carousel Video!

Great video for Carousel off the 2012 album FlashBack!

Childhood - Blue Velvet Video!

Childhood's fantastic 7" Blue Velvet and the b-side Bond Girls will be released on limited edition seven-inch vinyl and digitally on House Anxiety Records November 17!Check out the great video for Blue Velvet!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Preview Guided By Voices "She Lives In an Airport"

Damn you GBV for giving Rolling Stone the exclusive preview for this track! Take a listen by clicking below! The new album The Bears For Lunch comes out Nov 13th!

Sigur Rós – “Varðeldur” Video!

Sigur Rós have just released “Varðeldur”, the latest video in their Valtari Film Experiment. This is the thirteenth installment in the series. Sigur Rós devised the competition in Summer 2012, asking fans, film makers and video directors to create a video for songs from their latest album Valtari. Check out the latest video directed by Clare Langan.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Place To Bury Strangers - And I'm Up Video!

A Place To Bury Strangers finally release a video for And I'm Up from Worship released June 26, 2012 on Dead Oceans!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Local Natives - Breakers!

Local Natives are back with a new album called Hummingbird. Available digitially on Oct 23rd, but not available in physical form until January. Take a listen to fantastic track Breakers!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

La Sera - Break My Heart Video!

Finally a video for Break My Heart!Go see La Sera on tour! Dates below!

Oct-18 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West * 
Oct-19 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle * 
Oct-20 - Washington, DC - Black Cat * 
Oct-21 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * 
Oct-23 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg * 
Oct-24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom * 
Oct-25 - Boston, MA - Paradise * 
Oct-26 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End * 
Oct-27 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace * 
Oct-28 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick * 
Oct-30 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall * 
Oct-31 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line * 
Nov-01 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr. * 
Nov-02 - Denver, CO - Bluebird * 
Nov-03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge * 
Nov-04 - Boise, ID - The Crux
Nov-06 - Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel
Nov-07 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project
Nov-08 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
Nov-09 - Sacramento, CA - Midtown Village Cafe
Nov-10 - San Francicso, CA - Preservation Hall
* with Father John Misty
^ with JD Samson and MEN, EMA

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hunx - Hollywood Nailz TV Show!

In addition to kicking off his own label Wacky Wacko, Hunx has also launched a brand new variety TV show called Hollywood Nailz! The pilot episode of Hollywood Nailz, is a nail-biting extravaganza of mostly useless products and pansexual hijinks!!! Featuring cameos from Grass Widow, King Khan, Nobunny, King Tuff, Shannon and the Clams, Alexis Blair Penney, Miss Shannon & many more! Take a look a the hilarious trailer below. You can start watching it next week on!

King Dude - Holy Land Video!

Intense new video from King Dude for his track Holy Land from the album Burning Daylight which came out yesterday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LCMDF - Paranoia MP3!

LCMDF's (Le Corps Mince de Françoise) new EP Mental Health is due out on FAN Recordings October 29th. Take a listen and download their new preview track Paranoia!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Heaven's Gate - Pogo

Take a listen to the track Pogo from the debut EP High Riser by Brooklyn's Heaven's Gate. It's rockin' good fun! Learn more at Firetalk Records!

Making Marks "Ticket Machine" - Remixed by Suburban Kids With Biblical Names!

Official video for the remix by Johan Hedberg (Suburban Kids With Biblical Names) of Making Marks' debut single, Ticket Machine. The track is available as a bonus track on both the 7" vinyl and the digital single, out on Fika Recordings.

Stream the New Titus Andronicus Courtesy of NPR!!

Thanks to NPR, you can listen to the new Titus Andronicus album Local Business before it comes out on Oct 24th! Just click the link below!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gangi - Gold Video!

From their latest release Gesture Is!

Friday, October 12, 2012

M. Ward - Me and My Shadow Video!

Official music video for "Me and My Shadow" by M. Ward, taken from the album A Wasteland Companion, out now on Merge Records!

Mountain Goats - Cry Judas Video!

Great video for Cry Judas off Transcendental Youth which came out this week!

The Mountain Goats on tour:
Oct 13 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 14 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 15 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Oct 16 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Oct 18 Boston, MA House of Blues
Oct 19 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
Oct 20 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre
Oct 22 Grand Rapids, MI Covenant Fine Arts Center
Oct 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
Oct 24 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Oct 26 Iowa City, IA The Blue Moose TapHouse
Oct 27 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Nov 04 Huntington, WV Mountain Stage
Nov 29 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Nov 30 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Dec 01 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Dec 03 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Dec 04 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Dec 05 Austin, TX Emo's East
Dec 07 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Dec 08 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Dec 09 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Dec 10 San Diego, CA The Irenic
Dec 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Dec 14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Dec 16 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Dec 17 Seattle, WA The Showbox

Challenger - I Am Switches MP3!

Fantastic electronic band Challenger's debut full length The World is Too Much For Me is due out November 27th! Take a listen and download the track I Am Switches.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #37

Podcast version of the live Viva Indie Rock radio show Thursdays 9pm (EST) on Plaza Midwood Community Radio. See below for a complete track list!

Track List:
1) Squarehead  Out of Season  More Quickly
2) Paul Avion  Summerland/Self Destroyer EP  Summerland
3) Yellow Ostrich  Ghost EP  Ghost
4) Gap Dream  Ali Baba  Generator
5) Mean Lady  7"  Bop Bop
6) Tame Impala  Lonerism  Apocalypse Dreams
7) Win Win  Double Vision  Salt Days -
8) The Luyas  Animator  Montuno
9) Gangi  Gesture Is  Railways Nos 1-27
10) Balmorhea  Stranger  Days

Cloud Nothings - Fall In Video!

Coinciding with the launch of their US tour with Silversun Pickups, Cloud Nothings have shared the new John Ryan Manning-directed video for Attack On Memory highlight "Fall In." See below for tour dates!

10/11 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
10/12 Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club
10/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/15 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/16 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
10/17 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
10/19 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
10/20 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
10/21 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
10/23 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
10/24 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/25 Nashville, TH - Marathon Music Works
11/2 Amsterdam, NL - London Calling
11/3 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/4 Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun Club
11/5 Berlin, DE - Postbahnhof
11/6 London, UK - Village Underground
12/16 Nassau, Bahamas - S.S, Coachella
12/19 Ocho Rios, Jamaica - S.S. Coachella

 all US dates with Silversun Pickups

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

PigPen Theatre Co - Bremen Video!

The fantastic PigPen Theatre Co., in association with Buffalo Picture House, present their first animated short: "Bremen". An introduction to the epic world of their upcoming off-Broadway production "The Old Man and The Old Moon" which will feature new original music and selections from their debut album "Bremen".

FIDLAR - White on White!

More great garage from FIDLAR! Look for their new album Jan 22nd on Mom & Pop!

Times New Viking - Sleep In

Hey! Take a listen to a preview track from Times New Viking's upcoming Over and Over EP!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Stream Generationals Track Sale City!

Generationals EP Lucky Numbers came out last week! Take a listen to the fantastic track Sale City!

Midnight Spin - Neuroin Video!

Midnight Spin's entertaining video for Neuroin off their debut album Don't Let Me Sleep due out later this Fall!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Soft Fall - New Movements Video!

Sun Airway's gorgeous album artwork was created by the Japanese art collective, N-A-M. They filmed a "making-of" video and set it to New Movements from Soft Fall, out now in stores everywhere.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Foxygen - Shuggie!

Take a listen to "Shuggie" from Foxygen's new album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic due out Jan 22nd! Catch them on tour with Of Montreal this Fall! See below for dates!

10/16-20/12 New York, NY - CMJ Appearances TBA
10/16/12 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (Aquarium Drunkard Showcase)
10/19/12 New York, NY - Pianos (Deli NYC Showcase)
12/08/12 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom w/ Of Montreal
12/09/12 Chicago, IL - Metro w/ Of Montreal
12/10/12 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom w/ Of Montreal
12/11/12 New York City, NY - Webster Hall w/ Of Montreal
12/12/12 Boston, MA - Paradise w/ Of Montreal
12/13/12 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre w/ Of Montreal
12/14/12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club w/ Of Montreal
12/15/12 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Of Montreal

Woodlands - River Running Wild Video!

First Floor Power, the iconic Swedish band whose members gave way to acts like Jenny Wilson and more recently Karl-Jonas Winqvist’s Blood Music, is now giving way to yet another act Sara Wilson (sister of Jenny) in her latest act Woodlands. Look for a full-length later this Fall. I saw this first on the great blog Swede and Sour.

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #36

Podcast version of the live Viva Indie Rock radio show! Tune in live sometime. Thursdays, 9pm.

Track List:
1) Reptile Youth  Reptile Youth  It's Easy to Lose Yourself
2) Ceremony  Ceremony/Titus Andronicus Split 7"  Everything Burns
3) Heavy Cream  Coathangers/Heavy Cream Split 7" Toasted
4) Cars & Trains  We Are All Fire  Foamy Waves
5) The Eversons  Terminally Lame Single   Terminally Lame
6) Parenthetical Girls  Privilege Pt. V: Portriat of a Reputation  Evelyn McHale
7) Flying Louts  Until the Quiet Comes  Putty Boy Strut
8) Doldrums  She Is the Wave 7"  She Is the Wave
9) Wild Belle  Wild Belle  It's Too Late
10)  Still Corners  Fireflies 7"  Fireflies
11) Dum Dum Girls  End of Daze  Mine Tonight
12) Flying Louts  Until the Quiet Comes Electric Candyman (feat Thom Yorke)
13) Artymove  One of These Days  One of These Days
14) Dark Dark Dark  Who Needs Who  Tell Me
15) Blonde God  Bent Minds Comp  Diggin'
16) Grizzly Bear  Shields  Sun in Your Eyes

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sufjan Stevens - Silver and Gold Preview!

Sufjan Stevens is back with Silver and Gold due out in November. Well, the digital version comes out in Nov if you preorder. For the hardcopy version, you will have to wait for the end of December! Take a listen!

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Gangs in the Garden!

The new BMSR full length Cobra Juicy comes out 10/23 on the band's own label Rad Cult. Check out their latest preview track Gangs in the Garden!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ceremony - Everything Burns Free Download!

Bay-Area punk band Ceremony are proud to be sharing brand new single "Everything Burns". It's an all-killer-no-filler jam off of an upcoming limited edition, tour-only split 7" with Titus Andronicus, which will be available when they hit the road together later this month. Check out the single and all upcoming tour dates below.

Oct-19 - Halifax, NS Reflections Cabaret - Halifax Pop Explosion
Oct-20 - Halifax, NS The Pavillion - Halifax Pop Explosion 
Oct-23 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
Oct-24 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel*
Oct-25 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter*
Oct-28 - Gainesville, FL - Florida Theater of Gainesville 
Oct-29 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar*
Oct-31 - Atlanta, GA - 529*
Nov-02 - Memphis, TN Hi Tone*
Nov-04 - Austin, TX - Red 7   
Nov-06 - Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn*
Nov-08 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey*
Nov-09 - San Diego, CA - Irenic*
Nov-10 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room*
Nov-11 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium*
Nov-12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall*
Nov-14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's*
Nov-15 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret*
Nov-17 - Boise, ID - Neurolux*
Nov-19 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*
Nov-20 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot*
Nov-21 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground*
Nov-22 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry*
Nov-23 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall*
Nov-24 - Madison, WI - The Frequency*
Nov-25 - Chicago, IL - Metro*
Nov-26 - Detroit, MI - Majestic*
Nov-27 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
Nov-28 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
Nov-29 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge*
Nov-30 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
Dec-01 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's*
Dec-02 - New York, NY - Webster Hall*  
* with Titus Andronicus

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Eversons - Terminally Lame Video and Free Download!

The Eversons have made a quirky, if not emotionally unsettling, video for their free single Terminally Lame! The green aerobics man/lady with lop sided breasts is particularly upsetting! Click on their name to download the song free!

Lord Huron - The Stranger Download!

Lord Huron's new EP Time To Run is out on Oct 8th in the UK, Oct 9th in the US. Take a moment to download or stream the track The Stranger now!

Jens Lekmen - Become Someone Else's Video!

Become Someone Else's video off the album I Know What Love Isn't released a few weeks back on Secretly Canadian.