Thursday, May 30, 2013

Saigon - Ready For Romance?

Fantastic Swedish band Saigon just came out with full length album Ready For Romance? The release is available digitally and also as a seriously limited run of only 350 copies on vinyl. Get it before it's gone!

Sounds of Nonno - My Heartbeat (Synthslinga)

My Heartbeat EP available on Swedish label Jämmerdosa Records.

Stream Arts & Crafts: X

As part of ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations, Arts & Crafts is releasing X - an entirely original collection of collaborative recordings by artist pairings from the label roster. Take a listen!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - From The Sun Video!

II out now on Jagjaguwar. UMO kick off an extensive tour in June!

Wise Blood - Rat Video!

Debut LP id out June 25th on Dovecote.

King Khan & the Shrines - Bite My Tongue Video!

King Khan & The Shrines will release Idle No More Sept 3rd on Merge!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #59

Track List:

Marika Hackman - Bath Is Black Video!

Debut album That Iron Taste is out now!

Lemuria - Chihuly

Lemuria are gearing up to release their newest effort The Distance Is So Big on Bridge Nine Records on June 18th.

Sonny & The Sunsets - Palmreader Video!

Antenna To The Afterworld out June 11, 2013 on Polyvinyl.

Kissaway Trail - Nørrebro Video!

Denmark's Kissaway Trail new EP Life Is a B-Side out now on Yep Rock. Look for new LP Breach on Aug 20th!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Mantles - Shadow of Your Step

Long Enough To Leave is out June 18th on Slumberland Records.

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Brass Tactics EP - Free Download!

For the price of an email, you can get the Brass Tactics EP free!

Braids - In Kind

Flourish // Perish LP out 8/20 on Artbus/Full Time Hobby.

Glass Candy - Beautiful Object Video!

From Italian's Do It Better Records' After Dark 2 comp!

Volcano Choir - Repave Album Teaser!

Volcano Choir 'Repave' out September 3, 2013 on Jagjaguwar!

Washed Out - Paracosm Album Trailer

THE TRANQ - My Heart Is A Yo-Yo - Free Download

Terrific single from Sweden's The Tranq. Look for a full-length release soon.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Azure Blue - Willows And Pines

The second single from Azure Blue's sophomore album Beyond The Dreams There's Infinite Doubt.

Wonky Doll and the Echo - The Cut Video!

The Cut is off Wonky Doll and the Echo's new release Pleasant Thoughts!

DAVIDS - Dead Walkie Video!

So, DAVIDS sent us this email:

Hello Viva Indie Rock.

When I moved back home with my parents I started making electronic music.
They didn’t seem to mind. Now I’ve finished my first EP and video.

Watch the video for ‘Dead Walkie’. Directed by Christopher Mills (Interpol, Broken Social Scene, Modest Mouse, Rush), it was shot on location in Lyon, France and features attractive people.

The ‘0613EP’ doesn’t come out until June 4th.
You’re getting to listen before my family does.
You can post any song wherever you want. That’s a promise.

The project is named DAVIDS.
Not Davids, and certainly not David's.


PS: I’ve got my own place now

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Boards of Canada - Reach for the Dead

Yay! A full preview track from Tomorrow's Harvest.

Generationals - Spinoza Video!

My favorite track on new album Heza, out now on Polyvinyl.

Hooded Fang - Ode To Subterrania Video!

Taken from the album Gravez, out May 27 on Full Time Hobby!

Baron Rouge - Baron Rouge EP

Fantastic French electro-rock band Baron Rouge just put out a self-titled EP and it's really pretty amazing. Take a listen or download the tracks below and be sure to friend them on Facebook.

Caveman - In the City Video!

How they got Julia Stiles to be in this is a mystery! Caveman is out now on Fat Possum.

Japanther - Stolen Flowers Video!

Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart out now on Recess Records.

People Get Ready - Zelda Maria Video!

Zelda Maria EP out now on Brassland.

AM & Shawn Lee - All The Love - Free Download!

La Musique Numerique out now on Park the Van Records.

Coma Cinema - Burn a Church

2nd single from the forthcoming Coma Cinema record Posthumous Release out June 11th via Fork and Spoon Records (vinyl/CD) and Orchid Tapes (cassette).

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lightning Dust - Diamond Video!

Fantasy out June 25, 2013 on Jagjaguwar.

Go Violets - Josie

Really fantastic track from Australian band Go Violets. Look for a debut EP coming soon!

Dirty Beaches - Casino Lisboa Video!

Drifters/Love Is The Devil is out 5/21 on Zoo Music.

Jay Arner - Midnight On South Granville - Free Download

From Jay Arner's upcoming self-titled debut on Mint Records. Out June 25th, 2013.

Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk - Saturday

New album Think Tone out July 9, 2013 on vinyl/cassette/digital on Fire Talk Records.

Monday, May 20, 2013

TV Colours - Beverly

Beverly is the first single from Aussie band TV Colours debut LP Purple Skies, Toxic River. Out June 2013 on Dream Damage (Australia) + 18 Records (Europe).

Chelsea Light Moving - Lip Video

Chelsea Light Moving is out now on Matador.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sonny & The Sunsets - Palmreader

From the album, Antenna to the Afterworld, available 6/11/13 on Polyvinyl.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Camera Obscura - Fifth In Line To The Throne

Taken from the album Desire Lines out June 3rd(UK)/4th(US) on 4AD.

Vacation - Candy Waves

Candy Waves LP out June 18th on Don Giovanni.

Destruction Unit - Sonic Pearl

New Destruction Unit 7" on Suicide Squeeze Records! Look for a new LP this Fall on Sacred Bones.

BERNARD ET BIANCA - Karelia - Free Download!

Fantastic second single from BERNARD ET BIANCA's debut album White Mountain Lies. Out now.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

!!! - One Boy One Girl Video!

THR!!!ER is out now!Go buy it.

Viva Indie Rock #58

Track List:

Free Sea Wolf EP - Old World Romance: Selects and Outtakes

Sea Wolf has released a free EP on Noise Trade! Take a listen or download!

The Dodos - Confidence

From the upcoming album, Carrier, out 8/27/13.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks - Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)

How Far Away is out 5/28 on Woodsist.

Honeymooon - Sure Stuck

New single from Honeymoon. Look for a full release in the near future.

GRMLN - Do You Know How It Feels? - Free Download

"Do You Know How It Feels?" is the 3rd single of GRMLN's debut album Empire. Out June 4th on Carpark Records.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mikal Cronin - Change Video!

From the album MCII out now on Merge Records.

Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe Album Teaser!

The totally amazing track playing in the background is "Forever." Nepenthe is out Aug 20th on Dead Oceans.

Ty Segall - Sleeper Preview!!

Ty Segall's new album "SLEEPER" coming out on LP, Cassette, CD, and Digital on August 20, 2013 on Drag City.

The 1975 - fallingforyou

"fallingforyou" from The 1975's forthcoming IV EP, available May 20th.

Elusive Parallelograms - 8-Bit

Elusive Parallelograms new release Fragments is out July 2nd!

Magic Hands - Golden Boy Video!

Fantastic track from Golden Boy!

Wampire - Orchards Video!

Curiosity is out now on Polyvinyl.

Hospital Ships - If It Speaks

Destruction In Yr Soul out 6/18 on Graveface.

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Christopher Columbus Video!

On June 25, David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights will release "Christopher Columbus" b/w "Shifting Sands," a new limited-edition 7-inch via Merge.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ed Schrader's Music Beat - Radio Eyes Video!

Track off the Sub Pop 1000 compilation out now.

Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Fakin' NYC - Free Download

Prolific Aussie's Scott & Charlene's Wedding newest album Any Port In A Storm due July 22 via Fire Records.

Jackson Scott - Sandy

New album Melbourne out 7/23 on Fat Possum!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Stream Pinkunoizu's "Second Amendment" EP in Full

Second Amendment is out now on Full Time Hobby.

Preview New Superchunk Album "I Hate Music" + Tour Dates!

Superchunk will release I Hate Music, their tenth studio album, on August 20 on Merge. See below for tour dates!

# w/ Spider Bags
Jun 20 Calgary, AB – Sled Island @ Republik
Aug 22 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Aug 23 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Aug 24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep 02 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 03 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Sep 04 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Sep 06 Portland, OR – MusicFestNW @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 23 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater#
Sep 24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
Sep 26 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club#
Sep 27 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 28 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 29 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club#

Kyle Andrews - The Way To Wonder - Free Download

Charming new track from Kyle Andrews' forthcoming album Brighter Than The Sun set for release this summer on July 23!

Young Galaxy - Fall For You Video!

The latest video off current release Ultramarine! Video courtesy of

Monophona - Give Up - Free Download!

Monophona is a trio from Luxemburg formed out of the unlikely coming together of electronic producer Chook and folk songwriter Claudine. Take a moment to listen to or download their free track Give Up!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Watch Merchandise's Short Film "Rush Of Blood"

At the time they were recording their recently released Totale Nite LP, Merchandise frontman Carson Cox spent a lot of time creating and shooting his short film "Rush of Blood", which is meant to be the video companion to the record. The video was shot entirely in the band's hometown of Tampa, FL, and the eerie, unsettling-but-beautiful score was composed by Merchandise guitarist David Vassalotti. Video courtesy of

Foxygen - No Destruction Video

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is out now on Jagjaguwar.

Wise Blood - Universe Is Blessed - Free Download!

New album id out June 25th on Dovecote.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Girls Names - Hypnotic Regression Video!

Hypnotic Regression is taken from Girls Names' second album, The New Life, out now on Slumberland Records!

Still Corners - Strange Pleasures - Full Album Stream!

Strange Pleasures is out as of May 7 on Subpop!

The Love Language - Calm Down

New album Ruby Red is out 7/23 on Merge.

Telekinesis - Empathetic People Video!

Off the album Dormarion out now on Merge!

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #57

Track List:

Smith Westerns - Varsity Video!

Fantastic new music from Smith Westerns. New album Soft Will due out June 25. Video courtesy of

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Mantles - Hello

Long Enough To Leave out June 18 on Slumberland Records.

The National - Sea of Love Video!

The first video from the album Trouble Will Find Me out May 20(UK)/21(US).

Northern Bells – Animal Kingdom Video

Charming animated video from Northern Bells. Keep It In The Dark is out now!

Tyred Eyes - Ghost EP

Take a listen to Swedish band Tyred Eyes fantastic 4 track Ghost EP.

Mother Falcon - Blue and Gold - Free Download!

Download this great track from Mother Falcon off the album You Knew, out now!!

AM & Shawn Lee - Two Times Video!

Off their sophomore album La Musique Numérique out now on Park the Van Records.

Man or Astroman? - Communication Breakdown, Pt. II

New single from the Man Or Astroman? upcoming album release Defcon 5...4...3...2...1 out May 21st.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hands - Brave Motion Video!

From Hands' album Synesthesia out now on Kill Rock Stars.

Morningbell - Yes Wonderful Things - Free Download!

Morningbell share new single from Boa Noite out May 21.

Nac/Hut Report - Angel​-​like Contraction Reverse

Polish-Italian noise pop duo Nac/Hut Report recently released a new full length album Angel-like Contraction Reverse. Take a listen! You can download the free Junkstarr/Bright Future single HERE.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito Video!

Video for the title track of their new record Mosquito!

Download Adult Swim's "Garage Swim" Comp FREE!!

Adult Swim has joined up with Williams Street Records and compiled a fantastic free comp of fantastic garage-esque songs from the likes of King Tuff, Thee Oh Sees, Mind Spiders, Black Lips, etc...and it's all yours - for free! Take a listen to King Tuff's She's On Fire!


Du Tonc - Surging Memories

Du Tonc is Matt Van Schie & Mighty Mouse teaming up for some pretty great electropop. Surging Memories will be released 20th May On Cheap Thrills.

Dennis Callaci & Simon Joyner - The Frayed End of the Rope

Album New Secrets out June 11 on Shrimper.

Stream Phaseone's New Album "If I Tell U"

Out today, click HERE for more info!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Stream MS MR Album Secondhand Rapture Courtesy of Hype Machine!

On sale May 14th!!

pacificUV - I Wanna Be You

From pacificUV's upcoming album, After the Dream You Are Awake (May 14, 2013). Free Download: pacificUV Sampler.

Coma Cinema - Satan Made A Mansion Video!

Posthumous Release out June 11 on Fork & Spoon Records / Orchid Tapes.

Team Spirit - MRDR It's Ok Video!

Team Spirit’s self-titled debut is out now on VICE.

Centimeter - Motorhead Video!

Wonderful music from Sweden. Centimeter's second album 70 is due out in June!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The New Gallery Band of New York - Gallery Slaves

The New Gallery Band of York is a collaborative music and art project based in New York, NY featuring musical performances and voice-overs from around the musical world. Check out their highly entertaining and musically diverse release Gallery Slaves!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey

Lyric video for Ya Hey! Off the upcoming third LP, Modern Vampires of the City.

Dirty Beaches - Casino Lisboa

Drifters/LoveIs The Devil due out 5/21 om Zoo Music.

Be the Bear - Bump

New single by Swedish band Be the Bear!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Kurt Vile - Never Run Away Video!

Wakin On A Pretty Daze is available now on Matador Records.

Kim Deal - Hot Shot

Kim Deal's new release from her solo singles vinyl collection.

Hooded Fang - Ode to Subterrania

Taken from the forthcoming album 'Gravez', out 27th May (UK/EU) / 28th May (N. America).

Thursday, May 2, 2013

T.W.i.N.S. - Found A Flat Video!

Totally infectious song. Fun video! London duo T.W.I.N.S. release their debut single 'Found a Flat' on June 10th on Split Records.

Honeymilk - Situations Of You - Free Download!

New single from Sweden's Honeymilk!

Hanni El Khatib - Family (Uncensored Version) - MUST WATCH VIDEO!!!

Fuck yeah! Gotta watch this! Off album Head in the Dirt, out now.

The Gaslamp Killer - In The Dark Video

Amazing video for "In the Dark." Off the album Breakthrough.

Wampire - Trains

New album Curiosity available 5/14/13 on Polyvinyl.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Small Black - No Stranger

Small Black just announced their Spring/Summer tour dates! To celebrate, they are sharing a the new single No Stranger!

05/10/13 Brooklyn, NY - 7 Dunham Gallery Art Show
05/29/13 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
05/30/13 Montreal, QC - Club Lambi*
05/31/13 Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar*
06/01/13 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch*
06/03/13 Chicago, IL - Schubas*
06/04/13 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center*
06/07/13 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret*
06/08/13 Seattle, WA - Barboza*
06/09/13 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar*
06/11/13 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop*
06/13/13 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex*
06/14/13 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar*
06/15/13 Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit Live*
06/17/13 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
06/18/13 Austin, TX - Red 7*
06/19/13 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
06/21/13 New Orleans, LA - Hi-ho Lounge*
06/22/13 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn*
06/23/13 Nashville, TN - Exit In*
06/24/13 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506*
06/25/13 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel*
06/26/13 Philadelphia, PA - Morgan's Pier*
06/30/13 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
07/20/13 Denver, CO - The UMS

Austra - Home Video!

Olympia is out 6/18 on Domino.

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #56