Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Robert Pollard - Tonight's The Rodeo

GBV frontman Robert Pollard's new album Blazing Gentlemen is out 12/9 on Fire Records.

YOUNG GALAXY - Sleepwalk With Me Video!

Ultramarine [Deluxe Edition] is available now worldwide on Paper Bag Records.

The Coathangers - Adderall

New Split 7" with band Audacity due out Oct 15th on Suicide Squeeze.

Dosh - Golden Silver

New album Milk Money out Oct 22nd on Graveface Records!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rock and Roll Legends Present: Islands (Mockumentary)

Michael Cera, Bill Hader, and more poke loving fun at Islands!

Psychic Friend -- We Do Not Belong Video!

My Rocks Are Dreams is out now on Dangerbird Records. Yes, that is Sarah Silverman!

Efterklang - Monument Video!

"Monument" is the last track on last year's Piramida release.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PURLING HISS -- Gitar Damage Pt 1

Not for those who like their music easily accessible! Paisely Montage due out Oct 29th on Richie Records.

Rubblebucket - Save Charlie EP!

Save Charlie EP is out 10/1/2013 on Communion Music.

Fossil Collective - The Water

Fossil Collective's The Water EP is out 28th October on Dirty Hit.

Keep Shelly In Athens - Recollection Video!

At Home is out now on Cascine. Look for KSIA on tour this Fall w/ Chad Valley!

Elephant - Shapeshifter

Elephant's Shapeshifter is due out Nov 4th on Memphis Industries!

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #73

Track List:

Foals - Out Of The Woods Video!

Holy Fire is out now, like everywhere...

Small Black - Breathless Video!

Small Black's Limits Of Desire out now on Jagjaguwar.

Nordic Giants - Violent Lights (ft. Alex Hedley)

The latest release from Nordic Giants comes in the form of a double EP, titled ‘Build Seas, Dismantle Suns’. Disc one ‘Build Seas’ is released on 1st October, featuring the track "Violent Lights" with vocals from Alex Hedley from Saturday Sun.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

THUMPERS - Unkinder (A Tougher Love)

THUMPERS "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)" from their forthcoming record on Sub Pop Records.

Yuck - Memorial Fields

Glow & Behold is out 10/1 on Fat Possum/Pharmacy. You can stream the full album at The NY Times!

The Royal Concept - Radio - Free Track Download

The Royal EP is out today via Lava Records.

TRAAMS - Foxes

B-side to the single 'Flowers' from the album Grin out now on FatCat. Wait for it to kick in!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Grizzly Bear - Will Calls (Marfa Demo)

'Shields: Expanded,' a two-disc CD-set and 18-track digital album, features the original 'Shields' record along with eight additional b-sides, remixes (including the Nicolas Jaar remix of "Sleeping Ute" released as a limited edition 12" for Record Store Day earlier this year), and demos (including early recordings from Marfa, TX, before official tracking for the album commenced in Cape Cod and New York). 'Shields: B-Sides' will be released as a 12" 180gm vinyl record and digital download featuring only the eight additional tracks. Out Nov 12th on Warp.

Gentlemen Hall - Every Morning Video!

Wonderful claymation video for Gentlemen Hall's "Every Morning!"

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Honeyblood - Bud

Debut Honeyblood single released November 4th on Fat Cat Records.

Frog Eyes - Claxxon's Lament

Off the upcoming self-released album Carey's Cold Spring out Oct 7th!

Vex Ruffin - Living For The Future Video!

Self-titled LP due out Nov 12th on Stones Throw!

Tiger In My Tank - Cigarette Royalty - Free Album Download

Take a listen and download Tiger in My Tank's free LP!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Video!

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

Jacco Gardner - The End Of August

New single by Dutch artist Jacco Gardner out Sept 24th on Trouble In Mind Records!

Astrid Swan - Four Months To Kill - Free Track Download!

Finish songstress Astrid Swan returns with her 5th album Astrid4, released on October 25th, 2013 in Finland via Soliti.

Mazes - Hayfever Wristband

Taken from Mazes' mini album Better Ghosts out Nov 21st on Fat Cat Records.

La Luz - Pink Slime - Free Track Download!

Off upcoming album It's Alive out Oct 15 on Hardly Art!

Dead Gaze - Stay, Don't Say

From the album Brain Holiday out 10/22 on Fat Cat Records!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Odonis Odonis - Are We Friends

"Are We Friends" digital single available on Buzz Records.

Blanche Blanche Blanche - I Just Wanna Know

Debut studio release Breaking Mirrors is scheduled for release on November 5th on Wharf Cat Records.

Sebadoh - I Will Video!

Defend Yourself is out Sept 17 on Domino!

Yuck - Middle Sea Video!

New album Glow and Behold out Oct 1st on Fat Possum.

Superchunk - Staying Home Video!

I Hate Music out now on Merge.

MT WARNING - Youth Bird Video!

MT Warning hails from Australia! "Youth Bird" single is out now!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Swearin' - Watered Down

Off Surfing Strange out Nov 4th via Salinas (US) & Wichita (UK).

Seabirds - Real Tears

Taken from the 'Real Tears' 7" single out now on Matinee Recordings.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Big Fox - Shadows

Second single from Swedish performer Big Fox's new album "Now," out Sept 25th.

Petite Meller - Backpack Video!

I love this, partially because I can barely understand her! Check her out on Facebook.

Frightened Rabbit - The Loneliness & The Scream Video!

I don't mind waiting three years for a video for this great track! "The Loneliness & The Scream" is from the 2010 FatCat released album The Winter of Mixed Drinks.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Deerhunter - Back to the Middle Video!

Monomania out now on 4AD.

of Montreal - Belle Glade Missionaries

From the album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, out 10/08/13 on Polyvinyl!

Julianna Barwick - The Harbinger | A Take Away Show

The La Blogothèque folks have done it again! Another amazing Take Away show. This time Julianna Barwick is performing out on a lake shore in Iceland! Haunting!

Junip - Walking Lightly Video!

Walking Lightly EP out digitally September 16, 2013.

Au Revoir Simone – Crazy Video!

New album Move In Spectrums is out 9/24 on Moshi Moshi.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now?

Upcoming LP Mug Museum will be released on November 12th via Wichita Recordings in North America and The Elite Meat Supply (Turnstile) in the rest of the world.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swing Lo Magellan

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Blue Record out October 29, 2013 on Jagjaguwar. Yes, this was originally a Dirty Projectors track.

Cut Copy - Free Your Mind

New album Free Your Mind is due out November 5 on Loma Vista/Modular.

Royal Headache - Stand and Stare

From Royal Headache's new 7"!

Arcade Fire - Reflektor Video!

Yesterday we shared the Interactive Reflektor video with interface using either your web cam or mouse. Here's the real video!

Body/Head - 3 Tracks From "Coming Apart"

Body/Head is Kim Gordon and Bill Nace. This morning, Matador dumped a tons of body head tracks from Coming Apart on YouTube with these strange moving 3D pictures. Here's three tracks. Just click through to their YouTube page to watch the others.

Hey Geronimo - Lazer Gun Show Video!

Look for a new Hey Geronimo EP on Oct 4th!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Arcade Fire - Reflektor - Interactive Video!

Interesting interactive video for "Reflektor!" It will ask you to use your webcam or, if no cam, your mouse. The interface gets more interesting the further in you go.

Upset - Oxfords and Wingtips

For the past few years, Ali Koehler has been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band of her own, embracing her melodic punk-spirited songwriting impulses with Upset. Joined by Patty Schemel (of Hole) on drums and Jennifer Prince on lead guitar and vocals, Upset will release its massively hooky debut record, She’s Gone, Oct 29th on Don Giovanni.

AM & Shawn Lee - Come Back To Me Video!

Cute animated video from AM & Shawn Lee. Sophomore album La Musique Numerique is out now!

7 Silly Questions w/ TRAAMS!

I can't stop listening to UK trio TRAAMS. Seriously. It's a problem. They haven't even officially released their debut LP Grin yet and I am hooked. Grin comes out September 24 on FatCat, btw...Thankfully, despite all the busy work and shows and whatnot that surround a new release, two of the TRAAMS bandmates agreed to answer our highly dubious questions!

What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid?
Stu: I really loved Madness, I had all their singles on video tape and used to watch it endlessly. I first saw them in a episode of the young ones where Rick asks the band, "Do you know summer holiday by Cliff Richard?" and Suggs replies, "You hum it and I'll smash your face in." I thought they were so cool.
Adam: Probably Limp Bizkit? I'm not that embarrassed about it though. They're very good at what they do.

What is the first record you bought?
Stu: Do the Bartman - the Simpsons. It's written and produced by Michael Jackson . I got it on 7" from Woolworths. The first proper album I bought was Parklife by Blur.
Adam: Americana by the Offspring. I bought it from a little chef, when I was 10.

Unicorns vs. Narwhals? Who would win in a fight?
Stu: Unicorns, they're mythical aren't they, don't mess with a mythical creature. They'll fuck you up.
Adam: Depends if the fight is on land or water doesn't it? I'd go for narwhals though. They exist, so they're already winning.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on the road?
Stu: Pulling up on two sets of couples dogging at a closed service station. They were all really going for it. We didn't realise till we were right up next to them with our headlights shining into their cars.
Adam: Padley ruining his ankle leapfrogging Shona (Honeyblood) in Tallinn, probably. Catching doggers? I dunno.

Who has the worst van etiquette?
Adam: Stuart.
Stu: Me . I wanna say one of the other two . But it's me

Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod?
Stu: Menace Beach, Hooded Fang, Merchandise, Young Marble Giants, Dirty Beaches, Scout Niblet, MBV.
Adam: Women. Clinic. Parquet Courts. Scratch Acid. Hookworms.

What is the worst fight over nothing that you got into with each other after being road weary and exhausted?
Adam: Padley gave us a telling off once for not playing tight enough. It was one against two, and we got owned.
Stu: We once had a argument over hair wax.

Sameblod - Norwegian Summer Video!

Off the Sameblod EP Swoon!

Franz Ferdinand - Evil Eye Video!

Totally awesome WTF video from Franz Ferdinand. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is out now on Domino.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Stars - The Light

The B-Side to their tour 7"! A Side features the track Wishful!

14 - Chicago at Riot Fest
17 - San Francisco at Great American Music Hall**
18 - San Francisco at Slims**
19 - LA at the El Rey **
20 - Pomona at the Glasshouse**
21 - Salt Lake City at the Urban Lounge*
22 - Denver at Riot Fest
24 - Kansas City at Crossroads*
26 - Cleveland at the Beachland Ballroom ***
27 - Pittsburgh at Mr. Smalls Theatre*
28 - Buffalo at the Tralf Music Hall*
29 - Ithaca at the Haunt*
30 - DC at the 9:30 Club*

2 - Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club*
4 - Asbury Park at the Stone Pony*
5 - Huntington, NY at the Paramount*
6 - Burlington at Higher Ground*

*with High Highs
***with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Nude Party! - Thank You For Nothing - Free Track Download!

Saw this on the Meadow Music blog! Off the EP Ingratitude Is The World's Reward.

Team Spirit – Phenomenon Video!

Team Spirit’s self-titled debut is out now on VICE. Stereogum premiered this great animated video yesterday!

His Clancyness - Head Hang Low

Taken from Covering Up, released 7th September 2013 for Cassette Store Day.

Private Life - Escalator Video!

‘Escalator’ will be officially released on Monday September 9 via Private Life’s Bandcamp.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

They Might Be Giants - You're On Fire Video!

Starring Lauren Lapkus from "Orange Is The New Black." Nanobots is out now, everywhere.

The Blow - From The Future

"From The Future" is the second single from the upcoming album The Blow out Oct 1 on Kanine Records.

Psapp - Everything Belongs To The Sun - Free Track Download!

First offering from Psapp in four years! More info about upcoming album soon! To download this track, go HERE!

Arcade Fire - Reflektor 9/9/9 - Mystery Video!

Taking a cue from all the crazy hints and mysterious video snippets from Boards of Canada, Arcade Fire released this video urging people to tune in to their website at 9pm on September 9th. Reflektor is due out Oct 29th.

Jonny Rodgers - Everything Is Yours - Free Track Download!

If you are unaware of Jonny Rodgers, you should probably check him out. It's pretty amazing. He layers intricate and captivating pop songs with a table of glass, water, circuits and a guitar. Watch the video below!

Tour dates//
15 Sept - Portland, OR @ LaurelThirst
22 Sept - Portland, OR @ LaurelThirst
03 Oct - Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom
08 Oct - Pittsburgh, PA @ Pittsburgh Winery
09 Oct - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue *
10 Oct - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live *
11 Oct - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
13 Oct - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
15 Oct - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
16 Oct - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre *
18 Oct - Nashville, TN @ The Basement
19 Oct - Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge #
22 Oct - Charlottesville, VA @ The Garden at UVA
24 Oct - Washington, DC @ Tree House Lounge
04 Nov - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub ^
06 Nov - New York, NY @ Spike Hill
09 Nov - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
* with Radical Face
# with Denison Whitmer
^ with Son Lux

Crystal Stilts - Star Crawl Video!

Crystal Stilts' Nature Noir available September 17th 2013 on Sacred Bones.

The Darcys - Hunting

WARRING due out September 17 ON Arts & Crafts.

The Goldberg Sisters - Wandering I Video!

The second video from The Goldberg Sisters' (actor Adam Goldberg) new album, Stranger's Morning. Comprised from 2100 still photographs.

Dúo del Sol - hello Kaleidoscope - Full Album Stream

Amazing musicians Dúo del Sol are releasing hello Kaleidoscope on Sept. 17th! You can stream the entire album now. It's worth more than a few minutes of your time.

Easter Island- Dinosaur

Easter Island's Dinosaur // Drift 7" due out September 21st.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #70

Track List:

Frankie Rose - Street Of Dreams

Off of Frankie Rose's upcoming album Herein Wild out Sept 24/US, Oct 07/UK on Fat Possum Records.

Bardo Pond - Taste

Taken from the forthcoming album Peace on Venus out Oct 28th on Fire Records!

The Julie Ruin - Just My Kind - Free Track Download!

Legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna’s (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) critically acclaimed debut The Julie Ruin record Run Fast was released yesterday! She will be on Jimmy Fallon tonight! Check out free download "Just My Kind!"

Eleanor Friedberger - When I Knew Video!

Personal Record out now on Merge!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tal National - Kanni

From the album Kaani out Sept 9th UK, Sept 10th US on FatCat Records!

HSY - Tartar Mouth

From their self-titled debut EP out September 17th via Buzz Records.

Blank Maps - Lucky Dip

"Lucky Dip" single out on October 14th on Tiny Lights Recordings.

Bitch Prefect - Adelaide

Fantastic slacker rock from Australia. Off the 7" Adelaide out now on Bedroom Suck Records.

Satellite Stories - Campfire Video!

Charming music from Finland! Satellite Stories will release their second full length album, Pine Trails on Nov. 1.

September Girls - Ships

This is their single for Cassette Store Day! It's real! Google it!

Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals Video!

Off Sleigh Bells' third LP, Bitter Rivals, out October 8th on Mom+Pop.