Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cloud Boat - Youthern Video!

Cloud Boat is set to release a new album, Book of Hours, on May 28 with Apollo / R&S Records.

They Might Be Giants - Insect Hospital Video!

From the new They Might Be Giants album 'Nanobots'. Word on the street is there is a 48 hour half price download sale on their website April 30 and May 1st!

Tessa Rose Jackson - Lost and Found

The Dutch are taking over! Off the album (Songs From) The Sandbox.

Empire of the Sun - Alive Video!

Ice On The Dune is out in 6/18 on Astralwerks.

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest Transmission

All the secret messages and cryptic clues lead to this. The new BOC album Tomorrow's Harvest will be out Tues June 11!

Bitch - In Us We Trust - Free Download!

In Us We Trust LP out July 16 via Short Story Records.

Monday, April 29, 2013

His Clancyness - Machines

Off the Charade EP on Fat Cat Records!

Fuzz - Fuzz's Fourth Dream Video!

Ty Segall is back with a new video from his band Fuzz! Video courtesy of Pitchfork.

Dan Deacon Releases Interactive Video for "Konono Ripoff Nº1"

Ok, this one is a bit hard to describe...so I am just gonna give you the whole description given me:
 Dan Deacon's new music video for his RSD single 'Konono Ripoff Nº1' is a snap shot, time capsule and video yearbook of the Baltimore scene rolled into one. Like many of Deacon's art project-as-music-videos (see 'True Thrush' music video from Deacon's 2012 full-length America) the cast is made up of the Baltimore arts community. 

The video is a series of animated GIF portraits of each cast member with objects they felt represented them or were special to them. 

The interactive music video directed by Meredith Moore and produced by Alan Resnick lets you take part through the use of the free Dan Deacon smartphone app powered by Wham City Lights. Initially conceived of to be used at his live shows as featured in the music video for America's "Guilford Ave Bridge", the app was subsequently used on his network television debut performance on Jimmy Kimmel last year to bring the home viewing audience into the performance. 

The smartphone app syncs the phone to the music video and results in two simultaneous playing videos. The video on the smartphone displays the rotating objects of the cast member in the music video. The speed of the object's rotation is determined by the user holding the smartphone. 

The song was Deacon's record store day release on Domino Records!


Savages - Shut Up Video!

New album Silence Yourself is out 5/7 on Pop Noire/Matador.

Saigon - Undo/Rewind Video!

Second video from Swedish band Saigon's upcoming album Ready for Romance? out May 22nd!

Lovers - Luxury Video!

Addicted to Drugs released on Swedish label VVVWW May 29 2013. 12" Vinyl!

Friday, April 26, 2013

MF/MB/ - The Worst Dreams Video!

More great Swedish music! From the album Colossus!

Los Porcos (ex- WU LYF) - Do You Wanna Live!

WU LYF drummer JoeManning, bassist Tom McClung, and guitarist Evans Kati have a new band - Los Porcos!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Small Multiples - Know My Name

Check out "Know My Name" from Small Multiples! Their upcoming self titled release is due out May 21st!

Mount Kimbie - Made To Stray Video!

From new album 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth' out 27th May 2013 through Warp Records.

Air Marshal Landing - Little Town Video!

Look for a new album from Air Marshal Landing in June!

Taken By Trees - Only You Video!

From Other Worlds out last October on Secretly Canadian.

Alpaca Sports - Telephone Video!

Released on a split 7" with Acid House Kings (sold out). Available digitally, thought!

Sigur Rós - Ísjaki

From the forthcoming Sigur Rós album Kveikur, released worldwide June 17/18 on XL Recordings.

GRMLN - Hand Pistol - Free Download!

"Hand Pistol" is the second single off GRMLN's debut full-length Empire on Carpark Records.

Imaginary Cities - Bells Of Cologne

New album Fall of Romance due May 28 on Votiv.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Silent Noise Parade - Electric Lives And The Nightmare That Follows

Check out this charming electropop album from Ireland's Silent Noise Parade!

Chester Endersby Gwazda - Skewed - Free Download!

Skewed is taken from the forthcoming album Shroud out June 24th.

Wild Nothing - A Dancing Shell Video!

Empty Estate EP is due out May 14 on Captured Tracks.

Sonny & The Sunsets - Green Blood

Antenna To The Afterworld out June 11 on Polyvinyl.

Gold Fields - You're Still Gone

Debut album Black Sun Out Now via Astralwerks.

The Dandy Warhols - Rest Your Head Video!

Off the album This Machine!

Young Galaxy - Pretty Boy Video!

Ultramarine out now on Paper Bag Records.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Creatures - New Campaigns

Check out this great track from Berlin's Creatures! Their debut EP "New Campaigns" is out now!

Tango In The Attic - Sellotape Video!

From the Crushed Up EP.

Shout Out Louds - Illusions Video!

Optica is out now on Merge! Look for Shout Out Louds on tour this Spring!

CocoRosie - After the Afterlife Video!

Tales Of A Grass Widow is out 5/28.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hooded Fang - Graves Video!

Album Gravez out May 28 on Full Time Hobby/Daps Records.

The Rest - Who Knows Video!

These guys sure go all out with their videos! Off the current album Seesaw!

This Is Thunder - Shoot The Moon - Free Download!

Debut, self-titled EP comes out May 28!

M O S C O W M E T R O - Spirit of a City and Cosmos - Free Track Downloads!

I got this note from M O S C O W M E T R O:
I am contacting you on behalf of Ireland/San Francisco hybrid post punk band M O S C O W M E T R O, who have just officially released debut tracks "SPIRIT OF A CITY" and "COSMOS."
I think what they meant to say is, "Here are some great fuckin' songs. You'd be stupid to ignore them!"

Foxygen - La Blogotheque Take Away Show!

La Blogothéque, have captured Foxygen frightening French schoolchildren, performing underneath the iconic Sacré Coeur, and gesticulating wildly, as they do. The first video includes both "In the Darkness" and "No Destruction," and the second video features "On Blue Mountain."

Stream Iggy & the Stooges - Ready to Die

Thanks to NPR, you can stream the new Iggy and the Stooges album. Out 4/30 on Fat Possum!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Animal X!

Track from exclusive record store day 7"!

World of Tullycraft "Lost In Light Rotation" Free CD Quest Winners Announcement!!

Hey! Congratulations to Michael Zakes, Dustin Block, and Jack Silbert for being the three lucky winners in the Tullycraft CD giveaway! Their names were randomly drawn from a hat! We had over 50 entries, so they were very lucky indeed! Thanks to everyone who entered! Hopefully you will still go buy a copy of the great new release! For more info on Tullycraft, please go to Tullycraft Nation!

Marie Lalá - Without You - Free Download!

Marie Lalá’s debut album ”Surrender My Soul” is out on May 15th.

Pinkunoizu - I Chi Video!

Second Amendment EP out May 6th on Full Time Hobby!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tullycraft - Dig Up The Graves Video!

Fantastic video from the new album Lost in Light Rotation!

Don't forget to enter our World of Tullycraft "Lost in Light Rotation" Free Autographed CD Quest!! 3 Lucky winners will get a free autographed copy of the new release!

Analog Birds - No-Knock - Free Download!

Debut single from their upcoming album The First One Follows.

Wise Blood - Rat

Debut album id out June 25th on Dovecote!

Lemuria - Brilliant Dancer

The Distance Is So Big out on Bridge Nine Records June 18th.

Gauntlet Hair - Human Nature

New album Stills out July 16 on Dead Oceans.

Tempers - Strange Harvest

New single from Tempers. Look for a full length later in the year!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Babies - Mess Me Around Video!

Our House On The Hill out now on Woodsist.

Man or Astroman? - Disintegrate

Holy crap! New Man or Astroman!! Take a listen to the single from the Man Or Astroman? upcoming album release, "Defcon 5...4...3...2...1".

Bass Drum of Death - Shattered Me Video!

Bass Drum Of Death is out 6/25 on Innovative Leisure. Stereogum premiered this earlier today!

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #55

Track List:

The Knife - A Cherry On Top Video!

Taken from The Knife's new album Shaking The Habitual, out now!

Japanther - Stolen Flowers - Free Download!

Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart out May 21st via Recess Records.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Psychic Twin - Dream State Video!

Strangers 7" out now on Polyvinyl.

Mincer Ray - A Magnate's Reach

Berlin's Mincer Ray is releasing A Magnate's Reach EP on May 31st!

Titles - Modern Sounds in Science Fiction

Titles' Modern Sounds In Science Fiction is out May 14 via Safety Meeting Records.

Nude Party - Indie - Free Track Download

Preview of Nude Party's upcoming 5 song EP due out May 5th!

Camera Obscura - Do It Again

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

Ski Lodge - Just To Be Like You Video!

"Just To Be Like You" single out now of Dovecote!

pacificUV - American Lovers

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Youth Lagoon - Mute Video!

Wondrous Bughouse out now on Fat Possum.

7 Silly Questions w/ The Knits

I ran across Australian garage heroes The Knits completely by accident. It was a slow music day and I was scouring other blogs looking for stuff to steal. Honestly, I am so fucking happy I did. I haven't heard such fun, amazing garage rock in a long, long time. If The Knits were in the US, I feel they would be destroying every stage they played on, reminding us how it's supposed to be done. Thanks to the wonder of the interwebs, I was able to metaphorically sit down with Brendan Walsh and got him to answer our highly ridiculous questionnaire. 

What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid?
The Beaches Soundtrack by Bette Midler was a record that got many a spin when I was a little squid. Although, I'll still argue that her version of "Under the Boardwalk" crushes Rolling Stone's version into a pulp. Also, the proto-industrial track "Oh, Industry!" still scare me to my core.

What is the first record you bought?
Violent Femmes self-titled, which I still love today. There are not enough xylophone solos in music these days. "Gone Daddy Gone" has two.

Unicorns vs. Narwhals? Who would win in a fight?
Narwhals, reality beats imaginary. Also, their head boners look more dangerous than that of the unicorn.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on the road?
Reading Motely Crue's book, The Dirt, to each other in the back of the car was funny and informative. It is really quite an incredible story of the rise and fall of big haired girly-men. Also it has Pamela Anderson. 

Who has the worst van etiquette?
Richie's butt.

Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod?
Hunx and his Punx are always getting a pounding on the ol' ipod. Al, from one of my other bands, Palms, just put me on to The Adolencents. Great band that play short, pointlessly angry punk songs. Fantastic! Also, Personal and the Pizzas have been getting a pounding of late. Perfect mix of humour and tough rock 'n' roll. 

What is the worst fight over nothing that you got into with each other after being road weary and exhausted?
Constant arguments over food stops are exhausting, yet necessary. We need to find the most disgusting and satisfying road food possible.

Kisses - Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning is taken from the Kids in LA album, out May 14.

Low - Just Make It Stop Video!

The Invisible Way is out now on Sub Pop. Stereogum got the video premiere. Those bastards.

Odonis Odonis - Better Video!

Better EP out today on Buzz Records!

Bird Names - Star Light

Bird Names new album Naming Names is out now!

Oberhofer - Together/Never

Notalgia is out 4/23 via Glassnote.

The Jim Jones Revue - Seven Times Around The Sun Video!

7 Times Around The Sun is the third single to be released from The Jim Jones Revue latest album The Savage Heart. The single is out 13th May.

Double Dagger - Heretic's Hymn

Stole this blurb from Pitchfork:
Double Dagger broke up in 2011, but the Baltimore punk trio’s final record, 333, is just now set to see the light of day on April 20 via Thrill Jockey. (It's also packaged with a DVD documentary film, If We Shout Loud Enough, which chronicles the group’s farewell tour.)

Buchanan - Human Spring

Human Spring is set for release in Australia and New Zealand on May 10.

Wavves - Live Show Pics!

Photographer Joe Waslin got some great shots of Wavves performing at Shea Stadium BK on Friday April 12! View the full set HERE!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Veronica Falls - Waiting for Something to Happen Video!

The title track of Veronica Falls' new album Waiting for Something to Happen! Video courtesy of Pitchfork!

Small Black - Free At Dawn Video!

Small Black 'Limits of Desire' out May 14, 2013 on Jagjaguwar.

Ra Ra Riot - All I Fear

Binary Mind 10" only available on Record Store Day. Limited to 1,000 copies.

Stream Egyptian Hip Hop's "Tobago" EP

Don't worry, it's not hip hop. Tobago out April 16 on R&S Records.

Daft Punk - Get Lucky Feat. Pharrell Williams

Daft Punk doesn't need our help, but we like em! Random Access Memories is out 5/21 on Columbia.

The Hold Steady - The Bear & the Maiden Fair

This great track played over the closing credits of last night's Game of Thrones!!

World of Tullycraft "Lost in Light Rotation" Free Autographed CD Quest!!

Viva Indie Rock has teamed up with Tullycraft to bring you the World of Tullycraft "Lost in Light Rotation" CD Quest! Enter your name and email address for a chance to win one of three signed copies of the new "Lost in Light Rotation" CD!!! That's right! The CD comes autographed by Tullycraft! Just give us your name and email address! We will randomly pick three winners and ship you a signed copy of the new release free!! "Lost in Light Rotation" is due out April 23rd on Magic Marker Records in the US and Fortuna Pop overseas! You can also get a cassette version from Fika Records! Take another listen to the fantastic title track!

Take a moment to fill out the form below! We will announce the winners April 22nd!!


-Cartoon by Jake Rohdy Comics!

Empire Of The Sun - Alive

New album Ice on the Dune Coming June 2013.

Iceage - Morals Video!

An awsome take on Morals originally heard on the album You're Nothing.

Friday, April 12, 2013

They Might Be Giants - Nanobots Video!

From They Might Be Giants' latest album Nanobots.

Iron and Wine - Joy Video!

Ghost On Ghost is out 4/16 on Nonesuch.

Radiation City - Zombies - Free Donwload!

Animals in the Median out May 21, 2013 via Tender Loving Empire. Click through to Soundcloud to download this charming track!

Holograms - Flesh and Bone

This is the first single off Holograms' second full-length record 'Forever.' This record will be out September 3rd, 2013 on Captured Tracks.

The National - Don't Swallow the Cap

Trouble Will Find Me out May 20(UK)/21(US).

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - We The Common Video!

We The Common out now on Ribbon Music.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coma Cinema - Satan Made A Mansion

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

Kids on a Crime Spree - Creep the Creeps Video!

Creep the Creeps 7" out now on Slumberland!

Cayucas - East Coast Girl

Bigfoot out April 30, 2013 on Secretly Canadian.

The Mantles - Brown Balloon

Long Enough To Leave LP will be released June 18 on Slumberland.

Kickback Circus - Flashlight Memories

From the upcoming EP Sounds Like a Plant.

Good Morning Spider - Doctors and Crackers Video!

From the debut EP A Peg in the Hole.

Chirping - Flicker and Fade - Free Download!

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #54

Track List:

Nervous Nellie - Eaten By Bears Video!

Nervous Nellie's Gloves EP is out now.

Eleanor Friedberger - Stare at the Sun Video!

From Personal Record on Merge!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Julian Lynch - Gloves Video!

Lines out now on Underwater Peoples Records.

Dungeonesse - Nightlight

Self-titled album Out May 14 on Secretly Canadian.

She & Him - I Could've Been Your Girl

From the album Volume 3 out May 7, 2013 on Merge Records.

Lightning Dust - Diamond

New album Fantasy out June 25, 2013 on Jagjaguwar.

The Soft Moon - Want Video!

Zeros is out now on Captured Tracks.

Lexy and the Kill - We Can Dance Alone Video!

We Can Dance Alone single due out June 4th!

Akron/Family - Until the Morning Video!

Akron/Family Sub Verses out April 30, 2013 on Dead Oceans.

CSS - Hangover

New Album Planta on June 11th via SQE Music.

Bass Drum of Death - Shattered Me

From the upcoming Bass Drum of Death LP!

Vår - The World Fell

From their upcoming album No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers out May 14th on Sacred Bones Records.

Pinkunoizu - Tin Can Valley - Free Download

Second Amendment EP out May 6th on Full Time Hobby. Click through to Soundcloud for download option.

Hooded Fang - Graves

Taken from the forthcoming album 'Gravez', out 27th May (UK) / 28th May (USA) on Full Time Hobby.

The Goodnight Darlings - Red Hot - Free Download!

Off their debut EP Doll Drums!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mount Kimbie - Blood and Form

From new album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth out 27th May 2013 through Warp Records.

We Are The Storm - Morel Park Video!

Check out the video We Are the Storm's latest video Morel Park off the upcoming album Wastelands.

Queenfish & Other Tales - Dive In - Free Download!

More great new music from Sweden! Debut album Landing due out later in 2013.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Pastels - Check My Heart

New single Check My Heart out today on Domino Records!

Black Bananas - Hey Rockin

New music from ex-RTX member Jennifer Herrema! Out 4/20 on Volcom Entertainment.

Kazyak - Part I: Rabbiting Fox - Free Download!

Kazyak's See The Forest, See The Trees is due out May 14, 2013 on GroundUp Productions.

7 Silly Questions w/ Boxed Wine!

I am not even quite sure how to start talking about New Jersey band Boxed Wine. The best way I can describe their music is infectious, upbeat indie pop created by impossibly charming dorks. And I mean that as a total compliment. The first time I heard their track "Waste Your Time" I was smitten. I think I have listened and sung along to it at least a hundred times.

On May 21st, Boxed Wine is releasing their debut full length Cheap, Fun. We posted about their preview EP of the same name back in January. With all the hoopla and craziness surrounding a new album, we are pleased the guys had time to sit down with us and answer some highly irregular questions.

What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid?
Chris: Probably Vengaboys, but it was mixed in with a lot of 90s techno, especially Jock Jams comps…
Ralph: Van Halen, even the Sammy Hagar era. Mike: Milli Vanilli (and yes, I was devastated when the truth came out)
Steve: Chumbawamba, Give me a break I was 7!

What is the first record you bought? 
Chris: Elvis' #1 Hits Ralph: Nirvana's Nevermind
Mike: Milli Vanilli's Girl You Know It's True
Steve: Korn's Follow the Leader

Unicorns vs. Narwhals? Who would win in a fight? 
Chris: It really depends on the setting… Narwhal in water, Unicorn on land.
Ralph: Unicorns because they don't exist and you can't kill something that doesn't exist. Other example: Santa.
Mike: Narwhal in reality, but if the unicorn had its special powers, it'd totally dominate.
Steve: The almighty Unicorn. Duh.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you at a show?
Chris: Nothing. I thought about this for twenty minutes, and can honestly say that nothing funny has happened to me at any of our shows. I feel lame now.
Ralph: I was once approached by a girl with pink hair about halfway through our set. She grabbed me and asked me to dance with her during the next song. I told her I couldn't play while dancing so she left and I never saw her again.
Mike: I once invited two girls who were competing for my affections to the same show. Neither of them came, so I guess that's funny. Or sad. Yeah, definitely sad but funny. Steve: A drumstick went flying out of my hand, hit my drum, then came flying right back, nailing me in the head. *cue rimshot*

If you could relive your prom, what song would you most like to slow dance to? 
Chris: "Fake Empire" - The National or "Montreal" - Kaki King or "Red Moon" - the Walkmen.
Ralph: "New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down" - LCD Soundsystem
Mike: A slowed down version of "Girl You Know It's True" - Milli Vanilli
Steve: "My Girl" - The Temptations (Gotta go with a classic!)

Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod?
Chris: Theme Park, the Strokes, Locksley, Free Energy, the Plastics, Generationals, the Rapture, and the Virgins at the moment.
Ralph: Haim, LCD Soundsystem, and Katy Perry
Mike: Milli Vanilli, Gaslight Anthem, and Bruce Springsteen
Steve: Deftones

Who smells the worst after a show?
Chris: Mike
Ralph: Mike and Chris
Mike: Chris
Steve: The fans! Haha kidding, we don't have any fans.

The National - Demons

From the album Trouble Will Find Me out May 20(UK)/21(US) on 4AD.

MS MR - Hurricane Video!

Debut release Secondhand Rapture available May 14th.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams Video!

Lonesome Dreams is out now on IAMSOUND. Video thanks to NPR!

Flying Lotus - About that time//A glitch is a glitch

New track for a recent episode of the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time.

Junip - Your Life, Your Call Video!

Junip is out 4/23 on Mute. Video thanks to NPR!

The Impossible Girl - Stellar Alchemist - Free Download!!

New album The Sky Is Calling out June 21st. Click through to Soundcloud page to download free!

Western Lows - Icicles

Debut LP Glacial out June 4th on JAXART Records.

Saturday Looks Good to Me - Break In

From the album One Kiss Ends It All, available 5/21/13 on Polyvinyl.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gambles - Far From Your Arms - Free Download!

Far From Your Arms EP is due via his very own GMBLS imprint on May 7th, 2013.

Dan Deacon - Konono Ripoff No. 1

The title track taken from a limited edition 500 hand-numbered 7" out on Record Store Day (April 20, 2013).

Cat Power - Manhattan Video!

Off the new album Sun!

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #53

Track List:

The Knits - The Knits EP

I accidentally stumbled up this amazing Australian band by creeping on the Aussie blog Polaroids of Androids. The Knits are fucking awesome. If you are a fan of garage, you must take a listen or download their four song self-titled EP!

As Elephants Are - Youth Blood Video!

As Elephants Are latest release Youth Blood/Lucifer is available on April 8th via Once Upon A Time Records.

The National Rifle - Almost Endless - FREE Download!

To celebrate a Spring road trip through the south and mid-west United States The National Rifle are giving away the title track from their recent full length album Almost Endless.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Weekend - Mirror

New album Jinx is out July 23rd on Slumberland Records.

Kids On A Crime Spree - Creep The Creeps

Creep The Creeps single out April 9 on Slumberland.

Still Corners - Berlin Lovers Video!

Strange Pleasures is out May 7th on Sub Pop.

Deerhunter - Monomania

From the album Monomania out May 6(UK)/7(US) on 4AD.

Estereotypo - Lost Generation Video!

New video from Estereotypo's self titled release! Really happy to have Spanish indie bands sending us stuff!

The Cyclist - Bones in Motion Video!

The Cyclist's debut LP Bones In Motion is out now on Stones Throw / Leaving Records.

Full - Atraco

Spanish band Full sent us an email 100% in Spanish! From what we gather from Google's translator, their new album Mi Primer Atraco is out now! Take a listen to track Atraco or you can stream their full album here!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rollin Hunt - In the Window

Rollin Hunt shares new track from debut LP The Phoney with Moniker Records, out on April 30.

Tunng - So Far From Here

Taken from the forthcoming album Turbines due out in June!

No Joy - Hare Tarot Lies

From the upcoming album Wait To Pleasure available April 23, 2013 on Mexican Summer.

This Is Head - A B-Version

Off This Is Head's new album The Album ID!

The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver - Ashes In The Air Video!

Off The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wax Idols - When It Happens Video!

Discipline & Desire is out now on Slumberland!

Chvrches - Now is Not The Time Video!

Recover EP is out now on Glassnote.

Pups - Take Your Shoes Off!

Rose Melberg is back with another great indie pop band called Pups! Take a listen! You can get their whole Pups EP on Bandcamp for Name Your Price!

Wintercoats - Everyone Seems to Be in on Something - Free Download

From Wintercoats EP Heartful due on April 17.