Ovlov, out of Connecticut, are poised to release their debut LP, Am, on July 2, 2013. They have released a single, Blue Baby, as a preview. You can listen and download below via Soundclound. Think powerpop meets shoegaze.
Ovlov is also heading out on the road to support the LP. Dates are below.
Though this is the group’s first full-length they have released two EPs--Crazy Motorcycle Jump (2009) and What’s So Great About The City (2011).
May 16th - Hamden, CT - The Space
May 17th - Boston, MA
May 18th - Lowell, MA - Wilder Genecraft
May 19th - Ithaca, NY - The Chapter House
May 20th - Cleveland, OH - The Locker Room
May 21st - Kalamazoo, MI - The Corner Record Shop
May 22nd - Chicago, IL - Neverland
May 23rd - Saint Paul, MN - The Elephant Graveyard
May 24th - Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon Bar
May 25th - Milwaukee, WI - Quarter's Roll n' Roll Palace
May 26th - Chesterton, IN - Sound Cellar
May 27th - Columbus, OH
May 28th - Lafayette, IN - A.N.T. Pharm
May 29th - Pittsburgh, PA - The Shit Brick
May 30th - Philadelphia, PA - Hausu
May 31st - New Brunswick, NJ - The Alamo
June 1st - Brooklyn, NY - Big Snow
Soulwhirlingsomewhere just released a new "name your price" ep, Sleeplike, on Bandcamp.
Soulwhirlingsomewhere first emerged on Projekt Records in the 1990s--producing records of hearfelt, ethereal music that calls to mind everything from Red House Painters to Brian Eno and a slew of other acts.
Don't let this foolish exercise in comparison feel you; Michael Plaster created, and creates, something all his own as well. His music is like a fingerprint, when you hear it you know it is his.
Dead Stars out of Brooklyn are a rock, pop, grunge band that are set to release their new EP, High Grain, on June 4, 2013. The release will be on the Uninhabitable Mansions label run by fellow Brooklynites, Radical Dads.
Check out free download of Fractured via Soundcloud below.
The band (Dead Stars not Radical Dads..which is a great name by the way) is playing several local shows. Check out the dates below as well.
5/16: New York, NY @ Pianos (9pm)
5/27: New York, NY @ Cake Shop
6/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory (CD Release Party)
The Leisure Society
are poised to release a new record, Alone Aboard The Ark
, on July 2. 2013. As mentioned previously the LP was recorded with the help of Ray Davies
at his Konk Studios. Check out The Sober Scent Of Paper
for the "price" of your email address. Go HERE
The band also was featured as KCRW's "Song of the Day." Check out A Softer Voice Takes A Longer Hearing HERE
(aka Jason Donnelly) is always releasing so much material than it posting on one of his projects will find three more in the email. He makes loop libraries, produces music and tons more.
For the 12 year anniversary of DFA Records he has done a "We Love DFA Mix" which you can hear HERE
You can also download some free music. The first is funk music Donnelly did with John Hobart. Check out Funkin' Around featuring John Hobart HERE
And you can produce your own Funk music using a limited Peace Love Productions Funkstep sample pack. This costs $14.99 and the $$ goes directly to the producers and performers. Go HERE FOR SOME MORE INFO AND TO DOWLOAD
One of DJ Puzzle's most popular free downloads are his Brazilian Lounge Sessions. This had over 1300 listens on Soundcloud in two days. You can check it out HERE
RocketNumberNine (brothers Tom & Ben Page) hail from London. Their debut MeYouWeYou comes out July 30 2013 on Smalltown Supersound. Those of you who are jazz aficionados may note the name is a Sun Ra reference.
This, however, is dance music and although this is the first album they have been making music for some time. Check out the tracks, Deadly Buzz and Rotunda (Four Tet remix) below. You can download the remix free.
photo by Allesandra Greco
The first time I saw The Dig they were an opening act. After their set I thought; “You have to have some guts to have that band open for you.” They are a really good band.
Their new record, Tired Hearts EP, comes out June 4 and they are heading out on tour in support (dates are below). You can download the first single from the record, Angeline, free via Soundcloud. Be sure to see if they are going to be in your town.
6/6 - Washington DC @ Beats Venue
6/8 – Charlotte, NC @ VBGB Brooklyn Brewery Event
6/10 - Knoxville, TN @ Pres Pub
6/12 - Little Rock, AR @ Stikyz
6/13 - Fort Worth, TX @ Lola's
6/14 - San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
6/15 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
6/18 - Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue Bar
6/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
6/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
6/21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Favorite's
6/23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/24 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
6/26 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
6/28 - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's
6/29 - Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
7/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
combine indie rock with orchestral music an their debut record, You Knew
, is out now. Check out/download the track, Blue And Gold
, below. Mother Falcon is also heading out on a tour of sorts, although most of the dates seem to be in New York (they have a residency at Joe’s Pub).
The band has three cellos, horns, six violins a bassoon and a glockenspiel. When is the last time you saw THAT in a rock band?
More dates to come. Find out more HERE
6/02/13 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
6/04/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield
6/09/13 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
6/11/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield
6/13/13 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
6/18/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield
6/19/13 - Washington DC - Kennedy Center
6/22/13 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
6/23/13 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
6/25/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield
6/30/13 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
Charlie Mars' second single off his latest LP (Blackberry Light) is How I Roll. You can check out and download the dub reggae remix by Prince Fox below. The original version is on the Charlie Mars Soundcloud page.
Mars has toured extensively playing with the likes of Mike Doughty, Steve Earle, Mason Jennings and others. His next tour will be a headliner. Dates are below.
5/31 - Chicago, IL @ City Winery
6/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Dakota Jazz Club - 7 PM & 9 PM SHOWS
6/2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
6/5 - Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's Bar & Grill
6/6 - Covington, KY @ Molly Malone's
6/7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
6/8 - Albany, NY @ The Linda/WAMC Performing Arts Studio
6/9 - Portland, ME @ The 40th Annual Old Port festival
6/10 - Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space
6/11 - Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
6/12 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
6/13 - Hummelstown, PA @ The Cocoa Beanery
6/14 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall II
6/15 - Ringwood, NJ @ Drew's House
6/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
6/18 - Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
6/19 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
6/20 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie's Attic
6/21 - Charleston, SC @ Circular Church
, out of Denmark, have a video for their track, I Chi
. You can check it out below. The band are getting ready to release their second EP, Second Amendment
, soon. Apparrently it was recorded in a single day in London. There will be a digital release on Full Time Hobby
and a limited 12" fromEverybody's Stalking
The band is also touring Europe beginning in May. Dates are below. Another track, Tin Can Valley
, is also available below for download (via Soundcloud).
There is a layered, soothing quality to this music (referring to the new song). It seems simple but listen a little and yu will see it is not. For more on the band head to www.pinkunoizu.com
5/15 – Electrowerkz, London
5/16 - The Great Escape, Brighton
6/28 – Glastonbury Festival (Williams Green Stage, 2pm)
9/27 - Loppen, Copenhagen
9/30 - Festaal, Berlin
10/1 - Zoom, Frankfurt
10/2 - Ampere, Munich
10/3 - Bogen F, Viadukt, Zurich
10/6 - Rotonde, Botanique, Brussels
10/7 - La Maroquinerie, Paris
10/8 - Heaven, London
10/11 - Colston Hall, Bristol
10/12 - Brewery, Kendal
10/13 - Broadcast, Glasgow
10/15 - Band On The Wall, Manchester
10/16 - South Street Arts, Reading
10/17 - The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
10/19 - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
10/20 - East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
10/21 - The Old Market, Brighton