You can check out some of the music at Reverb Nation.
Auto Defiance first full-length, Running on the Edge, is now out. The full length follows an EP, Damiana’s Dream and a single, The Ghost Inside Your House.
You can check out some of the music at Reverb Nation.
Odesza, out of Seattle, is touring the Western USA this March (first ever tour) with Emancipator and Little People. The duo are touring after their self-released debut, Summer’s Gone. You can get the record as a free download at the band website, odesza.com.
Up to this point they have only played a few dates in the Pacific Northwest. This time they go further afield. Dates are below.
* w/ Emancipator, Little People
March 8 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
March 9 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *
March 10 - Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo *
March 13 - Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theater *
March 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine *
March 15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium *
March 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
March 17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up *
March 19 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room *
March 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Evolution Nightclub *
March 21 - Durango, CO @ Henry Strater Theatre *
March 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
March 23 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Frank Sinatra Showroom *
Angel Olsen is a folksy singer songwriter whose second record, Half Way Home, is out now. She is touring the USA and the British Isles to support the release. Check out dates and stream two tracks by Olsen below.
For more info head to angelolsen.com.
Feb. 7 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway w/ Water Liars
Feb. 8 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout w/ Water Liars
Feb. 9 - Carbondale, IL @ The Hangar 9 w/ Water Liars
April 6 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
April 7 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
April 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
April 9 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
April 12 - Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
April 14 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
April 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
April 16 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
April 18 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
April 19 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
April 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
April 24 - Sacramento, CA @ Bows & Arrows
May 2 - Dublin, IE @ The Joinery
May 3 - Cork, IE @ Half Moon Theatre
May 4 - Sun. May 5 - Kilkenny Roots Festival, IE
May 6 - Belfast, UK @ Black Box
May 8 - London, UK @ Cinema Museum
Aug. 30 - Sun. Sep. 1 - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Nikolitsa is an multifaceted artist. For our purposes HERE we are talking about her debut LP, Under the Moon, (produced by Brett Hestla) which came out in December 2012.
Nicolitsa is also a photographer and multimedia artist. Find out more about her HERE.
The Tontons, out of Houston, have a new 7 inch , Bones, coming in February. The band is also playing some shows here and there On February 1 at Stubbs in Austin, Texas (7 inch release show) and on February 2 at Watlers in Houston (another 7 inch release show).
There will be shows during SXSW and additional dates coming.
Check out a stream of Bones below.
The new OMD record’s artwork was just released as have tour dates—below. The new record, English Electric, comes out April 9, 2013. You can get the LP in a standard jewel case and in a deluxe edition with media book, CD, bonus DVD (which includes interview), three animated videos and never before seen tour photos. A limited edition vinyl version (heavy weight vinyl) that also includes CD will also be available.
AND if that were not enough there will be a super duper deluxe Boxset—limited and signed on an certificate of authenticity. The box is a tin, with embossed OMD logo and artwork print. This comes with a 7 inch with an unreleased song, a lyric booklet, DVD, demo CD, album CD, prints, phtos and more.
Pre-order at the band website, HERE.
5 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
6 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
7 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
10 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
12 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
14 - Coachella Festival - Indio, CA
18 - Metropolitan Theatre - Mexico City, MX
21 - Coachella Festival - Indio, CA
8 - Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
9 - Metro - Chicago, IL
11 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
12 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
13 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
15 - Paradise - Boston, MA
17 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Iceage, from Denmark, have a second record, You're Nothing, coming out February 19, 2013. You can check out the video for the track, Ecstasy, below. Likewise check out the stream of the song, Coalition, below.
The two tracks mentioned above, and the b-side, A Rifle, are all set to come out on a 7 inch February 5, 2013. These are an import only thing here in the USA available in limited numbers at the Matador Store.
Highasakite, out of Norway, have a new single, Son of a Bitch, out now. The band’s U.S debut EP, In and out of weeks, comes out March 5, 2013. The band released their first record in Norway last year and they gathered attention with appearances at festivals, including Berlin Music Week.
The band plays indie pop—mixing 60s American pop, Norwegian folk and undoubtedly touches from their own jazz music education.
Certainly a band to keep an eye on. They will be playing in the USA in March. No specific dates yet but there will be NYC, L.A. and SXSW. Confirmed dates below.
3/13-3/17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
3/20 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
3/21 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
Diamond Version have an new ep, EP3, coming digitally January 29, 2013 and on 12 inch. The band is releasing five EPs. Check out the video for the track, Turn On Tomorrow, below.
A full-length based on all the EPs is coming out in the summer of 2013.
Native, out of Indiana, are heading out on a North American tour in February. Some dates are solo but a big chunk are with Caspian. Dates are below.
The band has just finished up their second album with Greg Norman who has also worked with Pelican and Russian Circles. The record comes out in the summer of 2013. Check out their video for the track, Kissing Bridge, below. The video is live from Paris from the band’s recent European tour.
Feb 25 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Feb 26 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Gas Works
Feb 27 - Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Women's Club
Caspian and Native
Mar 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex also w/ Junius
Mar 02 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar And Lounge
Mar 03 - San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill
Mar 05 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Mar 06 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Mar 07 - Boise, ID @ The Red Room Mar 08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar 09 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Mar 10 - Omaha, NE @ The West Wing (no Caspian)
Mar 11 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Mar 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 7th Street Entry
Mar 13 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Mar 14 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Mar 15 - St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Mar 16 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Mar 18 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Mar 19 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Mar 20 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Mar 21 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Mar 23 - Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab
Mar 24 - Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
Mar 25 - Montreal, QC @ L'escogriffe Cafe Bar
Mar 26 - Kitchener, ON @ Jesse's Rehearsal
Mar 27 - Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's
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