Check out videos for trip.fall and Casanova below.
Denitia and Sene, out of Brooklyn, have a vinyl LP his and hers, coming February 11, 2014. Soulful and sensuous stuff. You can find out more at www.denitiaandsene.com.
Check out videos for trip.fall and Casanova below.
Carl Creighton's Brookings comes out March 22, 2014 on Mecca Lecca Recordings. Angry depressing music by and for those whose souls have been trampled--but who can still laugh about it.
The record was done while Creighton lived in Minnesota but was put on the shelf. Now it is coming off the shelf. Check out and download the track, Baby Doll, free below.
together PANGEA have a new video for their track, Offer. The song is of the band's latest, Badillac. As you will notice they are also touring. Dates are below the video.
The band are sort of tough to pin down musically. It has this sort of folky feel...sometimes...then it sort of rocks...then it is all about the melody. Give a listen.
2/1 - Last Exit - Tempe, AZ
2/2 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
2/4 - Three Links - Dallas, TX
2/5 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
2/6 - Circle Bar - New Orleans, LA
2/7 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL
2/8 - 529 - Atlanta, GA
2/10 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
2/11 - Black Cat Backstage - Washington DC
2/12 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
2/14 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
2/15 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
2/17 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC
2/18 - The Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON
2/19 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
2/20 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
2/21 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
2/22 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
2/24 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
2/25 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
2/26 - Flying M Coffee - Nampa, ID
2/27 - Bunk Bar - Portland, OR
2/28 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC
3/1 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
3/2 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
3/5 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
3/23 - Burgerama @ The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Prides, out of Glasgow, have a new 7 inch, The Seeds You Sow, coming out March 18, 2014 (also available digitally). You can check out the track via Soundcloud.
If you like it and live in one of the cities below? Head out to see them live. Keep up to speed with Prides, HERE.
3.11 - 03.15 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3.16 - Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar *
3.18 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
3.19 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle *
3.20 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
3.21 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair *
3.23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Church *
3.24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
3.25 - New York City, NY @ Webster Hall *
Curtis Harding's Soul Power comes out April 22, 2014. Let's hope this is a trend that old school soul music is on its way back. Let's pray in fact. This reminds me of the early 1970s--Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Delfonics etc. etc.
Harding says that soul music and his music "speak for themselves." Yep, he's right. Chec out the track, Keep On Shining, below. Harding, from Michigan, sang back up for CeeLo Green.
There have been a few other acts moving in this direction in the past few years and it is to be hoped that soon slick autotuned erzatz soul will vanish from the earth (a big dream I know).
This is one to look forward to.
Potty Mouth have a new video for Black and Studs. Check it out below. The song is off the bands recently released LP, Hell Bent. Guess what? They are also touring. You can check out dates below the video.
Is it indie pop ? Is it punk revivalism? I don't know. Sounds like rock n roll to me. Keep an eye open for new tour dates as well. Some will be added. Keep up to date HERE.
1/31 Medford, MA - Crafts House at Tufts University
2/8 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College
2/9 Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie
3/2 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right w/ Vivian Girls
3/8 Allston, MA - Great Scott
3/14 Austin, TX - Hole In The Wall
3/9-3/16 Austin, TX - SXSW
Wake Owl have a new track, Letters, out now. The song is off the group's first album, The Private World of Paradise which coes out March 4, 2014.
The LP was produced by Richard Swift of The Shins. He has also produced music for Tennis and Foxygen (one of the greatest band names ever)
The Zolas have a video out, entitled Ancient Mars. The video is inspired by events closer to home. A friend of a friend of singer Zack Gray was abducted in Los Angeles. Elisa Lam vanished and the video was inspired by the LAPD releases and a "bewildering" CCTV video.
Gray didn't know Lam he saw many young women he did know in her and her story moved him.
Habibi, out of New York City, have a new eponymous LP out right now. You can check out the track, I Got The Moves, below. Its pop meets the garage with a dash of Middle Eastern music and not just because some songs are in Farsi (the name is Arabic).
Regardless of influences and nationalities you can dance to it. And really? What else matters?
The 1975 have a remix of their song, Chocolate by Brighton/Guildford producer Oli Slack. Check it out below. The track, with a dreampop vibe, is a departure from the original tune (if I remember it). You can download it free below.
The band, out of Manchester ranges from 60s style pop to more artsy fartsy terrain. But it all fits together, even a vaguely shoegazey remix like this.
Constantly Consuming Culture--The Waterfront show crowdfunding effort now live. Shows in Miami and Chicago. Help us out. You can own the painting above.