The long-haired indie darling has released new info about his follow up to his 2011 album Smoke Ring For My Halo. The new album Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze will be a double disc, 69 minutes long, and will come out April 9th, 2013.
A video clip, though not the official music video, has been released with the album’s namesake opening track. Even more exciting is that Kurt and the Violators are heading on the road, Tickets go on sale Feb 15 except LA (Feb 16) and Seattle (on sale today).
Sun, Apr 14 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, Apr 21 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, May 4 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Mon, May 5 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue, May 7 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex # *
Wed, May 8 – San Francisco CA – Independent *
Fri, May 10 – Portland OR – Doug Fir # *
Sat, May 11 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore # *
Sun, May 12 – Seattle WA – Neumos # *
Tue, May 14 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
Thu, May 16 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom * !
Fri, May 17 – Boston MA – The Sinclair * !
Sat, May 18 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer * !
Fri, May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat, May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun, May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon, May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue, May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed, May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio
Brothers In Law is a band from Italy that recently caught my ears thanks to one of my favorite labels We Were Never Being Boring. Their debut album, Hard Times For Dreamers, is set for release on January 30th of this year via WWNBB.
A few days ago Seattle music blog The Finest Kiss premiered the video for Leave Me (Shadow II), the first single off the album. The video was shot in Chicago and was directed by Ryan Ohm.
This past weekend I preordered my copy of Hard Times For Dreamers – a signed, limited edition vinyl, YAY! What’s more exciting is that the band has been invited to play at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Buying a copy of Hard Times For Dreamers in your preferred format will help get the band from Italy to Texas in March. Order your copy of Hard Times For Dreamers here or here.
While their fundraiser page says your donations “will help fund train and flight tickets, and probably a few nights in scary motels”. We cross our fingers for a show in Boston, MA during the band’s stay in the States where our sofa is open to talented guests.
Ah a video from one of my favorite bands this year, Creaturos. A couple of months ago they released their debut album Swampp Thingg and now here is the premiere of “Sunrise Wedding” with an Alejandro Jodorowsky feel to it. Enjoy.
What a wonderful treat it was to open an email a while back only to find this gem waiting to be adored. We’ve kept this to ourselves far too long and it is time to share it and do our part to help its brightness shine on.
We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: we abhor remixes. But every so often a remix comes along that simply touches us and that we get really excited about. This version of “Snowyman” is a perfect example of such remixes. The video below contains a remix done by Delicate Steve to the song by Saadi that truly matches the greatness of the original. Saadi is a singer born in Syria and raised in Pennsylvania before making her way to NYC. Delicate Steve originally from New Jersey creates instrumental music and his album Wondervisions is one we can’t seem to stop listening to.
“Snowyman” is available digitally here, here, and on 7″ here.
Matthias Kanik‘s musical project Ghostandthesong has done it yet again by bringing us a remarkable selection of songs in his new EP appropriately titled Escapes. Though all three songs are a trip only Kanik could guide a listener through, we really dig the last track “Our Prayer” with its somber tones.
The playful “Ou Inme” has been selected as Escape‘s driving single. The video was directed by Marcus Grysczok A.K.A. Hypertrashwonderland. Grysczok has carved a name for himself in the visual realm for his rich use of animation, claymation, and other media to create complex worlds sometimes beautiful sometimes dark.
Escapes EP is available as a free download via Bad Panda Records here.
NYC designer YUASA has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2012 Men’s Loungewear collection with videos featuring male models wearing said collection. We certainly don’t want to dig into our pockets for a $42 pair of boxers and much less $92 for a crown cap – as cute as these may be. What we are most interested in about these videos is the music. YUASA’s Vimeo profile page credits everyone from hair and styling to the videographer but nowhere in sight is there a credit for the musicians – What’s up with that YUASA?
Check out the videos below and tell us what you think. Are you willing to pay this much for this season’s loungewear?
If anyone has any insight on the music featured please enlighten us. We’re really digging the tunes in these vids.
A Classic Education, former Artist of The Month, have released a video- cinematic experience more like it- for “Forever Boy” from their masterpiece of an album Call It Blazing. Directed by Opificio Ciclope and featuring bikes, leather jackets, drinks by river, and lead singer Jonathan Clancy tossing his cookies all in beautiful black and white.
First, let me start off by saying this: I realize not all our readers are in Boston so if after watching this video you still need a definition for what a Masshole is then please go here.
Secondly, not all Massholes are cut from the same cloth. Yes there are people like this…but it’s not the majority I assure you – at least not where we hang out. But hey, for once they got the accent right. Examples of Boston residents who don’t suck: they don’t, these guys don’t, and these guys certainly don’t.
Lastly, what is this video doing on our blog anyway? Wait, oh yes. We’re from Boston and we’re nothing like this – and Yankees fucking suck!
Shabazz Palaces have finally released a video for “Are you… Can you… Were you? (Felt)” from the number one album on our Best of 2011 Albums list, Black Up. To top it all off they’ve also announced tour dates.
02-02 San Francisco, CA – Yoshi’s Jazz Club *
02-18 Roubaix, France – La Cave aux Poetes
02-19 Nantes, France – Stereolux
02-20 Metz, France – Les Trinitaires
02-21 Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie Club
02-24 St Gallen, Switzerland – Palace
02-25 Zurich, Switzerland – Stall 6
02-29 Turin, Italy – Astoria
03-01 Rome, Italy – Circolo degli Artisti
03-02 Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
03-03 Vigonovo (Venice), Italy – Studio 2
04-03 Minneapolis, MN – The Whole
04-04 Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
04-05 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04-06 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
04-07 Gambier, OH – The Horn Gallery
04-08 East Liberty, PA – The Shadow Lounge
04-10 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
04-11 Montreal, Quebec – II Motore
04-12 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
04-13 New York, NY – SOB’s
04-14 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
04-25 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s