Last week Biffy Clyro debuted the brand new track â€œStinginâ€™ Belleâ€ on BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe show. Take a listen to it in this new video that includes behind the scenes studio footage from the making of their new album, recorded in LA at Village Studios with Garth Richardson. Watch it below and stay tuned for more news on the band’s new album â€œOppositesâ€ out in the UK early next year.
On the heels of Poolside releasing their debut LP, Pacific Standard Time, on their own label Day & Night Recordings, the duo are proud to announce their first national tour. In celebration of this announcement, the duo is now streaming the A side of their limited edition, tour-only 10″ entitled “Only Everything”. Previously, they released an mp3 and video for “Slow Down” on Pitchfork. It’s so good that Pitchfork named it “Best New Track”. Then Pitchfork followed up by awarding Poolside ‘Rising’, you can read the article and interview here. Be sure not to miss this party as it will be heading to your town soon.
Poolside is Los Angeles-based duo Jeffery Paradise and Filip Nikolic, good friends who are inspired by California, Mezcal, dancing, good food and friends. In late 2010, on a beautiful LA day, Jeffrey Paradise and Filip Nikolic were lounging next to their pool house-turned-music studio drinking and making music inspired by the summer vibes of that day. Later that night they put their first song, “Do You Believe” on their Soundcloud, and sent the link to a few friends. Within 23 hours, they had three offers from labels wanting to release it, and Poolside was officially born. What began as an excuse for two long distance friends to get together and drink by their pool, has quickly become one of the most anticipated albums of the summer.
Poolside self-describes their sound as “Daytime Disco”, slowed down dance music for swimming in a pool on a hot day. Poolside’s debut single “Do You Believe” was positively received, with DJs including Todd Terje and Dimitri from Paris charting it, and the press fell in love as well, Dazed & Confused praised the song for its “pop-tinged disco, brimming with optimistic vocals and retro acid synths,” while NME lauded its “supremely casual decadence.” The band’s cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” has become a staple of James Murphy’s DJ sets, and “Take Me Home”, from Poolside’s forthcoming album was the first track on Aeroplane’s recent “In Flight Entertainment” compilation. The Magician recently said that “Poolside’s Pacific Standard Time is one of the top 10 albums of 2012″ and the album has been # 1 on KCRW two weeks before it was even released. Poolside’s “Slow Down” earned best new track from Pitchfork, and they were recently featured in Pitchfork’s “Rising”. The band now plays live as a four-piece, with Michael Gold, previously in the band Dazzler, on keys and Jason Pipkin on drums / percussion. Their debut album, Pacific Standard Time was released on their own label Day & Night Recordings on July 9.
ABOUT FILIP NIKOLIC:
Filip Nikolic is a Danish born producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist, known for his contributions in the rock, dance, and pop genres. Nikolic gained notoriety with his group Djosos Krost, collaborating with Horace Andy and John Holt. In the early 2000s, he toured the world as the bassist for the Danish pop group Junior Senior and then moved to Los Angeles, California in 2004. Once in Los Angeles, Nikolic joined the LA based band Ima Robot as a bassist and eventually, a co-producer. Filip just recently co-produced the new Bonde do Role album Tropicalbacanal with Diplo.
ABOUT JEFFREY PARADISE:
Jeffrey Paradise is a DJ synonymous with San Francisco’s young, hip and ready to party scenes – he is part of the dynamic force behind two of the best dance parties in San Francisco, Blow Up and Reunited. In 1998, Paradise moved to San Francisco and became the front man for a new wave/hardcore band The Calculators with members of The Rapture. Jeff now lives in Los Angeles.
7/31 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
8/1 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
8/4 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
8/6 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
8/7 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
8/8 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
8/10 – Calgary, AB – Saits The Gateway
8/11 – Vancouver, BC – The Venue
8/12 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
8/14 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
8/16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8/17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
8/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
8/24 – Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
8/25 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
8/30 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
8/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage – The Cosmopolitan
9/2 – Newport Beach, CA – Pacific Festival*
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Museum*
‘Today’s Supernatural’ is the first single from Animal Collective’s highly anticipated new album Centipede Hz, out on Domino Tuesday, September 4th. The single is out tomorrow digitally, listen to a stream here (or below): http://youtu.be/f6cWumQwCqA
Animal Collective premiered ‘Today’s Supernatural’ live last night on the just launched Animal Collective Radio (radio.myanimalhome.net), a weekly online radio transmission in partnership with Domino and The Creators Project. Every Sunday night at 9PM EST though August 19th Animal Collective will broadcast a new radio show live. Each week a member of the band – Panda Bear, Deakin, Avey Tare and Geologist – will take turns hosting their own show. The shows will feature unique mixes created by the band as well as a variety of guest DJ sets. This week’s show, hosted by Panda Bear, featured his own mix and guest DJ sets by Black Dice, Sublime Frequencies and Haunted Graffiti. The shows will loop for 24 hours after the live broadcast and then be made available as an on-demand stream via MixCloud. The Creators Projectors website will host tracklist details and more information. The website’s look will evolve over the course of the broadcasts, so check back.
Animal Collective would also like to encourage fans to create their own radio show mixes. To help people get started the band has provided a sample pack download of Centipede Hz sounds and radio IDs as well as detailed instructions on how to create your own sounds. More details on user generated mixes is available on the website.
The Creators Project is Intel and Vice’s global arts and technology initiative dedicated to supporting creativity. Their partnership with Animal Collective began with their promotion of the band’s visual album ODDSAC in 2010, and then continued with the production of ambitious stage designs at Coachella 2011 and other live shows. Earlier this year The Creators Project assisted Animal Collective in the launch of the interactive Transverse Temporal Gyrus website, which recreated the experience of the band’s installation at the Guggenheim museum in 2010. The partnership has culminated fully in the creation and support of Animal Collective Radio.
We’re big fans of Civil Twilight and School of Seven Bells. We’ve really been digging CT’s “Fire Escape” which you’ve probably heard on Alternative Radio or even on the shows “Mob Wives” or “Vampire Diaries.” Imagine our excitement when we found out that School of Seven Bells remixed the track. Take a listen to it below and make sure to catch Civil Twilight on tour this summer.
07/29 â€“ Syracuse NY @ NY State Fair w/Korn, The Offspring, The Gaslight Anthem, more.
07/31 â€“ Lake Placid, NY @ Mid Park, Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series
08/02 â€“ Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork w/A Silent Film
08/03 â€“ Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel w/A Silent Film
08/10 â€“ Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
08/11 â€“ Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion w/Metric, White Rabbits, Ben Kweller, more.
08/18 â€“ Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater w/Morning Parade
08/20 â€“ Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/Voxhaul Broadcast
08/21 â€“ Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern w/Voxhaul Broadcast
08/23 â€“ Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/Morning Parade
08/25 â€“ Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Hotel & Casino w/Vanaprasta
08/28 â€“ Sacramento, CA @ Harlowâ€™s w/Morning Parade, Vanaprasta
08/29 â€“ San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/Morning Parade, Vanaprasta
08/31 â€“ Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/Morning Parade, Vanaprasta
09/02 â€“ Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival w/Mac Miller, Big Sean, Blizten Trapper
09/03 â€“ Vancouver, BC @ Centre for the Performing Arts w/Keane
09/08 â€“ Orlando, FL @ Soaked Festival w/Travie McCoy, more.
09/13 â€“ Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre w/Mutemath
09/14 â€“ Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre w/Mutemath
09/15 â€“ Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep w/Mutemath
09/16 â€“ Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre w/Mutemath
09/18 â€“ Des Moines, IA @ Woolys w/Mutemath
09/20 â€“ Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre w/Mutemath
09/21 â€“ Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater w/Mutemath
09/22 â€“ Atlanta, GA @ Piedmont Park, Music Midtown Festival w/Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, more.
09/25 â€“ Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre w/Mutemath
09/27 â€“ Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre w/Mutemath
09/28 â€“ Montreal, QC @ Cabaret La Tulipe w/Mutemath
09/29 â€“ Pawtucket, RI @ The Met w/Mutemath
09/30 â€“ Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground w/Mutemath
10/02 â€“ New Haven, CT @ Toadâ€™s Place w/Mutemath
10/04 â€“ Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/Mutemath
10/05 â€“ Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/Mutemath
10/06 â€“ Baltimore, MD @ Ramâ€™s Head Live w/Mutemath
10/08 â€“ Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater w/Mutemath
10/09 â€“ Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre w/Mutemath
10/10 â€“ Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 w/Mutemath
10/11 â€“ Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club w/Mutemath
10/13 â€“ Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival w/Red Hot Chili Peppers, more.
10/14 â€“ San Antonio TX @ Back Stage Live w/Mutemath
10/16 â€“ Waco, TX @ Common Grounds w/Mutemath
10/18 â€“ Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre w/Mutemath
10/19 â€“ Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall w/Mutemath
10/20 â€“ Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre w/ Mutemath
10/21 â€“ Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre w/Mutemath
10/23 â€“ Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre w/Mutemath
The Babies shares a new song, “Moonlight Mile,” from an upcoming 7″ that will be released by Woodsist on August 14. This is also the first single from their upcoming album, Our House On The Hill, that will be released by Woodsist this upcoming Fall. The 7″ features an exclusive B-side and is limited to 1,000 copies.
The Babies formed in Brooklyn in 2009 and feature Kevin Morby, Cassie Ramone, Justin Sullivan and Brian Schleyer. Originally conceived as a side-project outlet for Kevin and Cassie to
trade song ideas and play house parties, the band has slowly grown into a full time affair, having done several stateside and European tours. After releasing a slew of singles, their s/t debut on Shrimper in 2011 and a 12″ collection of demos and rarities on New Images, the band is readying their follow-up album to be released on Woodsist in the Fall of 2012 with extensive touring to follow.
7/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly (back room) $
7/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool #
7/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Secret Project Robot +
8/15 – Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Park / Summerscreen (Early) *
8/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool (Late) ^
$ with Wild Yaks, Beach Day
# with The Soft Pack
+ with Strawberry Smog
* with Ducktails
^ with Deep Time
The xx have just announced their brand new single “Angels.”
It’s been a long time since we’ve played you anything new. This song is called “Angels,” it is the first single from our new album, Coexist. We’ve been playing this song live recently, so it feels good to share with you the version we’ve been working on for so long. We hope you like it. xx – The xx
The track is available to stream now below and from midnight tonight will be available to stream via Spotify, or to buy from iTunes or other digital retailers.
“Angels” is the first track to be released from The xx’s forthcoming second album Coexist, which is due for release on the 11th of September, 2012 via Young Turks (September 10 in the UK). Coexist has been produced by The xx’s Jamie Smith and is the follow up to their 2009 debut xx. It was recorded between November 2011 and May 2012 in the band’s own studio in London.
The band have also just revealed the track list and cover artwork (scroll up in case you missed it).
Coexist track list:
10. Swept Away
11. Our Song
The xx are also pleased to announce their Fall 2012 North American tour. The tour begins in Vancouver on October 5 and ends in Baltimore on Oct 30 – highlights include the Palladium and Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, and the legendary Paradise Theater in the Bronx. A digital copy of Coexist comes with every ticket for every show on the tour, and will be delivered on North American street date, September 11. “Angels” will be delivered on ticket purchase as an instant grat.
And just a reminder, prior to their fall tour The xx are coming our way this summer for six sold out North American tour dates, starting July 23 at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theater. All upcoming North American tour dates are listed below.
7/23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre (SOLD OUT)
7/25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market (SOLD OUT)
7/28- Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
7/29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
7/31 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre (SOLD OUT)
8/2 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
10/5- Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/6- Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
10/7- Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
10/10 – The Pool at The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
10/11- Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12- Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/13- Hollywood Forever Cemetary – Los Angeles, CA
10/14 – Treasure Island – San Francisco, CA
1016 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/17 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
10/19- First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/20 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
10/21- Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
10/24- Imperial De Quebece – Quebec City, QC
10/25 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
10/28- The Paradise Theater – Bronx, NY
10/29 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
10/30 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Coexist will be available on CD, LP, deluxe LP and download and can be pre-ordered right now.
Green Day today revealed the lyric video for “Oh Love” – the debut single from their upcoming album trilogy Â¡UNO! Â¡DOS! Â¡TRÃ‰! Produced by Rob Cavallo and being released by Reprise Records, Â¡UNO! will street September 25th, Â¡DOS! November 23rd, and Â¡TRÃ‰! January 15, 2013. “Oh Love” impacts radio today and is available at all digital retailers now.
Watch the lyric video below:
Here’s what Killers frontman Brandon Flowers had to say about the song â€œWe never knew what to do with it. Day & Age was us trying to be more of a pop group, but â€œRunawaysâ€ was rootsy and American, and it threw me for a curve”. Read more about the single here and take a listen to the song below:
Today Pitchfork premiered a track from Passion Pitâ€™s upcoming release Gossamer. The R&B influenced jam is called â€œConstant Conversationsâ€, listen now here
On July 24th, Columbia Records will release Gossamer, the highly anticipated follow-up to Passion Pitâ€™s critically acclaimed 2009 debut album Manners. The album will be comprised of 12 new tracks that showcase Michael Angelakosâ€™ ever-expanding lyrical talents and bring to life his trademark irresistible beats (see full track listing below). Gossamer was made throughout 2011 in Los Angeles and New York City, and again finds Angelakos working with Manners producer Chris Zane. The Boston Herald raves that with â€œa stunning new albumâ€¦Passion Pit is about to outgrow the electro fad. The album is an artistic breakthrough â€” pure pop hasnâ€™t had this much depth since Princeâ€™s golden age â€” and itâ€™s bound to be a commercial one as well.â€
Passion Pit, already known for their energetic and rapturous live performances, will be on tour following the release by Columbia Records of the new album Gossamer on July 24th. Their summer will be filled with festival appearances (including Lollapalooza, Firefly, Outside Lands and the Jay-Z curated Made In America festival) and then the band will kick off a headlining North American tour through November (see dates below).
Passion Pit is the dynamic musical project of Michael Angelakos, the electronic wunderkind renowned for his complex and multi-layered pop songs. Angelakos debuted the notoriously charming EP Chunk Of Change in 2008 before releasing Passion Pitâ€™s debut full length Manners in 2009.
Passion Pit “Gossamer Tour”: Fall 2012
9/11 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
9/12 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center
9/14 Arlington, TX College Park Center
9/15 Austin, TX The Backyard
10/18 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
10/19 Charleston, SC Music Farm
10/20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
10/22 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
10/23 Hollywood, FL ArtsPark Amp
10/26 Oxford, MS The Lyric Oxford
10/27 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
10/29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/1 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
11/2 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Hall
11/3 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
11/6 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
01 Take A Walk (Listen)
02 Iâ€™ll Be Alright (Listen)
03 Carried Away
04 Constant Conversations (Listen)
05 Mirrored Sea
06 Cry Like A Ghost
07 On My Way
09 Two Veils to Hide My Face
10 Love Is Greed
11 It’s Not My Fault Iâ€™m Happy
12 Where We Belong