Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fanfarlo - “Cell Song” + NY Shows

Fanfarlo released a video for their song “Cell Song”.  The track is from their latest album, Let’s Go Extinct which was released in February 2014.  The video was directed and animated by Ewan Jones-Morris.  Check out the clip below.

Fanfarlo will play two shows in the NY area.  On Tuesday, April 22, they will be on the LES at Bowery Ballroom. The following night, Wednesday, April 23, they will be over in Brooklyn at Rough Trade.  See below for more details and dates.

Lilies On Mars
Tuesday, April 22
6 Delancey St
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM


Lilies On Mars
Wednesday, April 23
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Tour Dates

  • 4/1- Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
  • 4/2 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
  • 4/5 - St. Louis, MO - Duck Room at Blueberry
  • 4/7 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
  • 4/8 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
  • 4/10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
  • 4/11 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
  • 4/12 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
  • 4/14 - Detroit, MI - Shelter
  • 4/16 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
  • 4/17 - Montreal, QB - La Sala Rossa
  • 4/19 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
  • 4/22 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
  • 4/23 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
  • 4/25 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
  • 4/26 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fefe Dobson - “In Better Hands”

Fefe Dobson released a video for her single “In Better Hands” last week.  The track is the second single from her upcoming album Firebird.  The clip was directed by Aaron A.  Check it out below.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kitten To Release New Album In June

Kitten will release their new album, simply titled Kitten.  The album is scheduled for a June 24 release.  For a little taste of what’s to come, check out their new song “Why I Wait” below.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Jake Lewis & The Clergy To Play Pete’s Candy Store on 3/27 + Video

Jake Lewis & The Clergy will be in Brooklyn this Thursday, March 27. They’ll be taking the stage at Pete’s Candy Store at 11PM. See below for more details.  Also, they just released a video for their song “Dark Mistakes”.  Footage from the video was taken from their winter tour.  The track is from their album Gossip which was released in October 2013.

Thursday, March 27
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY

Smoke Fairies To Release Album In May + Video

UK Duo Smoke Fairies (Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire) will release their album Smoke Fairies on May 6 via Full Time Hobby here in the US (April 14 in Europe). This is their fourth album and the follow up to their 2012 release Blood Speaks.  Check out the video for the track “We’ve Seen Birds” and stream the track “Eclipse Them All” below.

Smoke Fairies’ new album, the eponymously titled Smoke Fairies, shows the band in top form, combining their classic approach whilst exploring new forms of musical expression – but it is an album that they nearly didn’t make. There was a moment after the release of Blood Speaks (2012) when Jessica Davies turned to musical partner Katherine Blamire and told her she was no longer sure whether Smoke Fairies should continue. The suggestion of not playing music together would potentially impact more than just their band - theirs was a friendship forged by music, by a shared ambition that had carried them from their schooldays and on to songwriting and performing together.
“We started considering what would we do if we didn’t do music,” recalls Davies, “and it was just a massive void.” Deciding that giving up on the band was “not an option,” Davies wrote a musical apology to Blamire that would become the opening track of the new album. “I just wanted to say sorry to her, " Davies explains, "sorry I scared you like that.”  

Track List

  • We've Seen Birds
  • Eclipse Them All
  • Shadow Inversions
  • Hope Is Religion
  • Waiting for Something to Begin
  • Your Own Silent Movie
  • Misty Versions
  • Drinks and Dancing
  • Koto
  • Want It Forever
  • The Very Last Time
  • Are You Crazy

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Video From The Colourist + Video & Tour

The Colourist have released a new video.  The clip is for their track “We Won’t Go Home”.  I’m really enjoying this tune.  The track is from their upcoming, self-titled, debut full-length album. Check out the video below.  

The Colouristwhich is scheduled for release on March 25 via Republic Records, is available for pre-order HERE.

They’ll be making a couple of stops in NY.  On Tuesday, March 25 they’ll be in Brooklyn at Rough Trade.  See below for more details plus additional tour dates.  The following night, Wednesday, March 26, they will be on the LES at Mercury Lounge which is sold out.

Night Terrors of 1927 / Wind and the Wave
Tuesday, March 25
64 N 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30

Tour Dates

  • March 21st – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC 
  • March 22nd – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA 
  • March 24th – Great Scott – Boston, MA 
  • March 25th – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY 
  • March 26th – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY 
  • March 28th – The Met – Providence, RI 
  • March 30th – Pike Room – Detroit, MI 
  • March 31st – The Basement – Columbus, OH 
  • April 2nd – Schubas – Chicago, IL 
  • April 4th – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
  • April 7th – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
  • April 8th – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
  • April 9th – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
  • April 11th – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
  • April 12th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR 
  • April 14th – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA 
  • April 15th – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

New Album + Video From Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday released their new album, Happiness Is, earlier this week.  Check out the video for the single, “Stood A Chance” below.

Adam Lazzara tells us, "Stood A Chance is a song that anyone who has been with the band and grown with us can relate to.  Also for people who may be new to our band there is something special we hope they enjoy. We had fun making a video that came out a little weird." The video for "Stood A Chance" was directed by Evan Brace (Phantogram) and brings a nice bright departure to the twisted lyrics in the track. 
Taking Back Sunday's new album, Happiness Is, was produced by Marc Jacob Hudson and Mike Sapone, and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer. With the spirit of resilience and innovation dripping all over the band's sixth full-length, the album addresses some heady concepts, but it simultaneously showcases a new musical and conceptual leap for this band of mainstream misfits that's sure to endear them to fans both new and old.

Tour Dates
* Headlining Dates w/Tonight Alive & Sleepwave
  • 3/14             Quiktrip Park - South By So What              Dallas, TX  
  • 3/15             Backstage Live                                        San Antonio, TX
  • 3/16             Bayou Music Centre - HWHAP Fest           Houston, TX
  • 3/18             Marquee Theatre                                       Phoenix, AZ
  • 3/19             Palladium                                                 Los Angeles, CA
  • 3/21             In The Venue                                            Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3/22             In The Venue                                            Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3/23             Knitting Factory                                         Boise, ID
  • 3/25             Warfield                                                    San Francisco, CA
  • 3/27             Palladium                                                  Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
  • 3/28             House of Blues                                          San Diego, CA - SOLD OUT
  • 3/29             Extreme Thing                                           Las Vegas, NV
  • 3/30             Sunshine Theater*                                     Albuquerque, NM
  • 4/1               Ogden Theatre                                          Denver, CO
  • 4/2               Sokol                                                       Omaha, NE
  • 4/4               Eagles Ballroom                                       Milwaukee, WI
  • 4/5               Concord Music Hall                                  Chicago, IL - SOLD OUT
  • 4/6               Fillmore                                                   Detroit, MI - SOLD OUT
  • 4/8               Kool Haus                                                Toronto, ON - SOLD OUT
  • 4/9               The Armory                                              Rochester, NY
  • 4/10             The Chance*                                            Poughkeepsie, NY 
  • 4/11             Webster Theatre                                       Hartford, CT - SOLD OUT
  • 4/12             House of Blues                                         Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
  • 4/13             Tower Theatre                                           Philadelphia, PA - SOLD OUT
  • 4/15             Best Buy Theatre                                      New York, NY - SOLD OUT
  • 4/16             Best Buy Theatre                                      New York, NY - SOLD OUT
  • 4/17             The State Theater*                                    Portland, ME 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Video From Neneh Cherry Featuring Robyn

Neneh Cherry released a video for “Out of the Black”.  The clip is for the lead single from her new album, Blank Project, and features Swedish pop singer Robyn.  Check out the video below.

Both artists have been vocal about inspiring each other, with Robyn covering Neneh songs in her live shows. Hearing them harmonise and throw lines back and forth will be a dream come true for some music fans.
The video was created by artist Dario Vigorito AKA 241-24-7 and features dissonant cut n’ paste imagery used to unsettling effect. With its ‘no compromise’ style, it stands in the lineage of great Neneh videos like ‘Buffalo Stance’ or ‘Manchild’.

Reigen - “Play It Cool” + NYC Show

Brooklyn based musician Reigen released his new single, “Play It Cool”, last month.  Check out the video at the bottom of the post.  And should you want to show him some love live, he will be at R Bar on Thursday, April 3.  See below for more details.

Thursday, April 3
218 Bowery Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM
Tickets: $5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PHOX Set To Play NYC Show

Wisconsin based band PHOX are set to play a show in NY.  They’ll be over in Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 9 supporting Laura Mvula.  See below for more details and tour dates.

We’ve got our calendars marked to catch them this summer at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.  Tickets are still available for the Friday show (Saturday & Sunday are already sold out).  But, you should be quick like a bunny, Friday is sure to sell out soon. 

Wednesday, April 9
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

To whet your appetite check out the handy widget below.  And if that’s not enough for you, they were recently featured on World Cafe which can be heard HERE.

PHOX will release their self-titled debut album in late June 2014 via Partisan Records.