Whether or not you’ll be partaking in the madness that is SXSW, the music industry chugs on. UK rockers Tribes are offering their debut album Baby via Universal Republic/Fairfax Recordings. Check out the new video for “Corner of an English Field”, featuring some hazy, behind-the-scenes footage from the band on the road, cut with live footage of the band performing at numerous venues while on tour.
Grab some mp3 downloads below.
MP3 DOWNLOAD: “Whenever“
MP3 DOWNLOAD: “We Were Children”
If you’re at SXSW, be sure to check out one of their performances.
Wednesday, March 14th
12pm @ Waterloo Records Parking Lot
3pm C3 Party @ Lambert’s
1am 101X Radio Showcase @ Cedar Street
Thursday, March 15th
3pm @ Fader Fort Thurs. March 15 @ Fader Fort
Friday, March 16th
12:30pm UMG/Frye Day Party @ Buffalo Billiards
5pm @ Lomography Store
6:40pm @ Nylon Pool Party @ W Hotel
Saturday, March 17th
12:30pm Baeble Party @ Peckerheads
3:00pm Dickies Party @ Lustre Pearl
Non SXSW Tour Dates
Sat. March 24 Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon. March 26 NYC @ Mercury Lounge
Tues. March 27 Philly @ North Star Bar
Wed. March 28 Boston @ Brighton Music Hall
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Chairlift’s new video concept for “Met Before” is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, where you use your keys to chose the storyline. Directed by Jordan Fish, the interactive video will be different each time you watch, while the accompanying song, will be the same. You’ll start out in a university lecture hall, and you might end up making out with Amber Schaefer from Starfawn.
Beijing is a city of endless noise, the roar of construction and gridlocked traffic never too far off. The capital is also home to a flourishing experimental music scene, where young Chinese respond to their surroundings with a cathartic racket.
Howling into Harmony takes an intimate look at the lives of three local musicians and their parents, exploring the delicate balance between rock n’ roll rebelliousness and family, Westernized culture and deeply-rooted nationalism. Using underground music as an entry point, the film explores the world of young Chinese in the big city.
Come watch and support Joshua Frank’s documentary at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Brooklyn – Wednesday, March 21st :
Howling into Harmony (dir. Joshua Frank)
Soviet Pop (Beijing)
Zhang Shouwang (of Carsick Cars and White – Beijing)
Sontag Shogun (Brooklyn)
Ashcan Orchestra (Brooklyn)
Film at 8 p.m.
Bands at 9 p.m.
Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
89 Varet St., Brooklyn
Wednesday March 21
And be sure to download a copy of the upcoming issue of Discosalt Magazine, featuring Joshua Frank’s film Howling into Harmony
Taken from the debut album ‘Hollandaze’ – a grimy, gum-splattered ménage of surf-gaze, punk and lo-fi – ‘Busted Lip’ is the latest single from noisy Canadian’s Odonis Odonis. Originally a solo project for prolific songwriter/ bandleader Dean Tzenos, Odonis Odonis has in the last year also become a formidable live concern. Based in Toronto, Odonis Odonis make killer hook-driven tunes that hark back to the classic ‘80s sounds of The Jesus & Mary Chain, Pixies, Big Black and The Cure. Like a good post-modernist, however, these influences colour but do not define Odonis Odonis.
Compiled from a wealth of material written and home-recorded between January 2009 and September 2010, Dean recorded virtually all of ‘Hollandaze’ alone in a tiny home studio, writing two or three songs a day – generally starting with drum programming – before adding bass then guitar and vocals, experimenting with a host of different styles.
Download MP3 – “Mr Smith” HERE
2012 has been going supremely well for Sharon Van Etten. The year kicked off with her debut performance on late night television; her stunning new album, Tramp, unleashed on the world via Jagjaguwar, was surrounded by a flurry of excellent press, including a profile in The New York Times Magazine and a rave review on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Shortly after, she kicked off three months of touring with sold out shows across the northeast and midwest, culminating in a three-night run in her hometown of New York. Sharon is in Europe now and begins the second leg of her North American tour next week with two special shows at SXSW – the NPR showcase at Stubb’s on Wed.
Before heading down south, Sharon wants you to soak up a little more of Tramp with the video for “Leonard.” The video, directed by Sam Zimman. Check it out.
To support their SXSW dates, the band is also giving away a free download of “High Low” HERE.
Meshing dancey, synth beats with an ethereal range of vocals, XYLOS, a five piece outfit from NYC is quickly gaining momentum both online and offline. The band has been gathering fans and praise for their lush, ’80s-inspired pop sound and star member, Monika Heidemann who boasts many talents including that of a singer, a multi-instrumentalist, and a sultry indie front woman with silky, smooth vocals. The group will also be headlining in NYC at Mercury Lounge on 3/2 with indie-openers Beacon and Grimace Federation and then heading down to Austin for SXSW!
The official film clip for DZ Deathrays single “No Sleep” featuring Arj Barker (“Dave” from Flight of the Conchords). The clip is a parody of Paul Simon’s and Chevy Chase’s iconic clip for the hit single “You Can Call Me Al”.
Facebook has been inundated with a storm of KONY 2012 posts in the past couple days and the viral video, directed by Jason Russell has amassed over 9 million views. The film and campaign by Invisible Children aims to make Joseph Kony – one of the world’s worst war criminals – famous, not celebrate him but raise support for his arrest, disarm the LRA, bring child soldiers home and set a precedent for international justice.
HOW TO HELP:
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Dragonslayer is available for download here. Check it out!
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Watch the new video from Tearist for the single “Unarmed” directed by Sean Stout.
Over the last two years Tearist has become one of the most notorious and vital bands in the new underground pulsing through Los Angeles. Building on songs driven by intense vocals and synths, the duo’s performances are known for being deeply physical and direct events. Yasmine Kittles sings from the depths of her body/soul and moves in a near-transfixed state, using scrap metals to scrape rhythm from the ground beneath her. All the while, as if telepathically linked, William Strangeland uses sputtering, cracked synthesizers to create shimmering melodic lines along rumbling interlocked beats and rhythms. Their songs flow and surge, building thick layers of analog sound and noise, often leaving wrecked PA’s in their wake.
Other Lives were at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday night as part of their first major venue headlining tour. Coming off of their tour with Bon Iver, Other Lives will be beginning a ten day stint supporting Radiohead. A big step for any young band, but to kick off Radiohead’s first US tour since 2008, it will be huge. The exposure that they’ll get out of this tour will be incredible and it couldn’t happen to a more talented group of musicians.
I last caught Other Lives at Mercury Lounge back in June (Review), but the professionalism at the Bowery showed a definite level of maturity.
[photos: Cory Greenwell]
With just a week left before Sleigh Bells release their sophomore album, Reign of Terror (out February 21), the duo is streaming the new record in its entirety on NYTimes.com.
As an added bonus, Sleigh Bells will livestream their NYC show on The Bowery Presents Live Youtube Channel this Friday, February 17th at 10 p.m. EST . The Bowery Presents features groundbreaking must-see live music and the latest in emerging music and culture. TBPLive features live-streaming shows and intimate performances from industry leaders and the next big things in music. Subscribe today and don’t miss this.
Based in Minneapolis, Howler are Jordan Gatesmith (vocals / guitar), Ian Nygaard (guitar), France Camp (bass), Max Petrek (keyboard) and Brent Mayes (drums). The five-piece have released their debut album, America Give Up via Rough Trade Records on MP3 & LP and will be supporting The Vaccines’ full UK tour later this year.
The debut EP ‘This One’s Different’ is also available now.
After five years off the scene, The Shins have returned with a new, word-heavy video for “September,” inspired by Jacob Escobedo’s artwork for the album. The single will be released on the B-side to their upcoming Simple Song 7-inch, leading up to the release of their upcoming full length, Port of Morrow, [out March 20]. Now, the only question is whether or not this song will change Natalie Portman’s life.