CMJ Band Radar – Acid Dad

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Good Room
Tue, October 13, 10:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Our Wicked Lady
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
The Wick
Fri, October 16, 2:00 AM – 2:30 AM

Acid Dad is a psych-punk band from NYC consisting of Dany Gomez, Vaughn Hunt, Kevin Walker, and Noah Kohll. (CMJ)

 

CMJ Band Radar – Fraser A. Gormon

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Rockwood Stage 2
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Mercury Lounge
Thu, October 15, 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
The Wick
Fri, October 16, 7:45 PM – 8:15 PM
The Delancey
Sat, October 17, 7:20 PM – 7:45 PM

After playing a flawless series of shows at SXSW and The Great Escape 2015, he’s now NME approved, hotly tipped by BBC’s Radio 6 and Radio 1 and signed to an international label deal with Marathon Artists who have just released his acclaimed debut album “Slow Gum”. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Sam Kogen

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Elvis Guesthouse
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM
Fat Baby
Sat, October 17, 9:30 PM > 10:00 PM

Hudson Valley-born troubadour Sam Kogon has a sound pulled from NYCs 70s Bowery scene that flourished blocks away from his former East Village abode. Romantic and wistful, Kogons songs with Orbison-esc melodies and new wave tendencies are an autobiographical and imagined blur. Seagreen Records will release his debut album 9/18. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Native Harrow

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C’mon Everybody
Tue, October 13, 6:15 PM > 7:00 PM
Rock Shop
Sat, October 17, 8:15 PM > 8:45 PM

“Native Harrow combine the purity of Folk and the DIY of Indie that gives the words and music a determined presence within the dreamlike space of the songs” – The Alternate Root. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Coke Weed

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Elvis Guesthouse
Tue, October 13, 6:00 PM

Coke Weed is a rock quintet formed in Bar Harbor, Maine in 2010. Having tackled acid-drenched folk-rock and revved-up indie on their first three full-lengths, Coke Weed shift their focus to the 70s on new album Mary Weaver. Namely the seminal art-rock of Bowie, Eno and Ferry. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Caged Animals

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Arlene’s Grocery
Tue, October 13, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Cake Shop
Tue, October 13, 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Caged Animals is the alias for Brooklyn-based songwriter Vincent Cacchione’s pop-leaning and spiritual songs. Brought to life by a band featuring his wife, Magali, sister, Talya, and friend Patrick Curry, the band has transformed it’s originally homemade recordings into transcendent, living moments on stage. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Diet Cig

Alex Luciano (guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums), New Paltz, NYs Diet Cig made big statement out of a handful of highly infectious pop songs. While recalling the sound of speedy twee-pop groups like Tiger Trap and All Girl Summer Fun Band, the band explores “the innocence of adolescence and infatuation.” (CMJ)

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Cake Shop
Wed, October 14, 5:15 PM > 5:45 PM
Cake Shop
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Pianos
Fri, October 16, 10:00 PM > 10:30 PM
Pete’s Candy Store
Sat, October 17, 6:15 PM > 6:45 PM
Knitting Factory
Sat, October 17, 1:00 AM > 1:45 AM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Bent Denim

Bent Denim builds beautiful, narrative-driven songs by swapping tracks over email between their respective home bases of Nashville, New Orleans, and New York. Their debut album “Romances You” is out now. (CMJ)

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Pine Box Rock Shop
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM > 6:45 PM

CMJ Band Radar – Mainland

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Pianos

Tue, October 13, 10:45 PM > 11:15 PM

Ecstasy and sorrow, post-punk and pop, east and west – all those times when youre caught in the middle, theres Mainland. They are the soundtrack to moments of freedom and darkness. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Caverns

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Highline Ballroom
Tue, October 13, 11:15 PM – 12:00 AM

Indie alternative pop/rock band Caverns was founded in 2012 by Nicola Wincenc (vocals/guitar), Lucio Westmoreland (guitar/ vocals), Isaac Sleator (keyboard/synth/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Russell Holzman (drums) after they all attended LaGuardia Arts High School in New York together, studying music and film photography. Their sound is heavily influenced by a plethora of bands like Tame Impala, Radiohead, Grizzly Bear and Pink Floyd. (CMJ)

CMJ Band Radar – Dashel Hammerstein

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Bowery Electric (Map Room)
Tue, October 13, 9:30 PM

Carpenter by day & songwriter by night, Hammerstein makes late night tunes, with swirling sound led by antique keys and Hammersteins suavely wry vocals. An unlikely combination, sort of like putting the Silver Jews into a bar with Wings and The Violent Femmes & admiring what drunken mess you’ve caused. (CMJ)

 

CMJ Band Radar – Ex Hex

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Warsaw
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM

CMJ Band Radar – Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 as a solo project of Will Toledo. Since then, he has released 11 albums under the CSH name, to increasing interest and acclaim. After a year working in Seattle with a drummer and bassist, CSH is planning their first national tour this year. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pianos
Wed, October 14, 1:45 PM > 2:15 PM
Santos Party House (Basement)
Wed, October 14, 9:00 PM > 9:30 PM
Rough Trade
Fri, October 16, 7:30 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Michael Rault

MR is a singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox RnB, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy textures of Dr. John in equal measure. (CMJ)

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Pianos
Thu, October 15, 4:45 PM > 5:15 PM
Palisades
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Baby’s All Right
Fri, October 16, 8:00 PM
Fulton Stall Market
Sat, October 17, 2:45 PM > 3:15 PM
Pianos
Sat, October 17, 10:45 PM > 11:15 PM

 

CMJ BAnd Radar – Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo Sheldrake, is a 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from London. He attracted hype from the blogosphere after the release of his debut single in April 2014, and his debut EP in March 2015. He has toured with Sylvan Esso, Bombay Bicycle Club, Songhoy Blues and more. (CMJ)

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Pianos
Tue, October 13, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Pianos
Wed, October 14, 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Living Room
Fri, October 16, 1:45 AM – 2:45 AM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Dent May

Mississippi native Dent May writes, performs, and produces homemade pop music from his home base in Los Angeles. A stylistic chameleon, Dent’s recordings echo folk, disco, R&B, psychedelia, country-western, soul, and funk sounds of the past, present, and future. (CMJ)

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The Wick
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Nuns

Nuns is beautiful, swirling power. Its getting loston purposein a thick haze of buzzing, chiming, drifting guitars, then following a distant voice to find your way home. Songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Hank Hanewinkel III is the heart and soul of Nuns. His debut, Opportunities,is equal parts dreamscape, break-up conversation, and pure electric catharsis.(CMJ)

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Bowery Electric
Sat, October 17, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Winstons

Winstons is a Garage-Soul duo from Virginia, based in Brooklyn, that is steeped in the traditions of American roots music and the legacy of rock n’ roll. They are self-releasing their second cassette tape and digital EP Black Dust on October 2, 2015. (CMJ)

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Elvis Guesthouse
Thu, October 15, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Matchless
Fri, October 16, 8:15 PM – 8:45 PM

 

 

CMJ Band Radar – Tall Juan

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, resident of Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, trusty sidekick to Juan Wauters live band (as well as The Beets), and a fierce lover of The Ramones, Juan Zaballa is Tall Juan. He had just released his new single “Falling Down” recorded by Mac DeMarco. (CMJ)

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Good Room
Tue, October 13, 1:20 AM- 1:40 AM
Elvis Guesthouse
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM -6:45 PM
Matchless
Fri, October 16, 10:30 PM -11:00 PM
Our Wicked Lady
Sat, October 17, 11:15 PM- 11:45 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Neon Indian

Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) is releasing VEGA INTL. Night School, the long awaited follow up to 2011’s Era Extraña via Mom + Pop on October 16.  The band hits the road again the next day with a show at the 9:30 Club in DC, followed by a very special CMJ performance at Webster Hall on Oct. 14 featuring an exclusive light show from the same team that produced Amon Tobin’s ISAM tour.

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Webster Hall
Wed, October 14, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

CMJ Band Radar – Skaters

Since their forming just two short years ago, SKATERS have build a solid reputation of a youthful, creative, energetic guitar-laden post-punk rock band. After signing to WB Records within their first year of existence, their DIY spirit and catchy songs have propelled them around the world, performing at various international festivals including Reading & Leeds, Best Kept Secret, Splendour in the Grass, BBK, Rock en Seine, Oya, Hurricane/Southside and others as well as Lollapalooza in the U.S.

CMJ

10/14: ASCAP Showcase @ Webster Hall Studio (NYC), 8:00pm

10/14: HillyDilly Showcase @ Good Room (Brooklyn), 10:00pm

10/15: UTA Showcase @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 (NYC), 9:00pm

CMJ Band Radar – Slow Down Molasses

Canadian dream pop/shoegaze band, Slow Down Molasses, is heading to NYC for this year’s CMJ!
They’re playing two showcases on Saturday, Oct. 17th.

 

CMJ 

Oct 17 | Leftfield Bar | 9:30pm
Oct 17 | Arlene’s Grocery – AB Co & Big Picture Media Showcase | 1:15am

CMJ Band Radar – Good Morning

Don’t miss Melbourne’s Good Morning at this October’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.

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Oct 13 – Piano’s (1.45pm) + Cake shop (Official showcase – 7pm)

Oct 14 – Tell All Your Friends (Elvis Guesthouse – 2pm)

Oct 15 – Paperbox (8.30pm)

Oct 16 – Dont Need No Melody (6pm) + Indie Shuffle (7.30pm)

Oct 17 – Aussie BBQ (5.35pm)

New Track – Public Access TV : All We Want

 

NYC band Public Access T.V. shares a new track “All We Want” and announces the release of their debut EP in the US on Terrible Records. Public Access EP will be available digitally on May 12th and on vinyl June 16th.

New Track – Sharon Van Etten : Just Like Blood

There is no hesitation in Sharon Van Etten’s lyricism. Her unabashed reverence for all the past has taught her boldly emanates in both Van Etten’s words and voice. This poignant candor, evident on new single “Just Like Blood,” is one of the many reasons Van Etten has become one of the most beloved songwriters and performers of our time. As with the entire “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP, this second single offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. It is as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever created. Sharon Van Etten’s “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. Instant free downloads of “Just Like Blood” and the EP’s title track come with each digital pre-order.

New Track – Tame Impala : Disciples

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TAME IMPALA have announced their highly anticipated third studio LPCurrents will be released worldwide Friday July 17th. The 13 track album is available to pre-order today offering “Let It Happen”, “Cause I’m A Man” and two brand new tracks “Eventually” and “Disciples” as instant grat tracks with the album pre-order. Beginning at 9PM PST/ Midnight EST you can pre-orderCurrents here (links live at 9PM PST tonight):

New Track – Tennis : Mean Streets ( Wild Belle Remix)

The Wild Belle remix of Tennis’ new “Mean Streets” is premiering on Baeble Music. Listen HERE and via Soundcloud HERE. Baeble Music says the track “is a beautiful piece of synthy dreampop.” The original version of “Mean Streets” appears on the deluxe edition of Ritual In Repeat, available May 12 on Communion Records, and features bonus tracks “Easter Island” and “100 Lovers.” Listen to “Easter Island” via Soundcloud HERE and watch the band’s music video for “Mean Streets” via YouTube HERE.

New Music – Spoon : Inside Out ( Remixes )

Spoon is excited to celebrate the digital release of their beautiful new Inside Out Remixes EP. The EP is comprised of four remixes of the song “Inside Out” – taken from Spoon’s universally-praised eighth full-length They Want My Soul. Remixes for this EP are provided by Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Tycho, Brian Reitzell, and Operators. Fans can purchase the EP from their favorite digital retailers includingiTunes. Preview the EP here.

In addition to the digital EP, Spoon will release a separate 12″ titled I/O EP that features a different track list which can be seen below. I/O EP will be released July 24 and available for purchase at the merchandise table during upcoming Spoon performances beginning in mid-June. Fans can preorder the I/O EP 12″ at the Spoon Store.

Video – White Lung : Face Down

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White Lung dosed us with another visceral video, “Face Down,” from their upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 17th via Domino Recording Co. NPR debuted the VHS filmed video calling White Lung “the endless-riffs-per-minute punk band”.

Video – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah : As Always

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A new video from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for “As Always” from the new album Only Run out  June 3. The video, directed by David M. Helman, shows actor Wil Daniels deep in a never-ending night of debauchery and explodes with an unexpected twist at the end.

Video – Har Mar Superstar : Restless Leg

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Viva La Puppet!  New video for “Restless Leg” from Har Mar superstar’s album Bye Bye Seventeen

Video – Weatherbox : Pagan Baby

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Weatherbox have a new music video for “Pagan Baby”.  Directed by Max Moore, the video for “Pagan Baby” pays homage to The Replacements as a modern take on their iconic video for “Bastards of Young”, which consisted of a single unbroken shot of a speaker, kicked over at the end of the song.

Live – Man Man @ The Constellation Room at The Observatory, LA

Posted in Live Review, MUSIC

DSC_2855It’s been nearly 4 years since I last saw Man Man perform (Forecastle, June 2010) and seven years since the first time I had the pleasure of seeing them. Following that last time seeing them, Honus Honus commented in a mild-mannered fashion contrary how he liked my smile and would like to kidnap me in order to get my face on the side of milk cartons under the missing persons section. Fortunately for me that practice was stopped in the late ’80s.

On Saturday, in The Constellation Room at The Observatory, it was nice to see that the insanity never stopped. Following the arrival of Pow Pow, Brown Sugar & Shono all wearing matching backwards skeleton costumes (a departure from the tennis uniforms I’d seen a few years ago), Honus Honus arrived donning a sparkly robe in the style of a boxer or priest, back to the crowd, commanding the energy levels of the room rise to the animlaistic madness that was shortly to pursue and like a practicioner of black magic, his commands to rise had their intended effect. Launching into “End Boss” from last fall’s “On Oni Pond,” the frenzy began and left nothing wanting.

Honus Honus and Pow Pow both have such fantastic stage presence, particularly the former who reminds me of my two-year nephew at Halloween….trying on every costume and playing with every toy that he can find. That includes a space alien mask, a fur coat, a naval jacket, and of course the aforesaid skeleton costume and robe. Falling in dramatic exasperation a number times, Honus Honus and the whole band at large just seem to have so much fun performing; all actors playing the roles they’ve crated for themselves. And their fans love it…sporting warpaint, headbands, capes and a disproportionaltely high number of violations of the wearing-a-band-shirt-to-that-band’s-concert rule.

Opener Xenia Rubinos who had a very tribal, animalistic pop-singed set herself, joined for a number of songs in her own skeleton costume, dancing and acting a back-up singer to the madness happening on stage. Her drummer for the night joined briefly just long enough to stage dive.

With a 20 song set they spanned their entire discography in a strangely cohesive way considering the stylistic differences of the later two albums. While naturally the bulk of the set was dedicated to showcasing their latest, Rabbit Habbits also saw a lot of attention and the other three received at least 2 songs, largely all in their epic 7 song encore. Those in the crowd chanting “one more song” at the end of the first set had no idea what they were in store for. As the encore started with “Steak Knives” it became apparent to any Man Man fan that they couldn’t end on such a light note and that wild times were coming.

setlist:

  1. End Boss
  2. Top Drawer
  3. Zebra
  4. Loot My Body
  5. Mr. Jung Stuffed
  6. Paul’s Grotesque
  7. Pink Wonton
  8. Head On
  9. King Shiv
  10. Piranhas Club
  11. Push the Eagle’s Stomach
  12. Doo Right
  13. Born Tight

Encore:

  1. Steak Knives
  2. Life Fantastic
  3. El Azteca
  4. Sparks
  5. Engrish Bwudd
  6. Werewolf (On the Hood of Yer Heartbreak)
  7. Sarsparillsa

Live – Marissa Nadler @ Church on York, LA

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On Friday night at the Church on York, Marissa Nadler took to the stage backed by a cello and viola. Perhaps never were a venue more suited to a performance. An old defunt church draped in a single continuous swathe of white plastic ribbon from cedar ceiling to the pews which largely match her own style, in her white dress with loose rips at the hem. From what used to be an altar, Marissa and her friends performed with a beautiful spirituality befitting the venue dreamy and atmospheric harmonies and even incense burned to complete the spiritual experience.  Only the tecate and blue moon seemed ill-fitting. The harmonies were never stronger than in “Firecrackers” and those harmonie gave way briefly a few songs later to put an emphasis on a rockier sound in “Anyone Else” as the cello gave way to keys. The set was largely dedicated to her latest album, “July” with almost the entire set coming from it. In fact it was the full album save only for “Desire” and “Nothing in My Heart.”  Despite the solemnity in so much of Marissa’s music, she took a number of occasions to connect with the audience, joking about her version of a “Shredder” being “Was it a Dream?” and describing the absurdity of being asked to perform “Drive” recently on the talk radio show “Car Talk,” noting that its about quite a bit more than merely being in a car and driving. She made that abundantly clear by the emotional proclamations that “If you ain’t made it by now, you ain’t ever going to make it” and how there’s “nothing like the way it feels.” The set ended with the first song of the night that wasn’t from July, namely set-closer “Fifty Five Falls” from her 2004’s “Ballads of Living and Dying” and the darkness of that song contrasted just as well with the parochial environment as the more light and dreamy songs did.  For the encore, or what Marissa called the “codicil,” she performed a Townes Van Zandt/Bruce Springsteen mash-up cover of “Tecumseh Valley”/”I’m On Fire.”
1. We Are Coming Back
2. Holiday In
3. Dead City Emily
4. Firecrackers
5. 1923
6. Anyone Else
7. Was it a Dream (our shredder)
8. Drive
9. I’ve Got Your Name
10. Fifty Five Falls
11 Encore: Tecumseh Valley/I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen/Townes Van Zandt cover)

Video – Avec Sans : Hold On + Left-Field Remix

Avec Sans are soon to be releasing new single “Shiver”. In the meantime check out the remix they did of last single “Hold On”. It’s the first time we’ve seen an original video re-envisioned to fit a remix. Both videos are by Chief Productions and Sing J Lee (Pins/Chvrches director) and both the original and the stuttering, left-field remix are audio/visual feasts.

Video – Har Mar Superstar : Prisoner (feat. Juliette Lewis)

Julian Casablancas label Cult Records presents Har Mar Superstar getting rad and romantic with Juliette Lewis on BMX bikes in the new video for “Prisoner”. Oddly Familiar. Where have I seen this before?

New Track – Sterling Fox : Ghost

Check out the latest song from NYC rock and roll singer Sterling Fox. “Ghost” is a tribute to 1950s teenage tragedy ballads. Best known for having produced Lana Del Rey’s breakout hit “Video Games”, Fox is now hard at work on a full length album on his indie label Silver Scream Records. He is also featured on “Shame on Me” on the new Avicii album True.

Album Stream – Yuck : Glow & Behold

After the departure of their original frontman, Daniel Blumberg – British indie-rock band Yuck is back with Max Bloom on vocals and a long awaited second album Glow & Behold. 

Yuck stream the new album in full via the New York Times and share another live clip from RAK Studios, this time performing album cut “Rebirth.”

Having just played a sold-out 3 night residency at the Macbeth, don’t miss the band showcasing material from Glow & Behold on tour this Autumn supporting their heroes, the Pixies, in October, and several shows at CMJ in New York, before embarking on a headline UK tour in November.

Video – Small Black : Breathless

Small Black have premiered their new video for “Breathless” today via VEVO’s Indie Wednesday. Directed by Nick Bentgen, the video is a last burst of summer road trip before the weather turns. The strikingly intimate, yet disjointed images run together in a rush of nostalgia. Kolenik says the song itself is about “feeling free of your own body with the ability to look down at yourself and evaluate.”
There is also a live version of the video, commissioned by Stillwater Artisanal, the brewery that created Small Black’s namesake beer. Filmed at 285 Kent in Brooklyn and Ovvio Arte in Nashville, with live recording from 285 Kent and footage from Ian Perlman, the video takes you inside Small Black’s energetic & entrancing live show.
Small Black released their latest record, Limits of Desire, earlier this year and it has garnered glowing reviews and support from varied corners. Pitchfork called lead track “Free At Dawn” “Simultaneously understated and anthemic” and says “[Small Black] are absolutely going for it.” Stereogum praised the album as “lush and widescreen” and Other Music said, “it’s as if the rainbow colors are now being refracted through a flawlessly cut diamond.”

New Track – Dr. Dog : Love

The AV Club  just premiered the newest track from Dr. Dog, “Love.” The song, an energetic supremely catchy burst of re-imagined soul, is from the group’s upcoming new album B-Room which hits stores October 1st. Chegg it out.

Video – Daft Punk : Lose Yourself to Dance

Here we have it – first official video from Daft Punk for “Lose Yourself to Dance” directed by: Thomas Bangalter, Guyman de Homem-Christo, Warren Fu,  Paul Hahn & Cedric Hervet.

Video – Caveman : In the City

Watch Caveman’s horrifying new video  for “In the City” starring Julia Stiles.  A tourist couple visits New York City for the first time. They soon discover that underneath the surface of the playground of the city, lies a world of darkness and horror.

Get a free MP3 –  “Shut You Down'”

Listen to the rest of the album here:

New Track – Chromeo : Over Your Shoulder

Chromeo is back!  On Tuesday, Holy Ghost! & Chromeo joined forces with Touch Sensitive and new DFA collab Museum of Love (Pat Mahoney of LCD and Jee Day) for a live broadcast on Boiler RoomHoly Ghost! have their sophomore LP out and Chromeo came down to play some of their first new recorded music in two years.  Even though the show was private, you still get to watch the amazing music, free, live, online:   http://boilerroom.tv/chromeo_holy_ghost_touch_sensitive_museum_of_love_sinkane/

Album Stream – Holy Ghost! : Dynamics

The full new album Dynamics from Holy Ghost! is here! and you can stream it below:

New Video – Petite Meller : Backpack

Chegg out the stylish and “cheeky” new video for “Backpack” from “nuovo jazzy-pop” singer and native Parisian Petite Meller. Directed by A.T. Mann & Napoleon Habeica (the Mexican photographer who created the American Apparel visual aesthetic),”Backpack” is a memoir of a French summer vacance, shot in the French Riviera that pays homage to French New Wave Cinema, winking at Godard’s “Pierrot le Fou” and George Henri Cluzot’s “L’Enfer”. 

Album Stream – Arctic Monkeys : AM

Next week, Arctic Monkeys release their fifth album, AM.  You can hear its low-slung rock and R&B grooves via this free iTunes stream.

New Track – Alt-J : Breezeblocks (RZA Remix)

alt-J have shared a reworking of “Breezeblocks” remixed by producer, multi-instrumentalist, and Wu-Tang Clan member, RZA. The remix premiered today on Jay Z’s Life + Times site. The release of this remix comes just in time for alt-J’s September 12th performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Album Stream – Mrs Magician : B-Sides

Mrs Magician’s upcoming album appropriately titled, B-Sides is a collection of, you guessed it, B-sides recorded throughout the entirety of Mrs Magician’s lifespan and is now available nationwide via drummer Cory Stier’s  (also of the Cults) label, Thrill Me Records. You can hear the record streaming in it’s entirety here: https://soundcloud.com/thrillmerecords/sets/mrs-magician-b-sides/s-Eznz8.
 
B-Sides is a follow up to the debut critically acclaimed full-length Strange Heaven (produced by John Reis- Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt, The Night Marchers).  “I’m excited these songs are coming out on a physical release, in true Mrs Magician fashion,” frontman Jacob Turnbloom comments. ” It’s honest and self deprecating, everything I love about real pop-punk. It shows where Tommy (guitar) & I were when we started this band. It’s a documentation of our friendship turned eventually into a band. It shows our growth as song writers and producers. I’m proud of the record no matter how imperfect it may seem, it’s real and the lyrics reflect that.” Complete with 17 tracks, the record is full of the witty, gloomy narratives Mrs Magician is known for all the while blending together “la,la, la’s” and choir boy harmonies, creating a perfect juxtaposition.

Album Stream – Potty Mouth : Hell Bent

Northampton, MA-based quartet Potty Mouth are all-parts smart-pop craftswomen, specializing in taut, infectious, C-86 influenced indie pop meets ’77 punk perfection. The ladies are streaming their full-length debut LP, Hell Bent, exclusively this week at NPR’s First Listen before it’s official release on September 17th. Departing from the more angular shades of post-punk heard in their EP, Hell Bent is marked by its significantly heavier production and melancholic hooks. Nonetheless, the album stays true to the confident, youthful punk aesthetic the band has cultivated for themselves.  

New Track – Au Revoir Simone : Crazy

Tyler Sargent (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) played bass on this awesome new track from Au Revoir Simone called “Crazy”.  Get it as an instant download with pre-order of album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/arsmoveinspectrums