MP3- A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS: YOU ARE THE ONE

Guitars as jet engines; guitars as haunted electronics; guitars as filling-melting white heat: A Place To Bury Strangers’ new album Worship is explosive, visceral, and dark.
The DIY-braintrust of Death By Audio wizard Oliver Ackerman and bassist Dion Lunadon continue the evolution of songwriting that began with Onwards to the Wall, interweaving threads of krautrock, dream-pop, and 80s goth without ever losing the edge that is quintessentially Strangers. There are ambitious, trend-bucking choices at every turn.

MARCH MUSIC HYPE: DOWNLOAD 50 [ + ] KILLER TUNES – FREE!

Update your iPod playlist this month for free, with over 50, sh!t hot, new –  indie, electronic and hip-hop –  tunes! We did the work for you. All of the freshest, most recent MP3 downloads on discosalt.com can be found below, in one clean, easy to grab list.

Just RIGHT CLICK on a track and SAVE LINK AS MP3 to your computer.

**Lazy-Man fix:  Hit play on our MUSIC PLAYER here.

Check back at the end of next month for an all new buffet of ear candy. Enjoy!

Air France : It Feels Good To Be Around You (Memory Tapes Version)

A$AP Rocky : Pretty Flacko (prod. SpaceGhostPurrp)

Alt-J: Matilda

Alt-J: Hand-made

Alt-J: Breezeblocks

Alt-J: Tessalate

Ava Luna: Ice Level

Balam_Acab:_Just_Stay

Balam_Acab:_Come_True

Beach_Fossils:_Shallow

Beach_Fossils:_Lessons

Beach House: Myth

Black_Mountain:_Mary_Lou

Bowerbirds:_In_the_Yard

CFCF : Exercise #3 (Building)

Clams_Casino:_22 (Moon_and_Stars_Remix)

Colleen_Green:_Goldmine

Crystal_Castles:_Suffocation_(HEALTH_Remix)

Crystal Stilts: Radiant Door

Crystal_Stilts:_Dark_Eyes

Chromatics:_Into_the_Black

Danny Brown: Grown-Up

Dent May:  Best Friend

Domo Genesis: Ground_Up

Elite Gymnastics :  h e r e , i n  h e a v e n 4 & 5 (CFCF remix)

El-P:_The_Full_Retard

Fort Romeau : SW9

Frankie Rose : Know Me

Grass_Widow:_Goldilocks_Zone

Grimes : Genesis

Holograms:_ABC_City

Holograms:_Hidden_Structures

Howler -Back of your neck (radio edit)

John Maus : No Title (Molly)

La_Sera: Break_My_Heart

La Sera : Please Be My Third Eye

Lemonade : Neptune

Lightouts: All I Want/ Heroes (LCD Soundsystem-David Bowie Cover)

Lower Dens : Brains

Metronomy: The-Look

Metronomy: The Bay (Erol Atkins Remix)

Neon_Indian:_Hex_Girlfriend_(Twin_Shadow_Remix)

Nicolas Jaar : With Just One Glance (feat. Scout LaRue)

OFF: King_Kong_Brigade

Pictureplane : Real Is A Feeling (Grimes Remix)

Screaming Females:  Expire

Stalley: Hammers_and_Vogues (ft_Currensy)

Steel Phantoms: Bedouin

Sun Kill Moon: Sunshine_in_Chicago

Simian Ghost: Wolf_Girl

Tanlines: All of Me

Titus_Andronics: Upon_Viewing_Oregons_Landscape_With_the_Flood_of_Detritus

Toro y Moi : Dead Pontoon

Weird_Dreams: 666.66

the xx : open eyes (demo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MP3 – LEMONADE: NEPTUNE

Brooklyn’s Lemonade have a new melancholy throwback R&B jam called “Neptune” off the band’s new LP Diver, available May 29 on True Panther. Pre-order the limited blue vinyl version here.

mp3:
Lemonade :: Neptune

MP3- DANNY BROWN: GROWN UP

Detroit’s Danny Brown has another track to share – “Grown Up” – reminiscent of throwback radio-edits from the early nineties.

mp3:
Danny Brown :: Grown Up

NEW VIDEO AND MP3 FROM GRIMES: OBLIVION

Watch the first video from the Grimes album, directed by Emily Kai Bock,  for “Oblivion” – off their new album Visions. Grab the track below:

mp3:
Grimes :: Oblivion

You can also download the track “Angel” here, and grab a separate Visions bonus track called “Christmas Song,” featuring Grimes’ skills as a rap producer, on iTunes or pick up two more bonus tracks on the Canadian-only vinyl release from Arbutus.

MP3- BEACH HOUSE: MYTH

“Myth is the new breezy, summer-track leaked from the new Beach House album Bloom, which is out this May on Sub Pop. The bands Alex Scally describes the album as “a huge crystal, spinning in a cave with Star Wars figurines.

mp3:
Beach House :: Myth

 

MP3- SPACEGHOSTPURRP: NO EVIDENCE

Grab the new whispery track “No Evidence” from SpaceGhostPurrp, off his new album Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, which will be out this summer [ June 12 on 4AD ]

mp3:
SpaceGhostPurrp :: No Evidence

MP3- A$AP ROCKY: PURPLE SWAG (H-TOWN ALLSTARS REMIX)

Grab the H-Town Allstars – A$AP Rocky- “Purple Swag” remix feat. Paul Wall, Bun B & Killa Kyleon or download the whole LiveLovePurple tape for free here.

mp3:
A$AP Rocky :: Purple Swag (H-Town Allstars Remix feat. Paul Wall, Bun B & Killa Kyleon)

CHAIRLIFT’S CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE VIDEO: MET BEFORE

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.

TORONTO NOISE MAKERS ODONIS ODONIS DEBUT NEW SINGLE: BUSTED LIP

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

PORTLAND DREAM POP: RADIATION CITY DEBUT NEW TRACK AND NEW VIDEO

Portland, OR-based Radiation City has debuted a brand new single ‘Eye of Yours‘, off their forthcoming Cool Nightmare EP, set for release on April 10.The emotion for the release stems from an old piano the band thoroughly used to record the EP on, just before smashing it to pieces on their “Find It Of Use” video, directed by Andrew Sloan.
The dream-pop quintet (now with the addition of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Patti King) will be selling the EP digitally and on USB sticks attached to collected piano keys as they embark on their first trip to SXSW as part of a tour through the West Coast and the Midwest (image below). Cool Nightmareis available for preorder here.
Grab the MP3 for “Eye of Yours” HERE

NEW VIDEO + MP3 FROM BAND IN HEAVEN: HIGH LOW

Watch the latest video, directed by Jason Johnson, for The Band in Heaven’s single “High Low”, which premiered on Vice and is available on 7″ from HoZac records.

To support their SXSW dates, the band is also giving away a free download of “High Low” HERE.

NEW TRACK FROM XYLOS: SUMMERLONG

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!

HobNob Wines’ INNER CIRCLE is featuring the new track,  “Summerlong” (mixed by Abe Seiferth of DFA), as a free download.  The track is live now on HobNob Wines’ INNER CIRCLE on Facebook.

Download “Summerlong” Here

NEW TRACK FROM THE ROCKETBOYS: BLOODLESS

In anticipation of their upcoming performances at SXSW, Austin based indie rock trio The Rocketboys have debuted a brand new song, “Bloodless,” from their long-awaited new full-length album, Build Anyway, which is scheduled for release on June 5.  The band is set to perform seven shows at SXSW this month.
Stream “Bloodless”:
Recorded in their home studio and mixed by CK Eiriksson (U2, Live, Phish), Build Anyway chronicles the emotions that surface through the brokenness in abandonment to the search for peace and closure, both personally and musically.  Frontman Brandon Kinder conveys the feelings dreamily as he paints a haunting, yet heartfelt picture with his rich crooning vocals on the album’s debut track, “Bloodless,” giving fans a preview of what’s to come on Build Anyway.

NEW VIDEO FROM TEARIST: UNARMED

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.

BAND RADAR: HOWLER

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.

DOWNLOAD STARFAWN: GREENLIGHT [TEEEL REMIX]

Check out this dark disco remix of Starfawn’s “Greenlight” from Teeel.

Download a copy of Starfawn’s EP – available digitally now through Moodgadget, more info at moodgadget.com/starfawn/

Starfawn is a collaboration between Producer Misha Mross and Vocalist Amber Schaefer that began in early 2011. The two met through mutual friends and connected over a shared love for synthesizers and electronic music.

Misha Mross currently lives in Brattleboro Vermont and splits his time between his day job as an electro-optical engineer, writing music, and his musical engineering projects, which include building custom MIDI controllers and interfaces, and programming synthesis software. Influenced by both the organic (Vermont woods, classical music, physics, math) and the technological (NES/SNES, electrical engineering, synthesizer music), his production style, while heavily synth based, has natural motion and melody.

While Misha Mross is the technical expert of the duo, Brooklyn resident Amber Schaefer brings her natural charisma and song-writing abilities to the project. Amber tangibly brings her acting and improv background to their performances, cooing as she nonchalantly rolls around on the stage.

Together as Starfawn, they craft highly personalized electronic music that has been described as “an instantly recognizably retro, yet strange and otherworldly soundscape … that revels in experimentation while still understanding the importance of actually having a song amongst the indulgence.”

TEEEL SHOW THIS WEEK + NEW ALBUM COMING THIS MONTH

Inspired by italo, electro and the 80s new wave movement, Teeel aka Jim Smith credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with vintage synthesizers and guitars, TEEEL creates music that ranges from hypnotic synthpop to dreamy disco and dark electronica. Although TEEEL is a fairly new solo project, Jim Smith is no rookie in the music industry. He’s been producing a wide range of music, performing with bands and DJing in clubs since the late 90s. His debut album, AMULET (Moodgadget Records) has generated quite the buzz in the blog world as well as being featured on KEXP radio. “Dark Passenger” was featured as “Song of the Day”.

You can check out a night of electronic bliss this Thursday at 11:15 at Lit Lounge in New York City with Teeel performing along with Starfawn, Jacob 2-2, and Crozet. Doors open at 8:30pm.  Lit Lounge is 93 2nd Ave. (btwn. E5/E6th St). Click HERE for more details.

TEEEL – “University Heights” (Coming 2/22/2012)
Original Cover Art by: Hayden James Mitchell

TEEEL – “Amulet” (Moodgadget Records, February 22nd, 2011)

Amulet by TEEEL [iTunes]

TEEEL – “Amulet” (Moodgadget Records, September 27, 2011)

Amulet (Remixed) by TEEEL [iTunes]

Remixes by Teeel

NEW MUSIC FROM LELAND SUNDRIES: APPARITION

Brooklyn’s indie strummers Leland Sundries’ 2nd release The Foundry EP is out Feb 21, 2012 on L’Echiquier Records. Led by Nick Loss-Eaton the EP was recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in an old creamery building with Loss-Eaton on resonator guitar, banjo, harmonium, harmonica, and vocals.

The lead single “Apparition” is now available for free download.

NEW VIDEO FROM BIG DEAL: TALK

Kacey Underwood and Brit Alice Costelloe aka Big Deal just released a new video for “Talk”, off their most recent album Lights Out.  Directed by the talented, Brooklyn director Yoonha Park (Washed Out, Deerhoof and Beach House) the video  captures the bands innate ability to tap into the innocence, insecurity, wonder and (sometimes unrequited) love and lust of relationships. With a combination of sparse interweaving lo-fi guitars, emotive lyrics, set against the fuzzed out chords of an electric guitar and the tones of a boy / girl vocal create a sound that is sweet and seductive. Understated and discreet, it feels like a love note passed between classes.

Big Deal will be coming to the US in March for SXSW, including two special shows in New York and a show in Los Angeles, marking the band’s live debut in the US.

DOWNLOAD MP3: BIG DEAL: “CHAIR”

 

NEW MUSIC FROM MOTIVE: WHAT’S SO BAD

Brooklyn band Motive have been playing around town for quite some time now, opening up for larger names like The Vaccines and Bear Hands. After releasing their self-titled debut EP last year, they’re kicking off 2012 with a series of new songs and music videos and this premier stream of “What’s So Bad”, the band’s newest single. Produced by Chuck Brody (PhantogramBear Hands), the theme of the song is the dissatisfaction of being a young adulthood — the thrilling feeling of having your whole life ahead of you, yet being plagued by an irrepressible, discontented frustration. Like most of Motive’s work, the track is heavy in both guitar and drums, and its slightly fuzzy and distorted vocals [reminiscent of  Julian Casablancas’ drawl] are completely appropriate given the inconsistency of the subject matter.

NEW METRONOMY COLLECTION + PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED REMIX

Mercury Prize nominated indie-electro-pop quartet, Metronomy, are set to release The English Riviera Unreleased Remixes, via Big Beat Records and Because Music, on March 6th.  As the title would suggest, the collection features thirteen reworkings of tracks from the group’s critically acclaimed third album, The English Riviera.  The English Riviera, which has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide, was proclaimed by NYLON Magazine the 2nd best album of 2011 calling it a “sexy and sultry…modest masterpiece.”  In addition to two new reworks of the single ‘The Look’ (which Huffington Post ranked among their top songs of 2011), the release presents left of center versions by much loved producers Benoit & SergioEwan PearsonCamo & KrookedJesse RoseSoul Clap, and more.

Comprised of multi-instrumentalist front-man Joseph Mount, keyboardist Oscar Cash, drummer Anna Prior, and bassist Gbenga Adelekan, Metronomy are heading out for a North American Tour this Spring.  The tour, which puts the foursome out on the road with Brooklyn indie band Friends, will showcase Metronomy’s signature sound and bring a much needed spark of bliss to end the of Winter.  The group is particularly excited to announce their inclusion on this year’s already sold out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California as well as Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida.

LISTEN TO ‘CORINNE (BENOIT & SERGIO COVER)’ HERE: 

METRONOMY TOUR DATES

Sat March 24       Miami, FL                         Ultra Music Festival

Sun Mar 25          Atlanta, GA                      Masquerade

Tue Mar 27          Washington, DC                Rock N Roll Hotel

Wed Mar 28         Philadelphia, PA               Theater of Living Arts

Fri Mar 30            New York, NY                   Irving Plaza

Sat Mar 31           Boston, MA                      Brighton Music Hall

Sun Apr 1            Montreal, QC                    Metropolis Theatre

Mon Apr 2            Toronto, ON                     The Hoxton

Wed Apr 4            Chicago, IL                      Lincoln Hall

Thu Apr 5             Minneapolis, MN              7th Street Entry

Thu Apr 12           San Francisco, CA           Slim’s

Sun Apr 15           Indio, CA                         Coachella

Sun Apr 22           Indio, CA                         Coachella

NEW MUSIC FROM THE BAND IN HEAVEN: SLUDGY DREAMS

New music from South Florida noise duo – The Band in Heaven is available on 7″ featuring the track “Sludgy Dreams” on HoZac Records
Watch the original Alice Cohen created video for “Sludgy Dreams” above or the alternate version – “Sludgy Dreams/Sleazy Dreams” HERE.

NEW VIDEO FROM THE WAR ON DRUGS: BROTHERS

The War On Drugs are excited to share the brand new video for the dylan-esc track “Brothers,” one of the many highlights off their stellar Slave Ambient. Following the more kaleidoscopic videos for “Baby Missiles” and “Come to the City,” the “Brothers” video, definitely takes a different approach with its bleak western narrative. Here’s what the director team of Brewer, a pair of brothers (Ben and Alex), had to say about the video:

“We kept picturing it as the soundtrack to a dark western like Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid or Unforgiven. That is where the deranged T.V cowboy character came from. We wanted the video to feel like the most exciting five minutes taken out of a longer movie. The biggest challenge in the filming was how to make the old cowboy (played by David Weindel) seem threatening, and how to make the nurse (played by Tallie Medel) seem like she was dealing with the situation the way a normal person might really handle such a nightmare.”

The War On Drugs’ “Come to the City” 7-inch single is available this week on Secretly Canadian. Listen to the b-side, “Don’t Fear The Ghost” 

NEW MUSIC FROM HUSBAND: SLOW MOTION

Husband is Gianlorenzo (Buzz Aldrin) and Chiara from Bologna.  Offsetting the driving Italo-pop dronetronica rhythms of their track “Slow Motion” is this strangely uneasy video filmed and edited by Ailien Reyes, which features the duo’s shared love of volcanoes.

RICK RUBIN REMIXES JUSTICE: ON ‘N’ ON

Fader have just posted Rick Rubin’s remix of “On’n’On” by Justice. It’s from the EP for the song they have dropping on Monday. Check below for links and a hilarious note from Justice’s manager/label head Busy P:

Stream: Justice, “On’n’on (Rick Rubin Remix)”

ONCE UPON A TIME RICK RUBIN

It all started in 1989, I visited my brother in Canada, where he was living with my dad. We went record shopping, probably one of the first time I was buying my own records, my first real choices let’s say. Before that I was just the little brother, listening to what the family was listening, following my brother’s music taste ; Pink Floyd, Led Zep, Metallica, The Cure etc…I ended up with a bunch of cassette tapes : RUN DMC “Tougher Than Leather”, THE CULT “Electric” and BEASTIE BOYS “Licensed to Ill”. Don’t ask me why, but a funny name appeared on the credits of each tapes! produced by RICK RUBIN
No need to lie to you, at that time I did not know what was the meaning of it and I don’t think I really cared… Skateboarding was all I had, every week-end, then almost everyday, I cruised in the streets of Paris. Naturally (thanx to Thrasher magazine) I discovered SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and DINOSAUR JR (but we don’t need them here) And again! THAT name RICK RUBIN was written in the credits, even in capitals on the back of the records. Who’s that guy ? Is he the manager of the bands? nope Is he running the label or something ? nope… errr I mean YES! not always, but wait, are you telling me that man created DEF JAM with Russell Simmons ???? The label of LL COOL J, BEASTIE BOYS, PUBLIC ENEMY… OUI it’s him!
Oh I see now, he’s also behind the clash AEROSMITH vs RUN DMC “Walk this way”, what’s wrong with that man, sorry I meant how cool is that ?
I remember watching the video on MTV (hello Headbangers Ball!), probably one of my first musical shock, that man is a genius! Time goes on and here we are in 2008, Ed Banger records is only 5 years old, we released JUSTICE first album and the band is touring the USA. RICK RUBIN is running Columbia records from his house in Malibu. Our friend Kevin works at Columbia emailed me saying RICK RUBIN loved the album!

“guys” (me speaking) “i just got a message saying RICK RUBIN loved the album!”
“shut up Pedro!” (the boys spitting on me)
“and he wants to meet you…” (me almost crying, yes yes I’m not shy sharing this with you now)

We drove all the way to Malibu and entered RICK RUBIN’s world. For privacy reasons I will not speak about it here. Rick asked the boys about sampling, compression, and few other producers fantasy, me I was just dreaming (awake) We hang out, had a tea and took this memorable photo.

Time goes on and here we are in 2011, Ed Banger records is now 8 years old, we just released JUSTICE “Audio Video Disco” second album
and the band is about to tour the world.

“guys”(me speaking) “i just got a message saying RICK RUBIN loved the album AGAIN!”
RICK RUBIN is running Columbia records from his house in Malibu. Our friend Kevin is now Dilpo’s manager emailed me saying RICK RUBIN loved the album!

I will not waste your time repeating the same jokes… I prefer to share with you this piece of music, the kind of story you hear about someone meeting his hero. RICK RUBIN accepted to RUIN (or remix) JUSTICE new single. Not only it’s a dream, it’s an honor to have him on board.

Monsieur DJ Double R I salute you!

NEW MUSIC FROM BUCKLEY WARD: SO PRETEND

‘Into the Darkening Blue’ is the second release from Australian indie kids Buckley Ward off their upcoming album So Pretend. The tracks  nonchalantly precise harmonies and unabashed melodies swell in testament to Buckley Ward’s versatility and previously unsuspected dance-ability. Jimmy Allen’s plaintive vocals are a come-hither wink over a bed of guitar and keyboards – a promise of guiltless goodtimes to get your heart racing. ‘Into The Darkening Blue’ comes complete with a chiller thriller video clip with a killer twist.

Into The Darkening Blue – Buckley Ward by showoffservices

So Pretend by Buckley Ward

BAND RADAR: ALT-J

Leeds quartet Alt-J (aka ‘triangle’, aka △) is a band that should be on everyone’s music radar in 2012.  On their AA sided single Matilda / Fitzpleasure – released courtesy of Infectious Music–  Alt-J masterfully gush bright reverb-drenched blues vocals over a variety of heavy bass fuzz, guitar scratching, skittish percussion and intricate vocal harmonies.

Fitzpleasure by alt-J

Tessellate (demo) by alt-J

Tessellate (demo) by alt-J

NEW MUSIC FROM SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS: LAFAYE

School of Seven Bells just released a second track, and first official single, titled “Lafaye”. “Lafaye” is also the tormented character in their upcoming album GHOSTORY, which will be released on February 28 in the US on Vagrant/Ghostly International. The song is available as a single through all digital retailers today, with an exclusive b-side “Love From A Stone”.

The track is now up streaming on Soundcloud here: http://soundcloud.com/vagrantrecords/sviib-lafaye

“The Night” on Soundcloud (free download enabled): http://soundcloud.com/vagrantrecords/sviib-thenight

 

NEW MUSIC FROM CLOUD NOTHINGS: ATTACK ON MEMORY

Now under the direction of producer Steve Albini, Cloud Nothing’s sophomore album Attack on Memory is a crunchier, punchier sounding album than their first release and one of the first must hear albums of 2012. This album separates Cleveland front man Dylan Baldi  from comparisons to bands like Waaaves and showcases Baldi’s Kurt Cobain like growl as a young singer- songwriter finding his voice.

The band is set to release Attack on Memory, January 24th via Carpark. In celebration of the upcoming release, the band has allowed the blog Headnoz (from Cleveland) to stream the album in its entirety,  just weeks prior to it decorating the shelves of record stores.

PRE-ORDER vinyl LP here: http://www.insound.com/Attack-on-Memory-Vinyl-LP-Cloud-Nothings/P/INS101709/

DOWNLOAD: Cloud Nothings – “No Future/No Past” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless” (MP3)

 

Watch – Porlandia : Season 2 ( New Episode )

IFC is bringing back the 90’s…with another season of Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag) and Fred Armisen’s “Portlandia”. Watch the first season of the IFC original short-based comedy series on Netflix instant play or catch the second season premiere this Friday, January 6 on IFC. Then, celebrate with a nap, or put a bird on something.

Watch a full episode online right now, featuring Eddie Vedder and Jeff Goldblum and music from Washed Out.

 

Grab Washed Out’s title song from Portlandia “Feel It All Around”

DOWNLOAD: MP3: Washed Out – “Feel It All Around” Download

WILD ARROWS COVER FUGAZI: GREAT COP

Earlier this month Wild Arrows released the first single “Cloudbursting” introducing its atmospheric pop to the music world. The EP was written, recorded, and mixed by Law with a faithful cassette 4-track and finalized at Law’s Brooklyn studio, Translator Audio. The EP dives into shimmery pop territory with the songs “Long Past The End”, “Pale Hits and the EP’s lead single “Cloudbursting.” Along with euphoric soundscapes the EP features a downtempo, fuzzed out version of one of Fugazi’s most aggressive tracks, “Great Cop”; a truly original take.

The band is now showcasing their post hardcore roots with a fuzz heavy cover of Fugazi‘s“Great Cop” which also appears on the EP.

MP3: DOWNLOAD “GREAT COP” HERE 

The debut EP delightfully entitled The Punks Don’t Know What Punk Is, is a dreamy mix, drawing influences from the pop style of The Cure, sonic qualities of My Bloody Valentine, and the production of Brian Eno. 





NEW SONG FROM THE VACCINES: TIGER BLOOD

Two weeks ago,  The Vaccines released an official new video for the band’s latest track “Tiger Blood”, recorded with Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes and Gus Oberg.  Today Columbia Records is releasing a Digital 45 for the track along with a b-side, “Tuck and Roll,” to listen:

“Tiger Blood” (Single) | Available Now by The Vaccines

The band are currently on tour in Europe through the end of the year. Their debut release “What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?” has notably garnered some year end attention with NME naming the album their # 14 favorite album of the year and Paste Magazine calling the act a “Best New Band of 2011.”

NEW MUSIC FROM BRONSON: MY IDLE BED

Paper Tusk is the work of Patrick Everman’s project Bronson (formerly behind HORSES). With only a $3.00 price tagPaper Tusk, is the perfect stocking stuffer for that sad sack on your list. Recorded in a cold cathedral outside Anacortes, Paper Tusk envelopes romantic lamentation at its peak. The album is available for pre-order on cassette (yes, cassette), CD, or digitally here You can download the track “My Idle Bed” below: 

MP3: Bronson – My Idle Bed 

 

 

NEW MUSIC FROM SAVIOR ADORE: DREAMERS

Never underestimate the power of a dare. What originally began as a 48-hour challenge between two best friends has blossomed into one of Brooklyn’s most exciting and unique young bands- Savior AdoreWith an experimental approach to their writing and recording, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro weave a magical musical tapestry with their distinct voices, lush harmonies, and wild sonic palette. Somewhere between dream pop and adventure wave, their songs transport you to a world that is both foreign and warmly familiar.

Savior Adore recently released the track “Dreamers” on limited 7″ via Neon Gold Records with a remix from Lightwaves and Xaphoon Jones.>Give a listen the Lightwaves, remix below:

MP3: “Loveliest Creature” (Lightwaves Remix) – Savoir Adore [exclusive]


 

DOWNLOAD THE BIG PINK’S SMASHING PUMPKINS COVER

In a recent performance for BBC1’s Live Lounge, The Big Pink seemingly concede their song “Count Backwards From Ten” rips the entire chord sequence of the Smashing Pumpkin’s hit “Mayonaise” off 1993’s Siamese Dream, by delivering a cover of the Pumpkin’s original song.  The chords might all be here, but missing is Billy Corgan.  Not sure how much of a difference that makes? Give a listen, then watch the Pumpkins version.

The Big Pink – Mayonaise (The Smashing Pumpkins Cover) by ErnestimesBlog

 

 

NEW EP FROM METRONOMY + ENCHANTE REMIX

The new Metronomy EP Everything Goes My Way drops today (12/6) via Big Beat and Because Music. In anticipation for their upcoming Spring tour, the EP features the original single off their album “The English Riviera”, plus four new remixes including the below by Enchante. Feel free to share, after all – ’tis the season…

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/29826176″]
http://soundcloud.com/wearebigbeat/everything-goes-my-way

EP DOWNLOAD FROM STEEL PHANTOMS: FORER

Today’s suggested listening:  Forer – the self-funded, second EP from Steel Phantoms. Following up their eponymous debut, the unsigned, Brooklyn indie trio deliver yet another solid, sometimes quirky, no-frills progressive indie rock album. Expect crisp guitars, beautifully layered vocal harmonies, masterfully placed moog and a subdued intensity and introspection reminiscent of The Modern Lovers and Wolf Parade.  Support the good fight! and download or stream the full album right HERE. 

IN THE HOPPER: NEW MUSIC FROM CRYSTAL STILTS, CAVEMAN, BEST COAST, THE ANTLERS + MORE

The discosalt Music Player is loaded up with new music this week from CAVEMAN, CRYSTAL STILTS, THE NEW DIVISION, SIGUR ROS, LOS CAMPESINOS, METRONOMY, HIGH POP, HOORAY FOR EARTH, STEEL PHANTOMS, POMEGRANATES, TENNIS SYSTEM, SLEEPING IN THE AVIARY, LITTLE GOLD, THE MORNING CLOUDS, BEST COAST, CAGED ANIMALS, ALPINE WHITE, THE ASTEROID SHOP, HOLIDAY SHORES, ORANGE JUICE, GIANT SAND, CALEXICA, THE ANTERS, FONDA, SEA LIONS, SUNBEARS, TY SEGALL, ROYAL TRUX, AND AN LCD SOUNDSYSTEM/ DAVID BOWIE cover by LIGHT OUT ! Check it all out HERE 

 

DEBUT ALBUM FROM SWEDISH INDIE SCENESTERS: NEW ROSE

Tracklist Within is the debut album from Swedish rock band New Rose.  For a band originally rooted as a free jazz duo, the now trio, comprised of rogue Scandinavian indie scenesters Daniel Bengtson, Niklas Korssell & Gustav Nygren, has since morphed into an ambitious rock band. With fragile, emotional vocals and noisy whirling guitar riffs, the new album is at times reminiscent of Patti Smith, Peter Brötzmann and Sonic Youth with echoes of early …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. 

The album  is available on the Flora & Fauna label

The Wheel by New Rose by Heavy Horn

The Sun is a Star by New Rose by Heavy Horn

Sleeping Slides by New Rose by Heavy Horn

IN THE HOPPER: NEW MUSIC FROM SURFER BLOOD, DEER TICK, THE BEETS + MORE

The music player is loaded up New Music this week from SURFER BLOOD, THE BEETS, BEAR LAKE, PHANTOGRAM, DEER TICK, WOODSMAN, SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN, GUANTLET HAIR, COMET GAIN, PLUS BANDANA SPLITS COVER MORRISSEY’S “Everyday Is Like Sunday”! Check it all out HERE 

 

 

ABADABAD REMIX E.P. FEAT. PAPERCUTZ, COM TRUISE, SLOW MAGIC

ABADABAD is Brooklyn’s Jeremy Lee Given, tape relic’d guitar rock of perpetual summers and dreamy ladies. Invited to contribute to a remix, on an E.P. release coming out later in the year were Slow MagicKeepShelly in Athens:papercutz, Yalls and Com Truise, each one adding their particular sonic flavor and broadening Jeremy’s initial vision and audience for his beloved and personal songs.

Abadabad – Park Slope (:papercutz Remix) by :papercutz

NEW VIDEO + MP3 GRAB FROM UK’S JETHRO FOX: BLINDING LIGHT

Jethro Fox is a songwriter based in Liverpool, UK.  This year has seen the release of first single Blinding Light, which received positive praise from many different blogs and companies, plus a one-to-one songwriting session with Sir Paul McCartney.  Autumn 2011 will see further releases and a selection of tour dates.

MP3 DOWNLOAD: Blinding Light

 

NEW TRACK FROM YUCK: SOOTHE ME

In preparation of a double-disc deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album (out October 11), Yuck are now streaming a new track called “Soothe Me”; sounding less like Dinosaur Jr. and more like a band trying to forge their own direction.  The re-issue will include “Soothe Me” along with 5 other  B-side tracks. Listen here.

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MP3 GRAB: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE: DOG SCRATCHED EAR

Following on the heels of their highly-praised debut Everything’s For Sale, South Wales duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe are set to unleash their second full-length effort Donkey Jacket – an album filled with the twosome’s distinctive punk-energy-blues-drenched-rock ‘n’ roll. With their incendiary guitars and hard-rock riot, fans of Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser and The Black Diamond Heavies should find much to like in this explosive new release.

Comprised of brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford, this second offering evokes images of the Deep South, rather than the Welsh Valleys from which they hail.

Donkey Jacket features a number of guest appearances from a plethora of acclaimed musicians, including long time Van Morrison collaborator John ‘Ned’ Edwards on harmonica, slide guitar and mandolin, Pete Hurley of legendary ’70s Welsh band Lone Star on bass, and Justin Beynon of the Broken Vinyl Club on keys. The album was recorded in Wales with Tim Hammill at the helm, while mixing duties were undertaken by Jim Diamond (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Go) in Detroit.

Taking its name from the coat worn by Welsh miners, Donkey Jacket is a collection of rousing numbers ranging from the hard-hitting “Love Is A Fever” and “Anvil & Chains,” to their contrasting softer side on acoustic-driven tracks such as “Heart on Fire” and “Across The Sky.”

FREE MP3: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE: DOG SCRATCHED EAR

 

BAND RADAR: THE MORNING CLOUDS

With lush guitars, and hushed vocals The Morning Clouds are the perfect soundtrack for a foggy drive. The Morning Clouds consists of Josh Wambeke, who’s best known for his work with a band called Fell.  Wambeke’s upcoming release Wasted Youth Blues EP is self produced and recorded, showcasing one complex and lush piece of work. Although Wambeke slinks into a bedroom-pop aesthetic on The Wasted Youth Blues, there’s still enough cosmic dust left over from Fell’s travels to the edge of the universe to coat The Morning Clouds’ songs and cast an ethereal shimmer over that comfortably familiar classic pop framework. Just like the Ramones roughed it up with punk and JAMC’s C86 aesthetic yanked it into the new wave, The Wasted Youth Blues filters the sound through Wambeke’s spaced-out sensibilities. The Morning Clouds first release through Lefse Records is the gem-worthy EP.

Lefse Records will be releasing the debut EP Wasted Youth Blues on October 11th from Denver’s The Morning Clouds.

[MP3] The Morning Clouds “The Wrong Things”
http://www.lefserecords.com/tracks/TheMorningClouds-TheWrongThings.mp3

[Stream] The Morning Clouds “The Wrong Things”
http://soundcloud.com/viciousbuzz/the-wrong-things-1/s-1hgUA


BAND RADAR: ICEAGE

The first few seconds of the Danish punk rocker’s first single, “White Rune”  is nothing short of exhilarating and should be downloaded asap! Their 12-song, 24-minute noise-punk call to arms debut album, New Brigade, is a sonically dense and seductive post-punk power-house that will appeal to both art rock snobs and DIY minded punks.  After five weeks on the road playing rock clubs, house shows, and in-stores with only two days off in that entire stretch, Iceage have also been working on a new video for, “You’re Blessed.” Check it out and download some tracks below:

Listen to Iceage’s “Broken Bone” – http://pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/BrokenBone.mp3

Listen to Iceage’s “White Rune” – http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/Iceage_WhiteRune.mp3

 

 

BAND RADAR: LIGHT FOR FIRE

“The Huckster”, is the opening track off Light for Fire’s eponymous alcohol and depression fueled release. It’s an immediate, folk-influenced tune with nods to Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, and M. Ward that finds singer Nicholas Allard confessing, “I drank myself to bed last night. Licked my many wounds as I was getting high.” Shouldn’t every record start off this way?

DOWNLOAD “THE HUCKSTER”

Light for Fire’s first single from the album “NY (By The Hand)” is still available for download at the link below.

DOWNLOAD “NY (BY THE HAND)”

 

LISTEN NOW: NEW ALBUM FROM TEAM GENIUS

Our favorite Halloween party house band, Team Genius have a new EP,  of pop songs, aptly titled, well,  “Pop Songs” coming out on the 23rd. You can give it a listen right here, then come out and support the band this Friday (8/19) at Mercury Lounge for their record release show with opening band Quiet Loudly.

Team Genius – Pop Songs by Team Genius

GET THE REMIX: HEART SHAPED ROCK (PAPERCUTZ REMIX)

We have a new remix for you from Papercutz: This song is a remix of the title track from Jason Grier’s and Ramona Gonzalez’s (aka Nite Jewel)  “Heart Shaped E.P.”  Jason Grier is also sharing the first proper release from his (anti)love duets series. The new Heart Shaped EP collects five songs Grier penned for Ramona Gonzalez of Nite Jewel, including studio versions of much blogged-about tracks “Heart Shaped Rock” and “Nothing Nothing”, plus four previously unheard jams. The 35 minute EP zeros in on “smash hit” grooves of the high broadcast age. Post-freestyle, slam jam, and daytime drama soundscapes wash over alien musings on love.

STREAM // DOWNLOAD (feel free to put it up for download/host or airplay)