Video – Fillgar : Rattle Me

The second wave of  “From the Vault” series is here, featuring new recordings from STUDIO F at the beautiful Mophonics HQ in Venice, California.

MP3 – Haim : Falling (Leonard Friend Remix)

R&B whiz kid Leonard Friend takes on the catchy single from the the buzzed about Los Angeles sister trio HAIM.  Friend re-imagines the song with sparkling synths, a slowed down drum that gives a nod to Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” (aka the sample for Biggies “Juicy,”) oldZapp records, Phil Collins and TLC.

Album Stream – Prudence Rees-Lee : Court Music from the Planet of Love

Prudence Rees-Lee’s debut album ‘Court Music From the Planet of Love’  is a journey of romance, fantasy and the exploration of where music and earthly transcendence collide. Featuring a backing band comprised of some of Australia’s most respected musicians, including Shags Chamberlain (Lost AnimalPikelet), Laura Jean, Jacinta Masters (Useless ChildrenThe Emergency) and Lehmann B. Smith (Kes Band). 
Buy the album [digitally] or pre-order the vinyl here: http://bit.ly/YwZnAp

Video – The Thermals : The Sunset

Noisey has premiered The Thermals new video for “The Sunset” from the band’s new albumDesperate Ground out now on Saddle Creek. The video is a bright, colorful and uplifting three minutes of film.  The video stars Thermals bassist Kathy Foster as “The Boxer”, in an obvious ode to classic boxing films such as “Rocky” and “Raging Bull”.  Much of the video is an homage to the opening credits of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing”, with Foster channeling Rosie Perez.  “The Sunset” features many classic Portland, OR locales (like many Thermals videos) and was co-directed by Portland filmmaker Jeffrey Rowles and The Thermals themselves.

MP3 – Happy Lives : Feeling Right

 

 

 Listen – Happy Lives :  Feeling Right

 
 

Brooklyn’s Neo-pop group  Happy Lives take an entirely different direction on their first focus track  “Feeling Right”, stepping deeper into the absurd and unknown. “Feeling Right,” is a youthful gloom-pop track sung from the perspective of two teenage lovers.  The un-named female part swoons over her boyfriend, Jimmy, while Jimmy, crooning like Elvis, has a little less to say. Playful and sarcastic, the song manages to capture the quintessential feelings of teenage angst: “Tense and horny, what a special story.”  If you are looking for the band’s previous grungy, intense machine sound- you won’t find it here.  Sounding almost unrecognizable from the previous EP, Happy Lives probe an entirely new landscape of abstract thought here – weird, bouncy and unbelievably catchy. 

Classixx : All You’re Waiting For [ft. Nancy Whang]

 

 

 

Label:  Innovative Leisure

Listen:  Classixx : All You’re Waiting For (via SoundCloud)

 

Southern Band Radar – Dillon Hodges

If You Like: The Civil Wars, Merle Haggard, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, check out Dillon Hodges.

Dillon Hodges plays Americana in the spirit of  old-time music (bluegrass, folk, country and soul) with a deep bluesy voice and haunting melodies. His debut full-length album, Rumspringa  drops May 14.

Tame Impala : Feels Like We Only Go Backwards ( Live on KCRW )

Sunday Night on the first weekend, as the sun sets, Tame Impala are hitting the Outdoor Theatre stage at Coachella.

For those that won’t be there in person, it’ll be streamed LIVE onYouTube. Times below.

Sunday April 14th: 6pm (PST) / 8pm (CST) / 9pm (EST)
Monday April 15th: 2am (GMT) / 9am (AWST) / 11am (AEST)

Tame Impala also, recently,  dropped into the famous KCRW Studios in LA to record a live session for Morning Becomes Eclectic

For a taste of whats to come, watch the boys jam out ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards‘ in the studio ahead of the full session.

Video – Petite Meller : Stevie Jobs

Seductive new video from Petite Meller for “Stevie Jobs”, directed by A.T.Mann & Guy J. Bolandi features Petite riding a massive computer mouse and Brooklyn-born dance-rapper Shamel Pitts dancing on a giant keyboard.

MP3 – Peace : Follow Baby

Here is the new single “Follow Baby” from the new Peace album –  IN LOVE.

Album pre-orders available at the Virtual Superstore

Album Stream – Dead Owls : Small Talk

Western Australian duo Dead Owls are streaming their special breed of garage-pop from their debut EP titled Small Talk with ONLY CHILD.

New Release – The Strokes : Comedown Machine

The strokes’ fifth studio album Comedown Machine is out today. If you didn’t pre-order, you can now stroll over to iTunes to grab it instantly or you can order the physical album on Amazon or directly from the band’s official store. limited edition black vinyl and t-shirt bundles are still available at the store that include instant album downloads too.

The band is gearing up for more announcements, coming soon. You can enter-to-win an exclusive vinyl test pressing of Comedown Machine by letting the band know your favorite track from the album on Twitter using hashtag #ComedownMachine.  More details and official rules can be found here

 

 

Record Store Day List is Here!

This years Record Store Day list is here!

The list has been officially released in TWO versions: A handy PDF  and aPull Down menu with more detail and artwork.  The sixth annual Record Store Day is April 20. 

** Please note that not every release will be available at every store as each is a limited quantity release and not every store will be able to get hold of everything they order.  We will try our best to get as many titles in as we can**

*There is chatter in the world about other titles that may not be on the list. These may be things that have a 4/20 street date, but are not RSD releases.

MP3 – Beaches : Distance

Check out the blissed-out new track “Distance” from Melbourne’s Beaches, off the band’s second LP – She Beats – out this  May via Chapter Music.

Watch – Solar Bears Supermigration Film

Solar Bears And Michael Robinson’s Psychedelic Supermigration Short Film. Features the following tracks from Supermigration:

A Sky Darkly
Our Future Is Underground
Happiness Is A Warm Spacestation
Rainbow Collision
You And Me (Subterranean Cycles)

Solar Bears ‘Supermigration’ film from Planet Mu on Vimeo.

New Track – Phoenix : Entertainment (homemade lyric video)

Phoenix’s Bankrupt! is one of our most anticipated releases of this year. Grab some new ear candy from the release below and Pre-order your album here: http://smarturl.it/Bankrupt

Video – The Knife : A Tooth For An Eye

‘A Tooth For An Eye’ from The Knife’s forthcoming album ‘Shaking The Habitual’ released on 8/9 April. Available to pre order here: theknife.net/shaking-the-habitual

‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.

A Tooth For An Eye from The Knife on Vimeo.

Video – Super Wild Horses : Crosswords

New video from Melbourne’s Super Wild Horses, taken from the forthcoming album ‘Crosswords’ out April on Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.