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.

MP3 – Ghostpoet : MSI MUSMID

Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam, Ghostpoet announces his sophomore album Some Say I So I Say Light dropping May 6 through Play It Again Sam. On his second album, ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’, he pushes even further in all directions than on ‘Peanut Butter Blues’, mixing the abstract and the concrete with uncanny skill. Industrial beats, sonorous piano lines and hyper-detailed ornamentation provide a backdrop for an artist who sounds ever more like a man old before his time.

MP3 – Belgian Fog : Wait for Help

Belgian Fog hails from Seattle via LA – recording, mixing, and mastering his entire project solo from his  home studio. There are lots of contemporary bands and producers/influences  in here, but a big influence for this project is the songwriter/chanteur Jacques Brel, who could sing his philosophy through realistic characters he’d invented.

MP3 – Still Corners : Berlin Lovers / Fireflies

Download the new track ” Berlin Lovers” and “Fireflies” from London’s Still Corners, off the upcoming album Strange Pleasures, dropping this May on Sub Pop.

Video – Warm Soda : Busy Lizzy

Perfecting the blend of glitter and grime that earned Bare Wires a soft spot in the hearts of the bubblegum-popping, foot-stomping masses, Matthew Melton joins with bassist Chase Oren, guitarist Rob Good, and drummer Ian McBrayer as Warm Soda.

MP3 – Nervous Nellie : Gloves (Adam Boy Remix)

 Swedish quartet Nervous Nellie sound like a mash of Phoenix against Peter Bjorn and John. They just dropped their first US release – an EP centered around title track “Gloves”. As a bonus, we have the song remixed by ‘Adam Boy’ (Shout Out Louds).

Video – Fear of Men : Seer

New video from Fear of Men for the track “Seer” , directed by Falvey and Weiss with Williams/ Tardo.

MP3 – Hibou : Glow / Hollow

19 year-old Seattleite Peter Michel aka Hibou spent a year touring North America and Europe as the drummer of Craft Spells (Captured Tracks),then began creating his own music. “Dreamy and washed out. There’s a bit of Beach Fossils’ summer haze in there and even DIIV’s repetitive, kraut tones.” (The Line of Best Fit)

Video – Howling Hex : Primetime Clown

How do boxing Cobains and Dubya Bushes sound? Splice in some downright hallucinatory cut and paste video moments, loop it like you’re on thorazine and you’ve got the new Howling Hex Video “Primetime Clown”

The Howling Hex “Primetime Clown” from Drag City on Vimeo.

Video – Peace : Follow Baby

The 90’s are back…again, with a vengeance – next up, Britpop! Check out this new video from Peace for “Follow Baby”, off their upcoming album  “Delicious”.  “It’s Pulp at their creepiest and randiest, but twisted into something roguish and chaotic”(NME)

MP3 – Glass Candy : Gheto Boys / Iko Iko

Italians Do It Better just posted up Glass Candy‘s old Geto Boys/Iko Iko track for free download on soundcloud.

Recorded In 2008.
Sampled From The Geto Boys 1991 Hit “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”.
We Also Sampled The Classic Isaac Hayes Track “Hung Up On My Baby” From 1974.
Ida Sings Sugarboy Crawford’s “IKO IKO” Over The Beat.

“…FOR A GOOD TIME….CALL 1-800-GLASS-CANDY…”

Everyone Keeps Asking Me To Put This Ultra Rare 12″ Online…
Enjoy!

xo
Johnny Jewel

Video – Thomas Azier – Angelene

Brand new mind-bending video from the Berlin-based electro-pop wizard Thomas Azier. “Angelene” is off Azier’s sophomore EP Hylas 002 and the video is a contemporary noir exploring his solitude as he yearns for the fascinating yet mysterious Angelene.

MP3 – Big Black Delta : Side of The Road

Big Black Delta’s new single “Side of The Road” is a slice of rocky, distorted, melodic loveliness, from the LA group who has been praised by everyone from Jay-Z to Dave Navarro. The debut album will be out on April 9th and the band will also perform at SXSW.

MP3 – Sin Fang : Young Boys

Icelandic collective Seabear’s founder and mastermind Sindri Már Sigfússon, has offered an exclusive first listen of his third album under the solo guise Sin Fang at Conan O’Brien’s website TeamCoco.

Long time admirers of his work, the renowned skateboard company celebrates the release of Sin Fang’s new album with two special edition decks (below) featuring artwork by Sindri, who has been an avid skateboarder for most of his life. Each deck including a download code for Flowers.

MP3 – Andrew Wyatt : And Septimus…

Andrew Wyatt, better known to most as the front man of indie powerhouse electronic pop band Miike Snowhas announced his first solo project, Descender, slated for release on INGRID/Downtown Records [ INGRID is an imprint and artist collective founded in part by Wyatt and Miike Snow themselves, sharing curation duties with Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, and several others.]
The album, Descender, is a 32 minute meditation into the darker side of Andrew Wyatt not seen on his latest endeavors with Miike Snow. Stay tuned for a more in depth look into the making of Descender captured in a documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarski that will premier on Creators Project this March.

Video – We Are Animal : Royal Wolf

We Are Animal, recently on tour with the Joy Formidable throughout the Uk and Europe, made a little free song for you all whilst they work on the new record.

MP3 – Kill Paris : To A New Earth

LA-based electro funk authority Kill Paris dropped his “To A New Earth” EP today via Skrillex’s OWSLA. It is 3 originals (and six remixes from the likes of Gramatik, Griz and more) perfect for making this Tuesday afternoon all gltiched out.

MP3 – Gypsy & The Cat : Sorry

Grab the new single “Sorry” from Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat this week. Gypsy & the Cat has been getting love worldwide since the release of their Gilgamesh album in 2010.  The Late Blue followed in the same trajectory with “Bloom” seeing praise from The Fader, and Pretty Much Amazing cautioning, “don’t say we didn’t warn you about their impending hugeness.”

MP3 – Tame Impala : Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Dave Harrington Remix)

Our love affair with Aussie band Tame Impala continues with the new “paradise edit” of – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from Darkside’s  Dave Harrington.

MP3 – CHVRCHES : Recover

Glasgow’s CHVRCHES unleash their newest  pop anthem, off the band’s upcoming March EP – Recover. 

MP3 – The Splits : Ghosts / Crazy For You

Meet The Splits – an all-girl “rock n’ roll” outfit from Finland, who sound like a clash between Bikini Kill and Best Coast.

EP Free Download – Body Language : Grammar

In preparation of their upcoming second full-length album, Body Language are releasing their Grammar EP for free download on their website! The full-length album, also titled Grammar is set to drop in Summer of 2013 on Lavish Habits. This five-track EP shows how the Brooklyn quartet’s sound has grown since their highly-lauded Social Studies LP; these new sounds streamline the band’s restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. Or as they put it, “Our world still exists in an indie- disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

 Click Here To Download ‘Grammar’ EP

MP3 – The Strokes : All The Time

Listen to the second new Strokes track – “All the Time”.  BBC Radio host Zane Lowe  premiered the track today from the Strokes’ forthcoming album, Comedown Machine, which  is due out on March 26th. 

Video – Suuns : 2020

Watch the new Suuns video for their first single, “2020,” directed by artist Sabrina Ratté. A black and white set piece that is a dazzling combination of shifting geometric shapes and patterns mixed with the band’s dissected live performance, may induce seizure’s.

MP3 – Anika : In The City

Check out Anika’s new  “industrial disco” single –  a cover of The Chromatics’ “In the City.”

MP3 – Warm Soda : Waiting For Your Call

Perfecting the blend of glitter and grime that earned Bare Wires a soft spot in the hearts of the bubblegum-popping, foot-stomping masses, Matthew Melton joins with bassist Chase Oren, guitarist Rob Good, and drummer Ian McBrayer as Warm Soda.

LISTEN – Warm Soda : Waiting For Your Call

MP3 – Caveman : In the City

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. 

On their self-titled sophomore album Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions.

Listen to the first single “In The City” on Soundcloud below:

Album Stream – The Echo and the Sound : EP

The Echo and the Sound are  a two piece guitar and drums, rock band from Los Angeles.  Sounds like: “If Bob Dylan and Sam Shepard got into a fist fight while drinking in a desert cantina.”

MP3 – Tapioca and the Flea : Mellotron

Los Angeles band, Tapioca and the Flea bring a fresh combination of video game synths, psychedelic guitars, pulsating bass lines, and heavy rhythms.  Stay tuned for the release of their first EP with producer Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Cold War Kids) early 2013.

MP3 – Eliza Hull : Echoes

Eliza Hull started singing at five and never stopped. Her ethereal, dreamy and heart-felt sounds with progressive beats, inspired by The xx, Sia and Lamb, compel the listener to enter her world. Eliza’s 2012 debut EP, Dawn demonstrated her eclectic approach to sound. Her latest offering, single Echoes,supports the intensity, emotion, and lyrical story telling which characterises her music.