A Place to Bury Strangers have a new video for I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow of Your Heart, the fourth single from the bands critically acclaimed Exploding Head. The video, directed by Sian Alice Group guitarist Ben Crook (Spiritualized, Fratellis, Black Lips), was shot during the band’s London show at Heaven on May 25th 2010 and marks the first official appearance of new bass player Dion Lunadon. The song was released as a 5-song digital EP on June 22nd. The EP features a new track, “Girlfriend”, and remixes by Secret Machines, Cereal Spiller, and Broken Spindles. Download the Secret Machines remix or watch the new video below:
A Place To Bury Strangers have been quite busy on the remix front lately with two recently released remixes for Maps “Die Happy Die Smiling” and School Of Seven Bells “Windstorm” and forthcoming remixes for Holy Fuck and Grinderman. Additionally, APTBS frontman/guitarist Oliver Ackermann lends vocals to “Behold The Black Light”, a song featured on a new Volcom snowboarding film titled 9191 due out on September 13th. The track premiered on RCRD LBL August 26th and is available as a free download now. The original soundtrack by Baron also features Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Mike Conte of Early Man. Go to http://9191movie.com/ to check out the trailer for 9191.
For all the noise junkies, A Place to Bury Strangers have mixed up Bowie’s classic track “Suffragette City” with some ch-ch-changes. This is not your typical David Bowie cover. Far from the shades of Brit and Jermaine doing their best Bowie in Space. It is a 100% A Place To Bury Strangers interpreting their version of one of the most brilliant rockers alive. Dark, menacing, and of course noisier! Really rad cover here, so enjoy. We know we did! Grab the track below:
And be sure to catch the band on tour this fall. They are heading back out on the road playing a mixture of festivals and headline gigs across the Midwest, including Massillon, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Durham for the first time. If you missed it, on August 19th, A Place To Bury Strangers gave an epic performance at Death By Audio, the underground DIY venue and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn but will be back for another loud night on October 26th with Japandroids. So pick up some earplugs and mark your calendars!
NEW FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
9/24 – Massillon, OH – Thirteenth Floor with Ludwyg & Swarm of Bats (Free Show!)
9/25 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival with Caribou, Best Coast, Holy Fuck
9/26 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection with Chicago Typewriters and Igby Iris
9/27 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop with Freedom & Hot Cha Cha
9/28 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt
9/29 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
9/30 – Nashville, TN – Next Big Nashville Festival at Exit In with Yeasayer, Waaves, & Javelin
10/1 – Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse
10/2 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter with Ceremony & Soundpool (Killer Pimp Night)
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Whole Music Club at University of Minnesota
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio with Japandroids
Discosalt is bringing you an exclusive premiere free download of the song “Phosphene Dream” by The Black Angels this Monday. “Phosphene Dream” is the title track of the new Black Angels album, which comes out September 14th on Blue Horizon Records and is being featured on the HobNob Wines Creative Juices website. HobNob sponsored the band’s secret show this week at the Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts in NYC and it was amazing–eerie and magnficient. Grab the track below and show some love for HobNob! Just don’t stare at the album artwork too long, or you may feel more disoriented than trying to eat a Caprese salad at Brooklyn Bowl.
Gold Panda’s debut full-length album Lucky Shiner promises a tastefully crafted mix of minimalist electronic glitch techno and UK funk from the panda hooded Japanofile, set to drop 10/12. While you are waiting, you can check out the new video for “Snow & Taxis” and grab the track below. Intelligent dance floor tracks with structure, no bangers.
For the new “Hearts of Love” video from Crocodiles off their new album Sleep Forever, directors Ross Riege and Samuel Macon shot the entire treatment gun style, with a crew less then 5 people over the course of only 2 days. Check it out below:
Pierced Arrow, formed from the wreckage of Portland Oregon’s Dead Moon, an underground cult garage rock band from 1987 to 2006, embody a fiercely independent DIY ethos and rock and roll spirit that is unmatched by most musicians today. Band mates Fred Cole and real life sweetheart of 42 years, Toody stubbornly record everything in mono, press their own albums on vintage equipment and live out in the woods in a mansion they build for themselves. Six grandkids later, they still play raw, ragged straightforward rock ‘n’ roll, garage punk that comes from a musical culture spanning 30 years and sounds relevant despite the bands youngest member being 39. These guys are no joke.
The band has announced an upcoming North American tour that begins September 30 at legendary club 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis, MN.The ex-Dead Moon veterans will play 21 dates across the US before closing out the tour in Weed, CA on October 23rd.
The jaunt comes in the wake of Pierced Arrows’ recent split 7″ with label mates Black Lips, released in July via Scion A/V. In keeping with the other releases in the Vice-curated Scion Garage 7″ series, both bands debuted new songs on the single. Pierced Arrows’ offering, “The Doorway”, is a keen demonstration of the raw, unbridled rock that collaborators Fred and Toody Cole have honed over their 30+ year career. Scion A/V also recently released the band’s first proper music video for “This is the Day” from their most recent full length Descending Shadows.
“The Doorway” can be downloaded here:
Watch the video for “This is the Day” here:
Want to see more on Dead Moon, check out Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story:
9/30/10 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
10/1/10 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
10/2/10 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/3/10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
10/4/10 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
10/5/10 Albany, NY Valentine’s
10/7/10 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
10/8/10 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
10/9/10 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
10/10/10 Washington, DC DC9
10/12/10 Baltimore, MD Golden West Cafe
10/13/10 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub
10/14/10 Columbus, OH The Summit
10/15/10 Bloomington, IN The Video Saloon
10/16/10 Columbia, MO Mojo’s
10/17/10 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
10/19/10 Denver, CO Hi Dive
10/20/10 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
10/21/10 Reno, NV Tonic Lounge
10/22/10 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
10/23/10 Weed, CA Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture
Here’s a brand new shiny track and video from Does It Offend You, Yeah? titled We Are The Dead. The band tells us they have been writing their new album for nearly two years, while trying to fit in a tour. It’s been one big rollercoaster ride for the band with ups and downs (as well as lefts and rights) and the album has been through more re-writes than the “Ghostbusters 3” script. They are making some serious headway though and are in the final process of putting this beast to bed. As a treat to the fans who’ve supported them at clubs and festivals all over the world they are offering a free track + remix parts. (Just don’t tell their label). Pretty rad. Download it below:
DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH? TOUR DATES OPENING FOR KELE
Sept 2 9:30 Club Washington DC
Sep 3 Mod Club Toronto
Sep 4 Belmont Montreal
Sep 7 Royale Boston, MA
Sep 8 Webster Hall New York, NY
Sep 11 Double Door Chicago, IL
Sep 13 Slowdown Omaha, NE
Sep 14 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Sep 16 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
Sep 18 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA
Sep 21 Henry Fonda/Musicbox Los Angeles, CA
Soft Landing, the trio comprising Beirut’s Paul Collins & Perrin Cloutier, along with Mike Lawless, are self-described as “a bunch of Jorge Ben wannabees” and are releasing their first album this October. Soft Landing began as a recording project by Paul Collins. Between finishing school and touring the world with Beirut, he never really had time to focus on his project. After a month long tour in Brazil, Beirut took a break. It was then that he grabbed Perrin Cloutier (Beirut) and Michael Lawless (Paul’s college friend). Soft Landing, the band, was born. Knowing that free time like this never lasts, the band would practice almost everyday. In January, they drove out to Chicago, and recorded their debut record with Griffin Rodriguez (Icy Demons). The record is currently being mixed, and will be out soon. All of Paul’s songs seem to pull together multiple influences. From Jorge Ben to Arthur Russell, it’s all in there. The beats are huge, the electric guitar is liquid, and the acoustic relentlessly propels the rhythm. Yet, the bands ultimate goal is to make honest music that suits the players playing it.
SOFT LANDING has a couple shows coming up at the end of July.