So I literally stumbled upon 'Big Dreams' from Likely Lads and haven't been able to stop listening. The band are a 4-piece from York, UK and you can actually head over to their Bandcamp page and pick up their Melrose Yard Demos for free. The band also caught my attention with their Twitter message... "So many good new bands in the UK. Proper music is not dead, it's just hiding in the background and soon it's going to make a massive return." They are a [...]
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Theme Park are one of the fresh up and coming acts to keep an eye on as their debut album is on the horizon this October. 'Jamaica' is the second single off their debut album and has a shiny new video to check out below. Also Theme Park are supporting Bloc Party later this year on a number of dates. Look for the 'Jamaica' single to be released on August 13th on ltd 7" and digitally.
Bowerbirds are an American folk band that formed in 2006 and hail from Raleigh, North Carolina. They recently put out their third album The Clearing on the Dead Oceans label and have been getting praise up and down. I have been trying to compile my list of best albums of 2012 so far, and this album is right near the top, as it it hit a nerve with me and left me in awe. Check out the bands newest single/video 'Overcome With Light' below.
Milk Music are a fuzzed out rock band that hail from Olympia, WA and they have been getting some exceptional buzz from their 6-song, Beyond Living EP which you can pick up digitally over at iTunes . You can pick up a new song from the band titled 'Violence Now' which is not on the EP and has only since been released on a small run of flexi discs. Take a listen to the track below and get a sense of the buzz that this high energy band have been recieving throughout the [...]
Muse are set to debut their brand new song 'Survival' tonight, which will be the official song of the 2012 London Olympic Games. 'Survival' will make its radio premiere tonight and will be available shortly after via iTunes. The song will be featured throughout the sporting events in all of London's 2012 venues, during the duration of the Games. Frontman Matt Bellamy has this to say on the track... "It's a huge honor to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I [...]
I have recently been taken back by DIIV's debut album Oshin, after taking my first listen to the album I was enticed to come back to it over and over again. Here is a cut from the album "How Long Have You Known?" which you can check out the official video below. This album is sure to find some love from me in 2012, love the dream pop, melt in your ears type of sound. Has the same kind of fresh, clean sound that Youth Lagoon brought to us in 2011.
Check out the new song from The Antlers, titled 'Drift Dive' which will be a part of their new EP Undersea. Such fantastic vocals on this track that it makes you want to speed up the July 24th release date. In the meantime you can check out the track over on Soundcloud or stay here and take a listen through the YouTube link below.
Artist: The Antlers Title: Drift Dive File Name: SoundCloud
Fake Plastic's very own Fr. Jones shoots the breeze with Aaron Hemphill of Liars about the importance of palindromes, musical collaboration, Milwaukee, and of course- Lana Del Rey. Be sure to catch my review of the new Liars album, WIXIW. FR: Can you tell me a little about the story behind the album title, WIXIW - it's so difficult and symmetrical. I love it. [...]
Stars are back with some new material as 'The Theory of Relativity' emerges online from their upcoming album The North. The North will be out September 4th via ATO. I have always been a huge fan of Stars and have felt that their amazing vocal talents have been hugely underrated in the music world. Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell are the perfect combo on vocals and can make any Stars song stand out above the rest. The North Tracklisting: [...]
Yeasayer are back with a a video for new song 'Longevity'. The track is the second one on the new album Fragrant World that is set for an August 21st release via Secretly Canadian. Fragrant World Tracklisting: 01 “Fingers Never Bleed” 02 “Longevity” 03 “Blue Paper” 04 “Henrietta” 05 “Devil and the Deed” 06 “No Bones” 07 “Reagan’s Skeleton” 08 “Demon Road” 09 “Damaged Goods” 10 “Folk Hero Shtick” 11 “Glass of the Microscope”
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