On November 29th, The Dodos will perform with Neko Case on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. To whet our tastebuds, they are giving away an unreleased track called "So Cold". This song is sweet ol' indie rock with constructive guitar and drumming. For a download of "So Cold", simply enter your email address on their band [...]
(together) acts as a B-side remix of tracks off Burst Apart rerecorded with some of their very talented friends.
New York rock'n'roller Devin Therriault has been locked up in the studio for almost a year, but it sounds like it was worth it. He just signed with Frenchkiss Records and released his first official EP, "You're Mine". The record is a mixed bag of guitar-driven vintage rock and vocally-drenched classic punk with a little rockabilly thrown in. So what did we get when we seal the bag, shake it up, and reach inside for a taste? At first bite something familiar, then a crescendo of surprising flavors, which left us at the peak of an unexpected aftertaste, [...]
Another great track from Los Angeles band RACES , from the bands three-track digital EP released today via Frenchkiss. High hopes for whats coming up next from them, the full length ( Year of the Witch) album in March 2012. formed in the fall of 2009 as a full-band project for singer/songwriter Wade Ryff. "All For You" (download at Under The Radar) . Listen to the rest of the EP at Facebook .
Frenchkiss Records has a pretty solid track record with me, especially since the label's run by some of the bros from Les Savy Fav . They just released a new EP yesterday from LA band RACES . The EP is titled Big Broom EP , and I've really been enjoying this track here. I don't know why, but for some reason the vocal performance sort of gives me this Walkmen feel, but that's also part of the overall song structure true. Boiled down, [...]
Brooklyn's favorite psychedelic rock band, The Antlers, are planning to release a new EP featuring Neon Indian and Bear In Heaven via Frenchkiss Records November 22nd. Titled (together), this EP is The Antlers' take on popular indie songs, featuring special guests and collaborations. For a preview of what's in store, check out their enticing version of [...]
Brooklyn's favorite psychedelic rock band, The Antlers , are planning to release a new EP featuring Neon Indian and Bear In Heaven via Frenchkiss Records November 22nd. Titled (together), this EP is The Antlers' take on popular indie songs, featuring special guests and collaborations. For a preview of what's in store, check out their enticing version of The xx 's "VCR" below. Download: The Antlers - VCR (The xx cover) TRACKLIST Via [...]
Whether you are having a countdown or humming to Fiest 's "12343, the correlation of those numbers are also the name of Pittsburg's sensational indie rock band, 1, 2, 3 . We've featured a couple of tracks from 1, 2, 32s debut album, New Heaven , in an Indie Sabbath post but here is a detailed introduction along with a short interview. 1, 2, 3 does not represent the number of members in this band nor does it represent the simplicity of their music. Rather, 1, 2, 3 is mostly Nic Snyder (frontman) and Josh [...]
On the same indie rock label as Les Savy Fav , Suckers , and The Dodos , Races are the next runners up. New York's Frenchkiss Records signed these guys(+ 2 girls) from California and brought them to the East coast for CMJ. Now Races are home to the West, touring for their Big Broom EP. This EP includes three songs which will also be featured on a full length album, Year of The Witch , due in March 2012. The release of Big Broom is set [...]
It's a halloween Friday here at The Orchard with costumes, pumpkin carving, candy, and most importantly music! Just in time we are bringing back FREELOADER FRIDAY where we lay out all the music that Orchard artists have rolled out over the previous week. And we have a lot. Check out ...
I was kind of curious to check out this Los Angeles band called Races . The band of six members just got signed to Frenchkiss Records who is home to The Antlers, The Dodos and Passion Pit. Check out their song Big Broom from their EP of the same name. The EP is a teaser for their full-length debut album which comes out sometime in 2012. For now the EP will help introduce what the band sounds like. Big has that indie rock [...]
Considering how quiet they’ve been over the past couple years, you’d think the Big Sleep decided to suddenly take their name seriously after the tireless tour cycle behind 2008’s Sleep Forever LP. The truth is much simpler… “We took a little break, worked on stuff separately and just lived our lives,” explains bassist/vocalist Sonya Balchandani. “It obviously took longer than we thought it would,” adds guitarist/vocalist Danny Barria, “but I wasn’t feeling rushed or pressured. I just wanted to write good songs.” Which brings [...]
[photo by Amanda Hatfield ] In our many posts about The Antlers , we have never spoken about the band's technical prowess. The new album, Burst Apart , was produced by the band, but the lion's share of the studio and tech work was done by keyboardist Darby Cicci. At Wellmont Theatre on Monday night, it was a question in my mind as to whether the band's sound could fill such a cavernous theatre, but from the very outset The Antlers did just that. As they opened with [...]
The Dodos return with their third full-length album. In direct opposition to their last album, No Color is full of energy and movement, too much actually. Read more » http://rpc.blogcatalog.com/ http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ ping
Is it just me, or are there a multitude of albums being released on September 27!? Well...here comes another one! Young Man will release ‘Ideas Of Distance’ via Frenchkiss Records . This record will be the first of three planned for Young Man over the next 18 months! The Chicago based producer, otherwise known as Colin Caulfield, has written eight tracks for ‘Ideas Of Distance’. The first is ‘Enough’ and is followed by the free download of Young Man ’s latest ‘Tired Eyes’. [...]
The man behind Young Man, Colin Caulfield, better be on your radar in months to come. The multi-talented instrumentalist-singer-songwri ter-producer is releasing not one, not two, but three LPs over the next year and a half. The first one, Frenchkiss Records’ Ideas of Distance, is available for pre-order on iTunes now, ...
It’s already the third Friday of August and the as the end of summer approaches, we thought you could use a pick-me-up. So, without further ado, we present the latest installment of Freeloader Friday. May these tunes help keep this summer alive, at least until after Labor Day. Young Man: Boy ...
It’s finally Friday and, here at The Orchard, that means FREE tunes! Lucky for you, we’re nice enough to share. So let this installation of Freeloader Friday get you through those last few hours of the workday and let the weekend begin! This week we have tracks from Young Man, ...
. . . Yourself and the air- sick days[mp3] I've listened to Sick Days daily for the last week. It seems every time i'm about to go out i'm throwing this on the playlist to set my mind right. YATA's the first band coming out of chicago in quite some time that has impressed me. [...]
Today, Brooklyn-based indie pop band The Drums announced the North American release of their second album, Portamento, which will hit stores September 13th through Frenchkiss Records. In support of their US release, The Drums have also announced fall tour dates including a summer performance at this years sold out Lollapalooza music festival. Their ...