Wake Owl Announce Debut Album The Private World of Paradise Out March 4, 2014
Wake Owl will release their debut album The Private World of Paradise, produced by Richard Swift (Tennis, Foxygen), on March 4th, 2014! An early taste of the upcoming LP debuted online today in the form of first single “Candy,” which premiered on The Music Ninja and can be streamed HERE or below. “Candy” is also now available as a digital single on iTunes.
Recorded with notable producer Swift in his National Freedom studios in Oregon, The Private World of Paradise finds Wake Owl expanding beyond the evocative folk found on debut EP Wild Country, released in January 2013. “Candy” exhibits Wake Owl primary member and singer Colyn Cameron’s growth as a songwriter and pursuit of experimentation with different instrumentation. Working together with multi-instrumentalist Aiden Briscall and Swift, the result is the upbeat atmospheric vibe found throughout the album. “There’s a lot more room in this batch of songs to explore live,” says Cameron. “This was a goal of ours from the outset of writing, trying to create space, so that live we could take people on more of a journey. The music is very visual for us, so there will be a strong visual element in the live set.”
Wake Owl will head out on a Canadian tour in February and March, click HERE for all dates. US dates and more information on The Private World of Paradise will be announced soon.
Bad Suns Announce Transpose EP Pre-Order + New Tour Dates
Bad Suns have just announced that their debut EP, Transpose will be released January 21, 2014. Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. Click HERE to pre-order the EP on iTunes and get both "Cardiac Arrest" and "Salt" instantly. “Salt” can also be streamed HERE via today's Red Bull premiere.
The four-piece recorded Transpose earlier this year with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and it serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014.
Bad Suns will be hitting the road after the holidays on a national tour directly supporting Royal Bangs. See below for all upcoming dates and click HERE for ticket links.
Bad Suns on Tour w/ Royal Bangs:
1/09 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
1/10 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
1/11 Austin TX @ The Mohawk
1/12 New Orleans LA @ Gasa Gasa
1/13 Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
1/14 Atlanta GA @ The Basement
1/15 Nashville TN @ The High Watt
1/16 Charlottesville VA @ The Southern
1/17 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
1/18 Philadelphia PA @ Milk Boy Philly
1/19 Brooklyn NY @ Rough Trade
1/21 Boston MA @ Great Scott
1/22 Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot
1/23 Toronto ON @ The Garrison
1/24 Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
1/25 Chicago IL @ Schubas
1/27 Los Angeles CA @ Bootleg Bar *
James Vincent McMorrow Premieres "Red Dust" via Complex
Complex Magazine has just premiered "Red Dust", the second track to be released from James Vincent McMorrow's forthcoming sophomore album Post Tropical. Click HERE to give it a listen. Post Tropical is due out January 14, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant track download. James' North American touring plans for 2014 will be announced soon.
Bombay Bicycle Club Announce New Album Title, Track Listing and Artwork
Bombay Bicycle Club have just revealed further details for their forthcoming album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, due out Febraury 4th via Vagrant. The 'moving, breathing' artwork for the band's fourth album in five years can be seen below. The illustration is inspired by the work of groundbreaking 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge. A pioneer in the field of stop-motion photography, Muybridge was famed for his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the film strips used in cinematography before digital.
"Carry Me" is the first track to be released from the album and is now available on iTunes. US pre-order information for the new LP will be announced shortly. Earlier today, the band also hosted an AMA on Reddit and answered fan questions. Click HERE to give it a read.
So Long, See You Tomorrow Tracklisting:
2) It's Alright Now
3) Carry Me
4) Home By Now
5) Whenever Wherever
7) Eyes Off You
9) Come To
10) So Long, See You Tomorrow!
Edward Sharpe Debut New Fan-Sourced Video for "Please!"
To create a new video for their song "Please!", Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros asked fans to send in videos of their own a few months back. Fans could either film themselves singing along, making signs with song lyrics, or just simply doing peaceful actions. The clips were then all compiled and edited together along with videos from the band members themselves to create the new official video which premieres today. Check it out below!
"Please!" appears on the Magnetic Zeros' self-titled third LP which was released earlier this year and is available now on iTunes.
The 1975 Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
The 1975 were the musical guests on Wednesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live and the videos are now up YouTube! Watch the guys play "Chocolate" below and click HERE to check out the web-exclusive performance of "Girls." Both tracks appear on The 1975's debut self-titled album, available now on iTunes.
The 1975 recently announced an extensive North American headline tour for 2014. All upcoming tour dates and ticket links can be found HERE.
Interview Magazine Premieres New D33J Remix of Active Child's "Subtle"
Following up the release of his Rapor EP and a headlining tour, Active Child has premiered a new remix of "Subtle" by D33J. Check it out via Interview Magazine or listen below. D33J is a part of the Wedidit Collective alongside Ryan Hemsworth, Groundislava, Shlohmo and RL Grime. He just recently released a mix for Diplo & Friends which you can listen to HERE.
The original version of "Subtle" appears on the aforementioned Rapor EP, available now on iTunes. The EP includes features by Rihanna collaborator Mikky Ekko and UK pop sensation Ellie Goulding. Active Child just finished a world tour which included sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne. Look out for new album details and tour dates coming soon.
Rare Test-Pressing Auction Launched to Benefit Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
In our efforts to provide relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, we have launched an online auction to benefit the American Red Cross.
The eBay auction features several rare vinyl test pressings including those from PJ Harvey (Let England Shake), Thrice (Live at Guitar Center 7”), Band of Skulls (Sweet Sour), The Get Up Kids (On A Wire, Eudora) and Alkaline Trio (Good Mourning) among others.
You can click HERE to check out the auctions and 100% of the proceeds will be given to The American Red Cross.
The 1975 Announce Extensive US Headline Tour, MTV Artist To Watch Campaign Kicks Off Today
The 1975 have announced details of their 2014 North American headline tour! Following their sold-out fall tour, the art-pop quartet from Manchester return stateside this spring to play twenty-seven dates commencing April 17 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The tour visits major North American cities before wrapping in June. Click HERE for all dates.
Tickets will be first available through an exclusive fan pre-sale starting Wednesday, November 20th. Click HERE to sign up for pre-sale access and receive a free download of live favorite "You." The digital deluxe version of The 1975's self-titled album will also be available for purchase exclusively through the pre-sale, which includes tracks previously unavailable in the USA / Canada. You can watch the new tour film featuring "Head.Cars.Bending" below.
The 1975 have just been named an MTV Artist To Watch. Click HERE to check out exclusive live performances, interviews, and more.
Bombay Bicycle Club Debut Director's Cut Video for "Carry Me"
Bombay Bicycle Club have just premiered a new video for their song "Carry Me" via VEVO! The new clip is a 'director's cut' version of the interactive video that launched last week, and features additional hand drawn animation from select artists. Click HERE to check it out or watch below.
"Carry Me" is the first track to be released from BBC's forthcoming album and is now available on iTunes. Pre-order information for the new LP, due out February 4th, will be announced shortly.