“sweet Tame Impala–esque psychedelic rock tunes…Head on over to their Bandcamp to listen to their earworm-y [music]” – New York Magazine’s Vulture
“happily fell into this Post Animal psych rock hole while stalking and found it to be really, really great.” – i-D
Chicago neo-psych rock band Post Animal recently signed to Pod / Inertia Music and today they announce their incredible forthcoming debut album entitled When I Think Of You In A Castle. The product of six friends exploring their affinity for slick riffs, pop hooks, and psychedelic flourishes, When I Think Of You In A Castle is a record that almost didn’t get made.
“Before this album, we weren’t sure what the future of the band was going to look like. I was considering moving to Los Angeles and Joe [Keery] was off filming Stranger Things. We didn’t know where we were all going but we knew we wanted to make an album with all of us in the same room,” explains drummer Wesley Toledo. The five piece are comprised of friends from childhood, the local music scene, and hometown burger joints When the band finally found time to go to a lake house in Michigan to record, When I Think Of You In A Castle was born.
Listen to the song now via Stereogum and read Post Animal’s statement below about their friend and bandmate Joe Keery.
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
will be released on May 18th through Barnett’s own label Milk! Records
via Rhythmethod in New Zealand
Shares new single ‘Nameless, Faceless’
After a week in which she dropped a mysterious album teaser online, Courtney Barnett today announced details of her second studio album Tell Me How You Really Feel, and shared its scathing lead single Nameless, Faceless.
Forth Wanderers available April 27th worldwide on Sub Pop
Sub Pop has signed Montclair, New Jersey’s Forth Wanderers, and will release the group’s second full-length effort and label debut, worldwide on April 27th, 2018. The self-titled album features the standouts “Not for Me” [listen here], “Nevermine” and “Ages Ago,” and was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017.
Forth Wanderers will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop via Rhythmethod in NZ.
Iceage present new song, ‘Catch It’, their first new material since 2014’s critically acclaimed Plowing Into The Field of Love. Produced by the band – Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (vocals, lyrics), Jakob Tvilling Pless (bass), Dan Kjær Nielse (drums), and Johan Wieth (guitar) – and Nis Bysted, ‘Catch It’was recorded all-analog by Mattias Glavå at Kungsten Studios in Göteborg, Sweden.
The new single from Auckland latin soul group Latinaotearoa is a vibrant, upbeat version of Raphael Saadiq’s neo-soul cult classic, ‘Skyy, Can You Feel Me’. The single features Laughton Kora, from popular kiwi band of brothers, Kora, and will be released through Mucho Aroha Music on February 9 via iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE “PSYCHO STAR”
Last week, Kyle Thomas – aka King Tuff- released his first new song in four years, titled “The Other,” which NPR called a “meditative deliberation and mystic reflection.” Today, he’s excited to share that the song will be also be the lead track on his new album of the same name. The Otherwill be out on Sub Pop Records this April 13th, and is available for pre-order HERE.
Today you can also hear the official first single from the album, “Psycho Star.” It is a prime representation of King Tuff’s soulful and cosmic new direction. Listen to the song via the Cameron Dutra directed video here:
One of New Zealand’s most acclaimed songwriters returns to releasing music, but in a new way. Feeling strangled by music industry release norms of premieres, deadlines and embargoes on his music, Lawrence Arabia decided to take a step closer to his fans sending them his new music as he makes it.
With an ambitious task of producing one brand new single every month for 12 months, Lawrence has buddied up with Kickstarter to form the Singles Club. Fans receive new material hot off the press in return for pre-ordering the full album or other nominal contributions to the cause. As Lawrence explains, “Lawrence Arabia’s 2018 Singles Club is a chance to support the creation of my new music AND receive my very latest work as close as possible to its creation without having to wait for the long process of the pressing and pre-release publicity of a record….Essentially you’re purchasing my next “album” in advance.”Continue reading →
Debut album out February 9th
See Dunes live at Backbeat – Feb 16th! More details here
Starting the New Year off right, today Dunes reveal a new song from their self-titled debut album due out February 9th, 2018. Listen to uplifting and upbeat ‘Cowgirl’ below, which comes with an accompanying music video.
Filmed around the sisters’ Mangawhai stomping ground by Garth Badger of Thievery Studios, we are pulled behind two running silhouettes as they cross all kinds of terrain.
Wolf Parade are sharing a new, official video for “You’re Dreaming,” one of the standout singles from Cry Cry Cry, their acclaimed October 2017 album. Directed by Raymond Knight, the new visual was recorded live and filmed in studio, and is reminiscent of a late night TV performance, one that captures the unbridled energy of Wolf Parade’s stage show [watch here].
Cry Cry Cry is one of 2017’s best reviewed albums of the year, with praise from the likes of NPR Music, The Guardian, Mojo, Q, Uncut, Vulture, Drowned in Sound, SPIN, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and year end notices from Uproxx, Under the Radar, Inc. and more.
Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry, is available now on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop, except Canada from Universal Music. The album was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York.
Cry Cry Cry is now available for purchase worldwide from Sub Pop, in Canada from Universal Records and Wolf Parade’s webstore [link here].
What people are saying about Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry:
“Befitting the creative ambition of the group’s previous LPs, it serves as a full-throated burst of musical and thematic ideas…Cry Cry Cry is a big swing, artistically speaking, but it also dodges many of the pitfalls that face artists who try to chronicle an age of uncertainty and resistance without sounding ham-handed. Wolf Parade taps into the sound of modern disconcertment on Cry Cry Cry, but the album’s grandiosity is mostly restricted to the music itself — rousing, urgent, and always seeking out slivers of hope.” [“First Listen”] – NPR Music
“Cry Cry Cry is 21st century rock at its most delectably omnivorous [8/10].” – Uncut
Wolf Parade’s most vibrant, energetic record to date. [A-] – AV Club
“Cry Cry Cry is fully and completely a Wolf Parade record. The band not only sounds like itself, it sounds as good as ever.” [8.5/10] – Under the Radar
“Though energetic, their danceable chassis and sprawling melodies nevertheless feel weary, as if constantly grinding against some looming, countervailing force. It’s true that wearied, furtive anthems have always been Wolf Parade’s thing, but they feel especially right for these enervating times.” – SPIN
“…tightly-crafted tracks that contrast ebullient melodies…” – Uproxx
“Wolf Parade have always stood apart from their peers: always weirder, more complex and artier than the others with their dissonant punchy pop and gnarled edges…” – London in Stereo.
“Packed to the brim with stray melodies locked between the foreground and background that brighten the surroundings without stealing attention from the main action. Every note is meticulously functional, but displayed with a style of craft that rings miraculous rather than mechanical….The band plays it sharper and straighter than when we last left them, emphasizing economy in their experimentation and a professionalism in their power. It’s a cleaner, clearer direction after those previous albums. Importantly, it feels like a sustainable start to something new, hopefully something that’s here to stay — something this band can hold onto now that they seem ready to charge against everything that at one time had them on the run.” – Stereogum
“A colourful and melodic musical expansiveness… it finds them in rejuvenated form [4/5].” – Q Magazine
“Wolf Parade’s latest effort re-emphasizes the contrast between Boeckner’s raspy, emphatic vocal and Krug’s forlorn warble. Nearly every track on Cry Cry Cry starts simply with guitar, piano, or organ and layers in additional textures—horn blasts here, a flurry of electronic effects there—until the songs swell to kinetic, instrumentally dense climaxes [4/5].” – Slant
“This quartet’s first material in six years is a shimmering, bombastic blast.[4/5].” – MOJO
“Cry Cry Cry really has just about every kind of song you’d want from a great Wolf Parade album. “You’re Dreaming” is one of Dan Boeckner’s finest driving, Springsteenian rockers, with a two-word chorus that reminds you how much Dan can excel when he takes a less-is-more approach. “Valley Boy” is Spencer Krug’s most singalong-ready song on the album..” – Brooklyn Vegan