Algiers share new track ‘Cleveland’

“The music on this song and album is wildly intense, spanning the minimalism of Suicide, the inspirational sound of gospel, John Carpenter’s lo-fi synth explorations and the post-punk of Public Image Limited” – NPR

“A gripping sound that gathers disparate Southern modes—Americana harmonies, gospel choirs, chain-gang chants—into rousing protest punk” –New Yorker

“Algiers have created something which diagnoses the underside of power, but also the underside of musical history – the 20th century reimagined as a series of revolutionary spirituals” – The Wire

“Theirs is soul music for the end of the world” – FACT

Algiers have released new single ‘Cleveland’, taken from their forthcoming second album, The Underside Of Power, released June 23 on Matador. Continue reading

The Miltones release new video as tour starts and debut LP out!

“Attending #TheMiltones album launch gig at Golden Dawn is turning out to be very smart decision #crazyorgan”  – Russell Baillie tweet, Books & Culture Editor at The NZ Listener

“The freshest sound in New Zealand popular music right now… [their] debut album is a modern classic”
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Kim Gillespie, New Zealand Herald

“For everyone’s sake, turn this one up. Allow the power of the earthy blues to run through you.”
Emma Lumbus, The 13th Floor

“it would be surprising if they don’t make a massive impression.”
– Graham Reid, Elsewhere

Check the website for gig details!! www.themiltones.com

The video was filmed and edited by Alexander Hoyles (photographer & music video director) with help from Henry Williamson(Thievery Studio) on location at the Tabak family farm.

The Miltones songwriter and front-woman, Milly Tabak, talking about the video says “Pursed Lips was our opportunity to share our personality as a band, where we come from, and our relationship with music and those who share in the experience with us. The idea to shoot Pursed Lips at our Wildfire single came to all of us: We could include the amazing souls who dedicate time to help the band pursue music. It really was our way to show people that The Miltones is a beautiful community of friends and family. I’ve never viewed us as just a band – the video also reflects this through its honest and light-hearted feel.”

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QOTSA!

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

VILLAINS

OUT AUGUST 25 ON MATADOR RECORDS / RHYTHMETHOD

Preorders Live Now Including Instant Grat First Single, The Way You Used To Do

The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.”—Joshua Homme

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The Bads are hitting the road! Losing Heroes album tour

In celebration of their first album in four years, The Bads, of course, must do what they love most; play some shows!

The Bads’ touring band holds a mighty punch of talent and experience featuring core members; Dianne Swann  (Tim Finn, Dave McArtney, Flip Grater & more) and Brett Adams (Tim Finn, Tami Neilson, Rodriguez, Mockers, Gin Wigmore, Jan Hellriegel, Exponents). Also on the tour bus will be frequent live collaborators; Wayne Bell on drums, who has played with a huge list of people including Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Greg Johnson, Gin Wigmore, Jan Hellriegel. Accompanying them will be the inimitable Dave Khan, a multi-instrumentalist who has played with Don McGlashan, Marlon WIlliams, and Tami Neilson amongst many others. New to The Bads’ touring troupe is Ben King on bass and golden vocals from bands; Grand Rapids, Narentines and Goldenhorse.  Continue reading

Ibeyi return with new track and video for ‘Away Away’

Ibeyi have shared a new song titled “Away Away.” The track itself pushes forward the unique, cross-cultural sound that Ibeyi have become so widely recognized for. The duo, who split their time between Paris, Cuba, and London, explain that the song is about “looking out onto the world’s craziness, which is symbolized by the sirens heard in the track, and wondering if the promises of a better world will be made true?” Continue reading

Sharon Van Etten Releases “Not Myself” (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) in Memory of the Victims of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

Last summer, Sharon Van Etten released “Not Myself” in memory of the victims of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Today, one year since the Pulse nightclub tragedy, Van Etten releases the Hercules & Love Affair Remix of the song. Continue reading