SCREAMING because my favorite band put out this BANGER of a single this morning AND there’s a new album coming soon. Woooooooo!
I guess Monday's aren't so bad after all! Purity Ring announced they are working in their third studio album and even gifted us with a little taste of what's to come, check it out below!
The four fabulous Frenchmen of Phoenix gave us a lil prezzy today in the form of the title track from their new album “Ti Amo” due out next month! This is the second song they’ve released from the album, following the first release “J-BOY”. I’m biased here because Phoenix is my favorite band but both of these songs are blowing my mind. Out of the two “Ti Amo” has my heart with its dancey beat and the lyrics, trés sexy! Open your legs..I mean EARS ;p and listen to the song below and get excited because we will have that glorious album in our hands in just four weeks! And while you’re waiting head here to pre-order it! Woo!
Happy Friday Everyone! How about some fresh new music to start off your weekend?! From the first few seconds of 20 year old Norwegian singer Sigrid’s breakout single “Don’t Kill My Vibe” I was immediately on board for whatever she would put out next, no questions asked. Today Sigrid dropped her first EP “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and I have yet to be disappointed. The EP is four tracks long and each one is SO GOOD. The slight raspiness of her voice mixed in with the crystal clear pop(py) beats is exactly what you’ve been looking for. I mean it, turn on ‘Plot Twist’ and try not to dance, I dare you!
Anywho, give her a listen and have a great weekend everyone!
Today Sylvan Esso released their latest single “Die Young” today which is the first track from their upcoming album What Now, out 4/28. Watch the video and check out the tour dates below:
Click here for more info about the album and tickets.
3/13 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk (SXSW)
3/15 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn (SXSW)
3/15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (SXSW)
5/2 – Berlin, DE – SchwuZ
5/3 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
5/4 – London, UK – The Village Underground
5/5 – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere
5/13 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
5/14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *
5/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
5/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
5/23 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
5/25 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom *
5/26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
5/28 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
6/13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre +
6/14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ~
6/16 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires
6/17 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires
7/14 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival
7/15 -Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival
7/16 -Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival
8/7 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue %
8/8 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium %
8/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre %
8/11 – Bellevue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre %
8/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot %
8/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore %
8/16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
8/17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
8/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $
8/19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $
8/22 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater %
8/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern %
8/26 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park %
8/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Outdoors %
8/29 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
8/30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater %
8/31 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %
9/1 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theater %
9/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #
9/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #
9/17 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom #
9/19 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! #
9/20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
9/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s #
9/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium #
9/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
9/25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #
9/26 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC #
9/28 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom #
9/29 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena #
9/30 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills &
* w/ Lucy Dacus
+ w/ Aero Flynn
~ w/ Field Report
% w/ Flock of Dimes
$ w/ Dana Buoy
# w/ Helado Negro
& w/ Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$
Allow me to introduce you lovely fellow music lovers to Halfnoise aka Zac Farro, former drummer of the band Paramore. Halfnoise is Farro’s solo project. Now, Halfnoise was started in 2010 so I am a bit late to the game. I’m very happy to have stumbled across his music today. I would describe his sound as indie mixed with dream-pop. Halfnoise’ latest album “Sudden Feeling” is what I really want to share with you. I am not one to put on an album and like every single track from start to finish but with this one, it was a very easy listen and put me in such a great mood. I highly recommend you check it out but for now I will share with you my favorite track from the album, and if you like what you hear check out his website for tour dates and more music. Happy listening!
New music today!! Gorillaz released a new track from their upcoming studio album that is due out sometime this year. They haven’t released an album since 2011’s The Fall. It seems they shared it specifically before Inauguration Day as an underlying message to us as we get ready to enter into Trump’s horribly dark and oppressed America. In an interview the bands virtual guitarist Murdoc said “In these dark times, we all need someone to look up to. Me. That’s why I’m giving you this new Gorillaz song..”. It was also pointed out that the video for the track takes place in a warped version of Trump Hotel. Interesting right? I’m not sure how I feel about the song itself but I love the message and I’m excited to hear the rest of the album when it drops. You can read the lyrics below
Today is the day everyone! Phantogram are back with new music after a year of making music and touring with Outkast’s Big Boi in their side-project Big Grams. Today the electro-pop duo released their third studio album appropriately named ‘Three’. As exciting as it is to get new music from one of our favorite bands, this album came from a sad place.
Earlier this year vocalist Sarah Barthel’s sister Becky passed away tragically and although band-mate Carter is not related to Barthel, having been friends for most of their life they both feel as though they’ve lost a sister. In interviews Sarah has said that this record “is about heartbreak” and that “the overall message is about how tragic life can be at times—how the world can bring you down… But you have to try to find the beauty in it sometimes.”. This brings to mind the theme of my favorite film ‘American Beauty’ which is that we want to be angry about the bad things that happen to us but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sidenote: I will take any chance I get to talk about American Beauty (sorry not sorry). Back to Phantogram…
Stop what you’re doing and stream the newest Glass Animals album “How to be a Human Being”! Seriously..put that down..click here!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!