Caribou Shares New Title Track "Our Love" + New Album 'Our Love' Out 10/7 via Merge, Worldwide Tour Starts This Fall

posted Aug 18, 2014, 9:29 AM by Vu Nguyen

Following the rapturously received news of his forthcoming album (due October 7 on Merge/October 6 on City Slang), Caribou
has revealed album title track “Our Love”.

Built around warm, bubbling beats and Dan's distinctive vocal loops before taking a bass heavy turn in the middle, you can listen to “Our Love” here:

Having made a much heralded return to the festival live circuit over the summer, Caribou will embark on a full worldwide tour, details can be found below.

Lead track “Can't Do Without You” has racked up well over 3.5 million plays across Soundcloud, Spotify and You Tube since announcement and has been played by everyone from Annie Mac to Zane Lowe on Radio 1, whilst also being the most played track on 6 Music in the last 3 months after being A-listed.

Listen to “Can’t Do Without You’” here:


‘Our Love’ will be available from Midnight tonight via itunes. Pre-order the album Our Love here:


Our Love’ is the glorious slow-burn kaleidoscopic pop masterpiece forming the backbone of yet another joyous album from Dan Snaith. Strings are provided by Owen Pallet. As Dan explains, Our Love was supposed to be a sort of mellow coda to “All I Ever Need” [the track that precedes it which Owen also wrote the violin arrangements for] but then I made the big bassline and I liked the way it unexpectedly turned 90 degrees in the middle. This track went through a million versions. The bassline was definitely made out of fascination/admiration for dance music that is mind-numbingly simple. When I sent it to Owen and asked him to write parts I was talking about the arrangement and layout of the song as a kind of chess game where the parts move around one another in a sort of dance. He came back with the spectral Penderecki high strings and the more baroque riffs you can hear which we both agreed had to be used super super sparingly so it was more like a little treat for the listener when they appeared.”


The album Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart which are, of course, all filtered through Dan's own unique perspective. The warm analogue sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the records DNA. In fact, Our Love is probably Caribou's most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic sounds which cut through the blissful euphoria of bubbling synths and the albums synthetic constructions.


Our Love is due October 7 via Merge/ October 6 via City Slang and features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans/ Matthew Cooper.


Caribou Worldwide Dates:

23 Aug FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA

27 Aug 27 Dimensions Festival, Pula, HR

5 Sept Bestival

6 Sep Estragon, Bologna, IT

8 Oct KOKO, London* SOLD OUT

9 Oct Botanique, Brussels, BE*

10 Oct Ewerk, Cologne, DE*

11 Oct Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, DE*

12 Oct Melkweg Old Room, Amsterdam, NL*

13 Oct The Circus, Helsinki, FI

14 Oct Berghain, Berlin, DE*

15 Oct Conne Island, Leipzig, DE*

16 Oct Meet Factory, Prague, CZ*

17 Oct A38, Budapest, HU*

18 Oct Electronic Beats @ TMuseumsquartier, Vienna, AT*

19 Oct Muffathalle, Munich, DE*

20 Oct Komplex 457, Zurich, CH*

21 Oct Transbordeur, Lyon, FR*

22 Oct Aeronef, Lille, FR*

23 Oct Liverpool Music Week at Camp & Furnace, Liverpool*

24 Oct Simple Things Festival at Motion, Bristol* 

31 Oct The Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK* SOLD OUT

1 Nov Pitchfork Festival Paris, Paris, FR*

5 Nov Vicar Street, Dublin, IE*

6 Nov Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES*

7 Nov Alfa MiTo Club To Club, Turin, IT*

8 Nov Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS*

10 Nov Le National, Montreal, QC*

11 Nov Paradise, Boston, MA*

12 Nov Webster Hall, New York, NY*

13 Nov Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA*

15 Nov Black Cat, Washington, DC*

16 Nov Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC*

17 Nov Terminal West, Atlanta, GA*

18 Nov The Social, Orlando, FL*

19 Nov Grand Central, Miami, FL*

20 Nov Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL*

21 Nov  One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA*

22 Nov Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX*

23 Nov The Mohawk, Austin, TX*

24 Nov Danforth Music Fall, Toronto, ON*

12 Mar Columbiahalle, Berlin, DE

14 Mar Brixton Academy, London, UK


*support from Jessy Lanza

Johnny Marr Drops New Single and Video

posted Aug 18, 2014, 9:22 AM by Vu Nguyen

Legendary former guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr has released “Easy Money” - the first single from his upcoming album ‘Playland’ due out October 7th on Warner Music Group. Following a first listen on BBC 6 Music, Marr premiered the track’s video via Pitchfork. Rolling Stone explains the song has, “…throbbing bass, funky guitar and a catchy melody to mask lyrics about the downfalls of greed.”

Johnny Marr describes the video as, "A 'high times in low rent England' kind of thing whereas the song ‘Easy Money' is more of a 'low times in high rent England' kind of thing."

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Marr adds; "I like the idea of sneaking a serious concern into the mainstream, disguised as a big pop tune. The riff was so catchy and infectious that I wanted it to be about something that appeared to be trite but was actually quite universal. Money is a preoccupation of everybody, and it took me quite a long time to write something that appeared to be simple. If you were to ask anybody in the City what they're after, essentially the root of it is money. It's the age-old thing of people thinking that it will make us happy."

‘Playland’ is Marr’s second solo effort and the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed (included the honor of being named as NME’s Godlike Genius) Top 10 debut album ‘The Messenger.’ Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of ‘The Messenger’ came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on ‘The Messenger’ with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.

‘Playland’ is available for pre-order now on
iTunes and Amazon.

Johnny Marr’s current UK tour schedule runs as below:


29th – Birmingham, Moseley Folk Festival


13th - Lincoln, The Engine Shed
14th - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
15th - Bexhill, De La Warr
17th - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
18th - Cardiff, Great Hall
20th - O2 Academy Bournemouth
21st - Cambridge, Corn Exchange
23rd - O2 Academy Brixton London
24th - Bath, Pavilion
25th - O2 Apollo Manchester
27th - O2 Academy Glasgow
28th - O2 Academy Newcastle
29th - O2 Academy Leeds

Psychostick announce "The Blood, Guts, and Sprinkles Tour"

posted Aug 15, 2014, 2:06 PM by Vu Nguyen

Wrapping up their "'Merica F*ck Yeah Tour'" this week w/ Dog Fashion Disco and The Bunny The Bear, Psychostick are taking a break in July to reboot and get back on the road for a three-week "The Blood, Guts, and Sprinkles Tour" in August with One Eyed Doll and Wild Throne. The band will be premiering upcoming material on the tour from their forthcoming fan-funded album to follow up 2011's comedic adventure "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D."

Guitarist Josh "The J" Key explains: "The fan-funded studio we finished building is working out better than cheese on a nacho! We've been recording our new album, which we feel tops our last release ("Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D"), so we have some new songs that we've been dying to play for people. We have still have many hands to shake and people to thank for donating to our successful Indiegogo campaign for our new recording studio / album."

The Blood, Guts And Sprinkles Tour w/ One Eyed Doll, Wild Throne
August 15 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House
August 16 - Beckley, WV @ Muncheez
August 17 - South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub
August 19 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
August 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
August 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
August 22 - Eau Claire, WI @ Hipps Pub-N-Grub
August 23 - Bismarck, ND @ Missouri Valley Fair Grounds
August 24 - Williston, ND @ DK's Lounge
August 25 - Minot, ND @ The 'O'riginal Bar and Nightclub
August 26 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
August 28 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
August 29 - Pontiac, IL @ Freaksters Roadhouse
August 30 - New Albany, IN @ The Rustic Frog
August 31 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse at The International
September 02 - Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
September 03 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
September 04 - Destin, FL @ Club LA
September 05 - Orlando, FL @ Bombshells
September 06 - Jacksonville, FL @ Aqua In the Roc Bar Room
September 07 - Tallahassee, FL @ Atmosphere

Lewis & Clarke - Triumvirate

posted Aug 15, 2014, 1:14 PM by Vu Nguyen

September 9th, 2014
marks the release of Triumvirate, Pennsylvania-based artist Lou Rogai’s finest work to date and the first new Lewis & Clarke album in nearly half a decade. Rogai may not have released any records as Lewis & Clarke since 2009's Light Time EP, but having previously worked with the likes of Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan and Strand Of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter, Rogai has not been dormant during his time away from the spotlight.
Triumvirate is a 75-minute double-LP of seasoned confidence and meditative song-craft with a vision of clarity and conviction; a journey through lush and brooding passages nestled in a canopy of strings, melancholic melodies and warm, world-weary beauty. Complex, fragile arrangements mix with unexpected but natural elements to create a tapestry of delicate, intricate avant-folk / art-pop.
It may seem counter-intuitive for a person who makes his living through music to distance himself from his city of birth/nearby creative hub of Brooklyn, but for Lou Rogai, the breadth and dexterity of his work under the moniker Lewis & Clarke would have been impossible to achieve by urban means alone. Starting in 2003 with the self-released Bright Light EP, it is obvious that his surroundings have played as intrinsic a role in the project as any instrument. His geographical influences are entwined in lyrical imagery and metaphor, inspiring cascading, light-speckled atmospheres with intricate, wind-swept rhythms.
The debut Lewis & Clarke full-length Bare Bones and Branches and its follow ups, Blasts of Holy Birth and the Light Time EP (released on La Société Expéditionnaire, the label founded by Rogai in 2006), are immersed in seasonal themes, existential prose, and the cycles of life’s changes.
Triumvirate exists in the shadows between elegance and stark dissonance, shifting focus between light and dark while examining the beauty of impossible situations. Lyrically rich and musically gorgeous, Triumvirate is well worth the wait.

Lewis & Clarke
La Société Expéditionnaire
9 September 2014

• Lewis & Clarke is the avant folk project of Pennsylvania via Brooklyn's Lou Rogai
• Being released in US on Rogai's La Société Expéditionnaire label, which boasts a stacked catalog including Strand of Oaks, Judson Claiborne, Daniel Knox, Arc In Round, and Blessed Feathers

Recommended If You Like:
Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Sun Kil Moon, Damien Jurado

September 8, 2014 UK Release via Cargo Records
September 9, 2014 (US & World) La Société Expéditionnaire / The Manimal Group

TAPES Full Length Available For Free Download

posted Aug 12, 2014, 10:43 AM by Vu Nguyen

TAPES was conceived as a creative release from the monotony of daily life. In 2011, the mysterious producer left his hometown of Knoxville for an internship opportunity in San Francisco. In the following summer, he fell off the grid to write expansive, blissed-out soundscapes that stimulated his TAPES project. The sound of TAPES is elusive and mood-based, blanketed in clouds of atmospheric textures and driven by escalating tempos that demonstrate the powerful relationship between tension and release. Locking down shape-shifting beats and warping them into full-blown stunners, TAPES’ approach clearly defines his output: to alter the way people perceive sounds. Every beat, every thought, every move he makes is a direct correlation of his ambition to re-carve the electronic landscape with fresh, substantial ideas. After releasing two EP's in 2013, TAPES is currently at work preparing his first full-length album for a release sometime in 2014; a set of songs to illustrate a stage of personal growth and reflection while he battles with the uncertainty of the future.

TAPES - Finding
Grab it for free

1. Crowns
2. Find Y.O.U
3. Wants/Needs
5. Waiting
6. Caitlyn
7. Voicemail
9. Tell Me (Still Waiting)
10. Used To

Cerebral Folk Pop Artist, Rachel Ann Weiss, Releases New EP "Always"

posted Aug 12, 2014, 10:41 AM by Vu Nguyen

The MuseBox today announced that Rachel Ann Weiss will release her next EP, Always, on September 9, 2014. One of the EP’s three tracks, “Dark Is Coming Soon,” recently premiered on American Songwriter.' Weiss followed the track’s release with a series of enthusiastically received concerts in New York City, London, Los Angeles, San Diego and Austin. Described as having a “smooth, rich voice reminiscent of Adele and Amy Winehouse,” Weiss will support the release of Always with an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5th and a tour of Texas later that month. All of Weiss’s music is available on her official site.

According to, Weiss features “breathtaking lyrics, soulful vocals, and a debut album that demands to be an instant favorite.” Her method of personalized songwriting is indicative of Weiss’s desire to connect with audiences who long for vulnerability and sincerity. Inspired by the heart-on-his-sleeve styling of the late Jeff Buckley, Weiss seeks to “express in my music what is difficult to express in real life.”

Weiss proudly acknowledges in her interview with American Songwriter that she wrote “Dark Is Coming Soon” with Buckley very much in mind: “I decided to use a few chords from Jeff Buckley’s “Lover, You Should Have Come Over” in the chorus and that inspired me to finish the song with him in mind. So, ultimately, it’s about two men that have influenced me greatly: Jeff Buckley and a former love of mine.”

Inspired by the work ethic of her mother, the famed actress Kathleen Turner, Weiss has worked tirelessly over the past year and a half. She is now capping off a successful first half of 2014 in which she performed a number of enthusiastically received shows. She kicked off the spring with sold-out shows in New York City and a March showcase at The Heart of Austin, presented by Sony. Weiss then made her London debut at The Match Bar in June. The Always EP release will include “Dark Is Coming Soon” as an ‘instant gratification’ track. With a pre-release purchase of the EP the fan will collect “Dark Is Coming Soon” immediately. The rest of the EP will be delivered on release date: September 9th, 2014. Weiss is now preparing to go back on the road in September in support of Always. Tour dates include:

September 6th, 7Pm The Rivoli, Toronto, Canada-TIFF Showcase
September 8th 9:30PM // Rockwood Music Hall // New York, NY – EP Release Party and show
September Dates TBA // Texas

Goo Goo Dolls to live-stream Philadelphia show in partnership with Live Nation and Yahoo

posted Aug 12, 2014, 10:38 AM by Vu Nguyen

The Goo Goo Dolls have partnered up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their August 17, 2014 concert live from Susquehanna Bank Center in Philadelphia. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. You can watch the Goo Goo Dolls show live at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST on August 17th.


Tune in for The Goo Goo Dolls Philadelphia performance:


The Philadelphia concert will be one of the final stops on the Goo Goo Dolls' extensive amphitheater and arena summer tour with Daughtry and the Plain White T's, which has taken them across the country over the course of the last three months. Huffington Post praised the show, saying it had "All the energy, all the verve, pomp and posturing one would expect at a major Rock show," adding that The Goo Goo Dolls are "at the top of their game." The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band have been touring in support of their 10th studio album Magnetic, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums chart.


The Live National Channel on Yahoo Screen fuses together global superstars and emerging artists across genres, from rock to pop, hip hop to electronic. Fans will also have the freedom to stream the Goo Goo Dolls concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.



Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry Tour Dates with the Plain White T's

08/12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

08/15 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

08/16 Big Flats, NY The Summer Stage at Tags

08/17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

08/19 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

08/21 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook

08/22 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

08/23 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Exposition

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness Announce New Album 'Dust'; Out October 28th via Secretly Canadian

posted Aug 12, 2014, 10:35 AM by Vu Nguyen

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
has reemerged with their second full-length album, Dust. Produced by Paul Barker of Ministry, Dust  picks up where 2006's Fear Is On Our Side left off, with ten new tracks of dark, driving, propulsive rock. These taut songs have no need for unnecessary arrangements or artifice. Chosen Darkness' music is honest, and never stiff, affected, but not whining. At times misty ("Safety") and fatalistic ("You Are Dead To Me"), Dust  stretches from foggy landscapes to the brink of a burning storm. Dust  is available October 28th on LP and digital via Secretly Canadian, and in Europe via Monopsone Records.
1. Faust
2. Stay Awake
3. Heat Hand Up
4. Safety
5. Come Undone
6. Walk Out
7. You Are Dead To Me
8. 69th St. Bridge
9. The Sun Burns Out

Sloan Debut "Carried Away" with Consequence of Sound, New Solo-Sided Double LP out 9/9

posted Aug 12, 2014, 10:32 AM by Vu Nguyen

On September 9th, Sloan will release their 11th studio album Commonwealth via Yep Roc Records. Yesterday, Consequence of Sound premiered the Chris Murphy-penned "Carried Away," the third preview track to be released from the forthcoming solo-sided double album. 
The album is now available for pre-order and includes an immediate download of "Carried Away" along with two other advance tracks. Exclaim! premiered the "glammy, boogie-fuelled" track "Keep Swinging (Downtown)" that was written by Patrick Pentland while The A.V. Club debuted the "swooping power pop" song "Cleopatra" that was written by Jay Ferguson.
Commonwealth sees the four bandmates disassociating ever so slightly to create an old-school double album sequenced with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion.
Designated by the four French playing card suits, Commonwealth’s four solo sides allow for Sloan’s work to be heard through a prism of individual identity. Ferguson’s thematically intertwined “Diamond” side showcases his remarkable knack for symphonic pop. Pentland’s “Shamrock” is loud, fast, and lean, the pedal-hoppin’ psych rock of “What’s Inside” marked by noise, ambient keys, and a general sense of the unwell.” Murphy – the album’s Zelig, the only member to appear on each of his three bandmates’ sides – offers up exuberant tracks like “Carried Away,” his “Heart” fit to burst with wit, jangle, and eclectic energy. The album finishes with “Forty Eight Portraits,” an ambitious 18-minute pop suite – replete with string section and children’s choir – that encompasses the entirely of Andrew Scott’s closing “Spade” side.
“I think that perhaps we are one of the few bands that could make an LP like this,” says Ferguson. “Everyone could probably make their own solo LP if they wanted.”
“Name another,” says Murphy. “The only act that comes to mind with equally recognizable/regarded members who all write and are capable of taking the lead vocals would have been the Beastie Boys but alas…”
Sloan will celebrate the release of Commonwealth with a long overdue US tour slated for this fall.
Diamond Side (Jay):
1) We've Come This Far
2) You've Got A Lot On Your Mind
3) Three Sisters
4) Cleopatra
5) Neither Here Nor There
Heart Side (Chris):
6) Carried Away
7) So Far So Good
8) Get Out
9) Misty's Beside Herself
10) You Don't Need Excuses To Be Good
Shamrock Side (Patrick):
11) 13 (Under A Bad Sign)
12) Take It Easy
13) What's Inside
14) Keep Swinging (Downtown)
Spade Side (Andrew):
15) Forty-Eight Portraits

Josef Salvat Announces 'In Your Prime' EP, Unveils Brand New Track

posted Aug 12, 2014, 10:30 AM by Vu Nguyen

Josef Salvat infiltrated the international musical landscape early last year in a way that made it feel like he'd always been a part of it. Quietly posting tracks like "This Life," "Hustler" and "Every Night," he seemed to collect influential fans without even trying.


Discerning tastemakers like Pitchfork, FADER, Disco Naivete and even Sunday Times began to sing his praises, as did specialist radio gurus from Radio 1 and 6 Music and XFM.


Now, following this initial support and several months traveling, writing and recording, Josef returns, with a brand new track called "Shoot & Run," an EP that's set for release September 7th and an album very near completion and due out next year.


Salvat's intimate lyricism, distinct turn of phrase and dark melodies have already garnered him a Hypemachine #1 with "Hustler," over 1.5 million Soundcloud plays and close to 1 million YouTube views. Now he gives us a taste of what's to come on the In Your Prime EP with the expansive electro, swelling strings and booming percussion of "Shoot & Run."

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