Recent Posts in music - Page 8
February 4, 2016
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Deftones at Free Press Summer Fest 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Deftones will release their new album Gore, which follows 2012's Koi No Yokan, on April 8 via Warner Bros. They just debuted its lead single "Prayers/Triangles" on Zane Lowe's BBC show, and it's the kind of soaring heavy rock Deftones excel at, with a pretty damn epic chorus. Listen, along with Zane interviewing Chino Moreno on air, below. Update: The official audio with a visualizer is out now too.
They're also going on tour, including day 2 of Travis Barker's Musink Festival. That day is also with Taking Back Sunday and Epitaph-signed garage punks Plague Vendor. All dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Last night, Future revealed that his next proper album EVOL would be out this Saturday (2/6) and that it features his great The Weeknd collaboration "Low Life." It also features "Fly Shit Only" which just premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. It starts with a haunting guitar arpeggio, and once the beat drops Future just lets it rip. Between this and "Low Life," there's no sign that EVOL won't be good. Listen below.
Future begins a tour with Ty Dolla $ign this month.
Parquet Courts @ FFF Fest 2015 (more by Dave Mead)
It's official: Parquet Courts' new album is titled Human Performance and will be out April 8 via Rough Trade. The album's first single is "Dust" and you can watch the video for that, directed by Johann Rashid, below. The band also performed "Dust" and another album track, "Outside," earlier this week on WFUV. You can watch video of those below.
Parquet Courts have announced more tour dates as well, including a new NYC show happening at Webster Hall on May 20 with B Boys (who they just played with at Baby's). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon. Updated dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist and new video, below.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Nada Surf at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Eric Townsend)
After sharing "Believe You're Mine," off their upcoming album You Know Who You Are, Nada Surf have now premiered its opening track, "Cold to See Clear." It's the kind of expertly-crafted pop song we expect from Nada Surf; driving but warmly produced, with instantly memorable melodies from Matthew Caws leading the way. Seven albums and twenty years in, and they've still got an arsenal of hooks. Check it out below (via Wall Street Journal).
As previously mentioned, the band has many tour dates coming up, including two NYC shows: an acoustic show on March 7 at City Winery (tickets) and a full-band show on March 8 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets). All dates are listed below.
You Know Who You Are drops March 4 via Barsuk.
by Andrew Sacher
NYC rockers Tournament recently revealed that they're releasing their new album Teenage Creature on March 25 via In The End, and we're now premiering its title track. Unlike the snotty punk single they dropped last year, this one comes closer to swaggering hard rock. It's still got some scuzz in there though. Listen below. You can pre-order the album physical or digital.
They've also got a release show scheduled for April 8 at Shea Stadium with Aneurysm, Desert Sharks and one more TBA.
by Bill Pearis
Beverly have a video for new single "Victoria" from the forthcoming The Blue Swell album. It was made by Jacob Graham who, in addition to playing in The Drums, is a puppeteer and filmmaker -- maybe you know The Creatures of Yes series he does with his brother, Caleb. His low-tech, in-camera effects (which look straight out of 1979 PBS) make for a bewitching effect. Beverly's Drew Citron told Gorilla Vs Bear about why she wanted Jacob for this:
He is the kind of person who puts real tea lights on his christmas tree, and uses electrical tape to make an Ikea cupboard look like 16th century stained glass. All the visual effects for the "Victoria" video were done by hand. A music video doesn't have to have a narrative structure or gimmick - it can just be shapes, colors and moods. We had a lot of fun making this with him in his bedroom, he's a magician.You can watch the "Victoria" video below.
You can catch Beverly live in Brooklyn on Friday (2/5) at Baby's All Right with Wall, MPHO, and Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart (tickets). Beverly will then be on tour with Lazyeyes starting in March, including stops at the Savannah Stopover, SXSW, and Pickathon. All dates are listed below.
photo: Alice Cooper at Beacon Theatre in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
We already learned that Lady Gaga is doing a Bowie tribute at the Grammys this year, and the other rock legend who recently passed away, Lemmy, will get one too. This one includes some people who were a little closer to Lemmy than Gaga was to Bowie. It's by Alice Cooper and his band the Hollywood Vampires, which includes Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan, and Johnny Depp, among others. Alice said to Rolling Stone:
"He was always funny," he continues. "I'm a 'healed' alcoholic and I haven't had anything to drink in 35 years. A lot of people that drink always feel a little bit like they owe an explanation to me. A couple weeks before his death, Lemmy came up to me and said, 'Alice, I've quit drinking.' And he's got a glass in his hand. And I go, 'Really?' And he says, 'Yeah, I don't drink whiskey anymore. I drink vodka.'" Cooper laughs. "And I went, 'Lemmy, do you think your liver has any idea what color the alcohol is?' He said, well it's a step down from whiskey.' And I went, 'OK. Any step's a good step.'" He laughs.The Hollywood Vampires will also make the live debut of their song "As Bad As I Am" at the Grammys. It will be released as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of their 2015 debut that comes out three days before the performance.
Other recently-added Grammys performers include Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Adele, Rihanna, the cast of Hamilton, and a BB King tribute by Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr and Bonnie Raitt.
Alice Cooper is also touring this spring. Listen to the Hollywood Vampires song "My Dead Drunk Friends" below...
by Andrew Sacher
You may know Philly harpist Mary Lattimore from her collaborations with Kurt Vile/War on Drugs producer Jeff Zeigler, Kurt Vile himself, Thurston Moore, Chicago metal band Wrekmeister Harmonies, or more. She also used to be in the band The Valerie Project and has various solo recordings. Her newest solo album, At the Dam, comes out March 4 via Ghostly (pre-order). The first single is "Jimmy V," a gorgeous piece of harp-led ambient music. She sort of does with a harp what Noveller does with a guitar. Check it out below.
She has a few shows coming up, including two in NYC. The first is opening the Bowery Ballroom (2/23) stop of Julia Holter's tour this month. Tickets for that show are still available. Then she's got a release show on album release day at Trans-Pecos (3/4) with a pretty cool lineup. It has a collaborative set from Don De Vore, Michael Beharie and Diamond Terrifier with DROODIS (live PA); plus solo sets from MGMT's James Richardson and Trash Talk's Dave Gagliardi. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Mary also plays a collaborative set with Quilt at Marfa Myths in Texas. All dates are listed, with the new song, below...
photo: Mumford & Sons at Forest Hills Stadium in 2013 (more by Diana Wong)
Mumford & Sons recently expanded their tour, adding a NYC show for June 16 at Forest Hills Stadium with Raury. That show just went on sale this morning. It's not sold out yet, but Mumford did add a second night for June 17 at the same venue. This one's with BØRNS. Tickets for both are on sale now.
Updated dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
photo by Cameron Wittig
Andrew Broder is a mainstay of the Minneapolis scene both in the band Cloax Ox and his eclectic solo project, Fog. There hasn't been a Fog album since 2007's Ditherer (which featured Andrew Bird, Phil Elverum, Yoni Wolf and more) but that changes on April 29 when For Good is released via Totally Gross National Product. (May 13 in the UK/EU.) Broder recorded it, in part, with Brian Joseph at Justin Vernon's April Base Studios in Wisconsin and it features production help from Dntel and Doseone. It's much more electronic-leaning than previous Fog albums, as you can hear on its tense, brooding first single,"Trying." The video for that song premieres in this post and says Broder:
We all have struggles in life. Some of us struggle to express our real feelings, our love. Some of us struggle to grow up. Some of us struggle with addiction, or just struggle to stay calm and get through the day. Yet, we press on as best we can because after all we are just dumb animals, surviving, trying to get free.Struggles, in this video at least, include Broder trying to tie a tie. Watch it, and check out For Good's tracklist and artwork, below...
The song "Trying," and its accompanying video are my loving tribute and homage to those struggles, and an embrace of them and the universal feelings of clumsy, earnest and mundane efforts that we all share, all different kinds of people.
Or rather, "You do what you gotta do"