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November 24, 2015
by Bill Pearis
Wild Nothing will soon be back with their third album, Life of Pause, which will be released February 19 via Captured Tracks. That's the album art above and tracklist is below. It's been a while -- nearly three years since Wild Nothing's last release, the Empty Estate EP -- and main man Jack Tatum made this one in Los Angeles with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Pernice Brothers, Devendra Banhart), with sessions in Sweden with Peter Bjorn and John's John Ericsson as well. Medicine's Brad Laner also contributes to the LP. Says Tatum:
I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me. I'm terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn't need to be drastic, but every new record has to have it's own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.You can listen to two tracks off the album -- "To Know You" and "TV Queen" -- which definitely don't sound like what Wild Nothing have done before. "To Know You," especially, which is maybe the toughest sounding song we've heard them do yet. Mind you, that is a relative term in Wild Nothing's case, but the guitars and rhythm section have a forceful drive (and a verse melody that cribs from Talk Talk). "TV Queen," meanwhile, is armed with a big pop chorus. Both are instant downloads when you preorder the album and you can stream them both via an interconnected video below.
You may have heard new songs last night when Wild Nothing played Baby's All Right with Alex G. Anybody go to that sold-out show?
by Andrew Sacher
Former D Generation frontman Jesse Malin released not one but two albums this year, New York Before the War and Outsiders. He's more recently made a video for "San Francisco" off the latter, a twangy rocker that's a little like Summerteeth-era Wilco. It was directed by Dave Stekert and premieres below. You can pick up Outsiders via One Little Indian and Velvet Elk, Jesse's label with Don DiLego.
Velvet Elk is also throwing its first annual holiday benefit show on December 29 at Bowery Ballroom. Jesse and Don are both playing, as is Velvet Elk artist Hollis Brown and Hidden Cities. Tickets are on sale, and a portion of proceeds will benefit The Bowery Mission. Show flyer below.
by Andrew Sacher
It seems like "Queen's Speech Ep. 4″ really made you more of a popular name around the internet. Why do you think that is?UK rapper Lady Leshurr has been around for a few years, contributing her vocals to Orbital's "Wonky," Basement Jaxx's Something About You," and more. As the interview quoted above points out, she's been getting a lot of hype for her own material thanks to the suddenly-viral "Queen's Speech Ep. 4." It's already gained her comparisons to Azealia Banks and Nicki Minaj (who she remixed more than once and sampled on "Queen's Speech 2"), and it's easy to see why it's taking off. Check out some of her stuff below.
I think "Queen's Speech 2″ really hit it off. But, for the Americans to find out about me, most of them found me through there ["Queen's Speech Ep. 4″]. There's a guy called DeLorean that posted my video on Facebook and he's got like 30 million views now. And I think he brought a lot of attention to that. So it's mainly him just posting that. Now, Erykah Badu shared some love, she said it's ill. And Natalie from Floetry. It's just crazy the people that are reaching out to me who's showing respect and love. It's overwhelming really. [The Boombox]
Leshurr comes to the US to make her NYC debut on December 12 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now. It's her only upcoming US date, but she has couple other international shows. All dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
It's been five years since we've heard anything new from The Coral, but they're now back and will release their eighth studio album, Distance Inbetween, via Ignition Records on March 4. The Coral's last album was 2010's lush, sparkling, paisley pop Butterfly House -- my #18 album of that year, stream album via YouTube below. (2014 saw the release of The Curse of Love which was recorded in 2005.) For the new one they've apparently taken a more on-the-fly approach. Says frontman James Skelly:
Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical. We thought if you've got a rhythm section thats been playing together for almost twenty years, why not make that the centre of the songs?There hasn't been a song released from Distance Inbetween yet, but you can watch a teaser trailer, check out album art and tracklist, as well as a list of 2016 UK/UE tour dates, below.
Meanwhile, former Coral member (and sometimes member of Arctic Monkeys' live lineup) Bill Ryder-Jones just released his third solo album, West Kirby County Primary, via Domino. It's rough-hewn, literate guitar pop -- he's adept at a hook and a turn-of-phrase -- that really shows off his skill as a songwriter. You can watch videos for "Catharine and Huskisson," "Two To Birkenhead" and "Satellites" and stream the album via Spotify, as well as check out his upcoming tour schedule below.
photo by Son Le
Just after Tournament signed to The End Records, Brooklyn's Heliotropes did too. The band are set to put a new album out on the label Spring 2016. Singer Jessica Numsuwankijkul says, "I'm very excited to release our upcoming album. We've been working on it for a while now and we're very pleased to work with The End, who are gracious enough to remind us to do normal stuff like make album artwork."
Listen to Heliotropes' 2013 album A Constant Sea below...
by Andrew Sacher
Last month, Roger Harvey released his debut album Twelve Houses, a nice dose of heartfelt poppy indie that we said fans of Neutral Milk Hotel, The Antlers, Death Cab and Youth Lagoon should check out. One of the album's more rocking songs, "City Deer," has been given the video treatment. It juxtaposes shots of Roger and his band playing in an open field against a whimsical romantic storyline. The video was directed by John Skip Volcsko (full credits here) and premieres below.
Roger also has dates coming up, including an opening slot on one of the Bouncing Souls holiday shows at The Stone Pony. He plays the December 28 show, which also has The Loved Ones and Static Radio NJ. Tickets are still available.
He also has some 2016 shows with The Loved Ones (but not their NYC show, which Cayetana play). All dates are listed below...
November 23, 2015
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings just released It's a Holiday Soul Party, which features a mix of covers and originals, including their previously-released "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects," and a song called "8 Days (Of Hannukkah)." They've just shared a video for "White Christmas," which you can watch, along with a stream of the LP via Spotify, below.
In other news, documentary Miss Sharon Jones just had its U.S. premiere at DOC NYC Fest last week, and she and the Dap-Kings have some shows and appearances coming up, both holiday-related and not. They're playing that WFUV Holiday Show with Brandi Carlisle and Dawes at the Beacon Theatre on December 4 (tickets). They'll also be playing the Tibet House Benefit on February 22 at Carnegie Hall with Iggy Pop, Basia Bulat, FKA Twigs and others. And they will be opening for Hall & Oates at MSG on February 19. Tickets for that are still on sale.
All Sharon Jones tour dates are listed, along with the "White Christmas" video and holiday album stream, below.
Throwback riff-rockers Wolfmother broke up and then reformed back in 2013 (with frontman Andrew Stockdale the lone original member). Now they're actually releasing a new album and heading out on tour in support of that. The album is called Victorious and it comes out 2/19 on Universal. The band has shared two new songs, the title track and "City Lights," and you can stream both below.
That tour will take the band through NYC for a show at Webster Hall on March 3. Tickets for that show go on sale November 30. No word yet on support.
Check out the two new songs and all tour dates for Wolfmother below.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Dave Lombardo w/ Philm at Slaughter By the Water 2012 (more by Taylor Keahey)
Dead Cross is a punk band, first and foremost; they haven't recorded anything yet (bearing in mind that they literally formed a week ago), but according to Lombardo, it's going to be fast, mean, and ugly. "It's just straightforward brutal punk-- metal-esque, but it's definitely not metal. I think it definitely leans more towards the punk style, because I feel that the way things are in the world, a punk attitude is definitely necessary to help you along with the shit that's going on. There's no time to sing "We Are the World," or all this bullshit, we're all pissed right now, and there's no better way to release anger than to be in a punk band and write punk music." [Noisey]Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo's band Philm just broke up, and not one to rest on his laurels, it seems Dave has already found a new band. He's formed Dead Cross with The Locust's Justin Pearson, Justin's Retox bandmate Mike Crain and Locust/Head Wound City bandmate Gabe Serbian (who has also drummed for Le Butcherettes and Cattle Decapitation) taking over vocal duties. According to Lombardo, this will be fast, loud punk rock. They don't have any recordings yet, and their first shows will be a couple of LA-area dates in early January.
Pearson, in particular, has been biting off a ton of projects lately, and Dead Cross is sort of a union of several of his other bands with one of the most significant drummers in the history of heavy music, so that's pretty exciting. His weirdo electronic project Planet B just released a new 7", and presumably Dead Cross will soon work on recording some stuff. The man stays busy.
Check out those dates and a sweet Lombardo drum solo below...
John Waters may not have made a film since 2004's A Dirty Shame but he has not retired. He's got two books in the works: a collection of essays, titled Mr. Know it All, which includes "Why do gay people have to be nice now? Is it ever appropriate to take LSD when you are 70 years old? How does it feel to claw your way to the top of Hollywood and then slide right back down again?"; and his first novel, which is titled LIARMOUTH. While release dates on those are still TBA, you can check out his book Carsick which details his hitchhiking sojourn across America, and is fresh out on paperback.
Waters also has his annual "A John Waters Christmas" tour, this year dubbed "Holier & Dirtier," featuring his love of Christmas kitsch (and disdain for other parts of the holiday). That tour kicks off this weekend in San Francisco and has two shows in the NYC area: City Winery on December 6 (tickets) and Asbury Park's brand new House of Independents on December 7 (tickets). All tour dates are listed below.