Entries tagged with: Swim Deep

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NME

It's the season for year-end lists, and they just keep rolling in. Now longrunning (and now free) UK weekly NME has joined the party, going with Grimes' Art Angels at #1 on their top 50 albums of 2015 list (she also topped Gorilla vs. Bear' and SPIN's lists). Kendrick Lamar comes in at #2, and those two records are really topping a lot of lists this year. Elsewhere on the list, you can find indie stalwarts like Bjork, Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom, Deerhunter, and Sleater-Kinney, pop nods like Future, Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen and Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz, and an emphasis on British acts like Foals, The Maccabees, Coldplay, Sleaford Mods, Bill Ryder-Jones, Laura Marling, The Cribs, and of course Blur. For good measure, Ryan Adams comes in at #50 with his Taylor Swift covers album.

Check out the full list below...

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Firefly

The Firefly Music Festival will return in 2016 from June 16-19. This year's lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Deadmau5, Disclosure, blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Ludacris, Earth Wind & Fire, Fetty Wap, Flogging Molly, Vince Staples, AlunaGeorge, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Guster, Chairlift, Quilt, Laura Stevenson and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at 11 AM. Full lineup below...

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Feathers @ Austin's Moody Theater, Jun. 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Feathers
Feathers

Austin's Feathers will release their debut album, If All Now Here, will be out April 15. You can check out the recently-released video for their dark-n-slinky single "Land of the Innocent," below.

As mentioned, Feathers will be here next month right after SXSW for a show at Glasslands on March 20 with Dan Croll (tickets). The band have just added a couple more NYC shows while here, too. They'll play Mercury Lounge on March 20 with Tempers and Swim Deep and tickets to that show are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale happening Fridya (2/22) at noon. Feathers will also play March 22 at The Standard East Village as part of the Annie O series.

Video below...

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by Bill Pearis

TOY

One of my favorite albums of last year was the debut album by UK band TOY. Featuring ex members of Joe Lean & the Jing Jang Jong (don't hold that against them) and fronted by Tom Dougall (brother of Rose Elinor Dougall), the band make motorik shoegaze that doesn't skimp on the hooks. (Yes, they are a little like The Horrors.) You can stream the album below and check out a few music videos ("Motoring" is especially good).

The band will be in North America for SXSW and will play two shows NYC on the way back: Mercury Lounge on March 19 with fellow UK band Swim Deep. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/15) at noon. TOY will then play Knitting Factory on March 20 and tickets to that show are on sale now.

Videos and streams are below.

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