Entries tagged with: Urban Cone
Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.
Full list below...
by Bill Pearis
Indie Current: Is there any meaning behind the name Urban Cone?Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, oddly-named electro-rock ensemble Urban Cone have released a string of EPs over the last two years, and manage that mopey-but-danceable vibe that the Swedes seem to be masters of. You can stream the Our Youth EP and check out a couple videos below.
Urban Cone: We're all from the centre of Stockholm, living the "city" life. Plus we all thought it was a cool name, and when Tim our guitarist drew our logo (the pine cone) it felt like the obvious choice.
IC: You guys classify yourselves as "Indie-Electro-Rock" on your Facebook page, but which genre do you guys feel you fall most into?
UC: We actually don't think about it much. Our music is pretty hard to place. Just compare a song like Black Ocean and Urban Photograph. Creating different types of songs comes natural to us and we have no attempt to stop doing so.
IC: With so many successful artists already from Sweden, do you think this has helped you guys get your name out there, or has it been much more difficult with so many great artists to follow-up?
UC: We haven't thought of this much. But maybe it has helped us. Our ambitions are so high and we compare ourselves to the really big names out there. -[Indie Current]
The band will be in America this week for shows on both coasts, including two in NYC: Thursday (1/24) at Mercury Lounge with Ski Lodge (tickets), and then Friday (1/25) at Glasslands with WIM (tickets). Those were both supposed to be with Saint Lou Lou who canceled their American tour.
A list of all Urban Cone tour dates, videos and streams are below.
Saint Lou Lou
Swedish/Australian twin duo Saint Lou Lou were set to go on a US tour with Urban Cone which would hit NYC on January 24 at Mercury Lounge and January 25 at Glasslands. The tour is still happening, but unfortunately Saint Lou Lou have had to drop of of all the dates. They write, "Dear Americanos: We have been forced to postpone our US tour in January due to visa issues. We are sad but will present new dates soon! xo."
On a lighter note, the band have been replaced on both NYC shows with some pretty solid local bands. The Mercury Lounge show (1/24) is now with Ski Lodge (tickets) and the Glassland show (1/25) is now with Heavenly Beat (ex-Beach Fossils), plus WIM is also on that bill (tickets).
For Heavenly Beat, the Glasslands show is one of two shows they'll be playing in NYC this January, including another show at Mercury Lounge on January 19 with Domino-signed Night Moves. TIckets for that show are on sale now. The show is part of a tour that Night Moves will be on, and all dates on that tour are listed below.
Swedish/Australian twins Saint Lou Lou (whose father is Steve Kilby of Aussie greats The Church) have been making internet rounds with their single, "Maybe You," which came out earlier this year via Kitsune and has garnered some pretty great remixes by CFCF, Montauk, and Lauer. They sound a bit like more relaxed Purity Ring, and share their knack of translating dream pop to a spectrum of recent electronic trends, with deep bass and effected vocals. You can watch the video for the track and listen to its remixes below. A full length album is planned for 2013.
Saint Lou Lou are on tour in Europe now and they'll make their way to the US in January for shows in NYC and California with Stockholm electropop band Urban Cone. While they're here, they'll play Mercury Lounge on January 24 and Glasslands on January 25. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show and the Glasslands show are on sale now.
A list of all dates, streams, and video below.