Free download: The Dead Ships – “Canyon”

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Listen/download: The Dead Ships – “Canyon”

Check out the new song from LA garage-rock band The Dead Ships, who have been on tour with PAPA and have played alongside bands like Yo La Tengo and She & Him. They’ll be in NYC for CMJ in a couple of weeks, as well.

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New Track: Oh Land – “Head Up High”

Photo credit: Justin Tyler Close

Photo credit: Justin Tyler Close

Electro-pop singer-songwriter & producer extraordinaire Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, today announces her fourth studio album, Earth Sick - set for release November 11th via her own independent imprint, Tusk or Tooth, in collaboration with Kobalt Label Services! Immersed in her signature soundscape of lush vocals, rich string arrangements & infectious melodies, the album is a hybrid of masterfully woven symphonic & electronic sounds, and marks a full-circle return to the artist’s bedroom production style.

Earth Sick first single “Head Up High,” featuring bouncing synth rhythms & infectious, hook-laden vocals, was written for a friend going through a tough time in her life as encouragement to, quite literally, keep her head up high. Nearly forgotten about by Nanna, the same friend reminded her a year later whilst deep in the throes of recording Earth Sick. The song was finished almost instantly & added to the album.

Frustrated by the struggle to keep her head above the waves and hold onto a sense of idealism despite the complexities of life, Oh Land grasped the struggle as the inspiration for her lyrical exploration on Earth Sick. Anchored by melancholic anthem “Machine,” which opens the album with delicate yet industrial textures, tracks “Little Things” and “Earth Sick” continue the existential lyrical journey combined with the singer’s love for orchestral arrangements.

Oh Land began her career rather unconventionally following a ten-year budding career in ballet, which was ended abruptly by an injury. Searching for a new way to incorporate music into her life, she began recording in her bedroom and discovered an early knack for production. In 2008, she released her debut album Fauna to much critical acclaim, and has spent the better part of the past four years supporting her following releases, Oh Land Wish Bone, and supporting artists including Katy Perry & Sia on the road.

Be sure to catch her when she plays New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on October 21st during CMJ- marking her first NYC show in a year!

Oh Land

Earth Sick tracklist:
1. Machine
2. Favor Friends
3. Head Up High
4. Earth Sick
5. Nothing Is Over
6. Doubt My Legs
7. Half Hero
8. Daylight
9. Hot ‘n Bothered
10. Little Things
11. Flags
12. No Particular Order
13. Trailblazer

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Video: Lewis Watson – “Wide Eyes” (Local Natives Cover)

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“Lewis Watson knows how to make us feel an aching in our hearts with his quiet and gorgeously harmonized version of Local Natives’ ‘Wide Eyes.’” Refinery29

“This elegant song about mistrust and regret is a doozy, achingly lonely but levelheaded, and Mr. Watson sings it with a mature voice and a mildly mawkish earnestness.”  The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica

“There’s no doubt: Lewis Watson really is out of this world.” NYLON

” …brings to mind the Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes or his fellow Brits, Mumford & Sons. PAPER

British singer-songwriter sensation Lewis Watson recently released his long-awaited debut full-length album, The Morning, which rocketed to #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart! In support of the new record, he’ll take to the road on a full North American tour this fall. Having quickly become renowned for his effortlessly charismatic stage presence & a knack for truly engaging his enamoured audience, the tour will take he & his delightful live show to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, the Bowery Ballroom in NYC & more!

In celebration of the upcoming tour, Lewis has unveiled a beautifully shot live video of his unique cover of Local Natives’ “Wide Eyes.”

In 2012, Lewis self-released his debut It’s Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW EP after establishing a devoted online fanbase. It topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart on the first day of release, outselling the likes of Adele, Madonna & Ed Sheeran in the process, and landed the then 19-year-old singer-songwriter a deal with Warner Bros. UK.

In addition to critical acclaim, all five of his EPs to date have hit the Top 10 at iTunes, each building upon the sales of the previous release. Meanwhile, his online following is phenomenal: 6.3 million YouTube plays, 100k+ ‘likes’ on Facebook, 5 million streams at Spotify & 75k+ followers on Twitter.

LIVE On Tour This Fall!

10/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/23: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/25: Evanston, IL @ SPACE
10/26: Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/28: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
10/29: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/30: Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 (The Red Room)
11/1: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

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Cut Copy Releasing Oceans Apart Compilation Next Month!

Oceans Apart

Cut Copy has truly become an international band in the past decade, having released four albums & performed over 1,000 global headline tour dates & prestigious international festivals in the process. They’ve additionally DJ’ed continuously during that period, remixed a selection of amazing artists, and run their own dance imprint, Cutters Records. The global Melbourne ambassadors have now just announced Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart, a 19-track continuous DJ-mixed snapshot of new & exclusive music from their hometown’s thriving underground dance music scene & club culture mixed by the band themselves- set for release digitally November 11th! In addition, two vinyl EPs of compilation highlights will be released on November 18th. For an early taste of the compilation, fans can give NO ZU’s “Raw Vis Vision” a spin.

Listen: NO ZU – “Raw Vis Vision”

Both a local scene document, which is increasingly rare in this global age, and a bumping 80-minute non-stop dance party, Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart is the product of the band’s observations of its hometown, where it became undeniably apparent that this fertile community was mushrooming. As frontman Dan Whitford elaborates, we’ve always found deep inspiration in the music of our home city. It’s where Cut Copy started, as just one band in a potent community of unique and likeminded artists. But it also continues to inspire and surprise us, with great new music constantly bubbling to the surface.”

The motivation behind the compilation came from a late night conversation in a Melbourne club with a friend of mine. As we excitedly shouted over the noise of the dance floor, one of us said ‘the dance scene in Melbourne has gotten so interesting over the past few years- someone should really document this!’, adding “We looked at each other knowingly, and from that moment, the idea for Oceans Apart was born.“

Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart threads together a cross-section of the different party crews, label rosters & ambitious lone rangers that have been catalysts in making Melbourne vibrant & happening week in, week out- all in the format of a continuous dance mix, which is what the music was made for.

There’s been much speculation as to how this unprecedented wave came about. Is the fluoride in the city’s water supply having positive side effects? Is it the mediocre Melbourne weather that’s either keeping people on the dancefloor or in house arrest, tirelessly tinkering in the studio? Is it the abundance of late night venues or the long standing presence of two influential community radio stations? Or does it all come down to the appreciative audience that are just as critical as the creators? All we do know is that this epidemic can’t be stopped and needs to be celebrated.

Catch Cut Copy LIVE On Tour:

10/28: Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/29: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/31: San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre (SOLD OUT)
11/1: Los Angeles, CA @ Red Bull Sound Select (SOLD OUT)
12/31: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart tracklist:

1. Knightlife – Don’t Stop
2. Andras & Oscar- Music Is My Life
3. Michael Ozone – Oxygen
4. Statue – Statue Theme
5. Turkish Prison – Overboard
6. Ara Koufax – Brenda
7. Myles Mac – Suburban Odyssey
8. Fantastic Man – Robotic Temptation
9. NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
10. Coober Pedy University Band – Kookaburra
11. A+O – Take Me
12. Nile Delta – Aether
13. Tornado Wallace – Circadia
14. Speed Painters – Total Person
15. Len Leise – Call of Kati Thanda
16. Bell Towers – After Party at Jackson’s House
17. World’s End Press – Feel City (Outskirts Dub)
18. Roland Tings – Swimmer
19. Sleep D – Austral Aura

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Dimond Saints Release 3rd Single From Hunters Moon EP

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Listen: Dimond Saints – “Hunters”

Out of the shadows and with steady aim, Dimond Saints release the formidable “Hunters”. A hulking beast of a song that twists and turns on the drop of a dime. “Hunters” uses dark yet empowering vocal manipulation, combined with the multiple bass & rhythm shifts, with crisp futuristic production the Saints are becoming known for.

“Hunters” is the 3rd song from the Hunters Moon EP. Which is the Second chapter from the Shingetsu Album.

Here are the previous 2 songs:

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Video: Straight From the Harp – “When the Sun Comes Up”

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Sex + Religion, the new EP from Berlin based Danish electro blues duo was recorded in Austin, Berlin and Copenhagen. The music is a energetic and dirty meltdown of gospel music of the American south and the cool electronic sounds of Berlin. Check out the video for the track, “When the Sun Comes Up” below.

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Streets of Laredo Album Out Now! Free Download of Single “Hey Rose”

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Brooklyn-based, New Zealanders’ Streets of Laredo first full-length album, Volume I & II is out today on Dine Alone Records.  Destined to be a soundtrack for all things Fall, this album is a sing-a-long collision of jangling harmonies, stomping percussion, horns and guitars.

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Listen/download: Streets of Laredo – “Hey Rose”

Album Stream: Volume I & II

Volume I & II Track List:
1. Everything To Everyone
2. Lonsdale Line
3. Girlfriend
4. Need A Little Help
5. Homeless
6. Hey Rose
7. Slow Train
8. Laredo
9. Dear Leron
10. I’m Living

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Tour Dates:

Oct 26, 2014 — Boot & Saddle — Philadelphia, PA
Oct 27, 2014 — Smiling Moose — Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 28, 2014 – T.T. The Bears – Boston, MA
Oct 29, 2014 — Mercury Lounge — New York, NY
Oct 30, 2014 – La Vitrola – Montreal, QB
Nov 01, 2014 — The Drake — Toronto, ON
Nov 04, 2014 — Schubas Tavern — Chicago, IL
Nov 05, 2014 —7th Street Entry — Minneapolis, MN
Nov 06, 2014 — The Record Bar — Kansas City, MO
Nov 07, 2014 — Larimer Lounge — Denver, CO
Nov 08, 2014 — Urban Lounge — Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 10, 2014 — Electric Owl — Vancouver, BC
Nov 11, 2014 — Doug Fir Lounge — Portland, OR
Nov 12, 2014 — Barboza — Seattle, WA
Nov 15, 2014 — Neck of The Woods — San Francisco, CA
Nov 17, 2014 — Casbah — San Diego, CA
Nov 18, 2014 — The Satellite — Los Angeles, CA
Nov 20, 2014 — Stubbs Jr — Austin, TX
Nov 21, 2014 — The Beatnik — New Orleans, LA
Nov 22, 2014 — The High Watt — Nashville, TN
Nov 24, 2014 — DC9 — Washington, DC

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Video: Generationals – “Gold Silver Diamond”

Check out the new video from Generationals for their song, “Gold Silver Diamond” featuring Waymond Lee from Workaholics!

National Headlining Tour Starts Today!
4th Studio Album Alix Out Now

Generationals Headlining National Tour Dates

* = w/ Arum Rae
& = w/ Springtime Carnivore
% = w/ Lowell

10/7: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
10/8: Dallas, TX @ Prophet  Bar *
10/9: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
10/10: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
10/11: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall *
10/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/15: Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
10/16: Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo *
10/17: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
10/28: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
10/29: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/30: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/1: Madison, WI @ Freakfest
11/2: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/12: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour &
11/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel &
11/15: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile &
11/16: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (early show/all ages) &
11/16: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (late show) &
11/17: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret &
12/2: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
12/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s %
12/5: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison %
12/6: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore %
12/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott %
12/9: Columbus, OH @ The Basement %
12/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight %

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Check ‘Em Out: BØRNS

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Listen: BØRNS – “10,000 Emerald Pools”

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Video: Cathedrals – “Unbound”

Check out the video for Cathedrals’ “Unbound” which is a collaboration between the band, Maria Kochetkova who is the principal ballerina in the San Francisco ballet and The Sugar Cubes light sculpture (see piece on Discovery Channel). “Unbound” was directed by Sam Pressman and the cinematographer Isaac Bauman (John Legend, Sam Smith, Drake, The Presets and Blood Orange).

 “The intimacy of the lovers is the ground, the base emotion of the song – the light cubes are the rhythm, continuous in every shot of the video they remind that everyone herein is coexisting even if we so often feel separate – Maria is the spirit, up and down, dancing our worlds together – and Cathedrals are our storytellers mirroring the struggle of the lovers to find each other. ” – director Sam Pressman in FADER

Later this month, the San Francisco duo will play their first ever East Coast show at Neon Gold’s New Shapes CMJ showcase on October 23rd. Don’t miss the band live — information HERE.

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Listen: Cathedrals – “OOO AAA”

Listen: Cathedrals – “Harlem”

Cathedrals – Cathedrals EP (out 9/8 on Neon Gold – smarturl.it/CathedralsEP):

01. Harlem
02. In The Dark
03. OOO AAA
04. Unbound
05. Want My Love

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