“Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone consistently put out spectacular recordings…” — KCRW
“…with the most basic tools, the Stones build something lovely and lasting.” — BBC
“Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians. They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart.” — Rick Rubin
“Grizzly Bear” is Angus and Julia’s latest track to be unveiled from their forthcoming and highly anticipated Rick Rubin produced album Angus & Julia Stone out August 1st (American Recordings/Republic Records).
The melodious and up-tempo, Fleetwood Mac-esque track was written and recorded in California and was brought to life thanks to Rubin’s ears and direction in the studio. As described by Rubin himself, it is the Sydney-born, Californian based siblings own “poetic depth” that carries and makes this album and track so very special.
Watch the video for “A Heartbreak” below.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/06 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/07 – The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
10/08 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
10/10 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/11 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
10/12 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/14 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
10/15 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
10/17 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
10/18 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
10/19 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
10/21 – Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/22 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
10/23 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
10/25 – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue – Washington, DC
10/27 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
10/28 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10/29 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Photo credit: CJ Brion
Hailing from Australia, multi-instrumentalist production duo Intergalactix consists of longtime friends & collaborators Kristian Attard & Serg Dimitrijevic. An interstellar combustion of music, space travel & vintage devices, the two collided at the beginning of 2013 in Los Angeles. Intergalactix have just announced their debut EP, IWSOM - set for release August 12th! IWSOM is a rich & melodic electro-indie record that propels the listener deep into otherworldly dimensions where futuristic-synth-visions reign supreme. You’ll enjoy it if you like Empire of the Sun.
IWSOM EP cut “Tuesday” is surefire summer dance hit, filled with infectious vocals, layers of beats & a deliciously catchy anthemic chorus.
Intergalactix have been working behind the scenes for more than a decade on projects with the likes of Cool & Dre, Good Charlotte, Jason Mraz, Heart, Earth Wind & Fire, Kelis, Allen Stone, Ariana Grande & Pras Michel (The Fugees), as well as Aussie heavyweights Jimmy Barnes & PNAU.
Weezer has revealed the first single from their forthcoming, highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End. The song, entitled “Back To The Shack,” is an ebullient, slice of alterna-rock awesomeness.
“Back To The Shack” can be heard for the first time worldwide on radio stations throughout the country beginning on July 21, with the song available to hear via Weezer’s YouTube channel. Following that, “Back To The Shack” will be available for purchase on iTunes as of Tuesday, July 22nd. And tonight, the band will drop by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to play the song for the first time on television.
Weezer tour dates:
7/24/14 London, ON @ Rock The Park 2014
7/25/14 Belleville, ON @ Empire Rockfest
7/26/14 Rimouski, QC @ Les Grandes Fetes du St-Laurent
8/1/14 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
8/2/14 Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Summer Concert Series
8/9/14 Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest PNC Plaza
8/13/14 Southaven, MS @ Snowden Grove Amphitheater
8/14/14 Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge Casino Resort
8/31/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Made In America
9/6/14 Charlotte, NC @ 106.5 The End presents Weenie Roast ‘14
9/12/14 Paso Robles, CA @ Vino Robles Amphitheatre
9/13/14 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
9/14/14 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/19/14 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
A few weeks ago we were treated to the beautifully haunting downtempo sounds of “Solid Gold,” the brand new single from Melbourne electronic duo Back Back Forward Punch. Accompanying the track was a stunning music video shot and directed by Jimmy Ennett (of Crux Media), together constructing a world of anticipation as their story of unraveling perceptions and coming of age unfolds.
Now here’s a remix of the track from Canadian beat connoisseur Pat Lok, which holds the mood well inside the light with his unrelenting influence of animated disco-house beats, as he explores an uplifting environment where smiling and dancing seem like the only things that ever really mattered.
Listen/download: Back Back Forward Punch – “Solid Gold” (Pat Lok Remix)
Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions. Parker’s goal was to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show. Songs from this show were recorded by and broadcast on WXRT. Live Versions was originally released on vinyl only as a limited release in celebration of 2014′s Record Store Day and was the highest selling Record Store Day 2014 release. The album will be made widely available via Amazon MP3, iTunes, and Google Play.
Listen to “Mind Mischief” off of Live Versions here
Winning widespread critical acclaim from music publications, and also winning the hearts of music lovers the world over, Tame Impala’s most recent album Lonerism was released in late 2012 and has gone on to sell in excess of 172,000 copies in the United States, and was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The band’s sophomore album, features the hits “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” The album reached the #1 spot on the CMJ chart and received wide commercial airplay as well.
LIVE VERSIONS TRACK LISTING
01. Endors Toi (Live Version)
02. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind (Live Version)
03. Sestri Levante (Live Version)
04. Mind Mischief (Live Version)
05. Desire Be Desire Go (Live Version)
06. Half Full Glass Of Wine (Live Version)
07. Be Above It (Live Version)
08. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Live Version)
09. Apocalypse Dreams (Live Version)
Dark pop outfit Radclyffe Hall have released the second single, “OMG”, off their forthcoming full-length debut. Following up to their premiere single “Dare to Dream,” “OMG” exhibits Radclyffe Hall’s continued exploration of dark pop, both in music and lyrics.
“OMG” is musically reminiscent of 2013 breakout Lorde, characterized by a strikingly heavy, dark and open ambience enhanced by frontwoman Dhy Berry’s vocal harmonies that echo in cavernous waves.
Earmilk describes “OMG” as having a dark pop feel with “menacing and synthy 80′s stylings,” noting, “Because some people are always leaving, whether physically or within their own minds, and when you realize it that is the “OMG” moment that you dread and a feeling you can’t shake.”
3LAU shares a chilled out remix of “How You Love Me” by funk house producer, Kue. Known for his nu disco remixes, Kue takes us out of the sunshine and into the after hours club for a sultry version of the explosive prog house track.
“Welcome back La Roux – your return hasn’t let us down at all.” - NME
La Roux’s highly anticipated sophomore release, Trouble In Paradise is set to hit next week, July 22nd via Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Listen to the album in full now via iTunes First Play, then pre-order your copy with three immediate song downloads (iTunes.com/LaRoux). The already acclaimed upcoming release features nine tracks, each written and performed by multi-instrumentalist Elly Jackson and co-produced with Ian Sherwin. The reviews coming in have been incredible with Rolling Stone raving, “her vintage synth-pop magnificence…has warmed into the sort of electro-disco drama you imagine the Daft Punk robots blasting as they cruise down Highway 1.” while Billboard exclaimed, “La Roux returns with a bold new look and a thrilling new sound.”
On the eve of release for Trouble in Paradise, La Roux has also announced a fall headlining tour that will kick off in Canada at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on September 18 before heading stateside for a ten show run. The dates will see her crisscrossing the country before wrapping in New York City atTerminal 5 on October 4th.
La Roux (Cherrytree/Interscope Records) blew up internationally, going platinum and gold in multiple countries. Stateside, multi-platinum hit single “Bulletproof” soared up the Billboard Hot 100 charts making its way to the Top Ten where it stayed for weeks. The debut release also garnered a GRAMMY for Best Electronic/Dance Album amongst other illustrious honors including nominations for a Mercury Prize, MTV Europe Award, MTV Woodie and two Brit Awards.
09/22/2014 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Danish pop powerhouse The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, consisting of Lars Iversen & Mette Lindberg, have recently announced the release of their highly anticipated third studio album, Bring Us Together - set to drop September 16th via Hot Bus/Rough Trade! Having won audiences across the world over with their unique brand of deliciously fun & edgy pop, the Copenhagen duo will deliver eager fans & new listeners alike ten tracks of pure audio bliss.
Bring Us Together first single “My Club” is an instantly catchy pop masterpiece with a psychedelic vibe punctuated by pulsing club beats. Biting lyrics like “tonight, I’ll be the bullet in your gun” are laid atop smooth, melodic horn samples & killer percussion. For a taste of what to expect from the upcoming record, you can give “My Club” a listen below!
Heavily inspired by the two years of non-stop promotional & touring madness (and subsequent sense of isolation) following their previous album, Bring Us Together finds the duo’s desire to explore new musical avenues greater than ever before. As Iversen elaborates, “We wanted to create a heavier and slightly darker atmosphere for this album. The sound is more processed, and less “manual” than before- with more weighting on repetitive beats, bass grooves, chopped-up loops, and a more laidback vocal style.” The result is a sound collage & pop symphony created from equal parts of chopped-up danceable beats, spaced-out synths & bright neon green pop hooks.
Immersed within the Copenhagen music scene, producer & multi-instrumentalist Iversen met Lindberg in 2007. The two would go on to record a debut EP (Around The Bend) & two studio albums, 2009’s Fruit & 2012’s follow-up Out of Frequency. They’ve quickly become one of Denmark’s most prominent musical success stories, selling out venues around the globe & acquiring fans worldwide in the process.
Bring Us Together tracklist:
1. Bring Us Together
3. My Club
4. Get Connected
5. Choke It
7. Rock The Ride
8. I Am The Mountain