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“Album highlight ‘Jeweled Cave’ has a blissful, spectral sound with Milagres fusing dramatic songcraft with almost pastoral synths.” – Clash Magazine
“…combines a David Bowie-like theatricality with a sprawling prog groove.” – SPIN
” …evokes classic, synth-steered modern rock and highlights frontman Kyle Wilson’s hypnotic voice.” – Rolling Stone
Brooklyn indie rock quartet Milagres recently released their sophomore full-length album, Violent Light, via Kill Rock Stars in the US (out now via Memphis Industries in the UK). The follow-up to their 2011 debut Glowing Mouth LP, Violent Light finds the band channeling influences as diverse as Al Green, Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, and introduces a darker, harder sound for the group.
Violent Light album cut “Jeweled Cave” is a psych-pop number that immediately bursts open with bouncing synths & a driving bassline. Today, the band reveal the striking accompanying video (directed by Mikel Cee), filled with subtle social commentary on gender roles.
Milagres (Kyle Wilson, Fraser McCulloch, Chris Brazee & Paul Payabyab) will make their national network television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly on April 10th, 1:35am ET/12:35am CT on NBC! Additionally, album cut “Perennial Bulb” was handpicked by tastemaker Nic Harcourt for his radio show Connections.
The band are currently on a full US tour in support of the record, including a homecoming celebration at the Bowery Ballroom! Full dates follow below:
North American Tour
3/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/29: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/1: Lincoln, NE @ Vega
4/2: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
4/3: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
4/4: Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Fest
4/5: St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
4/8: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR
4/10: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
LCD Soundsystem’s new album This Is Happening, was supposed to be released in March, but was pushed back to May. So now, in about a week, we’ll be able to have it (May 18th).
Sadly, James Murphy has informed the music community that this will be his fourth and last album as LCD Soundsystem. I can’t help but to feel sad that ‘this is happening’. 😦
Read an interview with him from Clash Magazine here.
ALSO…click here to preview the whole album! I have a feeling I’m going to wear it out this summer!
1. Dance Yrself Clean (Starts off slow, then surprises you with a ‘BAM!’ into some loud dance music)
2. Drunk Girls (Has some musical elements very similar to “North American Scum”)
3. One Touch
4. All I Want
5. I Can Change* (Reminiscent to the likes of Erasure, Yaz, The Cure, Love & Rockets, etc.)
6. You Wanted a Hit*
7. Pow Pow (sounds like the Talking Heads)
8. Somebody’s Calling Me
* = my favorites