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Stream Civil Twilight’s Acoustic Album: Story of an Immigrant

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Civil Twilight, originally from South Africa, and now Nashville based, are living proof of what happens when you stop worrying about being the chosen one and make music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day.
Civil Twilight’s songs embrace every corner of human emotion, balancing delicate, poetic lyrics with sweeping arrangements that touch all the senses: a phrase to make you think; a rolling drumbeat you can feel in your bones; a guitar vamp as illustrative as a picture; a shimmer of keys whose light can nearly be seen and heard.
The same goes for their most recent release – a gorgeous, goose-bump giving acoustic rendition of their album, Story of an Immigrant, which premiered via Billboard.  “It was a lot of fun breaking these songs down to their core, stripping them naked and giving them a new outfit,” singer Steven McKellar tells Billboard. “To see what else we could bring out of them and what else they could say. These versions allow the listener a closer look and hopefully a more intimate experience of the original album.”
Available via Wind-up Records and one year since the release of the original record, the acoustic record also features three bonus tracks, “Letters from the Sky” and “Save Yourself”, plus an ethereal cover of Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself,” that premiered a few weeks prior via Consequence of Sound.
Following appearances at Bonnaroo and Firefly this Summer, the band will continue across the country on a headlining tour this July. With a handful of upcoming shows with Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, the band also announce today that they will be direct support for Nothing But Thieves this Fall.  The tour sees them travel to Canada, down the west coast of America through the Pacific North West and into Southern California, with another leg in October that brings them to the East Coast and into the South.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
* with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness 
**with Nothing But Thieves
7/19 The Old Rock House – St Louis MO
7/20 Schubas Tavern – Chicago IL
7/21 Wooly’s – Des Moines IA *
7/22 The Blue Note – Columbia MO *
9/14 Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre**
9/16 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite Ballroom**
9/17 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth**
9/19 Seattle, WA @ Neumos**
9/20 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
9/22 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall**
9/23 Santa Ana, Ca @ Constellation Room**
9/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Voodoo Room**
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry**
10/22 Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE**
10/23 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel**
10/25 Nashville, TN @ Exit In**
10/26 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground**
10/28 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn**
10/30 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West**
11/01 Orlando, FL @ The Social**

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Stream The Dead Ships EP

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Last year, I posted a track from LA’s The Dead Ships called “Canyon” which you can check out here. I also have another of their tracks on my SoundCloud “likes” — that song is “Floorboards” which you can check out here. Or, you can just stream the whole EP over at Consequence of Sound here.

The Dead Ships will release EP I next Tuesday, May 5th. The full EP, produced by Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning.

Having racked up praise from local outlets like the LA Times, Buzz Bands LA, DoLA & more for their high-energy live show, The Dead Ships play Chicago’s Empty Bottle tonight before heading to Toronto for Canadian Music Week, sharing stages with acts like King Tuff & Twin Peaks (see below for details.)

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EP I Track Listing:
1. Big Quiet
2. Canyon
3. Floorboards
4. Citycide
5. Seance
6. Tomorrow’s Crashes
7. Canyon (Radio Edit)

Upcoming Shows:
5/1: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ R. Ring) – more info
5/7: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ King Tuff, Twin Peaks) – 9pm (more info)
5/8: Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club – 10pm (more info)
5/9: Toronto, ON @ Cameron House
5/9: Toronto, ON @ Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘N’ Rolla Cabaret – 12am

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Videos: Dan Le Sac

Dan Le Sac recently shared the news of his debut solo album, Space Between The Words, which will see a release July 10 via Sunday Best, and today he’s sharing “Long Night Of Life,” a new track from the album, which Consequence of Sound premiered this morning.

The track  is a collaboration with one of Dan’s musical heroes, the cult electronic folk singer Merz, who contributes vocals on the pulsing house-pop gem, which is also the first track on Space Between The Words. Written, produced and with vocals from Dan himself, the album features collaborations with Emma-Lee Moss, Merz, Sarah Williams White, B. Dolan, Joshua Idehen and Pete Hefferan. Known for his long-standing partnership with Scroobius Pip, Dan is adding some unexpected colors to the palette and they’re vividly splashed all over Space Between the Words. Emma-Lee Moss contributes her unique voice to “Memorial,” which brings a touch of Shirley Bassey Bond themes to the club. There are also two songs featuring rising emcee B. Dolan, the bass-punching party tune “Good Time Gang War” and the crafty, crunk-tinted, “Caretaker.”

Elsewhere Dan showcases hot rising singers Sarah Williams White and Pete Hefferan. The former appears on the crisp, catchy and engagingly funky single “Play Along.” Hefferan – formerly of Pete & The Pirates – sings on one of the album’s two covers, a piano-tinted take on Arab Strap’s “Cherubs,” which Dan had wanted to record for years and calls “a wonderfully tuneful bit of depression.”

With Space Between the Words, Dan Le Sac has created a smart, effervescent debut with a broad appeal that straddles multiple genres. It’s a sharply individual snapshot of modern pop’s endless possibilities.

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New Music: Caveman

After revealing tracks with Fader and Pitchfork, the rising New York band Caveman exclusively premiered two new tracks with Stereogum and Nylon MagazineStereogum calls Caveman’s “Decide”  “breezy, infectious folk-pop / Heavy Rotation” and Nylon Magazine described the luscious “Easy Water” as follows: “newcomers Caveman, the Brooklyn band that’s gaining massive buzz despite the fact that the group is only a little more than a year old. With lullaby vocals and woozy melodies.”

  • Download “Decide” HERE
  • Download “Easy Water” HERE

Mark your calendars for more new track premieres: “A Country’s King of Dreams”via MTV Hive on 8/31 and “My Room” via Rolling Stone on 9/5.

Opening with “A Country’s King of Dreams,” the band explores honey-sweet, country-tinged vocal melodies over tribal drumming. “My Time” is a slow-building pop gem, with lead singer Matthew Iwanusa’s vocals weaving in and out of band’s backing vocals. Caveman’s lush four-part harmonies, spaced-out guitars, and inventive percussion come together perfectly on the tracks “Easy Water” and “My Room.”

The band puts on a must-see live show; as you can read in this amazing Consequence of Sound live review HERE from the Chicago show last week (and I will be going to see on Thursday 9/1). Currently on tour with The War on Drugs, they’ll be back in New York for their digital album release show at the Mercury Lounge on Thursday, September 15th.

In honor of the New York five-piece’s debut release, Pitchfork revealed another stand out track from Caveman’s debut CoCo Beware “Thankful” HERE. The band has already made “Old Friend” (my favorite!) available as a free download, premiering the track with Fader Magazine. Click HERE to hear the track.

Caveman is:
Matthew Iwanusa (lead vocals, guitar, drums)
Jimmy “Cobra” Carbonetti (guitar)
Stefan Marolachakis (drums, vocals)
Sam Hopkins (synthesizer, vocals)
Jeff Berrall (bass, vocals)

Upcoming Caveman Dates:
* w/ The War On Drugs
08/30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Biliken Club *
08/31 – Lexington-Fayette, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *
09/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe *
09/02 – Washington, DC @ The Red Place *
09/15 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Digital Album Release)

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