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THR!!!ER, the latest full-length album from !!! is coming out on April 30th and earlier today the band shared with fans a sneak peek into the record via the song “Slyd.” One of the only tracks on the album not recorded with Spoon’s Jim Eno, “Slyd” stands out for another reason, as a tribute to sample-based club-floor classics but with the signature !!! slyness. Rather than go through the process of clearing samples, they decided to craft their own “samples” and cram them into a pumping, never static structure. Additional vocals are supplied by singer Teresa Eggers and !!! singer Nic Offer’s former Out Hud bandmate Molly Schnick.
And something that should come as a surprise to no one, !!! are hitting the road again. They’ll be playing San Francisco’s Noise Pop on February 28th, and then cruising around Europe before heading back to the US in May and June.
- New Album Alert & Trailer Video: !!! (musicallyamusing.com)
Atlas Genius will celebrate the February 19th release of its debut album, When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), with an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The band will perform the album’s first single, “Trojans”.
On their new track “If So,” Atlas Genius groove with dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone,” said Rolling Stone.
Stream: Atlas Genius – “If So”
Atlas Genius’ Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. The album captures Atlas Genius’s singular combination of sophisticated musicality and warm, wistful spirit. Infused with a classic sensibility, each of the songs would fit seamlessly if somehow slipped into a long-treasured mixtape.
Gold Fields’ debut album Black Sun is armed with pop hooks, tribal beats, danceable rhythms, and plenty of emotion. Revered for their larger-than-life live show, the Australian quintet will kick off a national co-headlining tour with A Silent Film & Royal Teeth next week. Fans that can’t make it out can watch their debut TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing ”Dark Again,” February 27th at 11:35/10:35pm Central on ABC.
The band has already shared a few songs off Black Sun via thematically charged videos for “Treehouse” and most recently “Dark Again” ft model Shaun Ross who has also starred in Katy Perry, Kanye West & Beyonce videos. With dreamy, swirling layers and sincere lyrics that showcase the band’s vulnerable side, the band has unleashed new album track “Happy Boy” today.
Stream: Gold Fields – “Happy Boy”
Hitting listeners with a power-packed punch from its first note, Black Sun opens with the infectious “Meet My Friends,” a bass and percussion-driven track with haunting echoing vocals. The single “Dark Again” is a pop gem flecked with driving guitars and bright synths, all building to a heavy-hitting chorus that’s sure to make you move. The album also contains “Treehouse” and the electrically-charged “Moves.”
MTV has named Gold Fields one of their 13 Artists to Watch in 2013, supporting the band across their platforms throughout the year. The result of relentless work and playful experimentation, Black Sun will be released February 26th via Astralwerks. The album is available for pre-order now. Be sure to catch Gold Fields LIVE on tour and stay tuned for more news + SXSW details!
Gold Fields On Tour!
* = w/ A Silent Film
# = w/ Royal Teeth
2/4: Washington DC@ U Street Music Hall *
2/5: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live *
2/6: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
2/7: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *
2/8: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
2/9: Providence, RI @ The Met *
2/11: Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel *
2/12: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
2/13: Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
2/14: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
2/15: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
2/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
2/19: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep * #
2/20: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge * #
2/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue * #
2/23: Missoula, MT @ Elks Live * #
2/24: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café * #
2/25: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
2/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour * #
3/2: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room * #
3/5: San Diego @ The Casbah * #
3/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom * #
3/8: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café * #
“I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time,” says Jim James. “Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense—like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot.”
“I take walks a lot,” says James, “and as I walk, songs kind of build in my mind, and I start adding and subtracting things. So I had a full vision for a lot of the songs on this album before I even recorded one note.” These visions have now manifested as Regions of Light and Sound of God, the first solo album from the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for My Morning Jacket, which will be released February 5th on ATO Records. Over the course of fifteen years and six studio albums, James has been the focal point of a group that has grown into one of the most acclaimed and successful rock and roll bands in the world. With this project, he reaches into new territory that extends, but doesn’t break from, MMJ’s accomplishments.
Until now, James had never felt the call to create a longer-form album on his own. “I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do,” he says, “so on MMJ records, I don’t have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself.”
The results are nine songs that resist easy categorization, from the hazy space-funk of the opening “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” to the chiming, operatic pop of “A New Life.” On Regions of Light and Sound of God, nothing is what it seems—touchstones from old-school R&B or island folk or hip-hop flicker into focus and then disappear; a delicate instrumental is titled “Exploding.” It’s complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic.
For Regions of Light and Sound of God, there was one specific source that shaped many of the songs, and even figures into the album title—a pioneering 1929 graphic novel called God’s Man, by Lynd Ward. Told entirely through wordless woodcuts, the book chronicles an artist’s struggle with temptation and corruption, along with finding true love. As work on the album proceeded, James was inspired to write music that could accompany the book. “God’s Man came to me at a very important time,” he says. “Some of the things happening in the book were happening to me in real life, in a very strange and painful, then a very beautiful way.”
Solo albums by members of bands, especially lead singers, can often be scattershot, collections of odds and ends built up over the years with no true sense of purpose. But Regions of Light and Sound of God is precisely the opposite—the clarity with which Jim James came into this album rings from first note to last. “The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”
Stream: Jim James – “Know Til Now”
Download: Jim James – “Know Til Now” (in exchange for an email address)
I am super excited to share this brand new track and video with you. It’s a new Foals song called “Inhaler” and the band will be releasing their third album Holy Fire on February 12, 2013.
Produced by Flood & Moulder (PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins) at Assault & Battery studios in London, Holy Fire is the Oxford five-piece’s most direct and fully-realized album yet. Of the electric “Inhaler,” front man Yannis Philippakis says “It’s heavy, that song; it was liberating,” adding that it is the sound of the band shedding their inhibitions.
Foals released their debut album Antidotes in 2008, followed by 2010’s breakthrough Total Life Forever. Both are certified gold. Total Life Forever was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize, an Ivor Novello award for Best Song and they received five nods at the 2011 NME awards, winning Best Single for “Spanish Sahara.” TLF was also voted The Fly magazine’s album of the year in 2010.
Newly-formed indie group ON AN ON are pleased to unleash “Ghosts,” the first song off their forthcoming debut album, Give In, which is due out January 29 on Roll Call Records. The sound marks a new direction for ON AN ON’s three members – Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci and Ryne Estwing – who had been performing together for the last few years with the indie group Scattered Trees. It was only this past March during the annual SXSW festival that they decided to follow their instincts and change course, with conservative compromises being a thing of the past.
Just two weeks later, the band hunkered down in a Toronto studio with acclaimed producer Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene). With a knack for genre-melding, and a boundary-pushing mindset, Newfeld would prove to be the perfect match for the trio’s new caution-less approach: synthesizers, scattershot electro beats and ambient ear candy would give guitars, bass and drums a newfound ghostly sheen. The end result was Give In, ON AN ON’s ten-track debut album – a dream-washed textural journey armed with a biting perspective on life, love and the commonality of loss.
Stream: ON AN ON – “Ghosts”
Download: ON AN ON – “Ghosts” (in exchange for your email)
ON AN ON TOUR DATES (w/ Reptar + Rubblebucket)
- 09.11 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
- 09.14 Minneapolis, MN Icehouse (Headline Show)
- 09.22 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
- 09.23 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
- 09.26 Austin, TX Beauty Ballroom
- 09.27 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s
Today The Presets revealed their new single “Ghosts”, from their forthcoming album Pacifica (out digitally on September 10 and in stores the 11th via Casablanca). The single will be available on iTunes August 21.
Minor-keyed Merengue grooves are topped with First Fleet melodies, while synth washes and skittering beats glide effortlessly across the track’s rollicking, undulating peaks and valleys.
“When Julian played me his initial sketch of this song it utterly blew my mind, “ explains Kim. “Taking a classic folk style, sea shanty and adding it to an up tempo techno groove was just genius to my ears.”
The Presets recently released the video for Pacifica track “Youth in Trouble”. Watch the kaleidoscopic pixilated roller coaster, created by New York based visual artist Yoshi Sodeoka, here. The single and remix package for “Youth In Trouble” are available now on iTunes.
North American Tour Dates
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/23 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
10/28 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre
- Brand New: The Presets – “Youth in Trouble” (musicallyamusing.com)