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New EP from Metacara Released Today

Kyla Rae and Vince Nania are Pittsburgh based duo Metacara and today they’ve released their 2nd EP, Car Talks. I can’t really nail down a genre for them because they incorporate many. But, if you’re a fan of Phantogram, Purity Ring, and Wolf Alice (I’m thinking the Blush EP), you will definitely enjoy Metacara. In comparison to their first release in 2015, Stone Love, they feel like Car Talks is more mature. The name of the band itself means, “Many Faces,” which is super cool and appropriate for a group that feels their music is growing as they grow themselves.

When I hung out with Kyla and Vince recently, they told me this EP was inspired by the kinds of talks that you have in the car. You know, like when you’re going on a road trip — you’re in the car for a long period of time, why not talk about something deep that’s been on your mind? And bonus: your travel mate can’t escape you, mwaahahaha.

Check out the video for one of the new tracks, “Pilsen” below:

After you’ve watched that, check out the rest of the EP below via Soundcloud:

When you listen to the title track, make sure you pay attention at the 1:48 mark where the song changes it up a little bit. I love when one song almost sounds like two different songs AND IT WORKS. That’s what happens here. Magical.

“Over the Edge” has a little bit of a darker feel, which I especially appreciate at this time of year. The air is crisp and fall has arrived, Halloween is coming, and I usually feel a teeny bit bitter that the bitter, cold weather is approaching. Sometimes that’s what puts me “over the edge,” not sure about you. Juuuuuuust kidding. Sort of. Anyway, all of the tracks flow very nicely with each other and the EP ends with “Ceilings.” At 1:38, this song brings another beat that I’ve fallen in love with. The sound is blues-y and adds another level of anticipation followed by a rock vibe that carries out the rest of the song. After checking out Car Talks, you’ll see what I mean about nailing down a genre. Maybe I’ll make one up just for them.

The Car Talks EP is available on all major music platforms, so go grab it on whichever one strikes your fancy!

AND if you’re in the Pittsburgh area this Saturday, go check them out for their release party at James Street Gastropub!

 

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Check ‘Em Out: The Kite String Tangle

Australian electronic artist and producer The Kite String Tangle has dropped his debut self-titled album, and it is an absolute work of art. (Check it out below!)

This latest addition to the solo project of Danny Harley is an exploration into the idea of what success and happiness truly mean. The honesty that flows throughout the 11 tracks is crystal clear, with a heavy emotional quality reflected throughout the brave production choices and unburdened lyrics.

“It’s a dynamic album that I hope shows many sides to the music I make and what I’m trying to do with The Kite String Tangle, which is essentially to reach people and hopefully provide a soundtrack for their own existential crisis,” Harley said.
The album was written in his bedroom in order to retain that ‘bedroom producer’ ethos, wanting to create something honest, something of which he could be really proud.
“I think throughout the album you can hear me trying to find my sound and my place in the world, and whilst I wanted to create something timeless and cohesive, I think there’s also a clunky charm to when it sounds a little lost and confused. To be honest, it’s a good representation of how I was feeling throughout a lot of the process,” he said.
Having just released the visuals to “The Prize” there’s no denying fans will be dusting off their dancing shoes right in time for his Splendour in the Grass set. It’s a party tune that will have you working up a sweat on a hot summery day, and will keep you warm during the cold winter nights.

 “Waiting” on the other hand is an underground pulsating banger with a more melodious insight into the light and shade of what electronic music means to this producer. It’s simple in lyrical content but intricate in production conceptualisation.
As you go on this musical journey with The Kite String Tangle you’ll hear a strong presence of strings and horns, something Harley longed to record for a long time. You’ll even hear organs, pianos, drums and all manner of acoustic instruments dotted throughout.
“I’ve always wanted to record strings and horns but have never had the opportunity to up until now. I’ve always been trying to marry the worlds of more traditional song writing like Bon Iver, James Blake, London Grammar and Broods, with artists that are more heavy handed with their production like Odesza, Flume and Purity Ring,” he said.
The Kite String Tangle’s debut album is available everywhere now via Exist Recordings, and Australian fans can catch him performing at Splendour in the Grass today on the “Mix Up Stage”.

And if you weren’t quick enough to snatch up Splendour tickets, not to worry. The Kite String Tangle is hitting the road shortly after for a national tour with ODESZA in September and some boutique festivals in Wollongong on August 19 and in Brisbane on October 14 at Red Deer Festival. For tickets and further info, head to http://www.thekitestringtangle.com.

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The Old Danny Brown Tour

After topping multiple best of 2013 year end lists, Danny Brown will embark on the first official tour in support of his critically acclaimed studio debut, Old.  “The Old Danny Brown Tour” will see the Fool’s Gold MC kick off dates in Europe, stopping over at SXSW and then weaving his way across the United States with a 28 date run.  Recently, Danny has shared the stage with everyone from Sleigh Bells and Baauer to Trash Talk and Action Bronson, along with a special appearance from Megan James of Purity Ring, when he made his late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

THE OLD DANNY BROWN TOUR DATES

  • 3/22 – New Orleans, LA    Buku
  • 4/02 – Syracuse, NY    Schine Underground
  • 4/03 – Burlington, VT    Higher Ground
  • 4/04 – Northampton, MA    Pearl Street
  • 4/05 – Providence, RI    The Met
  • 4/06 – NY, NY    Bowery Ballroom
  • 4/08 – Brooklyn, NY    Music Hall Of Williamsburg
  • 4/09 – Boston, MA    Paradise
  • 4/11 – Charlottesville, VA    Jefferson Theater
  • 4/12 – Carrboro, NC    Cat’s Cradle
  • 4/13 – Columbus, OH    A&R Bar
  • 4/15 – Pittsburgh, PA    Altar Bar
  • 4/16 – Buffalo, NY    Waiting Room
  • 4/19 – Poughkeepsie, NY         Vassar College
  • 4/22 – Lansing, MI    The Loft
  • 4/24 – Urbana, IL    Canopy Club
  • 4/25 – Madison, WI    Majestic
  • 4/27 – Columbia, MO    Blue Note
  • 4/29 – Fort Collins, CO    Aggie Theater
  • 4/30 – Albuquerque, NM    Sunshine
  • 5/02 – San Diego, CA    Porter’s
  • 5/03 – Los Angeles, CA    El Rey Theater
  • 5/04 – Santa Ana, CA    Observatory
  • 5/06 – Santa Barbara, CA    Casa De La Raza
  • 5/07 – Santa Cruz, CA    Catalyst
  • 5/09 – Eugene, OR    Wow Hall
  • 5/10 – Seattle, WA    Showbox
  • 5/11 – Portland, OR    Roseland
  • 5/13 – Salt Lake City, UT    Complex
  • 5/15 – Gulf Shores, AL    Hangout  Festival

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