Jay Brannan has released a new video for "Blue-Haired Lady" from his forthcoming full-length album Always, Then, & Now, which he will self-release on July 15. The video, which premiered on Billboard.com, was directed by Los Angeles-based directing duo Rich Dorato & Adam Franklin of the creative group Who Ate My Teeth?, whose previous work include videos for Feist, Mastadon, Peaches and others.
Brannan's tour in support of Always, Then, & Now launches July 16 in Boston. Click here for all dates.
“Current Swell play solid feel good music” – Beatroute Magazine
“Current Swell is a great listen” – 303 Magazine
Victoria, BC's Current Swell share the official video for "Keys To The Kingdom,” the first single off their latest album Ulysses (available now on Nettwerk Records).
In Canada, Ulysses landed at #1 on the Rock iTunes Chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and in the Top 50 on the Top 200 Chart. Upon its release, “Keys To The Kingdom” was the #2most added song at Alternative Radio and is now charting Top 10 in the Mediabase Alternative Rock Chart. Current Swell continues to receive important critical support, including features with Huffington Post Canada, Le Huffington Post Quebec, Beatroute, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, MusiquePlus, Toronto Star, Canadian Musician and live performances for CBC Music First Play Live Concert Series, Toronto’s TheEdge and Sirius XM.
UK duo Coves have released a new video for song "Wake Up" from their critically acclaimed debut album Soft Friday, which will see its North American release on September 2. The band will join The Raveonettes on tour staring September 22 in San Francisco.
"Wake Up" is the album’s closing track and a firm fan favorite, described by the NME as "a blast of winning lysergic pop, it’s both two fingers up at a former lover and proof that Coves are on the path to making something truly outstanding."
“I remember recording ‘Wake Up’ and having the skeleton of a song,” recalls John Ridgard, one half of the psych-pop duo. “Beck came round but nothing was working. We got really frustrated and bought a couple of bottles of wine. We were in this raucous state and it just came out.”
“It’s about my ex,” Beck Wood explains of the song’s meaning. “It was me proving that ‘I am who I am and you’re just nothing to me anymore.’ It was meant to be a strong song, especially for me, personally, to say ‘Look at me now.’”
Today, Vancouver-based Young Liars released their debut album, Tidal Wave via Nettwerk Records. Stream the album in its entirety here. It is also available via iTunes and Spotify. In support of the album release, the electro, indie-rock quartet are set to tour the US this Fall. Stay tuned for more details.
CRITICAL QUOTES FOR TIDAL WAVE:
“With an elevated sense of passion and drive, Young Liars have shown that they have grown off their previous experience with their latest release... They are the kind of group that show every sign of being on the verge of breaking through.”
"...a terrific number that’s bound to be on heavy rotation for us this summer. ‘Young Again’ by Canadian dream pop quartet Young Liars will get stuck in your head immediately with its woozy synths, triumphant drumbeats, and crooning vocals."
- The Wild Honey Pie
“...the band is certainly due to make a splash in 2014.” - Indie Shuffle
"a heady dreamy slice of pop sweet enough to tide me over until the weather (hopefully) turns warm and sunny." - Don't Need No Melody
“…what should be a sure thing, summer anthem...” – Alt Citizen (re “Young Again”)
“…an uplifting ode to teenage romance.” – All Things Go (re “Night Window”)
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When discussing ‘Father John Misty’, Tillman paraphrases Philip Roth: ’It’s all of me and none of me, if you can’t see that, you won’t get it’. What I call it is totally arbitrary, but I like the name. You’ve got to have a name. I never got to choose mine.”
In case you missed it, fun. made a special trip down to Orlando, FL earlier this week to debut a new song, "Harsh Light," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The show was shooting from Universal Studios Orlando all week. Watch the performance above!
Acclaimed U.S. producer/DJ and two-time Grammy Nominee Morgan Page continues to explore new technologies and partnerships to push the boundaries of dance music. Last year, Page incorporated a breathtaking 3D interactive experience (originally created for Michael Jackson's "This Is It") to his 2013 tour. To support the June 24 release of “Against The World (Kill The Buzz Remix),” Morgan will partner with premier audio solutions providerDTS, Inc. and revolutionary digital platform, BitTorrent.
For the first time, DTS partners with an electronic artist to deliver their music video mixed in Headphone:X™ technology. DTS’ Headphone:X™ technology allows viewers to watch the official music video for “Against The World” and hear it in immersive 11.1 surround sound over any pair of standard headphones. To hear the DTS Headphone:X difference, check out the video here: Dts.com/AgainstTheWorld.
“AGAINST THE WORLD (KILL THE BUZZ REMIX)” AVAILABLE JUNE 24;
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Austrlian soul/funk outfit The Bamboos stopped by LA's KCRW this week for a special live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch them perform "Helpless Blues" (above) from their lateset album Fever In The Road and listen to the full session HERE.