The Bulls release debut video

Photo by Josh Giroux

Photo by Josh Giroux

Los Angeles shoegazers The Bulls have released their debut video for their track, Come Unwound. Watch the video below via YouTube.

The Bulls are multi-instrumentalist Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event and guitarist Marc Sallis of The Duke Spirit who continued crossing paths geographically in New York, Paris and London, and decided to collaborate musically due to their mutual love for 80’s and 90’s new wave and shoegaze. Having just played their first shows in Los Angeles, The Bulls are currently in the studio finishing up their debut EP.

Susan release debut EP

SusanSusan is a three piece band from Los Angeles featuring Jessica Owen on guitar, Beth B. on bass, and Katie Fern on drums; with all three contributing vocals. The trio formed in 2012 and has been playing garage-punk-pop ever since. Drawing on their mutual love of Shop Assistants, The Darling Buds and The Go Betweens, they wrote the songs that make up their debut 3-track EP. Their “Just Call It” 7” from ’Eleanor Sessions’ was recorded by Drew Fisher and recently released on vinyl via Volar Records and on cassette via Burger Records.

Take a listen to the jangly, super catchy EP below via Soundcloud.

Austra announce last show of 2014

Austra liveAustra are closing the year out by playing a show at The Opera House on Friday, December 19th in Toronto. The band will be supported by Blue Hawaii, Petra Glynt with a special performance by the Chinese Opera of the Soong Kam Wing Music and Arts Centre, to whom a portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated.

Advance tickets are $20.00, $25.00 day of show and you can purchase them here or at  Soundscapes, Rotate This! and The Tiny Record Shop.

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Suburban Living reveals new track from debut album

Photo by Kelly Kurteson

Photo by Kelly Kurteson

Philadelphia-based Suburban Living, led by songwriter Wesley Bunch, have revealed a second track off their self-titled, debut album “No Fall.” Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.

The 8-song collection, due out January 27th via PaperCup Music, was recorded in Bunch’s hometown of Virginia Beach and was engineered by Mark Padgett at EarthSound Studios. A dark and lo-fi collection that straddles the line between shoegaze and dream-pop, Suburban Living bring to mind elements of The Cure, early 4AD, Ultra Vivid Scene, Craft Spells, Joy Division, amongst others.

Brave Shores release new EP

208aef9b-4afd-404c-8f4f-c2d7ccd147deToronto’s Brave Shores, electro-pop brother and sister duo Jay and Stefanie McCarol, have just released their self-titled debut EP and are set to play Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre on December 17th. As part of the Jingle Bell Rock concert series, the show will be headlined by Big Data, and is presented by 102.1 The Edge and Union Events.

The band recently premiered their brand new single Dancing Under Water exclusively via Indie88.com, who said the tune is “indie-pop perfection”. You can watch the track’s video via YouTube below.

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Polyvinyl announces their 4-Track Singles Series Volume 2

a10f57a8-0b4c-4efa-bff5-30e841b1be4aPolyvinyl has announced Volume 2 of their popular 4-Track Singles Series. Each month, subscribers will receive a limited edition, two-song 7”, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by GRAMMY-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Only 1000 subscriptions are being made available.

cc195a19-284b-4f07-8efa-925c6bb80681Like the sold out 2014 series, the 2015 series centers around a traveling Tascam 4-track cassette recorder that was passed along from one musician to the next. Today, Telekinesis treats fans with a sneak peek of their 7” single titled Can’t See Stars. Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.

 

Among the artists to record on the device are of Montreal, David Bazan, Deerhoof, and Crooked Fingers, as well as Blikk Fang, a long-rumored collaboration between Kevin Barnes (of Montreal) and Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT). The full list of participating artists can be viewed below.

4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 Artists:
Blikk Fang (MGMT, of Montreal)
Crooked Fingers
David Bazan
Deerhoof
The Dodos
Ducktails (Real Estate)
Jacco Gardner
Jonathan Rado (Foxygen)
Kishi Bashi
of Montreal
Saint Pepsi
Telekinesis

Sporting Life share video and announce LP

941San Francisco-based indie quintet, Sporting Life, have announced their 11 track self-titled LP, which will be available February 3, 2015.

To celebrate the release, they have shared the video for the first single, Tsunami. “The lyrics came from watching a documentary called Tsunami and the Cherry Tree, which was about the earthquake and tidal wave in Japan, and how the people affected by it were resilient in the face of grief and loss,” explains Keith Brasel, one of Sporting Life’s guitarist and singer. “The guitars, later expanded by Ryan McGee, take this song to another level that I didn’t expect.” Watch the video for Tsunami below via Vimeo.

tsunami from Sporting Life on Vimeo.

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