ADULT. will invite six musicians from around the country to their home over the next seven months to collaborate and create an album together that embodies the spirit of Detroit, thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Here’s a little video that explains it in my detail.
Following a 4-year hiatus, legendary San Francisco post-punk trio Erase Errata has announced their fourth studio album ‘Lost Weekend,’ which will be self-released on January 20 via the band’s own label Under The Sun and distributed by Revolver. With a sound inspired by Surfside Beach and the Texas Gulf, the moody lead single My Life In Shadows is an understated emancipation anthem to ward off toxicity with a positive acquisition of control.Watch the video via YouTube below.
This past summer, Seattle-based artist Craft Spells, i.e.musician and songwriter Justin Vallesteros, released his sophomore album ‘Nausea,’ the follow-up to his 2011 critically acclaimed debut ‘Idle Labor’. He will be embarking on a North American tour at the end of February, his second in support of this album. Beginning at San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival, the tour will consist of 25 dates with support from The Billinda Butchers. See the full set of dates below.
Canadian Music Week (CMW) has announced the first round of artists selected to perform at the 2015 edition of the festival. From May 1st – 10th 2015 (yep, they changed the date this year from March), the 10-day festival will showcase hundreds of live bands including performances by Banoffee, Dune Rats, Redway, Daytrip, Jack and Eliza, Harrison, The OBGMs, and many more! See full list of acts below.
Beliefs have released the video for their new song Tidal Wave, which will appear on their new album “Leaper”. The video, directed by Trevor Blumas (who plays in fellow Hand Drawn Dracula band Doomsquad) and Laura Lynn Petrick, evokes an atmosphere of pre-digital age, public access late-night music television, perfectly complementing the song’s rich, enveloping guitar sound. Tidal Wave features backing vocals from their friend Shehzaad Jiwani of the band Greys. Watch the video below via YouTube.
“Leaper” is follow up to their self-titled debut, is due out sometime in 2015 on Hand Drawn Dracula.
Big high fives all around because The Soft Moon are back with the details of their new album, ‘Deeper’. Luis Vasquez claimed The Soft Moon’s sophomore album ‘Zeros’ was his last as a solo artist. However, after moving to Venice, Italy in 2013 and being alone in new, foreign surroundings, Vasquez completely withdrew into himself and learned what he knew all along: The Soft Moon has always been one man’s vision. The result of this period of intense introspection is his most personally reflective and focused album to date, ‘Deeper,’ which is due out March 31, 2014 via Captured Tracks.
Today, he also shares the first taste of ‘Deeper': a super dark, throbbing new single Black…and get ready to put this scorcher on repeat. Watch the strobing, warping text video via YouTube or listen via Souncloud below.
Over the past couple years Teen Daze has matured from its humble bedroom-project beginnings, to a fully-formed, diverse, musical expression. Always shifting sounds, trying never to repeat himself, Jamison has carved out his own unique voice in the world of electronic music.
Teen Daze has announced that he will hit the road once again this January, touring across Europe – see tour dates below. He also announced his “A World Away” EP (out on January 13, 2015) that he made in celebration of his upcoming tour. Take a listen to the first single Reykjavik, January 2015 via Soundcloud below.