The Rural Alberta Advantage set to live stream tomorrow’s surprise show

RAAThe Rural Alberta Advantage are celebrating the release of their new album ‘Mended With Gold’ with their fans (tomorrow) Tuesday, September 30 at 8:30PM ET.  They will be performing a set of new material and old favourites live at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern while being live streamed to the rest of the world via the band’s YouTube Channel.
Watch the Rural Alberta Advantage’s Twitter and Facebook and their label Paper Bag Records’ Twitter and Facebook for more details on how you can be part of the live audience at the Dakota Tavern or the live stream for the rest of the world.

Talk In Tongues share debut single

Talk in TonguesLos Angeles foursome Talk In Tongues have shared their debut single, Still Don’t Seem To Care, lifted from their new 7″ due out on November 25 via Fairfax RecordingsThey booked a show weeks after their first practice together in early 2014, and the very next day, they went into their home studio and recorded Still Don’t Seem To Care. Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.

The song was mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Arctic Monkeys, Interpol). This was just the kind of sound the band had been looking for, says Kirgo: “I wanted to play big music, like something you’d hear at a fest like Glastonbury. That’s what made me want to dive into psychedelic rock.”

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Hungry Cloud Darkening shares new track from forthcoming album

Hungry Cloud Darkening pressWashington trio Hungry Cloud Darkening will release their sophomore album ‘Glossy Recall’ on October 7th via Off Tempo. They have shared Hold This Moment, which is a brand new track lifted from the album. Take a listen to Hold The Moment below via Soundcloud.

Hungry Cloud Darkening is the collaborative all-analog recording project of Nicholas Wilbur, Allyson Foster, and Paul Benson who have recently toured with and served as the backing band for Mount Eerie. Each song on the album is co-written in a slightly different way – all with priorities in variety and spectrum and fidelity. The three grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas and Nixa, Missouri but have resided and operated in Anacortes, Washington for the past 6 years collectively. The project inhabits recording/event space the Anacortes Unknown, where Nich is the head engineer.

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Mystery Pills reveal track from debut album

Mystery Pills Mystery Pills has revealed their latest track, Age of Isolation, which is lifted from their upcoming debut album ‘Old Gold Devils’. The release date of the album is still TBD, but in the meantime, you can listen to Age of Isolation via Soundcloud below.

Raj Dawson has spent the majority of his life in Rapid City, SD. Dawson started recording as Mystery Pills in 2010 inside a bank vault in downtown Rapid City with a sampler, a guitar, and his voice. Since the release of the 5-song ‘Mystery Pills’ EP in 2012, he has amassed a collection of keyboards and drum machines in his recently remodeled basement studio where he’s working on wrapping up Mystery Pills’ debut album ‘Old Gold Devils’.

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share new track + details deluxe edition of album

TPOBPAHTomorrow, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will digitally release a deluxe edition of their 2014 LP ‘Days of Abandon’ with 5 bonus tracks including Summer of Dreams, which you can listen to via Soundcloud below.


You can pre-order the deluxe album right now via iTunes. The album was recorded at new Greenpoint studio House Under Magic which is owned by longtime Pains cohort Danny Taylor (ZaZa). Produced by Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Patrick Wolf, Cloud Boat) and mixed by Charlie Hugall at London’s Engine Room (Swim Deep, Florence And the Machine).

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The Yetis share new single

The Yetis are an indie rock band from Allentown, Pennsylvania made up of four young friends who started out covering The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys in a garage attic. Soon after, increased exposure to bands like Girls, The Beach Boys and Buddy Holly led to a bit of a change in sound. Original compositions like Little Surfer Girl and Girl, I Wanna Be Your Man show that The Yetis are far from a cover group at this point. Take a listen to Little Surfer Girl (available now) via Soundcloud below.

Yetis coverFresh out of the studio with Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Modest Mouse, Wavves, Cymbals Eat Guitars) the approach of The Yetis touches on the surf-leaning material of their influences, but don’t consider them strictly a surf-rock band. NME contributor James Balmont writes: “Their modest, charming surf and jangly rock-and-roll is full of the kind of vocal harmonies and cute guitar licks that would make The Beach Boys crack a smile and one recent track, Warm California, sums them up in one; a two-minute ditty full of sunny iconography and a jovial tempo. Best of the lot, though, is Girl, I Wanna Be Your Man, a Western ballad that mixes Beatles twangs with the Black Lips and The Coral for some sensational, laid-back guitar-pop.”

BOYTOY premiere latest video

boytoyBrooklyn trio BOYTOY have their latest video for the fuzzy, downtempo song Blazed, which is featured on the band’s self-titled, debut EP out now via PaperCup Music. Watch the video via YouTube below.

Featuring Saara Untracht Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke on vocals & guitar, with Matty Beans on drums, BOYTOY formed in 2013 after a 2am jam session provided instant sparks. They have been a regular on the New York scene since, building a loyal local following, releasing their first single, Visits, recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, last Fall. The band made their SXSW debut in March, releasing BOYTOY in March, playing Northside Festival in June, and Gigawatts Festival in July.

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