Brooklyn duo CREEP will release their highly anticipated debut album, ‘echoes’, on August 13. The record sees producers/DJs Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard joined on each song by a guest vocalist collaborator, including The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft, Sia, Tricky and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow). Download the album opener Introduction which features haunting vocals from DFA’s Planningtorock below via Soundcloud.
After the mystery release on Record Store Day and some additional mysterious, cryptic vinyl surfacing (see below) from Board of Canada, the band have revealed reveal that their new album is titled ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ and it will be released on Tuesday June 11th in North America via Warp Records.
Yep, it’s that time again for the Culture Addicts weekly music video picks. Sit back and listen / view, and make sure to share and / or leave a comment since we love to hear from you. We hope you enjoy the tracks as much as we have this week.
Dandy Warhols: Rest Your Head – the Dandies get robotic.
Thomas D’Arcy is known to many as the front man for Small Sins, a Toronto-based band with three critically acclaimed albums to its credit (2006’s self-titled debut, 2007’s Mood Swings, and 2010’s Pot Calls Kettle Black). But now, he released of his first album under his own name, ‘What We Want’ on February 3 via Thomas D’Arcy Music/MapleMusic Recordings.
D’Arcy has released a new video for the super catchy song, I Wake Up Every Day, directed by John Poliquin. The video is a very stylish treatment for the song which involves multiple D’Arcys and a bunch of grids just like in his previous video for Credit!. I sense a theme coming on. Check out the video via YouTube below.
To coincide with the video, he is releasing the ‘I Wake Up Every Day EP‘ which you can check out via Soundcloud below.
For more information on Thomas D’Arcy, visit thomasdarcymusic.com.
A Book For Wanderers is a solo project by Niagara Falls-based artist Anthony Botting. His self-titled debut was recently released and contains a whopping 15 tracks. The album kicks off with Seasons which sounds very Primal Scream circa ‘Screamadelica’-esque and this got my ears all perked up since ‘Screamadelica’ is a Culture Addicts favourite. This sound did not continue to other tracks. The album took a sharp left down an early 90s grunge / softer new metal vein on track 2 through the rest of the album. Think Pearl Jam meets Our Lady Peace mix in some I Mother Earth. Take a listen to ‘A Book Of Wanderers’ via Soundcloud below.
If grunge type rock’n'roll that has a Canadian bent sound, this album would be perfect for you. There are some serious rock vocals and riffs on this debut, and the lyrics are suited well to your summertime backyard keg party. Pop in the album, grab a beer, and high five your bros.
A Book Of Wanderers will be playing some live dates in the coming months, here’s a list:
- April 27th, May 31st, and June 15th @ Aspetta Cafe – Toronto, ON 8PM
- June 1st @ 5949 Delaware St Backyard Show (Intimate & Interactive) with John Wozinac of Marcy Playground 8PM
- June 22nd @ Location TBA With Brian Byrne of i mother earth 8PM
- June 22nd @ Frogpond Winery Niagara-on-the-lake 1-3PM
For more information on A Book Of Wanderers, visit abookforwanderers.com.
GRMLN has shared his new single titled Hand Pistol. This track is the second single lifted his debut full-length, “Empire” which is out on June 4, 2013 via Carpark Records. This is a little slice of indie rock goodness in the vein of Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Teenage Fanclub.
Take a listen to Hand Pistol via Soundcloud below.
by Matt Juniper
Release: Monomania (2013)
Rating: 3 / 5
Bradford Cox is one of those artists you either get or you don’t. Even those that DO get him often didn’t at first. I eventually ended up loving the frantic garage rock sound on “Cryptograms”, but my initial reaction was indifference. Only after falling for the surprising move to modern shoegaze on the front half of “Microcastle” did my interest start to grow in Deerhunter’s catalogue. I have now grown fond of most of Deerhunter’s discography as well as albums from side projects Atlas Sound and Lotus Plaza.
Come 2010, I thought I had figured Cox & Co. out. But “Halcyon Digest” offered another dramatic shift in sound, primarily the introduction of otherworldly production quite unlike anything I have ever heard before. Lead single Helicopter remains to this day one of the more deeply moving pieces of music I have heard, yet I am really unable to say why.