PS I Love You Reveal Latest Single

PS I Love You promoKingston, Ontario’s PS I Love You are set to release their third studio album “For Those Who Stay” on July 21st (UK) and 22nd (NA) via Paper Bag Records. Listen to the band’s new single Friends Forever via Soundcloud below. Pre-order “For Those Who Stay” from the Paper Bag Records Shop or from iTunes.

 

khze_FriendsForeverSingleCovere_1Friends Forever single artwork was designed by the band’s Benjamin Nelson, and is lifted from “For Those Who Stay,” which is PS I Love You’s third album. The album artwork was also designed by Benjamin. As always, PS I Love You’s songs were the result of collage and experiment: Advice and Friends Forever were still being written until the moments they were recorded. But in the studio, Paul Saulnier says, with “fancy gear” and tons of time, they could wait until they “really nailed” the perfect part. “And I think we made a very indulgent and decadent album because of it.”

PS I Love You album cover
“For Those Who Stay” tracklisting:

In My Mind At Least
Advice
Bad Brain Day
Limestone Radio
For Those Who Stay
Afraid of the Light
Friends Forever
More of the Same
Hoarders

The band is going out on tour in the north-eastern portion of Canada and the US in August in support of the album release. See the full list of tour dates below.

PS I Love You Tour Dates:
August 1-3 Sackville, NB @ Sappy Fest
August 18 Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room*
August 19 Toronto, ON @ The Drake*
August 20 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks*
August 21 Montreal, QC @ II Motore*
August 22 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939*
August 23 New York, NY @ Rough Trade*
August 25 Washington, DC @ DC9*
August 26 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe*
August 27 Chicago, IL @ Schubas*
*with Frog Eyes

For more information on PS I Love You, visit www.psiloveyouband.com.

Rich Aucoin Announces Sophomore Album

Photo Credit:  Vanessa Heins

Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins

Rich Aucoin returns with his sophomore album, ‘Ephemeral’ on September 9 via Aucoin’s own imprint Young Enthusiastic Americans Records (YEA Records). Watch the trailer for the album below.

You can also stream the new single, Want To Believe via Soundcloud below

Aucoin now custom orders his trademark parachute (as seen in the Are You Experiencing? video – watch it below) since there are so many devoted and curious fans rushing to get under them at live shows. “Rich Aucoin is already holding stadium-caliber, interactive live spectacles in the confines of clubs”, marveled CBC Radio 3′s Grant Lawrence, “Imagine what this Halifax electro-imagineer could do in a hockey arena!”

Watch the video for Are You Experiencing? below.

“In times like this/I wanna be a believer!,” Aucoin shouts on the driving, dynamic single, Want to Believe, which was mixed by Grammy Award winner Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk). It’s not surprising that he means all times. “I want to believe,” he says, “and am on a quest to try to have as many experiences as I can to elicit belief.”

Rich Aucoin coverAucoin has experienced the same loss and doubt as any other person. On the upbeat Four More Years, he explains the toll his life has taken on him: “I’m alone so much/what good are friends you cannot touch…I fuckin’ miss my friends.”

Lastly and most importantly, Ephemeral was inspired by the story ‘The Little Prince’ (it runs in synchronization with the 1979 claymation film). This album was written to explore the same concepts and themes contained in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children’s novella; “themes of the ephemerality of human existence, the absurdity of life, the values placed upon the pursuit of power, wealth and knowledge,” says Aucoin. Isolation and relationships are a big focus in the book and the record and the realization that our relationships are the most important part of our short existence.

Tour dates:
06/26 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
06/27 – London, ON @ Call the Office
06/28 – St. Catherine’s, ON @ SCENEfest
06/29 – Toronto, ON @ World Pride
06/30 – Saint John, NB @ Market Square (Canada Day Countdown)
07/01 – Fredericton, NB @ Officer’s Square
07/18 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
07/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Bermuda Festival

For more information on Rich Aucoin, visit www.richaucoin.ca.

My Goodness Announce New Album

u34n_mygoodSeattle based rock band My Goodness will release their new full-length album, “Shiver + Shake” on June 24th via Votiv Music. The thirteen track LP was recorded and produced by Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Blind Melon) at London Bridge Studio. My Goodness are offering fans a free download of Shiver + Shake’s first single Cold Feet Killer via Purevolume.com here and you can view the video for the track below.

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Dead Stars Announce New Album

Photo Credit: Danny Krug

Photo Credit: Danny Krug

Brooklyn trio Dead Stars has announced their new LP, “Slumber,” will be out on June 17th via Old Flame Records, which is the follow-up to last summer’s “High Gain” EP. “Slumber” delivers more crunchy guitars and catchy hooks with a touch of ’90s nostalgia. The band has given us the first taste of the new record, and you can listen / download the ultra-catchy Someone Else via Soundcloud below.

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Born Ruffians Release Deluxe Edition of Birthmarks

born-ruffiansToronto’s Born Ruffians have announced the details of the deluxe 2-disc edition version of their album “Birthmarks” due out on March 25th, 2014 via Paper Bag Records - pre-order it here. The two-disc set will include the tracks from original album plus four brand new tracks and five acoustic versions recorded by Luke Lalonde outside of a studio in an intimate setting. Watch the video for super-catchy 6-5000 lifted from the album via YouTube below.

In the meantime, Born Ruffians are debuting two new acoustic tracks and artwork every week until release date on their website here.

khze_BRBirthmarksDeluxeCovere_1Tracklisting:

Disc 1
Needle
6-5000
Ocean’s Deep
Permanent Hesitation
Cold Pop
Golden Promises
Rage Flows
So Slow
With Her Shadow
Too Soaked To Break
Dancing On The Edge Of Our Graves
Never Age

Disc 2
Harmony
Cherry Wine
Oh Cecilia (*Exclusive to CD)
With An Ax
Rage Flows (Acoustic)
Wandering Eye
Needle (Acoustic)
Never Age (Acoustic)
Your Sufferin’ Heart

For more about Born Ruffians, visit www.bornruffians.com.

The Horrors Reveal Details Of Their 4th Album + First Track

horrorsThe Horrors have revealed details of the follow-up to their 2011 release “Skying”. The band’s 4th album, “Luminous was recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, The National). The album will be out on May 6, 2014 via XL Recordings.

i see youI See You is the first track premiered from “Luminous.” The track is a seven-and-half-minute synth anthem recently unveiled at The Fly Awards in London, where The Horrors were joined onstage by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Stereogum exclaimed “the song is a pulsating jam that pushes eight minutes and sounds like the first Horrors song that could really fill a stadium.” Listen to / watch the lyrics video for I See You via YouTube below.

 

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Ausmuteants Announce New Album + Premiere New Track

AUSMUTEANTS-1 Ausmuteants are a four-piece from Geelong, Victoria influenced by avant punk like Chrome, the Screamers, and Devo. As a two-piece, Jake (synth, guitar) and Billy (drums) flushed that obsession with the release of the “Split Personalities tape/CD in 2012.

They’ve since added Marc and Shaun on bass and guitar respectively and worked ’60s songwriting ideas, and disco rhythms into finely crafted pop songs. In 2013,  they hit the studio and recorded twenty-two tracks; the best twelve became Amusements.

Working in partnership with Aarght in Melbourne, Goner Records brings “Amusements” stateside for a proper US release. Listen to the super catchy and super synth hooky Tinnitus, which is lifted from the album below.

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