Superchunk will release ”I Hate Music”, the band’s tenth studio album, on August 20 via Merge Records on CD, LP and digital. The limited-edition deluxe LP will be pressed on colored vinyl and include a bonus 7-inch containing two non-album tracks, along with an “I Hate Music” stencil. Both the standard and deluxe LPs will be issued on 150-gram vinyl and feature a die-cut sleeve. All pre-orders in the Merge store will come with an “I Hate Music” poster, the first 200 of which will be signed by the band, so get on this one early.
After taking nearly a decade off following the release of “Here’s To Shutting Up”, the band decided to come back with “Majesty Shredding”, an album well described by its own title. It’s a celebratory set of whoa-whoa-whoas from a group so thrilled by making music together again that they can’t contain themselves.
Dustedrelease a new music video for Bruises off their latest album “Total Dust”. The shimmering flares of sunlight and soft focus of the video pairs perfectly with Dusted’s fuzzed out guitars and haunting vocals.
Director Ben Portas, who is a longtime friend and collaborator of Dusted’s label Hand Drawn Dracula (one of Culture Addicts’ favourite), shot the video in remote Australia, taking advantage of his surroundings to craft a beautiful visual interpretation of the song.
Montreal duo Valleys revealed the second single, Hounds, which is lifted their upcoming album, ‘Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?‘. The digital single features a remix by WMX and is available today via iTunes and Spotify. Continue reading →
Toronto’s Hooded Fang have announced their third full-length release, entitled ‘Gravez’. The album will be released in the US on May 28 via the UK label Full Time Hobby and Daps Records will release it in Canada. Continue reading →
Electronic music innovators, Mouse On Mars, haveremixed Brandt Brauer Frick’s Broken Pieces, featuring vocals by Jamie Lidell. Mouse On Mars have messed around with the track and made it weird, yet still accessible. Listen to the remix below via Soundcloud.
!!! have shared their latest single One Girl/One Boy which is lifted from their new album “THR!!!ER” due out on April 30. This track is a follow up to the sample-based Slyd, and you can listen via YouTube below.
Perhaps the most remarkable impact the internet has had on the music industry is the speed at which it can propel an artist to fame. Whereas in the past, a pair of promising singles would have left a band still on the hunt for a record deal, one hit song on SoundCloud or YouTube now seems to be all it takes to achieve worldwide fame. Wednesday evening’s Canadian Music Fest showcase of Glasgow’s Chvrches is one of the more stunning examples of this. Continue reading →