San Diego’s Crocodiles are set to release their new album, “Endless Flowers”, on June 5 via Frenchkiss Records. The album is the follow-up to 2010’s “Sleep Forever“.
Take a listen to their new track Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) which is a super catchy, jangly, fuzzed out track. This song will put a smile on your face and make you tap your foot immediately. The 7″ single is available on March 26 via Souterrain Transmissions.
Mystery Jets have revealed the details of their fourth album, ‘Radlands’ which will be out on April 30, 2012 through Rough Trade Records.
Blaine Harrison from the band explains a bit about recording in America, and why they chose the album title.
“We’ve always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film ‘Badlands’ and Redlands, Keith Richard’s Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river. All we brought on the plane were the guitars on our backs, so we ended up borrowing all this amazing valve gear from an old guy called jack who ran a little studio up in the hills-which is why the songs sound the way they do. In the daytime we wrote lyrics on the porch and in the evenings a family of Deer would gather in the back yard to hear us play. Some nights we drove into town to drink and bring people back to play on the songs.”
2 You Had Me At Hello
3 Someone Purer
4 The Ballad Of Emmerson Lonestar
5 Greatest Hits
6 The Hale Bop
7 The Nothing
8 Take Me Where The Roses Grow
9 Sister Everett
10 Lost In Austin
Mystery Jets will be playing some UK shows later this Spring.
Leeds Brudenell (March 28)
Hartlepool Studio (29)
Carlisle Brickyard (30)
Newcastle Cluny (April 1)
Hull Fruit (3)
Birmingham Rainbow (4)
Cardiff The Gate (11)
Norwich Arts Centre (12)
Nottingham Bodega (14)
Stoke Sugarmill (15)
Sheffield Queen’s Social Club (16)
Oxford Bullingdon (18)
Tunbridge Wells Forum (19)
Cambridge Junction (20)
Bath Moles (21)
O2 Academy Brixton (May 18)
Watch ‘Show Me The Light’ from their previous album, Serotonin.
The Enemy’s new single Gimme The Sign is the first track from the band’s new album “Streets In The Sky” to be released this spring. The track was produced by The Bronx’s Joby J. Ford (The Bronx are Culture Addicts favourites), Gimme The Sign and Ford’s influence is immediately evident. Much heavier than The Enemy’s earlier recordings whilst still maintaining the anthemic sound of their first album “We’ll Live and Die in These Towns“, Gimme The Sign couples Tom Clarke’s signature chanting vocals with strong, propulsive drums and full sounding guitars.
Norwegian band 120 Days have released the second single from their new album, II, which is due out on March 6, 2012. The album is the follow-up to their self-titled debut which is still a Culture Addicts favourite. The band says that the gap between releases is due to the fact that they ‘entirely scrapped their original follow up’ and started over; I am hoping this release is worth the wait and from the sound of the latest single, it will be.
Over the past five years, the band has also gained some new influences that have moulded the sound on the new record. They have been listening to “the hard minimalist industrial sound of Detroit Techno, the transcendental drone jazz of (early) Alice Coltrane, and the over-the-top orchestral maximalism of Wagnerian opera.”
The single, ‘Dahle Disco’, is an instrumental track with squelching synths and danceable drums which was named after band member Jonas Dahl. Listen to the track below.
Today, Hospitality released their new video for ‘Friends of Friends’ lifted from their self-titled debut album.
The video was directed by Scott Jacobson (who also directed Superchunk’s video for ‘Digging for Something’) and features Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development and Gabe Delahaye of Videogum. The video shows the difficulties of a long-distance relationship set in locations in New York & Los Angeles.
Hospitality is released on 1/31 via Merge and is available as pre-order on CD and LP now in the Merge store. Pre-order customers will also receive via e-mail Hospitality’s 6-song EP from 2008, which was recorded in their Red Hook apartment by Karl Blau on a 4-track recorder. Pre-orders come with a poster and 5-postcard set, while supplies last.
02/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery (Record Release Show)
02/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall+ (Noise Pop)
02/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour+
02/29 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
03/02 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
03/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
03/04 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
03/09 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
03/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
03/11 – Orlando, FL @ Orange You Glad Festival
Today, The Balconies released their new music video for their track ‘Kill Count’ which is the lead single from their forthcoming Kill Count EP. The Toronto-based will officially release the Kill Count EP on February 28th via Coalition/Warner. The music video was produced by Anna Junger and directed by Alon Isocianu at Reactiv Pictures.
The 5 song Kill Count EP will be available digitally and physically across Canada on February 28th, 2012. The band will tour in support of the new release with dates in Ontario and the east coast (to be announced soon) before heading to South by Southwest Festival, returning home for Canadian Music Week and performing at Edgefest in the summer.
Jan. 28 @ Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto (w. Nightbox)
Feb. 9 @ Historic Red Dog, Peterborough (w. USS)
Feb. 10 @ The Blind Duck Pub, Mississauga (Rock for a Breast Fundraiser)
Feb. 11 @ Casbah, Collingwood, ON
Feb. 18 @ The Sanctuary, Ridgeway, ON
Jul. 14 @ Downsview Park, Toronto (Edgefest)
Youth Lagoon are back with a beautiful, haunting new track ‘July’. This is the only way to describe this track by Boise’s DIY popster, Trevor Powers, lifted from his debut album, The Year Of Hibernation, which is out now on Fat Possum.