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.
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.
Kids On A Crime Spree announce that their new single titled Creep The Creeps will be out April 9 via Slumberland Records. Creep The Creeps has been a staple of the group’s live set for a while now, and now you can finally have it on vinyl. Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.
Today, Young Galaxy released their new single New Summer from their upcoming album “Ultramarine” due out via Paper Bag Records on April 23rd. Since it is freaking freezing in Toronto today, we are all dreaming of summer so this is a very fitting day to release the single – you can purchase it here if you like. The New Summer single comes with a “b-side” remix from Montreal’s Doldrums who spins it into weirdo, dancey territory as only he could…and we love it!
Dead Leaf Echo, one of Culture Addict’s faves, have release the second single from their upcoming album, “Thought & Language” which is expected this spring. The track is titled Birth which will be available on 7″ vinyl/Digital via Neon Sigh. You can watch the live version recorded at KEXP in Seattle via YouTube below.
You can also take a listen to the studio version of Birth and the b-side via Souncloud by jumping to the link here - http://soundcloud.com/deadleafecho/sets/birth-7.
The band will be playing a few showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX. If you are at the festival, make sure to check out their shoegazey goodness live – see dates below.
SXSW Tour Dates:
March 13 @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar – 4:00PM
March 14 @ Todd’s Mansion - 6:30PM
March 16th @ Buffalo Billiards w/ The Ocean Blue – 9:00PM
March 17th @ The Volstead w/ The Warlocks - 2:00PM
For more information on Dead Leaf Echo, visit deadleafechonyc.com.
Toronto-based industrial surfgaze trio Odonis Odonis revealed their new single Better, from the upcoming EP of the same name, which is out April 16 via Buzz Records. Listen to the track via Soundcloud below.
The band will be touring this spring as main support for METZ, as well as playing this year’s Austin Psych Fest (w/ Culture Addicts faves A Place to Bury Strangers) and 35 Denton music festival (w/ The Soft Moon). Full tour dates are listed below.
March 9 – 35 Denton @ Hailey’s (Denton, TX) &
April 11 – Monkey House (Burlington, VT) *
April 12 – Cafe Nine (New Haven, CT) *
April 15 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA) *
April 17 – Bowery Ballroom (New York City, NY) *
April 18 – Rock & Roll Hotel (Washington, DC) *
April 20 – Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC) *
April 22 – 529 (Atlanta, GA) *
April 23 – Bottletree (Birmingham, AB) *
April 24 – One Eyed Jacks (New Orleans, LA) *
April 25 – Austin Psych Fest @ Mohawks (Austin, TX) ? *
* w/ METZ
? w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
& w/ The Soft Moon
More about Odonis Odonis?
Industrial surfgaze outfit Odonis Odonis is the brainchild of prolific polymath, Dean Tzenos. Having spent 2012 supporting their debut LP, Hollandaze, with luminaries such as Ty Segall, Fucked Up and Mogwai; Odonis Odonis now return with the “Better” EP (April 16, 2013).
If “Hollandaze” was a campy b-horror movie, than “Better” plays out more like a true cult horror classic. Mixing violent guitar stabs over moody drums and bass, “Better” evokes a sense of looming dread that’s nipping at your heels. The intensity is blindingly twisted. Unpredictable. And you’ll be gripping your seat until your heart comes to a full stop.
1. She’s A Death
4. Robot Surfer
5. Flight Risk
6. Black Bones
For more about Odonis Odonis, visit www.odonisodonis.com.
Noir-Pop New Yorkers MS MR release their brand new single ‘Fantasy’ on March 10th 2013. Their debut album ‘Second Hand Rapture’ will follow in May which has been written and produced by the band with additional production and mixing by Tom Elmhirst. The band will also be on tour in the UK with Bastille through February and March before going on to headline their own show at XOYO in London on March 11 (see dates below).
Listen to Fantasy below via Soundcloud
MS MR are London-born Lizzy and Idaho native Max. The band have come to attention with a unique and thrilling mix of limited edition EP’s, arresting videos, gifs and still imagery, some superlative live shows in the US and Europe and tumblr where the band have quickly become stars within their community using gifs, images and quotes to embed and express themselves.
The Village Voice voted their live show one of the Top 6 shows of Summer in NYC, meanwhile Tom Ford personally chose ‘Hurricane’ for his Spring Summer presentations in September Fashion Week and Jay-Z blogged the video on his Life & Times site with the attendant words ‘empire state of mind’
UK Tour Dates with Bastille:
28-Feb – Liverpool @ Academy 2
1-Mar – Edinburgh @ Liquid Room
2-Mar – Glasgow @ Oran Mor
4-Mar – Preston @ 53 Degrees
5-Mar – Manchester @ Academy 2
7-Mar – Southampton @ Mo Club
8-Mar – Norwich @ Waterfront
9-Mar – Birmingham @ Library
10-Mar – Leeds @ Stylus
11-Mar – London @ XOYO
For more information on MS MR, visit http://bit.ly/MsMr-Official