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The New Pornographers
May 28, 2015 10:20am | Cosequence Of Sound

The New Pornographers are about to head out on the road once again in continued support of their latest album, Brill Bruisers. Before they grace the Primavera stage, however, the band’s unveiled a video for the LP track “Champions of Red Wine”.

Directed by Leblanc + Cudmore, who also helmed their previous clip for “Dancehall Domine”, it follows a middle-aged man who seems to be slogging through a particularly rough phase in his life. He drinks day in and day out at various bars in his Cuban hometown, gets into brawls with random strangers, lusts for women he can’t have, and craves any semblance of a meaningful relationship. Towards the end of the clip, he finds solace at the beach, finally, in a very Mad Men sort of way. Watch below.

(Read: Ranking: The New Pornographers from Worst to Best)

Leblanc + Cudmore’s Scott Cudmore offered his thoughts on the clip:

“Obviously there



Spill (ex-Placeholder, We Were Skeletons) sign to Broken World, release new song "Big Boss" (listen)
May 28, 2015 10:20am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Earlier this year, we mentioned that former members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons formed the band Spill, and put out their debut single "Sucks Either Way.".The band has since signed to Broken World Media (Derrick from TWIABP's label), and they'll release their debut EP on that label later this year. The EP will include the band's brand new track, "Big Boss," which premieres in this post. Like the previous single, "Big Boss" is more in line with Placeholder than We Were Skeletons, which also means it sounds like any number of crunchy '80s/'90s indie rock bands. If you dig stuff like Weezer or Superchunk, this one's probably up your alley. Check it out below.

They've also got a couple shows coming up, including Philly with Hurry and Baltimore with Tim Kinsella. Tour dates are listed below too.

Continue reading "Spill (ex-Placeholder, We Were Skeletons) sign to Broken World, release new song "Big Boss" (listen)" at brooklynvegan



Owen Pallett
May 28, 2015 10:18am | StereoGum
"The Passions," a song off of Owen Pallett's 2013 full-length In Conflict, is a song about forbidden desire and passions falling to ruin. It's a stunning, spine-chilling piece work that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand-straight if you listen to it alone, without distraction. Now, Pallett has shared a … More »



Willis Earl Beal
May 28, 2015 10:18am | StereoGum
For a while, all we had from Chicago's foremost ambient-soul outcast Willis Earl Beal was the piecemeal collection of lo-fi home recordings Acousmatic Sorcery that XL Recordings/Hot Charity rightfully snapped up in 2012. Beal has been vocal before about how the capitalistic aspect of the music industry had a negative impact on his subsequent ability … More »



Christopher Owens released new LP, 'Chrissybaby Forever' (listen) ++ updated tour dates
May 28, 2015 10:15am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Christopher Owens surprised released a new album yesterday. Titled Chrissybaby Forever, it's a little more back-to-basics guitar pop for Owens, who dabbled in country and gospel on his last two albums. (There's also at least one song -- "Me Oh My" -- that shows off Owens' love for Felt.) He told Stereogum:

I was tempted to call this Christopher Owens' Album, because for me it's really about getting back to the basics -- just me playing everything with one other person engineering and producing. It's two heads coming together. In the end I did call in a drummer like we did on Girls' albums to play on a few tracks. I guess the one different thing is that I brought in some friends to sing backup vocals. I wanted them to be amateurs and younger girls and very sweet-sounding. I didn't want gospel-style backup professional vocals. I wanted it to be more like campfire sing-along or something like that.
You can stream the whole album below.

As mentioned, Owens' tour starts next week with two NYC shows: June 20 at Baby's All Right (tickets), and June 21 at Mercury Lounge with EZTV (tickets).

Updated tour dates are listed, along with the LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Christopher Owens released new LP, 'Chrissybaby Forever' (listen) ++ updated tour dates" at brooklynvegan


Watch: Guantanamo Baywatch
May 28, 2015 10:10am | CMJ

Guantanamo Baywatch – Photo by Tony Accosta

Though it’s been years since King Khan & BBQ first came a-crooning, it seems that every trashy indie rock’n’roll combo these days retains that affinity for the melodramtic melodies and greaser harmonies of that perfect midcentury mood music, doo-wop. Speaking of melodramatic greasers, here’s a new kooky clip of a merrily maudlin ballad from those Portland sidewalk surfers, Guantanamo Baywatch.

In this epic video for Too Late, off their recent sophomore slab Darling… It’s Too Late (Suicide Squeeze), the singer chokes on chicken, buys the farm and floats around various layers of the afterlife, crooning and drooling about and on ladies and un-gentlemen. Sure, their nth-generation irony is a little thin, but there’s no denying their dollar beer charms, further enhanced here by no-joke sweeping production (for this ilk) and the suave guest pipes of southern soul-garage singer Curtis Harding. Oh, and definitely pay attention right at the jump for some excellent puns.

So check out the video for Too Late and tour dates, below.


The post Watch: Guantanamo Baywatch – “Too Late” Video; Plus Tour Dates appeared first on CMJ.


Faith Healer
May 28, 2015 10:01am | StereoGum
Jessica Jalbert makes meticulous brocade psychedelia as Faith Healer, and her debut album under that name, Cosmic Troubles, is one of the year's most cohesive records. Today we're premiering the video for "Canonized," a clip that features half of the tight-knit Edmonton music scene holding a Tarot reading and drinking wine spliced with shots … More »



listen to Recycle Culture
May 28, 2015 10:00am | Gorilla Vs Bear

One of the most versatile producers/composers currently doing it returns with his first official release of the year, a stunning new EP called Trapped Goddess. Immerse yourselves in the beautiful, soothing “ambient leftfield hip-hop” vibes below, and download it here.

Trapped Goddess by Recycle Culture


Goldroom shares teen movie-inspired
May 28, 2015 10:00am | The Line Of Best Fit
It's part one of four videos that make a short film for his new EP It's Like You Never Went Away

Kevin Morby
May 28, 2015 9:57am | StereoGum
In the time since he left chilled-out folk-psych experimentalists Woods to strike out on his own, Kevin Morby has solidified his reputation as one of the most consistently winsome songwriters in the underground. Dead Oceans has noticed: The Indiana label, home to prominent modern folk-rockers ranging from Strand Of Oaks to Ryley Walker to the … More »



FFS
May 28, 2015 9:52am | StereoGum
FFS is the supergroup team-up of Franz Ferdinand -- all four members -- and the influential '70s studio-pop weirdos Sparks. Their self-titled debut as a unit is out in a couple of weeks. Together, these guys have all found the same playful, cheeky power-pop wavelength. We've heard their songs "Piss Off," "Johnny Delusional," … More »



EZTZ share "Trampoline" from debut LP, added to tonight's NYC Popfest kickoff, touring with Jacco Gardner & other dates
May 28, 2015 9:52am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Brooklyn trio EZTV have shared another new song, "Trampoline," from their debut album which will be out July 10 via Captured Tracks. (Pre-orders are available.) Like much of the album, "Trampoline" is very very catchy powerpop that packs a lot of hooks into its three-and-a-half-minute running time. If you like the dB's, Let's Active or other bands who count Big Star as an influence, this is probably up your alley. Stream "Trampoline" and a couple other songs off the album, below.

EZTV are a last-minute add to tonight's 2015 NYC Popfest kickoff show which is at Cake Shop (5/28). They replace UK band Young Romance who couldn't make it. Tonight's lineup includes Souvenir Stand, Wildhoney, Roman a Clef, and headliners Beverly. This writer will be DJing in-between sets and tickets are available. They'll also be opening for Christopher Owens at Mercury Lounge on June 21 (tickets) and then playing with No Joy at Baby's All Right on June 23 (tickets).

You can also catch EZTV at NXNE and they'll be on part of Jacco Gardner's upcoming tour. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "EZTZ share "Trampoline" from debut LP, added to tonight's NYC Popfest kickoff, touring with Jacco Gardner & other dates" at brooklynvegan


Shamir
May 28, 2015 9:49am | StereoGum
"Merry Go 'Round" was the debut single by Kacey Musgraves, a pop-country star who broke in 2013 with her album Same Trailer Different Park. The track would go on to win a Grammy for Best Country Song, and now, the honorable Shamir Bailey has covered it for Annie Mac's BBC1 radio show. If you've … More »



Shamir covers Kacey Musgraves
May 28, 2015 9:45am | Cosequence Of Sound

Shamir has been making a swift climb up the ladder of public recognition on the back of his bouncing R&B and hip-hop tunes. But the young North Las Vegas native isn’t afraid to Ratchet it down a notch, either, as he proved with a recent appearance on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 Session broadcast. After chatting it up with Mac about his swift rise, his breakthrough hit “On the Regular” (“definitely a joke song”), and his band’s live performance, Shamir turned in a cover of Kacey Musgraves


It Looks Sad.
May 28, 2015 9:38am | StereoGum
It Looks Sad.'s wiry, excitable debut EP last year was a real gem, and the Charlotte-based band is following that up with Kaiju, a digital single featuring two new tracks. The A-side to that release is "Creature," a spirited and crisp song that sticks within the confines of the sound they established on that … More »


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