Monthly Archives: January 2013

Looking For A Place T.O. Happen, February 1 & 2

Admittedly, this weekend is a bit slow but there are still a couple great bets if you’re looking to catch some live music.

The Rivoli has a solid line-up tomorrow night with Paint, Patrick Lehman, Jet Coaster and BMac & KRea. Cover is $8. For a preview of what to expect, the band is streaming the final set of residency at C’est What in Toronto for free here.

Maloo, aka Maylee Todd, is playing the Music Gallery with Jesse Futerman on February 1. Cover is $10 and it’s an early one with doors opening at 7 pm.

Saturday night sees the Rattlesnake Choir roll into the Cameron House. It’s another early one with doors opening at 6 pm. No cover listed but it’ll probably be around $10.

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Heavy Hawaii Raise Goosebumps On New LP

Image courtesy of We Are Solid Gold

San Diego duo Heavy Hawaii have announced they will release their latest album Goosebumps on March 19 via Art Fag Recordings.

For a preview of what to expect, they’re offering a free download/stream of the track ‘Airborne Kawasaki’ here.

“The title came from a T2 (Terminator 2) trading card, where the T1000 is bursting through a window three floors up. The lyrics are lazy and carefree,” lead songwriter Matt Bahamas said in a statement explaining the song’s lyrics.

The music that Bahamas and his bandmate guitarist Jojo Keylargo has been described as “warped Disney songs.” They have a record release party coming up in their hometown, see below for deets;

03/18 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah


Chalk And Numbers Go On Parade On New EP

Image by Art Boonparn

Brooklyn duo Chalk And Numbers have announced that they will release their debut EP Parade on March 12.

To give a little taste, they’re offering a free stream of the single ‘Boy’ here.

Singer Sable Yong and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Andrew Pierce produced the album using analog equipment to give it a retro feel that’s missing from a lot of modern recordings. Pierce’s brother Dennis served as co-producer.

“A lot of current bands reference the past but feel the need to drown it in fuzz or reverb, we wanted to stay away from that,” Andrew Pierce said in a statement.

The band also plans to release their debut LP this year, release date TBA.


Stream Or Download Rhye’s Mixtape For Free

Stream Or Download Rhye’s Mixtape For Free

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Rhye is offering a free mixtape featuring romantic tunes for all the lovers.

His debut album Woman is out on March 5 on Innovative Leisure/Loma Vista/Republic.


Stream Or Download Notes To Self’s ‘Sky Light’ For Free

Stream Or Download Notes To Self’s ‘Sky Light’ For Free

Toronto hip-hop crew Notes To Self are offering a tease of their forthcoming debut Target Market, out on February 26.


Bleached Ride Out On Tour

L.A. sister duo Bleached have announced that they’re hitting the road in support of their debut album Ride Your Heart, out on April 2 via Dead Oceans.

The album brings Jennifer and Jessie Clavin’s myriad of influences, everyone from The Ramones to Fleedwood Mac, together on the releases 12 tracks. For a preview, check out the track ‘Next Stop’ below;

Check out the album artwork and tracklisting then keep scrolling down for the tour dates.

1. Looking For A Fight
2. Next Stop
3. Outta My Mind
4. Dead In Your Head
5. Dreaming Without You
6. Waiting By The Telephone
7. Love Spells
8. Searching Through The Past
9. Ride Your Heart
10. Dead Boy
11.Guy Like You
12. When I Was Yours

TOUR DATES

2/20/23 @ Stanford University – Stanford, CA
3/09/13 @ Lowbrow Palace -El Paso, TX  $
3/11/13 @ Cine El Rey, Galax Z Fair II – McAllen, TX*
3/14/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/15/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/16/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/17/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/22/13 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA**
4/12/13 @ Red 7 – Austin, TX !
4/13/13 @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX !
4/14/13 @ Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA !
4/15/13 @ The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL  !
4/16/13 @ The Earl – Atlanta, GA !
4/17/13 @ The Pinhook – Durham, NC !
4/18/13 @ DC9 – Washington DC !
4/19/13 @ Kenyon College – Gambier OH !
4/20/13 @ Haverford College – Philadelphia, PA !
4/20/13 @ The Fire – Philadelphia, PA !
4/21/13 @ TT & the Bear’s – Cambridge,  MA !
4/23/13 @ Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY !
4/24/13 @ Il Motore – Montreal, QC !
4/25/13 @ The Silver Dollar – Toronto, CA !
4/26/13 @ Metro Times Festival – Detroit, MI
04/27/13 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL #
4/28/13 @ Turf Club – St, Paul, MN ^
5/01/13 @ Chop Suey – Seattle, WA ^
5/02/13 @ Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC ^
5/03/13 @ Star Theatre – Portland, OR ^
5/04/13 @ Blank Club – San Jose, CA ^
5/05/13 @ Independent – San Francisco, CA ^
5/08/13 @ Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA ^

$ with White Lung
* with Cloud Nothings
** with Black Lips, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and more

! w/ Hunters
# w/ Hunters & Ex-cops
^ w/ Ex-cops

John Grant Reveals The Ghosts That Haunt Him On Second Album

John Grant by Hörður Sveinsson

John Grant announced that he will release his sophomore album Pale Green Ghosts on May 14 on Partisan Records. The track ‘Black Belt’ is available for free download/stream here.

The album comes at the end of an extraordinary journey for the Michigan and Colorado-bred singer/songwriter that saw him go from a life of substance abuse to working with artists such as  Sinead O’Connor, (Who contributes vocals on the new album.) Rumer and Hercules & Love Affair as well as having his music featured in the award-winning film Weekend.

The last few years have seen Grant move from Colorado to Germany to study languages to New York after his folk/noir country band The Czars split up. He’s also resided in New York, London, Berlin and Iceland, where he recorded the bulk of his new album.

The title track was inspired by Grant’s drives to Denver in the 80’s to go to the dance clubs there, something that had an influence on Pale Green Ghosts’ electronic elements.

“I’d take the I-25, between Denver and Boulder, which was lined with all these Russian olive trees, which are the pale green ghosts of the title: they have this tiny leaves with silver on the back, which glow in the moonlight,” Grant explained in a statement. “The song is about wanting to get out of a small town, to go out into the world and become someone and made my mark.”

Album artwork and tracklisting is below;

 

1. Pale Green Ghosts

2. Black Belt

3. GMF

4. Vietnam

5. It Doesn’t Matter To Him

6. Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore

7. You Don’t Have To

8. Sensitive New Age Guy

9. Ernest Borgnine

10. I Hate This Town

11. Glacier