Monthly Archives: April 2014

Miranda Mullholland Announces Toronto Album Release Show & Label Launch

Image courtesy of Fontana North

Toronto singer/songwriter/fiddler Miranda Mullholland has announced that she will hold an album release show for her solo debut Whipping Boy and launch her boutique label Roaring Girl Records at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto on May 13 from 7 to 9 pm.

Mullholland will partner with Fontana North to release the album. To celebrate and give a preview of what to expect on May 13, she also shared a video of a live performance of ‘Under the Palms and Pines’ as well as a free stream of the title track;

The album sees her stepping out from her supporting roles in Great Lakes Swimmers and Belle Starr to take the spotlight. Whipping Boy was recorded in Toronto and LA with producer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins.

In addition to Mullholland’s vocals and fiddle playing and Watkins’ guitar work, the album also features appearances from Greg Leisz, Natalie Haas, Burke Carroll and her Belle Starr bandmates Kendel Carson and Stephanie Cadman.

Mullholand is classically trained violinist and singer. She’s also an in-demand fiddle player making appearances on the show Bowfire in addition to playing with Jim Cuddy, Steven Page, Calexico, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins, Alan Doyle, Raine Maida, Dan Mangan, John Borra, The Rattlesnake Choir, Justin Rutledge and more. Her work can be heard on albums from Justin Rutledge, Sarah Slean, Cowboy Junkies and N.Q. Arbuckle

She’s also appeared in assorted theatre productions including the Dora Award-winning production of Parfumerie with Soulpepper in Toronto.

Miranda has quite a few miles under her belt, touring with The Mahones, The Peelers, The Paperboys, The Glengarry Bhoys and Luther Wright and the Wrongs. She was also a member of the Canadian cast of Barrage and the Irish dance show Spirit of Ireland.

1. Whipping Boy
2. Emmaline
3. Bar Rage
4. Hold My Tongue
5. Vanity’s Disguise
6. How Many Times
7. Remember
8. The Palms and the Pines
9. Shiloh
10. Molly Bloom 

Danger Announces New EP, Shares Video

To celebrate the release of his third EP July 2013 on his own label 1789 Records, elusive French producer Danger, aka Franck Rivoire, has unveiled the video for ‘1:30’, which shows the making of his mask;

Rivoire is a graphic designer above all else and he brings a strong visual element to his music, which he designs like a screenplay, using “nerd generation” symbols and icons as well as movies and video games.

With just three EPs under his belt and very little information, he has managed to garner a sizable following with more than 115k fans on Facebook. His live shows blend extreme manga and comic influences with extreme augmented reality. He’s played gigs around the world and remixed La Rou, Estelle ft Kanye West, Empire of the sun, Sébastien Tellier and One Republic.

Since its release on April 28, July 2013 has reached the #5 spot on iTunes Electro chart and #3 on the French iTunes Electro chart.

1. 1:09
2. 1:13
3. 1:30
4. 1:42

Tigers Jaw Announce Third Album

Image courtesy of Brixton Agency

It would seem that the rumors of Tigers Jaw‘s demise were greatly exaggerated.

The Scranton, Pennsylvania duo announced that they will release their third album Charmer on Run For Cover Records on June 3. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Slow Come On’;

The band recorded the album at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive, La Dispute). The 11 track effort includes a re-recording ‘Distress Signals’ from Run For Cover’s Mixed Signals compilation.

With their boy/girl harmonies, Tigers Jaw manage to make the seemingly disparate influences of Fleetwood Mac and Saves the Day work with their shimmering organs and chunky guitars. Catch them on the following dates;

6/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
6/17 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)*
6/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
6/19 – Toronto, CAN @ Hard Luck^
6/20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean^
6/22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre%
6/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court%
6/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill%
6/26 – Torrance, CA @ Center for the Arts Eagle Rock%
6/27  Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse#
6/28  Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse#
6/29  Camarillo, CA @ Rock City#
6/30  Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro#
7/01  Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Clubs#
7/02  Fresno, CA @ Strummers#
7/03  Las Vegas, NV @ S. Nevada Sports Centre#
7/05  Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole#
7/06  Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad#
7/07  Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory#
7/08  Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe#
7/09  Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco#
7/10  Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern#
7/11  Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend#
7/12  Richmond, VA @ Broadberry#
7/13  Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar#
7/15  Long Island, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall#
7/16  Providence, RI @ Met Cafe#
7/17  Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall#
7/19  Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee#
7/20  Ottawa, ON @ Ritual#
7/21  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop#
7/22  Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar#
7/23  Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Bar#
7/24  Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage#
7/25  Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s#
7/26  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird#

* = w/ Pity Sex, Petal, Loose Planes
^ = w/ Pity Sex, Loose Planes
% = w/ Pity Sex, Wild Moth
# = w/ Touché Amoré, Dads

01) Cool
02) Frame You
03) Hum
04) Charmer
05) Nervous Kids
06) I Envy Your Apathy
07) Divide
08) Slow Come On
09) Teen Rocket
10) Softspoken
11) Distress Signal
12) What Would You Do

Stream BOYTOY’s ‘Runner’ For Free

After completing a month-long residency at Niagara in NYC, BOYTOY have shared a free stream of ‘Runner’ from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, out on May 13 on Papercup Music.

The band will hold an EP release show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on May 23.

Only Real Share Video For ‘Cadillac Girl’ & Tour Dates

In addition to unveiling the video for ‘Cadillac Girl’, Only Real, aka Niall Galvin, has also announced the dates of his upcoming tour and shared a free stream of Harry Fraud‘s remix of the track;

Stream Kill Paris’ Foreplay EP For Free

Kill Paris, aka Corey Baker, has shared a free stream of his Foreplay EP, out now via OWSLA. The four song runs the gamut from funk to 80’s synth-pop to R ‘n B.

Stream Kelela, Tink & DJ Dahi’s ‘Want It’ For Free

Kelela joined forces with Tink and DJ Dahi for Your’s Truly and Adidas Originals Songs From Scratch series. The result is ‘Want It’, streaming for free above.

They also shared a “Making of” video;

Kelela also announced a couple live dates;

July 11-13 – Saugerties, NY – Hudson Music Project
July 19 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

Daniel Menche & William Fowler Collins Announce Split LP

Daniel Menche and William Fowler Collins have announced that they will release a split 12″ via Sige Records on May 20.

They have shared free streams of excerpts from the two pieces, Menche’s ‘Raised Coils of the Giant Serpent of Eternity’ and Fowler Collins’ ‘I Heard Only The Eternal Storm’;

Starting out light, Menche’s piece doesn’t take long to dive into cacophonous darkness. Conversely, Fowler Collins’ piece sustains a feeling of tension throughout.

The LP comes in a jacket custom designed by Aaron Turner and Faith Coloccia. The LP will be limited to 250 copies and there will also be a limited run of 150 cassettes.

1. Daniel Menche – “Raised Coils of the Giant Serpent of Eternity” 
2. William Fowler Collins – “I Heard Only the Eternal Storm”

Habits Shares Free MP3s

Habits, aka Dustin Krapes, has shared a free stream/download of the tracks found on his Desert Daze Remixtape, featuring five of the artists who played the Desert Daze Festival over the weekend. The four track release will satisfy both indie rock and dance music fans with his bass-heavy remixes of tracks from Deap Vally, Fever the Ghost, Liphemra, Froth, and Corners.

Krapes’ debut album Unselves in Arrival is out now on Fleeting Youth Records.

Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Duck Sauce’s ‘NRG’

Hot off their performance at Coachella, Duck Sauce have unveiled the video for ‘NRG’ from their latest release Quack.

Directed by Dugan O’Neal and comedian Jon C. Daly, it’s an insane take on late night infomercials with A-Trak and Armand Van Helden getting in on the action themselves.