Monthly Archives: June 2014

Majical Cloudz Announce Tour Dates with Lorde

Image courtesy of Biz 3 Publicity

Montreal artist Majical Cloudz, aka Devon Walsh, has announced that he will be opening for Lorde on her upcoming North American tour.

Walsh will be joined by producer Matthew Otto.

He also shared a free stream of fellow MTL’er Tim Hecker‘s remix of’ Savage’ via Billboard. Majical Cloudz also performed the track for Pitchfork TV;

SUMMER HEADLINE & FESTIVAL DATES

07/11/14 Saugerties, NY The Hudson Project Festival
07/19/14 Toronto, ON TIME Festival
07/20/14 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival
07/26/14 Guelph, ON Hillside Festival

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH LORDE

09/05/14 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/07/14 Lewiston, NY Artpark
09/12/14 Toronto, ON TD Echo Beach
09/14/14 New York, NY Pier 97
09/15/14 New York, NY United Palace
09/16/14 New York, NY United Palace
09/18/14 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
09/22/14 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
09/23/14 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
09/24/14 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
09/26/14 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Pavilion
09/27/14 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/28/14 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
09/30/14 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/02/14 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater – UC Berkeley
10/06/14 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
10/09/14 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
10/10/14 San Diego Open Air Theater


Stream Puce Mary’s ‘Courses’ for Free

Puce Mary has shared a free stream of ‘Courses’ from her EP Persona, out now via Posh Isolation.

The extremely personal six song release features primitive rhythmic patterns to elaborate drone pieces and pain stricken vocals that holds the listener captive.

1. Courses
2. The Viewer
3. Gestures
4. Pigs
5. Impure Fantasy
6. Persona


Chromeo Shares In-Flight Safety Video, Shares Tour Dates

Chromeo have shared an in-flight safety video for their newly acquired airline Mallard Air via Funny or Die.

They also shared additional upcoming tour dates;

 


Stream Disclosure’s Remix of Pharrell’s ‘Frontin”, Featuring Jay-Z (Disclosure Re-Work) for Free

To celebrate their single ‘Latch’ going platinum and selling over 1 million copies, Disclosure will offer a free download of their remix of Pharrell’s ‘Frontin”, featuring Jay-Z (Disclosure Re-Work).

Disclosure have reached quite a few milestones with ‘Latch’ currently sitting at #7 on top 40 radio, the video for the track has received over 50 million views and counting on YouTube and Vevo. Their debut album Settle has sold over 100,000 copies.

The duo will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 4 performing on the outdoor stage.

Catch Disclosure on the following dates;

Aug 1 – Aragon Ballroom-Chicago, IL

Aug 3 – HARD Summer- South El Monte, CA

Aug 6 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

Aug 8 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA


Bas Announces Tour Dates, Shares Tour Video

Queens, NY-via-Paris, FR rapper Bas announced that he will be joining regular collaborator J. Cole on his Dollar and a Dream tour in addition to solo dates.

Bas is signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville/Interscope label.  Bas also released a video chronicling the June 2014 leg of The Last Winter Tour, which took its name from his release of the same name.


Stream You Blew It!’s Cover of Weezer’s ‘My Name is Jonas’ for Free

You Blew It! have shared a free stream of their take on ‘My Name is Jonas’ via USA Today.

The track is taken from their five song You Blue It! EP or Weezer cover songs, out digitally on July 15 and on vinyl on August 12 via Topshelf Records.


The Underground Youth Share Video for ‘Heart on a Chain’

In addition to sharing the video for ‘Heart on a Chain’ from their forthcoming album Sadovaya, out July 1 on Fuzz Club, Manchester’s The Underground Youth have also announced they will be playing Paris Psych Fest in July, dates TBA.

Sadovaya is the four-piece’s fourth release and it was written entirely in St. Petersburg, Russia when Craig Dyer and Olya Dyer were living there. Craig drew inspiration from Russian novelists, Soviet era post-punk bands and Russian cinema. The album takes its title from the street the couple lived on.

“The sound of the album has a raw quality that I was never able to recreate. There’s a genuine naivety to the recordings that makes it my most visceral, personal record,” Craig said in a statement.

Craig formed the Underground Youth in 2009 and Fuzz Club started releasing the and’s music in 2011. Initially it was just Craig and Olya but they soon expanded to a four-piece and gained recognition around the world. They have toured the UK and Europe. Their single saw airplay from Gideon Coe on BBC6. They also jaunted to Austin, Texas to play Reverb Conspiracy Volume One, and event put on by Fuzz Club and Austin Psych Fest.

 


Tricky Announces New Album, Shares First Single

Image courtesy of Tricky’s official website

UK trip-hop artist Tricky has announced that he will release his 11th studio album Adrian Thaws on September 9 via Arts & Crafts.

To celebrate, he’s shared a free stream of the first single ‘Nicotine Love’, featuring Francesca Belmonte;

“Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don’t really know me,” Tricky  said in a statement, explaining the title of the album. “So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place.”

Even though the album bear’s Tricky’s real name, it also his lease introspective release to date as well. The music found on the 13-song release runs the gamut from  hip hop to house, jazz to blues, rock to reggae featuring a crew of international collaborators. It also marks the first time that he’s recorded at his studio in London after living abroad for 20 years in New York, Los Angeles and Paris.

“I suppose this is my club/hip hop album,” he said. “I’ve only heard my music a few times in a club but I grew up in clubs from when I was 14: blues parties, hip hop clubs, a few raves.  I’m not known for doing club music but this album has some club tracks on it — well, what I would consider club music.”

British grime MC Bella Gotti, formerly known as Nolay, makes an appearance on two tracks; ‘Gangster Chronicle’ and ‘Why Don’t You’ “Her style is so aggressive,” Tricky said. “There’s nothing worse than weak hip hop. If I’m going to do it I want it to be intense.”

His daughter Mazy introduced him to London singer Tirzah, who sings on the album’s opener ‘Sun Down’ and ‘Silly Games’.  “She called me and said ‘Dad will you work with Tirzah?’ That’s my daughter A&Ring me, which is cool as fuck.”

Mazy also puts in an appearance on ‘Silver Tongue’,

‘My Palestine Girl’ was inspired by Tricky’s relationship with a Palestinian living in Paris. “Imagine if the love of your life was there,” he said. “It’s a political thing to divide and rule. I’ve been to Israel. The kids I met don’t hate Palestinians. It’s a political thing.”

‘The Unloved’ is another political track, delivered by Tricky’s friend AJ. “I don’t understand how music has got so lost,” says Tricky. “This is what people used to do – speak about politics and society. We’re in fucked-up times now. I might not change anything but at least I’m going to have a voice.”

Showing his upbringing, a combination of rural and urban, black and white and a combination of strong women, Adrian Thaws includes a cover of Janet Kay‘s ‘Silly Games’.

1 Sun Down feat. Tirzah

2 Lonnie Listen feat. Mykki Blanco & Francesca Belmonte

3 Something In The Way feat. Francesca Belmonte

4 Keep Me In Your Shake feat. Nneka

5 The Unloved (Skit)

6 Nicotine Love feat. Francesca Belmonte

7 Gangster Chronicles feat. Bella Gotti

8 I Had A Dream feat. Francesca Belmonte

9 My Palestine Girl feat. Blue Daisy

10 Why Don’t You feat. Bella Gotti

11 Silly Games feat. Tirzah

12 Right Here feat. Oh Land

13 Silver Tongue – When You Go


Stream or Download Free MP3s from Ugly Zoo & Zaleski

Pennsylvania post-hardcore four-piece Ugly Zoo and Ohio sludge rock trio Zaleski have shared a free stream/download of tracks from their forthcoming split, out on July 15 on Fleeting Youth Records.

Ugly Zoo’s track ‘Jawbreaker’ is a emotional yet cathartic track as singer Sean Patten deals with a failed relationship and the depression that followed, ultimately realizing that he’s better off.

Zaleski’s ‘Where Are We?’ starts out slow singer Dan Wymer crooning about getting lost before an explosion of fuzz at the half-way point.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: The Vacant Lots’ ‘6 AM’

In addition to sharing the video for ‘6 AM’ from their debut album Departure, out now, The Vacant Lots also announced the dates of their upcoming UK tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre;

June 28 – Brighton, Concorde 2

July 1 – London, Roundhouse

July 2 – Norwich, Waterfront

July 3 – Bristol, Anson Rooms

July 4 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

July 5 – Glasgow, ABC