Monthly Archives: September 2014

Royksopp Announce Final Album

Image courtesy of the artist’s Facebook page

Royksopp have announced that they will release their fifth and final album The Inevitable End on November 11 via Arts & Crafts.

The duo has shared a free stream of ’Skulls’ to preview the album.

This is their second release in six months, the first being their mini album with Robyn, Do It Again.

“With The Inevitable End we’ve moved into a darker subject matter, with emphasis on the lyrical content. This candid approach feels very both personal, sincere and conclusive,“ Svein Berge said in a statement.

“With this album it became clear we wanted to make an album in a classical sense even if it’s the last one we make,” Torbjørn Brundtland added.

“We feel like this is a goodbye to the traditional album format,” Berge explained. “In our consecutive run of albums, we have been able to say what we want to say and do what we want to do with the LP. We’re not going to stop making music, but the album format as such, this is the last thing from us.”

The Inevitable End features appearances from Jamie Irrepressible, Ryan James (Man Without Country), Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfør and Robyn.

1) Skulls

2) Monument feat. Robyn (T.I.E. Version)

3) Sordid Affair  (Ryan James, Man Without Country)

4) You Know I Have To Go (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)

5) Save Me (Susanne Sundfør)

6) I Had This Thing (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)

7) Rong (Robyn)

8) Here She Comes Again (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)

9) Running To The Sea (Susanne Sundfør)

10) Compulsion (Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles)

11) Coup de Grace

12) Thank You


High Ends Shares Album Stream & Tour Dates

Image courtesy of Dine Alone Records

High Ends, the solo project of Yukon Blonde singer/songwriter Jeffrey Innes, has shared a free stream of his debut album Super Class via CBC Music one week ahead of its October 7 release date on Dine Alone Records.

Innes also announced the dates of his upcoming tour of the US and Canada;

Oct 1 – Calgary, AB – The Republik

Oct 2 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina

Oct 3 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina

Oct 4 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre

Nov 2 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset

Nov 4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

Nov 5 – San Francisco, CA –  Brick & Mortar

Nov 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite

Nov 9 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake

Nov 10 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge

Nov 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

Nov 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery

Nov 14 – New York, NY – Pianos

Nov 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

Nov 16 – Boston, MA – Great Scott

Nov 18 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison

Nov 19 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

Stream or Download Hook N Sling’s Remix of Lana Del Ray’s ‘Ultraviolence’ for Free

In addition to sharing a free stream/download of his remix of Lana Del Ray’s ‘Ultraviolence’, click on the embedded file to download the track, Bondi Beach, Australia-based artist Hook N Sling also unveiled a video of the track via Idolator;

His remix has already garnered a million streams on Soundcloud and YouTube. The video by Ego combines the visuals of the original version with trippy, kaleidoscopic effects.

Hook N Sling has been championed by the likes of Tiesto, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero and more. He’s also collaborated with NERVO, Wolfgang Garner, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, Miike Snow,Axwell and now he’s added Lana Del Rey to that list.

‘Tokyo by Night’ is due out on October 20 on Armada and Hook N Sling also has a release planned in November on Doorn/Spinnin’ Records, release date TBA. Check out Axwell’s remix of ‘Tokyo by Night’ to preview the single;

Hurray for the Riff Raff Launch Anti-Violence Campaign

Image courtesy of Maple Music Recordings/ATO Records

Hurray for the Riff Raff have launched a fundraising campaign for the The Body Electric Fund via Indiegogo. Proceeds from the fund will go towards helping organizations combating crime in marginalized communities.

To kick off the campaign, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Everybody Knows (For Trayvon Martin)’ as well as a video of a liver performance of ‘Body Electric’ at KEXP.

The campaign will run through October 22 with donations going towards creating a video for Hurray for Riff Raff’s ‘The Body Electric’ from their debut album Small Town Heroes. The video will raise awareness about violence against women, minorities and LGBT groups as well a a variety of organizations that work work towards promoting peace in these communities including The Third Wave Fund and The Trayvon Martin Foundation.

“The process of writing ‘The Body Electric’ was very powerful for me,” Hurray For The Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra said in a statement. “I felt the waves of a 26-year span of desires to see all women free from violence crash into me. It was anger, a desire for justice and a dream of change. I hope to use our platform as a band to shine the spotlight on those organizations that do the work that can truly change our futures.”

 The band hopes to raise $20,000 towards the creation of the video and Body Electric Fund. $10,000 will go towards shooting the video and the remainder of the funds will go towards the Body Electric Fund, which is powered by RPM, a non-profit organization that provides artists with the strategy they need to support their activism and philanthropy.

Donations of $10 or more will receive a free download of ‘Everybody Knows (For Trayvon Martin)’,  a song Segarra wrote as a reminder that “we must not forget about the work that lies ahead of us.” Other incentives include to donate include a visit to one of the organizations with Segarra, where she will perform an acoustic set; a Skype Q&A with her handwritten and singed lyrics; and an exclusive song written for donors.

Hurray for Riff Raff also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;

1. Blue Ridge Mountain
2. Crash On The Highway
3. Good Time Blues (An Outlaw’s Lament)
4. End Of The Line
5. The New SF Bay Blues
6. The Body Electric
7. No One Else
8. St. Roch Blues
9. Levon’s Dream

10. I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)

11. Small Town Heroes

12. Forever Is Just A Day

Stream or Download Purple’s Remix of Wet’s ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl’

Wet has joined forces with Portuguese-born producer Purple and WEDIDIT to release a free stream/download of Purple’s remix of ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl’.

Both Wet and Purple will release debut albums in 2015. Wet also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;

10/27/14 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/28/14 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
10/30/14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *
10/31/14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *
11/01/14 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC *
11/02/14 – Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC *
11/03/14 – Exit In – Nashville, TN *
11/04/14 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
11/06/14 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX *
11/08/14 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX *
11/10/14 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO *
11/11/14 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/13/14 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA *
11/14/14 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *
11/15/14 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA *
11/18/14 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR *
11/19/14 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC *
11/20/14 – Neumos – Seattle, WA *
11/23/14 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
11/24/14 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
11/26/14 – Garrison – Toronto, ON
* w/ SOHN

Modern Baseball Announce Tour Dates

Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball will wrap up 2014 with a tour of the US.

This year saw the band’s sophomore album You’re Gonna Miss It All, out now on Run For Cover Records, debut at #84 on the Billboard Charts and the Kyle Thrash-directed video for ‘Your Graduation’ wracked up nearly half a million views on YouTube;

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Empty Moon’s ’75 Degrees’

Oakland-based indie folk band Empty Moon have unveiled the video for ’75 Degrees’ from their forthcoming debut album The Shark, out on November 4 on High Dive Records.

“I wanted the video for “75 Degrees” to be an introduction to my new project and new surroundings,” Brendan Hangauer, aka Empty Moon, explained in a statement. “It was all shot in and around my new home in Oakland as well as during the recording sessions of The Shark in San Francisco. I directed, shot, and edited the video for a photography class I took at a community college in Lake Merritt months after moving to Northern California.”

They also offered a free stream of the track;