Monthly Archives: March 2015

toe Announce Tour Dates

Image courtesy of Earshot Media

Japanese post-rockers toe have announced the dates of their second headlining tour of the US.

The band already has a huge following in Japan and around the world thanks to the Web. They have had the same line-up since 2000 and they have expanded their mostly acoustic sound to include a variety of instruments including acoustic guitars, rhodes pianos and vibraphones.

Stream Free MP3s from Candy Darling

Bristol’s Candy Darling have shared free streams of ‘Going Straight’ and ‘Waves’ from their Going Straight 7″.

The trio came together over their mutual love of proto punk, rock ‘n roll and noir romanticism. ‘Going Straight’ is an ode to vocalist Emily Breeze’s lament to vulgar lifestyle she doubtlessly inherited from her great uncle and professional literary rebel Brendan Behan.

Stream Tei Shi’s Verde for Free

Tei Shi has shared a free stream of her Verde EP two weeks ahead of its April 14 release on Arts & Crafts via Hype Machine.

Her previous release, the Saudade EP, is also streaming for free;

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Migos’ ‘One Time’

The Ninian Doff-directed video for Migos‘ ‘One Time’ sees the trio retracing their steps at a wild party that is frozen in time.

‘One Time’ was created for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards and features appearances from Workaholics Blake Anderson and football player DeSean Jackson of The Redskins.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: J. Cole’s ‘G.O.M.D’

In addition to sharing the Lawrence Lamont-directed video for ‘G.O.M.D’, J. Cole has also unveiled the dates of his upcoming Forest Hills Drive tour;

3/29 – Birmingham, AL -Iron City

3/31 – Columbus, OH -LC Pavilion

4/1 – Nashville, TN -Marathon Music Works

4/3 – Richmond, VA – The National

4/4 – Rochester, NY – Waterstreet Music Hall

4/7 – Providence, RI – Lupos

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 2 : The Journey

4/30 – Zurch, Switzerland – Komplex 4575/1 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik

5/2 – Frankfurt, Germany – Gisbon

5/4 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

5/5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns

5/6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

5/8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys

5/9 – Amerstadam, Holland – Heineken Music Hall +

5/10 – Paris, France – Olympia +

5/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix

5/13 – Glasgow, UK – 02 Academy+

5/14 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena +*

5/15 – Birmingham, UK -Barclaycard Arena +*

5/16 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena +*

5/18 – London, UK – The 02+*

+ w/ Jhené Aiko

* w/ Pusha T

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 3 : Hollywood

7/12 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/14 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/17 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

7/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

7/21 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

7/24 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

7/25 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre **

7/26 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/28 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/31 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

8/3 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

8/4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

8/6 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center

8/7 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

8/8 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre

8/9 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live

8/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

8/12 – Charlotte, NC  – PNC Music Pavilion

8/13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

8/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

8/16 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/18 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre

8/21 -Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/22 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater

8/23 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/25 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

8/29 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Complex

**BIG SEAN not on show

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Action Bronson’s ‘Baby Blue’

Action Bronson has unveiled the video for ‘Baby Blue’ from his new album Mr. Wonderful, out now on Vice/Atlantic.

The video was released in conjunction with the YouTube Music Awards and features Bronson playing a series of characters in a slew of scenarios before ending up performing at a social hall with Chance the Rapper. His co-hort Big Body Bes films the video on a handheld camera and eventually ends up as part of Bronson’s backing band, wearing a baby blue suit.

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: Zebrahead’s ‘Devil on my Shoulder’

Zebrahead have shared the video for ‘Devil on my Shoulder’ from their forthcoming album The Early Years – Revisited, out on April 21 on Rude Records.

The clip features Jean-Ken Johnny from Man With A Mission.

“Excited for everyone to see our new video for ‘Devil on My Shoulder.’ I had sand stuck in my butt crack for days after jumping in the ocean in my clothes. And damn was it cold!” Zebrahead’s Ben Osmundson said in a statement.

“The song ‘Devil On My Shoulder’, featuring Jean-Ken Johnny is highly addictive to listen to and was a blast to record. It’s great to work with a band like Man With A Mission. The band is very talented and great to collaborate with. I think everyone is going to really enjoy singing along when we play the song live!” his bandmate Ali Tabatabaee added.

The Early Years – Revisited features re-recorded versions of fan favorites and classic tracks as well as a bonus track and a new one.

Since forming in 1996, the band has released 10 albums, toured the world and received a Grammy nomination for their cover of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’.

“What’s strange is that kids are getting younger and younger every time we tour” says Zebrahead vocalist Ali Tabatabaee “I really don’t know where they hear us or where they get our music from, but it truly is inspiring for us to keep writing and making music to see these kids showing up to the show and being such hardcore fans. I can’t explain it. We’re really fortunate”

1. Check

2. Get Back

3. Jagoff

4. Someday

5. Playmate of The Year

6. Now Or Never

7. Wasted

8. Rescue Me

9. Into You

10. Hello Tomorrow

11. Falling Apart

12. Sex, Lies and Audiotape (Bonus physical only)

13. Devil on My Shoulder (New Song)

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: Calvin Love’s ‘Daydream’

Toronto’s Calvin Love has shared the video for ‘Daydream’ from his new album Super Future, out on June 16 on Arts & Crafts.

Love will play Field Trip at Fort York in Toronto on June 6.

Super Future is a projection of my hopes & dreams, a snapshot into my life, a time capsule of work to reflect upon,” he said in a statement. “My vision highway to self- discovery through song, love, and experience. Driving the dream through the confound paths of outside influences & expectations. Keeping a straight line through the darkness, with only one headlight and knowing that the strange, the beautiful and the unknown are nothing but my best friend.”

Based in Edmonton Alberta, Love recorded the album himself at Cool Creep Studio in his hometown.

1. Girl

2. The Rush

3. Automaton

4. I Wanna Know

5. Calls From Jupiter

6. Luna

7. Daydream

8. Down The Well

9. Creepin

10. You & I


Videos for a Lazy Saturday: The Good Boys’ ‘Single Malt Shop’

Toronto’s The Good Boys have shared the video for ‘Single Malt Shop’ from their 7″ single of the same name. The single is out on March 31 via Culvert Music.

They’re holding a release party for the single at the Smiling Buddha in Toronto on March 31. It’s a free show. The single will be for sale along with their previous single “I’m Not Pretending”. They’ll be joined by Lum (Bedroomer) and Mune.

The video features the band downing tumbler after tumbler of the good stuff to quell the ache of a broken heart.

The Good Boys came together in 2013 and have a sound that harkens back to the classics like The Beach Boys and The Beatles and an era when bands dressed sharply.

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: DAVIDS’ ‘Right On’

DAVIDS hate appearing in front of the camera so they had Cayuga, ON black metal band Apocryphal Avulsion appear in their place in the video for ‘Right On’ from their 0613 EP. The video was directed by DIVORCE (Arkells, The Dirty Nil) and edited by Christopher Mills (Interpol, Broken Social Scene, Modest Mouse).