Monthly Archives: June 2015

Videos for a Lazy Sunday Andrenachrome’s ‘New Beginnings’ & ‘Something is Nothing’

Lincolnshire artist Andrenachrome, aka Steve Eyre, has shared the videos for the title track from his forthcoming debut album New Beginnings and ‘Something is Nothing’, also found on the album, out soon on Silent Smile, release date TBA.

The album represents a shift in style for Eyre who spent most of his career in guitar-based bands while retaining a love of electronic music. He’s spent the last decade studying the genre and avoid picking up a guitar, outside of an electro-bass. The result is a genre-shifting effort.

He also shared a free stream of the album via his Bandcamp page;

01 Empires
02 Golden Gates
03 Your Final Dream
04 Odyssee de l’espace
05 New Beginnings
06 Divide & Funk
07 Go Tropo
08 Veritas
09 Something is nothing
10 Spaghettification
11 Schadenfraude
12 Sex & Droids & Rock n Roll
13 Orbit of solitude

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Videos for a Lazy Sunday: TOPS’ ‘Sleeptalker’

Montreal’s TOPS have shared the visually intimate video for ‘Sleeptalker’ from their current release Picture You Staring, out now via Arbutus Records, and the dates of their upcoming tour;

August 8th | Kingston, ON | The Wolfe Island Music Festival
October 15th | San Fransisco, CA | Academy Of Sciences
October 26th | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry*
October 27th | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall*
October 29th | Detroit, MI | Marble Bar*
October 30th | Toronto, ON | The Horseshoe*
October 31st | Montreal, QC | Theatre Fairmont*
November 1st | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg*
November 2nd | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall*
November 5th | Dallas, TX | Dada*
November 6th | Austin, TX | Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest)*
November 9th | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar*
November 10th | Los Angeles, CA | The Roxy*
November 11th | San Diego, CA | The Hideout*
November 12th | San Fransisco, CA | The Independent*
November 13th | Portland, OR | Doug Fir*
November 14th | Seattle, WA | Barboza*
November 21st | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore*

* w/ support from Molly Nilsson


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Hemingway’s ‘No Hard Feelings’

Portland’s Hemingway has shared the video for ‘No Hard Feelings’ from their debut full-length Pretend to Care, out now via 6131 Records, and shared the dates of their upcoming tour;


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Kobra & the Lotus’ ‘Black Velvet’

Kobra and the Lotus have shared the video for ‘Black Velvet’ from their forthcoming EP Words of the Prophets, out on August 28 on Titan Music.

The video is a vintage-glam inspired cover of Alannah Myles’ 1989 hit. The EP features covers of tracks from other Canadian artists such as April Wine, Truimph and BTO. Words of the Prophets was produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down). He also produced their most recent album High Priestess.

Led by classically-trained frontwoman Kobra Paige, the band has toured with Def Leppard, Judas Priest and provided support for KISS on their 40th anniversary tour. They’ve also played festivals around the world such as the UK’s Download, Sonisphere (Spain), Hellfest (France), Gods Of Metal (Italy), Bloodstock (UK) and more.

Catch Kobra and the Lotus on the following dates;

AUGUST

5         Salt Lake City, UT                  Music Garage

6         Colorado Springs, CO           Sunshine Studios

7         Denver, CO                            The Roxy Theatre

8         Gallup, NM                              The Juggernaut

9         Las Vegas, NV                        LVCS

11        Phoenix, AZ                            Club Red

12        Fullerton, CA                           Slidebar

13        San Jose, CA                          Rockbar Theater

14        San Francisco, CA                 DNA Lounge


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Rah Rah’s ‘Chip Off the Heart’

Director Chris Laxton of Dynasty Artists had this to say about the video for Saskatchewan’s Rah Rah‘s ‘Chip Off the Heart’;

“Inspired from the bands visuals online, we ran with the look of the cosmos taking creative liberties and conjuring up a psychedelic world that reflects the esoteric lyrics of this break-up song. The constantly moving and forever evolving visuals take us from the vastness of space to the confines of a dense forest and back again, reminding us that we are the creators of our own reality. So in other words, enjoy the ride and don’t panic.

The track can be found on their upcoming release Vessels, out on September 11 on Hidden Pony Records.

Rah Rah also announced fall tour dates;

September 5th Bala Kee To Bala (with Sam Roberts Band)
September 6th Bala Kee To Bala (with Sam Roberts Band)
September 11th Toronto The Horseshoe Tavern
September 12th Hamilton Supercrawl
September 19th Fredericton Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Shura’s ‘White Light’

Shura‘s ‘White Light’ was inspired by her twin brother so he took an appropriate starring role in the video for the track.

It was shot in 35mm in Cheddar Gorge.

Shura also shared a free stream of the Gabe Gurnsey Factory Floor Remix of the track;


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Rhett Miller’s ‘Most in the Summertime’

Rhett Miller has shared the video for ‘Most in the Summertime’ from his current release The Traveller, out now.

The Max Nichols-directed video follows the same bouncy with a dark undercurrent mood of the song.

Miller wrote and performed most of The Traveller on his own but he received some help from Black Prairie, a Portland-based band that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer and shared members with The Decemberists. Peter Buck of REM also played guitar on the album.

In addition to his solo project, Miller is also a member of The Old ’97‘s touring band. Catch him on the following solo dates and with The Old ’97’s;

7/2 – Dallas TX – Barefoot at the Belmont

7/24 – Cambridge, MA – Atwood’s Tavern

8/27 – Amagansett, NY – Stephen Talkhouse

9/25-9/26 – Greennough, MT – The Resort at Paws Up

OLD 97’S TOUR DATES

7/18 – New Braunfels, TX – White Water Amphitheater

8/8 – San Antonio, TX – Lone Star Brewery

8/15 – Houston, TX – Silver Street Studios

8/22 – Dallas, TX – Gilley’s

8/29 – Austin, TX – Fair Market

9/10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

9/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

9/12 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

9/13 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox

9/14 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

9/16 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews

9/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

9/18 – Hollywood, CA – Troubador

9/19 – Del Mar, CA – KAABOO

9/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

9/21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

9/23 – Amarillo, TX – Golden Light Cinema

9/24 – Tahlequah, OK – Medicine Stone Festival

10/3 – Dallas, TX – Lake Highlands Oktoberfest

10/15 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center

10/16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

10/17 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

10/19 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

10/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

10/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

10/23 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt

10/24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

10/26 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

10/27 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

10/28 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

10/29 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room

10/30 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room