Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stream or Download WOKE’s ‘The Lavishments of Light Looking’ for Free

WOKE, a supergroup consisting of Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces spearheaded by Flying Lotus, have shared a free stream/download of ‘The Lavishments of Light’ featuring vocals from George Clinton.

To download the track, click on the embedded Soundcloud file.

The track was originally planned to be a release from Flying Lotus before he decided to unveil a song from WOKE instead.

Stream Hazel English’s ‘Fix’ for Free

Sydney, Australia-via-Oakland singer Hazel English has shared a free stream of ‘Fix’ from her forthcoming EP Never Going Home, out this fall, release date TBA.

Stream Free MP3s from Big Grams (NSFW Cover Art)

Big Grams, the collaboration between Big Boi of Outkast and Phantogram, have shared free streams of ‘Goldmine Junkie’, ‘Lights On’ and ‘Fell in the Sun’ from their self-titled debut, out on September 25 on Epic Records.

The band will make their debut on September 24 on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Stream Mesa Luna’s ‘Ruins’ for Free

Vancouver’s Mesa Luna has shared a free stream of ‘Ruins’ from their Crux EP, out this fall on tape through the ndb label, release date TBA.

The duo of Justice McLellan and Alex Cooper had this to say about the track; “‘Ruins’ expresses the frustration of having a communication breakdown with someone you love or once loved.  It’s that constant back and forth that circles around and around late into the night with no resolution. Exhaustion is apparent in the verses that leads up to the self-realizing line “why do I keep hanging on”… The answer to that I don’t fully understand but it makes me think of the alluring nature of degraded places of another time.  It’s easy to romanticize ruins and want to preserve them, whether it’s degenerating architecture or a failed relationship.”

Stream or Download Doomstarks’ ‘Lively Hood’ for Free

Doomstarks, a collaboration between Ghostface Killah and DOOM have shared a free stream/download of ‘Lively Hood’ via Adult Swim’s Singles Program.

The track will be available on a 7″ single via DOOM’s newly launched imprint as well as Metalface/Naturesounds.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: David Newberry’s ‘Coyote’

David Newberry has shared the video for ‘Coyote’ from his third album Replacement Things.

Newberry is currently on the road in support of Replacement Things;

September 13 – Vancouver, BC – Hindenburg – With The Nautical Miles
September 17 – Edmonton, AB – Wunderbar – With Picture The Ocean
September 19 – Calgary, AB – Ship & Anchor (Afternon Show)
September 19 – Calgary, AB – Wine-Ohs (Evening Show)
September 20 – Calgary, AB – House Concert – With Kent McAllister
October 1 – Toronto, ON – Cameron House (Album Release Show) – With Scott Cook
October 2 – Toronto, ON – Cameron House (Album Release Show) – With Don Kerr’s Communism
October 22 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood – With Jenny Ritter
October 29 – Toronto, ON – C’est What – With DoneFors
November 7 – Niagra Falls, ON – Old Stone Inn Boutique – With Miss Quincy
November 12 – Peterborough, ON – The Garnet – With Miss Quincy
November 14 – Montreal, QC – Le Cagibi – With Miss Quincy
November 27 – Wakefield, QC – Kaffe 1870 – With Miss Quincy

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: The Subways’ ‘Good Times’

UK rockers The Subways have shared the video for ‘Good Times’ from their forthcoming Good Times Live EP, out on September 25 on Bodan Kuma Recordings.

The EP is their first US release since 2011’s Money and Celebrity.  The EP was recorded during their set at the Open Air Gampel festival by Swiss Radio and Television.

The Subways first appeared in 2005 when the then teenage trio released their debut album Young for Eternity and the single ‘Rock & Roll Queen’. They followed it with the Butch Vig-produced 2008 effort All or Nothing. The album was written during a trying time with bandmates Billy Lunn and Charlotte Cooper in the midst of a break-up and Lunn was fighting to save his voice after having nodules removed from his vocal chords.

The band’s 2011 effort Money and Celebrity was influenced by just that; celebrity culture and reckless spending.

The Subways have plans to return to the US for a tour in spring 2016.

1. Good Times (Studio Version)

2. Good Times (Live with SFR at Open Air Gampel)

3. We Get Around (Live with SFR at Open Air Gampel)

4. Taking All The Blame (Live with SFR at Open Air Gampel)

5. Rock & Roll Queen (Live with SFR at Open Air Gampel)

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Gang Signs’ ‘Tonight’

Vancouver’s Gang Signs have unveiled the video for ‘Tonight’, the third single from their forthcoming debut album Geist, out on October 2 on File Under: Music.

Gang Signs is the new project from HUMANS‘ Peter Ricq along with drummer drummer Adam Fink and keyboardist/vocalist Matea Sarenac. The trio conceives their songs on guitar and has them demoed within four hours.

“They are purposefully written in a traditional verse, chorus, verse format, and to really make the cut they must make you want to move,” Ricq said in a statement.

01. Mate
02. Antidote
03. SW
04. LA On Monday
05. Silver
06. Back Up
07. So Long
08. Tonight
09. Heist
10. Stay Awake

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Blood and Glass’ ‘Paper Heart’

Blood and Glass have unveiled the Nick Snyder-directed video for ‘Paper Heart’ from their debut album Museum With No Walls, out now on Mirror Mirror.

The band announced the dates of their upcoming tour with Patrick Watson. There are plans for a tour of Italy in November, dates TBA, as well as heading back into the studio in early 2016.

09/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^
09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre ^
09/30 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre ^
10/02 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room ^
10/03 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom ^
10/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballrom ^
10/06 – Errington, BC @ Errington Hall ^
10/08 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile ^
10/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir ^
10/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^
^ Patrick Watson

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Alison Wonderland’s ‘Games’

Alison Wonderland has unveiled the Prad Sen-directed video for ‘Games’, the fourth single from her debut album Run.

Sen previously directed Wonderland’s videos ‘I Want U’, ‘Cold’ and ‘U Don’t Know’. The video for ‘Games’ shows her displaying her competitive side.

“The idea for ‘Games’ came out of using the song title to see how far and silly we could expand on the concept of games, competitiveness and sports. I thought the idea of Alison totally winning at everything but at the same time being really over it and unenthusiastic would be funny,” Sen said in a statement.

It’s been a busy year for Wonderland with sets at Coachella, Lollapallooza and Mad Decent Block Party. Back in her native Australia, she played to 25,000 fans on her WWP 2.0 tour and headlined Splendour in the Grass. She’s scheduled to play Fool’s Gold’s Day off in Miami on September 13 as well as a set in her home and native land at the Listen Out Festival.

Additionally, she also shared a free stream of her remix of Hermitude‘s ‘The Buzz’;