Monthly Archives: November 2016

Stream or Download The Obsessed’s ‘Sodden Jackyl’ for Free

Doom metal band The Obsessed have unveiled a free stream/download of their first single in over 20 years, ‘Sodden Jackyl’, via Adult Swim’s Singles Program.

To download the track for free, head here.

‘Sodden Jackyl’ gives fans a taste of what they can expect when the band releases new album in spring 2017, title and release date TBA.


Stream BOYTOY’s Cover of The Eyes’ ‘When the Night Falls’ for Free

Brooklyn trio BOYTOY have shared a free stream of their take on The Eyes’ ‘When the Night Falls’, taken from forthcoming split 7″ with Schade, out on Sacred Hood/PaperCup Music.

“I forgot where I first heard this song, but when I did I was totally entranced.  It was one of the sexiest songs I’d ever heard – so much feel and so much cool for such a simple song.  I loved how it could convey so much with so little.  I wanted to cover it for a while, but never actually tried.  Then one day this summer I was playing it in the car and proposed it to Glenn [van Dyke] and Chase [Noelle] and they were both super into it.  So Chase learned the drum part and Glenn came in with some tambourine and psychy noise guitar stuff. I borrowed Chase’s harmonica and we laid down our version on the song in a little studio that Glenn rents out in the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” Guitarist/vocalist Saara Untracht-Oakner said in a statement.

The band came together after Untracht-Oakner graduated from college in Boston and hooked up with guitarist/vocalist and Florida Glenn van Dyke. The pair bonded over a mutual love of surfing, skating and DIY pop-punk.

They released a self-titled EP in 2014 followed by their debut album Grackle in 2015 on PaperCup Music.

Catch BOYTOY on the following dates;

12/01 – San Juan, PR @ La Boveda
12/02 – San Juan, PR @ Club 77
12/03 – Rincon, PR @ Pool Bar
01/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Sad Girl

 


Stream Stella Rio’s ‘Don’t Go Away’ for Free

With a busy schedule working on DJ DVBBS‘ latest EP Wicked Ways as well as writing for the new Little Mix album Glory Days, out now, Toronto singer/songwriter Stella Rio found the time to share a free stream of her track ‘Don’t Go Away’.

She also unveiled the video for the track;

In an e-mail, Rio said that, “the song is about meeting that special person and feeling that you’re connected on a deeper level and never wanting to let that feeling go. I think most people can relate because deep down most people chase that kind of love.”


Danny Michel Announces Journeys to the Arctic for New Album

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Danny Michel on the deck of Kaptain Khlebnikov.

When Danny Michel was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime; the chance to join Generator Arctic, a mission traversing the Arctic Ocean with famed Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, scientists, photographers, writers, videographers aboard the Russian icebreaker Kaptain Khlebnikov, he jumped at the opportunity.

Michel’s goal was to record an album in a makeshift studio in his cabin using what he could scrounge together including camera tripods, hair ties, and gaffing tape. The result is Khlebnikov, out on January 20, 2017.

It may just earn the Guinness World Record for the northernmost album ever recorded!

He shared a free stream of ‘24,000 Horses’ from the album;

“One evening at 4:00am I woke to massive muffled booms and thuds of the Khlebnikov lurching through the Arctic ice,” Michel recalled in a statement. ”Too curious to sleep I put on all of my gear and went outside to see what was happening. There alone, at the bow I witnessed one of the most glorious moments of my life. Under an endless sky and midnight sun, I watched pieces of ice the size of tennis courts break, flip, and bounce around like bowling pins under the hull of the mighty Khlebnikov. Later that day I wrote ‘24,000 Horses'”

During his 18 days aboard the ship, he was joined by Hadfield, who sings in Russian and the dishwasher from the ship’s kitchen. Once Michel returned home, he collaborated with bandmate and award-winning composer Rob Carli.

Michel captured the trip as part of his Dan’s Space Van Web series;

Catch Danny Michel on the following dates;

Dec 01 Winnipeg Manitoba, West End Cultural Centre

Dec 02 Edmonton, Alberta, St. Basil’s Cultural Centre SOLD OUT

Dec 04 Lethbridge, Alberta, Geomatic Attic SOLD OUT

Dec 05 Canmore, Alberta, Communitea

Dec 06 Rossland, British Columbia, Flying Steam shovel

Dec 08 Vancouver, British Columbia, St. James Hall

Dec 09 Errington, British Columbia, Errington Hall

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Inlet

Khlebnikov

24,000 Horses

Homeless
Lifeboat

Qilakitsoq

Fall (feat. Chris Hadfield)
The Dishwasher’s Dream

Down Down Down
Outlet


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Family Friends’ ‘Look the Other Way’

Melbourne/London brother/sister duo Family Friends have shared the video for ‘Look the Other Way’.

“This tiny colourful story, featuring the lovesick offspring of national treasure Mr. Blobby, tries to get inside the heart of what it is to make a friend in the faceless urban jungle of today,” the band said in a statement.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Twin Rains’ Flash Burn’

 

Toronto dream-pop duo Twin Rains have shared the video for ‘Flash Burn’ from their debut album Automatic Hand.

The duo of Jay Merrow and Christine Stoesser met as roommates in 2009 and started making music almost immediately afterwards. Recorded almost entirely by self-taught producer Merrow and produced by both band members, the 11 track effort is a mediation on today’s society and how often, our hands act faster than our brains when it comes to mobile devices.

“We’re excited by the reception of the album so far,” Stoesser sad in a statement. “We took our time making Automatic Hand and it was a bit of an insular process, so it’s such a relief to see people connecting with the music. It feels really great to finally release it and let everyone hear what we’ve been working on!”

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1. Before
2.  A Swim
3.  Pons
4.  Flash Burn
5.  Ghost Bird
6.  Automatic Hand
7.  Evergreen
8.  Flood
9.  Break The Crown
10. Green Screen
11. After

 

 

 


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: HEALTH’s ‘LA Looks’

The video for LA noise rockers HEALTH‘s ‘L.A. Looks’ harkens back to the 80’s and 90’s as it pays homage to a late night infomercial that depicts all of LA’s eccentricity.

The clip was produced by Super Deluxe and directed by Derrick Beckles of Adult Swim fame. Appropriately, the video had its premiere on West Hollywood Public Access Television.

‘L.A. Looks’ is taken from HEALTH’s latest release Death Magic, out now on Loma Vista Recordings.