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Stream Guest Singer’s ‘My Parallel’ for Free

Guest Singer‘s Jake Cope had this to say about their track ‘My Parallel’ in an e-mail; “’My Parallel’ has dual meanings: the first concerns the notion of what could have been – what would I be doing right now had I taken a particular opportunity? The second looks at the presentation of self. How we re-skin our personalities to fit whatever social interactions we find ourselves part of.”

The track is the second release from their EP I’m Irrelevant Now, out on March 22.

Catch Guest Singer on the following dates;

15th February – Band On The Wall, Manchester*
16th February – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield*
18th April – The Castle, Manchester +

*w/ Her’s
+ w/ Team Picture

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Stream Hightower’s cover of Suzanne Vega’s ‘Luka’ for Free

Hightower have shared a free stream of their cover of Suzanne Vega’s ‘Luka’.

The track will be included in the forthcoming Sea Shepherd Vol. III compilation, out on March 29 via Uncle M Records.

Sea Shepherd is one of the most active marine conversation. Uncle M has made contributions to the organization for years. 100 per cent of the profits from the compilations have been donated to their efforts to rescue whales and dolphins.

Volume III brings together skate punk and ska bands for reinterpretations of pop and metal songs. They have previously shared Satanic Surfers‘ take on Iron Maiden’s ‘Sanctuary’ and Spanish Love Songs‘ cover of Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Funeral’;

1 SATANIC SURFERS – Sanctuary (Iron Maiden)
2 SMILE AND BURN – Alles Cool (Jennifer Rostock)
3 THE BUNNY GANG – Problem What Problem (Donots)
4 SPANISH LOVE SONGS – Funeral (Phoebe Bridgers)
5 ROGERS – L`Amour Toujours (Gigi D`Agostino)
6 HIGHTOWER – Luka (Suzanne Vega)
7 TEQUILA & THE SUNRISE GANG – Angels (Robbie Williams)
8 SHORELINE – Budapest (George Ezra)
9 ENDLESS HEIGHTS – Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears)


Stream COG’s ‘Drawn Together’ for Free

Australian trio COG have shared a free stream of their track ‘Drawn Together’.

This follows the release of their tracks ‘The Middle’ and ‘Altered States’. Stream ‘Altered States’ for free as well;

The track garnered the band significant airplay on national broadcaster Triple J. Since forming in 1998, COG has been a mainstay on the Sydney music scene and the surrounding state of New South Wales.

They signed with indie label Little Samurai following the release of their 2000 demo Pseudo. They released their debut Sylvia Massy-produced debut New Normal in 2005 following a series of EPs.

Catch COG on the following dates;

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Stream Astrolemo’s ‘Mystery’ for Free

Astrolemo‘s bio certainly lives up to the title of their track ‘Mystery’.

They were founded in 2017 somewhere in the vastness of the universe and their music is described as “modernised Massive Attack, a drug-free Flying Lotus and a spicy Bonobo.”

They’ve also offered a free download of ‘Mystery’.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Toro y Moi’s ‘Ordinary Pleasure’

The video for Toro y Moi‘s ‘Ordinary Pleasure’ takes the viewer on a tour through the band’s Company Records studio.

The clip introduces the members of the band as they break out into a performance of the track as Chaz Bear dances around the space. It’s taken from their latest release Outer Peace, out now on Carpark Records.

Chaz grew up in a musical household in South Carolina, where it wasn’t uncommon to hear music that varied from Michael Jackson to Elvis Costello to The Specials. He began recording his own music in high school, having 10 releases under his belt as Toro y Moi when he signed to Carpark Records in 2009.

Just before he graduated from the University of South Carolina, he caught the attention of music bloggers everywhere. His bedroom recordings were compiled into his first album for Carpark, Causers of This.

He followed it with 2011’s Underneath the Pine, which saw move away from the sample-based aesthetic of Causers and found him using live instruments. He’s released at least one album a year since then with styles varying from the psych-rock-based What For to the R n’ B of 2018’s Boo Boo.

His latest release represents a homecoming after a short stint spent in Portland. Outer Peace features appearances from friends and is more playful than the sparse Boo Boo, an album he recorded in relative isolation. The album weaves a number of influences that vary from hip-hop to Eurodance to ambient with funk mixed in.

Catch Toro t Moi on the following dates;

2/15 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival (DJ SET)
3/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ M3F Festival
3/9 Tampa, FL @ Gasparilla Music Festival
3/20-24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
3/22 – New Orleans, LA @ BUKU Music + Art Project
4/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Good Room (DJ SET)
4/20 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall (DJ SET)
5/22 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Lisboa Ao Vivo
5/23 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
5/24-25 – Madrid, Spain @ Tomavistas Festival
5/26 – London, UK @ All Points East
6/2 – Paris, France @ We Love Green
6/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (w/ Chromeo, Noname & Ian Isiah)
1. Fading
2. Ordinary Pleasure
3. Laws of the Universe
4. Miss Me (feat. ABRA)
5. New House
6. Baby Drive It Down
7. Freelance
8. Who I Am
9. Monte Carlo (feat. WET)
10. 50-50 (feat. Instupendo)

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: The Coathangers’ ‘F the NRA’

The Coathangers have shared the video for ‘F the NRA’ from their forthcoming album The Devil You Know, out on March 8 via Suicide Squeeze.

Singer Julia Kugel felt compelled to write the song as a political statement in part because she is a refugee from Belarus, a country with limited freedom of speech and press.

The Coathangers also shared the video for ‘Bimbo’;

Catch them on the following dates;

Feb 20 – Santa Ana, CA, Marty’s On Newport
Feb 21 – Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom
Feb 22 – Long Beach, CA, Alex’s Bar
Feb 23 – San Francisco, CA, Independent*
Feb 24 – Reno, NV, Holland Project*
Feb 26 – Bend, OR, Volcanic Lounge*
Feb 27 – Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios*
Feb 28 – Seattle, WA, Neumos*
Mar 1 – Bellingham, WA, Shakedown*
Mar 2 – Vancouver, BC, Imperial
Mar 5 – Spokane, WA, The Bartlett*
Mar 6 – Boise, ID, Olympic*
Mar 7 – Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court*
Mar 9 – San Diego, CA, Casbah*
Mar 16 – Dallas, TX, Club Dada
Apr 4 – Birmingham, AB, Saturn
Apr 5 – Nashville, TN, Exit/In ^
Apr 6 – St. Louis, MO, Old Rock House ^
Apr 7 – Kansas City, MO, recordBar ^
Apr 8 – Minneapolis, MN, Turf Club ^
Apr 9 – Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle ^
Apr 11 – Detroit, MI, El Club ^
Apr 12 – Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop ^
Apr 13 – Toronto, ON, The Horseshoe ^
Apr 14 – Montreal, QC, Le Ritz ^
Apr 15 – Boston, MA, Great Scott ^
Apr 17 – Asbury Park, NJ, Asbury Lanes ^
Apr 18 – New York, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
Apr 19 – Washington, DC, DC9 ^
Apr 20 – Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts ^
May 26 – Las Vegas, NV, Punk Rock Bowling

 

* w/ SadGirl
^ w/ Big Bite

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Maverick Sabre’s ‘Slow Down’ featuring Jorja Smith

UK-based Irish singer Maverick Sabre has shared the video for ‘Slow Down’, featuring long-time collaborator Jorja Smith.

It’s the third track from his forthcoming album When I Wake-up, out on March 22.

The clip finds Sabre in the role of a cab driver and Smith as a passenger as the pair share a confessional ride through the lens of passing street lights, rear view mirror and raindrops.

“The video inspired by the lyrics in the song represents two people, both in a similar experience expressing honestly, unfiltered, how they feel. The question we wanted to leave open was whether these two characters in the story are connected or not and if that even matters, what does is no matter what experience/situation you are in there is someone else who is feeling the exact same way,” Sabre said in a statement.

It’s the follow-up to his second single, ‘Her Grace’ featuring the Grammy-nominated Chronixx.

Sabre first appeared on the scene with his 2012 debut Lonely Are the Brave that charted at #2 and featured the hit single ‘Let Me Go’, which hit #16 on the UK singles chart.

He’s opened for Smith in the past and headlined his first show in two years at the Jazz Cafe as part of Annie Mac Presents. Catch Maverick Sabre on the following dates;

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1. Preach
2. Drifting 
3. Into Nirvana 
4. Guns in the distance 
5. Don’t Talk about it 
6. Slow Down ft. Jorja Smith 
7. Her Grace ft. Chronixx 
8. Weakness 
9. A Mile away 
10. Big Smoke 
11. Into Hope 
12. War 
13. Glory