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Stream Octo Octa’s ‘Bodies Meld’ for Free

“‘Bodies Meld Together’ is a song about physically connecting with the people you love,” Maya Bouldry-Morrison, aka Octo Octa explained in a statement. “I believe that connection is a deeply integral part of creating bonds and trust with them. It’s about sharing an experience of becoming one with them and having that experience carry on. Love is important and showing that love to your partners in important. It lets you all become a stronger force together.”

The track is taking from her forthcoming EP For Lovers, out on March 1.

Octo Octa also announced the dates of her upcoming tour;

Fri 08 Mar – Natural Selection at Headrow House – Leeds, UK
Sat 09 Mar – Sónar İstanbul 2019 – Istanbul, TR
Fri 15 Mar – Public Records – New York, US
Fri 22 Mar – Origins at Moles – Bath, UK
Sat 23 Mar – Origins at Mick’s Garage – London, UK
Sat 04 May – Dabadaba – San Sebastian, ES
Sun 05 May – ZeeZout Liberty Day – Amsterdam, NL
Thu 30 May – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, ES
Fri 31 May – Lighthouse Festival – Tar, HR


Stream Weekender’s ‘My Only Dream’ (The Vacant Lots Remix) for Free

Philadelphia’s Weekender have shared a free stream of The Vacant Lots‘ remix of ‘My Only Dream’.

The track is taken from the band’s sophomore EP Floaty Feeling, Blue, out now on PaperCup Music. Weekender recorded the EP’s dreamy, textured psychedelic pop tunes at Fancy Time Studios with Derek Sheehan once again joining forces with Kyle “Slick” Johnson, who helmed the boards for the band’s debut Spanish Peaks.

“I bought two ’80s analogue synths, a June 106 and Prophet 600,” Sheehan said in a statement. “Adding a lot to the finished tracks. The textures of the synths create space for guitar and vocals, and I really love how much is going on between the notes.”

The band has a loyal, local following. They’ve supported Future Islands, The Growlers, Nothing, Surfer Blood, Israel Nash, Peace, Field Report and others when they played in Philadelphia.

Catch Weekender on the following dates;

03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^
03/05 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
03/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
03/08 – Charleston, SC @ Tattooed Moose
03/11 – Savannah, GA @ Ampersand (4pm, Savannah Stopover Festival)
^ Quilt

Ta-Ku Announces EP

Image by Regan Mathews

Perth, Australia’s Ta-Ku, aka Regan Mathews, has announced that he will release his Songs to Make UpTo on Fool’s Gold/Future Classic on June 12.

To celebrate, he’s shared a free stream of ‘Love Again’ featuring JMSN and Sango;

Mathews has remixed the likes of Flume and Childish Gambino and even collaborated with Jaden Smith on a nine minute opus. He’s worked with everyone from design collectives, clothing lines and even a barbershop.

The EP is the follow-up to his 2013 EP Songs to Break-up To.

Stream Giraffage’s ‘Tell Me’ for Free

San Francisco’s Giraffage has shared a free stream of ‘Tell Me’ from his forthcoming EP No Reason, out on November 18 on Fool’s Gold Records.

The EP will also feature ‘To Be With You’, featured on Fool’s Gold’s Draft Picks BitTorrent bundle, which has been downloaded over 1 million times, along with three new tracks.

Catch Giraffage on his Bay Area Takeover gigs;

11/5 – Hopmonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA

11/6 – Leo’s Music Club – Oakland, CA

11/7 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

The M Machine Announce New EP

The M Machine have announced that they will release their latest EP Just Like on November 11 via OWSLA.

To celebrate, they’ve offered up a free stream of the title track;

The five track effort finds them embracing an upbeat house music sound.

1. Just Like
2. Don’t Speak
3. Over/Love
4. PluckPluck
5. So Change

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Lovecoast’s ‘One Night’

Squamish indie pop band Lovecoast have announced that they will release their debut EP Chasing Tides on November 7.

To celebrate, they have unveiled the video for ‘One Night’. The band also shared a free stream/download of the track;

The band was started by Scott Verbeek and Danielle Sweeney in 2013 and they were soon joined by  Andrew Fraser and Jesse McNeill. Musically, the band combines a classic soul/R ‘n B sound with contemporary indie rock.

They raised the $5000 needed to record the EP via an Indiegogo campaign. They enlisted Tom Dobrzanski of The Zolas (Hey Ocean!, Shad, We Are The City, Said The Whale) for production duty and recorded Chasing Tides at Monarch Studios in Vancouver.

“Working with Lovecoast was one of the smoothest sessions I’ve been a part of,” Dobrzanski said in a statement. “Everybody was a total pro on their instrument, and Danielle has a one of a kind voice.  I look forward to watching all of their success, and can’t wait until we get to work together again.”

Catch the band on the following dates;

November 7 – Vancouver, BC @ AtTheWaldorf (‘Chasing Tides’ EP Release Party)
November 8 – Squamish, BC @ Howe Sound Brewing
November 14 – Nanaimo, BC @ The Queens
November 15 – Victoria, BC @ Felicita’s Campus Pub
November 20 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernando’s Pub
November 21 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino’s
November 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Cha Island Tea Co.
November 23 – Banff, AB @ Elk & Oarsman
November 24 – Golden, BC @ Rockwater Grill
1.  Letters
2.  Our Days
3.  Waiting On You
4.  One Night
5.  Help You


Royal Canoe Releases Their Take on Beck’s Song Reader

Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe have released their take on Beck’s Song Reader, a collection of the sheet music for songs he never recorded. To celebrate, they have shared a free stream of the EP;

As well as sharing a video of their performance of ‘We All Wear Cloaks’ at the Pantages Playhouse in Winnipeg;

The seven track EP will feature three tracks the band recorded in the studio and four they recorded live. The band performed the album at the Pantages during the winter of 2013 as part of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival and Pop Nuit. Footage of the band’s performance received attention online, including a shout-out from Beck but the band never properly released the album.

“It was a new challenge, working and producing songs that were written by someone else, and with no guiding, definitive version on which to base our production and delivery,” Matt Peters of Royal Canoe said in a statement.. “The clean slate was a liberating place to start.”

The band is heading out on the road in support of the EP as well as their current release, the Juno Award-nominated Today We’re Believers.


1 Eyes That Say I Love You

2 Heaven’s Ladder

3 Just Noise

4 We All Wear Cloaks (Live)

5 Why Did You Make Me Care? (Live)

6 Title Of This Song (Live)

7 Old Shanghai (Live)