Ezra Furman has shared the video for ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ as well as announcing the dates of his fall tour.
Monday, Sept. 9th – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Tuesday, Sept. 10th – Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
The track is taken his forthcoming album Twelve Nudes, due out on August 30. He previously released the video for ‘Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone’ from the album.
Furman said he drew on two spiritual heroes, the late punk rock musician Jay Reatard and Canadian poet, essayist and philosopher Anne Carson.
“She’s one of my top three living writers,” he said in a press release. “Anne had these visions, or meditations, to deal with the intense pain in her life, which she calls ‘nudes’, and similarly these songs are meditations on pain and recognising what’s there if you go digging around in your anger and fear and anxiety. So, my album is called Twelve Nudes.”
“This record is political, but it offers an emotional reaction rather than being specific or partisan,” Furman said.
He gained wide exposure thanks to writing the soundtrack to the Netflix series Sex Education, who was viewed by 40 million subscribers within its first month of release. Furman has a loyal fanbase in the LGTBQ+ community and he also wrote book for the 33 1/3 series on Lou Reed’s Transformer.
“‘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
It’s fitting that Lil Baby chose Paris to shoot the Daps-directed video for ‘Close Friends’.
It was his first time in the city and the song represents love and romance. It co-stars his real-life girlfriend, who’s expecting their their first child any time now.
The track is taken from his collaborative project with Gunna, Drip Harder, out now on Quality Control Music / Young Stoner Life Records, a 300 Entertainment Label / Wolfpack Global Music / Capitol Records / Motown.
He also unveiled the video for ‘Global, which has received over six billion worldwide streams. The track is taken from his Street Gossip mixtape. He received a plaque from his label for this achievement. He also recently performed ‘Put a Date On It’ with Yo Gotti on The Tonight Show.
Lil Baby also announced the dates of his The New Generation Tour;
German electronic producer Christian Loffler has shared the animated video for ‘Like Water’, featuring Mohna.
It’s the first single from his forthcoming album Graal (Prologue) out on April 4 on Ki-Records.
The clip features the main character gazing out over the ocean as cathartic emotions emotions emerge as Loffler’s music takes the viewer on a solitary metaphysical journey. The video was directed by Magnus Lenneskog and Tezo Kyungdon Lee. Best known as the founders of he award-winning Tjoff Koong Studios, their work has been featured in the Wes Anderson film Isle of Dogs as well as several Gorillaz videos.
The new album is a reflection of his frustration at the time about not having the mental space at the time to create music. He instead focussed on visual art and the album is a reflection of that. Drawing gave him the chance to create without constraints or as he explained to, “turn off my brain a bit, especially thoughts about what is possible or not.”
Loffler also announced the dates of his upcoming tour;
3/1 Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust
3/6 London (UK) – Southbank Centre
3/22 Saint-Sebastien (ES) – Dabada
4/3 Utrecht (NL) – Pandora at TivoliVredenburg*
4/4 Poznan (PL) – Tama*
4/5 Warsaw (PL) – Niebo*
4/6 Paris (FR) – Pavillon Cambon*
4/10 Brussels (BE) – Botanique*
4/11 Berlin (DE) – Columbia Theater*
4/12 Vienna (AT) – WUK*
4/13 Prague (CZ) – Cross Club*
*with special guest Janus Rasmussen
2. Running (feat Josephine Philip)
4. Like Water (feat Mohna)
Calgary indie rockers The Northern Coast have shared a free stream of ‘Blindside’, the second single from their debut album The Great Divide, out on March 22.
Breaking up is a central theme in the album as vocalist Arron Crook, guitarist Hunter Hansen and producer Josh Rob Gwilliam were all experiencing long-term relationships coming to an end.
It’s something that is especially obvious in both ‘Blindside’ and the first single ‘Savage’.
“Our first single ’Savage’ really represents the apathy in looking back, and trying to find some understanding,” Crook said in a press release. “‘Blindside’ is less about one particular experience and is kind of a commentary on modern love and its shortcomings. There was a moment in the studio where we were all thinking, ‘what are the odds that three humans are working on one of hundreds of albums across the country and are in the same spot in their love lives’, but I mean you see it all around. Maybe it’s just coincidence, maybe it’s the moon, ya know? That’s what the album title really means. There seems to be a great divide with people, places, and hearts these days not a lot of cohesion.”
Catch The Northern Coast on the following dates;
March 22 – Calgary, AB – Broken City (Album Release Show)
March 27 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
March 28 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
March 30 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub
April 4 – Saskatoon, SK – The Black Cat
April 5 – Regina, SK – O’Hanlon’s
01. Muscle and Bone
02. White Mass
06. Out of Sight
07. Sun Chaser
08. Solo Ride
Marius Vieth, guitarist and vocalist for German indie rockers Kid Dad, had this to say about their ‘Naked Creatures’ in an e-mail; “I wrote this song two years ago while I was spending some very calm and therapeutic time in Switzerland. I cut myself off from the world around me and cocooned myself in my great uncle’s organ room. The song plays on two extremes – introvertism and extrovertism – we have always combined these two elements, but never to this extent.”
Catch Kid Dad on the following dates;
UK Tour w/The Deadnotes:
20.02.2019 London UK The Monarch
21.02.2019 Glasgow UK Bloc+
22.02.2019 Worcester UK Annie’s at the Courtyard
23.02.2019 Watford UK LP Café
23.02.2019 Bournemouth UK The Anvil
24.02.2019 Brighton UK The Hope & Ruin
EU Tour w/The Deadnotes:
27.02.2019 Darmstadt DE Oetinger Villa
28.02.2019 Stuttgart DE Kap Tormentoso
01.03.2019 St. Georgen AT Fümreif
02.03.2019 Linz AT Secret Location
03.03.2019 Hamburg DE Astra Stube
04.03.2019 Gothenburg SWE Sekten
05.03.2019 Stockholm SWE Spinnrocken
06.03.2019 Copenhagen DK Råhuset
07.03.2019 Kiel DE Schaubude
08.03.2019 Capelle Aan den Ijssel NL Capsloc
09.03.2019 Münster DE Gleis 22
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/ Team Picture