Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Australia's sleepmakeswaves premiere first track from forthcoming sophomore album via Exclaim!


Sydney, Australia's melodic instrumental rock quartet sleepmakeswaves share the first track from their forthcoming sophomore album Love of Cartography today via Exclaim! The song "Traced In Constellations" showcases the aggressive steps the band has taken with their new album and is available to listen/share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE.)

Following their ARIA-nominated debut (Australia's equivalent of the Grammy Awards) ...and so we destroyed everything, the band has created their most epic, intricate and powerful record to date. The album presents the band’s continued desire to map new creative directions within an instrumental rock framework, established over a series of outstanding and thunderous sequences. 

The band’s heavy touring schedule of the past three years (sharing stages with 65daysofstatic, Karnivool, Tortoise and Russian Circles) has honed their powerful live energy, which has been captured impressively on the album.

Recorded in Byron Bay at Studio 301 with producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against The Machine), the album’s 10 tracks range from the epic bombast of "Perfect Detonator" to the delicate and subtle electronic flourishes of "A Little Spark."

Love of Cartography will be available in North America on LP, CD and download on September 23rd via Bird's Robe Records

Artist: sleepmakeswaves
Album: Love of Cartography
Label: Bird's Robe Records
Release Date: September 23, 2014  

01. Perfect Detonator
02. Traced In Constellations (STREAM)
03. Singularity
04. Emergent
05. Great Northern
06. The Stars Are Stigmata 
07. A Little Spark
08. How We Built The Ocean
09. Something Like Avalanches
10. Your Time Will Come Again


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Adebisi Shank share another track from forthcoming third album via HitFix


"This is a raucous, fun ride which you'll want to be a part of. 9/10" -- Rock Sound  
"Baffling, terrifying and utterly riveting." -- NME  


Ireland's multiple award-nominated trio Adebisi Shank share another new track today via HitFix from their forthcoming release This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank. The song "World In Harmony" is available to stream/share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE). Adebisi Shank also announce a co-headlining show with label mates Fang Island in London, England on September 18th. Tickets and info HERE.

The song "Voodoo Vision" recently premiered via tech ephemera site Gizmodo and is available to stream and share HERE. Direct Soundcloud link HERE. Earlier this summer, the band shared the song "Big Unit", which is available to stream and share HERE. Al three songs are available instantly with album pre-orders via iTunes HERE.

 This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank: an explosion of optimism and musical Glasnost, an Arab Spring of instrumental harmony embracing all things awesome. It's the sound of the Berlin Wall falling down. It's the sound of hashtag winning. It's the sound of musclemen with lightbulb heads that rupture from their own perfection (see cover art). In a word, it's the sound of triumph... no matter the consequences.

"We were trying to make something euphoric and huge, a universe of our own imagination that we could escape into," says bassist and masked man Vin. "Our inspirations were more cinematic and fantastical." This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank bursts with pure rock anthems with undeniably danceable structures. Alongside the band's penchant for unusual instrumentation is their clever use of vocoder-effected vocals which seems to invite listeners to sing along with our robot overlords.

In creating the album's imaginary universe, Adebisi Shank drew on a hodgepodge of inspirations, including ELO, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Pixar animated films, Crash Bandicoot video game and Game of Thrones. In 2013, the Wexford, Ireland trio consisting of guitarist/vocodist Lar Kaye, drummer Mick Roe and bassist Vin relocated to a secluded house in the wilds of county Wicklow, to avoid distractions and let their imaginations run wild. Writing and recording daily, the result is a multiverse of musical possibilities.

This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download via Sargent House on August 12th, 2014.

ADEBISI SHANK LIVE:
09/18  London, UK @ Birthdays w/ Fang Island

Artist: Adebisi Shank
Album: This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank 
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: August 12th, 2014

01. World In Harmony (STREAM)
02. Big Unit (STREAM)
03. Turnaround
04. Mazel Tov
05. Thundertruth
06. Sensation
07. Chaos Emeralds
08. Voodoo Vision (STREAM)
09. (trio always)











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Monday, July 21, 2014

Black Moth reveal cover art by Roger Dean (Yes, Uriah Heep) for forthcoming album 'Condemned To Hope'


"Punishing, pummeling riff-rock that splits the difference between Queens of the Stone Age and Black Sabbath. Better yet, singer Harriet Bevan can growl and howl with the best of 'em, but she also packs a wicked riot-grrrl shout." -- SPIN

"Rampant heaviosity with ferocious invention. One of the finest debut albums you'll hear all year" -- Kerrang


Britain's young new heavy rock heroes Black Moth reveal album artwork today by legendary 70s artist Roger Dean, whose iconic fantasy inspired paintings for Yes, Budgie, Uriah Heep and many more had nearly come to define the era's sleeve art. For Black Moth's forthcoming new album Condemned To Hope, Dean drew upon vocalist Harriet Bevan's dark lyrics for inspiration on the gatefold sleeve's apocalyptic, bleak landscape. Read more about Dean's process in a discussion with Classic Rock magazine HERE.

Black Moth's haunting, heaving first single from Condemned To Hope, "Room 13" gets a fittingly dark treatment in the video clip shot in recently unlocked servants quarters of a 200 year old haunted mansion. Watch/share the video via Metal Hammer HERE. Direct YouTube HERE.

Condemned To Hope was produced by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman drummer Jim Sclavunos, who also helmed the band's 2013 debut, The Killing Jar. "Room 13" is available as a digital single now, and a special low-price pre-order of the entire album via iTunes.

The Leeds, UK quintet's 2013 debut The Killing Jar premiered previously via of SPIN.com. LIsten to "The Articulate Dead" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE.)

Condemned To Hope will be available in North America on CD, download and limited edition gatefold vinyl on September 15th via New Heavy Sounds.

BLACK MOTH LIVE:
07/25  Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Festival
08/01  Derby, UK @ Y Not Festival


Artist: Black Moth
Album: Condemned To Hope
Label: New Heavy Sounds
Release Date: Sept. 15th, 2014

01) Tumbleweave
02) Set Yourself Alight
03) Looner
04) The Undead King of Rock 'n' Roll
05) The Last Maze
06) White Lies
07) Red Ink
08) Stinkhorn
09) Room 13 (VIDEO)
10) Slumber With The Worm
11) Condemned To Hope






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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pink Frost premiere first track from forthcoming EP via Brooklyn Vegan, play Pitchfork Fest after party tomorrow


"An increasingly commanding quartet that embraces the power of guitar drone, tribal drum and the deep, shoegaze-era swoon." -- Chicago Tribune 

"Off-kilter, yearning rock music that strives for a populism that's considered a bit declassé by most of their peers and, as such, badly missed." -- Pitchfork


Chicago quartet Pink Frost premiere the first track from their forthcoming Traitors EP today via Brooklyn Vegan. Listen to and share the driving, heavy pop "Seek and Recover" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Pink Frost also support Deafheaven and Perfect Pussy this Friday night for a special Pitchfork Fest after party show at Bottom Lounge in Chicago. Tickets and show info is available HERE

Pink Frost's Traitors EP was recorded this summer at Steve Albini's legendary studio Electrical Audio in Chicago. The four song recording will be available on September 16th on CD and download. "Seek and Recover" is available for immediate download with pre-orders via iTunes HERE

SPIN shared Pink Frost's recent album Sundowning in full, which is available to stream HEREPitchfork debuted the first track from the album, "Ruins" available for streaming/download HERESundowning was released in partnership between BLVD Records and Notes and Bolts Records & Tapes on September 3rd, 2013. 


PINK FROST LIVE:
07/18  Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy 

Artist: Pink Frost
Album: Traitors
Label: Smart Like Virus Records
Release Date: Sept 16th, 2014

01) Traitors
02) The Sheet
03) Dark Waves
04) Seek and Recover (STREAM)

Artist: Pink Frost
Album: Sundowning 
Label: BLVD Records / Notes + Bolts Records + Tapes
Release Date: Sept 3rd, 2013

01) Western Child
02) Ruins (MP3) (STREAM) (VIDEO)
03) Orange Sky Suicide
04) The Difference (VIDEO)
05) Dead Cities
06) Who I Belong To
07) Maybe It's You
08) Occupy Within
09) Blue Light








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Monday, July 14, 2014

NYC band The Dig announce U.S, headlining tour dates in support of 'You & I'


New York City ethereal rock quartet The Dig announce extensive U.S. headlining tour dates beginning in September and running late into November. They're certainly no strangers to the road, having recently toured supporting Portugal the Man, the Walkmen, the Antlers, the Lumineers, the Joy Formidable and others. But this lengthy headlining trek allows the band to further showcase their growing catalog of releases. Please see current dates below.

The Dig's recent release You & I was recorded with Greg Giorgio at the fabled Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Consequence of Sound premiered the title track HERE. Stream/share the full album HERE.

You & I is available on CD and download as of October 22nd, 2013 via Buffalo Jump Records. 

THE DIG LIVE:
09/04 - Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit
09/05 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
09/06 - Madison, WI @ Memorial Union Terrace (free show)
09/07 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
09/11 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
09/12 - Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theatre
09/13 - Salt Lake City @ Shred Shed
09/16 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
09/17 - Yosemite, CA @ Evergreen Lodge (free show)
09/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
09/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
09/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
09/22 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
09/25 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/26 - San Antonio, TX @ Hi-Tones
10/01 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/02 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/03 - St.  Louis, MO @ The Demo
10/04 - Milwaukee, WI @ Stonefly Brewery
10/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
10/10 - Burlington, VT @ Artsriot
10/11 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott's
11/08 - Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House Revival Room
11/14 - Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
11/15 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub

Artist: The Dig
Album: You & I
Record Label: Buffalo Jump Records
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Tracks:
01. Cold Afternoon
02. Tired Hearts
03. You And I Lost Control
04. Our Hearts Were Wrapped In Ice
05. Made My Bed
06. So Alone 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BORIS share 'Live Noise Alive' tour trailer, announce drumless drone set in Brooklyn, NY

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"Boris excel at playing around with magnitudes, and on their new LP Noise,all of the panoramas the band has crafted over the past two decades have coalesced into one massive, smoldering landscape." -- Pitchfork


Japanese trio BORIS kick off extensive North American tour dates this month in support of their latest album Noise. In anticipation of the tour, the band has posted a trailer video available to watch/share HERE. BORIS have also added a special "drumless drone set" at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on August 4th (tickets/info). The event is reminiscent of their recent live stream drone performance with occasional collaborator Merbow via BoilerRoom.tv. Watch HERE.

The trio debuted the first Noise album track "Quicksilver" previously via Pitchfork, which is available HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE.) Stereogum recently premiered the video for "Vanilla" which is available to watch/share HERE.

BORIS has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. In keeping with that tradition, they again flip the script by serving up their most all-encompassing effort to date. Noise is an amplification of BORIS' endless pursuit of musical extremes while moving aggressive, intense rock into new territories.

Noise is available everywhere (excluding Japan) on LP, CD and download via Sargent House as of June 17th, 2014.


BORIS LIVE:
07/24  San Diego, CA @ Casbah !!
07/25  Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom !!
07/26  Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress !!
07/28  Dallas, TX @ Trees ++
07/29  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ++
07/31  Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ** &
08/01  Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle ** &
08/02  Washington, DC @ 930 Club ** &
08/03  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ** &
08/04  Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus (special drumless drone set)
08/05  Boston, MA @ Paradise ** &
08/07  Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace ** &
08/08  Buffalo, NY @ Tralf ** &
08/09  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick ** &
08/10  Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge ** &
08/11  Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall ** &
08/12  Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club ** &
08/14  Missoula, MT @  Stage 112 &
08/15  Spokane, WA @  Big Dipper ^
08/16  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #^
08/17  Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #^
08/18  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #^
08/20  San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
08/21  Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium #
08/22  San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew #
08/23  Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest



!! w/ Mustard Gas & Roses
++ w/ Ceremony & Nothing
** w/ The Atlas Moth
& w/ SubRosa
^ w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake
# w/ Marriages


Artist: BORIS
Album: Noise
Label: Sargent House
Release date: June 17th, 2014

01. Melody
02. Vanilla (VIDEO)
03. Ghost of Romance
04. Heavy Rain
05. Taiyo no Baka
06. Angel
07. Quicksilver (STREAM)
08. Siesta

Deluxe digital version includes these bonus tracks:
09. Riot Sugar  (Karlsruhe, Germany 20110701)  
10. 8 (Madrid, Spain 20110624)
11. Spoon (Karlsruhe, Germany 20110701)
12. Flare (Montreal, Canada 20111024)
13. Window Shopping (Montreal, Canada 20111024)
14. Statement (Vienna, Austria 20110707) 



On the Web:
www.borisheavyrocks.com (Official site: Japan)
borisheavyrocks.tumblr.com (BORIS news U.S.)

Follow BORIS on Twitter: @Borisheavyrocks

Hi-res photos, cover art and bio available here:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Adebisi Shank premiere song via Gizmodo from forthcoming new album


"This is a raucous, fun ride which you'll want to be a part of. 9/10" -- Rock Sound  
"Baffling, terrifying and utterly riveting." -- NME  


Ireland's multiple award-nominated trio Adebisi Shank share a new track today via Gizmodo from their forthcoming release This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank. The song "Voodoo Vision" is available to stream and share HERE. Direct Soundcloud link HERE.

Previously, Adebisi Shank shared album track "Big Unit", which is available to stream and share HERE

 This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank: an explosion of optimism and musical Glasnost, an Arab Spring of instrumental harmony embracing all things awesome. It's the sound of the Berlin Wall falling down. It's the sound of hashtag winning. It's the sound of musclemen with lightbulb heads that rupture from their own perfection (see cover art). In a word, it's the sound of triumph... no matter the consequences. 

"We were trying to make something euphoric and huge, a universe of our own imagination that we could escape into," says bassist and masked man Vin. "Our inspirations were more cinematic and fantastical." This Is The Third Album From A Band Called Adebisi Shank bursts with pure rock anthems with undeniably danceable structures. Alongside the band's penchant for unusual instrumentation is their clever use of vocoder-effected vocals which seems to invite listeners to sing along with our robot overlords. 
  
In creating the album's imaginary universe, Adebisi Shank drew on a hodgepodge of inspirations, including ELO, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Pixar animated films, Crash Bandicoot video game and Game of Thrones. In 2013, the Wexford, Ireland trio consisting of guitarist/vocodist Lar Kaye, drummer Mick Roe and bassist Vin relocated to a secluded house in the wilds of county Wicklow, to avoid distractions and let their imaginations run wild. Writing and recording daily, the result is a multiverse of musical possibilities. 
  
Album opener "World In Harmony" begins deceptively like a dying 8-bit robot's version of Queen's "We Are The Champions" before erupting into a full-on anthem filled with stadium chants, digital voices, flavor-blasted guitar riffs, chirping synths and pounding rhythms. Elsewhere, "Mazel Tov" portrays a strangely brave new world wherein early 90s digital funk dance pop meets contemporary indie rock to produce a stompingly catchy tune. Likewise, "Turnaround" is led by a cheery synth melody reminiscent of late-80s pop, while aggressive rhythms and chopping guitars pigpile on top. Unlike the previous album's cavalcade of guest musicians, this recording consists mainly of the core trio writing, performing and producing, with just a few contributions from outsiders - one of which being Lar's father, Leonard Kaye adding accordion to "Turnaround."
  
This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download via Sargent House on August 12th, 2014. 

Artist: Adebisi Shank
Album: This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank 
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: August 12th, 2014

01. World In Harmony
02. Big Unit (STREAM)
03. Turnaround
04. Mazel Tov
05. Thundertruth
06. Sensation
07. Chaos Emeralds
08. Voodoo Vision (STREAM)
09. (trio always)











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