Friday, September 19, 2014

Bee vs. Moth share first video from new album, launch Fall tour tonight

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“I fall in love with maybe two, maybe three jazz records a year. But every once in a while something comes along and perks me up. I hear the sounds of Ornette Coleman and the band Television. And sometimes in the same song.” - Bob Boilen, NPR


Austin jazz-punk group Bee vs. Moth share the first video from their new album today via Austin Chronicle. The clip for the album opener "It Looked Good In The Showroom" is available to watch and share HERE. The band is also streaming the entire album (all tracks cleared for posting) HERE.

Bee vs. Moth also launch U.S. tour dates following a hometown album release party at Spider House Ballroom tonight. Please see complete dates below.

PopMatters premiered the woozy and weird tune "Problems With Crowds" previously, available to hear and share HERE

Bassist Philip Moody and drummer Sarah Norris started Bee vs. Moth together, and began performing in 2004. The band has since grown into a diverse, rotating cast with ambitious arrangements featured in film and television scores, original videos, and live shows in Austin and throughout the country. 

Shelter in Place delivers the power and wit Bee vs. Moth fans expect from a band that likes its jazz served with a New Wave punch. But for this record, their third studio release, the band adds a kaleidoscope of new sounds with strings, saxes, brass, organ, and found percussion front and center. Working in a garage studio for several months with friends from varied corners of Austin's music scene, the band expanded its creative process to produce a focused and intensely creative result.

Shelter in Place will be released September 9th, 2014 on CD and download. The record follows the band’s 2007 debut, Soundhorn, and 2010's acclaimed Acronyms.

Bee vs. Moth also continues to produce unique film and recording projects. The 2012 SXSW Film Festival commissioned the band to debut a new silent film score for Ernst Lubitsch's The Oyster Princess (1919). This followed Bee vs. Moth’s acclaimed score to Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman. The band’s songs made their second appearance in a season of PBS’ Roadtrip Nation. Currently, Bee vs. Moth is collaborating with Austin band The Invincible Czars to re-imagine the symphonic masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition for an 11-piece double rock band, complete with horns, strings, guitars, drums, and percussion.

BEE VS MOTH LIVE:
09/19 Austin, TX @ Spider House Ballroom w/ Peter Stopschinski and Foot Patrol
09/26 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik 
09/27 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
09/28 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
09/29 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown
09/30 Hamden, CT @ private house concert w/ 11twelve13
10/01 Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's Place w Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
10/02 New York, NY @ Pianos
10/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ VIA Festival - Thunderbird Cafe
10/04 Washington, DC @ Sonic Circuits Festival
10/05 Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
10/06 Tulsa, OK @ The Soundpony


Artist: Bee vs. Moth
Album: Shelter In Place
Label: Aggraveire Music
Release Date: Sept. 9th, 2014

01) It Looked Good In The Showroom
02) Pitch Helmet
03) Machine Room Reverie
04) The Snitch
05) Loop 78
06) Capt. Frank B. Earnest
07) The Buffet of Knowledge
08) Your Dime Ain’t Worth a Nickel (in the Jukebox of My Heart)
09) Problems with Crowds (STREAM)
10) Prints & Photographs
11) Dilute Fantastic





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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pink Frost new EP streaming in full, hometown release show 9/20 with Cymbals Eat Guitars


"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 release their Traitors EP today, offering a full stream of tracks HERE. (All tracks cleared for posting.) The EP is part 1 of 2 releases to comprise a full length LP in early 2015. Pink Frost play a hometown release party at Schubas Tavern supporting Cymbals Eat Guitars on September 20th. Tickets and info HERE.

The first track from Traitors premiered recently via Brooklyn Vegan. Listen to & share the driving, heavy pop "Seek and Recover" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Pink Frost's Traitors EP was recorded this summer at Steve Albini's legendary studio Electrical Audio in Chicago. The four song recording is available on September 16th on CD and download.

SPIN shared Pink Frost's previous 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:
09/20  Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars 

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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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Doomsday Student (ex-Arab On Radar) share first track from new album on Three.One.G, announce west coast dates in October


Providence, RI quartet Doomsday Student (ex-Arab On RadarChinese Stars) share the first track from their forthcoming album today via Impose Magazine. The song "Lifeboat Blues" is available to stream/share HERE. Direct Soundcloud link HERE

Doomsday Student also take to the road in October, touring the west coast with Retox and Hot Nerds. Please see dates below. 

In the unhinged tradition of Providence, RI's art damaged music scene, Doomsday Student -- featuring Eric Paul (of Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars), Stephen Mattos (of Arab On Radar, Athletic Automaton), Craig Kureck (of Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars), & Paul Vieira (of The Chinese Stars) -- caterwauls like four refrigerators dropped down an elevator shaft.

As drums push the music forward, spiraling guitars and crazed singing use the tools of rock to dismantle it, to make an alarm of rock, to simultaneously make songs with hooks and riffs and all that sh*t & also these little splitting-off universes of paranoia, hysteria and the ecstasy only exploding people truly feel.

Doomsday Student’s (ahem) sophomore album A Walk Through Hysteria Park will be available on limited edition colored vinyl (pre-order here) and download on October 21st via Three.One.G Records.

DOOMSDAY STUDENT LIVE:
10/03   San Diego, CA @ The Hideout *
10/04   Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
10/05   San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge *
10/06   Portland, OR @ Slabtown *
10/07   Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge *
10/08   Sacramento, CA @ Press Club *
10/09   Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium *
10/10   Ventura, CA @ The Garage *
10/11   Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell *

* w/ Retox, Hot Nerds

Artist: Doomsday Student
Album: A Walk Through Hysteria Park
Label: Three.One.G
Release Date: October 21, 2014

01. Disappearing
02. Murder In The Kitchen
03. Suburban Awards
04. You And Your City Teeth
05. The Lean
06. I Piss Sunshine
07. Four Knuckles
08. Hunting For a Headshrinker
09. Lifeboat Blues (STREAM)









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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Austin jazz-punks Bee vs. Moth streaming full album, Fall tour dates start September 19th

“I fall in love with maybe two, maybe three jazz records a year. But every once in a while something comes along and perks me up. I hear the sounds of Ornette Coleman and the band Television. And sometimes in the same song.” - Bob Boilen, NPR


Austin jazz-punk group Bee vs. Moth are streaming their new album in its entirety beginning today. Please listen and share the album (all tracks cleared for posting) HERE. Bee vs. Moth also launch U.S. tour dates following a hometown album release party at Spider House Ballroom on September 19th. Please see complete dates below.

PopMatters premiered the woozy and weird tune "Problems With Crowds" previously, available to hear and share HERE

Bassist Philip Moody and drummer Sarah Norris started Bee vs. Moth together, and began performing in 2004. The band has since grown into a diverse, rotating cast with ambitious arrangements featured in film and television scores, original videos, and live shows in Austin and throughout the country. 

Shelter in Place delivers the power and wit Bee vs. Moth fans expect from a band that likes its jazz served with a New Wave punch. But for this record, their third studio release, the band adds a kaleidoscope of new sounds with strings, saxes, brass, organ, and found percussion front and center. Working in a garage studio for several months with friends from varied corners of Austin's music scene, the band expanded its creative process to produce a focused and intensely creative result.

Shelter in Place will be released September 9th, 2014 on CD and download. The record follows the band’s 2007 debut, Soundhorn, and 2010's acclaimed Acronyms.

Bee vs. Moth also continues to produce unique film and recording projects. The 2012 SXSW Film Festival commissioned the band to debut a new silent film score for Ernst Lubitsch's The Oyster Princess (1919). This followed Bee vs. Moth’s acclaimed score to Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman. The band’s songs made their second appearance in a season of PBS’ Roadtrip Nation. Currently, Bee vs. Moth is collaborating with Austin band The Invincible Czars to re-imagine the symphonic masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition for an 11-piece double rock band, complete with horns, strings, guitars, drums, and percussion.

BEE VS MOTH LIVE:
09/19 Austin, TX @ Spider House Ballroom w/ Peter Stopschinski and Foot Patrol
09/26 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik 
09/27 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
09/28 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
09/29 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown
09/30 Hamden, CT @ private house concert w/ 11twelve13
10/01 Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's Place w Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
10/02 New York, NY @ Pianos
10/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ VIA Festival - Thunderbird Cafe
10/04 Washington, DC @ Sonic Circuits Festival
10/05 Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
10/06 Tulsa, OK @ The Soundpony


Artist: Bee vs. Moth
Album: Shelter In Place
Label: Aggraveire Music
Release Date: Sept. 9th, 2014

01) It Looked Good In The Showroom
02) Pitch Helmet
03) Machine Room Reverie
04) The Snitch
05) Loop 78
06) Capt. Frank B. Earnest
07) The Buffet of Knowledge
08) Your Dime Ain’t Worth a Nickel (in the Jukebox of My Heart)
09) Problems with Crowds (STREAM)
10) Prints & Photographs
11) Dilute Fantastic





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Qui share new video featuring ex-singer David Yow, announce fall tour dates and split 7" with Secret Fun Club

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"Qui are back at it, dosing their shreddy punk tantrums with arty aplomb and surprising harmony." -- SPIN

L.A. duo Qui share a new video today featuring the band's former lead singer David Yow (The Jesus Lizard). The clip for the song "You're A Girl" from their new album Life, Water, Living... is available to watch/share HERE. Qui also announce shows in Southern California bookending European tour dates beginning later this month, and a U.S. tour to be announced for November. Please see current dates below.

Qui & Secret Fun Club release a split 7" single on September 23rd via Three.One.G. Listen to/share Qui's "Feel My Body" HERE. The band's recently released album Life, Water, Living... is available to stream/share HERE.

SPIN previously debuted two of the album's videos: The clip for "Mucho Sex in America" directed by Laban Pheidias (Justin Timberlake, Billie Joe & Norah Jones, et al.), available to watch/share HERE (direct Vimeo link). And, the exploration of inter-band bromance of "Whateryadoin?" available to watch/share HERE.

If the third full length by L.A. duo Qui sounds like a radical departure, you probably were never really listening properly in the first place. Sure, perfectly taut vocal harmonies and precise, sparse instrumentation supplants much of the band's early fume-huffing punk-noise here, but their penchant for challenging, button-pushing ideas is stronger than ever. Qui also employed harmonies and experimental structures on their previous album Love's Miracle (2007) with former vocalist David Yow. But, Life, Water, Living... is clearly the band's most meticulously refined effort at using melody and harmony as subversive weapons.

After a 5-year absence, Qui is once again back to the original duo formed in 2000 by drummer/vocalist Paul Christensen and guitarist/vocalist Matt Cronk. Life, Water, Living... features inventive song structures and warped pop sensibilities reminiscent of early Sparks and Frank Zappa with Queen-style harmonies... or something like if Badfinger were the Melvins. Throughout, it's an album that subtly commands attention as it shifts from a soft whisper to a chuckle to a scream.

Life, Water, Living... was produced by renowned engineer Toshi Kasai and Melvins drummer Dale Crover at Entourage Studios in Los Angeles. The album was released on February 25th, 2014 on LP, CD and download in partnership with Cobraside Distribution.


QUI LIVE:
09/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell (w/ Head Wound City)
09/25 Plzen, CZ @ Divadlo Pod lampou
09/26 Brno, CZ @ Vegalite
09/27 Vsetin, CZ @ Vesmir
09/28 Kosice, SK @ Tabacka
09/29 Oradea, RO @ Cafe Moszkva
09/30 Szeged, HU @ Live Music Club
10/01 Vienna, AT @ Rhiz (+Arktis/Air)
10/03 Ceske Budejovice, CZ @ Ostinato
10/04 Prague, CZ @ 007 Klub (w/ Hammerhead, Vaz)
10/05 Halle, DE @ Hühnermanhattan
10/06 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
10/08 Den Haag, NL @ Haags Pop Centrum
10/09 Brussels, BE @ m4 (+Zs)
10/10 Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino (w/ OFF!)
10/11 Gerardmer, FR @ Le Grattoir
10/16 Geneva, CH @ L'Usine (w/ Vaz)
10/18 Valeggio sul Mincio / Verona, IT @ Villa Zamboni
10/19 Loreto / Ancona, IT @ Circolo Reasonanz
10/21 Osio sopra / Bergamo, IT @ Joe Koala
10/23 Milano, IT @ Bloom (w/ Sebadoh)
10/26 Pisa, IT @ Borderline Club
10/27 Cremona, IT @ Il Fico
10/28 Brescia, IT @ Lio Bar
10/31 Velenje, SL @ Klub eMCe plac
12/04 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater (w/ Moving Units)
12/05 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (w/ Moving Units)

Artist: Qui
Album:  Life, Water, Living...
Label: Cobraside Distribution
Release Date: February 25th, 2014

01. Kicked Out of Mime College
02. Life, Water, Living... (VIDEO)
03. Mucho Sex in America (VIDEO)
04. Awkward Human Interest (VIDEO)
05. Boogie Down Disappointment
06. The Kind of Jazz This Is
07. Proof of Bass
08. Songbirds
09. You're a Girl
10. Whateryadoin? (VIDEO)
11. Ham Spray



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Monday, September 8, 2014

Black Moth share new track from forthcoming album via Revolver Magazine, 'Condemned To Hope' produced by Bad Seeds' Jim Sclavunos

"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 share another new track today from their forthcoming sophomore album Condemned To Hope via Revolver Magazine. The driving album opener "Tumbleweave" is available to hear and share HERE. Direct Soundcloud link HERE.

The Onion AV Club previously shared the blistering song "White Lies", available to hear & share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE).

The Leeds, UK quintet recently revealed the album's artwork 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 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" received 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 and 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:
09/26  Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
09/27  Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier
09/28  York, UK @ Duchess
10/01  London, UK @ Underworld
10/02  Birmingham, UK @ Asylum 2
10/03  Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse
10/05  Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
10/06  Sheffiled, UK @ Corporation

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

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






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Friday, September 5, 2014

NYC dream pop band The Dig launch US headlining tour dates; previously toured with The Walkmen, Joy Formidable, The Antlers, et al


New York City ethereal rock quartet The Dig launch extensive U.S. headlining tour dates today which run intermittently into late 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 confirmed 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 via Buffalo Jump Records.

THE DIG LIVE:
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 @ The Moon Room @ Summit Music Hall
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
09/30 - Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
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
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 and 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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