Posts Tagged ‘album’

Foxygen And Star Power

Foxygen Announce New Album, Tour, Share “How Can You Really” Music Video

Last year saw constant back-and-forth press releases about LA retro pop duo Foxygen supposedly breaking up. Here we are in 2014, and not only are the band back together, but they’ve announced a new full-length, …And Star Power, out October 14 via Jagjaguwar. The album has a whopping 24 tracks and sees contributions from “a gaggle of guest stars.” According to the press release, it was recorded on a tape machine at the infamous Chateau Marmont and is filled with “psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, soft-rock indulgences, D&D doom rock, and paranoid bathroom rompers.” Take that as you will.

In lead …

Meatbodies

Listen to Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member’s New Band Meatbodies

Back when Ty Segall was touring in his new band FUZZ and Mikal Cronin made a critically-acclaimed solo debut, Chad Ubovich was playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods. Between tours, Ubovich spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. With a little help from Segall, he’s now gone on to be picked up by label In The Red and will be releasing his self-titled debut as the renamed Meatbodies.

The 12-track debut was recorded with Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence) and saw friends Cory Hanson of Wand and …

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Listen to FUTURE PRIMITIVE’s Debut Release ‘FP14,’ Read Their Interview With Us, Then Go Skate Some Curbs

Today, we’re pleased to share with you the fantastic debut EP from North Carolina-based skate-punk / melodic hardcore band, FUTURE PRIMITIVEFP14 sounds like the work of a band that already has a few releases under their belt, yet somehow FUTURE PRIMITIVE has only been around for a few months. Seamlessly juggling a wide variety of influences, from skate-punk to youth crew to emo, FUTURE PRIMITIVE have found a sound that harkens back to a wide variety of genres, while still feeling uniquely their own. Simply put, while this is technically a demo, FP14 sounds way more put together.…

Twin Peaks Wild Onion

ALBUM STREAM: Twin Peaks – ‘Wild Onion’

Chicago’s youth ain’t got nothin’ on its under-21 fellows Twin Peaks. The four-piece pop rock group will drop their sophomore release, Wild Onion, on August 5, and it’s not just Chicago that’s cheering them on. In anticipation, they’ve put the whole rowdy, riffy, jovial record up for streaming on Pitchfork Advance.

After seeing their set at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, there was no denying they know what they’re doing. From tossing a guitar into the crowd first thing in the morning or yelling every lyric in their hometown’s backyard, Twin Peaks were on fire. That’s what …

Spoon They Want My soul

ALBUM STREAM: Spoon – ‘They Want My Soul’

Spoon’s new album, They Want My Soul, finally comes out on August 5 via Loma Vista. It’s been four years since 2010′s Transference and almost 10 months since they announced a new album was on the way. Now, at last, the album can be streamed in full at iTunes Radio.

The 10-track full-length is the first time Spoon has used an outside producer (Joe Chiccarelli [My Morning Jacket, Beck, The Strokes] and Dave Fridmann [The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev]), the first time frontman Britt Daniel incorporated a new-found obsession with classic rock staples AC/DC and The Rolling …

Adult Jazz

Stream Adult Jazz’s Excellent Debut LP ‘Gist Is’

Leeds four-piece Adult Jazz shared a video titled “Community Rhythms” two weeks ago that got our attention from its first few seconds. After watching a pile of humans tumble out of a white van, gather round in a school gym, and bust out a drum circle while frontman Harry Burgess ropes around them singing, we couldn’t help but obsess over what we just saw. Was this group therapy? A brilliant combo of folk, roots, and pop? A cult disguised as a band? After a lot of deliberation and even more online stalking, we found the answer: it was …

Primus

Primus To Release New Album In October

Funk metal band Primus announced that they will be releasing a new album this year on October 21. The currently untitled record will  be their follow-up to Green Naugahyde that was released back in 2011. Bassist/vocalist Les Claypool has stated that the theme of the upcoming record will be Willy Wonka-oriented songs that they interpreted at an Oakland, CA New Year’s show.

Check out the album announcement from Grimey’s New & Preloved Music Instagram after the break.

This announcement comes just a week after drummer Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander suffered a heart attack which resulted in open heart surgery. Alexander is …

Mega Bog

Mega Bog Announce Debut Album ‘Gone Banana,’ Stream “Year of Patience”

After 5 years of self-released material and re-writing songs, Mega Bog are finally ready to share their debut album. Titled Gone Banana, the album drops September 23 via Couple Skate and showcases the group’s lo-fi jazz rock sound. Finally, a band you and your dad can agree on.

With Kevin Ayers and Steely Dan influences, the band have traces of psychedelia and mall jazz in their songs while keeping the songwriting core tender. Lead single “Year of Patience” introduces the band nicely with a strutting saxophone line and Erin Birgy’s coy vocals, taking on the sounds of Ariel Pink, Prefab …

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ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen.

The new record highlights older ’80s synth as the band turns inward to look at their own delicate abilities and the fragile nature of emotions. As their press release notes, it’s an opportunity to hear the band at peace as they’ve “learned to cut back on that which …

SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land

SBTRKT Announces New Album, Shares Single feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

UPDATE: Stream “New Dorp, New York” feat. Ezra Koenig below.

Earlier this year, UK producer SBTRKT dropped a surprise EP out of nowhere. Today, he has announced the release of Wonder Where We Land, his highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2011 self-titled debut. Oh 2014, how sweet you are. The album artwork is above and a creepy trailer for the album can be seen after the jump.

SBTRKT will premiere the album’s first single on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program later this afternoon. The best part? It features Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. Stay tuned for a stream of …

flying lotus

Flying Lotus Announces New Album ‘You’re Dead!’ and Tour

California electronic musician and producer Flying Lotus is undeniably talented. He creates sweeping trip-hop-infused electronic beats and funk-laced rhythms that speak from the soul, although maybe that’s because he’s related to John Coltrane. Earlier this year he shared previously unheard material and a music video for “Phantasm,” but now we finally get word of new material. On October 7, Flying Lotus will drop a new album titled You’re Dead! via Warp. Heads up: it’s going to be incredible.

The follow-up album to 2012′s excellent Until the Quiet Comes has been teased for some time now. In November …

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U2 Reportedly Releasing New Album “Before the End of the Year”

Irish rock legends U2 have been working on this new album for a while, and a couple lucky beach-goers have even overheard Bono spinning some of the tracks at his getaway home. Now, according to The Sun, “the new album will drop before the end of the year, most likely in November,” and the band will probably play in London as a part of this year’s iTunes Festival.

The record is U2′s first album since 2009′s No Line on the Horizon and their 13th in total. They’re “very confident” ahead of their long-awaited comeback, and rightfully so considering they have …