Posts Tagged ‘Debut’

Little Daylight

Stream Little Daylight’s Debut Album ‘Hello Memory’

Brooklyn trio Little Daylight may claim to bring a small amount of light to the room, but we think they’ve got the whole thing glowing. After one listen to the CHVRCHES-esque “My Life,” we’ve been waiting for the synth pop group to drop their debut album, Hello Memory, on July 15. Now we get to hear it in full.

Hello Memory is ripe with sweetness the way CHVRCHES were in 2013 but manages to keep it on the cool side of things like M83. There’s youthful vibes trodding along fun instrumentation and post-rock, and cerebral structure, most of …

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Stream Cold Beat’s Debut Album ‘Over Me’

Lo-fi grunge surf rock could use more females fronting the scene, and thankfully Cold Beat is stepping up to the challenge. The San Francisco-based group sees Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew at the microphone, making their debut LP, Over Me, a must-listen.

We got a taste of the album with “Mirror” earlier on, and this week we get to give it a listen in full. There’s the bouncy happiness of “UV” and the cinematic structure of other efforts like “Abandon” and “Rain,” all compacted into a record that flies by. The 13-track full-length is an impressive entrance for the …

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O Announces Debut Solo Record, ‘Crush Songs’

Last year the Yeah Yeah Yeahs put out Mosquito, but it seems juggling that and music for Spike Jonze’s Her wasn’t enough to keep fontwoman Karen O busy. She’s just announced she will be dropping her first ever solo album, Crush Songs, September 9 via Cult (Julian Casablancas’ label). That’s the album art to the left.

It may come as a surprise that this is Karen O’s first solo record, but don’t forget that she only contributed one song to Her (the co-written “The Moon Song”) and composed the soundtrack for Where the Wild Things Are under the name Karen …

Angel Olsen

Watch Angel Olsen’s TV Debut on ‘Letterman’

It’s been four months since Angel Olsen‘s fantastic record Burn Your Fire For No Witness came out and not a week goes by that I don’t find myself listening to it in full. The only thing better than giving it a spin is hearing that material live. Thankfully the whole TV-watching world got a chance to experience that sound this week when Olsen stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to perform “Hi-Five.”

The video is a good opportunity to see her singing style. It never ceases to amaze me how little she opens her mouth for some …

Real Estate

Watch Real Estate Debut New Song “White Light” and Cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”

It’s been quite a year for New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate. Not only did they put out an excellent new album, Atlas, but they announced a new live EP, shared US tour dates, and taught us how to play “Crime” on guitar. Naturally the next step was to stop by La Blogothèque for a dependably breathtaking live session. The 30-minute video has frontman Martin Courtney, guitarist Matt Modanile, and bassist Alex Bleeker playing in a cozy indoor setting to a small group of onlookers.

The video catches Real Estate playing music off of Atlas, including …

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REVIEW: Northernmost – ‘Northernmost’

Artist: Northernmost
Album: Northernmost
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie

Let me first begin by saying I love the name Northernmost. I know one is to not judge a book by its cover, but anyone acclimated with my writing knows just how much I appreciate a northern escapist mindset. With this on the tip of my imagination, when Northernmost’s debut LP Northernmost made it to my ears, I was ready to find where the northernmost point truly is.

Beginning with the somber and calming “Basic Space,” Northernmost introduce us with ease to their vast soundscape. Releasing a swooning quell on the mind, “Basic …

Twin Shadow

Watch Twin Shadow Perform “To The Top” on ‘Conan’

Back in April, Twin Shadow dropped a powerful new song titled “To The Top.” It’s a strong pop piece of ’80s foundation with clean vocals sung over it, but that was all he shared. There was no word of a new album, an EP, or anything. So when he stepped onstage on Conan last night, his presence was an appreciated surprise.

Twin Shadow performed “To The Top,” showing that the song upholds its sturdy structure live just as well as it does in the recorded version. It was performed in a circle with some gospel, giving it the

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Gerard Way To Make Live Solo Debut At Reading And Leeds

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has revealed plans to make his live solo debut at this year’s Reading and Leeds Music Festivals.

Revealed this morning via Twitter, the organizers for Reading and Leeds revealed that Gerard Way will be making his first-ever live appearance as a solo artist as part of the world famous festivals’ 2014 lineup. The events will take place August 22-24 at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds, with a simultaneous live broadcast online expected. Other performers announced include A Day To Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, and Issues. Click here

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Frank Turner’s Mongol Horde Shares “Blistering Blue Barnacles”

Despite having a solid group of fans that love his folk punk work, Frank Turner is still keeping up with his other project, hardcore band Mongol Horde. The band have shared a brand new song called “Blistering Blue Barnacles” which you can stream below.

“Blistering Blue Barnacles” is off of Mongol Horde’s upcoming debut LP, Mongol Horde. The album drops on May 26 via Xtra Mile Recordings and is available for pre-order here. The full tracklist can be seen after the jump. …

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Stream BANKS’ New Song “Drowning”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter BANKS drops her debut album, Goddess, September 8, but today we get to preview what’s to come on that release.

BANKS has shared “Drowning,” a new track produced by Al Shux. It played on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as a Hottest Record and immediately set the stage with dark, industrial backbeats and a sultry, sophisticated voice similar to Lorde. For a moment, a club-style synth shows up in the background, making it a suitor for future remixes. The result would be interesting considering the song is about “creating the idea of a relationship where you’re unheard, …

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Watch a Clip From Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut, ‘Lost River’

Ever since Ryan Gosling said he’d be taking a break from acting, we’ve had our eyes raised in curiosity about what would come next. So now, after sneaking a peak at some photos from the set, we get to see a clip from the actor’s directorial debut, Lost Riveras it’s set to premiere at Cannes this week.

Lost River follows a single mother of two named Billy (Hendricks) as she enters a dark fantasy underworld. Meanwhile, her 18-year-old son, Bones, uncovers a secret road to an underwater town. Both must explore these worlds in order to keep …

Owen Pallett

Watch Owen Pallett Make Radio Debut Playing “I Am Not Afraid”

Oscar-nominated singer, songwriter, composer, and Arcade Fire sidekick Owen Pallett will be dropping his fourth album, In ConflictMay 27 via Domino/Secret City. In anticipation, he stopped by Canadian CBC Radio One’s Studio Q show to play “I Am Not Afraid.” It’s both a world premiere of the song and of Pallett playing piano and singing on air.

We’ve already gotten videos for “Song for Five & Six,” “The Riverbed,” and “On a Path,” but now we get a gorgeous live video of Pallett performing the album’s opening track. “I Am Not Afraid” …