Posts Tagged ‘new album’


REVIEW: LAXX – ‘Step Two’

Artist: LAXX
Album: Step Two
Label: Never Say Die Records
Genre: Bass music

Naysayers would lead the uneducated electronic music fan to believe it’s all downhill from here as repetitive festival house tracks among others plague the scene and producers leave behind their strengths to capitalize on trends, but it’s simply not the case. Rather, right now is a truly exciting time for the scene as there is a plethora of producers experimenting with new sounds and expanding their visibility daily, one of those being Oxford-based musician LAXX. Never looking to stay within any sort of comfort zone, he …

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Amber Pacific To Enter Studio With Mike Herrera of MxPx

Back around age 15, as I was just beginning to delve into the wonderful world of music, I stumbled across Amber Pacific’s first album, The Possibility and the Promise, and almost instantly fell in love. “Poetically Pathetic” was my angst-filled teenage anthem for subsequent months, and though the group’s more recent recordings haven’t impacted me as much as their earlier attempts, I still check in on the Washington outfit from time to time.

As such, I was pretty stoked when the five-piece recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund their fourth studio album. Though the band didn’t meet their …

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The Antlers Announce US Tour

Right on the heels of the announcement that they’ll be releasing a new record, The Antlers have outlined a US tour slotted for this summer. The tour will start a week after the album’s release, beginning in Boston and coming to a close in their own New York City.

The new album, titled Familiarscomes out June 17 via Anti- (and June 16 via Transgressive in the UK). It’s their newest work since 2012′s EPs [together] and Undersea and pre-orders for the LP are ongoing here. With the announcement came new single ”Palace” and a scenic, …


Red Hot Chili Peppers Expect New Music Out In September

In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, dated April 24, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer is interviewed by Rob Tannenbaum, according to a scan of the magazine from RHCP fansite The feature touches on the band’s upcoming work:

We’ve got some songs written already, some of which will definitely be on the [new] album. The amazing thing about the band is that we always keep evolving, but what we’ve been really keen on is taking our best elements and keep them rolling forwards. It’s looking like we’ll have something out around September time. I’m really

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World’s Strongest Man Announce New EP

World’s Strongest Man have announced they will be releasing a brand new EP, entitled I’m Sorry This Scares You, via Community Records. Pre-orders can be found here for those who want to go ahead and secure their copy of one of the record’s three colored vinyl variants of brown, black, and tan. For those who aren’t sold on pre-ordering I’m Sorry This Scares You, it is streaming in its entirety on World’s Strongest Man’s Bandcamp.

The album’s tracklisting (which happens to feature The Wonder Years’ Dan “Soupy” Campbell) can be found after the jump.…

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ALBUM STREAM: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – ‘Enter the Slasher House’

“Millions are waiting to be thrilled by the greatest horror the screen has ever known,” reads the opening text on the new video stream for Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks debut album, Enter the Slasher House. 

Animal Collective‘s founding member made his new side project, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, not too long ago to record some new material that was a little more horror-focused than the indie electro freak group is known for. Comprised of Avey Tare, Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, and drummer Jeremy Hyman (Dan Deacon, Ponytail), the group has a solid sound to back up its well-respected …


Emery Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New LP

Post-hardcore outfit Emery have launched a crowdfunding campaign on BadChristian for their forthcoming LP, You Were Never Alone. Asking fans for $50,000, the group are offering everything from signed copies of the record to playing personal house shows in return for their generosity.

You Were Never Alone will mark the return of founding member Devin Shelton, so there’s no doubt it should be worth contributing a few dollars to its production. For those who aren’t convinced even with that being said, click here to check out a demo of “I Got Taken For A Bath,” and furthermore, as part …


Foxy Shazam Release New Album, ‘Gonzo’, For Free

Oh, what a glorious day to be alive!

After being unusually quiet for the first several months of 2014, Foxy Shazam shocked fans around the world this afternoon with the surprise release of a new, completely free album titled Gonzo. You can stream the album below and grab a download off Bandcamp. Vinyl pre-orders are available now.

Gonzo is the first independent release from Foxy Shazam in five years. It was self-produced and recorded with famed engineer Steve Albini. Reflecting on working with Albini, singer Eric Nally states, “He’s the master of recording what you’re good at. …


Showbread Are Teasing Something Related To Their Debut Album

Oh, Showbread. You never did like to be direct with your marketing efforts.

This morning, the social networks for Showbread lit up with an image post referencing the promotional imagery for the band’s debut album, No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical. That record was released in September 2004, which means it is currently celebrating a decade of existence. As far as we know, Showbread have not announced any plans to tour or revisit the record up to this point, but the image shared today leads us to believe something is indeed being planned for the months ahead. You …

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Stream Two Knights’ Debut LP ‘Shut Up’

Out of Denton, TX comes emo duo Two Knights. Before we get all up in arms discussing what qualifies as “emo,” take a listen to this band’s music. Their debut album, Shut Up, is streaming a week early before its release on April 8 via Count Your Lucky Stars and it’s top notch.

These two dudes merge the math goodness of Cap’n Jazz with the recklessness of Algernon Cadwallader to form their own sound that will keep you hitting play as soon as you finish the first run through. There are a ton of influences all over this record, …


Stream SOHN’s Debut Album ‘Tremors’

Vienna-based electronic musician and producer SOHN has taken to iTunes to stream his debut album in its entirety one week before it drops.

The album, called Tremors, comes out April 7 on 4AD. On first listen, be ready to welcome some synth-fuzzed beats and simple keys. His vocals soar on his debut the way his previous singles would imply. Give it a listen in full over at iTunes.

Watch SOHN perform “Artifice” in a 4AD session below, too.…

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Announce New Album, Stream Single

With their undecipherable slurred singing and early 2000s blog hype, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have fallen out of mainstream media attention, but now they’re ready to step back up to the plate. With a new album, titled Only Run, coming out on June 2 via Xtra Mile Recordings, they’re ready to resurface.

The band have shared “Coming Down,” a single off the album that features Matt Berninger from The National. It’s got the Berninger’s moodiness but the larger sound of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah getting ready to go big. Only Run is the band’s fourth record, following 2011′s …