Posts Tagged ‘news’

the american scene 2014

The American Scene Release First Single From ‘Haze’

A few days ago The American Scene announced their new album, Haze, due out September 9 via Pure Noise Records. Today we have been treated with the first single from the record, in the form of a music video for the killer track “Royal Blue.”

“Royal Blue” expands on the band’s abilities with a heightened groove, and even tighter musicianship. Try not to dance around during the chorus. Go ahead, I dare you. The video shows the band playing in black and white, accompanied by cityscapes.

Speaking to Alternative Press on the record, guitarist Jeff Wright had this to …


Let Mother Nature Take Control In ‘Grizzly’ Trailer

Beware the red machine.

The project that was once known as Red Machine and Endangered, has been given a new, and hopefully final name with Grizzly.

The story of Grizzly follows the hunt for a massive grizzly known as the Red Machine, as it preys in its land. Starring James Marsden, Billy Bob Thornton, Thomas Jane, Billie Perabo, and many more, the film does not yet have a release date, but we now have a trailer to tide us over.

You can watch the trailer below (via Bloody Disgusting), and be sure to be on the lookout …

the american scene 2014

The American Scene Will Release ‘Haze’ On September 9

The American Scene return to release their new LP, Haze, September 9 through Pure Noise Records. My most anticipated for 2014 now has an official release date.

The band released their sophomore LP, Safe For Now, back in late 2012 through Pure Noise Records to much acclaim. With a high appreciation for Pedro The Lion, Safe For Now is a sonically diverse album, filled with striking vocals, fighting guitars, and a groove heavy rhythm section.

Pure Noise Records has released two teasers for the new album, both featuring clips of a new track. The album appears to be …

Nai Harvest

Nai Harvest Release New Single, “Buttercups”

Having already released one of my favorite EPs of the year with Hold Open My Head, England’s Nai Harvest have released a brand new single titled “Buttercups.

Featuring a grander sound found on the emotionally pulsating Hold Open My Head, “Buttercups” is a fuzz-worthy track that is filled with lush sounds, catchy vocals, airy guitars, and the band’s vintage charm.

The rock duo hail from Sheffield, England, and released their debut LP Whatever early last year. Their latest EP, Hold Open My Head, was released in March of this year, and if that and new …


Watch A New ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer

Disney’s first Marvel animated experience, Big Hero 6, due for release November 7, has gotten a new trailer.

Highlighting more plot points than we have seen before, Big Hero 6 stars Hiro, voiced by Ryan Potter, a robot prodigy who helps design a superhero team of untrained and inexperienced crime fighters, who must fight an uncovering criminal plot. Based off of the Marvel comic book series, the film will be co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams.

Also announced are the voice actors behind the film. Scott Adist, known for the walking mid-life crisis that was Pete from …

field mouse

REVIEW: Field Mouse – ‘Hold Still Life’

Artist: Field Mouse
Album: Hold Still Life
Genre: Alternative, Shoegaze
Label: Topshelf Records

Hold Still Life is an adventure fit for any occasion. While keeping a steady collective of pop, melody, and charm, Field Mouse’s sophomore LP is able to play with tones in ways that keep songs fresh, all while consistently holding a formula for songwriting, giving each track a vivid feel while providing consistency for the listener.

Swerving in and out of fuzz, dynamics, and variability, the one constant throughout the record are the vocals. Front and center, crisp and clear, Field Mouse prose vocals that act as …


Slowdive Announce North American Tour

Marking their first time playing in North America since 1994, Slowdive will begin a thirteen city long tour of the region this fall.

The recently reunited shoegaze outfit have been pleasing longtime fans by playing festivals and big events, and now North American residents can enjoy the return of one of the most influential shoegaze bands of the ’90s.

From the classic Souvlaki, to the monumental third LP, Pygmalion, the band has been reuniting fans with the rich textures, lush vocals, and airy atmospheres perfected in their time as a group.

The tour kicks off in DC October …


LISTEN: Prawn – “Glass, Irony”

“Let’s keep swimming.”

Prawn have released another new track from their upcoming album, Kingfisher. The track, “Glass, Irony,” is an upbeat adventure of melody, pop, and crisp sound. Easily one of the band’s most energetic outings to date, “Glass, Irony” is a welcomed addition to any summer playlist, making the wait for Kingfisher all the more exciting, even though it’s still a month away.

Releasing on August 12 through Topshelf Records, Kingfisher was produced by Moving Mountains’ Greg Dunn. Featuring ten brand new tracks, if “Thalassa” and “Glass, Irony,” are of the caliber to expect, Kingfisher will …

Field Mouse

Stream New Field Mouse LP ‘Hold Still Life’

Bring on the fuzz.

Field Mouse’s fantastic new album Hold Still Life is currently streaming over at Hype Machine. Applauding the loved sonic aspects of the ’90s, coupled with plenty of fuzz, reverb, and keen ears for melody, Hold Still Life is a wonderful experiment in sound.

From the ’80s inspired pop ballad of “Two Ships,” to the grunge emulated “Tomorrow Is Yesterday,” there is plenty to love on Hold Still Life. Within my first few listens of the work, I immediately noted the production. A lot of artists lately tend to prefer drowning out vocals for the …


LISTEN: The Felix Culpa – “Karma City”

It has been a long wait for new tunes from the much loved and much missed The Felix Culpa. But, today, fans are able to finally surround themselves in new sounds from the band in the form of new song “Karma City.”

“Karma City” is a catalyst of a track, bringing some of the dirtiest tones the band has used to date. Covered with a sludgy bass, heavy guitars, tight grooves, and the perfect balance between pop and drone vocals, “Karma City” is a welcomed return for the band.

The track comes from an upcoming split with Foreign Tongues via …


‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby’ Trailer: Bring On The Oscar Buzz

The first trailer for The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby has found its way online ahead of the film’s fall release.

At first sight, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby may seem like your typical dramatic tale of romance on the rocks, but the origin of the film is actually quite peculiar. The project was originally screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year as two separate films – Him and Her – which together told the story of one romance through the eyes of each lover. At Cannes, the project appeared again, this time with the subtitle Them, and …


LISTEN: Prawn – “Thalassa”

There has always been something incredibly entrancing about Prawn’s tones. They are soft, bright, full of reverb and textures, all while consistently creating a crunch of dynamic sound when needed. Following this contrast of wavelike statics in their sound, the band has released their newest track, “Thalassa,” from their upcoming full-length Kingfisher.

Beginning like a Prawn adventure would, “Thalassa” starts with a wonderful horn-assisted intro, seamlessly sewing itself into the alluring verse. But, as previously mentioned, it is not long before Prawn carry you up from the transcendent environment they presented in the beginning of the track, for the …