Kindness shares video for Robyn-aided “Who Do You Love?”, announces US tour dates

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UK singer Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, returns today with a video for his Robyn collaboration, “Who Do You Love?”. Directed by Daniel Brereton, it features portraits of both singers’ family and friends. Explained Bainbridge, “This video and this song is about people and connection, and how you can identify who you are by those you love. Those people say a hell of a lot about you.”

Additionally, Kindness has announced the first batch of 2015 tour dates in support of his recently released sophomore album, Otherness. The itinerary includes a few dates in February, but really picks up in March, with additional shows still to be announced. Watch the video and see the current tour schedule below.

Kindness – Who Do You Love feat. Robyn

 

 

 

Kindness 2015 Tour Dates:
01/16 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
02/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
02/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
03/05 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/07 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
03/08 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
03/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
03/11 ­– Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03/13 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
03/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
03/18 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03/19 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

Cold War Kids announce new album, Hold My Home, stream “First”

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Cold War Kids have announced details of their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, which will arrive October 21st via Downtown Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

The 11-track album was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci and frequent collaborator Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Matt and Kim) at the band’s personal studio in San Jose, California.

Already we’ve heard the stirring lead single, “All This Could Be Yours”. Now, to coincide with today’s announcement, the band has shared “First”. The track is grand and regaling, a sonically uplifting mix of jittery guitars, handclap rhythms, and dynamic vocal harmonies. Again, Cold War Kids aren’t exactly reinventing the wheel, but rather emphasizing their core strengths of solid, enjoyable guitar rock.

Listen in below:

 

Hold My Home Tracklist:
01. All This Could Be Yours
02. First
03. Hot Coals
04. Drive Desperate
05. Hotel Anywhere
06. Go Quietly
07. Nights & Weekends
08. Hold My Home
09. Flower Drum Song
10. Harold Bloom
11. Hear My Baby Call

The band has also shared the music video for “All This Could Be Yours”, a black-and-white clip of one woman’s journey around a big city. Watch it below.

 

The Gaslight Anthem’s Top 10 Songs

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The Gaslight Anthem

 

When the needle drops on The Gaslight Anthem’s sophomore record, The ‘59 Sound, it’s not actually a needle. The soft hisses and crackles belong to a prerecorded sound effect, the inclusion of which would be entirely unnecessary if the band trusted you to listen on glorious, 180-gram vinyl. But the fact is that it’s 2008, you probably bought this on CD or mp3, and the band’s only way to be authentic is to be a little contrived.

Fast-forward six years and three records, and the same paradox applies. On 2010’s American Slang and 2012’s Handwritten, frontman Brian Fallon and his bandmates held fast to their fantasies about late-night diners and girls named Mary or Maria, creating a self-contained mythology of an America more real than the one we’ve got. As the tropes became more common, the band even risked unintentional comedy, with some critics in awe of how many times Fallon could drop the word “radio” on a single album.

But all of that is part and parcel of what makes The Gaslight Anthem great. They wear their influences on their sleeves, yet they refuse to hide behind those influences. They name-drop Charles Dickens, English author, and Andy Diamond, New Jersey punk promoter, and don’t skip a beat in the interim. The band’s latest effort, Get Hurt, marks their first significant foray into a new sound, so we’re revisiting the rest of their catalog to find the 10 best songs of their career so far.

CAVEMAN BAND – TOUR 2014

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Caveman is an American band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band recorded their first studio album in 2011. Although originally self-released, the album was re-released by Fat Possum Records in 2012.  Caveman performed at SXSW 2013  and Sasquatch Festival 2013.  The band’s musical style is a mixture of indie rock and indie pop.

The video for the song “In the City” features actress Julia Stiles

 

 

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Background information
Origin Brooklyn, NY, United States
Genres [?]
Years active [?–present]
Labels Fat Possum Records
Associated acts [?]
Website cavemantheband.com
Members Matthew Iwanusa
Jimmy Carbonetti
Stefan Marolachakis
Sam Hopkins
Jeff Berrall

TOUR DATES – 2014

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Everybody here is waiting for deep snow to ski –and I’m just waiting for Shangri La…

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Jake Bugg – Shangri La

Shangri La is the upcoming second studio album by Jake Bugg, due to be released on 18 November 2013. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and named after his studio in Malibu, California, where recording took place in the summer of 2013.

The album was originally scheduled for release in the United States on 14 January 2014, by Island Records, with a five song EP released on 18 November 2013. However, following a “sold-out” tour in the United States, the release date was pushed up to 19 November 2013, a day following the UK release.

I first saw Jake Bugg live at a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. When I heard him sing, my jaw dropped– my heart was telling me a star was born. I saw him live again at The Living Room also in NYC. Although space was limited, I managed to get in. It was an awesome acoustic performance by a young artist (18 years of age!) and since then, Jake Bugg hasn’t stopped amazing me.

As we wait for the release of Shangri La in the U.S., we want to share with you some music videos from the album, including two singles. The first single “What Doesn’t Kill You” was announced and released from Shangri La on 23 September 2013. On 17 October 2013, “Slumville Sunrise” was revealed as the album’s second single, including a video promoting the song and album. Watch them below.

Jake Bugg – What Doesn’t Kill You [first single]

Jake Bugg – Slumville Sunrise [second single]

Jake Bugg – There’s A Beast And We All Feed It – at the BIC, Bournemouth on 19/10/2013

Studio album by Jake Bugg
Released 18 November 2013
Recorded 2013, Shangri La, Malibu, CA
Genre Indie rock
Label Mercury Records (UK)
Island Records (U.S.)
Producer Rick Rubin

Shangri La track listing

No. Title Length
1. “There’s a Beast and We All Feed It” 1:41
2. “Slumville Sunrise” 2:58
3. “What Doesn’t Kill You” 2:04
4. “Me and You” 2:58
5. “Messed Up Kids” 2:58
6. “A Song About Love” 3:59
7. “All Your Reasons” 5:08
8. “Kingpin” 2:27
9. “Kitchen Table” 4:55
10. “Pine Trees” 2:50
11. “Simple Pleasures” 5:02
12. “Storm Passes Away” 2:54

Personnel

  • Jake Bugg – lead vocals, lead guitar, piano
  • Jason Lader – bass guitar
  • Matt Sweeney – rhythm guitar
  • Pete Thomas – drums

The National Debut Two New Songs on ‘Fallon’

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The National visited Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and debuted two new songs off their forthcoming album, Trouble Will Find Me. The Brooklyn indie-rockers played a new song “Sea of Love,” and also the mesmerizing “I Need My Girl.”

The National have staked out a sterling reputation for smartly brooding indie-rock anthems. And no other band makes dark and stormy seem like ideal weather. Despite touches of wry humor, the material previewed so far from Brooklyn band’s upcoming album Trouble Will Find Me refines that strategy more than departs from it. That was particularly true in the group’s appearance last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where they passionately performed two songs from the May 21 album, joined by elegant trombone and trumpet. On air, the crew romped through “Sea of Love”, which contains the album’s title phrase. As an online exclusive, they turned down the tempo for urgent, atmospheric ballad “I Need My Girl”.

Trouble Will Find Me is out May 21. “When we started, we weren’t exactly a cool band like the Strokes or Interpol… For years, we tried to prove we weren’t boring white guys,” singer Matt Berninger told Rolling Stone this month. “This time around, we didn’t have to prove anything.”

The band is also the subject of the new documentary Mistaken for Strangers, which opened the Tribeca Film Festival last week. Shot by Matt Berninger’s younger metalhead brother Tom, the film offers a light-hearted perspective on a band known for serious music.

Documentary by singer’s brother follows indie-rockers on tour

With The National’s tour documentary Mistaken for Strangers  which opened the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th, the band has released a trailer for the movie shot by singer Matt Berninger’s metalhead younger brother, Tom.

Here, Tom goes behind the scenes and shows how different he is from Matt – who’s nine years older – as he follows the National from a roadie’s perspective. Tom shoots hilarious, intentionally out-of-touch questions at the band, like, “how famous do you think you are,” “how fast can you play” and “what kind of drugs and how many drugs have you done?” Tom comes off at times like an irritant, in typical little brother fashion, but his love for Matt is apparent, and his freewheeling spirit adds another perspective to a band known for serious, somber music.

Sources: Hulu, Tribeca Film Festival, Google, The National, Spin, Rolling Stone

Avalve Rec Announce Shadowboxer’s Debut Album Deaf Dumb Blind & Mute – Released Today!

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Deaf Dumb Blind & Mute Album by Shadowboxer
Recorded & produced by Caspar Nørgaard, Kenneth Grøndahl Paulsen & Martin Kramer

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Deaf Dumb Blind & Mute

by Shadowboxer

BUY & Download Digital Album HERE

Immediate download of 11-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

All tracks written by Martin Kramer except ‘Copies’ by Martin Kramer & Steen Holten-Andersen;  ‘Flip the coin’ by Martin Kramer & Caspar Nørgaard; ‘Uptight’ by Martin Kramer & Kenneth Grøndahl Paulsen.

Design/Layout: Martin Kramer & Caspar Nørgaard.

Cover photo: Martin Kramer.

Management: Avalve Records

All instruments and vocals by Martin Kramer except ‘Bodystomp on Difficult’ by Peter Stavrum.

Guitars and synth by Caspar Nørgaard on (II, IV,VII, IX, )
Drums, piano & synth by Kenneth Grøndahl Paulsen on (II, IV, V,VI,IX)

Released 03 April 2013
Thanks: Signe Due Sommerset, Steen Holten-Andersen, Kenneth Grøndahl Paulsen, Lasse Herbst, Kathrine Juhl, Kasper Kongslev aka. Ole James, Sigurd, Peter Stavrum, Nicolai Rasmussen & KODA. Special thanks and gratitude to Caspar Nørgaard.

Album tracks:

1. Difficult
(Kramer/Kramer)

2. Copies
(Kramer/Holten-Andersen)

3. Dockside
(Kramer/Kramer)

4. Deaf, dumb, blind & mute
(Kramer/Kramer)

5. Valentines day
(Kramer/Kramer)

6. Henry Ford interlude
(Kramer/Kramer)

7. Flip the coin
(Kramer/Kramer/Nørgaard)

8. Uptight
(Kramer/Paulsen)

9. In the Cracks of your skin
(Kramer/Kramer)

10. Seize fire
(Kramer/Kramer)

11. Almost a minute
(Kramer/Kramer)