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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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.