Monday, June 17th
Bosnian Rainbows, the new project of former At the Drive-In/Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez, are streaming their self-titled debut through NPR Music. The album is to be officially released on June 25th.
3. Dig Right in Me
4. The Eye Fell in Love
5. Cry for You
6. Morning Sickness
7. Torn Maps
8. Turtle Neck
9. Always On The Run
11. Mother, Father, Set Us Free
Friday, June 14th
Dallas, Texas stonegaze band True Widow who have recently signed with Relapse Records will be releasing their new record "Circumambulation" on July 23.
The first single "HW:R" can be heard here:
Thursday, June 13th
Blue October has released a new single, entitled 'Bleed Out'. The song is taken from their
upcoming album, Sway, which is set to be released August 20.
You can check the song here: http://www.thebuzz.com/pages/donjantzen.html?feed=327040&article=11384516
Wednesday, June 12th
Icelandic trio Sigur Ros has made their new album Kveikur available to stream a few days before its June 18 release. A link to the stream can be found on the band's web page:
Indie-folk band Maps & Atlases have just released a music video for their song "Old Ash", in which lead singer/guitarist Dave Davison shaves off his beard.
Neko Case has released a trailer for her forthcoma-inducing pleasurefest of an album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.
Tuesday, June 11th
Alien Ant Farm has recently released a music video for their song 'Let Em Know', which will be on their upcoming 5th studio record Always and Forever.
You can view the video here - http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1565738/alien-ant-farm-let-em-know-exclusive-video-premiere
Monday, June 10th
Over the past week, Okkervil River have been teasing the title for something on their website, www.okkervilriver.com. They've now filled in the title with every letter, spelling out The Silver Gymnasium, the title of their forthcoming 7th album, due September 3rd.
The album is the follow-up to 2011's I Am Very Far and frontman Will Sheff's solo material, Lovestreams. A tour of the US will accompany the album. http://constantartists.com/tours/okkervilriver/
mewithoutYou have released a music video for their 2012 song 'All Circles'. The video is
available for streaming on both Vevo and their own website, the latter having an option to donate a minimum of $1 USD to receive an HD copy of the video.
You can view it here: http://mewithoutyou.com/videos/all-circles
Saturday, June 8th
IV is the bands follow up to 2011's Welcome To My DNA. Steven Wilson's presence on Blackfield records has decreased since the last album with Aviv Geffen composing all of the 11 songs on the new album as well as producing the album with Steven Wilson contributing additional vocals and guitars as well as mixing the album.
The new album includes guest vocal performances from Brett Anderson (Suede), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) and Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema).
The album is scheduled to be released on the 26th of August and can be pre-ordered on Burningshed.
Friday, June 7th
Indie rock legends Superchunk have shared 'FOH', the first single off of their upcoming album I Hate Music, to be released on August 20th.
You can listen to the track on their official SoundCloud page:
Through their website, post rock band God is an Astronaut have announced the title and release date of their seventh album, Origins, due September 16th.
The band returns to Rocket Girl Press Release - the record label that released All Is Violent, All Is Bright - after eight years, and plans to put out the new single 'Spiral Code' on September 2nd.
Full article, details, and tour dates can be found here: http://giaaband.tumblr.com/post/52375020759/rocket-girl-press-release-origins-is-the-seventh
Now defunct Scottish band Aereogramme have made 5 'Acoustic Tour CDs' available for download and streaming on Bandcamp. The original CDs had been released over the period 2003 to 2006 but were extremely rare and hard to find.
Each of the 5 can be streamed for free or downloaded for £1, and between them total 23 songs, 10 of which had otherwise not been released by the band.
Wednesday, June 5th
Atlanta's O'Brother have announced that they will be releasing a follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album on August 20th titled Disillusion via Triple Crown Records. Read the statement below:
“O’Brother is thrilled to announce the release of their sophomore studio album Disillusion, slated for August 20th, 2013 via Triple Crown Records. The band ventured out of their hometown of Atlanta, GA to the bitter cold of Long Island this past winter to hole up in the studio with engineer/producer Mike Sapone (Brand New,Public Enemy, Daytrader). The result is a heavier, refined follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2012 debut Garden Window, which the Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli described as “…a brutalizing blend of industrial rock, alt-metal and metal featuring a three-guitar attack….”
The ever prolific, genre-hopping solo eccentrist Beck has announced a proper studio follow up to 2008's Modern Guilt and an acoustic album, which according to Rolling Stone magazine will serve as a "as a small-bore, self-contained work along the lines of 1994's One Foot in the Grave. "I have a bunch of songs I recorded about four years ago that I'm hopefully going to try to finish," Beck told Rolling Stone late last year. "I'm not sure if it's relevant anymore." Both albums will be released independently, release dates are still TBA.
For now, listen to Beck's latest single "Defriended" (which reportedly won't appear on either of the new albums): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDSjOM42HZU
Since Swan's resurgence in 2010, they've been really busy turning their amps up to 11, smashing gongs, getting really sweaty, and blowing wigs back; releasing two studio albums, a live album, and touring extensively. Now according to a recent Facebook post, it seems more Swans material is on the way....
"thanks to all who came to our recent shows in europe. it means the world to us to be in the center of the storm with you… it is a life giving, regenerative event for us to make this music, and my hope is that a positive effect is shared by all. thank you for allowing us to make a fresh world in real time. your involvement means everything! … a few more of these short tours are upcoming, then a live album (hand made), then a new studio album using the live versions of these new songs you may have experienced as a starting point. so, the studio album will move forward from the live versions you’ve possibly witnessed (which have already changed nightly in the rec ...more
Tuesday, June 4th
The Dangerous Summer have released a new song titled 'Catholic Girls.' The song is the first single released off their new album, Golden Record, which is expected to be released on August 6th, 2013.
Progressive ska maestros RX Bandits have released the first track from their upcoming release The Covers EP, a reworking of The Police's 'Can't Stand Losing You'.
The Covers EP is being made in honor of the 10th anniversary of their album The Resignation and is to be released to fans for free over a four week period, excluding the fifth track, which will be exclusive to the CD version they'll be selling on their next tour.
The other covers on the EP will be: 'Falling Man' by Blonde Redhead, 'Surf Wax America' by Weezer, 'Cashout' by Fugazi, and '21st Century Schizoid Man' by King Crimson.
Monday, June 3rd
Jimmy Eat World have made their new album, Damage, available for streaming ahead of its June 11th release date. Link below.
Since his departure from the defunct band, My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way has rekindled
his earlier comic book career by teaming up with DC's Veritgo publication. The imprint, aimed
towards a more controversial style for graphic novel audiences, will feature the former
vocalist's re-imagining of Batman through a limited series.
The project was approved, after five years in the works, now that there's enough time to
dedicate to the conceptual six issues vision of the iconic caped crusader. He'll also be focusing
on a The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys comic, along with a TV directorial debut for "The
Aquabats! Super Show!" season finale.
Art sketches, attribute details, and release dates can be found in the link below.
Sunday, June 2nd
English art rockers These New Puritans are streaming their new album Field of Reeds from the following location:
The album will be officially released on June 10 through Infectious Music.
Saturday, June 1st
Boston based post rockers Lavinia are streaming a new track, titled "New Blood" from metalsucks.net:
The track is included in the band's new 7'' EP titled Take Shelter, which is out since May 28 from Mylene Sheath.
Friday, May 31st
Portugal. The Man's new album titled "Evil Friends" is now available to stream at the following link:
Wednesday, May 29th
UK/Australian/Welsh word-spewing punk-rockers Future of the Left have announced a new album and an EP in a crowd-sourcing effort on PledgeMusic.com. The project has surpassed its funding goal but offers a lot of superb exclusive offers of merchandise and even an additional EP of songs that will be cut from the final album.
The pledge page can be found here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/futureoftheleft
Tuesday, May 28th
Jazz-influenced indie group The Reign of Kindo has released its first single for its upcoming album, Play With Fire, which will be released on June 30th. The song's called "Feeling in the Night," and features the infectious melodies the band is known for.
Check out the song here-- and if you like it, go purchase it either on Amazon or iTunes.
Or purchase it here:
Listener's first album since 2010's "Wooden Heart" is slated to be released on June 18th. Their third studio album is called "Time Is A Machine" which will feature 8 new tracks. More details, tour dates and purchase options can be found on their website:
Below is where you can find the new Listener track entitled "Eyes To The Ground For Change".
The collaboration group of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and post rock band Collections of Colonies of Bees have announced their sophomore release as the band Volcano Choir through a teaser trailer. The album titled Repave will be released September 3rd in the U.S and September 2nd internationally via Jagjaguwar. The band will also tour in North America for the first time.
09-06 Chicago, IL - Metro
09-07 Indianapolis, IN - Vogue
09-08 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix
09-09 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
09-11 Boston, MA - Paradise
09-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-14 New York, NY - Webster Hall
09-27 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
09-28 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10-18 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
Check out the teaser and their album art:
Monday, May 27th
Following their Recover EP earlier this year, up-and-coming Glaswegian synth-pop trio Chvrches have released a new song entitled "Gun".
The song can be listened to via Soundcloud:
Sunday, May 26th
Australian alt metal band Sick Puppies announced their new album 'Connect' to be out on July 16th, including the lead single "There's No Going Back". Pre-Ordering started on May 20th.
A trailer for "There's No Going Back" can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T03pJ2UfgZg
You can preorder 'Connect' on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SPconnect
Saturday, May 25th
Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro released a new song entitled 'Isn't That Something'. Toro played everything, sang everything, recorded everything and mixed everything on this song.
Song: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/ray_toro_ex_my_chemical_romance_posts_new_song_isn t_that_something
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