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
Friday, May 24th
Geek rockers They Might Be Giants seem to be in the process of uploading their somewhat large discography to their official YouTube channel. At this time, the entirety of their self titled debut, "Mink Car", "Nanobots", and "The Else" have been uploaded, as well as two songs from "John Henry".
Thursday, May 23rd
Camera Obscura have release the single to their upcoming record Desire Lines. The song is called Fifth In Line To The Throne.
UK based indie rock band Arctic Monkeys have released a new live track entitled 'Do I Wanna Know?'. The track was captured and recorded in Ventura at a recent performance at The Majestic Theater. It has been confirmed that the track will feature on the band's up and coming new album later this year.
'Do I Wanna Know?' can be streamed at the link posted below:
Wednesday, May 22nd
Australian indie heartthrob Matt Corby has released a single, entitled 'Resolution', which is to be on his upcoming, untitled LP, set to be released later this year.
Listen here: http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/matt-corby-reveals-first-single-resolution-from-debut-album/
Bands from Russia and Ukraine have recorded songs for tribute to Deftones self-titled album to commemorate Chi Cheng, who recently passed away. Among bands
contributed are Septa, Kevin Carter's Apology, Nasty Taste, Marta Prell and Vorvaň. Genres of cover songs range from mathcore to trip hop.
You can listen to all songs here: http://soundrate.bandcamp.com/album/a-tribute-to-deftones-in-loving-memory-of-chi-cheng
Indie pop band The Limousines have premiered their new "Love Is a Dog From Hell" for their sophomore album Hush being released on June 6th. The band made an overwhelming amount of money on their Kickstarter to make this project by only asking for $30,000; the band received about 2x as much as that on September 25th last year with nearly $76,000. This money has allowed the band to release their new album and song independently. Check out the song and teaser trailer for the new album below.
Tuesday, May 21st
Welsh alt. rock band Kids in Glass Houses have released the first single from their upcoming (but yet untitled) 4th album, which is due for release this Autumn.
The single, entitled 'Drive', can be streamed here:
Monday, May 20th
The Dennis Lyxzen fronted post-punk band INVSN (formerly known as Invasionen and before that The Lost Patrol Band) have released a new song from their upcoming 2013 album, on their new label Razor & Tie. The name change comes with the signing in order to appeal to a more global audience, and features a slightly changed lineup from the Invasionen days (taken from the official Facebook page):
Dennis Lyxzen - Vocals and Guitar. (Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol Band, AC4, The Bloody Beetroots Church of Noise and more).
Sara Almgren - Bass and Vocals. (The Doughnuts, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Vicious, Masshysteri)
Anders Stenberg - Guitar and Keyboards. (Deportees, Lykke Li, The Lost Patrol band)
Andre Sandström - Drums and Percussion. (Ds-13, The Vicious, The Lost Patrol Band, Ux Vileheads and more)
Richard Österman - Guitar and Keyboards. (the token new guy)
The new song, "Down In the Shadows&quo ...more
Saturday, May 18th
The new Front Bottoms album, Talon of the Hawk, is streaming here:
Tuesday, May 14th
English alternative rock band, Deaf Havana, have announced they will be releasing their new record, Old Souls, September 16th. They also released a single from the album entitled Boston Square which can be heard on their official youtube channel in the link below.
Monday, May 13th
Post-Punk band, The Fall, have released their 30th studio album titled "Re-Mit". The digital, CD, and vinyl versions can all be purchased at the link below.
The Front Bottoms have premiered a lyric video for the song "Skeleton" from their upcoming sophomore
album Talon Of The Hawk
The album is due May 21st on Bar/None Records. Pre-order the album here: http://www.bar-
Sunday, May 12th
In more news confirming that 2013 has been one of the best years for music in a while, Canadian post-rock group Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced a tour in Europe and the U.S. Here are the dates:
08.03.13 - Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08.08.13 - Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08.09.13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.11.13 - Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08.15-17.13 - Kiewit, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08.17.13 - St. Malo, France - La Route du Rock
08.18.13 - Paris, France - Le Trianon
09.04.13 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
09.05.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
09.06.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
09.07.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
09.09.13 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09.12.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
09.14.13 - Pomona, CA - The Fox Theatre
09.15.13 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
09.16.13 - Tucson, AZ - Ria ...more
Saturday, May 11th
Post rock act Hammock have announced a new album has been already recorded and is currently being mixed. Entitled Oblivious Hymns, it will be the band's most orchestrated work to date. Its' tentative release date is sometime in October.
The band has also compiled a record consisting of several songs that were never available on any LPs and released them under the title EPs, Singles and Remixes. It contains three previously unreleased tracks, several rare singles, three key EPs, and a number of collaborations with artists such as Steve Kilbey and timEbandit Powles from The Church. Included is North West East South, an EP that was previously only available as the soundtrack for the Hammock - Thomas Petillo photobook the band released in 2010. It can be purchased in digital form through the band's Bandcamp page here - http://hammock.bandcamp.com/album/hammock-eps-singles-and-remixes
Also, a new video for the song 'Tornado Warning' off their latest effort, Dep ...more
Wednesday, May 8th
Indie rock band The National have released a video for the single "Sea of Love". The song is off their upcoming 6th album, Trouble Will Find Me, which is out on May 20th.
Mark Lanegan's collaboration with guitar player Duke Garwood entitled Black Pudding can be streamed now on Pitchfork Media's web site. The album will be out on May 13, through Ipecac/Heavenly Records.
Stream it here - http://pitchfork.com/advance/98-black-pudding/
Tuesday, May 7th
RX Bandits announced yesterday afternoon that they would be reuniting to tour this summer in honor of the 10th anniversary of "The Resignation," the band's third LP.
Via the band's Facebook page:
"The Resignation 10 yr Anniversary Summer Tour. We will play the album fron to back and then do a 2nd set of other tunes. We love you all, and will see you this summer."
Tour dates and tickets (most VIP passes and pre-sale have sold out, but general sale tickets will be available Friday, May 10): http://www.soundrink.com/collections/rx-bandits
"Modern Vampires of the City," Vampire Weekend's third release, is due out one week from today on May 14th. It is currently available to stream for free on iTunes!
Monday, May 6th
Britt Daniels made an announcement about new songs coming up for a new Spoon album, but coincidently has recorded two singles with his supergroup Divine Fits. The yet unannounced singles have not been given a release date, but they have announced a tour schedule that includes The Postal Service.
05-11 Dallas, TX - Homegrown Fest
05-25 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
06-08 New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival
06-14 Chicago, IL - Taste of Randolph
06-16 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06-19 Calgary, Alberta - Sled Island
07-13 Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Festival
07-24 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre #
07-27 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre #
08-03-04 Portland, OR - Pickathon
08-10 Squamish, British Columbia - Squamish Festival
# with the Postal Service
Britt Daniel is hard at work with his long time band Spoon even after his latest release with supergroup Divine Fits. The band has stated they are currently working on the follow up to 2010's Transcendence. They recently wrote in a newsletter, "We've been hanging out at [drummer/producer Jim Eno's] a lot in the past couple months and we're still in the writing stages. But the shit is sounding good
They've got names of eight new songs: "The Rent I Pay", "Naff Bag", "Millionaires", "Let Me Be Mine", "Modern Girls", "I Ain't the One", "Fresh From Your Pages", and "Give Me It". The band has posted a few in-the-studio photos on Instagram.
Welsh rock quartet The Lay-Lows have made their new EP, Pick Up And Go, available for free download at their Souncloud site:
The up-and-coming band play catchy, yet atmospheric indie-rock, and this marks their second free EP release of 2013.
Friday, May 3rd
The Reign of Kindo will be releasing a new album titled "Play With Fire" on July 30th. Two singles will be released beforehand, on May 28th and June 25th respectively.
More info can be found below:
Monday, April 29th
Indie folk/rock legends Neutral Milk Hotel announced a reunion tour beginning in the fall.
It will feature the classic original line-up from the band's debut record On Avery Island.
This will be the first time they've played together in 15 years.
The touring dates announced so far:
10-22 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
10-23 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club #
10-25 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #!
11-28 Taipei, Taiwan – Hostess Club Festival
12-01 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Festival
Most likely more to come.
More info here: http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/04/29/neutral-milk-hotel-reunion/
She & Him, the indie duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, are streaming their new album, titled Volume 3 from the following location:
Hailing from New Zealand, indie/folk rockers The Phoenix Foundation are streaming their new album, titled Fandango from the following location:
The album was released on April 22 from Memphis Industries.
Sunday, April 28th
Indie pop band Annuals have been quiet and mention of a new album was well on the way, but that was back in December 2011. Since then, nothing had come and their last release was an EP back in 2010 called Sweet Sister. But a couple days ago, on April 23rd, the band released a new album Time Stamp with an explanation of the delay, the future of the band and other issues. The statement below is from the Bandcamp page where you can purchase the 11 track album for $8.
This is Time Stamp. Whether it's a swan song, a comeback, or something else... Even we aren't sure. This is the first Annuals full length in nearly five years with just five songs in between, and even those songs from Sweet Sister (which were supposed to be a quick "hold-you-over") have gathered some dust. There have been good, bad, hard, and harder times since our departure from Canvasback and Columbia records in 2010. It seems we've all individually landed on our feet but for better or worse in d ...more
Friday, April 26th
Irish post-rock group God Is An Astronaut have announced a September release date for their new album, the title of which has not yet been released. This will be the band's first release since 2010.
Travis will release their first record in five years, called Where You Stand. It will be released on August 19, while the first official single, the title track, will arrive on April 30.
The band teased fans with a new song in the past month, releasing a video for "Another Guy". Also, according to Fran Healy, they will embark on an international tour later this year.
Check out "Another Guy" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jK9pnYvyfk&feature=player_embedded#!
More information available on Travis' official website http://www.travisonline.com/
Athens Indie Pop band have announced via their Facebook page that a new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, is complete and set to release at some point this Fall. Songwriter Kevin Barnes has stated that this album will feature a departure in sound from the last few albums, citing inspirations such as The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Flying Burrito Brothers, and Sylvia Plath. He wrote the songs during a two week "self-imposed isolation experiment."
Fans of the band who contributed to the Kickstarter last year can also look forward to Young Froth / Taypiss which is being shipped out this week. This release features the earliest known material recorded by the band. Also, come Summer, the band's documentary, Song Dynasties, should also be complete.
Here is a song from the rarities compilation: