Canadian noise rock trio, KEN mode, have unveiled the video for their new single, "Blessed."
The track is taken from the act's upcoming album Success which has been produced by the legendary Steve Albini. The song features vocals by Eugene Robinson (OXBOW), cello by Natanielle Felicitas and noise by Dylan Walker (Full of Hell).
Progressive rock group Cursed Legacy have launched a crowd-funding campaign to attempt to secure extra funding for their rock musical Lunar Isolation, which was announced several days prior.
The campaign gives a brief sample of what is to be expected from the narrative-based album.
Further details about the storyline have been revealed:
"Towards the end of the 21st Century, a joint committee of lawmakers and scientists decide to build a base on the surface of the moon for the collection and research of resources such as Helium-3 and moon dust. This is no ordinary station however; this is an ultra-security prison. Throughout the album, the psychological trauma of leaving the Earth behind and being one of a dozen despised criminals floating above the planet, the listener understands the complicated process of proving Damon’s innocence…"
Leprous has revealed the artwork and tracklist for their upcoming fourth album, The Congregation. The album will feature 11 new tracks and run for a comfortable 65 minutes. Physical copies of the album will feature a bonus track called 'Pixel'.
The album will be released in Europe on the 25th of May, and in the US on the 2nd of June. Leprous is currently working on a new music video and hasn't announced a release date as of yet.
1. The Price
2. Third Law
4. The Flood
6. Within My Fence
12. Pixel (bonus track)
The band commented on the album artwork, saying "The artwork represents the album's dark theme very well by showing deformation and disturbance". It was created by French artist Nihil and can be seen at the link below:
Illinois' pop-punk band Plain White T's have released an official music video for their first single "Pause" which is taken from their upcoming album "American Nights". The album was scheduled for a March 31st release and will also be their 7th album to date.
The video itself wasn't only sponsored by Lipton, but also it got uploaded on liptontea's official youtube account. Enjoy the video, along with other cool stuff like reasons why iced tea is a great pairing with meals or instructions on how to make the perfect cup of ice tea.
Leaving a positive message to all their fans, "Plain White Tea's" state:
"Hey, life’s better when you choose to #BeMoreTea."
Alabama indie music sad person Katie Crutchfield is streaming her third solo album under the moniker Waxahatchee, entitled Ivy Tripp, today on the NPR website ahead of its April 7 release via Merge Records. Despite leaking in its entirety in early February, Crutchfield has been building hype for Ivy Tripp with published articles and pre-release songs, bolstered by an acclaimed performance at SXSW earlier this month. Crutchfield is set for a long run of U.S. and European dates beginning on the day of the album's release, in addition to her Australian debut with two shows down-under announced just this week.
On Ivy Tripp, Waxahatchee's simple, emotionally devastating aesthetic--having only just been subjected to the full-band treatment on her last album Cerulean Salt--is expanded upon with a much broader instrumental pallet than ever before, applying a range of timbral effects and production tricks to the core instrumentation of vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Coupled with ...more
Bristol producer Asa has opened a campaign on crowdfunding website indiegogo asking fans to support the production of his debut full-length album. The money would help fund the album itself and its physical production, as well as support a live band who would record and tour with Asa.
Check out the fundraiser here:
Under the moniker of Lost Salt Blood Purges, Australian musician Michael Snoxall has released his newest album, The Voids We All Long For. Voids is inspired by a plethora of sources (Tim Hecker, Mount Eerie, Kevin Drumm, to name a few), blending folk, noise, ambient, and "whatever other genre influences you may hear in there."
Can be streamed and/or purchased at the price of your choosing.
"So, after around eight hours of recorded work and seventeen unused tracks, here is the one hour of music that made it to the end, and formed The Voids We All Long For."
Read a review: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/66543/Lost-Salt-Blood-Purges-The-Voids-We-All-Long-For/
Classical/minimal artist, Nils Frahm, has freely released unheard demos under the compilation name, Solo, as a fundraising project for a custom made, experimental piano. The occasion, which he cites as 'Piano Day', is in place to celebrate the beauty that the instrument has to offer.
"At the end of 2014 I had an immediate urge to release a solo piano album which I recorded some time ago, and I was looking for a specific occasion to do so. I wanted it to be a nice surprise for everyone, so I thought of a meaningful release date to begin with."
Portico (formerly known as Portico Quartet) are streaming their new album Living Fields via Consequence Of Sound. The album features vocal contributions from Jamie Woon, Jono Mcleery, and Joe Newman (of alt-J fame). The album comes out on Monday March 30 2015.
Stream can be found below:
John Renbourn (The Pentangle, The John Renbourn Group, etc.) passed away presumably from a heart attack. After failing to appear at a gig on Wednesday night at the Ferry club in Glasgow, the police found him dead in his house at Hawick.
Full story: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/26/guitarist-and-songwriter-john-renbourn-founder-of-pentangle-dies
Online newspaper Mic.com has just released the results of a consensus on the most hated musicians and artists in the United States. As it turns out, only two names appeared:
Justin Bieber and Nickelback.
Beiber came in at No. 1 with 27 states citing him as the worst musician (mostly within the coastal states), while Nickelback came in second with 23 states (mostly within the Mid-West), thus bringing the total to 50 states, the entire country of the U.S.. Despite this, many people don't have a specific reason as to why they hate them. Another consensus asked the question as to why, but most people just simply said, "they just suck," or "I don't know."
The article's writer Kate Beaudoin believes she has found the answer as to why in her statement on the last paragraph:
Bieber and Nickelback preoccupy the American music consumer, but not because of their music. Nickelback isn't an especially awful band, son ...more
I The Mighty have released the first single from their upcoming album Connector, to be released on June 2nd. Entitled "Playing Catch with .22", it is available to stream below. The album can be pre-ordered here:
1. An Epilogue as a Prologue
2. Lady of Death
3. The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
6. Slow Dancing Forever
7. Friends (feat. Max Bemis)
8. Playing Catch with .22
9. Andrew's Song
10. The Hound and the Fox
11. (No) Faith in Fate
12. The Frame I: Betrayal in the Watchtower
Jazz influenced hip-hop producer and musician L'Orange has revealed his latest song from an upcoming album which is yet without title.
The new track, entitled "Ice Obsidian", is featuring Jeremiah Jae and has also a nice music video to go with.
In previous efforts, the north carolinian producer has also been linked with rappers, such as Red Pill and Big Pooh to create songs and release them via the independant label "Mello Music Group".
He also lends a hand on some other tracks on their 2015's release "Persona".
Britpop alum Blur are currently streaming a live performance of their latest album, The Magic Whip. Performed for a small group of fans in London last week, The Magic Whip is due on April 27th. View the full performance below.
It's been 16 years since Leftfield's last outing (their 1999 album Rhythm And Stealth), but the band have posted a brand new track to their Soundcloud account, entitled 'Universal Everything'. The song is set to appear on their upcoming album, Alternative Light Source.
Alternate Light Source will be released June 8th.
You can hear the new track here: