Ohyeahsumi Share Video for New Track “Snowflakes”

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The twin sister duo of Los Angeles’ Rena and Lena Vernon aka Ohyeahsumi dropped one of our early favorite tracks of the years “Daisy” approximately a month ago (you might have heard us play it a few times on our Sirius XMU radio show the last few weeks). Their debut EP, Your Friends Are Looking For You, is out later this week via one of our favorite boutique labels, Austin, Texas’ Sports Day Records. Before the release of it, they have offered up the woozy track “Snowflakes” clocking in at just under an all-to-short two-minutes and washing over you like a cloud of smoke. Hurry now and grab a physical copy on cassette via their Bandcamp, while supplies last.

Watch the New Video for “1 Night” from Mura Masa and Charli XCX

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In addition during the time Charli XCX dropped her amazing new mixtape Number 1 Angel, she also dropped a collaboration London producer Mura Masa “1 Night” discussing those one night stands that we wish we could take back. We now have the video companion to the track Directed by Yoni Lappin. While not official, expect this track to be on Mura Masa’s upcoming debut LP expected this summer.

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Watch Hovvdy’s Video for “Problem”

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Austin, Texas pair Hovvdy will be re-releasing a remastered version of debut album, Taster (listen to the OG version here), via Double Double Whammy. To re-introduce the collection, they have offered up a new video for our favorite track from it “Problem” (read our original post on the track here) shot and edited by Riley Engemoen. The clip is a shadowy affair bringing out visually the darker hues of the intimate, self-reflecting song documenting a mini road trip. Grab the album on all formats, including limited edition oxblood and coke bottle colored vinyl via the Double Double Whammy store.

Tour Dates:
4/14 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
4/15 – Dallas, TX @ Good Records (Afternoon)
4/15 – Dallas, TX @ Snail Shack
4/16 – Denton, TX @ Yellow Sub
4/18 – Oxford, MS @ Rose Room
4/19 – St Louis, MO @ The Nest
4/20 – Bloomington, IN @ Uel Zing
4/21 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House
4/23 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha ^
4/24 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz ^
4/25 – Annandale-On-Hudson, NY @ The Root Cellar (Bard College)
4/26 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
4/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
4/29 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
4/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
5/1 – Richmond, VA @ Underground Orchard

*with Pinegrove
^with Fog Lake

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister Unveil “Saturn” from Collaborative Album

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Planetarium is an album from Sufjan Stevens, composer Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner of the National, and drummer James McAlister inspired by the Sun, the Moon, the planets and other celestial bodies of our solar system. Slated to drop on June 9th via 4AD, the album was the product of approximately five years that turned into a long, twisted journey that can be read about in greater detail here. You can listen to the spacey “Saturn” via video below.

Listen to Whitney Cover Dolly Parton and Lion on a New 12″

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Whitney have been touring relentlessly in support of last year’s debut LP, Light Upon a Lake, but they have just announced a new 12″. The two-song release features fantastic covers of “You’ve Got a Woman,” a b-side off a 7″ offering from Dutch duo Lion’s in 1975, along with “Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)”, an early demo from the legendary Dolly Parton. The 12″ is available for purchase digitally and on wax via their Bandcamp. For those wondering about the band’s sophomore LP, they say their are three-songs in, but probably won’t be finishing it until they can get off the road.

Gorillaz Unveil Four Songs from New LP Humanz

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Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz project have dropped four new tracks from their fourth or fifth studio album (depending if you count the iPad created The Fall as more than a novelty) and first in over a half-decade. Humanz is slated to drop on April 28th and can be pre-ordered here on various formats and packages. The four tracks unveiled so far are “Saturnz Barnz” featuring Popcaan, “Andromeda” featuring D.R.A.M., “We Got the Power” featuring Savages’ Jehnny Beth, and “Ascension” featuring Vince Staples. All of the tracks are dope as fuck and come with animated visual companions.

TrackList:
01. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
02. Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
03. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
04. Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
05. Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
06. Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
07. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
08. Busted and Blue
09. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
10. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
11. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
12. She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
13. Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
14. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)

Deluxe edition bonus tracks:
15. The Apprentice (feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
16. Halfway To The Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)
17. Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana
18. Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
19. Circle Of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)

Hoops Unveil Video for New Track “On Top”

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Following the announcement of their debut LP, Routines, along with the reveal of “Rules,” the boys from Bloomington, IN, Hoops, are back with another new track “On Top.” The Krauter-penned “cheesy feel-good positive song” comes with a evangelical meets public access tv visual directed by Jake Huber. Additionally, they have announced dates for their first ever headlining tour that will take them all over the States along with the UK. Find the itinerary below along with the video. The album can be pre-ordered on all formats, including that sweet limited edition cotton candy colored vinyl, via their Bandcamp.

Tour Dates:
5/02 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
5/03 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
5/04 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
5/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
5/08 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
5/09 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
5/10 – London, UK @ The Lexington
5/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
5/17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
5/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
5/19 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder *
5/21 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
5/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
5/23 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
5/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
5/27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
5/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
6/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
6/06 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
6/07 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right ^
6/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
6/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ^
6/12 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien ^
6/13 – Ottawa, ON @ Pressed ^
6/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G ^
6/15 – Detroit, MI @ El Club ^
6/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi

* w/ PARTS
^ w/ Joy Again

Photo Recap: Dinosaur Jr., Easy Action, and Dasher @ The Bluebird

People who marvel at the sight of three sets of Marshall stacks for a single guitar player know that they showed up to hear music that’s going to be punishingly loud. They don’t just want to hear it, they want to feel it. A few hundred such people crammed into the Bluebird to feel the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr. play songs from their storied past as well as their excellent new record, Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not.

Before J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph took the stage, Detroit’s Easy Action and Bloomington’s own Dasher took turns pummelling their sets. Audience members thrashed and shouted along to each act, eventually culminating into furious applause as each song got louder and louder. Be sure to catch Dinosaur Jr. out on tour now, and don’t forget your earplugs.

 

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Easy Action

 

Dasher

 

Photos by Doug Fellegy