Austra Announce New Album, Share Video for “Utopia”

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The Katie Stelmanis-fronted project Austra have their third full-length, named Future Politics, dropping on January 20th via Domino Records. The album is a commentary not only on the current geopolitical environment, but a call to change and, according to Stelmanis, “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia.” It was influenced by her time spent living in Montreal and Mexico City and economic and philosophical literature she had been reading. With the album’s announcement comes a visual for the track “Utopia” directed by THAT GO depicting Stelmanis trapped in an apartment by technology. The album is available for pre-order here.

Premiere: Stream the Coming-of-Age Sophomore LP from Suburban Living

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Like many projects in the late oughts and the current decade, Suburban Living started off as a bedroom solo endeavor of Virginia Beach’s Wesley Bunch only to manifest itself into a more traditional band. After moving to Philadelphia, Bunch connected up with Michael Cammarata, Peter Pantina, and Chris Radwanski to build upon the already strong foundation, while also bringing fresh energy and perspectives to the project. Add that to a chance meeting with Jeff Zeigler, producer for the likes of other Philly heavyweights such as The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Nothing, and you get all the pieces that became their sophomore album, titled Almost Paradise, seeing the light of day tomorrow, October 7th, via Los Angeles’ 6131 Records (Julien Baker).

The album is a polished step forward representing the awkward transition from angst and hyper-emotion of the teens/early-20s into establishing period that comes after. It is cinematic is sound mixing synths and guitar-driven instrumentation, while maintaining an intimacy lyrically easily consumed in the confines of your headphones putting Suburban Living in position as your next favorite band and deserving of a much wider audience. The LP is available for purchase here in all formats, including on some visually appealing limited edition vinyl.

Listen to The Darcys’ “Coming Up For Air”

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Toronto duo, The Darcys will release their new album ‘Centerfold‘ on November 11th through Arts & Crafts records. You can check out their latest single from it here. In addition, these guys have a love for covering and remixing their fellow Canadians (we’re still looking for their cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”). Recently, they offered up a remix of Tegan and Sara’s Love You To Death cut “Boyfriend.”

New video from St. Paul & The Broken Bones for “All I Ever Wonder”

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This week, St. Paul & The Broken Bones are they releasing their sophomore LP, Sea Of Noise on RECORDS, and to celebrate, they’ve also shared a new video for “All I Ever Wonder“. We’ve been lucky enough to produce and promote multiple shows for St. Paul & The Broken Bones here in Indianapolis, and the band just seems to get better with every tour through. They make their annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis this October 30th. Check out the new video below…

Stream Chrome EP from Melbourne’s Surfing

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After having the 2012 cult album, Deep Fantasy, reissued twice this year on vinyl courtesy of 100% Electronica, the Australian artist known as Surfing has just dropped his first new music since then with new EP, Chrome. The seven songs that make up the release show an evolution tossing aside much of the lo-fi electronica of his debut for a crisper dance sound, but still maintaining some of the dreamy aesthetics sonically. It also features collaborations. LA Vampires and Vex feature on it.

STRFKR Announce New Album, Stream “Tape Machine”

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Earlier this year, STRFKR shared the song “Never Ever” hinting at more new music to come. On November 4th, the Portland band will be releasing their fifth studio album, titled Being No One, Going Nowhere (available for pre-order via their Bandcamp), via Polyvinyl Records and the follow-up to 2013’s fantastic Miracle Mile. “Tape Machine” is the opening track of the LP and was written in Amsterdam with a couple of frontman Josh Hodges’ Dutch friends while visiting his girlfriend. The song stylistically falls in line in line with their previous output finding an appealing balance between electronic pop and spacey psych elements.

Kero Kero Bonito Announce New Album, Stream “Graduation”

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London trio Kero Kero Bonito, purveyors of playful earworms, have announced their new album, Bonito Generation, slated to drop on October 21st through Double Denim. The album will include many of their memorable tracks they have unloaded over the past year. Additionally, they have offered up a cut named “Graduation” that can only be described as quintessential KKB. Find the stream below and pre-order the LP here and here.