New Song : Bare Wires : Cheap Perfume

Bay Area garage rockers, Bare Wires just announced that the’ll release their latest effort, entitled Cheap Perfume, on October 18th through Southpaw Records. They’ll also release the album in cassette version through Burger Records. Classically influenced…jangly and catchy…has heart.

MP3 : Bare Wires – Cheap Perfume

Bare Wire on Tour:

9/1 – Uptown – Oakland, CA
9/2 – Sam Bonds – Eugene, OR
9/3 – Funhouse – Seattle, WA
9/5 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC *&
9/6 – Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC *&
9/8 – Northern – Olympia, WA
9/9 – MusicfestNW @Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
*with Thee Oh Sees
&with Chains of Love

New Song : Neon Indian : Fallout

Neon Indian just gave the world a first taste of their much-anticipated new album, Era Extraña, due for release on September 13th on Alan Palamo’s own label, Static Tongues. The track, Fallout, is a plodding track with soaring synths and atmospheric vocals. Fallout should whet your appetite even more for the new album.

Neon Indian on tour: (more…)

New Song : M83 : Midnight City

M83 returns this year with a new two-LP set entitled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming! Few albums, in the last few years, have had as much staying power with me as 2008’s Saturdays=Youth, so to say I’m excited is an understatement. This new cut, “Midnight City“, is an exciting, pulsing jam to say the least and only fuels that fire.

Last year, M83 talked to Pitchfork about the new songs, “For now, the direction of the album is very, very, very epic. Very orchestrated. I feel like it’s a mix of all my albums, actually.” He went on to cite the Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 double album Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness as a key influence: “I saw when I was a teenager that I could dig into [the album]. It was like a treasure. If I were a teenager nowadays, I would try to find something as creative as this album. They had so much to say in their songs.”

STREAM : M83 – Midnight City (Download it!)

Tracklisting and tour dates after the jump…. (more…)

MP3 Premiere : Peter Wolf Crier : Right Away

MOKB Presents hosted a really excellent night of music last Fall that featured Minneapolis duo Peter Wolf Crier. The live show was tight and engaging, filled with songs from the band’s debut release Inter-Be. PWC announced today that they will release their follow-up, entitled Garden of Arms this September 6th through Jagjaguwar. The band created this album during a short break from touring (over 100 shows in six months!). The eleven tracks were recorded by Peter Pisano and Brian Moen in Moen’s own home with the help of engineer Adam Krinsky. The duo states that these songs reflect a “new-found footing of confidence and experimentation.”

This first cut, “Right Away,” is a rich melodic soundscape – layered with harmonies and perfectly-timed percussive elements.

MP3 : Peter Wolf Crier : Right Away

Garden Of Armstracklist:
Right Away
Having It Out
Cut a Hand
Setting It Off
Hard Heart
Haunt You
Loud Enough to Know
Never Meant to Love You

Free Mixtape : YACHT : Science Fiction You Can Dance To

A few months back, Miss Dolly Mod hipped you to the June 21st release of Shangri-La, the latest/greatest from Portland, Oregon’s electro-popper, YACHT. Hopefully you’re enjoying lead single, Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire), but if you’re in the market for something new from the YACHT camp, here’s the best we can do.

The band’s Claire L. Evans has meticulously assembled a mixtape homage combining two of YACHT’s passions: science fiction and esoteric dance music. The result is Science Fiction You Can Dance To, an hour of dark matter movers and celestial shakers, available now from Boing Boing. No word on how long this baby will be available, so if there’s a Star Wars cantina-themed soiree in your future, I recommend you jump on it now.

Download Science Fiction You Can Dance To here, and don’t forget Shangri-La is out June 21st on DFA?

MP3 : YACHT – Dystopia

Science Fiction You Can Dance To tracklist

Message from the Stars – Snob
Space Disco – Cosmic Hoffmann
Spacer – Sheila & B. Devotion
Supernature – Cerrone
Automatic Lover – Dee D. Jackson
Spacer Woman – Charlie
Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix) – Midnight Magic
Tout Petit La Planete – Plastique Bertrand
I’m Ready – Kano
Future World – Ganymed
Fly On UFO – Chromium
In The Year 2525 – Zager & Evans

MOKB Interviews : The Rosebuds

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When Kelly Crisp sings, “I wanna feel something way out here. I need something to happen now, even if it fucks me up… Come visit me way out here. I need you to see me, even if it makes it worse,” it might just make you shiver — you know that feeling. We all do — agonizing over lost love, knowing a phone call might be a quick fix for what seems like a chronic condition.

The track, Come Visit Me, is one of the more wrenching cuts from The Rosebuds’ latest record Loud Planes Fly Low, and it’s among good company — the album was written and recorded following the break-up of Crisp and co-Rosebud Ivan Howard. At times, it seems almost invasive to hear these 10 tracks, all wounded, haunting and redemptive guitar pop. But out of heartbreak comes hope — and Crisp is the first to say it. Before Loud Planes Fly Low drops on Merge on June 7, Crisp told MOKB about how the album brought her back to earth. (more…)

News : NXNE Festival : Toronto : June 13th-19th

Though not yet as well known as its kissin’ cousin down in Austin, NXNE is back and bigger than ever for its 17th annual installment. Running June 13th-19th, this year’s festival boasts 650 bands, 50 stages, 40 films and 75 interactive conferences, so if you’re looking for an excuse to visit Toronto, this is it.

Acts confirmed so far include: Devo, Stars, The Pharcyde, Men Without Hats, Digable Planets, Art Brut, Cults, The Dodos, Deerhoof, Dum Dum Girls, Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield, Ty Segall and Crocodiles. Not bad at all, and they’re promising a complete lineup in a couple weeks. So get your tickets today and get ready to Safety Dance with MOKB and the rest of Muddy York.

New Song : Under Electric Light : Someone Somewhere

Danny Provencher creates synth-heavy, shoegaze-dream pop under the moniker Under Electric Light. His debut LP, Waiting For The Rain To Fall, was released through Japanese label Fastcut Records back in February of this year. You can buy the album, as well as stream other tracks, at his Bandcamp.

MP3 : Under Electric Light – Someone Somewhere

Under Electric Light on Twitter.