Listen to “So Cute” from Giraffage and Slow Magic

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Production extraordinaires Giraffage and Slow Magic announced additional dates for their So Cute! tour along with a new song of the same name. Can we call it the tour track? Regardless, the song is an illuminating affair blasting the listener with blinding synths mixed with varying beats meditative humms. Find the track and tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov. 25 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov. 26 – Toronto, ON @ Hoxton
Dec. 8 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
Dec. 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
Dec. 10 – Victoria, BC @ DISTRIKT
Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Dec. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
Dec. 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
Dec. 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Dec. 20 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

Watch New Video from Hinds for “Chili Town”

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Our favorite little quartet from Madrid, Hinds, keep on throwing out all sorts of good, chilled-out feels with the video for their latest track “Chili Town.” They show that you don’t need a large budget, just infectious personalities and positive vibes to make a compelling visual. The song appears on their recently announced Best of Hinds So Far EP that can be grabbed here. Find the clip below along with their upcoming tour dates spanning North America. You can be certain to see us at the show in Bloomington, IN.

Tour Dates:
9/29/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre **
9/30/15 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre **
10/1/15 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre **
10/2/15 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom **
10/4/15 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/5/15 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note **
10/6/15 Madison, WI @ The Orpheum **
10/7/15 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera **
10/10/15 Vancouver, CAN @ The Rickshaw Theatre #
10/11/15 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project %
10/12/15 Portland, OR @ Holocene%
10/14/15 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s%
10/16/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex%
10/17/15 San Diego, CA @ CA @ Irenic%
10/19/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court%
10/20/15 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge%
10/22/15 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall%
10/23/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom%
10/24/15 Toronto, CAN @ Lee’s Palace%
10/25/15 Montreal, CAN @ Bar Le Ritz PDB%
10/27/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg%
10/28/15 Allston, MA @ Great Scott%

** Supporting Glass Animals
# With The Black Lips and Ariel Pink
% Supported by Public Access T.V.

Stream New Song “Chicken” from Kero Kero Bonito

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London trio Kero Kero Bonito have announced a string of tour dates throughout North America. With the dates, they have are streaming new song “Chicken.” Just like their previous offerings, the track is full of fun, ready-made production covered in vibrant glitter that wouldn’t feel out of place on a children’s television show. Listen below.

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New Song : Mr Twin Sister : “The Erotic Book”

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Mr Twin Sister have announced several new tour dates with Moon King for the month of July. They are still out in support of the solid self-titled LP from last year. With the road dates, they have shared a new song “The Erotic Book” giving off some darker sexual tones. Give it a spin below.

Tour Dates:
07-10 Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle*
07-11 Washington D.C – DC9*
07-12 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe*
07-13 Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s*
07-14 Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe*
07-15 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop*
07-16 Madison, WI – The Terrace – University of Wisconsin*
07-18 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Fest
07-19 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewery, Co.*
07-20 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
07-21 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk*
07-22 Northampton, MA – Ironhorse*
07-23 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East*
07-24 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom*
* w/ Moon King

Beach House Announce New Album ‘Depression Cherry’ Along With Tour Dates

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This year on paper looks like it could be one of the better ones in recent memory and with Beach House coming back into the fold, this only has become more of a sure thing. On August 28, they will be releasing their fifth full-length, titled Depression Cherry, via Sub Pop in North America, Bella Union in Europe, and Mistletone in Australia/New Zealand. The band says of the direction in the new LP:

“In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.”

Tour Dates:
08-18 Portland, ME – State Theatre
08-19 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub
08-20 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
08-21 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
08-22 Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s
08-24 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
08-25 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
08-26 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
09-17 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09-18 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
09-19 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09-21 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
09-22 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-25 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
09-26 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
09-27 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09-28 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
09-29 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10-01 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10-02 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
10-03 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
10-04 Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium
10-06 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10-07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
10-08 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
10-24 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Mandela Hall
10-25 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10-26 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC
10-27 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10-29 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
10-30 London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire
11-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11-03 Brussels, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB
11-04 Koln, Germany – Gloria
11-05 Luxemborg, Luxemborg – Den Atelier
11-07 Reykjavik, Iceland – Iceland Airwaves
11-10 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
11-11 Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn
11-12 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis
11-13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
11-14 Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel K1
11-16 Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s
11-17 Munich, Germany – Freiheiz
11-18 Lausanne, Germany – Les Docks
11-20 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
11-22 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
11-23 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazén
11-24 Porto, Portugal – Teatro sa da Bandeira
12-09 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
12-10 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
12-17 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
12-18 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Video : Jamie xx : “Gosh”

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Jamie xx’s debut LP, In Colour, might be our most anticipated album of 2015 coming out on June 2nd via Young Turks. Today, he has unveiled a spaced-out video for track “Gosh” along with announcing tour dates spanning all over the world. The visual, directed by Erik Wernquist, takes you on a mesmerizing journey through outer space and can be found below. You can pre-order his new LP on viny (we recommend the deluxe edition) here.

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Tour Dates:
June 5 – London, UK – St. John at Hackney Church
July 21 – Denver, CO – The 1up – Colfax
July 22 – Calgary, AB – HiFi
July 23 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
July 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
July 27 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
July 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
July 31 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
August 1 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
August 5 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
August 8 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
August 9 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 15 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
October 16 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
October 17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arches
October 19 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
October 20 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – den Atelier
October 22 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
October 23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
October 24 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
October 29 – Helsinki, Finland – Ääniwalli
October 30 – Moscow, Russia – Yotaspace
October 31 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Glavclub

Photo Recap: Pit Stop Music Festival

Festival season is upon us. People will inevitably trek across the country to see the largest and most well-known festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo in order to have the typical festival experience: seeing most of the bands you want to see from a few hundred yards away, overpaying for beer, and getting a painful tank burn before falling back into your friend’s car for the seven hour drive back home. It’s a long, messy, unpredictable but memorable weekend that’s become quintessential to what summer is all about.

The Pit Stop Festival in Bloomington back in March, however, brought a little intimacy back to that festival feeling. Held over three nights at a handful of local venues, Pit Stop’s goal was simple: “Bloomington isn’t flyover country; it’s where great independent music puts wheels on the ground. Pit Stop is a three-night sprint of live music featuring national, regional & local acts. Like SXSW for the Upland South, catch the best of indie rock, Americana, hip-hop and more as they roll through our town.” It brought a few of the same pitfalls as its larger festival brethren (due to show times I couldn’t see everyone I wanted to see), but it also found a few of the same unmissable draws in its list of headliners and local talent. Even though I was left with the same sense of exhaustion and slight dehydration at the end of Pit Stop that I’ve found myself in at previous festivals, I still had the same thought as I packed up my camera a remembered where I parked: I can’t wait to do this again next year.

Hiss Golden Messenger

William Tyler

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

Madlib

PHNM

Stakzilla

Strong Roots

DJ Spikes

Maps & Atlases

The Alamo Freeze

Words and Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)