Premiere: Citris cover Courtney Barnett’s “Pedestrian At Best”

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Last week we featured “Little Scars” from NYC band Citris, and they stay top-of-mind this week with a new cover of “Pedestrian At Best” from our favorite Australian moper, Courtney Barnett. The cover stays pretty true to the original but has a little more howl and punch with the lead/backup vocal interplay.

Citris will release their debut, Panic in Hampton Bays, as a reissue on February 24th through New Professor Music. The band has a February residency at Arlene’s Grocery and a few other tour dates in nearby areas.

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Listen to “Everything To Me” by Great Good Fine Ok

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Great Good Fine Ok have released the first taste from their upcoming EP, “III.” “Everything To Me” is sweet and sassy, even if a bit derivative and disposable, synthpop dance jam. Don’t take that caveat wrong way. Who doesn’t love 80s-infused, in-and-out dance party hits?!

GGFO will head out on tour this January.

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Premiere: Atlanta’s Shampoo Share Video for “Katie,” Embark on December Tour

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Atlanta trio Shampoo really dropped one of our favorite LP’s and underrated gems of 2016 with their debut Terrible Heat through Bear Kids Recordings. The release is full of ’80s-indebted moody new wave and lo-fi soaked with as much teenage angst and romance as a John Hughes film. Quite possibly our most listened to track from the release now has a visual companion, the album’s final track “Katie.” The song’s sensual and seductive vibe is complimented with pillowy sheets blowing across the screen under dimly lit tones of blue and red. It was directed and produced By Robert Lambert. The unveiling comes as they begin to set on a nine-city tour over the next couple of weeks this month. The full set of dates can be found below along with the video.

Tour Dates:
Dec. 9th Nashville, TN |The End
Dec. 11th Chicago, IL | Flood House
Dec. 12th Pittsburgh, PA | Gooski’s
Dec. 13th Philadelphia, PA | Little Italy
Dec. 14th Providence, RI | AS220
Dec. 15th Boston, MA | The Plough and Stars
Dec. 16th New York City, NY | Sunnyvale
Dec. 18th Baltimore, MD | The Crown
Dec. 19th Washington, D.C. | Lilly Trotter Tea Lounge
Dec. 20th Raleigh, NC | Neptune’s

Wingtip and Sophie Strauss Team Up for New Song “Rewind”

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Brooklyn-based disco-dance-soul-pop producer Wingtip (Nick Perloff-Giles) creates some fun, carefree jams, and he’s teamed up with Sophie Strauss for a bright, new, upbeat track to take us out of summer.

Tour Dates:
10/28 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom
11/3 – Montreal, QC – NewSpeak *
11/4 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton *
11/5 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Output *
11/17 Orlando, FL – Venue 578 *
11/18 Miami, FL – Bardot *
11/19 Boston, MA – Ascend *
* with giraffage

Amber Arcades Shares Video for “Turning Light,” Announces US Tour Dates

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We have been smitten from the jump with Fading Lines, the outstanding debut LP from refugee legal aid turn musician Annelotte de Graaf, aka Amber Arcades. Quite frankly, it is one of the better debuts and albums, for that matter, you will hear this year. Today, the Dutch artist unveiled the color-shifting, psych-tinged visual for elegant track “Turning Light” from the release. With it, comes a slew of US tour dates in support of indie rock elder statesman Nada Surf. Her debut is available now via Heavenly Recordings.

Tour Dates:
9/14/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
9/16/16 – Providence, RI @ The Met*
9/17/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
9/20/16 – Portsmouth, NH @ Artspace*
9/22/16 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar*
9/23/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern*
9/24/16 – Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch*
9/26/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House*
9/29/16 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
9/30/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
10/1/16 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn*
10/3/16 – Carboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
10/4/16 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle*
10/6/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern*
10/7/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café*
10/8/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*

*w/ Nada Surf

STRFKR Share New Song “Never Ever”

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STRFKR are getting ready to embark on a series of tour dates (see image below) with Com Truise and Fake Drugs. To go along with beginning of the tour, the just dropped a new digital single “Never Ever” through their Bandcamp. Hopefully, we can consider this a sign of more music to come in 2016 as it has been a full three years since their great Miracle Mile LP. Listen below and grab tickets for the tour here.

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Rising Trio Sunflower Bean Stream “Easier Said”, Announce Tour Dates

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After slowly bubbling up through the cracks last year, we expect the under-age (all are under 21) Brooklyn trio Sunflower Bean to be one of the breakout bands of 2016. They will be releasing their debut album, Human Ceremony, on February 5th through Fat Possum. After releasing the heavier “Wall Watcher”, the band selected the more light and romantic “Easier Said” leaving us longing for the sun-drenched warmth of summer.

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Tour Dates:
02/02 Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
02/03 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
02/06 Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up Du Label
02/08 Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
02/09 Berlin, GR @ Berghain Kantine
02/10 Hamburg, GR @ Molotov Bar
02/12 Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/13 Lille, GR @ LA Peniche
02/15 Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
02/16 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
02/18 London, UK @ The Dome
02/19 Brighton, UK @ Bleach
02/25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/26 Hanover, NH @ Bones Gate Fraternity +
02/27 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Club Upstairs
02/28 Montreal, QC @ Quasi Des Brumes
03/01 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
03/02 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café +
03/03 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern +
03/04 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes +
03/05 Rochester, NY @ Lovin’ Cup +
03/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
03/10 Washington D.C. @ Black Cat *
03/11 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
03/15-20 Austin, TX @ SXSW 2016
03/24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/25 La Jolla, CA @ Che Café
03/26 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
03/27 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
03/29 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
03/30 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
03/31 Portland, OR @ Analog Café Lounge
04/01 Nampa, ID @ Flying M
04/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/03 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
04/05 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
04/06 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
04/07 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
04/08 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
04/09 Pittsburg, PA @ The Smiling Moose; Upstairs
* w/ Mass Gothic
+ w/ Honduras