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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Previous:

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

Those Darlins Announce an “Indefinite Hiatus”, Share Cover of Divine’s single “Female Trouble”

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Bummer news in the music world today. Long time favorites, Those Darlins, have announced after nearly a decade of going hard, they will be going on “indefinite hiatus” after they finish some tour dates next month. You can find their full statement below along with the tour dates and a cover of they just revealed of Divine’s “Female Trouble” as a parting gesture.

Hello World!

We’re here to deliver some unfortunate news… Those Darlins will be taking an indefinite hiatus effective after our final tour in January. We’ve had a really great run together, but the time has come for us to move in different directions. We really appreciate all the love and support from our friends, fans, and family over the years. As a parting gift we’d like to send you off with this last track, a cover of the song “Female Trouble” by Divine. Please consider coming out to one of our final shows, listed here.

If we aren’t hitting your city, we apologize immensely. We really would love to sit with each and every one of you to have our proper goodbyes. SO plan a trip to see us if you can! And keep your eyes open for new developments from us as individuals. Wherever we are, we’ll be out there doing something. Love Love Love to all you crazy awesome people who stuck with us so long.

-Those Darlins

Tour Dates:
01-15 Chattanooga TN – JJ’s Bohemia
01-16 Atlanta GA – The Earl
01-19 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
01-21 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
01-22 Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
01-23 Brooklyn NY – Baby’s All Right
01-24 Philadelphia PA – Boot & Saddle
01-26 Cincinnati OH – Northside Tavern
01-27 Chicago IL – The Empty Bottle
01-28 St. Louis MO – Off Broadway Nightclub
01-29 Nashville, TN – The Basement East

Listen to New Song “Hollow Sounds of the Morning Chimes” from TOPS

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If you have caught Montreal’s TOPS in the past year, you might have heard this new song “Hollow Sounds of the Morning Chimes” during one of their sets. You can now grab the beautifully subdued song in all of its almost 7-minute glory. The song come just as they launch a new string of tour dates with Puro Instinct after Molly Nilsson had to drop out due to visa issues. Listen below and grab the song from iTunes here.

DIIV Unveil New Song “Dopamine”

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Before the end of the year, we are expecting to get Is The Is Are, the sophomore LP from Brooklyn’s DIIV via Captured Tracks. To get things started, they have revealed the first sample from the album “Dopamine”. Once again, you get that Cure-indebted guitar tones mixed with the ethereal moments of the Cocteau Twins. The song doesn’t grab, but more slowly overcome the listener. Find it below.

Tour Dates:
09/17 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
09/18 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall *
09/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
09/21 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
10/10 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair ^
10/11 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ^
10/12 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall ^
10/13 Madison, WI @ Majestic ^
10/14 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^
10/16 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
10/17 Salt Lake CIty, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
10/18 Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
10/19 Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
10/20 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune ^
10/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore ^
10/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy ^
10/25 Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth Festival !
10/27 San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
10/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
10/30 Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
10/31 Austin, TX @ Mohawk ^
11/01 Houston, TX @ Numbers ^
11/03 Nashville, TN @ Exit In ^
11/04 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
11/05 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
11/06 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry ^
11/07 Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^
11/08 New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
11/14 Santiago, CL @ Primavera Fauna +
11/19 Buenos Aires, AR @ Club Araoz
11/21-22 Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital $

* = w/ RIDE
^ = w/ No Joy, Sunflower Bean
! = w/ Grimes, Die Antwoord, Camera Obscura and more
+ = w/ Mac Demarco, Empire of the Sun, RHYE
$ = w/ Calvin Harris, Sleater-Kinney, Title Fight and more

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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