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

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