New Releases: June 24, 2016

June 24th, 2016

Hot Hot Heat Hot Hot Heat CD | LP | Digital
Moulettes Preternatural CD | LP
The Dead Ships Citycide CD | LP | Digital

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Combichrist This Is Where Death Begins 2LP+CD
Various Artists Sherwood At The Controls Vol 2: 1985 – 1990 2CD | 2LP
Black Fucking Cancer Black Fucking Cancer CD
Melek-Tha & Horth Projekt Exorkismus Requiem CD
The Kinks The Best Of The Kinks 1964 – 1970 LP
Various Artists God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson LP
Hardwell Revealed Volume 7 CD
The Cat Empire The Cat Empire LP
The Cat Empire Cinema LP
The Cat Empire Two Shoes LP
The Cat Empire So Many Nights LP
Flypaper Orchestra Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Old Songs for a New Depression Digital Album
Gringo Star Heading South Digital Single
Krief Mississippi Digital Single

Stream The Dead Ships’ CITYCIDE at Consequence Of Sound

June 20th, 2016


Stream The Dead Ships’ CITYCIDE at Consequence Of Sound

“Sounds like The Strokes if they’d reinvented themselves as a folk punk band.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Righteous pure rock”MTV

The Dead Ships will release their debut full-length LP CITYCIDE in North America on June 24 via Nevado Music. The album is available to pre-order digitally via iTunes and on CD & LP in the Nevado Music Online Store. Consequence of Sound is streaming the album in full ahead of Friday’s release date. CoS says, “The Dead Ships take a cue from Modest Mouse circa 2004 and ‘Float On,’ undeterred by challenges, loneliness, and even the death of a close friend of singer/guitarist Devlin McCluskey. With the help of past collaborator Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene, who sat behind the boards and lent some gnarly guitar throughout, the three-piece look darkness in its face, processing that pain through 11 garage rockers that scratch, brood, and rattle before eventually finding the light and a reason to celebrate life.”

CITYCIDE follows up The Dead Ships’ critically acclaimed EP 1 and will include singles “Company Line” as well as “Big Quiet” which spent five weeks at number one on KROQ’s Local’s Only. The Dead Ships just wrapped up a west coast tour opening for The Cult and will be performing this summer Milwaukee’s Summerfest and in Long Beach, CA at Music Tastes Good Festival. Additionally, the band announced a hometown record release show taking place on July 15 at The Hi-Hat.


New Releases: June 16, 2016

June 17th, 2016

Margaret Glaspy Emotions and Math CD | LP | Digital Album
Peaches Rub Remixed 2LP
Thousand Foot Krutch Exhale CD

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Karl Wolf The Export, Vol 1 CD | Digital EP
Bassnectar Unlimited CD
Perfume Cosmic Explorer CD
Various Artists A Year In Your Life 1949 2CD
Various Artists Where Is My Mind?: A Tribute To the Pixies LP
The Joy Formidable Hitch CD
Combichrist This Is Where Death Begins 3CD+DVD
Gee Wunder Diversity Digital Album
Jordan Alexander The Lonely Hearts Club Digital Album
Various Artists Singles Only, Vol. 1 Digital EP
The Dead Ships First Mistakes Digital Single

Zack Lopez of Middle Class Rut donating proceeds to Orlando Victims

June 15th, 2016

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More than a year ago, Sacramento-based indie alt. artist Zack Lopez wrote a song with a powerful message about the ongoing gun violence crisis. Today, sadly, the chilling lyrics in “Bloodlines” hits closer to home for many. As a voice hoping to continue to shed light on the issue and evoke a bit of humanity in society, Zack has released a touching video for “Bloodlines” and will be donating proceeds from the song to the victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando via their GoFundMe account.

Zack says, “”I wrote ‘Bloodlines’ sometime around the end of 2014 and it is one of those songs that wrote itself. The first line sort of just came out as I was playing the chords, and from there I kept writing verse after verse until I ran out of rhymes and things to say. I guess it came from an overwhelming feeling of the world becoming desensitized to guns, violence, and death in general. I didn’t set out to write it, nothing triggered it, it just came out. As far as the video goes, we wanted to show something that didn’t glorify any of those things…something that felt very real, but didn’t distract you from the lyrics. With each violent attack that’s happened since I wrote it, it’s felt more and more relevant in a scary way.”

New Releases: Friday, June 10, 2016

June 10th, 2016

Garbage Strange Little Birds CD | 2LP
Plaid The Digging Remedy CD | 2LP
Mike Doughty Haughty Melodic (Deluxe Remaster) CD | LP | Digital

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Esme Patterson We Were Wild CD | LP
Brigid Mae Power Brigid Mae Power CD | LP
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity Picture Disc LP
Whitford St. Holmes Reunion 2CD
Various Artists The Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection 2CD
Various Artists Blues To Boogie By CD
CLEOPOLD Altitude & Oxygen EP Digital
DRU Don’t Be Afraid Digital Single | Radio Edit
Beware of Darkness Muthafucka Digital Single
Deap Vally Smile More Digital Single

New Releases: Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3rd, 2016

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith of Phobos CD | LP | Digital
Jadea Kelly Love & Lust CD | Digital
Peaches Rub Remixed Digital

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Sugar Minott A Collection of Sugar 2CD
The Wonder Years The Upsides: Deluxe Edition 2LP
Combichrist This Is Where Death Begins CD | 2CD
Various Artists Happy Hardcore Top 20 CD
The Joy Formidable Hitch Digital
AlphaCub AlphaCub Digital EP
Smino Blkjuptr Digtial EP

Plaid Releases New Video For “Do Matter”

May 27th, 2016


The video was written, directed, produced, shot and animated by Christopher Arcella, who explains the ideas and techniques behind the film:

Four elements form the foundation of this video: first and foremost is Plaid’s cinematic track, which builds a long dramatic crescendo that serves as a blueprint for the narrative. The second is the album and logo art by Designers Republic which inspires the sharp-angled, modular flying objects. Third is the quiet, beautiful Arizona landscape, and fourth is actress Claire Louge’s performance which connects viewers to the mysterious events taking place in the sky. (more…)

New Releases: Friday, May 27, 2016

May 27th, 2016

My Morning Jacket It Still Moves (Re-Issue) 2CD | 4LP | Digital
Sam Weber Valentina Nevada CD | Digital
Intakto Lazos CD | Digital

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David Gogo Vicksburg Call LP
Samael Worship Him CD
Elderblood Messiah CD
Sektemtum Panacea CD
Culture Abuse Peach LP
Hesitation Wounds Awake for Everything CD | LP
Uriah Heep Sweet Freedom CD
A Passing Fancy A Passing Fancy LP
Moulettes Preternatural Digital
Zack Lopez Bloodlines (Bonus Track Version) Digital
DARENOTS The Now Is Truth Digital
The Velveteins A Hot Second With The Velveteins Digital
K.Flay FML Digital Single
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald What Do You Mean? Digital Single
Maccie High Digital Single
Krief ft Sam Roberts Life As It Happens Digital Single
Gringo Star Rotten Digital Single

The Dead Ships to Release CITYCIDE on June 24 via Nevado Music

May 25th, 2016

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“Sounds like The Strokes if they’d reinvented themselves as a folk punk band.”Entertainment Weekly

“Their tuneful charisma separates them from the legions of garage-rock imitators”LA Times

The Dead Ships will release their debut full-length LP CITYCIDE in North America on June 24 via Nevado Music. CITYCIDE follows up their critically acclaimed EP 1 and will include singles “Company Line” as well as “Big Quiet” which spent five weeks at number one on KROQ’s Local’s Only. This week, the band shared their new single, “First Mistakes” with Crave and the track is streaming now to share via Soundcloud. The Dead Ships have also announce several tour dates in Californina opening for The Cult and festival shows including performances at Make Music Pasadena, Chicago’s Taste of Randolph Festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest.


Moulettes Set To Release Preternatural on June 24th

May 24th, 2016


“Huge, complex and compelling. One of the most thrillingly nimble musical ensembles the UK has produced in decades. Lead singer must be a national treasure soon… “Prog Magazine

“Unique Delicious music” - MOJO

On June 24th Brighton based collective Moulettes, continue their journey into the alt.pop/rock/folk universe with the Canadian release of their most accomplished album to date – Preternatural (Pipe&Hat/Fontana North). The band will visit Canada for the festival circuit with stops at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver Folk Fest, and the Calgary Folk Fest, to name a few (details are below). Check out the lead single Patterns.

It was in early 2015 when reading an article in the New Scientist that lead singer Hannah Miller to first start thinking about a concept for the new album. “I’ve always been fascinated by the natural world” says Hannah. “But this article compelled me to look deeper and start exploring all the surreal and beautiful diversity that exists. There’s so many phenomenal creatures out there we thought they deserved their own album.”

Fast forward to 2016 and the result is Preternatural – an eclectic but cohesive 11 track collection, which marries the thought provoking concept with elements of prog, pop, alt-folk and rock. It’s a beautifully orchestrated piece of work, experimental in parts but still accessible, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies, and elaborate compositions to make a genre defying album that explores the moving gaps of electronic and acoustic; DIY and big production.

Highlights include the epic opener Behemooth, a heavy, drum-driven progressive anthem inspired by a loud and unidentified sound recorded in the pacific, and electro-rock lead single Underwater Painter, which explores the way Octopus – chameleons of the sea can switch between camouflage and a psychedelic electric light show. “The solo was recorded in one take,” recalls Hannah, “and was definitely an homage to Prince!”

“Presenting your own sort of eclecticism is the aim,” says Ollie Austin (Drums, guitar, piano, vocals). “Zappa, Gentle Giant to current bands like Field Music, John Grant, Snarky Puppy, My Brightest Diamond, Tuneyards, Tortoise etc would all agree. These were all references for the record.”

Be sure to catch them live this summer in Canada!

Moulettes are:
Hannah Miller (Cello, vocals, guitar)
Ollie Austin (Drums, guitar, piano, vocals)
Ruth Skipper (Bassoon, vocals, autoharp, synths)
Jim Mortimore (Double bass, Guitar, vocals)
Raevennan Husbandes (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar)

“courageous…stuff that redefines the term ‘progres
sive’ for a new era and sculpts a new sonic land-scape.” - Fatea Magazine

“A compelling and Original Band” - The Guardian

“A cross between Pentangle, Kate Bush & early Pink Floyd” - Reuters

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Upcoming Canadian Dates:
July 1-3 – Canso, NS – Troy Greencorn/Stan Rogers Folk Fest (CANADA DAY!)
July 5 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Fest – Rio Tinto /Alcan Stage
July 7 – Toronto, ON – Hugh’s Room
July 8 – Orillia, ON – Mariposa Folk Fest – Main Stage
July 9-10 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Fest
July 15 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Folk Fest
July 16 – White Rock, BC – Five Corners Street Fest
July 17 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Folk Fest
July 18 – Victoria, BC – Butchart Gardens
July 19 – Duncan, BC – City Square Stage
July 20 – Edmonton, AB – Festival Place Outdoor patio series
July 21-24 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Fest – Prince Island Park