Thursday, January 31, 2013

Watch: Depeche Mode Brand New Video For "Heaven"

Depeche Mode have unveiled the new video for their brand new single "Heaven" available now on iTunes. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

The song is the lead single from the iconic band’s forthcoming studio album 'Delta Machine', which is slated for release on March 26 via Columbia Records.

The video was directed by Timothy Saccenti. Watch it below.





Watch: Zebra And Snake New Video For "Now and Forever"

Finland’s Zebra And Snake have unveiled the video for "Now and Forever" taken from their debut record Healing Music, released last year.

The video was produced and directed by Zebra and Snake. Watch it below.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

OMD Reveal Artwork For New Album 'English Electric'

OMD have unveiled the official artwork for their forthcoming new album 'English Electric' out on 8th April . 

The formats available to buy are the standard CD, deluxe CD/DVD mediabook, heavyweight vinyl and collectors' tin boxset. Physical formats are now available to pre-order HERE. The album will be preceded by the single, "Metroland" which is scheduled to be released on March 25th.

Watch the artwork for 'English Electric' below.

Cold Cave Announce "Oceans With No End" EP

Wesley Eisold has announced a new Cold Cave EP titled "Oceans With No End" will be out soon via Deathwish, Jacob Bannon's label. 

According to a press release, the EP comes in the form of two "morose" industrial tracks, the upbeat "Oceans With No End" b/w the angrier "People Are Poison". 

Eisold sings and plays all the instruments. 

The press release also features handwritten lyrics from Eisold, watch it below.


Shane Meadows Unveils Stone Roses Documentary Title

Filmmaker Shane Meadows' forthcoming documentary on the Stone Roses reunion has been entitled "The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone". 

The renowned director has teamed up with Film4, 4DVD and Warp Films for the project, which tells the story of the Manchester band’s comeback tour last year which was defined by the record breaking three-night stay at Manchester’s Heaton Park.

Meadows has said: “When Ian Brown rang me to tell me my favourite band of all time was getting back together again, it was like every Roses fan’s wildest dreams were coming true. People tell you that you can’t recapture your youth, it won’t be the same. I don’t believe that.”

“I’m going to make up for the nightmare of a lifetime at 17 years old, being sat in a flat having a bad trip when I could have been at Spike Island, being part of one of the most momentous things ever.”

Film4 executive producer Katherine Butler added: "It’s hard to think of a film that could be any more exciting. A combination of Shane’s wonderfully insightful directorial eye, the seminal genius of The Stone Roses, and our brilliant friends at Warp – what else is there to say? We’re thrilled."

The film includes footage of the band's early rehearsals and subsequent performances on the road in Spain, Germany and Japan, and it's scheduled for cinema release later this year.

Watch: Jagwar Ma Share "The Throw" Video

Sydney-based duo Jagwar Ma have unveiled the video for their new single "The Throw" out February 27th via Marathon Artists. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Andrew Lancaster. Watch it below.

Electronic To Re-Issue Debut Album

90′s supergroup Electronic, featuring Bernard Sumner (New Order/Joy Division), Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys), will re-released their debut self titled album in an expanded and remastered edition, featuring some previously unreleased tracks.

The reissue will include a newly remastered edition of the original album on one disc, accompanied by a second CD featuring a dozen alternate versions, remixes, edits, B-sides and instrumentals, including the Tennant-sung non-album single "Disappointed" and two versions of the title track to 1999's Twisted Tenderness.

Musing on the group's origins recently, Johnny Marr said: "We were two musicians who wanted to get away from the suffocating politics of the band. At the same time it was OK for duos and DJs and non-groups to make records, and that really appealed to Bernard and me. We saw ourselves more in the tradition of David Byrne and Brian Eno, with a lot of technotronics and FX, and Kraftwerk was a very important touchstone for Bernard. So the times were perfect because it was all right to make records with machines, and not have to be four guys stood up against a wall."

The new edition of 'Electronic' will be released on April 8th. The Tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1 
01. Idiot Country (2012 - Remaster)
02. Reality (2012 - Remaster)
03. Tighten Up (2012 - Remaster)
04. The Patience Of A Saint (2012 - Remaster)
05. Getting Away With It (2012 - Remaster)
06. Gangster (2012 - Remaster)
07. Soviet (2012 - Remaster)
08. Get The Message (2012 - Remaster)
09. Try All You Want (2012 - Remaster)
10. Some Distant Memory (2012 - Remaster)
11. Feel Every Beat (2012 - Remaster)

CD 2
01. Disappointed (Stephen Hague 7” Inch Version)
02. Second To None (Edit) *
03. Lean To The Inside (Edit) *
04. Twisted Tenderness (Guitar / Vocal Mix) *
05. Idiot Country Two (12” Version)
06. Free Will (Edit) *
07. Until The End Of Time (Edit) *
08. Feel Every Beat (Edit) *
09. Getting Away With It (Instrumental)
10. Turning Point (Edit)
11. Visit Me (Edit) *
12. Twisted Tenderness” (Instrumental) *

* Previously unreleased

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) To Release New Album THR!!!ER In April

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) will release their fifth album titled THR!!!ER, their follow-up to 2011's Strange Weather, Isn't It? on April 29 via Warp.

About the meaning of the album title, guitarist Mario Andreoni said: "Over the course of many long van rides and post-coffee verbal riff sessions, Thriller didn't merely come to represent the selling of a lot of records...it became synonymous with an artist(s)' and/or genre(s)' artistic high-watermark. INXS' Kick is the Australian Thriller...Alanis' Jagged Little Pill is the Canadian Thriller...Wham!'s Make It Big is the blow-dryer's Thriller...every recording by the 13th Floor Elevators is the dosed-man's Thriller..."Sister Ray" by the Velvet Underground is the Thriller of musical fever dreams. One day at the studio, Nic [Offer, vocalist] drew THR!!!ER on a napkin and I liked it...then we made our THR!!!ER."

Watch a trailer for the album shot by Daniel Gorman below:



The tracklisting for THR!!!ER is as follows:

01. Even When the Water's Cold
02. Get That Rhythm Right
03. One Girl/One Boy
04. Fine Fine Fine
05. Slyd
06. Californiyeah
07. Except Death
08. Careful
09. Station (Meet Me at The)

Watch: Theme Park Unveil New video For "Tonight"

Theme Park have unveiled the brand new video for their kool new single "Tonight", taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album out on February 25th via Transgressive Records.

The song was single of the week on www.koolrockradio.com in January 14 and is part of our current playlist.

Watch the video below.

MGMT To Release Self-titled New Album In June

MGMT have revealed plans to release their self-titled third album and follow up to 2010's 'Congratulations' this June.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, members Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden said the new effort, produced at Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Road Studios in upstate New York, has a tentative June release date.

The psych-rock duo recorded everything on their own, influenced by the likes of house music and the Aphex Twins. Confirmed tracks include songs called "Mystery Disease" and "Alien Days," as well as a cover of "Introspection" by '60s garage group Faine Jade.

Goldwasser says that he and VanWyngarden are "not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it... There's no illusion on [Columbia Records'] part that that we're going to turn into a Top 40 band."

Peace Reveal Details Of Debut Album "In Love"

Peace have revealed details for their debut album "In Love", which is scheduled for March 25th.

In Love, the follow up to their 2012 EP Delicious, was produced by Jim Abiss who has previously worked with both Arctic Monkeys and Adele.

The album will included the re-worked version of the single 'Follow Baby'. Frontman Harrison Koisser said of the track: "This one time, I woke up in the morning and 'Follow Baby' had lodged itself in my head, almost fully formed. Like a product of a dream or a gift or maybe something weirder."

"It felt special and shiny. I guess it is special and shiny. Actually maybe it didn’t happen like that. I’m 95% sure it did but either way that would rule right?"

Koisser also spoke about the album, saying: "If watching thousands of romantic movies and singing billions of love songs throughout our lives hasn't left us thinking that getting really really in love is something we want, need, h8 or dont give an F about then maybe IN LOVE is about to."

"I guess as an album it feels like an antidote or something. I'm not sure what for but can you really be sure about anything? It's 2013 and it's time to find out." He continued.

The full tracklisting for In Love is:

01. Higher Than The Sun
02. Follow Baby
03. Lovesick
04. Float Forever
05. Wraith
06. Delicious
07. Waste of Paint
08. Toxic
09. Sugarstone
10. California Daze

Monday, January 28, 2013

Watch: The Knife Reveal "Full Of Fire" Short Film

The Knife have unveiled the video for their new single "Full Of Fire", the lead track from their forthcoming new album 'Shaking The Habitual' out on 8th April. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The short film was directed by Marit Östberg, who says of the video: "Who takes care of our stories when the big history, written by straight rich white men, erase the complexity of human’s lives, desires and conditions? The film ‘Full of Fire’ consists of a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises. Fates that at first sight seem isolated from each other, but if we pay attention, we can see that everything essentially moves into each other. Our lives are intertwined and our eyes on each other, our sounds and smells, mean something. Our actions create reality, we create each other. We are never faceless, not even in the most grey anonymous streets of the city. We will never stop being responsible, being extensions, of one another. We will never stop longing for each other, and for something else."

The track is the duo's first single proper since 2006's 'We Share Our Mothers Health'.

Watch the video below.





Watch: Deerhoof New Video For "We Do Parties"

Deerhoof have unveiled the video for "We Do Parties", taken from their latest album 'Breakup Song'. The song is part of current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video, directed by Michinori Saigo shows Deerhoof playing with glowsticks, don light-up raver glasses, and doing karaoke.Watch it below.

Watch: Motorama Unveil Video For "Young River"

Russian dream-pop band, Motorama have unveiled their new video for "Young River", taken from their latest album 'Calendar'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.

Watch: Tame Impala New Video For "Mind Mischief"

Tame Impala have unveiled the video for their new single "Mind Mischief", taken from their latest album "Lonerism". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by David Wilson Watch it below.

The Smiths Drummer Mike Joyce 'Dreams' On Reunion

Mike Joyce, former drummer for The Smiths, still believes the band could reunite. 

Joyce told The Sun: "I actually had a dream that Morrissey, Johnny, Andy and me were all in the same room and we actually agreed to do a tour. Morrissey said, 'What song shall we open with?', and we replied in unison, ‘Hand In Glove’. That’s what the show should open with. Then I woke up laughing."

"It would sound great. I’m a better player than I was. Morrissey’s voice is still incredible, Johnny is playing great. With the equipment and PA systems 30 years on, if we got up on stage and played, it would sound incredible. A promoter asked me, ‘Why don’t you just do it — it would make millions of people happy?’ I said, ‘You’re asking the wrong man.'" 

"I don’t think about it every day. But if they asked me, I’d probably say yes. If you put everyone in the same room it’s amazing how things can turn around.” He added.

The Smiths ended abruptly in 1987 shortly after Johnny Marr announced he was quitting the band at the height of their powers. In 1989 Mike Joyce sued his former bandmates Morrissey and Johnny Marr over missing royalties.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Watch: Palma Violets Share 'Step Up For The Cool Cats' Video

Palma Violets have unveiled the video for their new single 'Step Up For The Cool Cats' taken from their debut album '180', out on 25th February via Rough Trade Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by former-member-of-The-Jesus-And-Mary-Chain-turned-filmaker, Douglas Hart, who's previously directed videos for the likes of The Horrors, The Libertines, The Stone Roses and Primal Scream. Watch it below.


You can pre-order Palma Violets album here: http://www.smarturl.it/palmavioletsitunes

Watch: Delphic Unveil Video For "Memeo"

Delphic have unveiled the new video for "Memeo" off their new album 'Collections' out January 28th.

Watch it below.

Watch: This Many Boyfriends Unveil Video For ‘Tina Weymouth’

This Many Boyfriends have unveiled the new video for ‘Tina Weymouth’ (named in honour of Talking Heads bass player), the song is part of our current rotation www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Nik Vestberg. Watch it below.

Watch Karl Bartos Shares "Atomium Video"

Former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos has unveiled the video for "Atomium", the first single from his forthcoming new album 'Off the record' released worldwide on February 1st.

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.
Watch the video below.

Watch: Foals New Video For "My Number"

Foals have unveiled the video for “My Number,” taken from their forthcoming album 'Holy Fire' out February 12 in via Warner Bros.

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com
Watch the video below:





Depeche Mode Announce Full Details Of New Album 'Delta Machine'

Depeche Mode have announced they will release their highly anticipated 13th studio album 'Delta Machine', on March 26th worldwide via Columbia Records. 

The album, recorded over the last year in Santa Barbara, California and New York City, was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood. 

In addition to the album announcement, Depeche Mode have also confirmed that the video for the first single “Heaven” will debut on VEVO next Friday, February 1st.

Alongside a standard CD format, Depeche Mode will release Delta Machine in an exclusive Deluxe Edition with four additional new tracks and accompanied by a 28 page hardcover book including photos by longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn. (please see track listing, as well as album and single configurations below).

The tracklisting for Delta Machine is as follows:

STANDARD:
1 - Welcome To My World
2 - Angel
3 - Heaven
4 - Secret To The End
5 - My Little Universe
6 - Slow
7 - Broken
8 - The Child Inside
9 - Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
10 - Should Be Higher
11 - Alone
12 - Soothe My Soul
13 - Goodbye

DELUXE EDITION: (includes hardcover 28-page booklet)

DISC 1
1 - Welcome To My World
2 - Angel
3 - Heaven
4 - Secret To The End
5 - My Little Universe
6 - Slow
7 - Broken
8 - The Child Inside
9 - Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
10 - Should Be Higher
11 - Alone
12 - Soothe My Soul
13 - Goodbye

DISC 2
1 - Long Time Lie
2 - Happens All The Time
3 - Always
4 - All That’s Mine

The tracklisting for the “Heaven” CD single is as follows:

“Heaven” CD SINGLE:
1 - Heaven
2 - All That’s Mine (b side bonus track)

“Heaven” CD MAXI:
1 - Heaven
2 - Heaven (Owlle Remix)
3 - Heaven (steps to heaven rmx)
4 - Heaven (Blawan Remix)
5 - Heaven (Mathew Dear vs Audion Remix)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Watch: Miles Kane Reveals Video For 'Give Up'

Miles Kane has unveiled the video for his new single 'Give Up', the lead single of  his four-track EP due for release next month.

"I wanted the energy and positivity that I’ve felt in the past 18 months to be reflected on the new album – to make it upbeat and uplifting, and to me that’s exactly what ‘Give Up’ does. It doesn’t mess around." Said Miles about the song.

The track is expected to feature on Miles’ second solo album, set to arrive later this year. Watch the video below.


Pre-order Give Up here: http://smarturl.it/GiveUpDigi?IQid=yt

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Watch: Cayucas New Video For "High School Lover"

Canadian band Cayucas have unveiled the video for their new single "High School Lover" out on 11th March. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The song is taken form the band's forthcoming debut album 'Bigfoot' scheduled for released on April 30 via Secretly Canadian.

The video was directed by Cameron Dutra, Watch it below.

Watch: Moon Duo Share "Ich Werde Sehen" Video

San Francisco psych rockers, Moon Duo have unveiled the video for "Ich Werde Sehen", a German reworking of their track "I Can See". It is a classic tune on www.koolrockradio.com.

The song is taken from the band's recent album 'Circles' came out last year through Souterrain Transmissions. 

The video was directed by Jovan Arsenic. Watch it below.

Vampire Weekend To Release New Album In May

Vampire Weekend have announced via their website, that they will release their third studio album May 6th through XL Recordings.  

Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Major Lazer, Charli XCX) and the band’s own Rostam Batmanglij, the as-yet-titled was recorded in both New York City and Los Angeles.

In a recent interview, frontman Ezra Koenig called their latest effort 'dark', 'organic', and that it "really does feel like the third chapter in a book." 

"We created some characters on the first record, some of which are real people, some of which are ourselves, so it’s not so hard to keep following them and see what their concerns are now and how their lives have changed." He added.

Vampire Weekend last album 'Contra' was released in 2010.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Watch: Clinic Unveil Seamless "Boogie Woogie BBC 10pm (rpt)" Video

Clinic have unveiled a trippy video for their song "Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC 10pm (rpt)", taken from their new album 'Free Reign', out now on Domino. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost. Watch it below.

Watch: Chapel Club New Video For "Good Together"

Chapel Club have unveiled the video for their new single "Good Together", out now. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The single is taken from the band's sophomore album of the same name, which is scheduled for March 4th through the band's new label, Ignition Records.

The video was directed by Ollie Murray (who has with The Horrors, TEED, etc.). Watch it below.


The Vaccines Announce New Single 'Bad Mood'

The Vaccines have announced details of the release of their new single 'Bad Mood', taken from their 2nd album 'Come Of Age' released last year. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The single will be released through Columbia Records on Monday 4th March on download and 7” and continues the theme of each band member writing a B-Side – this time guitarist Freddie Cowan provides a song produced by his brother, Tom Cowan of The Horrors.

The band have also announced details of an arena tour in May 2013. Check the dates below:

MAY
1st Margate Winter Gardens
2nd London O2 Arena
4th Carlisle Sands Centre
5th Leeds Millennium Square
6th Llandudno Cymru Arena

TOY Announce New Single 'My Heart Skips A Beat'

TOY have announced details of their next single 'My Heart Skips A Beat', which will be released through Heavenly Recordings on March 12. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Taken from TOY's  self-titled debut album, the single will be released as a limited edition 12" EP on 12 March, and will include two brand new songs, 'She’s Over My Head' and 'Layered Electronics', as well as a version of their album closer 'Kopter' recorded during a BBC 6 Music session.




TOY have a lot of live dates coming up, they’re playing the Scala in London in February as part of NME's Awards Show, as well as the O2 Arena in support of The Vaccines. Here's all the UK dates in full:

FEBRUARY
12 – Scala, London

MAY
01 – Winter Gardens, Margate
02 – The O2, London
04 – Sands Centre, Carlisle
05 – Millennium Square, Leeds
06 – Cymru Arena, Llandudno

Friday, January 18, 2013

Watch: Shout Out Louds Reveal "Walking In Your Footsteps" Video

Shout Out Louds have unveiled a new music video for "Walking In Your Footsteps" taken from their upcoming new album "Optica" out February 26 on Merge.

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. The video was directed by Marcus&Frode and Shout Out Louds. Watch it below.


Check the cover art and tracklisting for "Optica" below.



Tracklisting:

01. Sugar
02. Illusions
03. Blue Ice
04. 14th of July
05. Burn
06. Walking In Your Footsteps
07. Glasgow
08. Where You Come In
09. Hermila
10. Chasing The Sinking Sun
11. Circles
12. Destroy

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Watch: LULS Share Video For "Never Let It Go"

London trio LULS have unveiled the video for their new single "Never Let It Go", out on March 11th. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video directed by Ferry Gouw, offers a glimpse into some strange dimension in which three men can rock with the strength of an entire armada. Watch it below.



You can Pre-order the single HERE.

Watch: Bloc Party Unveil ‘Truth’ Video

Bloc Party have unveiled the video for "Truth", the third single from the band's new album 'Four' released  last year. 

The track will be released as a single on February 25th via Frenchkiss Records and will be available as part of a digital bundle alongside remixes from Jerome LOL, A Chat and IO Echo. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

Check out the video below:


Suede Confirm Tracklisting, Release Date For 'Bloodsports'

Suede have confirmed they will released 'Bloodsports', their first new album for over ten years in March 18.

The album will be released on CD, LP and Deluxe and they have also confirmed that 'It Starts and Ends with You' will be released as a single on the same day, following the release of 'Barriers' as a free download last week.

Lead singer Brett Anderson said: "After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it's finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. 

"'Barriers' isn't the first single but we are proud of it enough just to chuck it out there and thought that it's pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely .

"The album is called Bloodsports. It's about lust, it's about the chase, it's about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we've ever made but certainly the most satisfying.

"Its ten furious songs for me have reclaimed from ourselves what Suede was always about; drama, melody and noise."

The tracklist for Bloodsports is as follows.

01. Barriers
02. Snowblind
03. It Starts And Ends With You
04. Sabotage
05. For The Strangers
06. Hit Me
07. Sometimes I Feel I'll Float Away
08. What Are You Not Telling me?
09. Always
10. Faultlines

You can pre-order now:
CD: http://goo.gl/lGu1j
LP: http://goo.gl/kudbp
DELUXE: http://smarturl.it/suede.store

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Watch: Dutch Uncles New video For "Flexxin"

Dutch Uncles have unveiled their brand, spanking new video for "Flexxin" taken from their new album 'Out Of Touch In The Wild' out now via Memphis Industries.

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.
Watch the video below.


Monday, January 14, 2013

S.C.U.M Announce Split After Five Years

London based band S.C.U.M have announced they're splitting up after 5 years together.

The band, who formed in 2008, were led by Tom Cohen and also featured Bradley Baker, Samuel Kilcoyne, Huw Webb, and Melissa Rigby. The band released their debut album 'Again Into Eyes' in September 2011, which peaked at  #10 in our  'Best Albums of 2011' list.

They announced the split in a message posted on their facebook page over the weekend (January 12), saying: 
Hello everyone, It seems an appropriate time to announce after a long hiatus - S.C.U.M have collectively decided that we will no longer play or continue to write together.
We'd all like to thank you for all of your support but we have chosen to part ways and work on new projects. See you all very soon.
Tom, Brad, Huw, Mel and Sam x

Watch: Johnny Marr Shares New Video For "Upstarts"

Johnny Marr has unveiled his new video for "Upstarts", the lead single off his forthcoming solo debut, The Messenger. The song is now part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by David Barnes. Watch it below.



The Messenger hits stores February 26th via Sire/ADA, pre-order here. ‘Upstarts’ will be precede the record on 18 February as a Download, CD single and & 7" Vinyl. The B-side is Psychic Beginner, a non-album track which was a favourite from last years live shows.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Return With New Album 'Mosquito', Reveal Cover Art

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced more details of their fourth studio album "Mosquito", which is scheduled for April 16th via Interscope Records. 

The album was recorded in New York alongside TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, who previously helmed 2009′s It’s Blitz!. LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy also produced a track (!), which features a guest spot from Dr. Octagon (aka Kool Keith).

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O words on the recording process: "We have this little shitty studio downtown [in New York] that belongs to us, so we wrote songs and recorded demos whenever we felt inspired; it was kind of like how we did Fever to Tell and our first demo. And emotionally, it’s been a rollercoaster– being back in New York is intense for me. I’ve gone through an identity crisis. It’s been very emotionally intense for Nick, too. He was going through a break-up while we were making the album. It was just all kind of down."

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Mosquito' teaser below.

OMD To Release New Album 'English Electric' In April

OMD have announced they will release their brand new album 'English Electric' on April 8th. 

According to the band, the album is an attempt to move forward, yet without losing their distinctive sound.  In May 2012, Andy McCluskey was interviewed on the BBC about the sound of English Electric and had the following to say about the new album:

"Lyrically, English Electric seems to be an exploration of how one's Utopian dreams often end in dystopic failure and regret. Musically, it uses many current sounds and styles. Dresden sounds very 'OMD,' Our System is like a Glitch style Stanlow/ROTT if that can be imagined. Helen of Troy sound like Georgia meets first album Depeche. Please Remain Seated, Decimal, and Atomic Ranch use programmed robotic voices and have a hint of Dazzle Ships to them."

English Electric will be released April 8th as CD, deluxe CD+DVD, heavyweight vinyl LP, collectors' tin boxset as well as digitally, and will be preceded by the single, "Metroland" which is scheduled to be released on March 25th.

Take a look at the tracklisting and a short promo video for the album track "Decimal" below.

01. Please Remain Seated
02. Metroland
03. Night Café
04. The Future Will Be Silent
05. Helen of Troy
06. Our System
07. Kissing The Machine
08. Decimal
09. Stay With Me
10. Dresden
11. Atomic Ranch
12. Final Song

Friday, January 11, 2013

Watch: Factory Floor Unveil "Fall Back" Video

London-based trio Factory Floor have unveiled the video for their new single "Fall Back", it is the first taste of their long-awaited debut, which is scheduled for September via DFA Records.

The song is already part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video for "Fall Black" below.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Watch: Death By Sexy New Video For "Sixteen"

Death By Sexy have unveiled the video for their debut single "Sixteen" released in September 2012, the song was single of the week on Kool Rock Radio from August 6 to August 17.

The video was directed by by Mike Tempest. Watch it below.

Post War Years Announce Second Album "Galapagos"

East London quarter Post War Years have announced that their second album 'Galapagos' will be released on February 25th via Chess Club Records.

This new album has been produced by long-term collaborator James Rutledge (MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Late of The Pier, My Bloody Valentine, The Kills), and sees the band tapping into a new and rich stream of subversive and frequently delightful Avant-pop.

It’s partly an autobiographical account of the band’s less than perfect lives when first moving to London; financial struggles and claustrophobic living conditions fracturing their friendships and driving them to seek release through their music.

You can check out the full tracklisting for 'Galapagos' below.

01. All Eyes
02. The Bell
03. Glass House
04. Be Someone
05. Growl
06. Lost Winter
07. Mellotron
08. Volcano
09. Nova
10. God

You can pre-order 'Galapagos' right now here http://smarturl.it/galapagos

Theme Park Announce Self-Titled Debut Album

Theme Park have announced they will release their self-titled debut album on February 25th via Transgressive Records.

Produced by Luke Smith (Foals, The Maccabees), this follows a series of single releases and extensive touring throughout 2012.

A week before this (Feb 18) they will release their third single from the album "Tonight" produced by Friendly Fires frontman Edward Macfarlane, on 7" vinyl and download. 

The song has already been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. UPDATE: "Tonight" is our new Single of the Week (January 14th).

Theme Park album tracklist:

01. Big Dream
02. Jamaica
03. Two Hours
04. A Place They'll Never Know
05. Tonight
06. Saccades (Lines We Delay)
07. Wax
08. Ghosts
09. Still Life
10. Los Chikas
11. Blind

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Watch: SPC ECO New Video For "Push"

SPC ECO have unveiled the video for their song "Push", the title track on their latest EP. The song is part of our current playlist.

The video was directed by Billy Sprinkles. Watch it below.

Watch: Suede Share Video For Comeback Track ‘Barriers’

Suede have unveiled the music video for their new song 'Barriers', a track taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Bloodsports’, which will be released in March 2013 preceded by the single ‘It Starts And Ends With You’ in February. 

Watch the video below


The song is part of our current rotation www.koolrockradio.com

David Bowie Releases New Single 'Where Are We Now?' And Announces New Album

On his 66th birthday, the music legend returns with his single 'Where Are We Now?', his first new music for a decade, and revealed details of a new album.

Entitled 'The Next Day', the new album will be available March 12th via Columbia Records, and the lead single is available to purchase through iTunes.

The album was written in New York and produced by longtime collaborator Tony Visconti. The music video, directed by Tony Oursler, reflects Bowie’s time in Berlin in the late 1970s. “He is seen looking in on footage of the auto repair shop beneath the apartment he lived in along with stark images of the city at the time and a lyric constantly raising the question Where Are We Now?” Bowie’s website explains.

Watch the video below.


The track listing for The Next Day is posted below and the album is available to pre-order now through iTunes (the deluxe version of the album adds three bonus tracks).

01. The Next Day
02. Dirty Boys
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
04. Love Is Lost
05. Where Are We Now
06. Valentine's Day
07. If You Could See Me
08. I'd Rather Be High
09. Boss Of Me
10. Dancing Out In Space
11. How Does The Grass Grow
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
14. Heat
15. So She (bonus track)
16. I'll Take You There (bonus track)
17. Plan (bonus track)

Monday, January 07, 2013

MANGELEXEMPLAR - Band of the Month January 2013

Depression is a fucking event, that is the motto of  Mängelexemplar.

They combine words into patterns of thought to which all leave space for their own interpretations. Danceable and it should be fun... but above all danceable. For their sound, they use mainly analog sound sources.

There is no box they would fit in or where they want to be. Their music is electronic, experimental, simple and straightforward. They are uncomfortable, unpleasant, honest, direct, infantile, crazy, sarcastic, cheeky, autonomous, authentic and energetic with absolute attitude - they are - Mängelexemplar.

The band's first album is called "Freizeit und Technik" is influenced by the 80's sound, and was released in October 2012 under the label KERNKRACH (hertz 036). One of our favourite songs on the album is the song "Universal" which peaked at #18 in our Best Tracks of 2012 chart.

The band are currently working on their new material "Disco - to go", which is due for release in 2013. Mängelexemplar on their new release: "There is so much to tell, for the next release we had the simple pleasure to make everything different. This idea came to us while singing and dancing in the kitchen. The sound is similar to the music from the 90s."

Here's the band's first taste of Disco to-Go: "Minimal Sound".

Watch: Django Django Share 'Hand Of Man' Video

Django Django have unveiled the video for 'Hand Of Man', taken from their self titled debut album, released last year.

Speaking about the video, John Maclean describes the video as being; "The end of great things. The party was the last day in our friend's building which will inevitably be knocked down to make way for more dodgy flats with tiny triangle balconies - art, film and music studios destroyed to make way for fast-buck housing developers pricing the working classes and the artists out of central London. The end of film developers and kodak film stock. And the beginning of great things, Django Django, the spirit of youth, integrity finding a way to live forever, and fresh bread."

Watch the video below.


The Replacements Reveal Title And Cover Art For Reunion EP

The Replacements have revealed the artwork and title for their forthcoming EP.

Entitled 'Songs For Slim', this new EP comes in benefit of The Replacements’ Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in February.

The limited edition (only 250 copies will be pressed) release features four songs and will only be available via auction. 

Paul Westerberg previously told Rolling Stone he and Tommy  Stinson recorded the following covers, but an official tracklisting for Songs For Slim has not yet been revealed.

- Slim Dunlap "Busted Up"
- Gordon Lightfoot "I'm Not Sayin'"
- Hank Williams "Lost Highway"
- "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (from the musical Gypsy)

Suede Reveal First New Material In 10 Years

Suede have unveiled "Barriers", their first official release in 10 years. 

The song has been add to our current playlist and is the first taken from the band's forthcoming album, 'Bloodsports', out on March 2013. 

In a press release, frontman Brett Anderson explained: "After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. 'Barriers' isn’t the first single but we are proud of it enough just to chuck it out there and thought that it’s pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely."

"The album is called Bloodsports. It's about lust, it's about the chase, it's about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we've ever made but certainly the most satisfying. It's ten furious songs for me have reclaimed from ourselves what Suede was always about; drama, melody and noise." He continued.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Watch: Toro y Moi New Video For "Say That"

Toro y Moi has unveiled the video for "Say That".

It is the second single off his forthcoming third LP 'Anything In Return' out on January 22nd via Carpark Records.

The video was directed by HARRYS. Watch it below.