Thursday, February 28, 2013

Goldfrapp Announce New Album

Electronic art-pop duo Goldfrapp have announced details of their sixth studio album as well as two festival dates.

The announcement was made on their website, and says:

 "Hello Deers! "We wanted to be the first to share some exciting news with you. We're finishing up the new album, which is set for release in late summer 2013.

"Across two nights at the Manchester International Festival (July 16 & 17), we'll be giving you all a chance to hear the new album live for the very first time - accompanied by the RNCM string orchestra." 

The record is the follow-up to 2010's 'Head First'. 

Watch: Atoms For Peace Share New Video For "Ingenue"

Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace have unveiled the video for their new track "Ingenue", taken from their debut album 'Amok' out now on XL Recordings.

The video was directed by Garth Jennings. Watch it below.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sulk To Release Debut Album "Graceless" In April

SULK have announced they will release their forthcoming debut album 'Graceless', on 15th April via Perfect Sound Forever Records.

After playing several shows in 2012 across UK, the band went back to studio in April 2012 to continue to work on their debut album, which already had been recorded and produced by Ed Buller. This time they collaborated with Marc Waterman, who's previously been working with acts like Ride, Elastica and Swervedriver. The album was later mixed by Jonas Verwijnen and Antti Joas at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.

Check out the artwork and tracklist for Graceless below.


Tracklist:

01. Sleeping Beauty 
02. Flowers 
03. Diamonds In Ashes 
04. The Big Blue 
05. Marian Shrine 
06. Back in Bloom 
07. Wishes 
08. Down 
09. If You Wonder 
10. End Time

Stellastarr* Shawn Christensen Wins Oscar For 'Curfew'

Shawn Christensen, the former frontman of New York indie rock band Stellastarr* won an Oscar for his short film 'Curfew'. 

With Stellastarr*, Christensen released three albums between 2003-2009 and are currently on an indefinite hiatus. Now, the director/writer has focused on his film career, in 2011 he wrote the  movie Abduction starring Taylor Lautner and last Sunday he ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his 2012 movie Curfew.

Curfew tells the story of a depressed man who is asked to take care of his young niece, and sees Christensen play the lead role as well as writing and directing the movie.

In a recent interview, when asked about if the band is still active, Christensen said: "We never officially broke it off, but we don’t rehearse or make music, at least right now… When I signed a record deal [in 2003], I was an aspiring actor, and I was just booking commercials and I was represented by a couple agencies, and that was what I was going to do. When Stellastarr* happened it was kind of the thing where life happens when you’re making plans, so I was in a band for a while, and when I was on tour with the Killers – they were opening for us, no one knew who they were yet – I could see that they were a great band and that they were going to be huge … and I could see that we weren't. So, I started dabbling back into film again and writing screenplays and a couple of them sold. That's kind of how I got into filmmaking. Now I’m not so much into filmmaking; I’m into directing."

Art Brut Announce “Top of the Pops” Best Of Compilation

Celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a band, Art Brut have announced they will released a best of compilation titled 'Top Of The Pops' on April 16th through The End Records.

The special double album features the band's signature singles in chronological order of their release, as well as numerous live tracks, b-sides, and two completely new tracks "Arizona Bay" and "We Make Pop Music." Check the full tracklist of the compilation below.

Tracklisting for Top Of The Pops:

CD1

01. Formed A Band
02. My Little Brother
03. Emily Kane
04. Modern Art
05. Good Weekend
06. Direct Hit
07. Nag Nag Nag Nag
08. St. Pauli
09. Pump Up The Volum
10. DC Comics And Chocolate Milkshake
11. Alcoholics Unanimous
12. Summer Job
13. Demons Out!
14. Axl Rose
15. Sexy Sometimes
16. Lost Weekend
17. Sealand
18. Arizona Bay (new track)
19. We Make Pop Music (new track)

CD2

01. Formed A Band (Early Keith Top Of The Pops Version)
02. Bad Weekend (Early Keith Top Of The Pops Version)
03. These Animal Menswear (B-Side)
04. Modern Art (Early Keith Top Of The Pop Version)
05. Maternity Ward (B-Side)
06. Blame It On The Trains (Produced by Russel Senior)
07. Post Soothing Out (Produced by Russel Senior)
08. St. Pauli (Produced by Russel Senior)
09. About Time (B Side)
10. Ignorance Is Bliss (B Side)
11. Catch (The Cure Cover)
12. Modern Art (recorded for Berlin Live)
13. Just Desserts (alt version of B-Side to Alcoholics Unanimous)
14. Moved To L.A. (Art Brut vs Satan iTunes bundle)
15. Weird Science (B-Side)
16. Positively 5th Street (B-side)
17. Unprofessional Wrestling (Download only)
18. The Great Escape (We Are Scientists/Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
19. Her Majesty (Beatles cover arr. by Black Francis)
20. Post Soothing Out (recorded for Berlin Live)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Listen Cold Cave New Track "Oceans With No End"

As previously announced, Cold Cave's Wesley Eisold is back with a new two-track EP 'Oceans With No End', which features the title track along with a b-side titled "People Are Poison", according to the group it is released "soon" via label Deathwish.

 Listen "Oceans With No End" below:


For those who haven't heard, former Cold Cave member Justin Benoit passed away in his home last week. Benoit joined the band during the release of 2009′s Love Comes Close and later performed on their split tape with Prurient, Stars Explode. He was 35.

Cold Cave posted the track news on facebook saying: "Deathwish Is now streaming "Oceans With No End" the new single. I want to dedicate this to all of our loved ones no longer with us. Thank you all."

Nine Inch Nails Return With New Line-Up, Announce Tour

Trent Reznor has confirmed that his world-famous outfit Nine Inch Nails will be making a comeback this year, with a brand new line-up.

The news was broken by a statement Reznor made yesterday, in which he said: “Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to rethink the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show.

“Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows. The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014. Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.”

Details and dates are expected to be announced shortly. We'll keep you updated!

Meanwhile Trent Reznor's new project, How To Destroy Angels, will release their debut album 'Welcome Oblivion' on March 4th.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Watch: David Bowie Unveils Video For "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"

David Bowie has unveiled the video for his new single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)". 

The song is available now on iTunes and will be the A-side of an exclusive Record Store Day single on April 20. It is the third track on Bowie's forthcoming new album 'The Next Day', which will be out on March 12th via Columbia Records.

The video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, stars Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a married couple whose lives are disturbed by a celebrity couple. Watch it below.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs Unveil New Single "Sacrilege"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have unveiled the audio for "Sacrilege" the first taste of their upcoming album 'Mosquito'. 

The trio's fourth album will hit the stores on April 16th via Interscope Records. It 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 (!).

Listen "Sacrilege" below.


Watch: SULK Share "Flowers" Video

London based five piece, SULK have shared the video for their single "Flowers", set to be released on April 1st through Perfect Sound Forever.

The song is taken from their upcoming debut album and was Single of the Week on Kool Rock Radio in November 11, 2012, of course is still part of our current playlist. 

The video was directed by Kell Mitchell. Watch it below.

Watch: Peace Unveil New Video For "Follow Baby"

Peace have unveiled a video for the re-release of their debut single "Follow Baby". The song is par of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The track follows the release of single 'Wraith' and 'EP,Delicious',  and is taken from their forthcoming debut  album 'In Love' out on March 25 through Columbia Records.

The video was directed by RobRob. Watch it below.

Single of the Week 25/02 - Them Swoops "Too Fast For Love"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Too Fast For Love", the new single by Australian indie pop outfit Them Swoops, out now through +1 Records.

Formed by Dave McGann and Chris Goff, Them Swoops have just finished recording their debut EP titled 'Glimmers', which was recorded by the band themselves in Melbourne and mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawke) in Los Angeles.  'Glimmers' will be out soon.

"Too Fast For Love" is the band's second single officially released, their debut single "Work Around It" came out last year and it's still part of our current playlist. In their own words, "Too Fast For Love it’s an upbeat pop song for a lovesick lover."

Listen below.



You can buy the track HERE.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Album of the Week 25/02: Theme Park

London Three-piece Theme Park have released their self-titled debut album today via Transgressive Records.

Produced by Luke Smith (Foals, The Maccabees), the  album follows a series of singles released throughout 2012 such as 'Jamaica', 'Two Hours' and most recently 'Tonight', which kept us wanting more of their summery melodic electronic pop music.

“I want it to be appreciated as a pop album, rather than the debut of a left field East London band” says singer/guitarist Miles.

“Some albums you listen to and every song is nicely formed. That’s what we’re aiming for. It should all feel effortless and un-self conscious.” The aim of ‘Theme Park’, says singer Marcus, is to capture a moment in time – that rich period of life between school and the early 20s. It’s hopefully an optimistic album, and I’d like to think slightly romantic. I don’t mean that in the love sense, but in the slightly idealistic way. It’s easy to be cynical – I like to give the world a chance.” And boy he couldn't describe it better...

While listening, we can only think on a beach day, and it will definitely put you in the mood for fun time. In general, this album is a great debut with a lot of personality, so fresh and fun to listen, with  sounds that it will stick in your head. 

We highly recommend this album, so get your copy HERE right now! 

**Theme Park reached the TOP 20 on Kool Rock Radio's Best New Bands of 2011 list. Their single 'Milk' peaked at #22 on our Best Tracks of 2011 chart and 'Two Hours' peaked at #51 on our Best Tracks of 2012.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Neils Children Announce New Album 'Dimly Lit' + Unveil New Video For "Trust You"

Neils Children, one of our favourite noughties actshave announced they will release their long-awaited new album 'Dimly Lit' on March 21 through Boudoir Moderne Records.

They have also unveiled the video for "Trust You" the first taste of the album, which you can watch below. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.



The band with a new lineup, John Linger (Guitar/Keys/Vocals), David Smith (Keys), Brandon Jacobs (Drums), and Syd Kemp (Bass) were back in the studio in December 2012 to produce their first full length album since 2009's 'X.Enc', and they promised it will be their most exciting, original and powerful work to date.

According to a press release the new album delves deeper into the personal music tastes of the group, pulling together a sound that owes much to their love of psychedelic music past and present, whilst retaining the urgency of their previous work. Throughout the album there are aural fragments of the sophisticated French pop melodies of Gainsbourg's late 1960s/early 1970s output, alongside the experimentation of groups such as Broadcast, Stereolab and Silver Apples. It marks a milestone of maturity in the bands songwriting and development.

Check out the artwork and tracklist for 'Dimly Lit' below.


Tracklsiting:

01. At A Gentle Pace
02. Edward The Confessor
03. Dimly Lit
04. The Beat of The Boulevard
05. The Way The Web Was Woven
06. Warm Wave
07. Never Could Be Any Other Way
08. Telling
09. Trust You 04:47
10. Those You Thought Would, But Who Never Will Again
11. What's Held In My Hands

The new album (the first NC album to be released on vinyl) is now available to pre-order on both vinyl and download from HERE.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Listen: Modernage Share Audio For New Single "Bullets"

Miami indie rock band Modernage, have shared the full audio for their new single "Bullets", the song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

In a recent interview, the band announced they will be releasing a several of singles every month or so this year. Each will be accompanied by artwork created by Micke Fedez from the great local band Rebel.

"The idea is to compile the tracks we release this year into a record. Each track will also have a short teaser video by our very own Garcia Freundt." They said.

Listen to "Bullets" below.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Watch: DIIV Unveil New Video For "Wait"

DIIV have unveiled the video for “Wait” taken from their 2012 album 'Oshin'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video, directed by Sandy Kim, features Sky Ferreira and many more of their friends (Ashley Smith, Karley Sciortino, Georgia Ford, Petra Collins, Marcel Castenmiller, Matthew Hitt, Alice Lancaster).

Watch it below.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Watch: STRFKR Unveil New Video For "Atlantis"

Portland four-piece, STRFKR have unveiled the video for "Atlantis" taken from their latest album 'Miracle Mile', which is officially out today (February 19). The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Vice Cooler. Watch it below.


The album is available on CD, 2xLP, cassette and digital HERE.

The Primitives Share "Always Coming Back" Audio

The Primitives have shared the audio for "Always Coming Back", the b-side of their new 7" single, which will be released on a limited numbered edition of 500 copies [Transparent Vinyl].

Listen to "Always Coming Back" below.


You can buy your copy now on iTunes.

Simple Minds Unveil Lyric Video For New Track "Broken Glass Park"

Simple Minds have unveiled a lyric video for their brand new track "Broken Glass Park", which is included on the band's forthcoming definitive collection 'Celebrate - The Greatest Hits +' out on March 25.

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch/listen "Broken Glass Park below".



Simple Minds Celebrate - Greatest Hits+ can be pre-ordered HERE

Monday, February 18, 2013

Airship Announce Split

Manchester 4-piece band Airship, have announce that the band are splitting up posting a message on their Facebook page today (Feb. 18) stating that the decision was made collectively.

The full message posted to announce the news reads as follows:

"Hello. We have all decided to put Airship to bed. It feels better to live in the sweet echos of a childhood dream rather than the reality of this present day. Thank you to everyone who supported us along the way - those of you that traveled to see us, wore our t shirts and bought our CDs. Without you we would have been nothing."

Airship where Band of the Month on August 2010 and their single 'Kids' were in the Top 20 of Kool Rock Radio's Annual Chart on 2009. The band released their debut album "Stuck In This Ocean" in September 2011.Watch the video for "Kids" below.

Phoenix Unveil Lyric Video For New Track "Entertainment"

Phoenix have unveiled a lyric video for "Entertainment" the lead single of their forthcoming new album Bankrupt!.

Watch/listen "Entertainment" below.



Bankrupt! will be released on April 22 via Glassnote Records.

Watch: The Primitives Share Video For "Lose The Reason"

The Primitives have shared the video for their new single "Lose The Reason", the title track on their new 7". The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

This new 7" single also features another new track "Always Coming Back", and will be released on a limited numbered edition of 500 copies [Transparent Vinyl]. You can purchase your copy now on iTunes.

The video was directed by Chris Croft. Watch it below.



Primal Scream Reveal New Song “2013″ Featuring Kevin Shields

Primal Scream have unveiled a music video for their new track "2013", taken from the band's upcoming tenth studio album 'More Light'. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The single features My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields on guitar. As previously reported, also Debbie Googe from MVB is working with Primal Scream taking the place of Gary ‘Mani’ Mountfield, who is currently touring with The Stone Roses.

Watch/listen "2013" below.


The '2013' full nine-minute track will be released digitally from 25th February.

Watch: Cymbals Unveil 'The Natural World' Video

London band Cymbals have unveiled the video for their new single 'The Natural World' released on vinyl on 18th March via Tough Love. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and it's available on iTunes.

The video features dancer Jaime Flor, who is a childhood friend from the band. Watch it below.




Sunday, February 17, 2013

David Bowie To Release New Single “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”

A message posted on David Bowie's Facebook account suggests that “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”  will be the second single from his new album and will be available digitally on February 26.

The song is the third track on Bowie's forthcoming new album 'The Next Day', produced by long-time friend Tony Visconti, and will be available on March 12th via Columbia Records.

Check out the artwork for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” below.

Single of the Week 18/02 - Personal "Perfect Empty Clone"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Perfect Empty Clone", the debut single by Greek band Personal, released tomorrow (Monday 18) through LMC Records.

The song has actually been around for over a year, but the band are now making a worldwide official release. You can purchase the single on iTunes and amazon.

Listen to "Perfect Empty Clone" below.




A re-edited version of  'Perfect Empty Clone' video will be released soon. Stay tuned!
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Watch: Depeche Mode Perform "Heaven" Live

Depeche Mode have unveiled a new video performing their new single "Heaven" in-studio. 

The song is par of our current playlist and is the lead single from their forthcoming studio album 'Delta Machine', out on March 26 via Columbia Records.

Watch the video below.





Watch: Passion Pit Share 'Carried Away' Video

Passion Pit have unveiled the video for their new single "Carried Away", taken from their 2012 album 'Gossamer'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video, directed by Ben Brewer & Alex Brewer, features Sophia Bush from One Tree Hill. Watch it below.

Watch: Wild Nothing New Video For "Only Heather"

Wild Nothing have unveiled the video for "Only Heather", taken from their 2012 album 'Nocturne'.

The video was directed by Ryan Reichenfeld. Watch it below.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Veils Announce New Album 'Time Stays, We Go'

London based band The Veils have announce that they will release their new album 'Time Stays, We Go' on April 23 through their own label Pitch Beast Records. 

The album was recorded at Seedy Underbelly Studios in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, and was produced by frontman Finn Andrews, along with Adam Greenspan and will be available for pre-order from February 25. Meanwhile, the band are giving away a free download of their new single "Through the Deep, Dark Wood" via Facebook.

Check out the artwork (by Alex Prager) and tracklist for 'Time Stays, We Go' below.


Tracklist:

01. Through the Deep, Dark Wood
02. Train with No Name
03. Candy Apple Red
04. Dancing with the Tornado
05. The Pearl
06. Sign of Your Love
07. Turn From the Rain
08. Birds
09. Another Night on Earth
10. Out From the Valley & Into the Stars

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Phoenix Reveal Details For New Album “Bankrupt!”

French quartet Phoenix have shared the official details of their forthcoming new album Bankrupt!.

The follow-up to their 2009 record 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' will be released on April 22 via Glassnote Records. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.


Bankrupt! Tracklist:

01. Entertainment
02. The Real Thing
03. S.O.S. In Bel Air
04. Trying To Be Cool
05. Bankrupt!
06. Drakkar Noir
07. Chloroform
08. Don’t
09. Bourgeois
10. Oblique City

Listen: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) Share New Track "Slyd"

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) have shared a new track called "Slyd", the first taste of their forthcoming Jim Eno-produced album, THR!!!ER.

The song features vocals from Molly Schnick, who used to be in Out Hud with !!!'s Nic Offer, as well as Teresa Eggers. Take a listen below.


THR!!!ER is due April 30th on Warp Records, and you can pre-order your copy through Bleep.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Listen: OMD Reveal New Song "Metroland"

OMD have unveiled the first single from their upcoming album 'English Electric' released on April 8th. The song is now part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

The new single will be released on March 25th, you can pre-order the 12" single here. The 12" features the full version of Metroland and the b-side is The Great White Silence.

Stream "Metroland" below.

Listen: The Postal Service Unveil New Track "A Tattered Line of String"

The Postal Service have unveiled "A Tattered Line of String" a previously unreleased track taken from their 10th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of 'Give U', out April 8 via Sub Pop. |The track has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Have a listen below:



Night Works Unveil Video For "Long Forgotten Boy"

Former Metronomy-member Gabriel Stebbing, aka Night Works has unveiled the video for "Long Forgotten Boy" taken from his forthcoming debut album 'Urban Heat Island', out  on March 4 via Loose Lips records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Daniel Brereton. Watch it below.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Shout Out Louds Unveil New Track "Illusions"

Swedish quintet Shout Out Louds have unveiled "Illusions", another track taken from their forthcoming album 'Optica' out on February 27 through Merge.

The song is part of our current playlist. Listen below.

Watch: The Ocean Blue Unveil Brand New Video For "Blow My Mind"

The Ocean Blue have unveiled the video for  "Blow My Mind" taken from their forthcoming album 'Ultramarine' (the band’s first new album in 13 years) out on  March 19 via Korda Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

In a recent press release band singer/songwriter David Schelzel said: "This record unfolded in slow motion, at a glacial pace. We are not on the clock we were when we were on the major labels. And we were not in an insulated studio world for months making the music. We made it mostly in our own studios, on our own time. Regular life drifted into this one more than our earlier records."

The album was produced by Schelzel and drummer Peter Anderson.  

The video was directed by Allison LaBonne. Watch it below.

Watch: Suuns Unveil Video For "2020"

Montreal psych-rockers Suuns have unveiled the video fro their bran new single "2020" taken from their forthcoming album 'Images Du Futur' out March 5 via Secretly Canadian. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Sabrina Ratté. Watch it below.


You can pre-order Images Du Futur on iTunes

Watch: Dog Bite Release Video For "Prettiest Pills"

Former Washed Out keyboardist Phil Jones, aka Dog Bite has released the video for "Prettiest Pills".

It is the first single taken from Jones recently released (Feb. 5) debut LP 'Velvet Changes' on Carpark Records, the song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by John Merizald. Watch it below.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Watch: Two Door Cinema Club New Video For "Next Year"

Two Door Cinema Club have unveiled the video for "Next Year", the third single taken from the band's latest album "Beacon".

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

The video, directed by Giorgio Testi, was filmed on January 19th at the O2 Arena, Dublin. 
Watch it below.



Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Morrissey To Re-issue "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" And 1991 Album 'Kill Uncle'

Morrissey has announced the release of a limited edition 7-inch picture disc of his classic single "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" and a remastered version of his second album 'Kill Uncle' on April 8 via Parlophone Records.

Originally released in 1989, 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' was Morrissey's third single and charted at #6 in the UK. The song tackles the media glamorisation of, and public hypocrisy regarding, crime - in particular, the sensationalism of how mass-murderers are always automatically awarded the media fame they crave.

It will be available on 7" picture disc single, CD single and digital download from April 8th. All three formats are backed with new songs: 'People are the Same everywhere (BBC live version)', 'Action is my Middle Name (BBC live version)' and 'The Kid’s a Looker (BBC live version)', recorded on Radio 2 in June 2011.

Also a remastered version of ‘Kill Uncle’ will be released that day, featuring a new tracklisting and cover art, with the addition of the songs ‘Pashernate Love’ and ‘East West’ (a Herman’s Hermits cover), as well the ‘live in studio’ version of ‘There’s a Place In Hell For Me and My Friends’.  

The new 'Kill Uncle' tracklisting is as follows:

01. Our Frank
02. Sing Your Life
03. Mute Witness
04. King Leer
05. Asian Rut
06. Pashernate Love
07. East West
08. Found Found Found
09. Driving Your Girlfriend Home
10. The Harsh Truth of the Camera Eye
11. There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends (live in the studio version)
12. (I'm) the End of the Family Line

Simple Minds To Release 'Celebrate - Greatest Hits +'

Simple Minds have announced that they'll be releasing a 2 and 3CD greatest hits collection titled "Celebrate - The Greatest Hits +" on March 25th. Plus, it will feature 2 brand new tracks.

The collection set will be available in two formats: a 2CD version which features 36 songs, spanning 12 albums over 34 years, and a 3CD version which features 50 songs, spanning 13 albums over 36 years, including the band’s interpretation of Patti Smith’s 'Dancing Barefoot' from their 2001 covers album ‘Neon Lights’. Both collections will include two brand new tracks from the band.

Check the tracklist and artwork for the two versions below.

Celebrate – Greatest Hits+ 2CD 

Tracklisting:
CD1: 
1. Life In A Day 
2. Chelsea Girl 
3. Changeling 
4. I Travel 
5. Celebrate 
6. The American 
7. Love Song 
8. Promised You A Miracle 
9. Glittering Prize 
10. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) 
11. Waterfront 
12. Speed Your Love To Me 
13. Up On The Catwalk 
14. Don’t You (Forget About Me) 
15. Alive And Kicking 
16. Sanctify Yourself 
17. All The Things She Said 
18. Ghost Dancing 

CD2: 
1. Belfast Child 
2. This Is Your Land 
3. Kick It In 
4. Let There Be Love 
5. See The Lights 
6. Stand By Love 
7. She’s A River 
8. Hypnotised 
9. Glitterball 
10. War Babies 
11. Space 
12. Cry 
13. Spaceface 
14. Home 
15. Rockets 
16. Stars Will Lead The Way 
17. Blood Diamonds * 
18. Broken Glass Park * 

Greatest Hits+ 3CD plus two sided poster (one side shown in detailed images, the other side is as the Celebrate tour poster) 

Tracklisting:
CD1: 
1.Life In A Day 
2. Chelsea Girl 
3. Changeling 
4. I Travel 
5. Celebrate 
6. The American 
7. Love Song 
8. Sweat In Bullet 
9. Theme From Great Cities 
10. Promised You A Miracle 
11. Glittering Prize 
12. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) 
13. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) 
14. Waterfront 
15. Speed Your Love To Me 
16. Up On The Catwalk 

CD2: 
1. Don’t You Forget About Me 
2. Alive And Kicking 
3. Sanctify Yourself 
4. All The Things She Said 
5. Ghost Dancing 
6. Promised You A Miracle (Live) 
7. Belfast Child 
8. Mandela Day 
9. Biko 
10. This Is Your Land 
11. Kick It In 
12. Let It All Come Down 
13. Let There Be Love 
14. See The Lights 
15. Stand By Love 
16. Real Life 

CD3: 
1. She’s A River 
2. Hypnotised 
3. Glitterball 
4. War Babies 
5. Space 
6. Jeweller To The Stars 
7. Dancing Barefoot 
8. Cry 
9. Spaceface 
10. One Step Closer 
11. Home 
12. Stranger 
13. Stay Visible 
14. Rockets 
15. Stars Will Lead The Way 
16. Stagefright 
17. Blood Diamonds * 
18. Broken Glass Park * 

*New 2013 track 
Release date 25th March 2013
Simple Minds Celebrate - Greatest Hits+ can be pre-ordered HERE

Listen: French Films New Single "Latter Days"

Finnish band French Films have shared the audio of their new single "Latter Days", taken from their forthcoming second album 'White Orchid'. The song is now part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The band's second effort will be released on 4th April in Finland, 3rd May in Asia and Europe via Gaea Records.



Check out the tracklist for White Orchid below.

1. White Orchid
2. Where We Come From
3. Ridin' On
4. Special Shades
5. All The Time You Got
6. Latter Days
7. Long Lost Children
8. Juveniles
9. Into Thousand Years
10. 99

Watch: The Kill Van Kulls Share 'Wooden Heart' Video

Manchester based four-piece, The Kill Van Kulls have unveiled the video for 'Wooden Heart', a classic tune on www.koolrockradio.com.

The song was previously released in 2010, but a new re-recorded version will feature on their forthcoming Wooden Heart EP, released on 18th March 2013.

Watch the video below.


Wooden Heart EP tracklisting:

1. Wooden Heart
2. Somewhere in Time
3. Oceans
4. Rule The Night

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Watch: Theme Park Unveil Trailer For Debut Album

Theme Park have unveiled the trailer for their self-titled debut album, which will be out on the 25th of February via Transgressive records.

Theme Park is our current Band of the Month. Watch the trailer below.


You can pre-Order your copy from iTunes, Amazon LP Signed Amazon CD or Rough Trade CD / LP.

Detachments Unveil Two New Tracks

Detachments have unveiled two new tracks, "Mistaken I.D." and "Living With the Enemy". Both tracks have been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

"Mistaken I.D." is taken from their from forthcoming limited edition album 'From The Chamber', which features a collection of hidden jems procured from the Detachments studio vaults.

"Living With the Enemy" is going to also be released sometime in spring 2013 on "Until the sun grows cold volume 3" via Vocoder Tapes.

*UPDATE (17/02): "Mistaken I.D." was featured as Single of the Week on Kool Rock Radio on February 11.

Listen "Mistaken I.D." and "Living With the Enemy" below.





We will keep you posted with more details.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Watch: OMD Unveil New Video For "Atomic Ranch"

OMD have unveiled the brand new video for "Atomic Ranch", taken from their forthcoming new album 'English Electric' out on April 8th. 

The video shows the British new wave pioneers taking a scenic drive through a futuristic utopia and is the second of three animations (the first video, "Decimal" debuted earlier in January and is posted here) by Henning M. Lederer, which will be available on the bonus DVD of English Electric.  

Watch it below.

Vampire Weekend Reveal Details Of New Album 'Modern Vampires of the City'

Vampire Weekend have confirmed that the title for their forthcoming new album is 'Modern Vampires of the City', and comes out on May 6 (UK) / May 7 (US) via XL Recordings. 

The follow-up to the band's 2011 LP Contra, was revealed in the "Notices & Lost and Found" section of today's New York Times classified ads. The advertisement shows the message “Modern Vampires of the City, May 7, 2013.” 

The band have also revealed the artwork and tracklist of Modern Vampires Of The City. In addition to the album details, Vampire Weekend has also set dates for an upcoming tour. Check all the details below.


Tracklist:
01. Obvious Bicycle
02. Unbelievers
03. Step
04. Diane Young
05. Don’t Lie
06. Hannah Hunt
07. Everlasting Arms
08. Finger Back
09. Worship You
10. Ya Hey
11. Hudson
12. Young Lion

Tour full dates are:

MARCH
13-16 SXSW

APRIL
12 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan
14 Coachella
16 Davis, CA Freeborn Hall at UC Davis
17 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
21 Coachella

MAY
8 London The Troxy
10 Paris Casino de Paris
15 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
16 Toronto, ON Sony Centre
17 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
19 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
20 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
21 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
23 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium

Watch: Swim Deep Share Video For "The Sea"

Swim Deep have unveiled the video for their new single 'The Sea', out on 4th March through RCA Victor/ Chess Club. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Dan Brereton. Watch it below.


 You can pre order 'The Sea' 7inch right now via iTunes.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Watch: Blackmail New video For "Fattest Dream"

Blackmail have unveiled the video for "Fattest Dream" taken from their recently released new album 'Bones'. The song is part of current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by directed by Kim.Ono (Thomas Lemoine). Watch it below.



My Bloody Valentine Release New Album "mbv"

My Bloody Valentine have released their brand new album, 'mbv' last night (February 2) via a brand new website for the band.

The site www.mybloodyvalentine.org crashed almost immediately after launching.

The nine-track follow-up to 1991's 'Loveless' is available exclusively from the website and will be sold as a download only, CD and download or as a 180g vinyl, CD and download package. The vinyl and CD packages will be posted within three weeks of purchase date, but the download will be immediate.

The tracklisting for 'mbv' is as follows

01. She Found Now
02. Only Tomorrow
03. Who Sees You
04. Is This And Yes
05. If I Am
06. New You
07. In Another Way
08. Nothing Is
09. Wonder 2

The vinyl and CD artwork is currently being finished and each format will have slightly different but similar artwork to the download artwork that will be attached to your download.


Saturday, February 02, 2013

Watch: Suede Unveil "It Starts And Ends With You" Video

Suede have unveiled the video for their new track "It Starts And Ends With You" taken from their first studio album in over 10 years 'Bloodsports' out on March 18.

Brett Anderson said: ''It Starts and Ends With You' is a bittersweet, bouncy pop song with a whole load of choruses stuck together. It's about infatuation and attraction and the fever of falling head first back into the pit."

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Watch the video below.

THEME PARK - Band on the Month February 2013

Theme Park are a three piece band from North London, comprised by twins Miles and Marcus Haughton and Oscar Manthorpe. Marcus and Miles were born to make music, they're named after two jazz greats: Marcus Miller and Miles Davis. Ironically, Miles plays the bass, and Marcus is the trumpet player. Their parents went to art school with Oscar's parents, later, the three future Theme Park members attended the same primary school. 

Theme Park began in earnest as a studio project when the brothers returned from university. Oscar was still a student in Leeds during the recording of the album, and became used to writing essays after gigs in Travelodges around the country. The band released their debut single 'Wax'/'A Mountain We Love', on Transgressive offshoot ParadYse in August 2011. The following day, they performed their first ever live show at London’s Lexington. Despite a late start to live performance the band have been making up for lost time, touring the UK with Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party and Bombay Bicycle Club, as well as opening for Florence + The Machine at Alexandra Palace.

Many songwriters talk about the need to be sad or angry or heartbroken in order to access their muse. Miles Haughton, singer/guitarist for the band, is quite the opposite. "I find it interesting that people can write when they’re sad," he says. "I write when I’m in a wave of happiness and euphoria because I want to share the feeling. I’m looking for the moment where you find something that’s so great you want to loop it around, get up and dance to it. You’re happy because you’re dancing and you’re happy because you wrote it – it’s a double hit of happiness."

Haughton's attitude shines through in Theme Park’s rhythmic, euphoric, groove-oriented, dreamlike and melodic electronic pop. It’s guitar-and-synth music informed by dance, and vice versa. 

Theme Park will release their eponymous debut album via Transgressive Records on February 25th. Produced by Luke Smith (Foals, The Maccabees), this follows a series of single releases and extensive touring throughout 2012, which gained the London 3 piece a wealth of fans and supporters in the lead up to the full album.

**Theme Park reached the TOP 20 on Kool Rock Radio's Best New Bands of 2011 list. Their single 'Milk' peaked at #22 on our Best Tracks of 2011 chart and 'Two Hours' peaked at #51 on our Best Tracks of 2012.


Friday, February 01, 2013

Watch: Satellite Stories Unveil Video For "Kid’s Aren’t Safe In The Metro"

Finnish indie band Satellite Stories have unveiled the video for their track "Kid's Aren't Safe In The Metro", taken from their debut  album 'Phrases To Break The Ice' released last year. 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and will be released as a single on February 22 via XYZ Berlin.

The video was directed by Ken Simpson. Watch it below.

Primal Scream Reveal Details Of New Album 'More Light'

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has announced the band will release their new album 'More Light' on May 6th. 

The follow-up to 2008's 'Beautiful Future', has been produced by David Holmes. Mark Stewart of The Pop Group and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant will also appear. 

In a interview last year, Gillespie said: "It’s a rock’n’roll record, but modern rock’n’roll. Pretty psychedelic rock, it’s kind of guitar-driven but we use guitars in an orchestral way, not in the normal way people make rock records,” he has told Q last year.

"I think we do it in a more interesting way. We weave the guitars in with electronics and other acoustic instruments to make the core sound." He added.

Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant recently told he has contributed vocals to the LP after praising the band for 'their references on looking back on the glorious past’ and 'bringing them into the contemporary world'.