Friday, May 31, 2013

Watch: Alfred Hall Unveil "Lose That Gun" Music Video

Norwegian dream pop duo Alfred Hall have unveiled the video for their latest single "Lose That Gun", taken from their recently released debut album 'Wilderness', out via Sony. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Thea Hvistendahl. Watch it below.


Get your copy of 'Wilderness' now on iTunes.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Watch: Caged Animals Unveil "Cindy + Me" Music Video

Caged Animals have unveiled the video for their new single "Cindy + Me", out on 17th June via Lucky Number, ahead of a new album later this year.

About the song, Vincent explained: "Cindy + Me’ is my attempt at capturing some sinister version of the adolescent dream. It's an outlaw love song, based around a sample from synthesizer-pioneer Raymond Scott's 'Cindy Electronium.' In the song, I'm a crazed teenager in love, running away from home with the girl and some twisted view of the future. We've got her father tied up in the house, a smoldering corpse, we've got the cash, "We're living on top of the world," and we're going to get away with it.” 

The video, featuring Vincent Cacchione, Magali Charron and the baboons: Jack, Janet, Jonas, Jojo, J.Lo and Jeremiah in the leading roles (pls take it seriously), was directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. Watch it below.


Website: http://cagedanimals.net

Watch: Suburban Living Releases "Always Eyes" Music Video

Norfolk, VA dream pop solit Suburban Living aka Wesley Bunch just released the video for his latest single "Always Eyes", taken from the 7" of the same name, out now via Dialog Records.  The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the VHS music video/collage directed by Wesley Bunch below.


The Maccabees Confirm They're Working On New Album

London indie band The Maccabees have confirmed that they are back in the studio working on their fourth album, the follow-up to 2012's Given To The Wild, and revealed that they hope to get it finished by the end of year.

Frontman Orlando Weeks told NME:

"We went straight back into our studio in Elephant & Castle at the end of last year. We spent time doing it up too - I was painting the kitchen."

"We had such a busy time after 'Given To The Wild' and to feel excited enough to get on with a new album straight away must mean something."

Guitarist Felix White also discussed how the album is going to sound, and his big hopes for the record, "It's going to be sort of similar to Given To The Wild, but it's also going to be more direct and exciting. I think it's going to be our best record."

Given To The Wild was released in January last year, reaching number four in the UK Albums Chart.

Watch: Cayucas Reveal Music Video For "East Coast Girl"

California indie-pop band Cayucas have revealed the video for their latest single "East Coast Girl", taken from their recently released debut album 'Bigfoot', out via Secretly Canadian. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Steven Andrew Garcia. Watch it below.


Get your copy of 'Bigfoot' now on iTunes.

Watch: Nightlands Shares "To The Moon" Music Video

Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Dave Hartley aka Nightlands, has shared the video for "To The Moon", a new song that he wrote for a specific scene in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

About the song Hartley says: "The song is meant to evoke a feeling of isolation and loneliness, but also wonder and innocence – a remembrance of a time when the moon above was an invitation and a gateway to the stars."

The video was directed by She Policeman and will take you on a psychedelic trip to the moon, most of the footage is NASA lunar expeditions. Watch it below.



Watch: Suede Unveil Music Video For "Hit Me"

Suede have unveiled the video for "Hit Me", the latest single taken from their critically acclaimed new album 'Bloodsports', released in March. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video shows destruction and reckless vandalism inside a museum. Watch it below.



You can buy the single's radio edit and it's attendant b-sides on iTunes.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Watch: The Saturnettes Share "Bob From The Cure" Music Video

Finland indie-pop band The Saturnettes have unveiled the video for “Bob From The Cure”, the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album "The Saturnettes II". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.


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Watch: Midnight Juggernauts Unveil "Memorium" Music Video

Australian trio Midnight Juggernauts have unveiled a new amazing video for "Memorium", the new single taken from their upcoming new album 'Uncanny Valley', out on July 9 through Siberia and Record Makers. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

According to press release, the follow-up to 2010's The Crystal Axis, was inspired by a 1970 hypothesis from roboticist Masahiro Mori's, also called Uncanny Valley, which posed: "I have noticed that, in climbing toward the goal of making robots appear human, our affinity for them increases until we come to a valley, which I call the uncanny valley." Likewise, the press sheet promises "robotic sounds made by human hands."

The video is a visual documentary on the evolution of CGI from 1951 to the present. Watch it below.


The Horrors Confirm New Album Is Almost Finished

The Horrors have confirmed that they've nearly finished their new album, the follow-up to 2011's 'Skying'.  

Speaking to NME, bassist Rhys Webb revealed: "We're right at the end of the recording process and ready to roll. We're recording 11 tracks. It's sounding very exciting." 

"I always think there is more in common with out albums than a lot of people say, but we always want to move forward as a band and make something better than what we have done before, and I think we have definitely been successful with that. Faris [Badwan, singer] is sounding fantastic too – I think it's the best he has ever sounded."

About the potential first single from the album, Webb added: "It's a very upbeat song full of electronic oscillations. 'Euphoric' is definitely a good word to describe the way it sounds."

The album is scheduled for release later this year, presumably through XL, the band’s current home.

Watch: Bleech Release New Video For "Not Like You"

London band Bleech have revealed a new video for "Not Like You", the lead single of their forthcoming sophomore album 'Humble Sky'. The single will be released physically and digitally on 1st July. 

Sarah Bick provided the visuals, and this was the concept that she used for this video: "Interpreting your concept of ugly/beautiful, I ran the clean Epic edit through a VHS player, and filmed it back off of an old cathode TV. This gives the video that special broken interlace and grungy colourway which can't be mimicked digitally. And there's the ugly/beautiful contrast of the soft young boy raving with head bangers and sweaty palms.

The motifs of the song like cloak appear, and the 'house in the countryside' appears twice, first seeing himself in it (before the stairs) and lastly leaving it literally going up in smoke at the end. His motion has been synced to the track, with jumps, spins and looks punctuating lyrics. 

The suggestion of a school setting, absent of others subtlely brings up feelings of growth, hiding out or taking on, being left behind, or reacting against the natural order and of those in charge. The equation juggling of life, running out and going against the tide. He's on his own, he's not looking to others for how he should be" 

Watch the video below.

Watch: Mazes Share "Bodies" Music Video

London based-trio Mazes have shared the video for "Bodies", the latest single taken from their new album 'Ores & Minerals', released back in February via FatCat Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

'Bodies' it's been around since last year, but it has been officially released as a digital single this Monday.

The video was directed by AC Williams of Vision Fortune, who explained:

"The idea of the video came from the idea that we as humans are inevitably attracted to both moving image and still imagery such as photography and painting. The video explores and raises questions about the parallels between these two mediums: we see the subjects sitting as still as possible for these 'video' portraits, subtle nuances appear on closer inspection as we the audience see eyes blinking and twitching."

Check out the video below.


Get your copy of 'Ores & Minerals' now on iTunes.

Watch: Cold Cave Unveils New Video For "Black Boots"

Cold Cave has unveiled the video for his new brilliant single "Black Boots", taken from the 7" Black Boots/Meaningful Life, available now via theheartworm.com. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Slava Tsukerman in aesthetic collaboration with designer Alexandre Plokhov. Watch it below.


Download now on iTunes.

Pet Shop Boys Tease New Track "Fluorescent"

Pet Shop Boys continue to tease their forthcoming 12th album 'Electric', which will be out on July 15 through their own label x2 through Kobalt Label Services.

This time, they have posted a video clip featuring a snippet of  "Fluorescent", the fourth song on the album, and like their previously unveiled track "Axis", it travels more in the club vein.

Check the video below.


Pre-order Electric now on iTunes.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nine Inch Nails To Release New Album Later This Year

Trent Reznor has officially confirmed that his best known project, Nine Inch Nails will return with the follow-up to 2008's The Slip, later this year. 

Reznor has revealed that he's been secretly working on the as-yet-untitled new album with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, last year. The album will be released via Columbia Records.

The full press release by the man himself reads: 

"I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length NINE INCH NAILS record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!"

In related news Trent Reznor recently revealed that band's former guitarist Robin Finck will rejoin the group for their forthcoming tour. "I am proud to announce that the tour lineup now includes the incredible Robin Finck. The addition of Robin to the mix of players I've assembled makes this band incredibly powerful and versatile." He said.

Watch: Sonny And The Sunsets Reveal New Video For "Palmreader"

San Francisco psych-pop band Sonny & The Sunsets have unveiled the video for "Palmreader", taken from their upcoming new album 'Antenna to the Afterworld' out on June 13 through Polyvinyl Records.

The video was directed by Sonny Smith. Watch it below.


Pre-order your copy here

Watch: Union Cinema Unveil "Can't Get Rid Of" Music Video

Peruvian indie-rock duo Union Cinema have unveiled the video for their debut single "Can't Get Rid Of", available now through iTunes. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The duo, comprised by Toño Jaúregui and Antonio Santivañez, have a range of musical influences but deliver their own unique brand of catchy indie rock. We have the chance to listen some of the tracks included on the band's forthcoming debut album and our boss DJ Relax has already chosen which will be the next single, it's called T.C. and is expected to be released in August.

Talking about the song, lead singer Antonio Santivañez told us: "Can't Get Rid Of, basically talks about the social differences that our country is facing right now."

Watch the video below.

Watch: Soft Lighting Shares "Dangerous" Music Video

Kansas City based musician/producer Bryan Cox, AKA Soft Lighting has shared the video clip for "Dangerous", another cut taken from their recently released new album 'Portraits', out via Synth Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

"Dangerous" is inspired by 80's synth pop, new wave, italo disco and a love for analog synths mixed with current electronic sounds. 

The video was directed by Violent Success. Watch it below.


Get your copy of 'Portraits' now on iTunes.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Juveniles Share New Album Details, Tease New Track

French electro-pop duo Juveniles have shared details of their upcoming self-titled debut album.

The album, which was produced by Yuksek, will be out on June 10 through Paradis Records, and will include previously unveiled tracks "We Are Young", "StrangersFantasy" and "Through The Night", all of them are part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the tracklist below:

01. We Are Young
02. Strangers
03. Logical
04. Fantasy
05. Summer Nights
06. Washed Away
07. All I Ever Wanted Was Your Love
08. Elisa
09. Through The Night
10. Adriatique
11. Void (In & Out Of The)

The band have also shared a video teaser for the track "All I Ever Wanted Was Your Love".

Work Drugs Unveil Details For New Album 'Mavericks'

Philadelphia smooth-fi outfit Work Drugs have unveiled full details for their upcoming 10-track new album 'Mavericks', out on June 18th.

The duo's new effort will be available on limited edition CD (100 made) via the Work Drugs store courtesy of Bobby Cahn Records and can be pre-ordered here

Watch the video for "West Coast Slide", the first taste from the album here.

The tracklisting for Mavericks is as follows:

1. Young Lungs
2. West Coast Slide
3. Sunset on High Street
4. A Measure of life
5. Last Flight
6. Payola (Numbers Game)
7. For James
8. Trifecta
9. Tigerbeats
10. Mavericks

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Single of the Week May 27/13 - Climbing Boys "Bone House"

Our new Single of the Week is "Bone House", another great track taken from Climbing Boys recently released debut EP 'Take The Floor'. 

Formed in late 2012, this London post-punk foursome are our featured band this month, take a look HERE

Bone House is one hundred percent post-punk, it begins with distinct riffs of bass and guitar that nods to influences from Joy Division (Transmission), blended with a strong driving beat and the distinctive voice of lead singer, Tom Salo.  It's excellent!

About the song, our friend Tom Salo told us:

"The original draft of the lyrics for 'Bone House' has actually been around since my teenage years and was lyrically intended to be a teenagers retort to the song 'Teenage Wildlife' by David Bowie. It deals with themes such as juvenile excess and disillusionment. Everybody has their ups and downs and I guess I wrote this one when I felt my chips were down."

Stream 'Bone House' below:



Get your copy of Climbing Boys debut EP 'Take The Floor' now on iTunes.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Capital Cities Reveal 'In A Tidal Wave of Mystery' Tracklist, Pre-orders Now Available

L.A. electro-pop duo Capital Cities have revealed the tracklist for their upcoming debut album 'In A Tidal Wave of Mystery' out on June 11 via Capitol Records.

The album will be available in vinyl, CD, and digital formats so be sure to pre-order your copy today.

The tracklist for 'In A Tidal Wave of Mystery' is as follows:

1. Safe and Sound
2. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast
3. Kangaroo Court
4. I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo
5. Center Stage
6. Farrah Fawcett Hair Feat. André 3000
7. Chartreuse
8. Origami
9. Lazy Lies
10. Tell Me How to Live
11. Chasing You Feat. Soseh
12. Love Away

Friday, May 24, 2013

Zen Mantra To Release Debut Album 'How Many Padmes Hum?' Next Month

Zen Mantra is the project of 18 year old New Zealand-based musical producer Sam Perry, started with the intention of making music with the energy of punk and the atmosphere of psychedelic music, Zen Mantra has been described as sounding like "a male-led Summer of Love girl group jamming surf rock in outer space."

Perry has been around for about a year and have just released his official debut single 'Fossils', which it's been around since last year and is part of our current playlist. The song features on his upcoming debut album 'How Many Padmes Hum?', out on the 10th June via UK psychedelic label Stroll On Records and US tape label Crash Symbols.

Check out the tracklist for 'How Many Padmes Hum?' and stream Fossils below.

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Cloudgazer
03. La La La La La
04. Soothsayer
05. Fossils
06. Sakura
07. Change
08. Karma’s a Scam
09. I Wonder What It’s Like Out There

Pre-order 'How Many Padmes Hum?' now on iTunes.

Watch: Visage Premiere "Dreamer I Know" Music Video

Visage have unveiled a new video for "Dreamer I Know", taken from their just released first new album in 29 years 'Hearts And Knives', which is currently our Album of the Week (www.koolrockradio.com).

About the song the band commented: "'Dreamer I Know' is the most immediately accessible song on the album and features a catchy adult-pop chorus which imprints rapidly. Mick Macneil (the former creative musical core of Simple Minds) adds the lead keyboard lines which although played on an old Korg analog monosynth somehow manage to evoke his Scottish homeland."

The video  filmed around Dalston, London, was directed by  Armadno. Watch it below.



Get your copy of 'Hearts And Knives' now on iTunes.

Watch: Miles Kane Unveils Live Video For "Darkness in Our Hearts"

Miles Kane has unveiled a live video for "Darkness in Our Hearts", another cut taken from his upcoming sophomore album 'Don’t Forget Who You Are', out on June 4 via Sony Music. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.



You can pre-order 'Don't Forget Who You Are' now on iTunes

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Watch: ADULT. Release "Idle (Second Thoughts)" Music Video

Detroit's electro-punk outfit ADULT., have released the video for "Idle (Second Thoughts)", the second track on their recently released new album 'The Way Things Fall'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.


Get your copy of 'The Way Things Fall' in the Ghostly store.

Watch: Generationals Unveil New Video For "Spinoza"

New Orleans pop-rock duo Generationals have unveiled the video for their new single "Spinoza", taken from their recently released album 'Heza', out now via Polyvinyl. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

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


Get your copy of 'Heza' here.

Watch: Suuns Share "Sunspot" Music Video

Montreal psych-rock band Suuns have shared the video for "Sunspot", taken from their recently released album 'Images Du Futur'.

The video was directed by Malena Szlam. Watch it below.


Get your copy of 'Images Du Futur' on iTunes.

Watch: Caveman Unviel Music Video For "In The City"

New York indie band Caveman have unveiled the video for "In The City", the first single from their recently released self-titled sophomore effort via Fat Possum Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video, directed by Philip Di Fiore features actress Julia Stiles, and actor Fran Kranz  as a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time, and they soon discover that underneath the surface of the playground of the city, lies a world of darkness and horror.

Check out the video below.

Arctic Monkeys Debut New Track "Do I Wanna Know?" in LA

Arctic Monkeys debuted new track "Do I Wanna Know?" last night (Wednesday 26 May) at a show in LA.

The Sheffield four-piece performed a 21 song set at the 1,200 capacity Ventura Theatre in California, and they gave the track its first live airing ahead of their appearance at Glastonbury. Though little is known about the track so far – other reports indicate that it’s title is actually "Crawling Back to You"  and it’ll probably be on the band's forthcoming LP. 

No release date or title has been given to the follow up to 2011's Suck It And See, but the album is expected to be released later this year.

Watch the Arctic Monkeys perform 'Do I Wanna Know?' below.

Washed Out To Release New Album 'Paracosm' In August

Ernest Greene aka Washed Out has announced he will release his sophomore album titled 'Paracosm' on August 13 through Sub Pop. 

The follow-up to 2011's Within and Without, has been produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) in Athens and Atlanta, GA. 

According to a press release, this new effort explores the album’s namesake phenomenon, where people create detailed imaginary worlds. Greene is trying to shake the chillwave chains, using an array of 50 different instruments, the most significant of which turned out to be old keyboards like the Mellotron, Chamberlin, Novatron, and Optigan.

"It All Feels Right" will be the album's first single and will also include themes like "Great Escape", "Don't Give Up", "All I Know", "Falling Back", "Weightless", and "All Over Now".

Check out a trailer for the album below. Directed by Patrick Han.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Victories At Sea Announce Debut EP 'In Memory Of'

Birmingham band Victories At Sea have announced they will released their debut EP titled 'In Memory Of' on 3rd July through Static Caravan Recordings. 

The three-piece swap instruments - often mid-song - as freely as they rotate their sound, fusing electrifying post-punk with electronics and vintage analogue keys, and drawing comparisons with Echo & the Bunnymen, Factory Floor, Foals and New Order, while their melodic nous recalls the Chameleons. 

No further details have been Revealed yet, but we will keep you updated.

Meanwhile listen to their classic tracks "Poles Apart" and "Stay Positive" below. Both songs are part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.




Website: http://victoriesatsea.blogspot.co.uk

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Album of the Week May 20/13: Visage - 'Hearts And Knives'

Our New album of the week is 'Hearts And Knives' by new romantic pioneers Visage. It is the band's first album in 29 years.

Frontman Steve Strange reformed Visage — which split in 1985 after three albums — several years ago, recruiting the band’s latter-period bassist Steve Barnacle,  former Ultravox and Magazine guitarist Robin Simon and new singer Lauren Duvall.

About the decision to revive Visage, Strange said:

“It was a question really of all the parts falling into place. Firstly, I am at a point in my life where I have been clean for 10 years and I am happy with my life and, secondly, the positive people I now surro9und myself with —not least the members of Visage — helped to create an atmosphere where the album started to happen. It took us three years and it was no easy ride, but it’s here now and we are all really pleased with it.”

Hearts and Knives is a solid album with a pure synth sound, keeping the band's classic sounds. Welcome back Mr. Strange!

'Hearts & Knives' tracklist:

01. Never Enough
02. Shameless Fashion
03. She's Electric (Coming Around)
04. Hidden Sign
05. On We Go
06. Dreamer I Know
07. Lost In Static
08. I Am Watching
09. Diaries of a Madman
10. Breathe Life

Get your copy now: http://www.visage.cc/shop.php

Cold Cave Streams New Track "Black Boots"

Cold Cave has shared the audio for his new single "Black Boots", taken from the 7" Black Boots / Meaningful Life (Heartworm 55), available to order now via theheartworm.com. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The electronic neo-wave 7" was recorded and performed by Wesley Eisold in Los Angeles. A new video for Black Boots is expected soon, as Eislod revealed on March 25: "I’m proud to say I recently filmed a video for ‘Black Boots‘ with director Slava Tsukerman (Liquid Sky) which is being completed now. I want to thank Alexandre Plokhov of whom I am also a fan for providing my clothes for the video."

Here's a short Cold Cave description for each track:
  • Black Boots - Cool nihilism. Existential, groovy, psychedelia.
  • Meaningful Life - A sombre ballad. Organ, flute, vintage drum machine, and intimate declarations.
Stream "Black Boots" below.

Crocodiles Announce New Album 'Crimes Of Passion', Unveil New Track

San Diego indie rockers Crocodiles have announced that they will release their fourth studio album titled 'Crimes Of Passion' on August 19.

The album will be out in the US through Frenchkiss Records and in UK/EU/ROW via Zoo Music. 

For the follow-up to their 2012's album 'Endless Flowers', Crocodiles have recruited the Raveonettes member  Sune Rose Wagner, to serve as producer.

Wagner previously worked with the wife of Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez, Dee Dee of the Dum Dum Girls.

The band have also debuted a new song called "Cockroach", the first taste from their upcoming new effort. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Have a listen to "Cockroach" below.


Website: http://killkillkillcrocodiles.blogspot.com

Watch: Napoleon Unveil Music Video For "Moonlight"

Brooklyn-based band Napoleon have unveiled the video for their latest single "Moonlight", which was released on April 26. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

"Moonlight" was Recorded in February 2013 at Strange Weather in Brooklyn, NY and produced by Daniel Schlett.

Check out the video below.


Website: http://www.musicnapoleon.com

Placebo Announce New Album 'Loud Like Love'

Placebo have announced that they will released their forthcoming seventh studio album, titled 'Loud Like Love' on September 16th.

The follow-up to their 2009's Battle Of The Sun, will feature 10 brand new tracks recorded in London at RAK Studios during 2012 and early 2013, and has been produced by Adam Noble.

The album can be pre-ordered from midday on the 31st May and will be available to fans in the following formats:

- 3D Lenticular Super Deluxe Box Set 
- Limited Edition Deluxe Digi-Pack Version 
- Double 12" Coloured Vinyl Gatefold Edition
- Standard CD Album 

The band have also announced a series of UK dates for autumn, including dates in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London. Check out the full dates on their website.

Nitzer Ebb To Re-issue 'Basic Pain Procedure'

Nitzer Ebb's first recording 'Basic Pain Procedure' is celebrating its 30th anniversary and Pylon Records will be reissued it on CD worldwide in June 11.

The original version of the recording was a cassette-only release and was designed mostly for label interest, and fans were able to purchase it directly at the band shows.  Nitzer Ebb went on to record a whole new batch of songs for their debut album 'That Total Age', and with the exception of "The Home," which was reworked/retitled for Belief, the songs from Basic Pain Procedure were never reused or re-recorded. 

Last year the record received the vinyl treatment and now will have its CD format, which contains all tracks of the BPP such as Faded Smiles, Tradition and Crane as well as the entire live Concert from CIHE, Chelmsford, December 9, 1983.

Nitzer Ebb have uploaded a few tracks from the live album onto soundcloud,  stream them below.




Monday, May 20, 2013

Watch: Beady Eye Premiere Video For "Second Bite Of The Apple"

Beady Eye have unveiled the video for "Second Bite Of The Apple", the first official single taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'BE'.

The follow-up to 2011's debut 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' will be released on June 10 and was recorded in London with producer Dave Sitek. 'Be' is available to pre-order now. 

In a recent interview, the band revealed that the song was the last track they recorded during the album sessions and they decided to do something a little different and "weird" with the drums.  

Watch the video below.

Watch: Taffy Unveil Music Video For "Boys Don't Cry" (The Cure Cover)

Japanese four-piece Taffy have unveiled the video for "Boys Don't Cry", a slow down cover of The Cure's classic. The song is taken from their double-A-side single 'Tumbling' / 'Boys Don't Cry' out on May 27 through Club AC30.

Watch the video below.


The single is available to pre-order here and comes on an extremely limited lavender vinyl 7" and lossless digital download. 

Smith Westerns Unveil New Track "3am Spiritual"

Chicago-based three piece Smith Westerns have shared "3am Spiritual" another cut from their upcoming third full-length 'Soft Will', out on June 25th through  Mom + Pop (in Europe on June 24 via Co-Op).

The song is the album opener and follows previously shared track "Varsity". 

Soft Will Tracklist:
01. 3am Spiritual
02. Idol
03. Glossed
04. XXIII
05. Fool Proof
06. White Oath
07. Only Natural
08. Best Friend
09. Cheer Up
10. Varsity

Have a listen to 3am Spiritual below.


Available digitally May 21th via iTunes.

Watch: Jagwar Ma Premiere "Man I Need" Music Video

Sydney-based duo Jagwar Ma have shared the video for their latest single "Man I Need", taken from their upcoming debut album 'Howlin', out on  June 10 via Marathon Artists. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.


Get "Man I Need" now on iTunes.

Watch: Wolf Alice Reveal Music Video For "Bros"

North London's Wolf Alice have revealed the video for their new single "Bros" out now on Chess Club Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.


Get "Bros" now on iTunes.

Trophy Wife Release Debut Album Online, Share "Like No Other" Video

Oxford indie three-piece Trophy Wife have just released their eponymous debut album online through their Bandcamp page and have also shared the video for "Like No Other", another cut from the album. 

The band also have revealed they're now taking a break, making the following statement on their Facebook page:

"We know this has taken a long time but our debut album is now finished and ready. After exploring a few different avenues, we have decided that rather than wait any longer we'd like to share it with you and we want you to have it for as much as you'd like to pay. You can download it as of now over on our Bandcamp page: http://bit.ly/YTjK8M


We'd also like you to know that we're going to be turning our attention to making some new music after this which means we're going to be putting Trophy Wife to rest. We've lived and breathed this band for the last three years and it feels like the right time for us to move on after the release of an album we truly love and are all incredibly proud of.
We've also planned a handful of shows to celebrate the release. All the details can be found here: http://bit.ly/YTpHm5

We've loved this band so much and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has in anyway connected with our songs, videos, live shows and artwork and helped make this happen for us. There will be more music and news to follow soon. For now we hope you enjoy our album."

Trophy Wife x

Watch the video for Like No Other below. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch: Soft Lighting Unveils "Breakdown" New Video

Kansas City based musician/producer Bryan Cox, AKA Soft Lighting has unveiled the video for "Breakdown" taken from his forthcoming new album 'Portraits', which will be out tomorrow (May 21) through Synth Records. 

Check out the video below.



Pre -order your copy of 'Portraits' HERE.

Watch: Palma Violets Release "Best of Friends" Music Video

Palma Violets have released the video for their latest single "Best of Friends", taken from their debut album '180' out now via Rough Trade Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the black and white video below. 


Get your copy of Palma Violets debut album '180' on iTunes

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Watch: Prince Innocence Unveil New Video For "Golden Hour"

Canadian minimal synth-pop duo Prince Innocence have unveiled the video for their latest single "Golden Hour", taken from their recently released debut EP 'Lapse' out now via Pretty Pretty Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Jason Harvey. Watch it below.


Get Your Copy of Lapse EP now on iTunes.

Single of the Week May 18/13 - Kid Astray "Like You Care"

Our new Single Of The Week is "Like You Care" by Oslo indie-pop band Kid Astray.

This six-piece band first caught our attention last year with the released of their debut single "The Mess", which was wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered in only six hours. 

They released their 5-track debut EP 'Easily Led Astray' in March via Brilliance Records. All the tracks credited to the brilliant songwriting and musicianship that lies within this talented bunch, and takes you on a journey through heavy 80's like synth landscapes, britpopy guitars and solid vocal harmonies.

"Like You Care" is another catchy cut taken from the EP, which you can get it now on iTunes. Stream the track below.

Watch: Jinja Safari Share "Plagiarist" Music Video

Sydney-based indie band Jinja Safari have shared the video for "Plagiarist", taken from their self-titled debut album out now via Island Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

The self-titled record is a mixture of international flavours. Jinja Safari's frontman Marcus Azon and producer and collaborator Pepa Knight travelled across a range on continents, allowing themselves to be influenced by the sounds they heard in India, Cambodia, Indonesia, the UK, the US, Germany, Canada and Uganda, where town is located that inspired the band’s name.

"Because we're so heavily influenced by world music it was important for us to visit places, and reflect as much of that back into our music. All of those places were a really important part of creating this album. We wanted it to be authentic – not just an outsider’s perspective. There's a lot of stories here. said Azon."

The video was directed by Lawrence Lim. Watch it below.



Get your copy of 'Jinja Safari' now on iTunes

Friday, May 17, 2013

Bloc Party Confirm They Are Working On New Material

Bloc Party's guitarist Russell Lissack has confirmed that they are back in the studio working on new music.

Speaking to Miami New Times, Lissack revealed that they've been working on six tracks, including 'Children Of The Future', the new song they have performed at their live shows.

"We still need to do the vocals, but we've been working on six new songs. Depending on how the finished things pan out, we're either going to put out a single or an EP. I think in June or July. That ['Children Of The Future'] is one of the songs that could potentially be on it." Lisssack said.

"I think all six songs are very different. I think all the records we've made have been quite eclectic, and this EP is no different. I'm not sure ultimately what songs will be released, but there's quite a variety of songs and sounds coming up." 

"I was listening to a lot more electronic music the last few months, stuff like Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Deadmau5. Then the last few weeks, I've really made an effort to listen to some guitar music again. I was finding it really difficult to get inspired by guitar music recently. I listened to the album by Everything Everything and Foals, and they were both really good." He added.

Watch Bloc Party Perform 'Children Of The Future' live at Ram's Head Live, Baltimore below.



Bloc Party released their fourth full length 'Four' last year.

Watch: Juveniles Reveal "Fantasy" Music Video

French electro-pop duo Juveniles, have revealed the official video for their latest single "Fantasy", another cut taken from their forthcoming debut album, which was produced by Yuksek. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.


In case you missed it, watch the video for their previous single "Strangers" here.
Get "Fantasy" now on iTunes.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Watch: Gypsy & The Cat Share For "It's A Fine Line" Music Video

Australian indie dance duo Gypsy & The Cat have shared a new video for "It's A Fine Line", taken from their 2012 sophomore album 'The Late Blue'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Matthew Caron. Watch it below.


Buy Gypsy & The Cat's 'The Late Blue' on iTunes.

Big Deal Unveil New Single "Dream Machines"

London-based duo Big Deal have shared the audio for their latest single "Dream Machines", another cut taken from their forthcoming sophomore album 'June Gloom'. 

On the follow up to their 2011's debut 'Lights Out', Underwood and Costelloe flesh out their delicate, nocturnal tones with the help of a full band. Drums and bass take their sound to deeper, darker and more intoxicating heights, courtesy of producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding).

'June Gloom' will be release on June the 4th via Mute Records. The duo has previously unveiled the singles "In Your Car" (which is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.) and "Teradactol". 

Stream "Dream Machines" below.


Pre-order June Gloom now on iTunes.

Listen: Visage Preview New Song "Breathe Life" - Day 10

Visage have shared the tenth and final preview of 'Heart and Knives', their first album in 29 years, which will come out next Monday (May 20). 

Day 10 - "Breathe Life"

Visage words:

"The heartfelt final track on the Visage album 'Hearts and Knives'. Minimal fretless bass and percussion and a haunting Steve Strange vocal performance. One of the most personal songs on the album for Steve Strange."

Have a listen below.



Website: http://www.visage.cc

Franz Ferdinand Announce New Album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action'

Franz Ferdinand have announced they will release their fourth studio album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions' on August 26th via Domino Records. 

The folow-up to their 2009's 'Tonight' was recorded over the last year at frontman Alex Kapranos's Scottish studio, McCarthy's Sausage Studios in London, Club Ralph and a couple of trips to Stockholm and Oslo.

Kapranos described the album as "The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band."

The album will be available in a variety of formats, including a double CD and double LP with bonus disc featuring a live session from Konk Studios in London. Also available is a limited edition Passport Edition, containing a deluxe version of each physical format of the album, all 7”s and 12” singles, access to high-quality audio files, as well as exclusive tracks and content.

The tracklist is as follows:

01. Right Action
02. Evil Eye
03. Love Illumination
04. Stand on the Horizon
05. Fresh Strawberries
06. Bullet
07. Treason! Animals.
08. The Universe Expanded
09. Brief Encounters
10. Goodbye Lovers & Friends

And here's the trailer for the album:


Pre-order 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action' here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Watch: Paper Plane Pilot Unveil "Faith" Music Video

San Diego-based post-punk/indie-rock band Paper Plane Pilot have unveiled the official video for their single "Faith", released in March 19. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video, shot the weekend of April 19 at a random hotel during Coachella, was directed, edited, shot and produced by Dustin Frelich, founding member of Paper Plane Pilot. 

Watch the video below.


Watch: Parks, Squares and Alleys Unveil New Video For "Youth"

Parks, Squares and Alleys is the project of Russian 19-year-old singer-songwriter Sergei Khavro, and he has unveiled the video for his latest single "Youth". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

About the song,  says: “I wrote ‘Youth’ at night lying on the couch with a guitar. Unbelievable, the words just came out from me, I just knew what lyrics should be. That song is about the true young love that never dies. Never truly cheating your heart. It’s so romantic I think.”

The video was directed by Sergey Borovkov. Watch it below.


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Listen: Visage Tease Another New Song "Diaries of a Madman" - Day 9

Visage have posted another teaser of a new song  from their forthcoming album 'Hearts and Knives', out next week (May 20th). It's turn for track number 9.

Day 9 - "Diaries of a Madman"

What they said about the song:

"'Madman' was the first song to be made for the album and was written with Dave Formula who was in Visage from 1978 to 1983. The lyrics are a tongue and cheek repost to Steve’s detractors. In album full of programmed beats and precisely placed instruments this song stands alone with a punkier and live sound. Screaming guitars, at-you vocals and pounding bass guitar are the perfect foil for the sex-dwarf style stabby synth."

Listen below.

Watch: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) Release "One Girl/One Boy" Music Video

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) have released the video for "One Girl/One Boy", the latest single single taken from their recently released new album 'THR!!!ER', out via Warp. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Alan Smithee. Watch it below.


Pond Reveal New Album 'Hobo Rocket' Tracklist

Australian psychedelic-pop/rock band POND, featuring members of Tame Impalahave unveiled the tracklist for their forthcoming fifth album 'Hobo Rocket', which will be out on August 2nd (AUS), August 5th (UK/EU), August 6th (USA) via Modular Records..

The tracklisting for 'Hobo Rocket' is as follows:

01. Whatever Happened To The Million Head Collide
02. Xanman
03. O Dharma
04. Aloneaflameaflower
05. Giant Tortoise
06. Hobo Rocket
07. Midnight Mass (At The Market Street Payphone)

Check out their new video for 'Giant Tortoise' here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Watch: Paper Boats Share New Video For "Twelve"

London indie-pop band Paper Boats have shared the video for their latest single "Twelve". Watch it below.

Watch: Black Sabbath Unveil "The Sabbath Sound" Video Teaser

Black Sabbath have unveiled yet another in-depth look into the band's upcoming album '13', out on June 11.

It's an all-new footage of the band in the studio during the making of  '13'. Watch the creation of that classic Sabbath sound with the band members and producer Rick Rubin, below.


Footage courtesy of Schweet Entertainment. Pre-Order '13', an album 35 years in the making HERE.
Website: http://www.blacksabbath.com

Watch: POND Reveal "Giant Tortoise" Music Video

Australian psychedelic-pop/rock band POND have revealed the video for "Giant Tortoise", the new single taken from their upcoming new album 'Hobo Rocket' out August 2 via Modular Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.

Watch: Holy Ghost! Share New Video For "Dumb Disco Ideas"

Disco duo Holy Ghost! have shared the video for "Dumb Disco Ideas", taken from their upcoming new album 'Dynamics', which will be out later this year via DFA. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Ben Fries. Watch it below.


“Dumb Disco Ideas”is available now on iTunes.

Listen: Visage Preview New song "I Am Watching" - Day 8

Visage have now reveled a preview of  the track #8 on their long-awaited new album 'Hearts and Knives', out next week.

Day 8 - "I Am Watching"

About the song, the band say:

"In 'I am Watching' Steve adopts the persona of an obsessive stalker. Not natural territory we are assured. It is usually Steve who is the one who is being stalked. 'I do this all for you now' pleads the character as he tries to help the victim get through 'their' problem. The song hangs upon Robins slicing guitar and structure, while the bassline and beats provide the main dance-floor inspired moments on the album."

Stream I Am Watching below.



Website: http://www.visage.cc

Watch: Big Wave Riders Unveil New Video For "Life Is Art, You Wonder"

Finnish band Big Wave Riders have unveiled the video clip for "Life Is Art, You Wonder",  taken from their 2012 album "Life Less Ordinary". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Teppo Meriläinen & Patrick Lindholm. Watch the video below.


Watch: Future Unlimited Release "Haunted Love" Video Directed by Shia LaBeouf

Electro-pop duo Future Unlimited have just released the brand new video for their 2012 track "Haunted Love", directed by 26-year-old actor/director Shia LaBeouf.

After hearing Future Unlimited's "Haunted Love," Shia Labeouf was inspired to write, direct and produce a short film around the single called Medea.

"The guy is just… driven… and his vision and directing abilities come through him like fucking lightning,” the band say about Labeouf’s work ethic.

"We’ve never been so comfortable around someone while simultaneously being so overwhelmed by their passion." They added.

Starring frontman Dave Miller and LaBeouf's actress girlfriend Mia Goth, "Haunted Love" is artfully horrific and downright captivating.  

Watch the video below.

Watch: Be Quiet Release New Video For "Infancy"

French post-punk quintet Be Quiet have released the video for "Infancy", taken from their 'Primal EP'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Eliott Fournié. Wathc it below.


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Watch: Vive la Fête Premiere "Je Souhaite" Music Video

Belgian duo Vive La Fête have shared the video for "Je Souhaite", their latest single taken from their recently released new album '2013'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.



Vive La Fête's new album '2013' is now available on iTunes.

Watch: Kill Your Boyfriend Unveil "Chester" Green Version Music Video

Kill Your Boyfriend have unveiled a green version video for "Chester", the  first single taken from the three-piece forthcoming eponymous debut album. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Elisa Fabris. Watch it below.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Watch: OMD Unveil New Video For "Dresden"

OMD have unveiled the video for "Dresden", the latest single taken from their recently released new album 'English Electric'. The song is par of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the animated video below.


Watch: Smith Westerns Share Video For "Varsity"

Chicago-based three-piece Smith Westerns have share the video for "Varsity", taken from their upcoming album 'Soft Will' out June 25th via Mom+Pop. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, who has said:  “I wanted to make a non narrative video clip about young love without showing the usual conventions of going on dates or hanging out at the mall. We studied this couple as they would study themselves and each other in their dreams, and used abstractly sexual imagery to give it a hallucinogenic and hazy atmosphere”. 

Watch the video below.


Watch: Thumpers Premiere "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)" Video

London duo Thumpers have shared the video for their new single "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)", taken from their forthcoming Unkinder EP, which will be out on June 3rd via Transgressive Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Jon Bilbrough. Watch it below.


Watch: Melody's Echo Chamber Shares "Some Time Alone, Alone" Video

Paris-based psych-pop artist Melody Prochet, aka Melody's Echo Chamber has shared the video for "Some Time Alone, Alone", taken from her eponymous debut album, released late last year. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Grant Singer and shows Melody hanging out alone in an amusement park. Watch it below.


Get your copy of Melody's Echo Chamber on iTunes.

Watch: Daft Punk 'Random Access Memories' Unboxed Teaser Video

Daft Punk have unveiled a new 90-second teaser video in which the Robots unpackage their new album 'Random Access Memories' and put the needle to the vinyl. Plus, listen a few seconds of the opening track "Give Life Back to Music".

Watch the video below.


Random Access Memories hits the stores in May 21, pre-order your copy now on iTunes.

Listen: Visage Preview New Song "Lost In Static" - Day 7

Visage have shared the preview for the track #7 on their forthcoming album "Hearts and Knives", out next week (May 20).

Day 7 - "Lost In Static"

About the song, the band say:

"'Lost In Static' slows the tempo of the album down once more with washes of analog keyboard pads, Bowie style elongated guitar lines and a ponderous haunting synth bass line. As with all other tracks on the album new vocalist Lauren Duvall is on fine form here. Many former Visage tracks feature female vocals and with “Lost In Static” Lauren adds new dimnestions and layers to the sound. The Lyrics of 'Lost In Static' talk of a time away in isolation only to return once more to the frey."

Have a listen below.



Pre-order the album here: http://www.visage.cc/shop.php