Sunday, June 30, 2013

Watch: White Lies Reveal "There Goes Our Love Again" Music Video

British band White Lies have revealed the video for their latest single "There Goes Our Love Again", taken from their upcoming third studio album "Big TV" on August 12 via Fiction Records.

The single will be out on August 5. Watch the video below.


Pre-Order the new album BIG TV from iTunes.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Watch: Heaven Unveil New Video For "Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes"

NYC dream pop band Heaven have unveiled the video for "Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes", the opening track of their upcoming debut  LP 'Telepathic Love' due out July 30th via Goodnight Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Josh Stoddard. Watch it below.


Pre-order 'Telepathic Love' from Goodnight Records.

Watch: Oberhofer Reveal "Together/Never" Music Video

Brooklyn indie rock band Oberhofer have revealed the video for "Together/Never", taken from their recently released EP Nostalgia, out via Glassnote. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed By Ian Perlman. Watch it below.


Get the Nostalgia EP now on iTunes.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Gossip Culture Announces New EP 'Strictly Speaking'

American producer Ryan Sheridan aka Gossip Culture has announced that he will release his second EP titled 'Strictly Speaking' soon via Disco Killer Records.

The follow-up to 2011's EP People Talk, was written in Los Angeles and produced by Alex EleƱa (Lily Allen) and Topher Mohr (Mayer Hawthorne). 

The first single to be taken from the new EP is "Waiting", and will be out first in July featuring remixes by Tesla Boy and Estate.

Earlier this month Gossip Culture unveiled the video for 'Just Fine With You', watch it here.

The tracklist is as follows:

01. Deserts That Snow 
02. Never Said 
03. Waiting 
04. Slower

Pre-order the new EP 'Strictly Speaking' HERE

Dust To Release Onset of Decimation 12" EP in July

Brooklyn-based production duo DUST have announced that they will released Onset of Decimation 12" EP on July 14th via Mannequin Records.

Founded in 2012 by Sherburn and Barclay, DUST was originally a dark italo project. Soon Chambers and later Jellyfish were incorporated to enliven the dark magic with their sporadic vocals, and live energy. DUST released "Past Future," their first EP on Brooklyn’s Low Life Inc.

The 12” EP will be available on black vinyl (limited edition of 300 copies)

Tracklist:

A1 – ONSET OF DECIMATION
A2 – CAVE DWELLER
B1 – NOTHING FEELS GOOD
B2 – IM MELTING

Watch the video for the catchy dance track "Onset of Decimation" below. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.


Smallpools Announce Release of Debut EP on RCA

Los Angeles indie-pop band Smallpools have announced that they will release their self-titled debut EP on July 16 via  RCA Records.

The four-piece outfit founded in Los Angeles with ties to New York, New Jersey and Oregon. Last week Smallpools announced their first ever live shows, a tour with Australia's San Cisco that will take them from the East Coast to Canada, through the Mid West and San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. The brand new band consists of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums).

The EP will feature their first single "Dreaming" (which is part of our current playlist) + 3 new tracks.

About 'Dreaming' the band explains: "In contrast to the upbeat vibe of the music, the song talks about a moment where everything goes wrong in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out. A moment we’ve all experienced to some degree, but most often if we’re lucky, in a dream where we get to wake up in a sweat and say, “Phewf, ok, that wasn’t real.” "

Smallpools EP tracklist:

01. Dreaming
02. Mason Jar
03. Over & Over
04. No Story Time

Stream "Dreaming" below.

Watch/Listen: Pixies Release "Bagboy" First New Song in Nine Years

Pixies have released the video for their bran new track "Bagboy", the first in almost ten years. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. The band used Twitter to tell fans about the surprise new track, posting:

"ITS TIME !!!
We have something new we'd like you to hear. 
Cover your breath, polish your teeth... BAGBOY...."

About the new song, Black Francis says:

"The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really."

Check out the video directed by LAMAR+NIK below.

Watch: Nine Inch Nails Unveil New video For "Came Back Haunted"

Nine Inch Nails have unveiled the video for "Came Back Haunted", taken from their upcoming album 'Hesitation Marks', out on September 3 via Columbia Records. The single is out now and is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video, directed by cinematic provocateur David Lynch, has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. Watch it below.


Pre-order Hesitation Marks now from iTunes.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Watch: J.Viewz Shares Music Video For "Far Too Close"

Brooklyn electro pop artist J.Viewz, aka Jonathan Dagan, has shared the video for his classic tune "Far Too Close", taken from his second full-length album 'Rivers and Homes', released in 2011. 

The song has now been re-released as a 2013 edit and it's been re-vamped into an even more electro pop track with enhanced synth progression and use of sci-fi yet jazzy elements. "Far Too Close" peaked at #84 in our Best Tracks of 2011 chart.

The video was directed by Yotam Guendelman. Watch it below.

Watch The Trailer For 'Morrissey 25: Live'

Morrissey will release a new live DVD in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his solo career.

As its title indicates, Morrissey 25: Live will feature the Manchester-born singer's March concert at Hollywood High School and will be released on DVD, the first authorised live Morrissey release since Who Put the M in Manchester? nine years ago.

The concert features a variety of Morrissey's hits including tracks from The Smiths' back catalogue and will also receive a cinematic release in August 29.

According to the press release, "the film, shot as a theatrical release using the latest digital cameras, is a one off event. It is honest and intimate, displaying Morrissey in a moment in time as never before. This is the ultimate fan film in a unique setting, selected and over seen by Morrissey himself."

You can watch the trailer below.


Setlist:

Alma Matters

Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Irish Blood, English Heart
You Have Killed Me
November Spawned a Monster
Maladjusted
You’re The One for Me, Fatty
Still Ill
People Are the Same Everywhere
Speedway
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
To Give (The Reason I Live)
Meat Is Murder
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Action Is My Middle Name
Everyday Is Like Sunday
I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Let Me Kiss You
The Boy With the Thorn in His Side

Watch: Exit Calm Release "Fiction" Music Video

Indie rock quartet Exit Calm have released the video for "Fiction", the second track to emerge from the upcoming sophomore album "The Future Isn't What It Used To Be". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The follow-up to their 2010 self-titled debut record, will be out on September 23 via Club AC30. 

The video was directed by Stuart Hall. Watch it below.


The Future Isn't What It Used To Be' tracklist:

01. Rapture
02. Albion
03. Fiction
04. When They Rise
05. Higher Bound
06. Holy War
07. The Promise
08. Glass Houses
09. Open Your Sky

Website: http://www.exitcalm.net

Watch: Smith Westerns Unveil "Idol" Music Video

Chicago-based band Smith Westerns have unveiled the video for "Idol", off their third studio album 'Soft Will' out now via Mom+Pop. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed, shot and edited by Sandy Kim. Watch it below.


Website: http://www.smithwesternsmusic.com

Watch: Summer Heart Shares New Video For "Milano"

David Alexander aka Summer Heart has shared the video for his chill dream-pop single "Milano", taken from his upcoming new album. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Jonas Borjesson. Watch it below.



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summerheartmusic

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Watch: Chevalier Avant Garde Release "Those Who Suffer" Music Video

Montreal-based minimal/post punk act Chevalier Avant Garde have released the video for "Those Who Suffer".

The track serves as the b-side of their recently released 7" single Hilary B/w Those Who Suffer, out now via Beko

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

The video features images from nosferatu the vampyre (herzog), dateline 48 hour mysteries, the thin blue line (morris), paradise lost, and was directed/edited live by Mitchell Stafiej. 

Watch it below.


Watch: Franz Ferdinand Unveil Live Video For "Love Illumination"

Franz Ferdinand have unveiled a live video for "Love Illumination", taken from their upcoming new album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions' out on August 26th via Domino Records.

The video was directed by Andy Knowles. Watch it below.


Pre-order Right Thoughts, Right Words,Right Action at Domino: http://po.st/BuyRTRWRA

Watch: Ducktails Unveils New Video For "Under Cover"

Ducktails, the solo project of The Real Estate's Matt Mondanile, has unveiled the video for "Under Cover", the latest single taken from his debut album 'The Flower Lane', released back in January through Domino Recording Co. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video, directed by Charles Poekel was was conceptualized by Matt Mondanile and filmed in his home town of Ridgewood, NJ in an abandoned house scheduled for demolition. Watch it below.


Buy 'The Flower Lane' now on iTunes.

Former Devo Drummer Alan Myers Dies

Alan Myers, Devo's most well-known drummer, has died on Monday following a battle with cancer. News of Myers' death was first reported on Facebook by his friend Ralph Carney, a jazz musician who knew Myers in Devo's hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Myers became Devo's third drummer when he joined the band in 1976. Known for his precision on the kit, his playing featured on Devo's first seven albums, including 1978's Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and 1980's Freedom of Choice, which included the single "Whip It." He left the band in 1986 over a lack of creative fulfillment as the group increasingly used electronic drums, according to the 2003 book We Are Devo!

Myers' former bandmate Gerald Casale praised the drummer on Twitter as news of his death spread. The Devo founder called Myers "the most incredible drummer I had the privilege to play with for 10 years. Losing him was like losing an arm."

Continuing, Casale wrote: "I begged him not to quit Devo. He could not tolerate being replaced by the Fairlight and autocratic machine music. I agreed . . . Alan, you were the best – a human metronome and then some."

Drummer Josh Freese, who played in Devo from 2006-2012, has cited Myers as one of his major influences. "An underrated/brilliant drummer," Freese tweeted. "Such an honor playing his parts w/Devo. Godspeed Human Metronome."

RIP Alan Myers "The Human Metronome".

Watch Myers behind the kit with Devo.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Watch: Low Sea Reveal Music Video For "Artificial Light"

Ireland-based electro pop duo Low Sea have revealed the video for "Artificial Light", taken from their second full-length 'Remote Viewing', released in April. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.


Get your copy of  'Remote Viewing' now on iTunes.

Watch: Bloc Party Unveil New Single "Ratchet" Music Video

Bloc Party have unveiled the video for “Ratchet”, taken from their upcoming EP 'The Nextwave Sessions', due out August 13th via Frenchkiss Records

Talking about the track Kele says: "Ratchet was the first song we recorded with Dan. It really came together whilst we were on tour in 2012. We started slipping it into the sets at the start of this year just to try it out and the reactions were insane. We knew we had something special."

The video was directed by acclaimed animator Cyriak. Watch it below.

Wu Lyf Frontman Ellery Roberts Reveals New Song "Kerou's Lament"

Ex-WU LYF's former frontman Ellery James Roberts has returned with Kerou, his new solo project  and has unveiled a new track called "Kerou's Lament".

Roberts took to his Tumblr page to share his new song "Kerou's Lament", and the accompanying text reveals that it features samples of  "I Am God" by Lil B and Clams Casino, and "Planetary Initiation" by Daniel Pinchbeck. It is the first new music to be unveiled by the singer since he announced his departure from the band last year. 

Watch a visual for the song described by the musician as “concrete soul” below.

Watch: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Share "Hate The Taste" Music Video

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have shared the video for "Hate The Taste", the latest single from their latest full-length album 'Specter At The Feast' out now via Abstract Dragon.

The video was directed by Sean Schiavolin. Watch it below.


Bloc Party To Release New EP 'The Nextwave Sessions' In August

Bloc Party have announced the release of a new EP titled 'The Nextwave Sessions', due out August 13th via Frenchkiss Records

According to the press release "across its 5 tracks, the EP amalgamates the visceral energy of the bands live shows with bright studio sheen, and Kele's lyrics and vocals at their most uncompromisingly biting. From the slow-motion, trance-haunted balladry of ‘Obscene’ to the shimmering swells and skipping percussion of 'Montreal', to ‘French Exit’ that is fuelled by the bands trademark sharp angular riffs and combustible dynamics, and ending on a grand and impassioned note with the forward-looking 'Children Of The Future' - the ‘NEXTWAVE sessions' is essential, unmissable Bloc Party."

The band worked with renowned producer Dan Carey (whose credits include records with Bat For Lashes, Lianna La Havas and Hot Chip) on the two tracks that open the EP - 'Ratchet' and 'Obscene'.

The Nextwave Sessions Tracklist:

01. Ratchet
02. Obsence
03. French Exit
04. Montreal
05. Children Of The Future

“Ratchet” will serve as the EP’s lead track. Talking about the track Kele says: "Ratchet was the first song we recorded with Dan. It really came together whilst we were on tour in 2012. We started slipping it into the sets at the start of this year just to try it out and the reactions were insane. We knew we had something special."

The track will be accompanied by a must-see video directed by acclaimed animator Cyriak.Watch fan footage of the band performing the track live.

MGMT Announce Self-titled Third Album Details

Psychedelic indie-pop duo MGMT have finally revealed details of their upcoming self-titled longplayer. 

The follow-up to 2010's Congratulations will be released on September 17 via Columbia Records, featuring ten new tracks. We have already heard "Alien Days', which was premiered on this year's record store day.

According to the press release, the album MGMT finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser continuing to push themselves to expand the boundaries of modern pop music. Returning to Tarbox Road Studios to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann (Co-producer and mixer of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations , The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), Andrew and Ben experimented with various in-studio writing processes, allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. The result is a diverse and powerful collection of 10 songs (including a cover of "Introspection" by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade) that directly mirrors the duo's encompassing surrealist view of the everyday. 

The tracklist is as follows:

01. Alien Days
02. Cool Song No 2
03. Mystery Disease
04. Introspection
05. Your Life Is a Lie
06. A Good Sadness
07. Astro-Mancy
08. I Love You to Death
09. Plenty Of Girls in the Sea
10. An Orphan of Fortune

Website: http://www.whoismgmt.com

Washed Out Unveils New Track "Don't Give Up" Lyric Video

American producer Ernest Greene chillwave project Washed Out has unveiled a lyric video for "Don't Give Up", another cut of his upcoming sophomore album 'Paracosm', out on August 12 via Weird World in Europe and Sub Pop in North America. 

It is the second taste of the album, we've previously heard the excellent first single "It All Feels Right".

Check out the lyric video, edited by Cody Ground, below.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Lowline Release New EP 'The Howler'

Manchester band Lowline have released a new EP titled 'The Howler', the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut album.

The EP features 5 brand new tracks recorded with Ash Hannis this year and includes a track featuring Nick McCabe (The Verve) on guitar.

Tracklist:

01. The Howler
02. Sally Sledgehammer
03. My Head Explodes
04. Bury My Soul (feat. Nick McCabe)
05. Last One Standing

Get your copy NOW on iTunes.

Listen: The Vaccines Stream New Track "Melody Calling"

British indie rock band The Vaccines have unveiled a brand new track called "Melody Calling".

The song was recorded at Eldorado Studios in L.A. with producers John Hill (M.I.A, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys). Have a listen below.



Aves Reveal New Abum 'Sun Sky a Floating' Details

Finnish electro pop band Aves have revealed details of  their upcoming debut album 'Sun Sky a Floating', which will be out July 4th through Stereotype Helsinki.

According to the press release, 'Sun Sky a Floating' is a concept album that deals with the delicate relationship between body and mind, and presents an exceptionally mature and diverse group of artists. 

The group's vision ranges from the original sound of their music to a strong visual identity. Their music has been described as dream pop with psychedelic influences, but foremost Aves is a band that stands out thanks to their compelling songwriting. 

We've already listen to their excellent "Sunkissed", the first taste of the album along with its music video.

The tracklist for 'Sun Sky a Floating'is as follows:

A-side:
Sun Sky
A Floating
Shoreline
Elise
You, Lucid
Sarah Sunk

B-side:
Sunkissed
Sun Child Suite, Pt. 1 (Illusia)
Sun Child Suite, Pt. 2 (Summer Child)
Sun Child Suite, Pt. 3 (Mercury)
Sun Child Suite, Pt. 4 (Reverie)
Sun Child Suite, Pt. 5 (Oracle)
Ghostly Shores

(https://www.facebook.com/avesaves)

Watch: British Sea Power Unveil New Video For "Loving Animals"

Sussex six-piece British Sea Power have unveiled the video for "Loving Animals", taken from their latest album 'Machineries Of Joy' , recently released via Rough Trade.

The video was produced by Neil Hamilton and features plenty of animals. Watch it below.


Get your copy of 'Machineries Of Joy' now on iTunes.

Drop Out Venus Release 'Glitz' EP, Announce Break-up

South London's Drop Out Venus have announced via their Facebook page that their new 'GLITZ' EP, released today,  will be their very last due to "secret circumstances". 

Here's what singer Iva M  posted today on the band’s Facebook page:

Dear planets,

GLITZ will be the final release as Drop Out Venus. The reason for this is that due to secret circumstances we felt that it was better to start afresh.
Thank you to all the amazing people who have supported us and me personally. I can honestly say that I haven't gone for more than two days in the last six months without receiving a message or an e-mail or a letter from someone to express love and support. That has been most special and most humbling to me.
I will without a doubt still be making music with Chris as we have shared a soul since we were 16 years old, but we need a clean slate. We'll keep you posted.

See you on the other side
Always Survive

The 4-track EP is out now via their Bancamp page

Arctic Monkeys To Release New Album 'AM' In September

Sheffield four-piece Arctic Monkeys have announced that their upcoming fifth studio album will be titled 'AM' and released on September 9.

The band made the announcement today on their official Facebook page, revealing also the full tracklisting.

The album, recorded at Sage & Sound Recording, LA, and Rancho De La Luna, Joshua Tree, was produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, and features appearances from Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, as well as former The Coral member Bill Ryder-Jones and Elvis Costello's drummer Pete Thomas. Lyrics by the iconic punk poet John Cooper Clarke appear on the track 'I Wanna Be Yours'.

The Tracklisting is as follows:

01. Do I Wanna Know?
02. R U Mine?
03. One For The Road
04. Arabella 5. I Want It All
06. No. 1 Party Anthem
07. Mad Sounds
08. Fireside
09. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Knee Socks
12. I Wanna Be Yours

The album will be available on CD, Vinyl, Special Edition Vinyl & Digital download. You can pre-order the record from Arctic Monkeys Store.

Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reveal "Despair" Music Video

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have unveiled the video for their new single "Despair", taken from their latest album 'Mosquito' released back in April via Interscope.

It is the first-ever video filmed atop the Empire State Building, and was directed by Patrick Daughters. Watch it below.


About the video, Karen O said: "I felt like I could give as personal a performance because of our history together. It was important to us that it felt intimate despite being filmed at one of NYC’s most famous landmarks and an international cultural icon. It was my first-ever trip up to the top of the ESB, top of the world, we were up there from 3am to sunrise, I’m guessing very few get to see that view from up there at those hours."

"I gotta say I had a ‘the impossible is possible’ moment up there with Nick and Brian. If someone would have sat us down at the Mars Bar years back and told us that we’d be performing our music on the top of the Empire State Building one day, we probably would have thought that’s the stuff that dreams are made of, not us, no way."

Friday, June 21, 2013

Kitchens of Distinction Reveal New Album Is Almost Done

British band Kitchens of Distinction have revealed via twitter that their upcoming fifth studio album (and their first in 19 years) has been mastered and is pretty much finished. 

The 10 track new album — which will be KOD's first release since 1994's Cowboys and Aliens — will be released later this year through 3 Loop music and it's hoped to be available on different formats (digital/CD/vinyl). 

The band have also confirmed the album has already a title and cover, but all will be revealed soon.



About the sound of the new recording, vocalist Patrick Fitzgerald revealed:

"Jules thinks it sounds nothing like old Kitchens, but like a new version sucked through time and space. Dan said he thought it would fit neatly between Death of Cool and Cowboys. Me? Well it certainly sounds like nothing I’ve recorded these past stephenhero years, so I’m glad as I wanted a change. It’s definitely a hark back to the sonic noise of KOD, but the lyrics are wiser, and the songs less fraught. But don’t get me wrong, they are no less intense."

Fitzgerald, Swales and drummer Dan Goodwin formed KOD in South London in 1985 and released their first single, “The Last Gasp Death Shuffle,” in 1987. Between 1989 and 1994, the trio released four studio albums before disbanding in 1996 following the release of final single "Feel My Genie."

Nine Inch Nails Reveal New Album 'Hesitation Marks' Tracklist

Nine Inch Nails have revealed the tracklist and list of contributing musicians featured on their upcoming  album 'Hesitation Marks'. 

According to Rolling Stone, Trent Reznor was joined in the studio by Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, King Crimson's Adrian Belew, and bassist Pino Palladino (The Who, D’Angelo), in addition to current band members Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin, and Joshua Eustis.

The album was co-produced by Reznor alongside with frequent collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, and will be out on September 3rd via Columbia Records.

The tracklist for Hesitation Marks is as follows:

01. The Eater of Dreams
02. Copy of A
03. Came Back Haunted
04. Find My Way
05. All Time Low
06. Disappointed
07. Everything
08. Satellite
09. Various Methods of Escape
10. Running1
11. I Would for You
12. In Two
13. While I’m Still Here
14. Black Noise

Pre-order NIN new album HERE.

Watch: Aves Release Music Video For New Single "Sunkissed"

Finnish electro pop band Aves have released the video clip for their catchy new single "Sunkissed", taken from their upcoming debut album 'Sun Sky a Floating', which will be out July 4th through Stereotype Helsinki.

Watch the video below.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Watch: Lace Curtain Unveil New Video For "Falling"

Australian trio Lace Curtain have unveiled the video for "Falling", taken from their Falling/Running 12" out now via Mexican Summer. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Each side from the 12" shows the band approaching electronic music with a diverse interpretation that encompasses elements of disco, krautrock and synth pop.

The video was directed by . Watch it below.



So far, Lace Curtain have no Facebook, no SoundCloud, no Twitter and no website,  but you can purchase their Falling/Running 12" on Mexican Summer.

Listen: Weekend Stream New Track "It's Alright"

San Francisco post-punk trio Weekend are streaming a new single called "It's Alright", taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Jinx'. The album is set for release on July 23rd via Slumberland Records.

Listen to the track below.


Jinx tracklist:

01. Mirror
02. July
03. Oubliete
04. Celebration, FL
05. Sirens
06. Adelaide
07. It's Alright
08. Rosaries
09. Scream Queen
10. Just Drive

You can pre-order 'Jinx' now from on iTunes.

Watch: Kid North Unveil New Video For "England"

French indie-rock band Kid North have unveiled the video for "England", taken from their debut album 'Atlas', out now via Tsunami-Addiction. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by One Louder. Watch it below.



Get 'Atlas' now on iTunes.

Watch: DIIV Rehearse New Song "Dust"

New York four-pice DIIV have posted a rehearsal footage of a new still-in-the-works song called "Dust" via their Tumblr along with a note saying they plan to perform this track and a few other new tunes, during their upcoming shows. 

"new song idea — “Dust” — here’s a rough rehearsal in the practice space, look for this song and two or three other new ones at our upcoming shows — SF, Europe, Korea, and Japan.  hoping for the new record to be recorded in november/december and released as soon as march…"

Watch the video below.


Watch: Temples Perform "Sun Structures" - Live Session Video

British neo-psych band Temples recently recorded a live performance of their song "Sun Structures" at a Topman CTRL Session. Take a look below.


In related news, the band will released their new single 'Colours To Life' on June 24th through Heavenly Recordings . Produced by the band & mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer, it will be available as a 10” and download  and featuring the B-side Ankh.

Listen: Gauntlet Hair Stream New Single "Bad Apple"

Denver-based avant-pop duo Gauntlet Hair are streaming "Bad Apple", another cut taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Stills'. 

We’ve already heard “Human Nature” the first taste from the new album, which is out on July 16th through Dead Oceans.

Take a listen to "Bad Apple" below.



The tracklist for 'Stills' is as follows:

01. Human Nature
02. Spew
03. Simple
04. Bad Apple
05. New To It
06. Obey Me
07. Heave
08. G.I.D.
09. Falling Out
10. Waste Your Art

Website: http://gauntlethair.net

Watch: Outfit Share "I Want What's Best" Music Video

Liverpool's Outfit have shared the video for "I Want What's Best", taken from their upcoming debut LP "Performance" out on August 12th via Double Denim. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.

Factory Floor Reveal Details of Self-titled Debut Album

London trio Factory Floor have finally revealed details of their self-titled debut album, which is due out on September 9th through DFA Records.

In a recent interview with RA, band member Colk Void said that the album took nearly two years to put together, mostly because they decided to keep developing live in tandem with recording. 

"It took a while, well a long time, almost two years. The main reason for this is we decided to keep developing live in tandem with recording. Also committing time to our ICA residency. Collaborating with established artists fed more inspiration. Yes the tracks were specifically made for the album, we consciously wanted to make a record that offered an alternative side to our live shows. We chose to discipline the tracks and emulate our own staple sound."

'Factory Floor' was produced and recorded by the band in their North London warehouse space and mixed by LA-based producer Timothy 'Q' Wiles, who has previously worked with VCMG. 

The tracklist is as follows:

01. Turn It Up
02. Here Again
03. One
04. Fall Back
05. Two
06. How You Say
07. Two Different Ways
08. Three
09. Work Out
10. Breathe I

Watch: SPLASHH Unveil New Video For "Feels Like You"

London-based psych rockers SPLASHH have unveiled the video for "Feels Like You", the new single  taken from their recently released debut album 'Comfort', out via Kanine Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.


Get 'Comfort' now on iTunes.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Watch: Arctic Monkeys Premiere Video For New Single "Do I Wanna Know?"

British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys have released the video for "Do I Wanna Know?", the first teaser from their upcoming fifth studio album. The song is out now digitally and has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

"Do I Wanna Know?" debuted live last month, now we have the studio version for the song and the video.

Check out the animated clip below.


Get the track now on iTunes.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Watch: Soft Metals Unveil New Video For "Tell Me"

Electronic duo Soft Metals have unveiled the video for "Tell Me", taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Lenses' on July 16th through Captured Tracks. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video features footage from Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Watch it below.


Pre-order 'Lenses' now on iTunes.

Watch: Pet Shop Boys Release New Video For "Vocal"

British synthie-pop legends Pet Shop Boys have released the video for "Vocal", the first single taken from the duo's upcoming album 'Electric', out on July 15 via the bands own label x2 through Kobalt Label Services.

They have previously unveiled the video for the album opener Axis

The video for "Vocal" was directed by Joost Vandebrug and it features video footage from old British rave events back in the late 80s and early 90s. Watch it below.

 

Pre-order Electric now on iTunes.

Placebo Reveal "Loud Like Love" Tracklist, Announce New Single

Placebo have revealed the tracklist for their upcoming seventh studio album "Loud Like Love", which is due for release on  September 16.

The 10-track album was produced by Adam Noble and recorded in London's RAK Studios and is the follow-up to 2009's 'Battle For The Sun'. Check a teaser video for the album here

The band have also announced that the the first single will be 'Too Many Friends', released on July 9. Recently, the band flew to Los Angeles to film the video for the single, directed by Saman Keshavarz which will be premiered in a few weeks.  

The tracklist for "Loud Like Love" is as follows:

01. Loud Like Love 
02. Scene Of The Crime 
03. Too Many Friends 
04. Hold On To Me 
05. Rob The Bank
06. A Million Little Pieces
07. Exit Wounds 
08. Purify 
09. Begin The End 
10. Bosco

Listen: White Lies Stream New Single "There Goes Our Love Again"

British band White Lies are streaming their brand new single "There Goes Our Love Again", taken from their upcoming third studio album "Big TV" on August 12 via Fiction Records.

The single will be out on August 5. Have a listen below.



Pre-Order the new album BIG TV from iTunes.

Listen: Blouse Release New Single "No Shelter"

Portland-based indie band Blouse, have released their their brand new single “No Shelter”, the first to be taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Imperium', which will be out on September 17th via Captured Tracks.

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

"No Shelter" is available now on iTunes

Take a listen below.



Pre-order Imperium HERE.

Watch: The Postal Service Unveil "A Tattered Line of String" Music Video

Indie electro-pop band The Postal Service have unveiled the video for "A Tattered Line of String", taken from their 10th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of Give Up, released back in April via Sub Pop. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by AB/CD/CD. Watch it below.


Order the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of Give Up album on iTunes.

Watch: Gesaffelstein Releases Music Video For "Pursuit"

French DJ/Producer Gesaffelstein (aka Mike Levy) has released the music video for his killer acid house track "Pursuit", taken from their upcoming debut album out on October 28 via Parlophone

Gesaffelstein has established himself as the undisputed star of the new wave of French electronic music. 'Pursuit' is his clarion call: an impeccably produced, ominous techno soundtrack that prefigures his eagerly awaited debut album. 

The song will be released as a single on August 26,and it's just impossible to get this aggressive beat and sinister melody out of your mind..

The video directed by Fleur & Manu, and is a beautifully shot film with an appropriately eerie, industrial visual replete with open-ended tableau, artillery, scientists and tasteful nudity. Watch it below.


Website: www.gesaffelstein.com

Cabaret Voltaire Announce Reissue Series, Starting With 'Red Mecca'

Sheffield electronic pioneers Cabaret Voltaire are set for a series of reissues, starting with their third album 'Red Mecca', which was inspired by the rise of religious politics at the time of its release in 1981 on Rough Trade.

Red Mecca was re-mastered by engineer Stefan Betke (Pole), who also works with Third Ear, Minus, Wagon Repair, Uncanny Valley, Ornaments, BPitch Control, K7 and mastered the VCMG project for Martin Gore and Vince Clarke.

The reissue will be released on July 22 by Mute, and will be the first in a series, followed by #8385 (Collected Works 1983 – 1985) in the autumn, which compiles The Crackdown, Micro-Phonies, Drinking Gasoline and The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord. A bigger collection, #7885 (Electro Punk to Techno Pop 1978 – 1985), will appear in 2014.

The tracklist for 'Red Mecca' is as follows:

Side 1
A Touch Of Evil
Sly Doubt
Landslide
A Thousand Ways

Side 2
Red Mask
Split Second
Feeling
Black Mask
Spread The Virus
A Touch Of Evil (Reprise)

Go to Cabaret Voltaire's website to pre-order the album now and have a listen to album cut 'Spread The Virus' below.

Watch: Zen Mantra Unveils "La La La La La" Music Video

New Zealand-based music producer Sam Perry aka Zen Mantra, has unveiled the video for "La La La La La", taken from their recently released debut album 'How Many Padmes Hum?', out via Stroll On Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Bonnie Gosnell. Watch it below.


Get Zen Mantra debut album 'How Many Padmes Hum?' now on iTunes.

Watch: Small Black Share Music Video For "No Stranger"

Brooklyn-based band Small Black have shared the video for "No Stranger", taken from their sophomore album 'Limits of Desire', released last month via Jagjaguwar. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Mandy Mandelstein and Addison Mehr. Watch it below.


Get your copy of 'Limits Of Desire' now on iTunes.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Watch: POND Unveil New Video For "Xanman"

Australian psychedelic-pop/rock band POND have unveiled the video for "Xanman", the new single taken from their upcoming new album 'Hobo Rocket' out August 2 via Modular Records.

Check out the video below.


Pre-Order Pond's new album Hobo Rocket now on iTunes (AU).

Watch: Work Drugs Release New Video For "Mavericks"

Philadelphia smooth-fi outfit Work Drugs have released the brand new video for "Mavericks", the title track of their forthcoming album, out tomorrow (June 18th) via on Bobby Cahn Records. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Mavericks was written and recorded on a surfing binge along the Pacific Coast Highway. 

The video was directed by Karl Hungus. Watch it below.



Watch: Foals Unveil "Bad Habit" Music Video

British indie band Foals have unveiled the video for "Bad Habit", the fourth single from their latest album 'Holy Fire', out via Warner Bros. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Like their previous clip for Late Night, this new video was also directed by Nabil Elderkin and features the band's frontman Yannis Philippakis in the middle of a desert, following a naked woman.

Watch the video below.



'Holy Fire' out now: http://holyfire.foals.co.uk

Arctic Monkeys Debut New Track "Mad Sounds" Live

Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys debuted another new song at two festivals in Scandinavia over the weekend. The song is called  "Mad Sounds" and is likely to feature on their upcoming album.

Last month, the band debuted the track "Do I Wanna Know" in a gig in Ventura, California and now they aired this new one at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden on Friday and again at NorthSide Festival in Denmark on Sunday.

Watch fan footage below.

Watch: The Lost Patrol Share New Video For "See You In Hell"

The Lost Patrol have shared the video for "See You In Hell", taken from their recently released new album 'Driven'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Mollie Israel. Watch it below. 


Get "Driven" on iTunes.

Watch: Swim Deep Unveil New Video For "King City"

British indie-pop band Swim Deep have unveiled a new video for the album version of "King City", taken from their forthcoming debut LP 'Where The Heaven Are We', out on July 29 through Chess Club / RCA Victor. 

"King City" served as the debut single on their 7" from 2012 and is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

Watch the video below.


Pre order Swim Deep debut album 'Where The Heaven Are We' HERE.

Album of the Week June 17/13 - Midnight Juggernauts "Uncanny Valley"

Our new Album of the Week is Australian band Midnight Juggernauts brand new album album 'Uncanny Valley', out now in Australia and France (Record Makers).

In robotic engineering and CGI, the Uncanny Valley is a hypothesis coined by legendary roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970 - he wrote in his work 'Bukimi no Tani Gensh: "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."

This "uncanny valley" is a phenomena in which human acceptance of robots grows more welcoming, the more human their appearance, until they become too human, in which there's suddenly a precipitous plunge from acceptance to revulsion.

'Uncanny Valley' marks Midnight Juggernauts' third full-length journey into the deep, once again piloting their glittery kosmische musik far into known cosmos and unknown genre. The band began rolling tape between a church nestled in the Loire Valley in the French countryside and various studios in Melbourne and Sydney, the resulting record is another LP that sounds uniquely Midnight Juggernauts. Situated at a self-styled nexus between genre and era, 'Uncanny Valley' is 43 minutes of warm-hearted cold wave, interstellar harmony's, early 1950's house, steeped in the darkness of dusty Giallo soundtracks, audio spomeniks at once futuristic and rustic, a bold musical future envisaged through a soundtrack to a forgotten Eastern Bloc Tarkovsky film, sifting through the ruins of LPs past.

Tracklist:

1. HCL
2. Ballad of the War Machine
3. Memorium
4. Streets of Babylon
5. Sugar and Bullets
6. Master of Gold
7. Systematic
8. Deep Blue Lines
9. Another Land
10. Melodiya

The band recently unveiled the video for "Memorium". Watch it below.


Website: http://www.midnightjuggernauts.com

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Single of the Week June 17/13 - Them Swoops "Rollerskate"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Rollerskate" by Australian indie-pop duo Them Swoops.

It is Them Swoops third single and it's taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'Glimmers', which will be out on July 16 via +1 Records. 'Glimmers'  was recorded by the band themselves in Melbourne and mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawke) in Los Angeles. 

Like prior songs "Work Around It" and "Too Fast For Love", "Rollerskate" is an upbeat pop-style tune with catchy summer vibes. In their own words: "Think 1978. Think Aviator sunglasses. Think pastel short-shorts with knee-high white socks. Think fuzzy headbands. It’s Them's Swoops and it's Rollerskate."

Have a listen below.


Website: http://www.themswoops.com

Friday, June 14, 2013

Watch: Warships Share New Video For "Heater"

Los Angeles indie pop quintet Warships have shared the video for "Heater", taken from their just released EP 'Shadows', available now on iTunes. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Frederik Boll and Jon Shoer. Watch it below.


Website: http://www.warshipsband.com

New Order's Bernard Sumner To Publish Autobiography Next Year

Bernard Sumner will release his autobiography in 2014 telling stories of Joy Division and New Order.

According to The Bookseller, Sumner has signed a deal with Transworld to publish the as-yet-untitled book, which promises to "explore Sumner's formation of Joy Division alongside Ian Curtis, his relationship with bandmate Peter Hook, and the inspiration for ‘Blue Monday,’ the biggest selling 12-inch single of all time."

Sumner told the publication:

"Joy Division and New Order have both left quite a legacy but up until now I've been happy to let the music speak for itself. Somehow it feels like the right time to give my personal perspective both on my own life story and the many bands I've been in."

In related news, ex-bandmate Peter Hook's book Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division was published last year and he's planning a follow-up on New Order.

Morrissey Announces South American Tour Dates

Morrissey has confirmed he will embark on a South American tour that hits Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil in July.

Morrissey’s 2012/13 tour of North America was eventually pulled for good back in March due to a number of medical ailments, including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus, and double pneumonia. There are no plans to reschedule those affected shows.

Now, fully recovery Morrissey is ready to hit the road again. Check out the full itinerary below.

July 09: Jockey Club, Lima, Peru
July 10: Jockey Club, Lima, Peru
July 15: Sporting Club, Vina Del Mar, Chile
July 16: Monticello Grand Casino, Rancagua, Chile
July 18: Arena, Puerto Montt, Chile
July 19: Gimnasio Municipal, Concepcion, Chile
July 22: Teatro la Cupula, Santiago, Chile
July 23: Teatro la Cupula, Santiago, Chile
July 25: Amanda Club, Santiago, Chile (Private event)
July 26: Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile (Free concert)
July 28: Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 30: Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug. 2: Espaco Iguatemi, Brasilia, Brazil
Aug. 4: CitiBank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Miles Kane To Release New Song Written With Alex Turner

Miles Kane revealed that he has teamed up with Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner to write a new track titled "Get Right" together and that it will be the B-side for a future Kane single.

Speaking to Music Week, Kane said: 

“I was in LA with him about a month ago. I’d just been through this break up and was feeling a bit down. We were in this club, messing around with this idea called ‘Get Right’. We recorded it two days later, I brought it home and finished it and I’m putting it on as a B-side for my single. It’s great, man.”

The track will be the first fruits of Kane and Turner’s collaborative talents since The Last Shadow Puppets 2008 debut album ‘The Age Of The Understatement‘. 

According to what he said to NME, Kane remains confident that they will eventually write a new LP together once their respective diaries allow it: "I think the plan is to release something again, for sure. Since we did that, Alex Turner has been busy and I had to find my feet with being on my own. If it comes after the end of this cycle and the end of his next record we'll probably be both ready and really up for it. It's just on the sidelines, there's nothing written for it." 

Pixies Announce Departure Of Bassist Kim Deal

The remaining members Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering have announced today (June 14) via their official Facebook page that Kim Deal is no longer part of the band.

The statement reads:

We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.
  
Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering  

Deal joined the Pixies in January 1986, tensions between her and primary songwriter Frank Black led to the band’s hiatus in 1990. It was during this time that deal formed The Breeders. She returned to Pixies for 1991's Trompe le Monde and supporting tour, which included a slot opening for U2. 

Deal continued on with The Breeders, releasing their seminal album Last Splash in 1993. In 2004, the Pixies reunited for appearances at Coachella and Austin City Limits. She is currently touring the country with The Breeders, who reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Last Splash.

Watch: This Is Head Share "Illumination" Music Video

Swedish indie-rockers This Is Head have shared a psychedelic music video for "Illumination", the second single from their second album 'The Album ID' released in March. 

The video was produced, directed and filmed by Maciej Kalymon. Watch it below.


Watch: Editors Reveal "The Weight" Music Video

Editors have revealed the video for "The Weight", a song taken from their upcoming new album 'The Weight Of Your Love', out on July 1st via PIAS.

Previously the band already gave us the record’s first video "A Ton Of Love".

The black and white video, filmed in Nashville during the recording of the album, was directed by James Lockey, brother of guitarist Justin. Watch it below.


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