Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Watch: Crocodiles Premiere "Cockroach" Music Video

San Diego noise rockers Crocodiles have premiered a new music for  "Cockroach", the lead single from their upcoming fourth studio album 'Crimes Of Passion' out on August 20 via Frenchkiss.

Featuring plenty of retro, VHS-era effects, the weird video shows frontman Brandon Welchez using a can of bug spray for a microphone.

Watch it below.

Watch: Telepathe Unveil New Video For "Slow Learner"

Brooklyn-based synth pop duo Telepathe have unveiled the video for their David Sitek-produced single "Slow Learner". 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and follows the duo's first Federal Prism single "Destroyer," which arrived last year and featured a remix by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Alessandro Cortini.

Directed by Dawn Garcia and produced by the now re-branded Myspace, the quirky clip captures the awkwardness of the office crush and gives it a surrealist twist.  

Check out the video below.

Watch: Babeshadow Share "Lonely Morning" Music Video

London duo Babeshadow have shared the video for their new single "Lonely Morning" out now. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Following the release of their debut EP 'Sea Serpents' on LuvLuvLuv Records, they found themselves performing at Glastonbury, supporting Mystery Jets, The Drums and Florence + The Machine, performing BBC radio sessions, and headlining their own UK and Italian tours.

The duo have since spent the last year in their homemade recording studio in East London, writing and recording for their full length debut, whilst also fitting in a string of live dates and a support tour with Crystal Fighters."Lonely Morning" is the first track taken from those sessions.

Watch the video below.


Kitchens of Distinction Reveal New Album Title, Artwork,Tracklist, Pre-Orders Now Available

Kitchens of Distinction have revealed full details for their long-awaited new album titled "Folly", which will be out on September 30th via 3 Loop Music. The 10-track album is the band’s first in 19 years following the release of Cowboys And Aliens in 1994.
   
Patrick Fitzgerald explains the gestation of the album:

“These songs came together over a two-year period which began in June 2011 and finished during April 2013. As with all songs by Kitchens of Distinction, new and old, they began with the musical structure first, the tune and lyrics coming later. With these songs I wrote the initial music, with KOD guitarist Julian Swales shaping them, suggesting tempo changes, structure changes, and providing the trademark sonic embellishments of his galactic guitar cascades. Dan Goodwin, original KOD drummer, added percussion and rhythm programming support. They were recorded in my studio in Derbyshire and at Julian’s studio in Brighton. The songs were mixed with Pascal Gabriel in April 2013 when I was recovering from a nephrectomy and winter would not leave us.”

Folly will be available in vinyl, CD, digital formats and in a very special bundle, so be sure to pre-order your copy today from 3 loop music

The tracklisting of the album is as follows:

01. Oak Tree
02. Extravagance
03. Disappeared
04. Photographing Rain
05. Japan To Jupiter
06. Wolves / Crows
07. No Longer Elastic
08. I Wish It Would Snow
09. Tiny Moments, Tiny Omens
10. The Most Beautiful Day

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Watch: Real Lies Release Music Video For "Deeper"

London brand new bedroom pop trio Real Lies have revealed the video for "Deeper", the first of three double A-side singles they will release on the also new London label Sweet Exile.

About the (long) vocal, Real Lies say:  "it's a confessional monologue about trying to recreate going on holiday in London… Have we tried it? Yeah, we've been doing it for the last three years! When the sun comes out in London there’s no better place."

The video was directed by Rollo Jackson, who explains: "I was trying to capture that feeling of drunken dreamy memories, feelings of total elation and then despair which at times are very close. It’s saying how important those memories and moments can be – things shouldn't be devalued just because they're hazy or distant."

Watch Real Lies going "deeper" below.

Watch: Big Deal Share New Video For "Dream Machines"

London-based duo Big Deal have shared the video "Dream Machines", the third single taken from their recently released sophomore album 'June Gloom', out via Mute Records. 

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

About the song, member Kacey Underwood says: "It's either a sad song about dropping out in the ultimate sense, or it's a very optimistic song about forgetting the world and having a good time. Depends on what kind of day it is, I guess." 

The video was directed by Errol Rainey and features the band on tour, playing in different locations and also showing their basketball skills. Watch it below.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Listen: Kitchens of Distinction New Album Third Instrumental Snippet

3 Loop Music have shared the third sneaky snippet of another Kitchens Of Distinction song titled "Tiny Omens". The one-minute clip is accompanied with the words: "A tiny omen of what's to come...

We have already tasted two song from the band's upcoming album, with the opening track "Oak Tree" and also the track "Extravagance". 

KOD will revealed more news later this week, we'll keep you updated...

In the meantime, listen to a snip of "Tiny Omens" below.

Watch: Primal Scream Unveil New Video For "Invisible City"

Primal Scream have unveiled the video for "Invisible City", the latest track taken from their tenth studio album 'More Light', released back in May. 

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

The video was directed by Douglas Hart. Watch it below.


Get your copy of 'More Light' here

Single of the Week July 29/2013: Dan Croll "In/Out"

Following the release of his 2012's debut EP 'From Nowhere', Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Dan Croll is back with a new indie pop track "In/Out", and it's the Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com.

The single will be out on September 2 via Deram / Universal.and is catchy and fun, the perfect song to soundtrack your walk on a sunny day. 

The video for "In/Out" was directed and produced by Dan Croll and Ben Morgan. Watch it below.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Watch: Pixies Release Alternate Video For Comeback Track "BagBoy"

Pixies have released an alternate video "Bagboy", their first new song in nine years. 

The band released a new video because they filmed two and couldn't really choose which one they liked best. Leader/singer-songwriter Black Francis explained:

"We didn't set out to have two music videos but once we saw both of these, we knew we didn't want to use just one. Both clips are creative and were made by up and coming filmmakers so they decided to release both."

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Watch the alternate video directed by Kestrel Media below.


(via Rolling Stone)

Website: pixiesmusic.com

Listen To A Snip of Kitchens Of Distinction New Song "Extravagance"

3 Loop Music have posted a new sneaky snippet of another Kitchens Of Distinction song called "Extravagance", the post reads:

Extravagance
The new Kitchens Of Distinction album will be released on 30th September. To whet your appetite, here's a clip of one of the new tracks. What do you think?

KOD also shared the post on their Facebook page adding: Another non-album instrumental snippet for you! Good?

We have already heard the first taste of the band's upcoming new album with its opening track "Oak Tree". 

Listen to a snip of "Extravagance" below.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Watch: Franz Ferdinand Share New Video For "Love Illumination"

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have shared the video for "Love Illumination", the second single taken from their upcoming new album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions' out on August 26th via Domino Records.

The song is part of our current playlist. Previously we already got the video for the album's first single "Right Action".

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


Pre-order Right Thoughts, Right Words,Right Action at Domino.

Watch: Ski Lodge Unveil New Video For "Boy"

Brooklyn-based indie pop band Ski Lodge have unveiled the video for "Boy", taken from their upcoming debut album 'Big Heart' out on August 20th via Dovecote Records.

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

About the song, frontman Andrew Marr said: "I guess for me the song is about feeling trapped and feeling like a total victim of circumstance. Whether it's in a relationship, or in a city, or a job. Just like, 'I’m dying, get me the fuck out of this place, it's not my fault I’m here.'"

The video was directed by Tucker Bliss and Beau Burrows. Watch it below.


Listen A Snippet of Kitchens Of Distinction New Song "Oak Tree"

3 Loop Music have shared a sneaky snippet of the new Kitchens Of Distinction upcoming album, set for September release. The 10 track new album, will be KOD's first release since 1994's Cowboys and Aliens.

The 30-second video entitled "Oak Tree" was posted on the label's Facebook, of which Fitzgerald noted:

"The instrumental version of the opening track. Don’t let the gentle start fool you."

Have a listen below.



Watch: The Love Language Reveal "Calm Down" Music Video

North Carolina singer-songwriter Stuart McLamb's indie-pop band The Love Language have revealed the video for "Calm Down", the opening track on their just released third full-lenght 'Ruby Red', out via Merge.

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

The video was directed by Jonny Gillette and features an astronaut having a terrible day, and after a string of bad luck, he has a galactic freak out.

Watch it below. 


Prebab Sprout To Release New Album 'Crimson/Red' In October

British act Prefab Sprout will release a new studio album titled 'Crimson/Red' on October 7th through Icebreaker Records, and distributed by Warner ADA.

Last month, a leak of ten previously unreleased songs on Soundcloud led to speculation that a new Prefab Sprout album was being recorded and now the news has been confirmed by prefabsprout.net.

The album is their first since the 2009 release of Let’s Change the World With Music, a collection that actually had been mostly recorded in the early ’90s as an aborted follow-up to Jordan: The Comeback.

The tracklist is as follows:

1.  The Best Jewel Thief In The World
2. The List of Impossible Things
3. Adolescence
4. Grief Built The Taj Mahal
5. Devil Came A Calling
6. Billy
7. The Dreamer
8. The Songs Of Danny Galway
9. The Old Magician
10. Mysterious

Watch: Holy Holy Share "Impossible Like You" Music Video

Aussie pair Holy Holy (aka singer/songwriter Timothy Carroll from Brisbane and guitarist/producer Oscar Dawson from Melbourne), have shared the video for their awesome debut single "Impossible Like You". 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Featuring cascading glassy guitar lines and wandering analogue synth parts the track is driven by a syncopated drum line with a wild wash of shuffling cymbals. 

"Impossible Like You" will be included on their upcoming debut full-lenght 'When the Storms Would Come', which was crafted and demoed when the pair were staying in Berlin in 2011, however it was finally recorded and produced back on Australian soil with reclusive producer and collaborator Matt Redlich. 

The video was directed by Anthony Salsone. Watch it below.


Get the single from iTunes.

Watch: PINS Unveil New Video For "Get With Me"

Manchester four-piece PINS have unveiled the video for their latest single "Get With Me", taken from their upcoming debut album 'Girls Like Us', out on September 30th via Bella Union. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was shot on Super 8 film in Brighton, UK by guitarist Lois MacDonald, who explains: "As a song, 'Get With Me' bears resemblance to the Dum Dum Girls: It's a driving hip-shaker that blends post-punk's sharp angles with surf rock's loose harmonies. As a video, 'Get With Me' catches PINS 'having a great time doing what we love, which evidently includes dancing on a beach in the English sun. It's infectious.' 

"We are a little captivated with analog equipment, we love the rawness and tangibility of doing things this way." MacDonald adds.

Check out the video below.


Pre-order Pins debut album HERE.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Watch: Generationals Release Music Video For "Say When"

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

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


Get your copy of 'Heza' here.

Watch: Holy Ghost! Unveil "Teenagers In Heat" Music Video

Brooklyn Disco duo Holy Ghost! have unveiled the video for "Teenagers In Heat", a non-album track co-produced with James Murphy during the band's Dynamics sessions.

The song has been added to our current playlist. Holy Ghost! will released their new album 'Dynamics' on September 10 via DFA.

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



Website: holyghostnyc.net

Watch: The Eversons Reveal New Video For "Creepy"

Auckland-based indie band The Eversons have revealed the video for "Creepy", taken from their 2012 debut album 'Summer Feeling'. 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com, and will be released as a single 7” on August 13 via Lil Chief Records, featuring a Japanese language version of the song, and a previously unreleased b-side.

The animated video was directed by Hadley Donaldson. Watch it below.

Website: theeversons.lilchiefrecords.com

Watch: Washed Out Reveals Music Video For "Don't Give Up"

Ernest Greene aka Washed Out has shared a video for "Don't Give Up", the second taste taken from his upcoming sophomore album 'Paracosm', out on August 12 via Weird World in Europe and Sub Pop in North America. 

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. 

We have already seen a lyric video for the song and now it has a beautifully colourful animal life video directed by Kate Moross. Watch it below.


Website: washedout.net

Monday, July 22, 2013

Watch: Kids Of 88 Share Music Video For "Bad Talk"

Auckland-based  indie duo Kids Of 88 (aka Jordan Arts and Sam McCarthy) have shared the video for "Bad Talk", another cut taken from their sophomore album 'Modern love' released last year. 

The song is a classic tune on www.koolrockradio.com.

 Check out the video below.


Watch: Alpaca Sports Release Music Video For "He Doesn't Even Like You"

Swedish indie-pop duo Alpaca Sports have released the video for their brand new single "He Doesn't Even Like You". 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and is available from their bandcamp in a limited edition 7" single backed with the Tiny fireflies remix of "I Was Running". 

The video was filmed by Carl Jirestedt, and features a romantic duo's wandering on the New York City streets.

Watch it below.


Watch: Juveniles Share New Video For "Washed Away"

French electro-pop duo Juveniles have posted the video for "Washed Away",  taken from their recently released self-titled debut album, out via Paradis Records.

Check out the video below.






Website: www.juvenilesmusic.com

Watch: Beady Eye Unveil "Shine A Light" Music Video

Beady Eye have unveiled the video for "Shine A Light", taken from their recently released sophomore album BE. The track itself will be released as part of a double A-side with 'World's Not Set In Stone' on 18 August, 2013.

The video was directed by Charlie Lightening, and shows the band performing the track interspersed with scenes involving Liam Gallagher surrounded by naked women, plus the band enjoying a medieval style feast with a model dressed as a nun.

Watch it below.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Single of the Week July 22/2013: Swim Deep "Crush"

This week's SOTW on www.koolrockradio.com is Birmingham indie-pop band Swim Deep new sunny song "Crush", which will appear as a bonus track on the band's upcoming debut album 'Where The Heaven Are We' and will be available exclusively for people who pre-order the LP on iTunes.

The band's first full-length was recorded in different sessions in studios in Brussels (ICP studios) and London (Miloco Studios) and was produced by Charlie Hugall. 

The record is set for release on August 5 through Chess Club / RCA Victor and features previously unveiled tracks "The Sea", "She Changes The Weather". Their reissued new single "King City" (out 29th July), is also available with pre-orders of the album.

Have a listen to "Crush" below.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Interpol Confirm They Are Working On A New Album

Frontman Paul Banks rehearsing
New York post-punk band Interpol have confirmed via Twitter that they are about to record their fifth studio album later this year.

The new record will be the first one the band produces without bassist Carlos Dengler who left the band shortly after the recording process of their self-titled 2010 album.

According to guitarist Daniel Kessler the new material seems very promising. More details are still to follow.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Yuck Announce New Album, Release New Track "Rebirth"

British shoegaze rockers Yuck are back and have just released a brand new track called "Rebirth".

It is the first single since lead singer Daniel Blumberg left the group earlier this year to focus on his solo project Hebronix. 

Now as a three-piece and with band member Max Bloom as a lead singer, Yuck have a new album is on it's way, which they're currently recording with Chris Coady and will be out later this year via Pharmacy Recording Co/ Fat Possum. 

The band will reveal more album details, new music and new tour dates soon, we'll keep you updated.

Have a listen to "Rebirth" below. 


Website: www.yuckband.com

Watch: Family Of The Year Reveal Second Music Video For "St. Croix"

Los Angeles-based indie band Family of The Year have revealed a second video version for their classic tune "St. Croix". 

The song was first released on their 2011 EP of the same name and was later included on the band's sophomore album 'Loma Vista', released in July 2012. It peaked at #823 on Kool Rock Radio's Best Tracks of 2011 chart.

Check out the new video for "St. Croix" below.


Watch: A Grave With No Name Reveal "Aurora" Music Video

Experimental bedroom-pop project A Grave With No Name have revealed the video for "Aurora", the lead single of their new album 'Whirlpool', out now via Stare Records. 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and features Alanna McArdle (Ides, Joanna Gruesome) on guest vocals. 

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



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Watch: Is Tropical Unveil New (NSWF) Video For "Lover's Cave"

London-based band Is Tropical have unveiled the video for "Lover's Cave", taken from their sophomore album "I'm Leaving", out now. 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and will be released as a single on 26th August via Kitsune/PIAS.

For the video, the band got together with controversial cult New York photographer Richard Kern, who in the past directed videos for the likes of Sonic Youth and Marilyn Manson, and whose work has been exhibited at MOMA, The Whitney Museum, VICE and in solo shows around the world.

The story tells about a lover's cave or Chambre D'Amour, where two young lovers went to for a bit of romance but got swept out to sea when the tide came in. Watch the NSWF video below


Watch: Johnny Marr Reveals New Video For "New Town Velocity"

Johnny Marr has revealed the video for his latest single "New Town Velocity" taken from the critically acclaimed album 'The Messenger', released back in February via Sire/ADA . 

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and was inspired by Marr's own story of the day he left school aged fifteen to pursue a life as a musician and features him in the council estate of Wythenshawe where he grew up. 

The video, directed by  David Barnes (who directed the Upstarts video and art directed by Subset) was shot around various buildings and areas of Greater Manchester and is based on the Psychogeography philosophy of the Situationist Movement.

Watch it below.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Watch: Smallpools Unveil Music Video For "Dreaming"

Los Angeles indie-pop band Smallpools have unveiled the video for "Dreaming", taken from their just released self-titled debut EP, out now via RCA Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

Check out the video below.



Watch: Jacuzzi Boys Share New Video For "Double Vision"

Miami-based indie rock Jacuzzi Boys have unveiled the video "Double Vision", the first cut taken from their forthcoming self-titled third full-length, which will be out on September 10 via Hadly Art Records. 

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

The video was directed by Corey Adams and is described as: "A classic case of Stockholm syndrome. When a man becomes victim to a car jacking he learns to love his assailants after they demonstrate an erotic dance in his presence."

Watch it below.


Pre-order your copy of Jacuzzi Boys here.

Watch: The Joy Formidable Reveal New Video For "Silent Treatment"

The Joy Formidable have revealed the video for the new version of "Silent Treatment", taken from their EP of the same name, out now.

The 4-track EP also features a William Orbit mix of "Silent Treatment," along with a live version of "Tendons" recorded in London, and the previously unreleased track "All This Promise." 

The black-and-white video was directed by duo ArchEnemies and features an emotional performance by lead singer Ritzy Bryan, who describe the song as "a very personal and emotive moment."

"It's a track about coming to terms with a relationship that's totally broken down; the hurt, the regret but also the unburdening that comes with accepting a loss." Ritzy explains.

Watch the video below.


Get your copy here.

Watch: Union Cinema Release New Single "Dimlight" Music Video

Peruvian indie-rock duo Union Cinema (aka Toño Jaúregui and Antonio Santivañez) have released the video for their brand new single "Dimlight".

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and is available now through iTunes.

Dimlight is the duo' second single, we have already heard their excellent debut single "Can't Get Rid Of". Both tracks will feature on the band's upcoming debut album.

The video was directed by Rodrigo Riz. Watch it below.

Mazzy Star Announce New Album, Unveil New Track "California"

Nineties dream-pop duo Mazzy Star have just announced 'Seasons Of Your Day', the band's first album in 17 years. 

David Roback and Hope Sandoval will release the late follow-up to 1996's 'Among My Swan' on September the 24th through Rhymes Of An Hour record.

The album, recorded in California, was co-written and co-produced by the duo and is described as "music for lovers, music for broken hearts." 

The tracklist for 'Seasons Of Your Day' is as follows:

01. In The Kingdom
02. California
03. I've Gotta Stop
04. Does Someone Have Your Baby Now?
05. Common Burn
06. Seasons Of Your Day
07. Lay Myself Down
08. Sparrow
09. Spoon
10. Flying Low

The duo have also shared the video for their new single "California". Have a listen below.


Pre-Order the new album "Seasons Of Your Day" here

Watch: Big Skies Unveil "Come Up And Feel It" Music Video

Berlin-based band Big Skies have unveiled the video for their new single "Come Up And feel It". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The 4-piece describe themselves as "psychedelic Britpop" and their sound is built around atmospheric guitars and vocals and has been influenced by bands such as The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Cure.

Big Skies will release their self-titled EP on August 23 via Half Human/Half Robot Music.

Check out the video for "Come Up and Feel It" below.


Watch: David Bowie Shares Music Video For "Valentine's Day"

David Bowie has shared the video for "Valentine's Day", the fourth single off his latest album 'The Next Day', released back in March. 

The single will be released as a 7" picture disc via ISO/Columbia on August 19th in the UK (August 20th in the US, other regional variations apply) with the instrumental track Plan on the flipside. You can pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Indrani and Markus Klinko, who previously collaborated with Bowie on the artwork for 2002’s Heathen album, and sees Bowie performing that track alone in an abandoned building. 

Watch it below.


Monday, July 15, 2013

The Vaccines To Release New EP 'Melody Calling' in August

The Vaccines have confirmed they will released their brand new EP 'Melody Calling' on August 12.

The EP was recorded during the band's US sessions in March at Eldorado Studios in Burbank, LA, with producers John Hill and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys). We have already heard the first taste with the title-track, which was revealed last month.

'Melody Calling' will be available as digital download and includes two other new songs, and a remix courtesy of the aforementioned producers.

Tracklist:

01. Melody Calling
02. Do You Want A Man?
03. Everybody’s Gonna Let You Down
04. Do You Want A Man? (John Hill and Rich Costey remix)

Watch: Goldfrapp Reveal Short Film For New Song "Drew"

Electrocnic duo Goldfrapp have revealed a black-and-white short film for "Drew", the lead single of their upcoming sixth album 'Tales Of Us'.

'Tales Of Us' is written and produced by band members Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their studio in the English countryside.  According to press release, this is Goldfrapp's most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording so far.

The album will be out on September 9 via Mute Records and the first opportunity to hear music from it comes today in the form of Drew.

Watch the short film directed by Lisa Gunning below.


Website: www.goldfrapp.com

Watch: Shy Nature Unveil New Video For "Sinking Ship"

London indie band Shy Nature have unveiled the video for "Sinking Ship", the lead single of  their upcoming self-titled EP, out on 16th September.  The song was featured as Single of the Week last week on www.koolrockradio.com.

It is the band’s second self-produced work. Visuals draw upon the themes of the song through a series of toy boats, tugged over unusual terrain but ultimately coming together as they reach an intimate performance space. Upgrading from the set of phones used in their previous video to a single camera, the video walks through the areas surrounding where they live, write and rehearse and serves as an honest reflection of the band’s musical output.

Check out the homemade video below.


Single of the Week July 15/2013: Surf Friends "Chance"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Chance", the brand new single by Auckland jangle pop band Surf Friends.

The two-piece of Brad Coley (guitar, vocals, keys, harmonica, drum machine) and Pete Westmoreland (bass, keys, vocals) formed in 2009, with their distinct take on the best post-punk inspirations and surf psychedelia to match. Already last year we enjoyed the band with their catchy single "Sunny Day".

'Chance' was mixed by Nick Roughan (Skeptics) and is the first single taken from the band's upcoming new album set to be released sometime this year. As previous material,  the song has reverberating guitars, bass, synth keyboard, looped samples... and it's catchy. 

Have a listen to the track below.



Website: www.surffriendsmusic.com

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Watch: Austra Release New Video For "Painful Like"

Canadian wave pop band Austra have released the music video for "Painful Like", another cut taken from their recently released sophomore album 'Olympia', out via Domino. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

About the video, frontwoman Katie Stelmanis says: "The main influence was 90’s sci-fi movies like The Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros and Garbage Pail Kids where all the visual effects are done by hand and look really gross. We asked Exploding Motor Car to make the video cos they specialise in hand-made effects and puppet-making. ‘Painful Like’ is a song about living life in the sidelines.".

Watch the video directed by Exploding Motor Car below.


Get your copy of  'Olympia' on Domino.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Watch: Mangelexemplar Unveil New Video For "Robotermädchen"

Minimal wave duo Mängelexemplar have unveiled the video for their 2012 track "Robotermädchen". It is a classic tune on www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.


Arcade Fire To Release New Album in October

Canadian indie band Arcade Fire have confirmed they will released their follow-up to 2010's The Suburbs and yet untitled fourth studio album on October 29th. 

The news was revealed on the band’s Twitter account in response to a fan who tweeted, "you're my favorite." 

The response was accompanied with the picture you can see on the right, and as the band later explained: “the structure burning in the band photo is the Montreal Biosphere, which incidentally caught fire on May 20th, 1976.”

According to reports, for this new album, the band is working with longtime friend DFA-label chief and former head of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Watch: Hibou Reveals Music Video For "Above Us"

Seattle native and former Craft Spells drummer, Peter Michel aka Hibou has revealed the video for "Above Us", the second track taken from his recently released debut EP 'Dunes'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.



Watch: Yo La Tengo Share Animated Video For "Ohm"

Indie rock trio Yo La Tengo have shared the video for "Ohm", taken from their latest album 'Fade', out now. The single will be released as a limited edition triple 12" via Matador.

The animated video was written directed by Donick Cary (writer for "The Simpsons", "Letterman" and more, and creator of "Lil Bush"). Watch it below.



Watch: Tesla Boy Unveil New Video For "Undetected"

Russian new wave/synth-pop trio Tesla Boy have unveiled the video for "Undetected", taken from their latest album 'The Universe Made of Darkness', which came out in May.

The video was directed by Noriko Okaku. Watch it below.


Get 'The Universe Made of Darkness' now on on iTunes.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Blancmange Announce "Happy Families, Too…" New Tour and Album

Blancmange have announce they will return to the stage this November to perform the whole of their debut album 'Happy Families' (1982) live for the first time, with the songs which won popular acclaim three decades ago given a 21st century spin. 

Specially re-recorded by Blancmange – and rechristened Happy Families, Too… – the new recording will be on sale exclusively at tour venues.

Co-produced by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, Neil refers to the new versions as an "interpretation". "I just wanted to approach the songs using today's technology," he says. "Every time we perform it's a different interpretation. So rather than just dust off the old songs, I wanted to bring something fresh to the project and make it a contemporary reworking rather than an exact imitation."

Continuing health issues mean Stephen is unable to join Neil on the tour. However, he will be joined by guitarist David Rhodes, who performed on the original album, and sound engineer Adam Fuest, who will manipulate the live mix from the stage. "The intention is to do something a bit like Roxy Music did with Brian Eno processing sounds live during a performance," says Neil. "It might be less predictable, but I like the chance element – the feeling I'm moving forward creatively."

The tour begins on 3 November in Clitheroe, Lancashire, finishing in London and Cardiff on 15th & 16th. 

Ex-Kasabian Guitarist Chirs Karloff Returns With New Band Black Onassis

Former Kasabian guitarist and founder member Chris Karloff returns with his new band Black Onassis.

Karloff, who parted ways with Kasabian in 2006, relocated to New York City and has joined forces with local musician Nick Forde on the new adventure which also features a number of guest vocalists like Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, Morgan Kibby of M83, Ben Gautrey of the Cooper Temple Clause and Steven Young of The Black Marquee.

Black Onassis will release their debut album 'Desensitized' on September 23 through Minus Man Records.

Reflecting the sound of his new project, Karloff said: "Electronic music to me is surprisingly soulful, there is a warmth that comes from the simplicity of sounds, something inconspicuously expressive and emotional. Growing up it was everywhere. Artists like Vangelis, Kraftwerk, The Prodigy and Tangerine Dream were massive influences on the songs I wrote with Kasabian, and even more so now. But rock music has always played a massive role as well, and I’m inspired by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Primal Scream and Nirvana. I try to fuse these two worlds to create the kind of music I want to listen to."

"Working with multiple singers makes writing every track a unique experience, a new musical adventure. A voice can change the whole dynamic of a song, and it’s really freeing and feels limitless to write without being constrained by the vocal abilities or stylings of one person." He added.

The band have also revealed their first single titled "Brain" (featuring Ben Gautrey), which is now part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

Listen to the track below.



Website: http://blackonassis.com