Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Drums' Johnny Aries Announces Debut Solo Album 'Unbloomed'

The Drums' guitarist Johnny Aries has announced he will release his debut solo album titled 'Unbloomed' on August 26 via French Kiss.

Aries moved from his native England to New York last year, and the album was recorded in Brooklyn, "it’s something a parting shot towards England and my old life," Aries says. "Some of the songs are me lamenting things I’ve done, but some are also about letting go and looking toward greener pastures."

"All of these songs were written as soon as I got to New York. I felt like I had a fresh start and I should make something unhinged from anything people expected from me. It was a clean page for me to start something exciting." He explains.

"I wanted to make a record, and it felt like the best chance to do that would be when I came to America. I wanted to take the upheaval of my old band breaking up and moving here, and all the changes that came with that, and push them into this.”

Unbloomed isn't all about feeling blue, though. "I’m just looking for happiness, really; I’m trying to make sense of everything going on around me. The best thing to come out of that is the lyrical quality of the songs—it’s romantic, I suppose." 

'Unbloomed' tracklist:

01. Unbloomed
02. This Grave Is My Bed Tonight
03. Bodybag
04. We’re Just Girls And Boys
05. To Be Desired
06. Human Nature
07. I’m A Dreamer
08. Ambulette Tape
09. You Belong To Me
10. Great Expectations

Aries has also shared the first taste of this solo effort "This Grave Is My Bed Tonight", a melancholic-pop song that has been added to our current playlist.

In related news, Aries' first record with The Drums 'Encyclopedia' will be released in September.

(facebook.com/johnnyariesmusic)

Watch: Flash Bang Band Share Music Video For "Art History"

Brighton UK indie rock/noise pop act Flash Bang Band have shared the video for their new single "Art History".

The song is part of our current playlist and will be available as a single on August 11 via The Helm Records. It is taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Bite Your Tongue'.

Take a look at the video below.


(facebook.com/flashbangband)

The Cribs To Record New Album With The Cars' Ric Ocasek

English indie rock band The Cribs are set to record their new album, and have announced that it will be produced by The Cars' Ric Ocasek.

Speaking to NME magazine, Ryan Jarman explained: "He doesn't do records like a gun for hire; he chooses a band. We've been trying to get him since the third record, now he thinks we're definitely good enough."

Jarman also explained The Cribs have enough material for the record, taking influence from The Replacements and 80s pop. 

About future singles, Jarman said: "The one we've earmarked for the first single is the first song we wrote for the album, which never happens. It's a big, fuzzy pop song. We call it 'the geek rock one'." 

Ric Ocasek have previously produced both Weezer's Blue and Green albums, and have also worked with the band on their forthcoming record ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End'. 

Website: thecribs.com

Watch: Colourmusic Reveal Music Video For "Silvertape"

Oklahoma psych outfit Colourmusic have revealed the video for their new single "Silvertape".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their latest album 'May You Marry Rich', which came out back in March via Memphis Industries. Get it here.

About the video, co-founder, vocalist and guitarist, Ryan Hendrix said: "When you are in a band, you’re forced to contrive an image of yourself, whether you really care about it or not. This video is a fantasy of us as a really cool girl band doing a pretty normal girl band video. We wanted to do a performance video where we actually looked good. This is what we came up with. I think we got the idea from Bananarama."

Take a look below.


Website: colourmusic.net

Watch: Tijuana Panthers Unleash Music Video For "Nobo"

Long Beach's garage pop trio Tijuana Panthers have unleashed the video for their latest single "Nobo".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their new album 'Wayne Interest', which was released last month (June 3) via Innovative Leisure. Get your copy here, if you haven't already.

The video was directed by Megan and Ashley Fenton Check out the video below.


Watch: Wunder Wunder Premiere Music Video For "Hail The Madmen"

Australian, LA based music producers, Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant aka Wunder Wunder have premiered a summery video for their latest single "Hail The Madmen".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut album 'Everything Infinite', released two weeks ago (July 14) through Dovecote/Shock. Get the album here.

The video was directed by Dimitri Basil and Laura Gorun. Take a look below.


(facebook.com/wunderwunderband)

Watch: Tubelight Release Music Video For New Single "Suzy's Suicide"

Belgian psychedelic, shoegaze four-piece Tubelight have released the video for their new single "Suzy's Suicide".

The song is part of our current playlist and is out now on Noisesome Recordings/Caroline Benelux. The band will start the recording process of their new album in September. We'll keep you updated.

The video was directed by Kris J.Y. Verdonck. Take a look below.


(facebook.com/Tubelightmusic)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Watch: The Raveonettes Unleash Music Video For "Endless Sleeper"

Danish duo The Raveonettes have unleashed the official video for their new single "Endless Sleeper".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their new album "Pe'Ahi", released last week (Julty 22) via Beat Dies. Get it here.

The video was directed and edited by Sune Rose Wagner. Take a look below.


Website: theraveonettes.com

Watch: Foxygen Air Music Video For New Single "How Can You Really"

Los Angeles-based  psych duo Foxygen have aired the video for their new single "How Can You Really".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their  from the forthcoming album 'Foxygen...And Star Power', set to be released on October 14 via Jagjaguwar. Pre-order the album here.

The video was directed by Grant Singer. Take a look below.


Watch: Slow Club Reveal Music Video For "The Pieces"

Sheffield indie rock/pop band Slow Club have revealed the video for their new single "The Pieces".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their recently released new album 'Complete Surrender', out now via Carolina International. Grab your copy here.

The black and white video was directed by Piers Dennis and Charles. Watson below.


Website: slowclubband.com

Watch: Public Access T.V. Unveil New Video For "Rebounder"

New York pop-rock trio Public Access TV have unveiled the video for their new single "Rebounder".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is the title track from their forthcoming debut EP, which will be out on August 24 via Polydor UK. Pre-order your copy here.

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


Website: patvmusic.com

Watch: COMPNY Premiere Music Video For "Begging Me To Come Back"

Brighton indie rock/pop band COMPNY have premiered the video for their catchy debut single "Begging Me To Come Back".

The song is part of our current playlist and and will be released on Sept 15 by 203 Recordings/Believe Recordings 

The video was directed by COMPNY ft. Alex Thirlwell. Take a look below.


(facebook.com/compnymusic)

Watch: Lowell Releases New Video For "The Bells"

Canadian alt-rock/pop singer-songwriter Elizabeth Lowell Boland, who performs under the moniker Lowell, has released the video for "The Bells".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their latest EP 'I Killed Sara V', released early this year. It will also feature on her upcoming debut full length album 'We Loved Her Dearly', which will be out on Sept 16 on Arts & Crafts. Get the EP here.

The video was directed by Norman Wong. Watch it below.


Website: oncloud69.com

Watch: Rush Midnight Reveals Music Video For "Fix Me Up"

Brooklyn based musician/producer Rush Midnight (aka Russ Manning from Twin Shadow) has revealed the video for his latest single "Fix Me Up".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his self-titled debut LP, which came out on May 27 via Last Gang Records. Grab the album here.

Take a look at the video below.


Website: rushmidnight.com

Watch: Real Estate Premiere Music Video For "Had To Hear"

New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate have premiered the video for their latest single "Had To Hear".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their third studio album 'Atlas', released back in March via Domino Records. 

The new 7" b/w a cover of "Paper Dolls" from the Los Angeles power pop trio, The Nerves will be out on August 26.  Pre-order it here and receive an instant download of the song.

The video, directed by Richard Law, was shot in Mexico. Check out below.


Watch: Gary Numan Drops Music Video For "I Am Dust"

English electro-industrial pioneer Gary Numan has dropped the video for "I Am Dust".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his latest album 'Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)', which came out in October last year. 

The 'I Am Dust' EP is available now featuring the original album version plus the early demo of the track and remixes by thenewno2 and Roman Remains. Get it here.

The video was directed, shot and edited by Chris Corner of IAMX


Website: numan.co.uk

Watch: Gap Dream Reveals Music Video For New Single "Strong Love"

Fullerton, California's Gabe Fulvimar aka Gap Dream has revealed the video for his dreamy synth new single "Strong Love".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is taken from the split single 7" with Part Time, which will be out soon via Burger Records and Lolipop Records.

The video was directed by Jack Sample. Take a look below.


Watch: Kasabian Air Music Video For New Single "Bumblebeee"

British indie rockers Kasabian have aired the video for their latest single "Bumblebeee".

The song is part of our current playlist and will be available as a single b/w "Gelfling" on August 5. It is taken from their new album '48:13', released lat month (9 June). Get the single here.

The video was directed by Aitor Throup and John Holloway. Watch it below.


Website: kasabian.co.uk

Watch: PS I Love You Share "Friends Forever" Music Video

Kingston, ON heavy-pop band PS I Love You have shared the video for their latest single "Friends Forever".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from from their new album 'For Those Who Stay', released last week (July 22) via Paper Bag Records. Get it here.

The video, starring Rage, Manimal and Alabama, was directed by Luke McCutcheon and Michael Yablonski.

Take a look below.


Watch: Big Skies Unveil Music Video For New Single "So High"

Berlin-based psychedelic/britpop band Big Skies have unveiled the video for their brand new single "So High".

The song is part of our current playlist and is available now on all digital platforms.

Take a look at the black and white video below.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Watch: Yuko Yuko Reveals Music Video For "Gold"

Nostalgic 80's pop artist Yuko Yuko (aka Elias Elgersma) has revealed the video for "Gold".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his latest EP 'Babes', which was rleased on June 15. Grab your copy here.

As Yuko Yuko's previous clips, this one also keeps the VHS tape-style. Take a look below.


Watch: The Drums Premiere Music Video For New Single "Magic Mountain"

Brooklyn indie rock/pop duo The Drums have premiered the video for their infectious new single "Magic Mountain".

The song is our current Single of the Week and is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Encyclopedia', which will be out on September 23. 

Pre-order the album here now and get an instant download of the song.

The black and white video was directed by the Drums and filmed by Gorjan Lauseger. Watch it below.


Website: thedrums.com

Watch: The Raveonettes Share Lyric Video For "Killer In The Streets"

Danish duo The Raveonettes have shared a video lyric for "Killer In The Streets".

The song is taken from their just released new album "Pe'Ahi", available via Beat Dies. Get it here.

Take a look below.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watch: Bleached Air Music Video For "Poison Ivy"

Los Angeles-based post punk duo Bleached (aka sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin) have aired the video for their new single "Poison Ivy".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their new EP 'For the Feel', out now digitally, and vinyl on Sep 16 via Dead Oceans. Get it here.

The video was directed by Jesus Rivera. Check out below.


Watch: Honeychain Unveil Music Video For "Lucky One"

Los Angeles indie punky power pop, alternative rock band Honeychain have unveiled the video for "Lucky One".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from 2013's debut EP 'Futura', available here. The band are currently working on their first full-length album.

The video was directed by Tony Hope. Take a look below.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Watch: The Black Angels Drop "The Flop" (Live Video)

Austin, TX, psychedelic/experimental quartet The Black Angels have dropped the video for their new single "The Flop" (live video) .

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their brand new EP 'Clear Lake Forest', released today (July 22). Grab your copy here.  

The clip was directed and edited by Bret Zausmer. Watch it below.


The Raveonettes Release New Album "Pe'Ahi", Share Lyric Video For 'Endless Sleeper'

Surprise! Danish duo The Raveonettes have just announced they're back with a brand new album titled "Pe'Ahi", and it's out today (22nd July 2014) via Beat Dies!

The follow-up to 2012's 'Observator', features 10 new tracks and was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who produced M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming and has performed with Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Air, and many others.

For those wondering, Pe'ahi is the name of a big wave surfing spot in Maui. Grab your copy here.

Pe'ahi Tracklist:

01. Endless Sleeper
02. Sisters
03. Killer in the Streets
04. Wake Me Up
05. Z-Boys
06. A Hell Below
07. The Rains of May
08. Kill!
09. When Night Is Almost Done
10. Summer Ends

The band are also premiering the lyric video for the album's opener "Endless Sleeper". Talking about the song, singer, guitarist and songwriter, Sune Rose Wagner said: "…it’s about a horrific near-drowning experience I had in Hawaii some years ago. It’s about taking risks in order to exist. The song features a lot of recurring musical ideas of Pe’ahi such as Old Skool breakbeats, exaggerated dynamics, unconventional song structures, staccato guitar picking, intense layered vocals, etc…"

Take a look below.


Website: theraveonettes.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Watch: The Hidden Cameras Share "Carpe Jugular" Music Video

Canadian pop collective The Hidden Cameras have shared the video for their danceable single "Carpe Jugular".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their sixth studio album 'Age', which came out early this year via Evil Evil. Get the single with two new remixes here.

Carpe Jugular "explores the politics of the dance floor through a Darwinian lense and a Freudian aperture". 

The video was directed by Kai Staenicke. Take a look below.


Watch: CuT Unveil Music Video For New Single "Let's Go"

British indie rockers CuT have unveiled the video for their brand new single "Let's Go".

The single b/w "Different Traffic Systems", will be release next Monday (July 28th) on RA RA ROK Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was done by Maxim Kelly. Take a look below.


Website: cut.uk.com

Johnny Marr To Release Second Solo Album 'Playland' In October

Former Smiths guitarist's Johnny Marr has announced he will release his second solo album titled 'Playland' on October 6 via Warner.

The works for the follow up to his last year's debut 'The Messenger', commenced in London in the Spring as soon as the year of touring supporting the album came to a close, and finds Marr continuing the creative connection with collaborator and co-producer Doviak as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.

As Johnny states: “When The Messenger came out I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record.”

Written around a common theme of “songs that move at the speed of life,” ‘Playland’ captures much of the spirit that made ‘The Messenger’ so memorable with energetic, post-punk songwriting complemented by Johnny Marr’s characteristic guitar style, thought-provoking lyrical ideas and poised vocal phrasing. “It’s important to sound like your environment and on this record that’s London and Manchester,” he adds. “The feeling of the cities and the people make it into the music.”

According to the press released, the title ‘Playland’ is inspired by ‘Homo ludens’, a 1938 book by the highly influential Dutch cultural theorist Johan Huizinga which explores the concept of play as a precursor and principal element of cultural development.

The tracklist for 'Playland' is as follows:

01. Back In The Box
02. Easy Money
03. Dynamo
04. Candidate
05. 25 Hours
06. The Trap
07. Playland
08. Speak Out Reach Out
09. Boys Get Straight
10. This Tension
11. Little King

Pre-order your copy here.

Watch: Devon Williams Airs Music Video For "Deep In The Back Of Your Mind"

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Devon Williams has aired a new video for his new single "Deep In The Back Of Your Mind".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his third studio album 'Gilding The Lily', released last month (June 3) via Slumberland Records. Grab your copy here if you haven't already.

The video was directed by Christin Turner, who also directed Williams' clip for "Will You Let Go Of My Heart?". 

Take a look below.


Website: devonwilliamsmusic.tumblr.com

Watch: Spoon Share Music Video For New Single "Do You"

Austin, TX indie rockers Spoon have shared the video for their latest single "Do You".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming eighth studio album 'They Want My Soul', which will be out on August 5 via Loma Vista. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Hiro Murai, who commented: "Not to get super heady about a music video concept, but I’m really interested in a pocket moment that takes place in a doomsday world. In the case of this video, that means Britt Daniel, the lead singer of Spoon, is cruising in a vintage Plymouth wagon through a very lackadaisical Sunset Drive kind of vibe, and it just so happens that the buildings are on fire behind him. Which is actually kind of what Los Angeles feels like sometimes anyway, metaphorically. 'Hey, once you own the chaos of the apocalypse, there’s a certain kind of calmness to it.'"

Watch it  below.


Website: spoontheband.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

Watch: Gentlemen Release Music Video For "Saturday Noir"

London based indie rock/psychedelic band Gentlemen have released the video for "Saturday Noir".

The song is part of our current playlist and is tken from their latest EP 'Night Reels II', which came out back in February through Week of Wonders. Get it here if you haven't already. 

The video was directed by the band’s resident filmmaker Edward Housden, who also directed their video for "Gentle Duke".

Watch it below.


The Drums Announce New Album 'Encyclopedia'

Over the last week, Brooklyn indie rock/pop duo The Drums, have slowly unveiled the details of their eagerly-anticipated return, first announcing their U.S. tour set for September, then they shared "Magic Mountain", and today they have announced the full details for the follow-up to 2011's Portamento

Titled 'Encyclopedia', The Drums' third album features 12 tracks and is due out September 23rd.

Speaking to the press, frontman Jonny Pierce told: "Encyclopedia is full of magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout. We were feeling very angry, confused and alone when we made this album, and we wanted to be very honest this time around, even if being honest meant making some people uncomfortable. We've left the beach for higher ground, always searching for hope.”

'Encyclopedia' Tracklist:

02. I Can’t Pretend
03. I Hope Times Doesn’t Change Him
04. Kiss Me Again
05. Let Me
06. Break My Heart
07. Face Of God
08. U.S. National Park
09. Deep In My Heart
10. Bell Laboratories
11. There Is Nothing Left
12. Wild Geese

Re-visit the album's lead single "Magic Mountain" below.


Website: thedrums.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watch: Saint Pepsi Releases Music Video For "Fiona Coyne"

Long Island 21-year-old singer/songwriter Saint Pepsi (aka Ryan DeRobertis) has released the video for his new single "Fiona Coyne".

The song is the a-side to the "Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder" 7",  his debut for Carpark Records, which will be out on August 12th. Get it here.

The clip was directed by Matt Walker. Watch it below.

Watch: Empires Unleash "Hostage" Live From The Basement Video

Chicago based indie rock band Empires have unleashed the video for "Hostage" live from The Basement.

The studio version of the song is part of our current playlist and can be found on the band's recent EP 'How Good Does It Feel', released last month. Get it here.

Watch the video below.


Website: weareempires.com

Watch: Apache Sun Drop Music Video For New Single "Wandering Eyes"

Glasgow, Scotland psychedelic rock three-piece Apache Sun, have dropped the video for their brand new single "Wandering Eyes".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is out today (July 16), get it now from iTunes. Previously the band have already shared the clip for their debut single "The Rain That Never Came".

Take a look at the video below.


Watch: Avi Buffalo Reveal Music Video For "So What"

Long Beach, CA indie pop band Avi Buffalo have revealed the video for their summery track "So What".

The song s part of our current playlist ans is taken from their forthcoming sophomore album 'At Best Cuckold', set to be released on September 9 via Sub Pop Records. Pre-order it here.

The video was directed by Jon Jon Augustavo. Check out below.


Website: avibuffalomusic.com

Watch: Lust For Youth Share Music Video For "Running"

Denmark-based indie/electronic act Lust For Youth have shared the video for their new single "Running".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their latest album 'International', which was released last month (June 10) via Sacred Bones Records. Grab your copy here.

Take a look a t the video below.


Watch: The New Pornographers Unleash Music Video For "War On The East Coast"

Vancouver indie rockers The New Pornographers have unleashed the video for their latest single "War On The East Coast".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming new album 'Brill Bruisers' is out August 25 via Matador. Pre-order your copy here.

About the video, directed by Thom Glunt, singer/songwriter A.C. Newman said: "We were going for some mid-nineties second-tier Britpop attitude. In the past, I’ve never really wanted to be in the video. But with this, we wanted to have fun and fully be IN the video."

Watch it below.


Website: thenewpornographers.com

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Ocean Blue To Re-release 'Waterworks' With New Additional Tracks

Pennsylvania-based indie pop band The Ocean Blue have announced they will re-release their 2004's EP 'Waterworks' on vinyl and digitally with 3 new additional tracks on September 9.

The band's six-track EP was produced by lead singer/guitarist David Schelzel and guitarist/keyboardist Oed Ronne, with collaborations from Peter Anderson and Allen Clapp. 

To mark the occasion, the band will be playing some shows, check out the dates below.

* Wed. 10/22 - New York, NY - CMJ / Piano's
* Thu. 10/23 - Wilmington, DE - World Cafe Live at the Queen
* Fri. 10/24 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
* Sat. 10/25 -  Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar
* Sun. 10/26 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live

Below, you can re-visit "Sunshower", our favourite track from the EP and a classic tune here on Kool Rock Radio. 


The Ocean Blue released their sixth studio album 'Ultramarine', in March last year via Korda Records.
Website: theoceanblue.com

Watch: The Away Days Unveil Music Video For New Single "Paris"

Turkish dream pop/shoegaze foursome The Away Days have unveiled the video for their new single "Paris".

Paris is the band's second single, previously they have shared the track "Your Colour", and will be available via iTunes on 25th August. 

Watch the video below.


Website: theawaydays.com

The Drums Share "Magic Mountain", First New Track In 3 Years

Last Week, Brooklyn NY indie poppers The Drums announced the release of their new single "Magic Mountain" for September, now the band are streaming the track.

Speaking about the song, vocalist Jonny Pierce says: 

"Not since the Summertime EP has it been just Jacob and I left up to our own devices. Now that we’re back to just the two founding members, we figured we could do whatever we wanted and run with it. Together, we had just one goal: let go of any preconceived ideas that anyone has about The Drums and make songs to be as grand and majestic as we want them to be. "Magic Mountain" is a sparkling reflection of our last three years. It's about shedding off what binds you and protecting whats good, finding a safe place away from everyone and everything that wants to destroy you." (via Noisey).

Have a listen to the infectious track below, it has been added to our current playlist.



Website: thedrums.com

Wild Smiles To Release Debut Album 'Always Tomorrow' In October

Southampton psychedelic surf-pop band Wild Smiles have announced they will released their debut album titled 'Always Tomorrow' on October 27 via Sunday Best Recordings.

The 11-track album  follows the band's eponymous debut EP, and features previously unveiled tracks "Fool For You", and "Never Wanted This". Pre-order your copy here.

The tracklist for 'Always Tomorrow' is as follows:

01. Fool for You
02. Never Wanted This
03. Always Tomorrow
04. Everyone's the Same
05. Hold On
06. The Best Four Years
07. The Gun
08. Figure It Out
09. Girlfriend
10. See You Again
11. I'm Gone.

Stream the energetic track "Round & Round", which serves as the B-side for their latest single ""Never Wanted This", below.


Website: wildsmiles.co.uk

Watch: The Polyphonic Spree Reveal "Hold Yourself Up" Music Video

Texas-based psych pop rock supergroup The Polyphonic Spree have revealed the video for their latest single  "Hold Yourself Up".

The song is part of our current playlist, and is taken from the band's fourth studio album Yes, It's True, released in August last year via Cherry Red Records.

The video was directed by Justin Wilson, Watch it below.


Website: thepolyphonicspree.com

Watch: Merchandise Air Music Video for New Single "Enemy"

Tampa FL, post-punk band Merchandise have aired the official video for their excellent new single "Enemy".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming album 'After The End', set to be released on August 25th via 4AD. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Tim Saccenti. Take a look below.


Website: wmerchandise.com

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, The Last Original Member of The Ramones, Dies Aged 62

Tommy Ramone, drummer of seminal New York punk band The Ramones, has died of cancer at the age of 62 at his home in the city.

Tommy was a Hungarian immigrant, born Erdélyi Tamás in Budapest, who came to the US in 1957, and played on the band's first three albums, co-producing two of them, before leaving in 1978, ostensibly because he was exhausted by the constant touring.

He kept his links with the Ramones, co-producing 1974′s Road To Ruin and 1984′s Too Tough To Die. He also produced the Replacements’ 1985 major-label debut Tim and Redd Kross’s 1987 album Neurotica. Later on, he played in the old-timey folk duo Uncle Monk, who released one self-titled album in 2006.

A message post on The Ramones Facebook page reads:
We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.
"It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody." - Tommy Ramone, 1978 
RIP Tommy.
Below, watch a video of  The Ramones performing their 1977's classic song "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker".



RIP Mr. Ramone

Friday, July 11, 2014

Watch: Placebo Share New Video For "A Million Little Pieces"

UK alt-rock band Placebo have shared a new video version for their latest single "A Million Little Pieces".

The single is available now, including a piano version of 'Hold On To Me', and is taken from their seventh studio album 'Loud Like Love' released in September last year. 

Get the single here, and take a look at the video below, it was directed by Ben Reed.


Watch: Midnight Masses Unveil Music Video For New Single "Broken Mirror"

Midnight Masses, the side project of Autry Fulbright and Jason Reece of … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, have unveiled the video for their new single "Broken Mirror".

The song is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Departures', set to be released on July 22 via Superball Music. Pre-order y our copy here.

Take a look a t the video below.


(facebook.com/midnightmasses)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Half Japanese Announce 'Overjoyed' First New Album in 13 Years, Stream "In Its Pull"

Uniontown, Maryland experimental rock, art-punk band Half Japanese have announced they will release 'Overjoyed', their first new album in 13 Years, this September.

The band's fourteenth studio album has been produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, it features 12 tracks, that according to the press, "are unlike anything in the bands catalog, each unapologetically positive and surprisingly accessible."

The album will be out on September 1st via Joyful Noise Recordings. Pre-order your copy here.

The tracklist is as follows:

01. In Its Pull
02. Meant To Be That Way
03. Brave Enough
04. Do It Nation
05. The Time Is Now
06. Our Love
07. Shining Star
08. Each Other's Arms
09. Overjoyed And Thankful
10. We Are Sure
11. As Good Can Be
12. Tiger Eyes

The band are streaming the album's first single and opening track "In Its Pull", which you can listen to below, along with a mini-documentary about the album.