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.

Watch: Pixel Fix Release Music Video For New Single "Lungs"

Oxford indie pop indie pop/chill wave four-piece Pixel Fix have released the video for their latest single "Lungs".

The song is taken from their upcoming new EP 'Running Thin', which will be out on August 4th via Owlbear Records. Pre-order your copy now from iTunes.

Take a look at the video below, it was directed by Tim Willrich , who also directed  the video for "Fall". Watch it below.


New Order's Bernard Sumner Reveals Details Of Autobiography

New Order singer Bernard Sumner has revealed details of his autobiography.

Titled 'Chapter And Verse (New Order, Joy Division And Me)', the book will be published by Transworld on September 25. 

According to the press release, Sumner's first book "includes a vivid and illuminating account of Bernard’s Salford childhood, the early days of Joy Division, the band’s enormous critical and popular success, and the subsequent tragic death of Ian Curtis. Bernard describes the formation of New Order, takes us behind the scenes at the birth of classics such as 'Blue Monday' and gives his first-hand account of the ecstasy and the agony of the Haçienda days."

"Sometimes moving, often hilarious and occasionally completely out of control, this is a tale populated by some of the most colourful and creative characters in music history, such as Ian Curtis, Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and Martin Hannett. Others have told parts of the story, in film and book form. Now, for the first time, Bernard Sumner gives you chapter and verse." 

In related news, New Order have recently previewed a new song, tentatively titled "Plastic", listen to it here.

The Drums Announce New Single "Magic Mountain" And North American Tour

Brooklyn NY indie poppers The Drums have announced that they will release a new single called "Magic Mountain" this summer.

In addition to the band's new song, which follows the release of their 2011's sophomore album 'Portamento', they will also be touring North America this September.

Watch a teaser video and the tour dates below.

The Drums North America Tour - Autumn 2014

15-Sep Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
16-Sep Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
17-Sep Washington, DC 9:30
20-Sep New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
22-Sep Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
24-Sep Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile-End
25-Sep Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
27-Sep Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
29-Sep Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
1-Oct Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
2-Oct Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
3-Oct Sacramento, CA TBD FESTIVAL
5-Oct Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre
6-Oct San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
8-Oct Portland, OR Portland Star
9-Oct Seattle, WA Neumo's
10-Oct Vancouver, BC Fortune


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Generationals Reveal Full Details OF New Album 'Alix', Share New Track

A week ago, New Orleans pop-rock duo Generationals (aka Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer) announced the release of their new album with a teaser video, today they have revealed full details.

Titled 'Alix', the duo's upcoming fourth studio album features 10 new tracks and has been produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Foxygen), "who might be able shake things up, surprise them, and bring something new to the project". 

The record will be out on September 16 via Polyvinyl Records. Pre-order you copy here.


01. Black Lemon
02. Gold Silver Diamond
03. Reviver
04. It Took a Minute
05. Reading Signs
06. Charlemagne
07. Welcome to the Fire
08. Heart in Two
09. Now Look At Me
10. Would You Want Me

They have also shared the album's first single "Gold Silver Diamond", which you can listen to below.


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Watch: Recorders Release Music Video For New Single "Beach"

Belgium indie space pop band Recorders have released the video for their brand new single "Beach".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Above The Tide', which will be out on August 22.

The video was filmed between Los Angeles (where they actually worked to mix their album), Brussels and the Belgian coast. 

Take a look below.