Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Ocean Blue Announce New LP, Air "Kings and Queens" New Single/Video

Pennsylvania-based indie pop/dream pop band The Ocean Blue have announced the release of their new album titled 'Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves', their first in 6 years.

The follow-up to 2013's Ultramarine, will be out June 21 via Korda Records. Pre-order your copy here.

In an interview with Billboard, frontman David Schelzel said the Ocean Blue didn't plan on a six-year-plus break between Ultramarine and Kings and Queens/Knaves and Thieves, but he says that being an independent band now, after years with major labels such as Sire and Polygram, "we don't have those pressing timelines and we make records in the spaces that we have in our lives. I tend to be a perfectionist so I'm always wanting one more bite of the apple in the recording studio, and if you don't have a deadline or someone clamoring to put out a record, things can kind of flip and you can take more time these days to make a record -- even if it's easier because we all have our own studios and more expertise than we did before."

The band have also aired a seventh Seal-esque video for the first single “Kings and Queens”, directed by Typsy Panthre and starring Starfolk’s Brian Tighe.

Take a look below.


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Watch: David Carretta Shares Music Video For "Visage"

French electronic music artist David Carretta has shared the video for his infectious new single "Visage".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is taken from his forthcoming new album 'Nuit Panic' out on May 31st via Blackstrobe Records.

The video was directed by Barbara Balestas Kazazian. Watch it below.


New Order Announce Live Album, Stream “Sub-culture” -Live Version

Manchester legends New Order have announced the release of their new live album '∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..'

In June 2017, New Order returned to the stage at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios where Joy Division made their television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes programme in 1978. For the celebrated show ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes .., New Order deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt a wealth of material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new.

Featuring tracks such as Disorder, from Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures and not played live for 30 years, up to 2015’s Plastic from New Order’s critically acclaimed Top 5 album Music Complete - this is the perfect document of those magical 5 nights.

The album was recorded live on 13th July 2017 and includes the full show and encore plus 3 additional tracks recorded over the residency to give listeners a full representation of the breadth of material performed. It will be released onis released on July 12th, pre-order it here now.

This special series of intimate shows took over Stage 1 of Manchester’s iconic Old Granada Studios for five nights in June 2017. Created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick, who has previously presented solo exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain and MoMA in New York; and orchestrated by composer-arranger Joe Duddell, a fellow son of Manchester and a frequent collaborator with the band, the live show was performed by the band with a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Check out the tracklist and listen to ‘Sub-culture’ live below.

∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. Tracklist:

01. Times Change (Live at MIF)
02. Who’s Joe (Live at MIF)
03. Dream Attack (Live at MIF)
04. Disorder (Live at MIF)
05. Ultraviolence (Live at MIF)
06. In A Lonely Place (Live at MIF)
07. All Day Long (Live at MIF)
08. Shellshock (Live at MIF)
09. Guilt Is A Useless Emotion (Live at MIF)
10. Sub-culture (Live at MIF)
11. Bizarre Love Triangle (Live at MIF)
12. Vanishing Point (Live at MIF)
13. Plastic (Live at MIF)
14. Your Silent Face (Live at MIF)
15. Decades (Live at MIF)
16. Elegia (Live at MIF)
17. Heart & Soul (Live at MIF)
18. Behind Closed Doors (Live at MIF)


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New Entry: Imperial Daze Air New Single "People Are Animals"

South London psych pop band Imperial Daze have aired their new single "People Are Animals".

The song is taken from the band's upcoming EP, ‘Surfaces Sensibles', out on June 7 via Tip Top Recordings. Buy it here.

Stream it below.


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New Entry: Company Ink Drop New Single "Young Milk"

Norwegian bratpop duo Company Ink (aka Axel Moller-Olsen and Daragh Wearen Murphy) have dropped their new single "Young Milk".

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'Blah Blah', set to arrive on May 31 via Propeller Recordings.

Speaking about the track, the band said: "It’s about how I always loved to bake as a kid even though I sucked at it; and later coming to terms with the fact that I’ll never ever be a pastry chef."

Stream it below.


Crystal Cities Return With New Single/Video "Under the Cold Light of the Moon"

Sydney indie/dream pop band Crystal Cities have returned with their brand new single/video "Under the Cold Light of the Moon".

The song, their first in almost three years, is the lead single and title track off their forthcoming debut album, and will be out tomorrow (May 17th).

According to guitarist and vocalist Geoff Rana, the song was “inspired by the plight of young North Korean girl Yeonmi Park who escaped North Korea in search of freedom. After watching her speech I peened the lyrics, interpreting her story.” .

Watch the video below.


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B Boys Announce New LP 'Dudu', Stream "I Want"

Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit B Boys have  announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album 'Dudu'.

The follow-up to 2017’s debut full-length Dada, was recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn, mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara), and will be out on July 26. Pre-order your copy here.

Influenced by The Clash, Wire, and Talking Heads, Dudu finds B Boys picking up where they left off, pondering quotidien grievances while examining the bigger picture. On tracks like “Cognitive Dissonance” and “Automation,” subtle tensions meet agonizing pressure that softly build, then explode. “I Want,” featuring Pill’s Veronica Torres, is a bright, feel-good critique of capitalism and greed.

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to new single "I Want", below.

Dudu tracklist:
01. Cognitive Dissonance
02. Pressure Inside
03. Closer
04. Automation
05. Ceremonies of Waste
06. Instant Pace
07. No
08. Another Anthem
09. I Want
10. On Repeat
11. Smoke You
12. Can't Stand It
13. Asleep/Awake
14. Taste For Trash
15. Dudu

Watch: Mush Reveal Music Video For "Operation Vaken"

Leeds lo-fi/guitar pop/post punk band Mush have revealed the video for their newest single "Operation Vaken".

The song is part pf our current playlist and is taken from the band's debut EP 'Induction Party', set to arrive on May 31 via Memphis Industries. Pre-order here.

“The song itself is about a fairly under-publicised government programme from a little while back that was essentially sending vans round London with billboards telling immigrants to go home," the band explains, "the video has absolutely nowt to do with this as that video would have been very expensive and unfunny to produce.”

Watch it below.


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New Entry: Egyptian Blue Unleash New Single "Collateral"

Brighton psychedelic-punk/ post punk band Egyptian Blue have unleashed their new single "Collateral".

It is the lead single from their upcoming EP 'Collateral Damage', which will be out on June 21st through Yala Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The EP encompasses a dark, Birthday Party vibe on the barely controlled chaos of Adderall, their modernist take on Gang of Four in Contain It and their previously heard track To Be Felt, which is available on vinyl for the first time.

The four songs are also inspired by snapshots of conversations heard during a night out. For fans of Gang of Four, Preoccupations and early Foals.

Stream it below.


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Watch: Two Door Cinema Club Unveil "Satellite" New Video

Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club have  unveiled the video for their latest single "Satellite".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's forthcoming new album 'False Alarm'. Pre-order it here.

The video was directed by Eoin Glaister. Watch ti below.